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Upcoming workshops and events
Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at noon in the WRF Data Science Studio. This session will feature Tom Daniel offering career advancement expertise.

Also on Tuesday, Michael Beyeler will speak on "pulse2percept: a Python-based simulation framework for bionic vision" at the Community Seminar at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), room A110.

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, the will be a quarterly faculty and working group leads meeting from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio.

C. Titus Brown (University of California, Davis) will speak at our next Data Science Seminar, also on Nov. 29, at 3:30 p.m. in PAA A102.

The Neuroinformatics Working Group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Kincaid Hall, room 356.

On Friday, Dec. 1, the Education and Training Working Group will meet in the Studio from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Save the date: Chris Fonnesbeck will speak at an upcoming Data Science Seminar, Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in PAA A102. Details below.
New data science course
Registration is now open for the hottest new course on offer: Introduction to Data Science (STAT 180). This class will provide students with an overview of data science, as well as introducing them to Python, Jupyter notebooks, statistics, and much more.
Data Science Seminar
Chris Fonnesbeck, assistant professor of biostatistics (Vanderbilt University) will speak on "Bayesian models for evidence-based medicine using PyMC3" at our upcoming Data Science Seminar, Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 3:30 p.m. in PAA A102.
In the news
Anat Caspi, data science fellow, was interviewed in the KOMO News piece "UW engineering students rewire toys to help kids with disabilities".

Kate Starbird, affiliate, has a new paper out titled "Drawing the lines of contention: networked frame contests within #BlackLivesMatter discourse".

Please submit items for the weekly newsletter to by noon on Thursday for inclusion in the regular Friday mailing.

Easily run your existing Python code at scale in the Amazon Web Services cloud with cloudknot, a library co-designed by Ariel Rokem, data scientist, and Adam Richie-Halford.
Carpentry Workshops
Register now for a Software Carpentry or Data Carpentry workshop to learn how to work in R or Python, happening Jan. 8 - 11.
The research of Floris van Breugel, postdoctoral fellow, was featured in The Washington Post's article "Watch these bizarre flies dive underwater using bubbles like scuba suits" and in National Geographic's video "These super-hairy flies can 'breathe' underwater".
NASA blog
The oceanography work of Sophie Clayton, postdoctoral fellow, was featured in the NASA Earth Expeditions blog post "Observing biodiversity: one cell at a time".
Special seminar
Join Mahesh Somashekhar, postdoctoral fellow, for a talk on “Gentrification in black and white: How the race of gentrifiers affects retail development in gentrifying neighborhoods”, Thursday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Studio.
Apply now for a Mozilla Mini-Grant, awarded for projects that enhance efforts toward open innovation, efficiency, and reproducibility.
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