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Upcoming workshops and events
Today (10/5): Fall Welcome and 10th Anniversary Event! Join us in the WRF Data Science Studio from 2 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the 10 years of data science, and enjoy talks, food and a raffle.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the studio. This will be a chance to socialize; no seminar will be presented.

IGERT graduate student Jacob Schreiber will speak at this week's Community Seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118. He will speak on "pomegranate: fast and flexible probabilistic modeling in Python."

Office hours will be on hiatus Oct. 10 - 12 as most staff will be attending the Moore/Sloan Data Science Environments Summit. You can email providers for urgent needs; allow extra time for responses.
Grant
The National Institutes of Health have awarded the Diffusion MRI in Python (DIPY) project a three-year grant to facilitate the development of new methods for analysis of MRI data and dissemination of these methods through open source software. Says Ariel Rokem, senior data scientist and principal investigator, “An important part of the research that we proposed focuses on development tools that will help MRI researchers to use cloud computing services for their research." Learn more on our website.
Geohackweek
Co-organizer Anthony Arendt offers insight on our website into this year's Geohackweek, an event which brought together over 50 participants from industry, academia, government and non-profit organizations to advance our understanding of open source software tools for geoscientific research.
In the news
The work of Rajesh Rao, senior data science fellow, is featured in Newsweek's article "Scientists connect three people's minds so they can communicate using brainwaves alone" and in the Fox News piece "Reading each other's minds may soon be possible, study shows."

The work of Jevin West, data science fellow, is featured in Fast Company's article "Could a simple design tweak fix one of data viz’s big problems?"

Affiliate Gustavo Glusman and others have a new preprint out on bioRxiv titled "Scale-invariant geometric data analysis (SIGDA) provides robust, detailed visualizations of human ancestry specific to individuals and populations."

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

Video
What does the eScience Institute have to offer? Get a peek into what we do in this fun video on our YouTube channel!
Welcome
Please extend a warm welcome to Spencer Wood, who will be a research scientist with the Institute. Spencer also works with EarthLab; he studies the ways that people interact with and benefit from nature.
Hackweek
The Cryospheric Sciences with ICESat-2 hackweek will happen June 17 - 21, 2019; submit an application now to participate.
Seminar
Bing Brunton, data science fellow, will present a seminar titled "“Data-driven discoveries in neuroscience and behavior" on Monday, Oct. 8 at 12 p.m. (11:45 a.m. for refreshments) in Hitchcock Hall, room 132.
Git/GitHub
Check out this cool Tweet by data scientist Bernease Herman! She created this graphic for the Software Engineering for Data Scientists class (CSE 583), co-taught with David Beck and Joe Hellerstein.
Blockchain
Register now to attend the UW Blockchain Expo, an opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn new concepts, and leave armed with the tools to find your blockchain path.
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