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Upcoming workshops and events
The Data Science Poster & Networking Session will be on Monday, Feb. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. Registration ends today, and posters must be submitted for printing by 2:30 p.m.

The Reproducibility Working Group Meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. There will be a discussion on the new case-studies book event, Git/Github tutorials, and the Center for Open Science Badges.

The Python in Geosciences group will also meet on Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Studio.

The Data Science Studies Working Group Meeting will be held in the Studio on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. This meeting will focus on critical data literacies. Sayamindu Dasgupta and Jevin West will speak.

On Thursday at noon, the postdocs and grad students' lunch will feature speaker Nancy Wang in the Studio.

This week's Community Seminar will also be on Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Architecture Hall, room 147. Bill Howe will speak on "Data, responsibly: The next decade of data science".

Save the date: Fatma (Imamoglu) Deniz will be our next featured speaker as part of the Data Science Seminar Series. She will speak at 3:30 p.m. in Johnson Hall, room 102, on Wednesday, Feb. 15.


Register now for Brainhack Global, a neuroscience hackathon sponsored by UWIN and the eScience Institute. Deadline: Feb. 21.
New accessibility tool
Anat Caspi, data science fellow, Nick Bolton, former Data Science for Social Good project lead, and alums of that program Kaicheng Tan and Jess Hamilton have, with others, developed AccessMap, a tool that helps pedestrians navigate routes and improve accessibility. More at TechCrunch, Geekwire and KIRO 7.
Data conservation event
UW Libraries Data Services is hosting a DataRefuge event - fill out their availability form to get involved and learn more about DR's mission to preserve critical climate, environmental and other scientific data.

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

Book released
Data Science Environments partners, including several fellows from the eScience Institute, have published a book on reproducibility.
Diversity podcast
Dave Beck, senior data science fellow, expresses his views on diversity in data science in this podcast on SoundCloud.
Distinguished lecture
Join Ed Lazowska and Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy for a 'fireside chat' Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Electrical Engineering Building, room 105.
Google Cloud
Tim Swast, developer programs engineer at Google, will present a seminar on getting started in the Google Cloud platform on Tuesday from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Studio.
In the news
Fellow Jevin West's critical analysis course Calling Bull***t was approved; find a comprehensive list of media coverage, including The Seattle Times' article, and more information on our website. Ed Lazowska was quoted in ParentMap in their feature "At the heart of computer science".
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