Ready, Set, Go! WiDS Datathon Launches Today

The 2nd Annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Datathon is launching today, January 29, 2019! In advance of the March 4, 2019 Global WiDS Conference, the Global WiDS Team, the West Big Data Innovation Hub, and the WiDS Datathon Committee have been working with Planet and Figure Eight to bring a dataset of high-resolution satellite imagery to participants, building awareness about deforestation and oil palm plantations. We invite you …

Join us! Virtual Chat with our Directors 12-1pm PT today, All Hands Meeting Registration Now Open + more

Greetings, West Hub community!  We encourage you to join all three of our Directors TODAY Thursday July 26 between 12-1pm PT for a Virtual ‘Fireside Chat’. Please considerRetweeting the coordinates or sharing the announcement on Facebook, particularly with anyone who could benefit from the reflections on data science education, training, and career paths. For the full set of #CAWaterDataChallenge updates, we welcome you to join the …

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Online Jupyter Tutorial TODAY, All Hands Meeting in Boise Sept 20, Data Science Pedagogy + Practice Workshop + more

Greetings, West Hub community!  We encourage you to join the free, online Jupyter tutorial TODAY Monday July 16 described below.  There will be a general overview/update on Jupyter Notebooks, in addition to examples from water quality data after the recent Northern California fires. The tutorial will include both R and Python notebooks, and a focus on interactive data visualization. For the full …

Livestream: California Water Data Challenge

Join us June 26 for the launch of the California Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge! Check out the overview video at bit.ly/CAWaterDataChallengeVideo. Not in San Francisco for the June 26 Launch? Catch the livestream/recording at bit.ly/CAWaterDataLaunchLIVE. How to Get Involved Does your organization have something to share and contribute? The Call for Commitments will remain open throughout the challenge. Ready to start engaging with …

Call for Applications: Workshop on Undergraduate Data Science Pedagogy + Practice, Sept 20 All Hands Meeting, more!

Greetings, West Hub community!  We encourage you to consider and share the below workshop opportunity. Applications are due Monday May 21.  Plus, stay tuned this week on social media for an exciting #opendata #waterdata partnership announcement, and Save the Date for our 2018 Open Annual All Hands Meeting to be held in Boise, Idaho September 20! Workshop on Undergraduate Data Science Pedagogy and Practice: …