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 set of #CAWaterDataChallenge updates, you can join the dedicated Water Data Challenge community announcements list.  Read a recap of our Launch Event at Route Fifty: A Moneyball Approach to Clean Water in California, and please consider retweeting the mentions from Code For America’s This Week in Civic Tech and #ThisWeekInData from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Data-Smart City Solutions program. Also starting Monday is the Workshop on Undergraduate Data Science Pedagogy & Practice. We are excited to co-host along with the UC Berkeley Division of Data Sciences and partners. We’ll be welcoming 34 universities and colleges from across the nation! Read about the speakers and participants in the newly-published brochure.  In case you missed it, Microsoft, one of the partners for the workshop, just released this new blogpost and video highlighting our West Hub Spoke Project as well.   Introduction to Jupyter for Water Data Analysis Monday July 16, 2018 | 9:30am PT  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in collaboration with Project JupyterUC Berkeley and Kitware, Inc. are hosting a virtual tutorial for the California Water Data Challenge. Challenge participants will be introduced to Jupyter notebooks and learn their utility in mapping and analyzing California water quality datasets. Jupyter is an open source tool that is widely used for developing interactive data science projects. We hope you can join us anytime during the free, online 9:30am – 12:30pm PT session. The Zoom videoconference recording will be shared via the #CAWaterDataChallenge community mailing list and on social media, but we encourage you to participate “live” to connect with the speakers and participants.  Attendees will be able to walk through a live notebook and try out the functionality for up to 2 hours after the session is idle. More info and registration HERE and we encourage you to join the conversation on slack! As always, we greatly appreciate your help spreading the word to increase participation across each West Region state (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming). To help us grow our community, please forward this note widely and tell your colleagues to join our mailing list! Plus, stay tuned this month on social media for registration and the first set of program announcements for our 2018 Open Annual All Hands Meetingto be held in Boise, Idaho September 20! Hint: we’ll have hands-on proposal planning and reflect on recent activities like our first Data Carpentry workshop with the Southern California Tribal Digital Village for our strategic West Hub Phase 2 Roadmap. On behalf of the WBDIH leadership team and our growing network of collaborators, thank you for your continued interest, support, and enthusiasm. Hope to see or hear from you soon! Best, Meredith Meredith M. Lee, Ph.D. | Executive Director, West Big Data Innovation Hub | mmlee@berkeley.edu
Save the Date: Opportunities to Connect July 16                     Free, Online Jupyter Notebooks Tutorial for #CAWaterDataChallenge July 16-19               Workshop on Undergraduate Data Science Pedagogy & Practice (Berkeley, CA) July 26                     Virtual Fireside Chat with the West Hub, Data Science for Social Good, and the National Data Service Summer 2018       California Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge (Summit & Awards Ceremony anticipated October 2018) Sept 16                   Data for Good Exchange (New York, NY) Sept 20                   West Hub Open Annual All Hands Meeting  (Boise, ID)