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Pilot Datathon for Women of Color

Pre-Datathon Instructional Workshops — March 28 - April 22. In preparation for the “First Ever Datathon for Women of Color”, the South Big Data Hub and HerWILL will organize eight Data Science Basic workshops on Machine Learning, Databases, Data Scrubbing, and Data Science Opportunities with some of the top industry leaders in innovation, business, and technology from local, national, and international arenas. The full list of workshops and instructors have been included below. The pre-datathon workshops are open to anyone. Learn more here

  • Motivation + Why / Technical Support + Set Up | March 28 — Farhana Hasan & Tanzeem Haque

  • Introduction into Data & Databases | April 1 — Tanzeem Haque

  • Statistics / Descriptive Analysis, Part 1 | April 4 — Dr. Edda Kloppmann

  • Statistics / Descriptive Analysis, Part 2 | April 8 — Dr. Edda Kloppmann

  • Overview of Data Science Methods | April 11 — Tanzeem Haque

  • Machine Learning, Part 1 | April 15 — Dr. Edda Kloppmann & Tanzeem Haque

  • Machine Learning, Part 2 | April 18 — Saqib Hasan

  • Evaluation & Validation | April 22 — Karolina Worf

Pilot Datathon for Women of Color — April 23 - 25. The South Big Data Hub will join HerWILL (Women Inspired in Life and Leadership) for the “First Ever Datathon for Women of Color,” a competition preceded by four weeks of Data Science Basic workshops on Machine Learning, Databases, Data Scrubbing, and Data Science Opportunities with some of the top industry leaders in innovation, business, and technology from local, national, and international arenas. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a data science basics workshop, a datathon, and an awards ceremony. Learn more here.

NCDS Lunch & Learn: How to Be An Antiracist Researcher

April 7, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. PT (12:00 p.m. PT)

Antiracist researchers combat inequality and racism by conceptualizing, implementing, and disseminating research that dismantles racism, oppression, discrimination, and structural inequalities. This presentation offers participants an opportunity to learn how to engage in antiracist research by presenting a counter-narrative to the traditional conceptualization and implementation of research with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). During the session, panelists will define antiracist research, offer unique principles for conducting antiracist research, present challenges the antiracist researcher will encounter, and offer practical recommendations. 

Carpentries Instructor Training 

 

March 21-24, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT 

THERE ARE A FEW REMAINING SLOTS, SO APPLY NOW IF INTERESTED. 

 

Together with The Carpentries, the West Big Data Innovation Hub is excited to host a hands-on training workshop for community members to become certified Carpentries instructors. Preference will be given to residents of the West Region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). Recipients of the training will be expected to host an online workshop for their local geographic region, in collaboration with the West Hub and The Carpentries by December 2022. Join us to improve your data skills and apply what you'll learn in your community!

 

Why Become an Instructor?

 

Carpentries workshops are focused on teaching fundamental data skills. Participants, who often have little computational background, leave these workshops with newly-acquired, often transformative, tools and skills to apply to their work. After participating in the instructor training, you will be certified to teach these workshops in your organization, as well as participate in instruction elsewhere. In addition, participants in the West Hub instructor training will have workshop organization fees waived for one workshop.

 

Who Should Apply?

 

Preference will be given to anyone in the West Region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). Teams of 3-4 participants who can then serve as a workshop host in their local geographic area are preferred. For help with finding other interested participants from your area, please contact info@westbigdatahub.org. Each team member should complete the application form. Applicants from all disciplines, sectors, backgrounds, and geographic locations in the West are encouraged to apply. Given the online setting of the workshop this year, we recognize that differences in connectivity may affect participation and access. If you are concerned that your connectivity will impede your ability to fully participate in this workshop, please make a note on your application form and contact us at info@westbigdatahub.org. We may be able to provide you with additional resources.

 

When is the Training?

 

The Instructor training will take place online from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT on March 21 - 24, 2022 via Zoom.

There are a few remaining slots, so APPLY NOW if interested. Each team member should complete the application form.

Creating a University-Based Data for Good Program: A Decision Points workshop

 

January 14-Feb 4, 2022 

 

Those interested in starting a university-hosted Data for Good program are invited to apply to attend the workshop, Creating a University-Based Data for Good Program: A Decision Points Workshop. The workshop draws on the collective experience of organizers running “Data Science for Social Good”, “Data Science for Public Good” and “Data Science for Common Good”programs in the United States, Canada, and UK— experience shared recently in the white paper The Data for Good Growth Map. This workshop is sponsored by the West Big Data Innovation Hub and the University of Washington eScience Institute.

Webinar: About the Carpentries Instructor Training

 

February 1st, 2022 - from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. PT

Questions or interested in learning more about the Capentries Instructor Training?

Join West Hub Deputy Director Sarah Stone and Carpentries Instructor Ariel Rokem for a webinar on February 1st from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. PT.

To RSVP please visit https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtd-itqzMuHtQJf1Wct8UelgJORidn6Vez.

Transboundary Groundwater Resiliency Research (TGRR) Collective Learning Meeting

January 28, 2022 

 

In collaboration with Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the TGRR network will be hosting a series of bi-monthly peer mentoring sessions called Collective Learning Meetings (CLMs). CLMs are for graduate students and early-career researchers to obtain collegial and non-evaluative feedback on their unfinished or exploratory research projects. These meetings will cover systems approaches to water resiliency research. You can find more information about CLMs here.

Please join us on Friday, January 28, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 AM MT for the first TGRR CLM! Learn more about the event here. No background expertise is required to attend these meetings, and no signup or registration is required.

Data Science Workshop for HSI Faculty & Staff

 

January 18-21, 2021

Data Science Workshop for HSI Faculty & Staff The NSF HSI National STEM Resource Hub has partnered with the West Big Data Innovation Hub and the University of Washington eScience Institute to offer an Introduction to Data Science Workshop in January 2022 for HSI faculty and staff. This virtual workshop is for instructors in a broad range of disciplines, who may be interested in incorporating data science into their teaching. The course meets for ~3 hours daily over a 4-day period (Jan 18-21). Participants are eligible to apply to the West Big Data Hub for $100/day participation pay ($400 for 4 days).