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January 2019

Coffee & Viz – Up Close and Entomological: Visualizing Arthropod Diversity through Macro Photography

January 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Teaching and Visualization lab, James B. Hunt Library, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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Arthropods — including insects, spiders, and mites — are all around us, yet often go unnoticed. In this presentation, Dr. Matt Bertone, entomologist at NC State’s Plant Disease & Insect Clinic, will focus on the use of traditional and advanced macro photography techniques to capture and communicate images of arthropods in ways our eyes alone cannot.

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TriPython January 2019 Meeting: Python Testing With PyTest

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Biltmore Conference Room, 100 Europa Drive, Suite 540
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Tim Hopper will present PyTest. Tim says, "In this talk, I will introduce Pytest, a testing framework for Python (e.g. an alternative to unittest or Nose. Pytest is simple enough to allow you to start writing tests with zero boiler plate, but grows with your project into a powerful solution for even the most complex software projects."

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February 2019

An Overview of the Google Cloud Public Datasets Program

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DaVinci Conference Room

This presentation will provide an overview of the Google Cloud Public Datasets Program, which includes datasets stored in both Google Cloud Storage and Google BigQuery. It will highlight the program's efforts, key datasets, and how the program works with both data users and data providers to make it easier to share data publicly.

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Coffee & Viz – Using Digital Humanities Tools to Explore Medieval Literature, Art, and Media

February 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Teaching and Visualization lab, James B. Hunt Library, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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Martin Foys, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss the Digital Mappa resource, a powerful tool used by digital humanities scholars to transform their work.  Foys is an expert on the Bayeux Tapestry, a medieval embroidered cloth which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. Foys will discuss Digital Mappa in relation to his own work on the digital Bayeux Tapestry, and to the recent work at the NC State University Libraries on a life-sized digital version of the Tapestry.

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Coffee & Viz – Seeing with Your Ears: Exploring Data with Musical Sound

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Teaching and Visualization lab, James B. Hunt Library, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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Sonification is an emerging area of informatics wherein datasets are made available to visually impaired researchers. As a field, it is gaining traction for a number of reasons, including accessibility and the possibility for new insights gained due to the ear’s strength at pattern recognition. In this talk, Mark Ballora, professor of Music Technology at Penn State, will go over principles of how to represent information with sound, as well as give examples of work that he has done with researchers in a variety of areas, including cosmology, cardiology, meteorology, and marine biology.

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2nd Annual WiDS Datathon

February 27

Join the 2nd Annual WiDS Datathon Competition closes Feb. 27 The WiDS Datathon aims to inspire women worldwide to get involved in data science. The Datathon is open to individuals or teams of up to four, with each team comprised of a minimum of 50% women (individuals identifying as female). Team members can participate remotely and include anyone from those new to data science to veterans of the field. The top three winners will be announced at the WiDS Conference…

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TriPython February 2019 Meeting: It Asynchronous Make

February 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WebAssign, NCSU Centennial Campus, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1791 Varsity Drive, Suite 200
Raleigh, 27606 United States
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Randy Barlow presents on the new asyncio standard library. Randy says, "If you are like me, you may have been stuck working with Python 2.7, staring over the fence at Python 3 and wishing you could use all the cool new stuff. Or maybe you couldn't use Python 3 because electric eels keep stinging you whenever you try. Whatever the case may be, we'll be talking in this session about the new asyncio library that was introduced in Python 3.4 and greatly enhanced with the async/await keywords in Python 3.5. Participants will get a high level overview of the library, and the concepts surrounding asynchronous programming. Maybe we'll even make a fun toy program together, who knows? This would be a great talk to attend if you know Python but haven't taken the time to explore this API."

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March 2019

Global Women in Data Science Conference

March 4

Global Women in Data Science Conference WiDS features outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. Hear from researchers and practitioners in a variety of domains speaking about everything from cybersecurity to data ethics and privacy to data visualization and more. Over 100,000 participants are anticipated to tune in worldwide. Visit their website to learn more.

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Analytics>Forward 2019

March 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, 4615 University Drive
Durham, NC 27707 United States
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Details • What we'll do Analytics>Forward is happening again! Based on the bar camp-style conferences, the program will be set the day of the conference based on all of the exciting pitches you'll hear first thing in the morning. Bring your 50-minute talk and a stack of business cards for a day of mathy fun with all of your favorite analysts. Your registration buys breakfast, lunch (provided by IBM) and coffee all day! • What to bring Business cards, a…

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2019 U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium

March 11 - March 13

2019 U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium Durham, NC With growing dependence on the Web, researchers from an ever-expanding variety of fields have taken an increasing interest in the Semantic Web. US2TS provides a forum for various communities to bridge divisions, exchange know-how, and to coalesce around shared gaps and challenges between computer science and natural sciences, and between academia, government, and industry. Read more at their website.

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