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October 2018

Dplyr-Style Data Manipulation With Pandas

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Biltmore Conference Room, 100 Europa Drive, Suite 540
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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In this talk, Ian Cook will discuss how to apply the tenets of R's dplyr package (immutability, chaining, consistency, parsimony) when working with Python's pandas library. In the R community, dplyr is the most widely used data manipulation package. dplyr provides a small, consistent set set of "verbs" (functions) that you can use to perform most common operations on R data frames.

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Amazon Web Services Training

October 31, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:45 pm
Biltmore Conference Room, 100 Europa Drive, Suite 540
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Please join Amazon Web Services (AWS), the South Big Data Innovation Hub, and RENCI for an Amazon Web Services Training on Wednesday, October 31st from 8:30am to 4:45pm ET. This workshop will introduce advanced topics in AWS and take you through a deep-dive into AWS core services.​

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November 2018

Carolina Innovations Seminar – NC Biotech Center: Funding for Technology Development

November 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Top of the Hill (Great Room), 100 E Franklin Street, 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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The UNC Office of Technology Commercialization is hosting a seminar featuring leaders from the NC Biotechnology Center. The NC Biotech team will share the latest news about funding programs for university researchers and companies. Get information about new changes to NC Biotech’s grant programs, along with updates on its loan programs, agricultural initiatives, corporate recruitment efforts and life science intelligence resources. Audience: Faculty, researchers and graduate students Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nc-biotech-center-review-of-funding-options-for-technology-development-tickets-51520271519

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Explore and Understand your Data and Algorithms with Interactive 3D and 2D Jupyter Widgets

November 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Biltmore Conference Room, 100 Europa Drive, Suite 540
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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A cutting-edge tool, itk-jupyter-widgets, can be sued to interactively explore your data and the behavior of your algorithms. By leveraging the high-performance
rendering capabilities of modern web browsers, cross-platform 3D visualization, without software installation, is possible.

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The Nexus of Climate Data, Insurance, and Adaptive Capacity

November 8, 2018 - November 9, 2018
The Collider, 1 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$25 – $100

This workshop will facilitate a national, interdisciplinary scientific research discussion on modeling and managing climate change risks between three different but related research communities: the climate modeling and data community, statisticians, and researchers within the insurance and reinsurance industries. This workshop is organized jointly by SAMSI, RAA, RENCI, and WFU-CEES, with additional support from the NSF, SOA and CAS. To apply for registration, go to http://cees.wfu.edu/nexus/. Some funding is available to students and early career researchers. For all questions, please…

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Jupyter Day in the Triangle

November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Carolina Club at George Watts Hill Alumni Center, 150 Stadium Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Jupyter Day in the Triangle is a single-day conference for Jupyter users in the Southeast. The event takes place at The Carolina Club to showcase applications of the open source software created by Project Jupyter and community. These interactive technologies are reshaping how people interact with code and data in industry and academia. Jupyter in the Triangle is a chance for Jupyter users of all experience levels to share and learn about the state-of-the-art in open source scientific computing. We expect an exciting…

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Coffee & Viz — Modeling the Chemical Space

November 16, 2018 @ 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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There are as many potential drug-like chemicals as stars in the whole universe. Synthesizing and testing all those compounds experimentally is impossible. Denis Fourches, assistant professor of Chemistry in NC State’s College of Sciences, will discuss the rise of cheminformatics and artificial intelligence to model, visualize, and virtually screen those chemicals for various applications in drug discovery, chemical risk assessment, and green chemistry.

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January 2019

TriPython Project Night

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Biltmore Conference Room, 100 Europa Drive, Suite 540
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Chapel Hill Project Night meets on second Wednesdays. Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded by like-minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired by!

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Massachusetts Responds to the Opioid Epidemic: Using Data to Inform Policy and Programs

January 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DaVinci Conference Room

NSF Big Data Hubs “Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure WG.” Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH will present on the current state of the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts and the innovative, data-driven approach that the Department of Public Health is using to analyze, understand and ultimately combat the epidemic.

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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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