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What can academia learn from open source? Join the discussion at a Town Hall on February 2nd

Academia Town Hall imageThe University of Washington’s eScience Institute and GitHub are co-hosting an Academia Town Hall next Monday, February 2nd, to explore the role of software in academic institutions and how they can adapt to better support the use of important software tools.

Panelists include UW CSE alum Dan Halperin, director of research in scalable data analytics at the eScience Institute; Marina Meila, associate professor of statistics at UW; researchers Katy Huff and Fernando Perez of the University of California, Berkeley; Dan Katz, program director at the National Science Foundation; and Jamie Kinney, manager of scientific computing at Amazon Web Services. The discussion will be moderated by Arfon Smith of GitHub.

The town hall is 6:00-9:00 pm in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA 102) on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. The formal program will be followed by a cocktail reception in the WRF Data Science Studio.

Interested undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, faculty, UW technology staff, and interested members of the broader community are encouraged to attend this free event. Learn more and register here.