Link Roundup February 2021

Jennifer Patiño

Throughout February, UW-Madison’s Data Science Hub will host the second annual Data Science Research Bazaar. This year’s theme is Data Science for the Social Good and will feature lightning talks, posters, interactive discussions, and workshops that address how data science can augment equity along racial lines, in health and environmentally, and in cities.

In honor of Black History Month, we’d like to highlight projects that honor and celebrate the accomplishments of Black data and computer scientists, past and present, including the Black [Data] History timeline at Washington University in St. Louis and #BlackInData, an organization  that aims to provide community and a support system for Black people in data across the Black diaspora.

We also recommend checking out and/or submitting your work to the Digital Black History project, which seeks to create a centralized directory of all digital history projects relating to Black History.

Cameron Cook

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and DataONE are partnering to provide a 5-day course for researchers that’s geared at open science and reproducible research.

The Dark Energy Survey has released DR2. This second data release has almost 700 million astronomical objects and the project includes researchers from UW-Madison.

Loyola Marymount University’s Institute for Research Design in Librarianship has a current speaker series with great topics that would benefit any qualitative, humanist, or LIS researcher. The remaining events include the following:

  • “De/colonizing Qualitative Research: For Whom is the Work?”,
  • “Critical Race Spatial Analysis: Exploring New Possibilities for Mapping Racial (In)justice”
  • “Erasure and Essentialism: Situating Black Immigrants in LIS Research and Practice”

Maij Xyooj

On Monday, January 4, 2021, some Google employees announced the formation of a union, the Alphabet Workers Union.

The former Florida data analyst who accused state officials of covering up the pandemic has turned herself in. Read more here.