At our first machine-learning-themed hackathon, in New Orleans in 2015, we had fifteen hackers. TImes were hard in the industry. Few were willing or able to compe out and play. Well, it’s now clear that times have changed! After two epic ML hacks last year (in Paris and Houston), at which we hosted about 115 scientists, it’s clear this year is continuing the trend. Indeed, by the end of 2018 we expect to have welcomed at least 240 more digital scientists to hackathons in the US and Europe.
Conclusion: something remarkable is happening in our field.
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Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) released new policies for awards to address issues of sexual harassment. This change signifies the first step the federal funding agency has taken, and more actions are expected in the future. Starting 21 October, institutions must notify the NSF of any findings of harassment by the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI(s) of a NSF grant.
Notice by the National Science Foundation (NSF) concerning Notification Requirements Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault available in the Federal Register
Join us for an informative webinar to learn more about ASLO’s NSF-funded paid international research exchange program (LOREX) on September 28th 1pm EST. Webinar will include information related to the host institutions, program requirements and the application process.