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ImHere Check-In System

ESIP has designed a new web application that combines online attendance tracking for telecons and meeting sessions, with a highly personalized collaboration recommendations engine. The system is called “ImHere” and we are incorporating it into the suite of services offered to ESIP members and ESIP meeting attendees.

ImHere will be in place at the ESIP Summer Meeting in July and will do two things: record your attendance, but more...

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The Julia Language – perspectives from a bad programmer


I should confess, I don't have the best programming etiquette. I treat programming languages as a tool to help me do science, a tool that I sometimes abuse. I’d link my GitHub as proof, but I haven’t updated it in forever because I forget to use it. My variable names are often non-descriptive, and I’ve been known to use for loops when I should vectorize. When real programmers complain about “scientists trying to code,” they’re complaining about me.
 
Despite all of this, I found myself volunteering at JuliaCon this week. JuliaCon is a...

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ESIP Data Stewardship Committee Student Fellow Summer Updates


     On Wednesday, June 15th, I got an opportunity to attend the Data Science Credentialing Editorial Board meeting at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) headquarter in Washington, D.C., and it was a wonderful opportunity for me to meet the Board members (http://sites.agu.org/leadership/data-science-advisory-group/) in person as well as to learn about the data science/management training/education program that the Board is designing and creating.

     In addition to participating in the discussions and...

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Meet Amanda Weigel, 2016 Raskin Scholar


Amanda Weigel is a graduate student in Earth system science and Research Associate with the Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s (UAH) Information Technology and Systems Center. She was recently awarded the 2016 Robert G. Raskin scholarship by ESIP, and answered a few questions about her academic path, research interests and career goals.

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