ESIP Update: Out2Lunch kicks off this week with StoryMap demo & Tech Dive will highlight JetstreamJuypter support available for Summer Meeting sessions

Preview: Check out ESIPHub to add Juypter notebooks to your summer meeting sessions.
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ESIP UPDATE: 04.9.18

Good Morning – 

This week I am representing ESIP at the first US Research Software Sustainability Institute planning workshop in Berkley, CA. I think it is important for ESIP to be part of these software institute planning workshops because they are adjacent to our work and surface new collaborators. ESIP's next new member class will close at end of April.   

Speaking of sustainable software, ESIP is currently funding an incubator project to pilot a Juypter Hub instance, called ESIPHub. If you are planning a session and would like to include this capability contact the team at More details are below. 

Finally, as promised, here are the Monday Update survey results. Thanks to those that took the time to respond! Generally, people like the weekly format. There were good suggestions for information to include and ways to make it easier to scan. For now we will keep the weekly format. 

Thanks & have a good week, 

Erin – Executive Director, ESIP

Quick reminders: 

This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons: 

See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. 

Telecon Highlight:
Out2Lunch is a series hosted by the Education Committee with 10 minute tool demos followed by 5 minutes for Q&A. The idea is that this quick format is easy for classroom teachers to ingest and apply. This week Out2Lunch kicks off it's 4th ‘season' on April 11. Story Maps will be shared by LuAnn Dahlman, NOAA CPO. Learn how to combine text, images, and always-up-to-date web maps to tell a story. See examples

In two weeks on April 25, ImageJ will be shared by Carla McAuliffe, TERC, NESTA Executive Director – Learn about Image processing and Analysis in Java. More at For the full schedule and past demos see the ESIP wiki:

2018 Summer Meeting Updates:
Look out for a mid-week email opening the Summer Meeting registration. Hotel rooms can be reserved using this link. All details are on the Sched website

ESIPHub to support Summer Meeting Sessions

Have you ever been interested in leading a workshop at an ESIP Meeting to share a workflow or nascent web app? Have you been frustrated by the time spent focusing on setting up participant’s computers instead of what you want to share? Did you ever attend a workshop at ESIP and wish there was shared cyberinfrastructure or even a good old-fashioned computer lab so you didn’t end up retreating to your email when you got too far behind (or ahead)?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ll be excited to find out about the ESIP Labs Incubator Project ESIPhub and how we are leveraging Jupyter technologies to set up a web accessible computational environment to support workshops at the 2018 ESIP Summer Meeting.

If you’re interested in utilizing ESIPhub we’d like to talk with you about supporting your session proposal or collaborating on one! Get in touch or Slack with us on the ESIP workspace in these channels: #jupyter, #esiphub


Around the Federation News
EPA’s Smart City Air Challenge Webinar – Data in Community Air Quality Projects! April 10

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a webinar entitled “Data in Community Air Quality Projects.” It will be held on April 10, from noon to 1:15 p.m. EDT. Tune in as our speakers, Luis Omeldo, Executive Director and Humberto Lugo, Policy Advocate, both of Comite Civico del Valle, Inc. in the Imperial Valley, California and Holger Eisl, Co-director of the New York City Community Air Survey, Queens College describe how they collect data from air quality sensors, store it, then analyze it so they can use it.

This webinar is one in a series of webinars to help communities manage data from air quality projects, continuing from EPA’s Smart City Air Challenge. The challenge encouraged communities to deploy hundreds of air quality sensors and make the resulting data open. The challenge winners, Greater Baltimore Open Air and the Lafayette Engagement and Research Network (LEaRN), are deploying 250 and 300 air quality sensors respectively in their communities. These projects and others demonstrate how local governments partner with sensor manufacturers, data management companies, and others to understand local environmental conditions. Register for the webinar here:

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