[Python-africa] International Data Week – IDW2018 & SCIDataCon-IDW2018 , 5th - 8th Gaborone, 2018

Motshegwa, Tshiamo(Dr) Tshiamo.Motshegwa at mopipi.ub.bw
Tue Aug 21 06:18:53 EDT 2018

Dear Jessica and Python Community Colleagues
It was good meeting some of you at the African Conference on Fundamental Physics & Application ACP 2018 https://www.africanschoolofphysics.org/acp/ in Windhoek, Namibia last month

Just to let you know, Africa through Botswana and University of Botswana is hosting this year’s International Data Week - http://www.internationaldataweek.org/ and the collocated SciDataCon - https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/
This is in partnership with International Science Council (ICSU)’S Committee on Data (CODATA) - http://www.codata.org/  & World Data System (WDS) - https://www.icsu-wds.org/ , Research Data Alliance (RDA) - https://www.rd-alliance.org/

There has been an over 70 Sessions accepted https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/sessions/ across multiple cross cutting data themes https://www.scidatacon.org/conference/IDW2018/conference_themes_and_scope/ , and numerous papers have been submitted through https://www.scidatacon.org/conference/IDW2018/call_for_papers/

There will be pre-conference training including

1.      data science, artificial intelligence & visualization,

2.      Software & Data Carpentries

3.      eResearch/Research Infrastructures

4.      Research Data Management

5.      Drones for Science – A data Collection Week and a 2-day X-athon

6.      Making Data Sharing Work Workshop etc.
And RDA, WDS AND CODATA Working Group Meetings

If your community is keen to also hold a python & data session at IDW 2018 &SCIDataCon-IDW2018 – let us know – and maybe you can coordinate with us at University of Botswana Computer Science on  Python communities and Botswana nodes

Registration is coming soon and the details are here http://www.internationaldataweek.org/registration
There maybe some limited scholarships to make participation at this event inclusive, e.g https://grants.rd-alliance.org/OpenCalls/call-early-careers -  keep an eye on the - http://www.internationaldataweek.org/ site for any further announcements.

Looking forward to welcoming you all to Botswana



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International Data Week 2018 for Africa and for the World - Gaborone, Botswana, 5th – 8thNovember 2018 http://internationaldataweek.org/ <https://t.co/phAVpgojNh>  #idw2018<https://twitter.com/hashtag/idw2018?src=hash> -http://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/ <https://t.co/KT1tYVEv54>  #SFSA2017<https://twitter.com/hashtag/SFSA2017?src=hash>
International Data Week : Deadline for abstracts for presentations and posters to the SciDataCon part of International Data Week<http://internationaldataweek.org/> is 25th June.  Please consult the conference themes<https://www.scidatacon.org/conference/IDW2018/conference_themes_and_scope/>, the Approved Sessions<https://www.scidatacon.org/conference/IDW2018/approved_sessions/> and the call for abstracts<https://www.scidatacon.org/conference/IDW2018/call_for_papers/>.  Abstracts may be submitted for any approved session or to the General Submissions.
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