Data Anywhere Workshop: open data, Linux admin, NoSQL and more!

Location: CUNY Graduate Center
Time: Sat 10-6pm and Sunday 12-6pm
Room: 5409

**Please be sure you have registered below. The building is open, but we will be in an area that requires you check in with security, and show a valid form of ID**

Data Anywhere Workshop: participants will learn how to configure and secure a UNIX server for hosting open (or private) data sets. Step-by-step instructions will be provided for installing a variety of software packages and participants will become familiar with web applications such as nginx, mongodb, and flask. Also, we’ll be covering a bit of Python, and covering some basics of nosql.

This is an intensive workshop is open to participants of any level, including zero! Most important is the desire to learn. The workshop is open to the CUNY community.

More info on Data Anywhere can be found on

Register by submitting the form here.

New Student Data Repo

CUNY Women in STEM is establishing a CUNY Data Repository that will allow Graduate Center students to share data they’ve collected and release it in the public domain.   Their data server is part of the larger Data Anywhare project that aims to create a participatory data commons.

If you have any interest in sharing a data set that you feel will be of use to others, or helping to develop an maintain the site, please let us know.

AWIS Educational Awards for travel for professional development

The Association of Women in Science (AWIS) has announced the 2012 AWIS  Educational Awards to support travel for professional development,  broadly defined. We particularly wish to encourage early-career  scientists. Individuals may request funding to attend a conference, to  acquire specialized training, or to pursue professional development in  other ways that take them from home.

Due date: All materials, including the Letter of Recommendation, must  be submitted by December 31, 2011 for awards that will be available in  March of 2012.  Recipients will be notified via e-mail by February 28,  2012 (Please note: there will be a second awards cycle in 2012, so  check back at a later date for the next due date and  details on how you can apply.)

Award amount: Awards are $1,000 to $3,000. The maximum to be awarded  is $3,000.

More information can be found here.