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Autumn 2020 updates from the Coop Team

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The Coop is a community-centered organization, and the Coop Team feels strongly about sharing our progress and plans with out most important stakeholders: r...

Community highlight: Dev Nambi’s blog!

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This week the Coop is excited to highlight Dev Nambi and his blog, DevNambi.com! Dev is currently a principal data scientist working on building cloud infras...

Coop community values

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We are pleased to release this draft of the Coop community values, which support our mission of training and building community to accelerate data-intensive ...

Adaptation and change in the Coop community

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It’s been quiet lately here at the Coop blog. Between our transition process last spring, continuing to work remotely, and continued discussions around socia...

Black Lives Matter.

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In the past week we have seen protests break out here in Seattle, and across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who was kill...

Why learn to code?

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One of the most common questions we receive at The Coop is whether someone in our community should learn to code. Chances are good that you’ve heard someone ...

Best practices for asking for coding help

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As some of us find ourselves with extra time on our hands in the COVID-19 era, many at Fred Hutch are looking to sharpen their programming skills. Luckily, w...

Hosting community meetings in MS Teams

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Last month, we highlighted a few tips and tricks for holding meetings remotely through MS Teams. As we settle into more time working from home, we’d like to ...

A new home for the Coop and fredhutch.io

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For the last handful of years, Hutch Data Commonwealth (HDC) has supported data-intensive science for researchers at Fred Hutch. As a part of those activitie...

Tips on remote teamwork from the Coop

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The Coop is community-focused; we run events, host office hours, teach courses through fredhutch.io, and connect with researchers to help them with their dat...

A quick guide to working from home

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As we all know by now, in an effort to reduce the number of personnel on campus Fred Hutch has required that all employees who are able begin working from ho...

Overview of Community Groups

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To help stimulate interest in bioinformatics and data science while also encouraging learning and growth we here at the Coop have started a newsletter, manag...

Coop Customer Survey

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Fred Hutch is currently evaluating its approach to supporting data-intensive research (often called data science). As part of this work, we ran a “customer s...

Highlights from rstudio::conf 2020

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I was pleased to represent Fred Hutch in late January at rstudio::conf2020 in San Francisco. In addition to having used RStudio as my interface for R statist...

Making the most of Slack

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In our previous post, we provided a basic introduction to Slack as a communication mechanism and oriented you to Fred Hutch’s Coop Communities Slack workspac...

The Coop in Review: 2019

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In July of 2018, I found myself at a Mexican restaurant in South Lake Union, sitting across the booth from a friend-of-a-friend and future colleague, Kate He...

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Technical

Community highlight: Dev Nambi’s blog!

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This week the Coop is excited to highlight Dev Nambi and his blog, DevNambi.com! Dev is currently a principal data scientist working on building cloud infras...

Coop Customer Survey

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Fred Hutch is currently evaluating its approach to supporting data-intensive research (often called data science). As part of this work, we ran a “customer s...

Highlights from rstudio::conf 2020

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I was pleased to represent Fred Hutch in late January at rstudio::conf2020 in San Francisco. In addition to having used RStudio as my interface for R statist...

Welcome to the URSSI

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Back in August of last year Kate posted this awesome opportunity with URSSI to the #general channel on Slack…

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Science

Responsible visual analysis amid COVID-19

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In wanting to understand this emerging disease better, I have dug into a myriad of coronavirus data sets over the past few weeks. This includes the daily ref...

Coop Customer Survey

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Fred Hutch is currently evaluating its approach to supporting data-intensive research (often called data science). As part of this work, we ran a “customer s...

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