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Students work together at the Winfo Hackathon on Jan. 12.

This week at the iSchool

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The annual Winfo Hackathon attracted about 150 students despite a rare sunny weekend day. Students from across the UW campus spent their day coming up with apps and websites around the theme of “A World of Difference.”

The iSchool will have a big presence at the upcoming American Library Association Midwinter conference. Several faculty, alumni and Ph.D. students will speak and moderate sessions. See our updated list before you go.

Professor Batya Friedman was quoted recently in a Pew Research survey of experts on artificial intelligence. “At stake is nothing less than what sort of society we want to live in and how we experience our humanity,” she said.

American Libraries magazine featured alumna Emily Cabaniss, ’14, who has an unusual job as the Seattle Opera librarian and music assistant. 

Informatics alumnus Rishi Talwar’s company was the focus of GeekWire’s Startup Spotlight. Talwar’s InsightLeap helps businesses work better with Amazon.

Nayoung Won, a member of the iSchool Career Services team, was quoted in a CNBC story on how to adjust to difficult workplace cultures.

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