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Matt Hall
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Good grief, this sounds awesome.
 
Over the last year I've worked with some awesome folks (+Kester Tong  +Mark Sandler, +Corinna Cortes , +Matthew Turk,  +Gideon Mann  +Arnaud Sahuguet, +Adam Berenzweig) to understand how people collaborate on data analysis and to build better tools to support them. Yesterday, with the help of +Fernando Perez and +Wes McKinney we revealed this work at PyCon APAC.

We've created an interactive, collaborative analytics tool by integrating Google Docs, Chrome, and IPython. You can open a notebook from Drive. You can share notebooks like you would share a Google Doc. You can comment and edit collaboratively, in realtime. There is zero setup, because all the computation happens in Chrome. You can even quickly and easily package your analytics pipeline into a GUI for folks that don't want to program. In effect, you can go from zero to analytics with little impedance.  

What's even better is that you can build on our work. It will all be open source on top of public Google APIs. We'll have a larger Google Research blog post about this work when we release the code and the Chrome application.
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Say hello to our new awesome book about petroleum #geoscience  — 52 essays by a diverse community of geologists and geophysicists. Between them, the 42 authors have over 850 years of experience!

52 Things You Should Know About Geology is now available for pre-order form Amazon.com. They have an amazing price right now too...
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A couple of weeks ago, lots of geoscientists — +Jacob Foshee +Maitri Erwin +Evan Bianco +christopher chalcraft +Duncan Child +Karl Schleicher and others — got together at START Houston to hack on some #geophysics. It was awesome. You should have been there. 
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Seismic data standards, land streamer acquisition, and some new #geophysics books — some more highlights from the SEG Annual Meeting in Houston.

I'm back in Nova Scotia now, but there'll be more updates from +Evan Bianco later today.
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We're in Houston for #SEG13  — looking forward to a week of #geophysics  . +Evan Bianco has written about what he's most looking forward to...
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Some good discussion on this post too... 
 
New post: attempting to measure how interpretable a given piece of seismic is,  http://bit.ly/16kuPDt 
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Ernst Chladni was 'the father of acoustics', which is enough to make him a 'great geophysicist', I think... Regardless, geophysicists should know a bit about him and his experiments. He may even have discovered acoustic anisotropy [citation needed]. His wonderful graphics of his eponymous plates are enough reason on their own...
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Some notes from the last 2 days at the SEG Annual Meeting #SEG13 — Grand challenges, anisotropy, diffractions, and plate tectonics... by +Evan Bianco 
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+Evan Bianco and I spent the weekend at the Geophysics Hack at START Houston. Fifteen energetic, creative scientists and developers came out to play. The first of many I hope. Thanks +Leah Mayo for the awesome space!
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A friend of mine is doing a survey on scientific data graphics. She needs help from scientists... it takes about 10 minutes to answer these questions about how you draw figures.

She's offering her editing services (papers, grant proposals) as a draw prize...
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More on colour! How many seismic attributes can we display on a single map? At least 4, maybe more...
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I decided to study geology after several visits to Rhum, Scotland, once with a volcanologist (Prof Steve Sparks). I read Geology at Durham, where I met my wife, Kara. We lived apart while I did a doctorate at Manchester, then together when I got a job at Statoil in Stavanger. We moved to Calgary in 2000, then Nova Scotia in 2010. Now we have three children: Lily (born in 2004), Evie (2008) and Milo (2010).
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