Today was the first day of the community-building meeting of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments, held at Asilomar (near Monterey, CA). The project is a collaboration between Berkeley, UW Seattle, and NYU; the meeting has about 100 attendees from across the three institutions. The day started with an unconference in the morning, in which I attended a discussion session on text and text analysis. After that, we got into small inter-institutional groups and worked out our commonalities (and then presented them as lightning talks), as a way to get to know one another and also introduce ourselves to the community. Much of the community building happened on the beach!