Python-Focused Software Training Workshop at University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma will be hosting a Unidata Regional Software Training Workshop April 27-28, 2017. Unidata software developers will be leading the Python-focused workshop, which will cover the use of the MetPy and Siphon packages in the context of atmospheric science. A basic familiarity with Python is assumed — check out the Unidata Online Python Training for a refresher.

Unidata holds regional workshops in part to facilitate easy access to software training for those who may not be able to travel to training workshops held at the Unidata Program Center in Boulder, Colorado. Attendance is explicitly not limited to OU students and staff; we encourage those within easy travel distance to consider attending.

MetPy
Station plot created with MetPy

MetPy / Siphon Topics
  • Software carpentry for science w/git
  • Getting Python packages w/Conda
  • Jupyter notebook introduction
  • Numpy with intro to Matplotlib
  • Reading netCDF
  • Pythonic data analysis
  • Plotting upper air data with MetPy
  • Accessing model data with Siphon/MetPy
  • GINI satellite data with MetPy/Siphon
  • Surface data with Siphon/MetPy
Bonus Hackathon

Those interested in digging in and writing some code after the workshop are invited to participate in an informal hackathon, which will be held Saturday, April 29th. More details about the hackathon activities will be available at the workshop.

Schedule and Details

For a more detailed schedule with links to the Jupyter notebooks that will be used in the workshop, see 2017 Regional Workshop at University of Oklahoma.

The workshop cost is $25. Lunch will be provided. Lab computers will be available, or bring your laptop.

Registration closes on April 20, 2017. There are 24 lab computers available, and total seating is limited to 30 participants, so register early!

Register

For additional information, contact Shawn Riley at the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology.

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