Recently I had the great pleasure of attending the SciPy 2016 conference. SciPy is an annual conference focused on the use of the Python programming language for scientific applications. The conference program consists of two days of tutorials, three days of presentations, and a final two days of code sprints.
From June 20th to June 24th 2016, Unidata Staff members
Ryan May and Sean Arms led a Python Training workshop in
Madison, Wisconsin. Within this four-day stretch, two Python
training classes were held, each one two full days; the
workshop content was based on Unidata's 3-day Annual
Python Training Workshop, but tailored to the specific needs
of the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) and the
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (AOS) department at the
University of Wisconsin, Madison. This was the fourth Python
workshop Unidata staff have led, but the first held outside
of the Unidata Program Center (UPC), located at UCAR's
Foothills Lab in Boulder, Colorado.