Python-Focused Software Training Workshop at San Jose State University

San Jose State University

San Jose State University in San Jose, California will be hosting a Unidata Regional Software Training Workshop October 4-5, 2018. 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 site 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 San Jose State students and staff; we encourage those within easy travel distance to consider attending.

MetPy
Station plot created with MetPy

MetPy / Siphon Topics
  • Getting Python packages w/Conda
  • Jupyter notebook introduction
  • Introduction to Numpy
  • Introduction to MetPy
  • Reading data with Siphon
  • Upper air data analysis and the Skew-T
  • Making maps with Cartopy
  • Working with satellite data
  • Surface data analysis
  • Working with Model data
  • Time-series analysis
Schedule and Details

For a more detailed schedule with links to the Jupyter notebooks that will be used in the workshop, see 2018 Regional Workshop at San Jose State University.

There is no cost for those affiliated with San Jose State University to attend the workshop. The cost for those from other institutions is $50 for non-students and $25 for students. Attendees should bring their own laptop if possible; a limited number of laboratory computers are available. (Please contact Dr. Chiao if you need access to a lab computer.) Total seating is limited to 37 participants.

Register

Questions?

Contact Dr. Sen Chiao.

Comments:

SJSU Student interested to attend event.

Posted by Divya Puraswani on September 14, 2018 at 05:53 PM MDT #

Can I use an iPad instead of a laptop? Are there any apps or scripts I should download so I can use my laptop?

Thanks.

Posted by Kris M on September 20, 2018 at 04:26 PM MDT #

You'll want to bring your laptop, but all of the necessary configuration will take place as part of the workshop. There is no need to install anything special before you arrive.

Posted by UnidataNews on September 20, 2018 at 04:38 PM MDT #

So an iPad won't work?

Posted by Kris M on September 20, 2018 at 04:42 PM MDT #

You'll be setting up a full Python environment, so you'll need a computer running Linux, MacOS (not iOS), or Windows.

Posted by UnidataNews on September 20, 2018 at 04:55 PM MDT #

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