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 / 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.
Contact Dr. Sen Chiao.