Python-Focused Software Training Workshop at the University at Albany

The University at Albany

The State University of New York at Albany in Albany, New York will be hosting a Unidata Regional Software Training Workshop May 29-30, 2019. Unidata software developers will be leading the two-day 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 University at Albany 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 Xarray
  • Introduction to Matplotlib
  • Introduction to MetPy
  • Introduction to Siphon
  • Pythonic Data Analysis
  • Making maps with Cartopy
  • Working with satellite data
  • Working with Model data
  • Time-series analysis of Buoy Data
Schedule and Details

The workshop will be held in UAlbany Earth Science Building (1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222), Room 333, from 8:30am to 4:30pm on May 29-30, 2019. A message containing parking information and other details will be sent to registered participants late in the week of May 20.

For a more detailed schedule with links to the Jupyter notebooks that will be used in the workshop, see 2019 Python Workshop at the University at Albany.

The workshop cost is $20. Attendees should bring their own laptop if possible; a limited number of laboratory computers are available. (Please contact Kevin Tyle in advance if you need access to a lab computer.) Total seating is limited to 30 participants.

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Questions?

Contact Kevin Tyle.

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