In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of August, 2015.
The Unidata Program Center's summer student intern Josh Clark has come to the end of his summer appointment. After a summer of widely varying projects, Josh gave an overview of his accomplishments to the UPC staff on July 31, 2015.
The HIWPP Open Data Initiative's first Users' Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 10th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. This will be a virtual meeting hosted via GoToMeeting.
Tom Hollingshead joined the Unidata Program Center as a System Administrator on July 30, 2015. He's built up a wide-ranging set of technical skills over more than 20 years in the field, ranging from systems administration of Linux and Windows servers to information security, network administration, and virtualization technologies. While he's new to Unidata, Tom is well acquainted with UCAR's Community Programs (UCP) — he spent nearly two years working as a systems administrator for the GLOBE program in 2012-2013.
ESIP is currently accepting applications for the 2016 ESIP Student Fellows. ESIP Student Fellows are a group of graduate students that are interested interested in working in cross-discipline activities that further the development of Earth science technologies that improve the flow of data bridging the gap between informatics and Earth Science and applying research to real-world problems.
DThe Raskin Scholarship is open to a current graduate student in good standing at an institution affiliated with the ESIP Federation. To be considered for the scholarship, students must be studying an Earth science, computer science or closely related discipline and have an interest in fields related to current technical, scientific or applied activities of the ESIP Federation.
The Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) version 5.2 is available now.
This is a major release and is recommended for all users.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. Most recently, summer intern Josh Clark describes his exploration of Python as an interface to Unidata technologies.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Users Committee met March 26-27, 2014, in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be a joint meeting with the Strategic Advisory Committee held 30 September - 2 October, 2015 in Boulder, CO.
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee (formerly the Policy Committee) met 22-23 April, 2015 at Millersville University. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be a joint meeting with the Users Committee held 30 September - 2 October, 2015 in Boulder, CO.