In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of December, 2018.
Happy New Year, everyone! We're looking forward to seeing you at the AMS meeting in Phoenix next week. We'll be in booth 416 in the exhibit hall — keep your eye out later this week for a schedule detailing times when Unidata folks will be doing demos of specific technologies in the booth. Stop by any time if you're looking for data, or just for a chat. We'll also be at table C-8 at the Student Career Fair on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Members of the Unidata Program Center staff will be attending the 99th annual American Meteorology Society meeting, 6-10 January 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Unidata will be in Booth 416 in the exhibit hall; feel free to stop by to talk with us. The booth will feature live, hands-on demonstrations of Unidata software and services, including a look at the current state of the AWIPS, IDV, MetPy, and THREDDS Data Server packages. Come and talk with the developers about what's coming up and what you'd like to see.
And, a couple of reminders...
The Unidata Program Center is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Unidata Community Equipment Awards solicitation. Created under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation, Unidata equipment awards are intended to encourage new members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in the geosciences to join the Unidata community, and to encourage existing members to continue their active participation, enhancing the community process. For 2019, a total of $100,000 is available for awards; proposals for amounts up to $20,000 will be considered.
The Unidata Summer Internship offers undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work with Unidata software engineers and scientists on projects drawn from a wide variety of areas in the atmospheric and computational sciences. Unidata's mission is to support the Earth Science research and education community with data and tools for data access, analysis, and visualization. As a Unidata intern, you'll pursue the goal of adding innovative enhancements to data access, analysis, and visualization tools developed within Unidata.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. This month's postings in the ongoing MetPy Mondays series discuss switching Python kernels, new features in the Cartopy package, and the Unit Helper in the Pandas package.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Users Committee met 10-11 September 2018, in Boulder, Colorado. The next meeting is scheduled for 21-22 March 2019 in Boulder, CO.
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met 19-20 September 2018 in Boulder, CO. The next meeting will be held 16-17 April 2019 in at Pensylvania State University in State College, PA.