In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of December, 2019.
Happy New Year, everyone! We're looking forward to seeing you at the AMS meeting in Boston the second week of January. This year we'll will be joining other UCAR and NCAR programs in a combined conference setup — the Unidata crew will be on hand in booth 309 in the exhibit hall. Stop by any time if you're looking for data, or just for a chat. We'll also be at table C4 at the Student Career Fair on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
And of course, Unidata Program Center staff will be presenting a variety of talks and posters during the conference. Check the AMS 2020 Unidata Staff Schedule for details.
Upcoming deadlines to be aware of:
|24 January||Applications for the 2020 Unidata Technical Internships are due.|
|20 March||Proposals for the 2020 Unidata Community Equipment Awards are due.|
Highlights from last month:
Unidata is looking for a scientific software developer to join our team as a technical lead in creating and maintaining software and data services to support the geosciences — specifically our AWIPS efforts. As technical lead for the Unidata AWIPS project, you'll work closely with NOAA/NCEP, NOAA/NWS, Raytheon, and the broader community to understand and specify Unidata community needs. You'll collaborate with Unidata management and other Unidata developers to evaluate the state of the AWIPS project, determine next steps, and communicate this information to Unidata’s governing committees and the broader Unidata community.
In parallel with our search for a lead AWIPS developer, we are looking for a scientific software developer to join the AWIPS team. As a Unidata software developer, you'll work to improve and simplify the Unidata AWIPS distribution and the installation process for use by the Unidata community, and contribute to Unidata’s efforts to support the deployment of AWIPS in other countries and national weather services.
Version 4.9.0 of the netCDF Operators (NCO) has been released. NCO is an Open Source package that consists of a dozen standalone, command-line programs that take netCDF files as input, then operate (e.g., derive new data, average, print, hyperslab, manipulate metadata) and output the results to screen or files in text, binary, or netCDF formats.
Do you use Unidata software packages? Do you love to write code? The Unidata Summer
Internship program is looking for you!
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.
The Unidata Users Committee is organizing a series of regional workshops designed to follow the 2018 Unidata Users Workshop Reducing Time to Science: Evolving Workflows for Geoscience Research and Education. These follow-on workshops will explore tools to access data and strategies for teaching computational concepts. Each one-day workshop will bring together geoscience educators, pedagogical experts, and Unidata staff to discuss and share best practices for helping students engage in data-enabled science.
Version 4.9.1 of the netCDF Operators (NCO) has been released. NCO is an Open Source package that consists of a dozen standalone, command-line programs that take netCDF files as input, then operate (e.g., derive new data, average, print, hyperslab, manipulate metadata) and output the results to screen or files in text, binary, or netCDF formats.
Members of the Unidata Program Center staff will be attending the 100th annual American Meteorology Society meeting, 12-16 January 2020 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Things are a little different with the Unidata booth in the Exhibit hall this year. Unidata staff will be spending time at the larger, combined UCAR/NCAR booth (#309) — stop by to talk with us and see what else is happening at UCAR.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. The ongoing MetPy Mondays looks at string formatting, dealing with bytes in Python 3, bitwise vs. logical operators, and testing your calculations.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Users Committee met 1-2 October 2019 in Boulder, CO (in a joint meeting with the Strategic Advisory Committee). The meeting summary will be available shortly. The next meeting is scheduled for 2-3 April 2020 in Boulder, CO.
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met 2-3 October 2019 in Boulder, CO (in a joint meeting with the Users Committee). The meeting summary will be available shortly. The next meeting will be a held 20-21 April 2020 at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.