Unidata Update: May 2020

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of May, 2020.

UCAR continues to follow physical distancing guidelines, and Unidata Program Center staff are continuing to work from home at this time. We're all still available by e-mail and other electronic means to help with your data and software needs. Please don't hesitate to write to us if there is something we can do to help keep your science up and running.

Upcoming deadlines to be aware of:

19 June Nominations for positions on Unidata's governing committees are due.

Highlights from last month:

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Unidata Program Center is working with three software development interns via a “virtual internship” program this summer. Even though we're not in the office, we're happy to have these three students with us for the summer of 2020.

Welcome Summer Intern Lauren Prox

Lauren Prox

Lauren Prox joined the Unidata Program Center as a software development summer intern on May 18, 2020.

Welcome Summer Intern Caitlyn McAllister

Caitlyn McAllister

Caitlyn McAllister joined the Unidata Program Center as a software development summer intern on May 18, 2020.

Welcome Summer Intern Russell Manser

Russell Manser

Russell Manser joined the Unidata Program Center as a software development summer intern on May 18, 2020.

CF Conventions Online Workshop June 9-11, 2020

CF
Conventions

The conventions for CF (Climate and Forecast) metadata are designed to promote the processing and sharing of files created with the NetCDF API. There will be a virtual workshop to meet and discuss CF-related topics held June 9-11, 2020; meetings are limited to three hours each day.

On the Developer's Blog

Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. The ongoing MetPy Mondays series looks at cleaning up “glitchy” data, using color bars on plots with multiple axes, working with dates, and checking forecasts from the GFS using NCSS.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee met 2-3 April 2020 in a virtual meeting. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The meeting summary is available here. The date of the next meeting is To Be Determined.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met 20-21 April 2020 in a virtual meeting. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The meeting summary is available here. The date of the next meeting is To Be Determined.

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