In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of November, 2019.
Upcoming deadlines to be aware of:
|3 December||Early registration for the AMS 2020 Annual Meeting ends. If you're planning to attend, save $40 by registering early.|
If you're a student (or know a student) looking for a great internship for the summer of 2020, be on the lookout for our announcement of the Unidata Technical Internship, coming in early December.
Highlights from last month:
Unidata looking for a Python developer to help us help our community of scientists access the Earth system science data that fuels their research. As a member of the Python team, you will collaborate with other Unidata developers to test, support, maintain, and develop Unidata open source software products and real-time data streams.
For more than 30 years, meteorology students, researchers, and operational practitioners have used the GEMPAK (GEneral Meteorology PAcKage) software package for data analysis and visualization of a diverse set of atmospheric science datasets. Unidata’s MetPy project aims to help the academic community modernize its software toolset by bringing the best features of GEMPAK into the burgeoning world of scientific Python.
The 2019 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Diversity in STEM Conference was held October 31 - November 2 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. This is the largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, and Unidata was fortunate to be able to send staff member Jeff Weber to attend. Jeff was able to make valuable connections for Unidata and for the UCAR Community Programs (UCP) in general.
The Unidata Program Center is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020 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 2020, a total of $100,000 is available for awards; proposals for amounts up to $20,000 will be considered.
Version 4.7.3 of the netCDF-C library is now available.
Members of the Unidata Program Center staff will be attending the American Geophysical Union 2019 Fall meeting, December 9-13 2019, in San Francisco, CA. Read on to see specific sessions at which UPC staff will be presenting or in attendance.
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 argument-passing mechanisms, colortables, and using the new declarative plotting interface to make a forecast temperature map.
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.