In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of November, 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:
|6 November||Student sign-up to tell the Unidata Users Committee what you need for better remote learning.|
November was a busy month for us, with efforts underway to hire several new members of the Program Center staff (stay tuned to meet our first new colleague later in December!) and preparing to participate in the virtual AGU and AMS meetings.
No one from UCAR will be participating in-person at the AGU meeting, but there will be a UCAR presence in the AGU virtual exhibit hall. Unfortunately, the exhibit hall setup has meager facilities for direct interaction between individuals, so Unidata will also have its own virtual "exhibit booth" set up outside the confines of the official AGU virtual exhibit hall. Our booth isn't “set up” quite yet, but we'll have Unidata staff folks available to answer your questions at specified times December 7-11, 2020.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. Last month, the ongoing MetPy Mondays series covered Voilà, which allows you to convert a Jupyter notebook into a stand-alone web app, and touched on using colormaps with line plots.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Users Committee met in virtual meetings September 10-11 and November 13, 2020.
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met in virtual meetings August 6-7 and October 26-27, 2020.