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Python-Focused Software Training Workshop at Metro State University of Denver

Metro State University, Denver

Metro State University in Denver, Colorado will be hosting a Unidata Regional Software Training Workshop March 8, 2019. Unidata software developers will be leading the one-day Python-focused workshop, which will cover the use of the MetPy and Siphon packages in the context of atmospheric science. A basic familiarity with Python is assumed — check out the Unidata Online Python Training for a refresher.

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Next Week is Love Data Week

Love Data Week

Love Data Week (LDW) event is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services. Participants will share practical tips, resources, and stories to help researchers at any stage in their career use good data practices. Love Data Week 2019 is scheduled for February 11-15, 2019. (Generally, it takes place the week of Valentine’s Day.)

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MetPy 0.10.0 Released

MetPy 0.10.0 has been released. New features of the 0.10 series include simplified plotting, unit support in xarray selection, and updates for several calculations. For full release notes see the GitHub Release Page.

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Unidata Staff at AMS 2019 Meeting

AMS

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.

Read on for a schedule that lists selected sessions at which Unidata staff (and summer interns) will be presenting or attending. Unidata will also be at table C-8 at the Student Conference Career Fair, on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

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Python in Action at Valparaiso University

A map discussion with visuals courtesy of Python.
A map discussion with visuals courtesy of Python.

The meteorology curriculum at Valparaiso University (VU) is continuously evolving as new technology arises, and this includes Python. Python is becoming a staple in many VU meteorology courses, where an ever-increasing number of packages and libraries are in use. Adding a new programming language to the educational mix can create a steep learning curve for college students who lack a programming background, but we feel that an early introduction to Python helps to prepare students for immersion into the job market or further education in graduate school.

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