2009 Training Workshop for Unidata Software



July 29 – August 1 - McIDAS

August 3 - Basic netCDF

August 4 - Advanced netCDF

August 5 & 6 - TDS

August 7 & 8 - LDM

August 10 – 12 - GEMPAK

August 13 – 15 - IDV


Coffee and light breakfast food will be available at 8:00 am.  Classes will begin each day at 8:30 am and run until approximately 5:00 pm. Breaks will be scheduled roughly at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and light refreshments will be provided. Lunch will be from 11:30 - 1:00 pm each day. We will try to keep lunch times on this schedule in case you'd like to arrange lunch meetings with UCAR staff. Attendees will be on their own for lunch, but there are several restaurants within driving distance as well as our UCAR Cafeteria within easy walking distance at Foothills Lab 2 (accepting cash only).


With one exception, the workshop will be held at the Unidata Program Center in UCAR's Foothills Lab 4 at 3300 Mitchell Lane, Boulder Colorado 80301. Map. The exception is the netCDF Developers Session that will be held at the Center Green Campus in the CG1 auditorium.  


Listed below are some of the more popular hotels convenient to Unidata's location. Please note that hotels are frequently updating services. It's always best to verify services with the hotel when you book. Additional hotels can be found at the Boulder Convention and Business Bureau, http://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/.

Residence Inn Boulder
3030 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 303-449-5545
Fax: 303-449-2452

If you are attending events at UCAR's Center Green or Foothills Campuses, the Residence Inn is the closest hotel, in fact, it's just a 5 - 10 minute walk along our bike path.  The Residence Inn is an all-suite hotel, offering spacious rooms with full kitchens which are convenient for longer stays. The Residence Inn offers: an outdoor pool, a whirlpool, a sports court, an on-site fitness room, high speed internet, in room ironing, use of a nearby health club, and fireplaces in some rooms. Grocery shopping service is also available if you'd like to dine in during a long stay. The standard room rate often includes a weekly social hour and a daily buffet-style breakfast.

We have requested a block of rooms at the Residence Inn at a rate of $149/night (plus 10.25% tax). The room rate includes a complimentary breakfast buffet. If you would like to purchase a room at the Residence, call 1-800-331-3131 and ask for a room in the Unidata Training Workshop block no later than June 29, 2009. You may also book online at the following link: Residence Inn Boulder >> Make sure to adjust the dates that you will need. The Unidata code is: UTWUTWS

Homewood Suites by Hilton - Boulder
4950 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80303
Tel:  303-499-9922
Fax:  303-499-6706

Guest Accommodations: Our spacious studio, one- and/or two-bedroom suites feature separate living and sleeping areas. Each has a fully-equipped kitchen with full-size refrigerator, microwave, 2-burner stove and dishwasher. You’ll find enough space for work, study or entertaining – plus all the comforts of home including two remote control TVs, complimentary high speed internet access, and two phones with voice mail. Enjoy a complimentary Suite Start® hot breakfast seven days a week and a Welcome Home Reception® featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday through Thursday evenings (local laws apply). Rooms are $119 a night.

Best Western Boulder Inn
770 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 303-449-3800
Fax: 303-402-9118
Toll Free Reservations: 800-233-8469

Prominently located directly across from the University, the Boulder Inn gives guests easy access to Boulder's principal attractions, NIST, NOAA, premier shopping, and extraordinary dining. Stylish, well-appointed rooms reflect a gracious ambiance, found throughout the hotel. The Boulder Inn offers a complimentary continental breakfast, free in-room high speed internet access, 24-hour business
center, and full service health club privileges. Other guest facilities include a large outdoor pool, sauna, hot tub, on-site restaurant, and conference center.

The Boulder Inn is not within walking distance; please plan your own transportation.

Millennium Harvest House
1345 Twenty-eighth Street
Boulder, CO 80302-6899
Phone: 800-545-6285
Fax: 303-443-1480

The Millennium is located alongside Boulder Creek and Boulder Creek Path, providing a relaxing area to walk or bike. Some of the features you will find there are: a lounge with pool tables, the Thyme on the Creek Restaurant, the Time After Thyme cigar bar, 15 tennis courts, a Pro shop, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, bicycle and rollerblade rentals, a basketball court, an ATM, and airport shuttle service. Although the Millennium is not within walking distance, it remains a very popular choice.

Best Western Golden Buff Lodge
1725 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 1-800-999-2833 or 303-442-7450
Fax: 303-442-8788

The Golden Buff's location provides access to over 40 downtown restaurants as well as shopping and movie theaters, all within walking distance. The Golden Buff features: the Golden Buff Restaurant, a continental breakfast, high speed internet, a fitness center with a Jacuzzi and sauna, an outdoor heated pool, coffee makers and hair dryers in each room, and free local phone calls.  The Golden Buff is not within easy walking distance of UCAR (although some enjoy the longer 3 mile walk), but is still a popular choice.

Days Inn Boulder
5397 South Boulder Road
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 303-499-4422
Fax: 303-494-0269

The Days Inn is located right off the Table Mesa/South Boulder Road exit on US Hwy 36 West. The Days Inn offers free local phone calls, cable television with ESPN, complementary continental breakfast, large work desks, data ports, in room ironing and hairdryers, and an outdoor heated pool. The Days Inn is not within walking distance; please plan your own transportation.


DIA (Airport)

As you probably know, there have been many changes at airports around the country and DIA is no exception. It's difficult to put these changes on paper since there are frequent updates. Most importantly, give yourself extra time to complete airport check in and security procedures. You may check with DIA for additional details at http://www.flydenver.com.


You will find detailed information on DIA's web site, http://www.flydenver.com.

The SuperShuttle goes back and forth between Boulder hotels and Denver International Airport all day. The SuperShuttle will drop you off at any Boulder hotel. For pickup from your hotel and transport to DIA, most locations will require a reservation. The Millennium is one exception; it is a regular stop in both directions. For more information, call 303-227-0000 or visit their web site at http://www.yellowtrans.com/shuttle.html. The SuperShuttle desk is located on Baggage Claim Level 5 in DIA.

Rental Cars:
Rental agencies are also located on level 5 at DIA.

For those familiar with the area, Boulder and Denver have very good bus service. For more information, call RTD at 303-299-6000 or visit their web site at http://www.rtd-denver.com/

Web Information

You may find Unidata's travel web pages useful. These pages include links to DIA's homepage, links for ground transportation options, and links to activities in the Boulder area.

Unidata Contacts

Should you have any problems, don't hesitate to contact our offices for help.

Tina Campbell and Ginger Emery
Workshop Coordinators
303-497-8639 or 303-497-8643