Students interested in joining this workshop will need to
in advance. We’ll need your GitHub user ID in order to provision the JupyterHub resources
you’ll be using. If you don’t already have a GitHub ID yet, don’t worry — they’re easy to
create and the accounts are free: GitHub.
We will offer two 30-minute sessions with the intent to kick-start the workshop.
Each session will cover the same material, and each is limited to 100 participants.
Interested students will need to register for this workshop: see the registration link
above. The deadline to register is 8:00 pm EST on January 7th, 2021.
The only requirement is that you have a GitHub account prior to the workshop.
No experience with GitHub or Python are necessary to participate!
Each session will begin with a 10 minute overview, followed by a 15 minute, small group (10 students or less per group) breakout session.
These sessions will take place in a Zoom meeting hosted by the American Meteorological Society.
The following topics will be covered:
asynchronous workshop resources
accessing the JupyterHub server
a tour of the JupyterHub environment:
exploring the interface and opening a notebook
executing notebook cells
creating a new notebook
where to go for help
information about the workshop showcase
Participants will be working in a Unidata Science Gateway JupyterHub environment throughout the week, so it is critical that these small group sessions are attended by those interested in participating in the workshop.
Students are encouraged to pair up into small groups to work on the projects as a team, although it is possible to tackle projects solo.
The week of AMS will largely be a period of asynchronous exploration.
The GitHub Discussions area of the repository is a great place to post questions and interact with other workshop participants asynchronously.
Workshop instructors will hold multiple formal “office hours” sessions throughout the week to assist participants directly as they progress through their workshop projects.
Office hours will be held on a platform called Airmeet, where the first step in getting
support is as easy as pulling up a chair at a virtual table (no, seriously, we have
The office hour schedule is:
Monday, January 11th from 11:00 am EST - 1:00 pm EST
Tuesday, January 12th from 11:00 am EST - 1:00 pm EST, and 3:30 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST
Wednesday, January 13th from 11:00 am EST - 1:00 pm EST
Thursday, January 14th from 11:00 am EST - 1:00 pm EST, and 3:30 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST
Friday, January 15th from 11:00 am EST - 1:00 pm EST
While Unidata staff will be monitoring email/social media for questions, we hope the
office hours will provide some structure to the otherwise nebulous nature of this period
of the workshop.
Office hours are also posted on the Unidata Virtual AMS Booth
During office hours, you can join the Airmeet video conference
(or click the big button on the Unidata booth page).
Support from the staff at Unidata does not stop at the end of the week!
The same instructors you interact with at the workshop will be available after AMS through the usual support channels offered by Unidata, only now you will have a face to go with the help (and so will we!).