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June 2017 NCL Workshop

This web page is for students attending the following NCL workshop:

June 6-9, 2017
Corporate Technical Training Center
3085 Center Green Drive, Building CG-2, Room 3024
Boulder, Colorado

We will use this page to provide up-to-date information about the workshop, in or schedule changes, a shuttle schedule for our out-of-town guests, links to sample scripts we develop in the workshop, and any other information that may be useful.

We strongly encourage people who are attending this workshop to come ready with some data they would like to analyze using NCL. If you can provide the instructors with your datasets before the workshop, then they will create some NCL scripts for you before the workshop starts. We may also use these scripts for interactive demos in the class, if permission is granted.

If you have some datasets you'd like to provide before the workshop, see these instructions for uploading sample data.

Workshop schedule

Note: this schedule is tenative and may change slightly to accommodate instructors' and/or students' schedules. We will update this schedule if there are any changes.

There's a cafeteria (menu) located next door which is open for breakfast and lunch. THEY ONLY ACCEPT CASH.

Tuesday, June 6
09:00-10:15 NCL Language Basics lecture
10:15-10:30 Interactive Session
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 NetCDF Data Model lecture
11:30-12:00 Interactive Session
12:00-13:00 Lunch on your own
Cafeteria is open from 11:30 - 1:30, cash only
13:15-14:15 Advanced NCL lecture
14:15-14:30 Interactive Session
14:30-14:45 Break
14:45-15:45 File I/O lecture
15:45-16:15 Interactive Session
16:15-17:00 Hands-on lab
Wednesday, June 7
09:00-10:15 NCL Graphics lecture
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 NCL Graphics lecture (continued)
11:15-11:20 Short break
11:15-12:00 NCL Graphics lecture (continued)
12:00-13:00 Lunch on your own
Cafeteria is open from 11:30 - 1:30, cash only
13:15-13:45 NCL website tour
14:00-17:00 Hands-on lab
Thursday, June 8
09:00-10:15 NCL Data Analysis lecture
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 NCL Data Analysis lecture (continued)
12:00-13:00 Lunch on your own
Cafeteria is open from 11:30 - 1:30, cash only
13:00-17:00 Hands-on lab
Friday, June 9
09:00-12:00 Optional hands-on lab

Scripts for class

We will use this space to upload sample scripts for users. Sometimes we create these during interactive sessions in the workshop, or, if you provide us with sample data before the workshop, then we will include sample scripts that work with your own data.

Instructions for uploading sample data

If you would like to provide us with one or two sample datasets that you plan to use in class, and then you can use our ftp site to upload your data. Please do not ftp really large datasets!

Email Mary, Rick, and Kevin with the exact names of the files and tell us what you'd like to accomplish with them. We will try to provide some sample scripts either before or during the workshop.

FTP instructions:

    <log in as "anonymous">
    <Use email address as password>
    cd incoming
    put file1
    put file2
    . . .

Information for out-of-town visitors

Hotel Rooms

We have blocked some rooms at the Courtyard Boulder for $199 a night. Make your registration by May 15, 2017 to ensure that you receive this rate.

Use this link to book your "UCAR NCL Workshop" group rate for the Courtyard Boulder.

If you don't want to use the Courtyard Boulder, then be sure to book your room as soon as possible as hotel rooms fill up very quickly in Boulder in the summer. The Ironman Triathlon is the same week as the NCL Workshop, making rooms more scarce.

For more details on traveling to Boulder, see the information for out-of-town visitors on our main workshop page.

UCAR shuttle schedule

We will provide a shuttle for students staying at the Courtyard Boulder. It will run once in the morning from the hotel, and once in the afternoon from the workshop location. Stay tuned for a more detailed schedule.