Free NCL workshop for qualifying UCAR-member universitiesWe are pleased to announce that NCAR is offering a free NCL workshop to a qualifying UCAR-member university in the 2008 calendar year.
We will cover all of the expenses to send two NCL instructors for a 4-day workshop, which includes lectures followed by optional hands-on labs. These workshops will be geared towards new users of NCL that have some programming experience and knowledge of UNIX.
For a sample workshop schedule, see:
If you think your university would be interested in such a workshop, then send Mary Haley an email with complete answers to the following questions:
- Name of your university (must be a UCAR-member university).
- Date(s) you would be interested in hosting the workshop.
[We generally teach the workshops Tuesday-Friday, with Monday being a lab setup day.]
- Name/address/phone number of main contact person.
- Number of students you expect to attend.
[We prefer about 15-20 students.]
- What kind of lab setup can you provide? Will each student be
able to have their own system?
[We require systems running UNIX, and prefer for each student to have their own computer during the labs. Also, a system administrator who is on hand to help with problems with the machines will be a plus.]
- What level of programming knowledge will the students have?
We require at a minimum:
- A basic knowledge of UNIX.
- Knowledge of editing files using editors like vi, emacs, or nedit.
- Basic familiarity with an interpreted (e.g. Python, IDL, MATLAB) or non-interpreted (e.g. Fortran, C) computer language. Students who have no knowledge of computer languages will likely find the NCL workshop too advanced.