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NCL Workshop Schedule

The following is the general layout for a three-and-a-half day NCL workshop.

For 2018, in an effort to reach a wider range of students with different levels of programming skills, we will be restructuring the lectures to intersperse more interactive sessions.

The hands-on labs are highly important. This is where students learn the most, as the focus will be on using the students' own datasets of interest to write scripts for analysis and visualization. All students who attend an NCL workshop should make time for both lectures and labs.

DAY 1 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Check-in and pick up workshop materials
NCL Language Basics lecture with interactive sessions
Break
NCL Language Basics lecture/sessions continued
NCL File Input/Output lecture with interactive sessions
DAY 1 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch on your own
DAY 1 1:00 - 5:00 PM
NCL File Input/Output lecture/sessions continued
Hands-on lab*
 
DAY 2 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NCL Graphics lecture with interactive sessions
Break
NCL Graphics lecture/sessions continued
DAY 2 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch on your own
DAY 2 1:00 - 5:00 PM
NCL Graphics continued
Short break
NCL website tour
Hands-on lab*
 
DAY 3 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NCL Data Analysis lecture with interactive sessions
Break
NCL Data Analysis lecture/sessions continued
DAY 3 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch on your own
DAY 3 1:00 - 5:00 PM
NCL Data Analysis lecture/sessions continued
Hands-on lab*
 
DAY 4 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Optional hands-on lab*
*Note on hands-on labs
Students are expected to work with their own data files of interest during the labs. Instructors will ask about your objectives during the labs, and will help you write NCL scripts to accomplish your objectives.