PyGMT Community Zoom Meeting, Friday 5 Feb 2021 (UTC 1700)

Hello all! The PyGMT team will be having our 2nd ever community meeting on 5 February 2021 (UTC 17:00). The agenda is as follows:

  1. Scipy 2021 tutorial organization (PyGMT at SciPy 2021)
  2. PyGMT Release v0.3.0 plans (
  3. Medium-to-long term development stuff
  4. etc

The main focus will be on submitting plans for the SciPy 2021 conference and getting a new PyGMT release out (both around mid-Feb), but there should hopefully be time to chat about other things too.

Meeting notes:


2021-02-05 (UTC 17:00)

Youtube recording:

Participants (please add your name):

  • Liam Toney
  • Meghan
  • Will
  • Jason
  • Rasheed
  • Dongdong
  • Wei Ji



  • Scipy 2021:

    • Deadline should be 16 Feb
    • Discussion happening on Slack, ask for invite to get involved!
    • Adapt ROSES 2020 talk, but expand some topics and make it more general and add newer stuff that has been wrapped
    • Need to write an outline for the application
    • 3-4 hour tutorials
    • Liam to start a new repo under GenericMappingTools organization to put some Markdown files and Jupyter notebooks
    • Have a look at older SciPy tutorials on the internet
  • NASA proposal Building Developer Community

    • Advertising workshops to the Earth Sciences Women Network
    • Hear back in 3-6 months
    • Half-time technical writer for documentation/tutorials
    • More beginner focused tutorials and repeatable examples on Binder/JupyterHub
    • May also get her/him to contribute to development
    • Will be great to onboard people from more diverse community
  • PyGMT Release v0.3.0

  • Documentation

    • FAQs? or direct folks to GMT forum. PyGMT section of forum?
    • Have a PyGMT specific section/category on the forum, for those people coming from the Python/Matplotlib ecosystem
    • Have PyGMT showcase for figures and source code
    • Community contributed examples on Github of people’s cool figures made for papers/publications
  • Future Meetings

    • Quarterly releases and quarterly meetings