PyGMT Community Zoom Meeting, Tuesday 15 June 2021 (UTC 1700)

The PyGMT team will be having a community meeting on Tuesday 15 June 2021 (UTC 17:00). The agenda is as follows:

  1. PyGMT Release v0.4.0 plans (https://github.com/GenericMappingTools/pygmt/projects/5)
  2. Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) PyGMT Professional Development Workshop (https://eswnonline.org/29375-2)
  3. (Tentative) Scipy 2021 sprints (https://www.scipy2021.scipy.org/sprints) and AGU 2021 Fall Meeting abstract submission?
  4. etc

The main focus will be on getting a new PyGMT release out (by end of June) and some talk on upcoming workshops, but hopefully there will be time to chat about other things too.

Meeting notes: https://hackmd.io/@pygmt/community-calls-2021
Meeting link:

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2021-06-16 (UTC 17:00)

Youtube recording: https://youtu.be/f2WEgRJ7gOM

Participants (please add your name):

  • Meghan Jones
  • Michael Grund
  • DongDong Tian
  • Will Schlitzer
  • Jiayuan Yao
  • Wei Ji Leong

Agenda:

  1. PyGMT Release v0.4.0 plans (https://github.com/GenericMappingTools/pygmt/projects/5)
  2. Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) PyGMT Professional Development Workshop (https://eswnonline.org/29375-2)
  3. (Tentative) Scipy 2021 sprints (https://www.scipy2021.scipy.org/sprints and AGU 2021 Fall Meeting abstract submission?

Discussion:

  1. PyGMT Release v0.4.0
  2. Earth Science Women’s Network PyGMT developer workshop
    • https://eswnonline.org/29375-2
    • Meghan, Wei Ji and Paul will be working on the workshop applications, announcements to be made early July
    • A lot of good applications, will probably get 15 people, assuming 1:5 instructor to participant ratio. Could increase number of participants to >15 if more people volunteer to help out!
    • Quite a few who are keen on learning PyGMT rather than development work, need to find a way to cater to that demand.
    • Could see if we can get more than 15 people in for the 1st day refresher workshop (there are 50 applicants), for those who just want to learn how to use PyGMT in their studies/work.
    • Need to get more beginner friendly issues in for people to work on during the workshop!
    • Have a recorded tutorial so that other people can have access to it at a later date
    • Liam is running ROSES tutorial again - possibly will provide an updated video recording on the PyGMT website’s front page.
  3. SciPy 2021
    • Not running a tutorial this year
    • Hosting a two day code sprint (hackathon) over the weekend
    • https://www.scipy2021.scipy.org/sprints
    • Open up a lot of beginner framed issues so that people can work on it!
    • Wei Ji posted a https://gather.town environment that could be used for running the workshop interactively, will test things out within the dev team before running the actual sprint
  4. Miscellaneous
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Hey everyone, sorry I missed this. I put the wrong time in my calendar (19:00 UTC instead of 17:00 :slightly_frowning_face:). Thanks for the detailed notes and it’s always great to see this group so active!