AMS Working Meeting

Discussion forum for the Pangeo Working Meeting at AMS in January 2023. Participants can use this forum to propose and coordinate projects, discuss data and software tools, and trade tips.

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Breakout group: Building tools and pipelines for machine learning

I’m excited to lead a breakout group that will focus on building tools and pipelines for machine learning on Earth system data, related to our ongoing PangeoML project. The main topic that I’m interested in collaborating on is the integration between xarray, Dask, and TensorFlow. I’d also be glad to support people working on the connection between xarray, Dask, and other machine learning libraries such as scikit-learn and PyTorch.

Here’s a subset of potential topics for the group:

Obviously, these proposed topics are biased by my work on xbatcher :slight_smile: I encourage participants to post other ideas in this thread as well!

Duration: Morning and afternoon sessions, people are welcome to join for either or both

Pre-requisites: Experience using xarray and either scikit-learn, PyTorch, or TensorFlow. No developer experience required.

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Breakout group: Producing Analysis Ready Cloud Optimized (ARCO) datasets (focused on Pangeo-Forge along with ML datasets)

@douglasrao and I are excited to lead a breakout group on creating ARCO datasets through Pangeo-forge.

In this session, we will focus on

  • pangeo-forge-recipes (https://pangeo-forge.readthedocs.io/) which is Python library for building pangeo-forge recipes.
  • helping folks understand how pangeo-forge-recipes relates to pangeo-forge cloud (Pangeo-forge)
  • learning how to generate ARCO datasets using pangeo-forge-recipes
  • assisting folks in developing pangeo-forge recipes and/or contributing feedstocks for datasets they are interested in.

This is not a set-in-stone plan. Please feel free to share your ideas for topics you would like to see covered during this breakout session.

Duration: Morning and afternoon sessions, people are welcome to attend either or both

Pre-requisites : It is recommended that you have some experience using xarray.

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Breakout group: Project Pythia Educational Efforts, including Foundations, Cookbooks, and more!

@dcamron, @ktyle, @jukent, and myself are excited to help lead a breakout session on Project Pythia, which focuses on creating educational content related to the geoscience (especially Pangeo) ecosystem.

In this session, we will focus on

  • How to create and submit a cookbook to the cookbook gallery (https://cookbooks.projectpythia.org/)
  • Assisting people interested in contributing to Project Pythia Foundations content (https://foundations.projectpythia.org/) by adding new content, or cleaning up the existing content
  • Collecting feedback on the existing materials, and where we can improve
  • Assisting folks interested in contributing to existing cookbooks, infrastructure, or other related contributions.

This is not a set-in-stone plan. Please feel free to share your ideas for topics you would like to see covered during this breakout session.

Duration: Morning and afternoon sessions, people are welcome to attend either or both

Pre-requisites : None! Willingness to learn is always a plus.

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Breakout group: Hacking on and around Xarray

@dcherian, @TomNicholas, and myself are planning to hack on and around Xarray. Some specific areas we may focus on are:

We’re also hoping to help newer users / developers of Xarray get going so bring your own issue / project and we will try to help you get rolling.

Durration: Morning and afternoon sessions, attend either or both

Pre-requites: Excitement about Xarray, Dask, and/or Zarr.

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These look really great! I see there’s a “duration” associated with each event. Is there a time set for any of these yet or is that TBD?

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The original post mentioned the start/end times
When: Friday, January 13, 2023
Time : 9 AM - 4:30 PM MT

for the workshop! I know for at least the Pythia-focused one, we are planning on using the times mentioned there.

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Following up on your post, I’ve copied all the details below for convenience.

Please note that this is an in-person event. Some breakout group leaders may connect with remote organizers, but in general we do not have resources to support virtual participation. Please also follow the AMS health and safety policy, including masking and staying home if you’re sick.


General working meeting information

When: Friday, January 13, 2023
Time: 9 AM - 4:30 PM MT
Where: mindSpark Learning (455 South Pierce St., Lakewood, CO 80226)
Registration cost: No registration fee
Logistics: Participants are expected to provide their own transportation to and from the event and food/beverage for lunch.

Goals

  • Gather members of the Pangeo community to solve problems related to scientific research and programming (e.g., handling physical units, regridding large datasets, or passing Earth observation data into machine learning frameworks)
  • Support the development of domain-specific geoscience packages

Agenda

Getting started
8:30 - 9:00 - Coffee
9:00 - 9:15 - Welcome and logistics
9:15 - 9:30 - Introduction to projects
Break out groups part 1
9:30 - 12:00 - Group work (individual break times)
12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch (Bring your own or visit nearby restaurants)
Break out groups part 2
13:00 - 15:00 - Group work (individual break times)
Wrap up / Planning
15:00 - 15:15 - Project wrap-up
15:15 - 15:30 - Break
15:30 - 16:30 - Discussion

Accessibility

The Pangeo community strives to host inclusive, accessible events. To be respectful of those with allergies and environmental sensitivities, please refrain from wearing strong fragrances. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Max Jones (@maxrjones).

Code of Conduct

All participants must abide by the Pangeo Code of Conduct .

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