Project Pythia

An education and training hub for the geoscientific Python community

Project Pythia is the education working group for Pangeo and is an educational resource for the entire geoscience community. Together these initiatives are helping geoscientists make sense of huge volumes of numerical scientific data using tools that facilitate open, reproducible science, and building an inclusive community of practice around these goals.

Project Pythia is a home for Python-centered learning resources that are open-source, community-owned, geoscience-focused, and high-quality.

About Project Pythia
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Start Learning

Project Pythia has several resources for you to use to start learning how to use Python and the technology in the Python ecosystem for the geosciences.

The Foundations Book

The Pythia Foundations Book is a Jupyter Book developed by the Pythia community to act as a comprehensive set of tutorials covering the foundational skills everyone needs to get started with computing in the open-source Python ecosystem. These foundational tutorials will serve as common references for more advanced and domain-specific content to be housed here in the Pythia Portal.

Read the Pythia Foundations Book

Pythia Cookbooks

Pythia Cookbooks are collections of more advanced and domain-specific example workflows building on top of Pythia Foundations.

Visit Pythia Cookbooks

Webinar Tutorial Series

The Pythia Webinar Tutorial Series is hosted regularly by the Project Pythia team. Anyone can join these hour-long, instructor-led interactive tutorials. Participants can sit back and learn, or download a Jupyter Notebook and work along with the instructor. Each seminar is recorded for later viewing on the Project Pythia YouTube channel. Click the link below to view past and upcoming seminars, covering a range of topics from beginning to advanced.

Visit the Pythia Webinar Tutorial Series

Pythia Data Collection

Looking for a free, public domain geoscience data set that you can use to sharpen your skills while learning the Scientific Python Ecosystem? All of the example data used by the Pythia Foundations Book are freely accessible.

Visit the Pythia Data Repository

Join us!

If you have questions or want to share anything with the Project Pythia Team, please reach out to us through the Project Pythia category on the Pangeo Discourse forum or join us at our Weekly Working Group Meetings.

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Anyone can contribute to and participate in Project Pythia! We conduct all of our work in the open, and all of our work is Open Source Licensed. We welcome contributions from anyone in the community. Please see our Contributor’s Guide for details on how you can get involved, and come see our work in the ProjectPythia GitHub Organization.

Weekly Working Group Meetings

Project Pythia holds weekly public meetings every Monday at 1:00PM Mountain (3:00PM Eastern) on Zoom. Our meetings alternate focus between Infrastructure and Education content. Please find links and information about how to join in the calendar below. These meetings are open to anyone who wishes to participate. We publish weekly meeting notes here.

Meeting & Event Calendar

The Project Pythia Team

Project Administrators


John Clyne


Matthew C. Long


Kevin Paul

Project Members


Anderson Banihirwe


Drew Camron


Nicole Corbin


Orhan Eroglu


Julia Kent


Alea Kootz


Michaela Sizemore


Anissa Zacharias