Scientists working in a multitude of disciplines rely heavily on computing technologies for their research. Numerical simulations run on supercomputers are used in the study of climate, weather, atmospheric chemistry, wildfires, space weather, and more. Similarly, a tremendous volume of digital data produced by numerical simulations, or observations made with instruments, are analyzed with the help of powerful computers and software. Thus, today’s scientists require not only expertise in their scientific discipline, but also require high-level technical skills to effectively analyze, manipulate, and make sense of potentially vast volumes of data. Computing environments change rapidly, and two technologies that have emerged and are being adopted by scientific communities relatively recently are Cloud Computing platforms and a software ecosystem of scientific tools built around the open source programming language called Python. Project Pythia will provide a public, web-accessible training resource that will help educate current, and aspiring, earth scientists to more effectively use both the Scientific Python Ecosystem and Cloud Computing to make sense of huge volumes of numerical scientific data.Read more about Project Pythia
Project Pythia has two main resources for you to use to start learning how to use Python and the technology in the Python ecosystem for the geosciences: the Pythia Foundations Book and the Pythia Resource Gallery.
The Pythia Foundations Book is a Jupyter Book that we are currently developing 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 Project Pythia Foundations Book
There is a wealth of educational resources out there on the internet for learning Python and how to use it in the geosciences! We have attempted to gather together as many of these resources as possible into our Pythia Resource Gallery. Click the link below to see a hand-picked selection of resources for learning at your own pace.Visit the Pythia Resource Gallery
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.
Project Pythia holds weekly public meetings every Thursday at 11:00AM Mountain (1:00PM 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.