Date(s) - 06/17/2019 - 06/21/2019
All Day


1601 NE Columbia Rd
Seattle WA

ICESat-2 Cryospheric Science Hackweek is a 5-day hackweek to be held at the University of Washington. Participants will learn about technologies used to access and process ICESat-2 data with a focus on the cryosphere. Mornings will consist of interactive lectures, and afternoon sessions will involve facilitated exploration of datasets and hands-on software development.

Quick Info:

  • This event will be held June 17 to 21, 2019 in the South Campus Center, Room 221.
  • Doors open at 8:00 am each morning (Monday-Friday). We will start the morning sessions at 8:30 am sharp.
  • Due to space limitations, only registered participants will be allowed to attend the tutorials and open working sessions.
  • Participants are expected to attend all scheduled Hackweek activities. Contact an organizer if any circumstances prevent you from attending.

Information for Applicants:

To best benefit from the program, participants are expected to have some experience with programming and with analysis of remote sensing data. Although tutorials will focus on Python, much of the information and concepts extend to other languages (e.g., Matlab, R, IDL, Java), so even with no Python knowledge the tutorials will help educate the attendee in the basics of retrieving and applying ICESat-2 data. We will also provide guidance to participants who wish to learn Python through self-guided study. There are no registration fees for this event.