ABOUT ICESat-2 Cryospheric Science Hackweek

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.

Learn about "hackweeks".

Check out articles on our 2019 hackweek: from NASA and a past participant!

Learn more about icepyx, our community open source software for working with ICESat-2 data!

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. For those who do not know Python or wish to improve their skills, we recommend enrolling in a Software Carpentry workshop, and visiting our Preliminary Tutorials containing guidance on how to learn Python through self-guided study. There are no registration fees for this event.

Our Sponsors

This event is supported by NASA's Cryospheric Sciences Program. Thanks to these additional sponsors who make this event possible.