CSDMS Roadshow

Would you like to learn more about

  • making a model in Landlab
  • best practices in writing code for your research
  • using GitHub to store and safeguard your work

but you don't have the time or money to visit CSDMS in Boulder for the Annual Meeting, ESPIn, or training?

Then let CSDMS come to you with the CSDMS Roadshow!

The idea

In a Roadshow, CSDMS research software engineers (RSEs) visit your group, lab, or department and present one to three days of interactive instruction. Lessons are drawn from the CSDMS Ivy course material, which includes information on shell, Python, git, conda, Landlab, BMI, pymt, and best practices in scientific programming. The Roadshow also includes a brief overview of CSDMS, focusing on the resources we provide for students and early-career researchers.

The plan

The only equipment needed for a CSDMS Roadshow:

  • a classroom or conference room,
  • a projector, and
  • an internet connection.

Participants should bring a laptop with a web browser and an internet connection to work on the interactive Jupyter Notebook lessons. All course material is run on the OpenEarthscape JupyterHub.

A sample agenda for one to three days of instruction is given in Table 1 below.

Table 1. Sample topics for a CSDMS Roadshow.
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
CSDMS Overview Git I Git II
Shell I Conda BMI
Python I Python II pymt
Landlab I Landlab II Best Practices

The topics and content of a CSDMS Roadshow can be customized.

Interested? Contact us!

If you're interested in hosting a CSDMS Roadshow, please contact us at

If you're a CSDMS member and you'd like to join a nearby Roadshow, see the list of upcoming Roadshows below.

Roadshows, near and far

  • Roadshow #1 (Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ)