LunchBytes is a series of short tutorials that include an introduction to a method, tool, or dataset and some simple hands-on examples. Some material from previous sessions can be found below.


  • 2-3 hrs duration over lunch
  • 15-20min intro talk by host, while attendees have lunch (usually order in pizza where we'll split the cost)
  • binding first come, first serve registration (head count for pizza ordering and size of room available)
  • host will prepare a tutorial and tasks to work on
  • attendees hack their own new use-cases
  • relaxed setup
  • feel free to adapt

Brief history: LunchBytes was born out of OES JournalClub, with a small group of junior scientists who wanted to exchange technical knowledge but with more hands-on experience. It is not a regular weekly or even monthly seminar, but rather if anyone has something they want to learn or share from a more technical/tool-driven perspective, this is a framework that it can be conducted on. It is a bottom-up approach and interest-driven seminar, with a relaxed atmosphere over lunch with pizza. =)

Session Date Host
SOM and FFN Nov. 5, 2019 Lydia Keppler
ESMValTool v2 on Mistral Nov. 18, 2019 Sebastian Milinski
Non-stationary spectra Dec. 18, 2019 Dian Putrasahan
intake-ESM Mar. 26, 2020 Aaron Spring
pyICON - Analysis of ICON output with Python Apr. 17, 2020 Nils Br├╝ggemann

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