As the Pytroll community has been growing, and some of the modules like Satpy are used by a wider audience, it becomes more difficult for us developers to be aware of all the usages and needs from the community. At the same time, the plans the core developers have for Pytroll are not widely discussed with the community.

Hence, the Pytroll core team feels it is high time to organise an event to gather input and spread information regarding the project, and to that end, we are organising the Pytroll User Days.

During these days, we would like to hear of user stories, how Pytroll is used, to what end, and where the users struggle most. We thus encourage everyone to present such stories during the event. At the same time, the core developers of Pytroll will present some of the latest news, ongoing projects and plans they have for the different packages. Examples of presentations some of us will have to show:

  • Plans for the future of Satpy and Pyresample
  • How to setup a full satellite imagery processing chain using Trollmoves, Pytroll-Collectors and Trollflow2
  • Running Pytroll processing in containers

In summary, it will be a couple of days to spread information, with the goal to tighten the community, allowing the project to grow in the right direction. After these two days, the participating developers will continue working together the rest of the week for as we usually do during a Pytroll Contributor Week.

The event will take place on June 10th and 11th, 2024, at EUMETSAT, in Darmstadt, Germany.

If you intend on coming, please do register here:

However, before making any travel arrangements to attend the User Days, please wait until you have received a confirmation of your registration, that will be sent at the latest in April 2024.

For any questions regarding the event, feel free to contact us on the Pytroll slack (@martin, @sjoro) or through email

Hope to see you soon at the User Days!

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