Tag: Forecasting Posts

Predicting The Weather


Most people probably don’t know it about me, but I used to be involved in weather forecasting a long time ago. My first exposure to it was a co-op job I had in the summer of 1997 up in Whitehorse, YT. I was working for Environment Canada’s weather centre, helping to develop JAVA programs for visualizing some of their data. JAVA was a new technology at the time, so it was essentially one big prototype. It worked decently enough, but I doubt it survived much past the end of my co-op term. Years later I would be employed by the Department of Ocean Sciences at UBC as a part time software developer. I’m not entirely sure how I got the job to be honest, since I wasn’t a computer science student. I guess they liked me during the interview process and had enough confidence that I wouldn’t be a complete […]