Carpentry Clippings, 10 June 2020

Highlights from The Carpentries Community Calendar

Community Discussions and Themed Discussions in The Carpentries are a great way to interact with, learn from and share your knowledge and experiences with other Carpentries community members from around the world. Subscribe to our community calendar for updates on community calls that may pique your interest and are in a befitting hour depending on your timezone and schedule.  You can also watch some of our recorded community calls on our YouTube channel

  • 11 June at 2pm UTC: Community Discussion with Sarah Stevens
  • 12 June at 7am UTC: Community Discussion with Serah Njambi Rono
  • 16 June at 6pm UTC: Community Discussion with Scott Peterson
  • 19 June at 3pm UTC: Community Discussion with Sarah Stevens
  • 23 June at 6pm UTC: Community Discussion with Scott Peterson

Community News

A Call for Allyship and Solidarity
In this moment in our history, silence is complicity. The Carpentries Core Team advocates for empathy, empowerment, and equity. Read our statement calling for allyship and solidarity and consider getting involved through some of the resources we have included or sharing your support via Twitter.

Themed Discussions: Online Workshop Series
Last week, we began a new series of Themed Discussions centred around online workshops. There were two sessions featuring members of the Workshop Administration and Infrastructure teams. More information about the sessions is available here.

If you would like to revisit the first session, we have made the recording available at The Carpentries' YouTube channel. Watch the full recording here.

The Carpentries Community in Africa
The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLar) and The Carpentries have teamed up this year and have funding to run workshops (including online workshops) aimed at postgraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences in South Africa.  Funding is available for mobile data (instructors and learners) within South Africa. Contact Angelique if you are interested in hosting (

Committee and Task Force News    

CarpentryCon @ Home
Thank you to everyone who submitted a session proposal. We received over three dozen proposals! The CarpentryCon @ Home Task Force will be reviewing the proposals and reaching out to those who submitted a proposal.

If you are interested in presenting a Lightning Talk, please be sure to sign up in the GitHub repo.

Stay tuned for others ways for you to get involved with CarpentryCon@Home!

What you may have missed on the blog and mailing lists

Learners’ Experiences from South Africa’s Online Workshop
This post covers learners’ experiences and feedback from SADiLaR’s first three-day online Data Carpentry workshop in early May. Read the full post here.

The Carpentries’ 2020 Strategic Focus and Path Forward
In January, The Carpentries released its strategic plan for the next five years. In this plan, we highlight our strategic goals for the next five years. Following on from that, this week we published a post outlining the first year of priorities for work on the goals outlined in the strategic plan. Read the post here.

Tweet of the Week

Community Job Postings

Data Curator at Dryad
Dryad, a digital repository dedicated to making research data discoverable, freely reusable and citable is looking for a Data Curator. Read the full posting and apply here.

Computational Linguist at SADiLaR
The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), in conjunction with the North-West University (NWU) is looking for a computational linguist. Read the full posting and apply here

Scientific Programmer at the University of Otago
The University of Otago in New Zealand is looking for a scientific programmer within Research and Teaching IT Support. Read the full posting and apply here

Data Stewardship Coordinator at Delft University of Technology
Delft University of Technology in Delft, Netherlands is looking for a data stewardship coordinator to coordinate the evolution of data stewardship at the university. Read the full posting and apply here.


Call for Papers on Teaching Machine Learning
Community member Peter Steinbach posted a call for papers related to machine learning in the Carpentries Discuss TopicBox. Read the post here

eLife Innovation Sprint, Sep 2-3
Community member Emmy Tsang posted about the eLife Innovation Sprint moving online this year. Learn more and read the full post here.

Toolshed (Posts from our Past)
Last year at this time, The Carpentries Core Team was preparing to work on Q2 2019 projects. Read this blog post to find out  about what each team was working on.

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