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Carpentries Clippings, 27 January 2022

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The National Archives Research @UkNatArcRes

In December, we teamed up with colleagues @britishlibrary and @smithsonian
to run an Intro to AI for GLAM @thecarpentries lesson for #FF21. The lesson introduced how #machinelearning can be used in the #GLAM sector. Read the blog by @ndalyrose here.
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Community News & Updates

Updating Our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions
We are pleased to announce the release of our new Privacy Policy. This new version follows a more standard structure and spells out your rights and how to exercise them under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Customer Privacy Act (CCPA). It also includes the legal basis we use to process your personal information.

Learn more in this blog post

Monthly Lesson Development Coworking Sessions
Partly inspired by the Maintainer Coworking Corral series, these sessions are intended to provide our lesson development community with an opportunity to get together and make regular progress on a lesson. The sessions will take place in two time slots on the last Thursday of every month, and are listed on the Community Calendar

Instructor Development Committee Applications
The Workshop Administration Team has extended the application deadline for the Instructor Development Committee (IDC) to Friday, January 28.

The IDC supports Instructors as they transition from Instructor Training to becoming actively engaged in community activities such as teaching and curriculum development. Your engagement and participation would be beneficial to our Instructors. The expected time commitment is 1-2 hours per week. For more information about the IDC please read this blogpost.

If you are interested please submit an application. Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Highlights from the 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

Interested in becoming a Community Discussion Host? Join one of our next onboarding sessions Wednesday 9 February 2:00 PM UTC (find your local time) and Thursday 10 February 12:00 AM UTC (find your local time).

Incubator Lesson Spotlight

The Incubator Lesson Spotlight is a regular feature in The Carpentries blog and Carpentries Clippings newsletter, highlighting the great work our community is doing to develop new lessons in The Carpentries Incubator. Developers of any lesson in the Incubator are encouraged to submit details about their material for inclusion in the series.

This edition’s featured lesson is Building Websites with Jekyll and GitHub pages

Learn more about this lesson

Teaching Tips from Instructor Trainers


Missing sticky notes when you teach online? Zoom reactions includes a green "check" and red "x" that stay on learners' screens. Check the participants window if you want a count of the responses!

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