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Carpentries Clippings, 13 January 2021

A New Year Message from The Carpentries Executive Director

The Carpentries Executive Director Kari L. Jordan wrote a new year's message for the Carpentries community

Read Kari's Message

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In this episode: How to Contribute to Open Source Software and Build Your Portfolio with  @DrKariLJordan  Executive Director  @thecarpentries  on the #humAInpodcast #opensource #code #datascience #stem #workshops #mentoring #datasets #instructortraining
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In this episode: How to Contribute to Open Source Software and Build Your Portfolio with @DrKariLJordan Executive Director @thecarpentries on the #humAInpodcast #opensource #code #datascience #stem #workshops #mentoring #datasets #instructortraining
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Community News & Updates from Our Committees / Task Forces

Weekly Co-Working Sessions For The Development of the Library Carpentry FAIR Lesson 
Sara El-Gebali, the lead maintainer on the Library Carpentry FAIR Lesson is hosting weekly open co-working sessions on Fridays, 16:00 - 17:00 UTC. Ongoing work on this lesson builds on the work from CarpentryCon @ Home 2020. For more information about the co-working sessions please visit Sara’s post on the FAIR Lesson Slack Channel

African Carpentries Community Monthly Meetups
The African Carpentries Community monthly meetups have been running since 2017. Here we discuss topics that are of interest to our instructors in the African context, including available resources, opportunities, events, and more. Join our first session, on 28 January 2021 12:00 - 13:00 SAST/10:00-11:00 UTC. You can signup on The Carpentries in Africa community Etherpad.

Applications are Open to Join The Library Carpentry Advisory Group till 18 January!
For more information about what is involved and how to apply, please read the recent blog post calling for new members.

The Carpentries 2021 Mentoring Program Begins 18 January
Mentor onboarding and Mentoring Groups Kick-Off begin the week of 18 January. For more information about the program, please read this recent blog post by community members Katherine Simeon and Samar Elsheikh.

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.
  • The Carpentries Community Discussion with Mateusz Kuzak - 18 January, 15:00 UTC
  • The Carpentries Community Discussion with Toby Hodges - 19 January, 9:00 UTC
  • The Carpentries Community Discussion with Scott C Peterson - 19 January 19:00 UTC
  • The Carpentries Community Discussion with Sarah M Brown - 20 January 14:00 UTC
  • The Carpentries Community Discussion with Serah Rono - 22 January 8:00 UTC

What you may have missed on the blog and mailing lists

I See, UC, We All See Carpentries: Collaboratively Scaling Workshop Instruction Across a University System
This collaborative blog post covers instructors' experiences running from Carpentries workshops in the University of California System.

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Running an Online Data Carpentry Workshop in Iran
In this blog post, Elnaz Amanzadeh shares Carpentries instructors' experiences from teaching an online Data Carpentry workshop in Iran.

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Community Opportunities

DataKind is Hiring a Network Manager
The Network Manager will foster an environment in which Chapters can contribute toward the DataKind mission, feel valued for their unique abilities, and reflect the diverse communities they represent. The Network Manager will partner with DataKind’s Center of Excellence and Programs team to ensure volunteers are trained and supported in their work.  Learn more and apply at the DataKind website.

Call for Proposals for csv,conf,v6 - May 4 and 5 2021
CSV Conference is a community conference for data makers everywhere that features stories about data sharing and data analysis from science, journalism, government, and open source.

The sixth edition of is set to take place online between May 4 and 5 2021, and the call for session proposals is now open. You can submit session proposals for a 25-minute talk or an hour-long Birds of a Feather session. The deadline for proposal submissions is end of day, anywhere on Earth on February 28 2021.Carpentries Core Team member Serah Rono recently posted on the Carpentries Topicbox with more information.


Toolshed (Posts from Our Past)

In January of 2020, we published a message from Ariel Deardorff, then co-Chair of the Library Carpentry Advisory Council thanking the committee for its work.
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