Carpentry Clippings, 24 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

  • 25 June at 1pm UTC: Community Discussion with François Michonneau
  • 30 June at 6pm UTC: Community Discussion with Scott Peterson

Have you taught an online workshop? Please consider attending one of the above community discussions to share your experience and help prepare future Carpentries instructors.

Community News

Reading and Reflection Days for The Carpentries Core Team
On Friday, 12 June, The Carpentries Core Team had its first Reading and Reflection day. Reading and Reflection days are work days set aside for reading resources and reflecting on Carpentries programmes. Learn more about our Reading and Reflection day here.

COVID-19 Membership Organisation Impact Survey
The Carpentries Membership Team has put together a survey to help gauge the impact of COVID-19 on the plans of our Member Organisations, so we can plan to meet our commitments to the organisations that support us. 

If you have knowledge of your Member Organisation's upcoming Carpentries plans, especially instructor training, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey!

Committee and Task Force News    

Maintainer Onboarding Update
32 individuals are slated to attend the first Maintainer Onboarding session, and will finish their onboarding in early July. After the first sessions, there will be two following sessions.

Carpentries Maintainers work with the community to make sure lessons are up-to-date, accurate, and functional. Learn more about The Carpentries Lesson Maintenance in our handbook here, and find a list of our current Maintainers here

CarpentryCon @ Home
Thank you to everyone who has submitted a session proposal. The CarpentryCon @ Home Task Force has reviewed all the proposals and is reaching out to authors of the selected abstracts to begin finalising the program and scheduling. 

We will publish the schedule as soon as it is available. In the meantime, please continue submitting Lightning Talk proposals and signing up to be a Regional Host or volunteer if you are available.

What you may have missed on the blog and mailing lists

Online Workshops Pilot
Recently, The Carpentries’ Blog published two accounts of lessons learned and instructors’ experiences teaching online workshops:

  • This post covers instructors’ experiences running a four-day online Software Carpentry workshop at the University of Washington. Read here
  • This post covers instructors’ experiences from teaching an online workshop at UCLA. Read here.
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Community Job Postings

Director of Open Scholarship at the North-West University in Mahikeng, South Africa
North-West University is looking for a Director of Open Scholarship to develop and ensure the implementation of open scholarship strategy. Learn more about the position and apply here.

Data Services Librarian at UC Berkeley in California, USA
The University of California, Berkeley Library is looking for a Data Services Librarian to coordinate and implement the library’s data services program. Learn more and apply here

Postdoctoral Teaching and Learning Fellows at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada
UBC is looking for two (or more) Postdoctoral Teaching and Learning Fellows related to data science. Learn more about the positions and apply here

3 Bioinformatics/Computational Biologist Positions at The South Australian Genomics Centre
The South Australian Genomics Centre (SAGC)is seeking three talented bioinformaticians to join the SAGC Bioinformatics Platform. They will support users of the facility and develop advanced and customised approaches for data analysis, integration and visualisation. Staff in the Bioinformatics Platform will also engage in education and outreach activities to develop researcher capabilities to analyse and interpret their own data.

The successful candidates will join existing bioinformatics/computational biology staff in the SAGC to establish the SAGC Bioinformatics Platform. Apply by 6 July 2020.


Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science in Africa
The African Academy of Sciences has launched a new programme supporting Africa-led development of research and scientific leaders. Learn more about the programme here.

Toolshed (Posts from our Past)
In May 2019, The Carpentries published a primer for new hosts of our Community Discussion series. Read the post here and consider hosting an upcoming Community Discussion.

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