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Carpentries Clippings, 9 December 2020

Tweet of The Week

Hey #JapanR #TokyoR community! Want to learn more about #Rstats? We've translated a full  @thecarpentries  R workshop into Japanese. You can find it here:……  Please join us on Slack or GitHub to get involved in teaching or translation.
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Hey #JapanR #TokyoR community! Want to learn more about #Rstats? We've translated a full @thecarpentries R workshop into Japanese. You can find it here:……
Please join us on Slack or GitHub to get involved in teaching or translation.
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Community News & Updates from Our Committees / Task Forces

Thank You To Everyone Who Has Donated to Our Fundraiser So Far!

progress bar showing Carpentries donations. $4180 raised, $30,000 goal

As of 9 December, we have raised $4,180 towards our individual contribution goal of $30,000!

For more information about the campaign and what we are working towards, read Executive Director, Dr. Kari L. Jordan’s letter to The Carpentries Community and please consider supporting our $30,000 individual contribution goal by 31 December.

Donate to The Carpentries Campaign

As part of this fundraising campaign, By donating to The Carpentries at either the $60 or $100 levels, you will receive a gift card to select and purchase an item featuring designs crafted specifically for this campaign. 

We are so proud of our work with The Carpentries, and by supporting us at those levels, you will be able to show your pride too.

We hope you enjoy the designs!

image showing Carpentries Design on Totebag

Apply to Join The Carpentries 2021 Mentoring Program!
Do you have a Carpentries goal that you are not sure how to accomplish? Or do you want to help your fellow instructors gain the skills and confidence they need to achieve their goals? If so, we encourage you to join a Carpentries Mentoring group! Learn more about the program in this recently published blog post by community members Katherine Simeon & Samar Elsheikh and apply by Sunday, December 13 (anywhere on Earth).

The Carpentries will also be hosting two information sessions about the mentoring program at 3pm & 11pm UTC on December 10.  See more information on these meetings on the Community Discussions etherpad.

Elections for The 2021 Carpentries Executive Council
The election period for the 2021 Carpentries Executive Council closes Thursday, December 10 at the end of the day, anywhere on Earth. 

If you are a Voting Member you should have received your ballot and voting instructions. If you have not received your ballot or have any questions, please contact Juan Steyn.

For more information about the candidates, please review their introductions and videos linked in this blog post

Amendments to The Carpentries Bylaws in 2020
One of the tasks of the Executive Council is to “re-approve [the Bylaws] or an amended version every two years.” In this blog post written by members of the Executive Council, they highlight the changes to the Bylaws in 2020

What you may have missed on the blog and mailing lists

Meet The Carpentries Feedback Facilitators
This post by Carpentries Core Team Member Serah Rono introduces our first cohort of community facilitators focusing on feedback facilitation.

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Thank you for contributing to Glosario!
This post written by Carpentries Core Team members Toby Hodges, François Michonneau, and Zhian Kamvar follows up on Hacktoberfest and our request to contribute to Glosario, the online, multilingual glossary of data science terms.

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Giving Tuesday at The Carpentries
This post by Carpentries Core Team Member Omar Khan highlights some of the ways to contribute to The Carpentries other than monetary contributions

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Welcome to Our Newest Instructor Trainers
This post by Carpentries Core Team member Karen Word introduces the 14 new Instructor Trainers badged in the latest round of onboarding.

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Library Carpentry Advisory Group Call for New Members
The application period to join the Library Carpentry Advisory Group is open from now until January 18, 2021 at the end of day (anywhere on Earth). For more information about how to apply and what the Library Carpentry Advisory Group is, please read this post written by members of the current Library Carpentry Advisory Group.

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Community Opportunities

Biological Data Modeler at RTI International
RTI International, a non-profit based in North Carolina, United States is looking for a Biological Data Modeler to develop tools and methods to enhance data interoperability.

Learn More & Apply

The University of Kansas, USA is hiring a Research Project and Data Manager
The Research Project and Data Manager will provide assistance, logistical support, and organization; facilitate project wide communication; collate and manage data collected by the project; work with the project’s investigators to design and deliver data products to long-term open access repositories.

Learn More & Apply

OpenLifeSci Mentoring Cycle 2021
OpenLifeSci is a mentoring and training program that helps individuals and stakeholders in research to become Open Science ambassadors. Apply by January 11 2021 to join their 16-week long personal mentorship and cohort-based training

Details & Application

Proposals for Collaborations Workshop 2021
Submit your proposals for participant-led mini-workshops and social programme activities as part of the Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21), which will take place online from Tuesday, 30 March to Thursday, 1 April 2021! To find out more information including registration, agenda, call for submissions and how to sponsor the unconference, please visit the CW21 website. Deadline for submissions is January 31 2021.

Details & Registration

Grants to attend PyCascades 2021
PyCascades is a regional PyCon in the Pacific Northwest, celebrating the west coast Python developer and user community whose organising team includes members of the Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland Python user groups. Grants are available for PyCascades! If you would like to join in but cannot afford the ticket price, Apply for an attendee grant by December 19, anywhere on Earth.

Apply for a Grant


  • Looking for Partners for the Google.Org Impact Challenge | Carpentries Executive Director Dr. Kari L. Jordan recently posted in Topicbox, looking for organisational partners to join the Impact Challenge.
  • All are welcome to join rOpenSci's Community Call on The Wild World of Data Repositories. Wednesday, December 18th, 2020, 18:00 UTC / 10-11am Pacific. No RSVP needed. Call Details.
  • Registration is now open for the UK Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21), taking place online from Tuesday, 30 March to Thursday, 1 April 2021. Registration is now open!

Toolshed (Posts from Our Past)

Last year as part of our Gratitude series, Serah Rono published a blog post thanking our community for supporting our outreach efforts.
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