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Carpentries Clippings, 1 July 2021

Tweet of The Week

Bia Villas Bôas @wavesjam
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Big shoutout to all @thecarpentries instructors and helpers at
@Scripps_Ocean! It was amazing teaching our workshop to the SURF students in person again. We're all looking forward to seeing some cool @matplotlib plots during the SURF symposium at the end of the summer!


 
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Community News & Updates from Our Committees / Task Forces

Director of Community Development and Engagement Transition
The Carpentries Director of Community Development and Engagement and Community Development Team lead, Serah Njambi Rono, is departing her position to pursue new opportunities. Her final working day at The Carpentries will be July 30. Erin Becker, the Associate Director of The Carpentries, will lead the Community Development team while we search for Serah’s successor. Read a message from Serah in this blog post. (Thank you Serah for all of your work with The Carpentries!) 

Announcing our New Curriculum Team Lead
Starting June 2021, Carpentries Curriculum Community Developer Toby Hodges has been the Curriculum Team lead. Please read this blog post by Toby and former Curriculum Team Lead Erin Becker for more information.

Registration for CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 now open!

The main goal of CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 is to build capacity for workshops through instructor training, and establish a network for the regional Carpentries community. Register at The Carpentries website.


Apply for the current round of Carpentries Maintainer Onboarding!

The Carpentries is preparing to onboard the next round of Maintainers. Applications are open now. Learn more about the role and apply in this blog post. Applications due 16 July, 2021

Announcing Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award to advance The Carpentries Equity and Inclusion goals for training researchers of color.

The Carpentries has been awarded an 18-month grant to advance equitable outcomes in data literacy for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous researchers in the U.S. Learn more about this work in this recently published blog post.


The Library Carpentry Advisory Group needs your help!
They have created a survey aimed at understanding the training needs, impacts and more of librarians Please consider taking the survey to help the LCAG meet your training needs.

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What You May Have Missed on The Carpentries Blog

Carpentries Community Conversation with the Executive Council
This blog post is a summary of the two community conversations with the Carpentries Executive Council in February 2021, facilitated by Serah Rono and Dr. Kari L. Jordan.

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Sharing our new Code of Conduct Facilitators Module
Code of Conduct facilitation is part of the Carpentries Community Facilitators Program. We welcome your review and suggestions on our new Carpentries Code of Conduct Facilitators module

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First Software Carpentry Workshop in Japanese
This blog post highlights lessons learned from the first Software Carpentry workshop taught online in Japanese.

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Teaching Tips from The Carpentries Instructor Trainers
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From Lex Nederbragt:

When teaching online, some platforms (such as Zoom) allow you to turn off your self-view, meaning you won't see your own video feed while still allowing all other participants to see it. It turns out doing this helps reduce the stress of online teaching (and online meetings). Imagine looking at yourself in a mirror the whole day! 

I picked up this tip from this article: https://newatlas.com/telecommunications/zoom-fatigue-video-exhaustion-tips-help-stanford/ and I apply it consistently. I find it actually helps me be more relaxed in online teaching and video meetings!

The 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 Foundational Computer Skills
 
Learn more about this lesson

If you would like to increase the visibility of your lesson and encourage Carpentries community members to contribute to its ongoing development, fill in this short form.

Community Opportunity Postings

Toolshed (Posts from Our Past)

In July 2020, The Carpentries was preparing for CarpentryCon @ Home. In this post we announced the schedule and speakers. 

Many of the sessions were recorded and can be streamed at The Carpentries YouTube
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