Carpentry Clippings, 22 July 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

  • 22 July at 20:00 UTC: Community Discussion with Sarah Stevens

  • 24 July at 10:00 UTC: Community Discussion with Aleksandra Nenadic

  • 27 July at 10:00 UTC: Community Discussion with Angelique van Rensburg

  • 28 July at 18:00 UTC: Community Discussion with Sarah Stevens

  • 31 July at 7:00 UTC: Community Discussion with Serah Rono

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.

CarpentryCon @ Home

We are in week 2 of CarpentryCon @ Home and have over 200 community members registered to participate! Join the conversations on our slack channel #carpentrycon . We look forward to seeing you! 

CarpentryCon @ Home runs from 14 July - 31 August. 

For the full schedule please visit the CarpentryCon Website

Community News

Letter from The Carpentries Executive Director, July 2020
Read Dr. Kari L. Jordan’s letter to the Carpentries Community here

V2 of the official Carpentries Recommendations for Teaching Workshops Online is now live!
The Carpentries evolving list of recommendations for teaching workshops online has been updated with more information and recommendations including, how to use the technology, communication norms, how to arrange windows on a single, small laptop screen, and more. Read the recommendations here

Note: All of The Carpentries Resources for Online Workshops can be found in a centrally organised page that is continually updated.

Read the resources here.

Please continue reviewing these recommendations and sending feedback; We appreciate all of your feedback which has allowed us to make the updates necessary. Please continue to share your experiences teaching by writing blog posts for the community as well..

Committee and Task Force News    

Call for a Maintainer Community Lead
We are looking for the next Maintainer Community Lead! Read Angela Li’s post about her experiences in the role here and consider reaching out to Erin Becker by August 2020 if you are interested in being the next Maintainer Community Lead. 

Member Organisation Council Meetings: Week of 17 August
There will be a set of Member Organisation Council Meetings held the week of August 17th, 2020. Visit the etherpad for details and to sign up. 

Topics already on the agenda for this meeting are: 

  • Local program assessment metrics, 
  • Teaching online, 
  • Building community online. 

If you are involved in your organisation's Carpentries Membership, we would love to see you there! These meetings are a chance to network with like-minded people, receive relevant Carpentries updates, and help inform the Carpentries Membership Program development to meet your needs! If you are interested in Carpentries membership, please feel free to sit in and email our Director of Membership at

What you may have missed on the blog and mailing lists

Join Us for CarpentryCon @ Home: 14 July - 31 August
CarpentryCon @ Home began 14 July! The 7-week long event started with a keynote by Dr. Kari L. Jordan on 13 July and the first session on 14 July. Read our blog post announcing the series along with some information on how to participate and get involved.

The Software Sustainability Institute's Guidance for Running Online Training
This post, originally published on the Software Sustainability Institute’s website, is guidance based on the Software Sustainability Institute staff and collaborators running online training events. Read the post

CarpentryCon @ Home Session Topics
This post organises the sessions of CarpentryCon @ Home by theme, so you can find the sessions related to your interests. Read the full post here

Calling Local Midwest US Instructors! 
Community members Sarah Stevens and Angela Li are starting a community call for Instructors in the midwest US. Read their blog here.

Welcome to our Newest Lesson Maintainers
The Carpentries most recent cohort of Lesson Maintainers have completed their onboarding and received their badges. See the full list here.

Pre- and Post-workshop discussions: Six months into 2020
We have hosted more than 50 pre- and post-workshop discussions between January and June 2020. This post contains some of the information we have learned. Read the post here.

Tweet of the Week

Community Job Postings

CSCCE is recruiting a Lead Trainer and Curriculum Development Specialist
The Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) is looking to hire a Lead Trainer and Curriculum Development Specialist to design and deliver online and in-person trainings related to community-building in STEM. CSCCE runs the year-long Community Engagement Fellowship Program (CEFP), is launching new online cohort-based courses later this summer, and  works with clients in different STEM organizations to deliver custom training. Find out more in this blog post and email if you’d like more info or to apply.

Training and Engagement Manager at Griffith University
Griffith University seeks a Training and Engagement Manager to develop and implement strategies to build the public profile and professional image of a digital innovation.

The African Open Science Platform is seeking a Director
To learn more about the position’s requirements and to apply please visit the posting here.

Data Curators at Dryad
Dryad, a digital repository dedicated to making research data discoverable, freely reusable and citable is looking for a Data Curator. Read the full posting and apply here.

Papers and articles for and from the community
Building digital workforce capacity and skills for data-intensive science


Call for Applications: OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for early career women scientists from the developing world
The call for applications for 2021 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards is now open.

These awards reward and encourage women working and living in eligible developing countries who are in the early stages of their scientific careers, having often overcome great challenges to achieve research excellence. Awardees must have made a demonstrable impact on the research environment and must have received their PhD in the last ten years. You can read more about past awardees here and find out how to apply online here. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2020.

Call for Papers: 11th International Global Wordnet Conference, Pretoria, South Africa/Venue to be announced 18-21 January 2021
The Global Wordnet Association is pleased to announce that the 11th International Global Wordnet Conference (GWC2021) will be held from 18 to 21 January 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. The conference will be hosted by the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR). For more information about the conference and requirements for submissions, please visit the SADiLaR website.

Code for Science & Society’s Event Fund
Code for Science & Society opened its first call for applications for virtual open science event grants! Awards range from $5K-20K. Read more and apply here

Toolshed (Posts from our Past)

Have you been on The Carpentries TopicBox recently? For a guide to the lists that you can subscribe to, read Angelique van Rensburg’s guide from April.

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