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Carpentries Clippings, 11 March 2021

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Thrilled to announce:  @openscapes  has been awarded a 3-year grant from  @NASA ! 🚀🌍   Together w  @nceas , #metadatagamechangers,  @uwescience ,  @2i2c_org ,  @thecarpentries  we'll support  @NASAEarthData  researchers migrating workflows to the cloud. #OpenScience
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Thrilled to announce:@openscapes has been awarded a 3-year grant from @NASA! Together w @nceas , #metadatagamechangers@uwescience@2i2c_org@thecarpentries we'll support @NASAEarthData researchers migrating workflows to the cloud. #OpenScience
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Community News & Updates from Our Committees / Task Forces

Introducing Our New Director of Partnerships, Al Obayuwana
We are delighted to welcome Al Obayuwana to The Carpentries team as our new Director of Partnerships. In this role, Al will focus on further developing our Membership program, supporting current Members, and expanding our membership base across a diverse range of institutions. Read more about Al, his role, and a greeting from him in this blog post.

Announcing New Members of the Library Carpentry Advisory Group
Please welcome the 7 new members of the Library Carpentry Advisory Group, and learn more about each new member by reading this blog post.

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 Serah Rono - 12 March 8:00 UTC
  • Japanese Community Call - 15 March 1:00 UTC
  • The Carpentries Community Discussion with Scott C Peterson - 16 March 18:00 UTC
  • LC FAIR Data & Software Lesson Sprint - 19 March 16:00 UTC
  • UK Carpentry Community Monthly Call - 22 March 16:00 UTC
  • The Carpentries Community Discussion with Preethy Nair - 22 March 17:00 UTC
  • The Carpentries Community Discussion with Toby Hodges - 23 March 9:00 UTC

What you may have missed on the blog and mailing lists

Prioritising Accessibility in Organising Online Events
Cross-posted from the Code for Science and Society’s Event Fund Blog, this post by Serah Rono and Emily Lescak summarises Serah’s presentation at the Code for Science and Society community talk and highlights a checklist for accessibility in online spaces.

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Call for Pilot Workshops: Neuroimaging Lessons
Help with the further improvement of lessons in The Carpentries Incubator by hosting a pilot workshop. If you are interested, please take a few moments to read the post and fill out the attached form by end of Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (Anywhere on Earth)

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Introducing 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 Reproducible Computational Environments Using Containers: Introduction to Docker
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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.
Teaching Tips from The Carpentries Instructor Trainers
From Christina Koch:
"Many of the Carpentries lessons have more exercises than you can use in the recommended lesson time - one of the first things I do when preparing to teach is to choose which exercises I want to include. How do I choose? I prioritize exercises that either provide practice opportunities or reinforce core concepts."

Community Opportunity Postings

Toolshed (Posts from Our Past)

In March of 2020, We shared our first round of Tips for Teaching Online from The Carpentries Community which would help develop our official recommendations around virtual Carpentries teaching.
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