Carpentry Clippings, 7 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

  • 8 July at 2pm UTC: Community Discussion with Sarah Stevens
  • 10 July at 7am UTC: Community Discussion with Serah Rono
  • 10 July at 10am UTC: Community Discussion with Aleksandra Nenadic
  • 14 July at 6pm UTC: Community Discussion with Scott C Peterson
  • 17 July at 10am UTC: Community Discussion with Aleksandra Nenadic

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

CarpentryCon @ Home, July 14 - August 31
We are just days away from CarpentryCon @ Home! We are excited about what all we have planned. Be sure to check out the schedule and list of session leads on Take a moment to register for any of the sessions that interest you!

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

Read the resources here.

The Carpentries Community in Africa
The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLar) and The Carpentries have teamed up this year and have funding to run workshops (including online workshops) aimed at postgraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences in South Africa.  Funding is available for mobile data (instructors and learners) within South Africa. Contact Angelique if you are interested in hosting

Committee and Task Force News    

Maintainer Onboarding 
27 new and 5 continuing Maintainers completed Carpentries Maintainer onboarding on 1 July. New Maintainers will be supporting several Data Carpentry and Library Carpentry lessons.

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

What you may have missed on the blog and mailing lists

Looking Back and Looking Forward: Scaling Collaborative Curriculum Development
In this post members of The Carpentries Core Team, Erin Becker and François Michonneau, report on lessons learned, work accomplished, and where curriculum development is headed as a result of funding and support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Read the post here

Online Workshop Logistics and Screen Layouts
In this post, community member Daniel Chen outlines online workshop logistics and screen layouts/setups based on experiences from running an online Software Carpentry workshop. Insights include screen layouts for various screen resolutions and more. Read the post here

Going Online: How We Organised the First Ever Virtual csvconf
In this post, organisers detail how they moved an in-person community conference online in a few weeks, and the lessons they picked up along the way. Read the post here

Lessons Learned - Teaching Carpentries Workshops Online in Sweden, May 2020
In this post, community member Rosa Lönneborg outlines instructor experiences teaching SQL, OpenRefine, and Python over the course of 4 online sessions in late May. Insights include how the instructors prepared for the workshop, breakout rooms during the workshop, and feedback from learners post-workshop. Read the post here.

Tweet of the Week

Community Job Postings

EMBL Heidelberg is hiring a Bioinformatics Community Project Manager
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory is looking for a community project manager to help coordinate new and existing project activities, encourage and empower community members to engage with and contribute to these activities, and develop project strategy. Learn more and apply here

ZB MED is looking for a Graduate Research Assistant
ZB Med is looking for a Graduate research assistant to work on the STELLA project. Expected activities include development of graph embedding algorithms, report writing, outcomes presentations, and more. Read the full posting and apply here

ORCID is seeking an Executive Director
ORCID is now seeking a new Executive Director to lead the continuing development and success of the organization. The role requires a visionary strategy leader and manager who will provide thought leadership in building the research information infrastructure of the future whilst developing, leading and managing a sustainable organization. Learn more and apply here.

The University of Virginia School of Data Science is looking to fill several positions in Data Science
For more information and for a full list of the positions available, please visit the University of Virginia School of Data Science website here.


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

JupyterCon2020 Call For Proposals is Open
The period to submit tutorial/talk/poster proposals has a deadline of 20 July, 2020. To submit your proposal or for more information, please visit the JupytyerCon2020 website here.

Session Videos from the useR! 2020 Virtual Conference are Available
To view a full list of sessions from the useR! 2020 conference and watch the recorded sessions thus far, visit the link here.

The Academic Data Science Alliance is Accepting Proposals for the ADSA Annual Meeting
The ADSA Annual Meeting brings together data science methodologists and domain researchers from all disciplines and career stages to share breakthroughs and state-of-the-art approaches in data science research and education, with a strong emphasis on responsible data science. Learn more here.

5th BRICS Young Scientist Forum Announcement and Call for Abstracts
The Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa Young Scientist Forum has announced they are inviting applications for participation in the 5th BRICS Young Scientist Conclave. Learn more here.

Toolshed (Posts from our Past)

At this time 2 years ago, we summarised the progress The Carpentries had made from Jan 2017 to March 2018 in this blog post.

Since then we have progressed even further. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of making The Carpentries what it is today! We appreciate you!

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