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Carpentries Clippings, 7 April 2021

Tweet of The Week

Batool Almarzouq @batool664
We had our first meeting for our local community in #MENA today @thecarpentries. Thank you to everyone who came. If you missed the meeting but want to get involved in growing this community, please join our TopicBox. #MiddleEast #openscience
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Community News & Updates from Our Committees / Task Forces

Workshop Administration Community Discussions
The Workshop Administration Team will be presenting a series of Community Discussions to share updates and receive feedback about workshops. The first session will be on Self-Organised Workshops. The team will share logistical information as well as answer questions you may have.

The sessions will be:

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021  at 4:00 PM UTC
  • Thursday, 22 April 2021 at 1:00 AM UTC

Please sign up on the etherpad to join us!

The Carpentries has launched a Podcast!
The Carpentries’ podcast is a way for us to share conversations and discussions of interest to our community in a format that is portable and accessible. The goal is to ensure that our community is able to interact with us in whatever way they choose to do so. 

Listen or download the two current episodes at the Carpentries Podcast page!

The Executive Council has a new Code of Conduct Liaison
Masami Yamaguchi is the new Executive Council liaison for the Code of Conduct Committee.  

African Carpentries Monthly Meetups
The African Carpentries Community monthly meetups have been running since 2017. Here we discuss topics that are of interest to our instructors in the African context, including available resources, opportunities, events, and more. Join our next session, on 22 April 2021 12:00 - 13:00 SAST/10:00-11:00 UTC. 

You can sign up on the Etherpad. To join the conversation about The Carpentries in Africa, sign up at Topicbox and join the Slack channel #african-carpentries.

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.
  • Carpentries Community Discussion with Preethy Nair: 12 April, 15:30 UTC
  • Carpentries Community Discussion with Sarah Stevens: 19 April, 14:00 UTC
  • Carpentries Community Discussion with Preethy Nair: 19 April, 15:30 UTC
  • Carpentries Community Discussion with Scott C Peterson: 20 April, 18:00 UTC
  • Carpentries Community Discussion on Developments in HPC Carpentry: 21 April, 3:00 UTC
If you have suggestions for topics for our next themed discussion sessions, please consider filling out the The Carpentries Community Discussions: Call for Themed Discussion & Carpentries Conversation Facilitators Form with your ideas

What You May Have Missed on The Carpentries Blog

Welcome to The Trainers Leadership!
In this post we welcome the five new members of the Trainers Leadership Group.

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Pondering on the Question of Community Sustainability
This post provides a summary of discussions and takeaways from the Community Sustainability session that Serah Rono and Toby Hodges facilitated at the March 2021 SORSE workshop. 

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Announcing The Python Software Foundation Scientific Working Group Grant
This post provides an overview and introduction to Carpentries Instructor Vini Salazar’s work to develop the Carpentries Python Curriculum.

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Teaching Tips from The Carpentries Instructor Trainers
“Take a few minutes at the beginning of a workshop to establish a common vocabulary. There are many regional differences in terminology e.g. what do you call [ ]? What about { } and ( )?"

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 Introduction to Open Data Science with R
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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.

Community Opportunity Postings

Toolshed (Posts from Our Past)

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