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Carpentries Clippings, 27 January 2021

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Also, fun fact—I taught myself how to cross stitch through this super neat  @thecarpentries  lesson repository. The Carpentries are great for computing *and* crafting!  https://sgibson91.github.io/cross-stitch-carpentry/index.html
Andrew Heiss @andrewheiss
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Also, fun fact—I taught myself how to cross stitch through this super neat
@thecarpentries lesson repository. The Carpentries are great for computing *and* crafting! https://sgibson91.github.io/cross-stitch-carpentry/index.html
 
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Community News & Updates from Our Committees / Task Forces

Announcing the 2021 Carpentries Executive Council
We are pleased to announce the results of the community and council elections for the 2021 Executive Council, which will assume responsibility of governance from the current Executive Council in February 2021. Learn more about the new and continuing members in this blog post by the Executive Council.

 

An Update On Our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Progress
In a blog post, Executive Director of The Carpentries Dr. Kari L. Jordan shared updates from each of the Carpentries teams on progress towards fulfilling the Carpentries strategic plan in Q4 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.
  • The Carpentries Community Discussion with Preethy Nair: 1 Feb - 18:00 UTC
  • The Carpentries Community Discussion with Angelique van Rensburg: 2 Feb - 10:00 UTC
  • The Carpentries Community Discussion with Scott C Peterson: 2 Feb - 19:00 UTC
  • The Carpentries Community Discussion with Toby Hodges: 9 Feb - 9:00 UTC
  • The Carpentries Community Discussion with Scott C Peterson: 9 Feb - 19:00 UTC

What you may have missed on the blog and mailing lists

Wrapping up The Carpentries FIRST Fundraising Campaign
In the last quarter of 2020, The Carpentries ran our first fundraising campaign. In a blog post, Executive Director Dr. Kari L. Jordan highlights what we learned and how the campaign went.

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Alpha Testing a Jekyll Pages Lesson
In this blog post, community members reflect on the experience of teaching the new “Building Websites with Jekyll and GitHub pages” lesson for the first time in November 2020..

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The Carpentries at rstudio::global(2021)
In this blog post, Carpentries Core Team member Serah Rono describes the Carpentries involvement at rstudio:global(2021).

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Community Opportunities

Read the Docs is Hiring a Developer Advocate with Documentation Skills
Read the Docs, an open source project providing documentation building and hosting is hiring for a role to assist with developer marketing and assisting with their documentation. Learn more about the role and apply at the Read the Docs website.

The Open Research Funders Group is Hiring a Community Manager
“The Community Manager will expand the ORFG’s capacity, helping to liaise with existing and prospective ORFG members to better understand the tools and resources necessary for developing, launching, and overseeing open policies. The Community Manager will increase the ORFG’s participation in events, respond to opportunities, and cultivate strategic relationships with research stakeholders” Learn more about the position at ORFG’s website.

Grant Opportunity with the University of Vermont Open-Source Ecosystems and Networks Research Team
The University of Vermont Open-Source Ecosystems and Networks (OCEAN) research team has launched the Open-Source Ecosystems and Networks Research Awards program, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The OCEAN awards program will support a global network of researchers who are working to deepen understanding of how people, teams, and organizations thrive in technology-rich settings, especially in open-source projects and communities. Learn more at the OCEAN website. 

500 Women Scientists Fellowship Opportunity
Apply for 500 Women Scientists Fellowship for the Future by February 5, 2021 https://500womenscientists.org/apply

Toolshed (Posts from Our Past)

In February of 2020, community member Aleksandra Nenadic wrote a blog post on the Incentives and Benefits of Getting Involved in Teaching Researchers
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