Carpentry Clippings, 15 August 2017
Highlights from the Software and Data Carpentry Community Calendar
Announcing the Merger
It’s now official - Software and Data Carpentry are merging into a single organisation. Both Steering Committees recently approved four motions about how the merged organisation will work. Missed the announcement? Read it here.
Instructor Training Curriculum Updated
The new release of the Software and Data Carpentry Instructor Training curriculum will be published by the end of August. To get the material ready, an Issue Bonanza was held in July to identify bugs and issues which were fixed during a Bug BBQ over 3/4 August. Thanks to the more than twenty people who took part in the 24-hour session. Read more.
Another Work Cycle Wraps up
Staff completed work on Cycle Phobos at the end of July. During this cycle, Kari Jordan released some of her work on assessment, the Data Carpentry Genomics lesson was updated, and a new cohort of instructor trainers began their training. Read more about what we accomplished in this cycle.
Data Carpentry at the University of Venda
Ivo Arrey wrote a post about a Data Carpentry ecology workshop at Venda. Workshop attendees brought their own data to day three, and have now created the Univen Study Group to help them integrate the skills learned at the workshop into their daily research practice.
Both instructor discussion and demo teaching sessions have been very busy as scores of new instructor trainees complete their checkout. If you are having trouble signing up for instructor discussions, please let the mentoring committee know
so we can schedule additional sessions.
Carpentry Champions Call
To share ideas about community building strategies, Jonah Duckles and Belinda Weaver are hosting a Carpentry Champions
call at 8pm UTC on 22 August. Check the local date and time in your location
. You can sign up for the call on the etherpad
, which will provide a list of talking points and all the connection details.
CarpentryCon plans and planning are the topic of the next Community Call
on 17 August. Join us to find out what’s in the works for this event.
Kari at JupyterCon
Dr Kari Jordan is speaking at JupyterCon
in New York, August 23–25, 2017. She will discuss how training has the potential to improve diversity and drive usage of Jupyter notebooks in broader communities.
We Don’t Want to Lose You
Have you changed jobs? Changed your email address? Please let us know
. We don’t want to lose touch with you. You can use the form to update your other details too, e.g. what lessons you can teach.
What you may have missed on the blog and mailing lists
Kari Jordan reflects on her first year at Data Carpentry, where she credits our community for the help they gave her in developing the data science toolkit, most especially around R, that she used in her work on assessment. Kari is keen to have interested people join her assessment network, so feel free to join the group or tweet your thoughts to @drkariljordan.
Jupyter + Docker + AWS
Titus Brown’s contribution on using Jupyter Notebooks on AWS to support tutorials sparked some positive comments.
Papers & manuscripts from the community
Other places to connect
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