Carpentry Clippings, 13 May 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

  • 19 May 6pm UTC: Community Discussion with Scott Peterson
  • 22 May 2pm UTC: Community Discussion with Sarah Stevens
  • 26 May 10am UTC: Community Discussion with Aleksandra Nenadic
  • 26 May 6pm UTC: Community Discussion with Scott Peterson
  • 29 May 7am UTC: Community Discussion with Serah Njambi Rono 

Community News

Dr. Kelly Barnes is our New Deputy Director of Instructor Training 
We are delighted to introduce Dr. Kelly Barnes, who joined The Carpentries Core Team last week as our new Deputy Director of Instructor Training. Here’s a blog post introducing Kelly. 

Resources for Online Workshops
We have collated all of our current resources on online workshops, including community-created resources and conversations on the subject and have added them to our handbook. This resource will be updated regularly. Check out the new resource here.

Welcome our Newest Instructor Trainers!
We are excited to announce that our most recent cohort of Instructor Trainers have completed their onboarding and received their badges! Read this blog post to learn more about our 14 new Carpentries Instructor Trainers.

2019 Reports and our New Annual Reports Page
We have released our 2019 Annual Report and Financial Report, and set up a standalone page on our website, created to aggregate all Carpentries reports for ease of access. These resources help communicate transparently about how The Carpentries have grown and operated in the past year. 

Applications for the Future Leaders – African Independent Research Fellowships are now open.
FLAIR fellowships provide African scientists with an opportunity to undertake cutting-edge research that addresses global challenges facing developing countries. Learn more here.

Committee and Task Force News    

Update from the Maintainers Team
We have 35 people signed up for Maintainer onboarding, including seven existing Maintainers. Onboarding will run from 8 June, 2020  - 3 July, 2020. New Maintainers will join a curriculum team: six each for Library Carpentry, DC Ecology, DC Geospatial, DC Social Sciences, and 10 for DC Genomics. 

Workshop Administration FAQ
The Workshop Administration Team recognises that people may ask similar questions related to organising a Carpentries workshop. To help answer questions quickly, we developed a Frequent Asked Questions page for Workshop Coordination. Please be sure to review the page and see if there is any new information provided. If you have any questions, please contact

Carpentry Con @ Home
Are you wondering how you can participate in CarpentryCon @ Home? The planning team will be presenting ways for you to submit session proposals, lightning talks, breakout sessions and even entertainment sessions! Please look for an upcoming blogpost that will outline the process. Have questions please contact

What you may have missed on the blog and mailing lists

Supporting Each Other and Our Community
In this blog post we outlined the measures Core Team members are taking to support each other and our community during this time. Read the full post here.

Carpentries Conversations: The Carpentries Teaching of Git and GitHub
This blog post summarises three themed discussions on teaching git and GitHub from December 2019. Read the full post here.

Increasing Researchers’ Digital Literacy in Ethiopia 
Written by Yared Abera Ergu, an active member of Team Carpentries Ethiopia, this blog post outlines how Ambo University's first Data Carpentry workshop went in December 2019. Read the post here.

Tweet of the Week

Community Job Postings

There is an open research analyst position at the Center for Healthy Communities at Chico State

Use your stats and data science skills to help basic needs (food, housing) programs succeed! For more information, see the posting here.

The University of Florida, Health Science Center Library is hiring a Bioinformationist (Assistant or Associate University Librarian). Read the full posting and apply here.

A permanent position is available as a Research Software Engineer/Sysadmin at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute. Read the full posting here.

Papers and Articles For and From the Community

A Graduate Student Perspective on Overcoming Barriers to Interacting with Open-Source Software
Community member Danielle Quinn and Memorial University PhD student (Oihane Cereceda) wrote this paper about the graduate student experience around interacting with open source software in the academic world. Read more here.


Call for NRF Postgraduate Scholarships 2021 - South African Citizens only
The DSI and NRF are pleased to announce a call of new applications for NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2021 Academic year. Learn more here.

The Impact of the Software Sustainability Institute: 10 Years On
This retrospective from the Software Sustainability Institute looks back on its decade of existence and the impact it has had on the software landscape and includes a nice nod to The Carpentries. Read the full post here.


Teaching Data Carpentry in Late June
Community member Sue McClatchy posted an opportunity in Topicbox to teach Data Carpentry Ecology remotely to secondary school students in the San Francisco Bay Area in lieu of their biotechnology summer internships. If interested, read the original Topicbox post for more information

Toolshed (Posts from our Past)
Last year, Dr. Kari L. Jordan (now The Carpentries’ Executive Director) wrote a blog post outlining the roles that equity, inclusion, and accessibility play in achieving diversity and announced our work on an EIA roadmap. 

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