Carpentry Clippings, 12 June, 2019

Highlights from The Carpentries Community Calendar

Member Organisation Council Meetings
The Member Organisation Council Meetings of 2019 will take place from 17 to 20 June 2019. Representatives from the Member Organisations will get updates from The Carpentries and exchange feedback on local capacity development. Sign up to attend these calls.

Collaborating to Increase Carpentries Workshops in New Zealand
Megan Guidry, The Carpentries Regional Coordinator for New Zealand, will facilitate a community discussion dubbed Collaborating to Increase Carpentries Workshops in New Zealand on Tuesday 25 June from 1:00-2:00pm NZDT. Sign up to attend the call.

Community News

The Carpentries Financial Updates
The Executive Council and The Carpentries Leadership team have shared the first comprehensive financial overview of The Carpentries. Upon completing its first year as a joint project, a primary goal of the Executive Council will be to continue tracking income and expenses while working with The Carpentries staff, community members and our fiscal sponsor Community Initiatives. They will aim to diversify our revenue to support the mission and long-term sustainability of this community.

The Carpentries Genomics curriculum
The Data Carpentry Genomics curriculum will be published officially on 18 June 2019. Over 150 instructors have expressed their interest in teaching these lessons in the next six months. The curriculum developers invite you to help in reaching out to the potential learners of these workshops. You can post the promotional flyer about this workshop on your department message board, circulate it on your department mailing list, or send it out to other genomics or bioinformatics mailing lists. Read more details on this post.

Promotional flyer for the Genomics Curriculum

Committee and Task Force News

CarpentryCon 2020 TaskForce
The Task Force would like to thank everyone that took the time to submit a venue bid proposal and theme suggestions for next year's conference. They have received a number of proposals, which they are currently reviewing. More updates will be shared in the coming weeks.

Instructor Development Committee
On 5 June 2019, a Mentoring Groups Informational Session was held to discuss the plans for the round 1 of the 2019-2020 Mentoring groups. The committee invites you to participate by signing up to become mentors and mentees for this program. The notes from the last call can be found on this Etherpad. Read this blog for details.

Instructor training Team
The Topic of the Month at the Trainers meeting in June was "Teaching Demos: Knowledge Sharing". There were several interesting ideas on the call that has since continued on other communications channels. We're also excited to release the next version of the curriculum soon which has been updated and cleaned up with the help of the community members.

Library Carpentry
The 4th Mozilla Library Carpentry was joined by 63 members from 8 countries and 35 institutions making it a successful annual event. In other outreach activities, Chris Erdmann participated in a panel discussion on “Digital Transformation” at INCONECSS on 6 - 7 May 2019 in Berlin, Germany. He also delivered a talk at the Bank of Canada on the Library Carpentry FAIR pilot program with Natasha Simons.

Membership Team
If you are representing a member organisation of The Carpentries, please share your response to these 10 questions with The Carpentries Membership Team. Your response will help improve strategies to build and sustain local capacity for training.

What you may have missed on the blog and mailing lists

On the Topicbox discuss channel, check out the post on Reinventing Scientific Talent by Jason Williams. He invites you to support his proposal that has been selected as one of the 33 finalists for one of NSF’s “Big Ideas” – areas of focus that will shape the next decade of NSF funding.

Tweet of the Week


The CarpentryConnect Manchester is only a few weeks away. Hosted by our member organisation Software Sustainability Institute in Manchester, this event is taking place from 25 to 27 June 2019. The organisers are excited to welcome you at the conference. Read their recent blog on the planned curriculum development sessions. Check out the full program of the conference that ensures a number of opportunities for skill development and social networking.

Toolshed (Posts from our Past)

The Nature piece on reproducible science gave the well-deserved shout out to The Carpentries curricula and the community members. Several post-event blogs were published by individuals who shared their experiences from the CarpentryCon event in 2018.

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