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Tweet of the Week
What you may have missed on the blog and mailing lists
We are excited to announce that the Software Sustainability Institute has come on board as a Travel Sponsor. They have promised us $5,000 to subsidise people’s travel to attend CarpentryCon 2018. You can apply for travel support here or submit an abstract for a poster or lightning talk using this form. Hotel and on-campus accommodation information will be available this week.
Channels for Champions
At the 14 February Carpentry Champions call, we talked about the development of a new resource called the Carpentries Cookbook, which has community building ‘recipes’ you can adapt for your own, local ‘ingredients’. A discussion about that, plus what makes people stick to communities can be found on the etherpad. We have now created a Slack channel for Champions to network with one another. If you aren’t already a member of our Slack, sign up here, then join the #champions channel. You can also sign up to Carpentry Champions Announce, which will alert you to upcoming meetings.
Lots of event activity this month on Discuss
about upcoming events. Inigo Aldazabal Mensa posted
about potentially meeting up with fellow Carpenters at HighPer2018
. The event will take place in Spain on 23-24 April, 2018. Fotis Psomopoulos posted
about the book sprint that created the first draft of an Open Science Training Handbook
. Raniere Silva posted
about the Collaborations Workshop 2018
in the UK (26-28 March, and tickets are available now). This workshop brings together researchers, developers, managers, funders, publishers and trainers to explore best practices and the future of research software.
Papers & manuscripts from the community
Community job postings