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Carpentries Clippings, 14 July 2021

Tweet of The Week

Vini Salazar @vinisalazar_
I was delighted to work on this! @thecarpentries is a wonderful community, and I hope to continue contributing in years to come. Thank you @ThePSF for the opportunity!

Img Alt Text: Screenshot of Tweet from The Carpentries, with the text "New on the blog: Wrapping Up the Carpentries Python Curriculum Project Read on to learn about Carpentries Instructor @vinisalazar_'s work and accomplishments with regard to the Carpentries Python Curriculum! Read Post
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Community News & Updates from Our Committees / Task Forces

In-Person Workshop Survey
Please consider filling out this survey as we begin collecting data to help us plan  to resume in-person workshops. The purpose of this survey is to help us gauge different scenarios and possible workflow changes we will need to set in place to ensure the safety of all participants in a Carpentries workshop. The survey should take no longer than 5-7 minutes to complete. This survey will be active from July 12 - July 30.

Registration for CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 now open!
The main goal of CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 is to build capacity for workshops through Instructor Training, and establish a network for the regional Carpentries community. Registration and More Information

Applications for the current round of Carpentries Maintainer Onboarding end this week!
The Carpentries is preparing to onboard the next round of Maintainers. Applications are due July 16, 2021. Please read this blog post for more information and to apply.

What You May Have Missed on The Carpentries Blog

Wrapping Up the Carpentries Python Curriculum Project
This blog post is about Carpentries Instructor Vini Salazar's work and accomplishments with regard to the Carpentries Python Curriculum

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On the governance of The Carpentries
Written by Lex Nederbragt and the Executive Council, this blog post clarifies the roles and responsibilities of The Carpentries Executive Council

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Reflecting on our first Alpha Test of the Lesson Infrastructure Redesign
Written by Carpentries Core Team member Zhian Kamvar this blog post is about how we are working to ensure our redesign is friendly and usable for maintainers at all skill levels.

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Teaching Tips from The Carpentries Instructor Trainers

From Kate Hertweck:

Encouraging a quiet class to participate with questions can be challenging! Rather than asking "Do you have any questions?", our instructor training materials suggest reframing it as "What questions do you have?" If your class is especially quiet, you can take it one step further by actively requesting "Give me your questions!"

The Incubator Lesson Spotlight

The Incubator Lesson Spotlight is a regular feature in The Carpentries blog and Carpentries Clippings newsletter, highlighting the great work our community is doing to develop new lessons in The Carpentries Incubator. Developers of any lesson in the Incubator are encouraged to submit details about their material for inclusion in the series.

This edition’s featured lesson is Foundational Computer Skills
Learn more about this lesson

If you would like to increase the visibility of your lesson and encourage Carpentries community members to contribute to its ongoing development, fill in this short form.

Community Opportunity Postings

Toolshed (Posts from Our Past)

In July 2020, The Carpentries was preparing for CarpentryCon @ Home. In this post we announced the schedule and speakers. 

Many of the sessions were recorded and can be streamed at The Carpentries YouTube
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