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Carpentries Clippings, 11 November 2020

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A Call To Action: Support The Carpentries Read Executive Director,
@DrKariLJordan's letter to The Carpentries Community and consider donating to The Carpentries to help us reach our 2020 fundraising goal!
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Community News & Updates from Our Committees / Task Forces

A Call to Action: Donate to The Carpentries

Read Executive Director, Dr. Kari L. Jordan’s letter to The Carpentries Community and consider supporting our $30,000 individual contribution goal for the year.

Donate to The Carpentries Campaign

As part of this fundraising campaign, By donating to The Carpentries at either the $60 or $100 levels, you will receive a gift card to select and purchase an item featuring designs crafted specifically for this campaign. 

We are so proud of our work with The Carpentries, and by supporting us at those levels, you will be able to show your pride too.

We hope you enjoy the designs!

Reminder: Updates to The Carpentries Platinum Membership Tier
The Platinum tier is our most customisable membership type. Organisations choosing a Platinum membership have many options, in terms of both membership benefits, and in discount options. With growing community interest in Platinum memberships, we have updated our pricing structure to increase the transparency and equity of our membership program. A breakdown of this updated pricing structure is available on our Membership page.

Call For Candidates for the 2021 Executive Council
Nominations are now open for community-elected and council-elected members of the Carpentries Executive Council! If you are interested in participating, either by self-nominating or nominating a qualified individual for one of the open seats, please read this guide to applying and FAQ by the current Executive Council. Please apply by 22 November.

Call for applications for a UI/UX Designer
The Carpentries is looking for a contract UI/UX designer to help design the next iteration of the lesson template. More information about the position can be found at The Carpentries website. Applications received before November 22nd, 23:59 UTC will receive full consideration.

The Carpentries at Open Education 2020 this week
Members of The Carpentries Core Team are presenting at Open Education 2020 this week. Including a session on The Carpentries Instructor Training Program on Wednesday, November 11 at 7:30PM EST. For more information, visit the Open Education 2020 website

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.

  • 13 November, 11:00 UTC - The Carpentries Community Discussion with Aleksandra Nenadic

  • 17 November, 10:00 UTC - The Carpentries Community Discussion Angelique van Rensburg

  • 18 November, 15:00 UTC - The Carpentries Community Discussion with Sarah Stevens

What you may have missed on the blog and mailing lists

Call for Pilot Workshops: Introduction to Conda for (Data) Scientists
Help with the further improvement of this lesson from The Carpentries Incubator

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Job Postings

Harvard University in Massachusetts, USA is hiring a Research Software Engineer
Through regular engagements with researchers, this Engineer will help with the refactoring of several R packages to improve the code design, unit testing, performance of statistical/numerical libraries, and cloud-readiness. Additionally, the Engineer will build containers (Docker, Singularity) and port the R packages to Python modules. 


The EcoHealth Alliance is hiring a Research Data Scientist in COVID-19 Response Analysis
The data scientist will work with EcoHealth Alliance team members and partner institutions to develop and maintain spatiotemporal models of COVID-19 spread and response, manage data pipelines integrating disparate large data sources, produce high-quality visualizations, reports, and dashboards and provide scientific interpretation for stakeholders.


Xero, an accounting software company, is hiring a Data & AI Ethics Lead
The Data & AI Ethics lead will drive the definition and implementation of the frameworks, habits and guardrails needed to embed responsibility and ethics as we scale our use of AI/ML and insight-driven decision-making. They will lead the creation of scalable and sustainable approaches to guide data use across both ML and BI applications.



Toolshed (Posts from Our Past)

Exactly one year ago, Carpentries Executive Council member Amy Hodge posted a reflection on what it means to serve on the Carpentries Executive Council and encouraged members of our community to apply. The current application and nomination period is still open till 22 November!
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