Carpentries Clippings, 19 April

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SherAaron Hurt @Sheraaronh

Honored that I get to represent @thecarpentries during the #NASATOPS Community Panel for the next 3 days!!! #IHeartOpenScience

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CarpentryCon @ Home Updates

The proposal submission period for CarpentryCon @ Home 2022 is now open! For more information, read this blog post.

To follow along with the latest updates for CarpentryCon @ home, visit the CarpentryCon Twitter or CarpentryCon Website.

Community News & Updates

Current Opportunities to Engage with The Carpentries

There are several current options to volunteer with The Carpentries and help us in working towards our mission.

  • Carpentries Maintainer Onboarding - We are preparing to onboard the next round of Maintainers. Applications are due May 24. Learn more.

  • Carpentries Workbench: Beta Phase Testing - We are beta testing The Carpentries Workbench and are looking for maintainers to volunteer to assist with beta testing. Learn more.

  • Data Carpentry Curriculum Advisory - In the coming weeks, we will begin the search for Curriculum Advisors to support three Data Carpentry curricula: Social Sciece, Ecology, and Image Processing with Python. Read more about the role of Curriculum Advisors within the community, and watch out for a full announcement coming soon.

  • Image Processing with Python - Call for Beta Pilot Applications - The Data Carpentry: Image Processing with Python curriculum is ready for beta testing. Learn more in this blog post.

Membership Council Meetings

The Carpentries will be holding two meetings of the Member Council on 24/25 May. Member Council meetings are an opportunity for Member orgs to come together and share ideas and tips for building Carpentries communities locally.

The Carpentries staff will also present a quarterly update on new programs, opportunities, and other topics of interest to Member organisations. Sign up to join on our Etherpad.

Shout-outs and Updates from the Workshop Administration Team

Shout out: Big thank you to Lynda Kellam for always going above and beyond! Your hard work and attention to detail do not go unnoticed. We appreciate you and all that you do!!

Great News! We have heard from our community the desire to return to the classroom and now The Carpentries is preparing to offer in-person workshops again! The Core Team has developed a Task Force that will outline the procedures for these workshops. Please know that it is our priority to ensure that our Instructors feel safe and comfortable in the classroom.

We do not have a set date to start offering in-person workshops at this time; however, it is our goal to be fully operating by mid-summer. We are looking forward to seeing each other in person once again!

Highlights from the 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.

May 25

  • Community Welcome Sessions

    • Session 1: 25 May, 12:00 PM UTC

    • Session 2: 25 May, 21:00 PM UTC

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 Introduction to Deep Learning

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