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Carpentries Clippings, 9 December 2021

Tweet of The Week

Daniela Huppenkothen @Tiana_Athriel
Differently coloured sticky notes to signal when learners need help or when they’re done with an exercise continues to be one of the most useful things that I learned from
@thecarpentries that I took into my general teaching practice.
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Community News & Updates from Our Committees / Task Forces

We Value All Contributions - The Carpentries 2021 Fundraiser
There are 22 days left in our campaign! As of today, we are 22% of the way to reaching our goal!

Funds we get from this campaign will help us:

  • Offer greater diversity in the languages we teach and interact in.

  • Recognize and appreciate the different cultural norms that exist around data, programming, teaching, and volunteering in different regions to improve our programs and services.

  • Collaborate with existing organisations to reach broader communities.

  • Authentically engage broader communities, working with, not for them.

Learn more about how you can help support The Carpentries

The Carpentries is updating our pricing for the first time since 2016
Starting in January 2022, Carpentries pricing for membership, workshops, and Instructor Training will change. Learn more about the pricing changes including context and details about the new prices in this blog post by Carpentries Associate Director, Erin Becker. 

Announcing the 2022 Carpentries Executive Council
We are pleased to announce the results of the community and council elections for the 2022 Executive Council (EC). The 2022 Carpentries Executive Council will assume responsibility of governance from February 1, 2022. 

Read more in this blog post

Permanent Online Workshops Feedback
Online workshops are here to stay!

If you missed the Community Discussion on 7 December and December 8 about the new developments for Online Workshops, we would like to invite you to share your feedback regarding online workshops. Also, you can review the etherpad for the notes from the call

If you have any questions please contact

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.

  • The Carpentries Community Discussion: 8 December, 17:00 UTC

  • The Carpentries Community Discussion: 16 December, 10:30 UTC

What You May Have Missed on the Blog


Executive Council Key Activities Report

This blog reports on The Carpentries Executive Council activities from reporting period: February 2021 to July 2021 (inclusive)

Glosario: African contributions

As part of the checkout process, community members translated more than 300 data science terms into Amharic. This blog post highlights their work.

Share Your 2021 Gratitudes with Our Community

We are taking time throughout December 2021 to reflect, write and share our community green stickies for the year. Please share your Gratitudes by tweeting with the hashtag #CarpentriesGratitude or by adding to the GitHub Issue in the blog post

The Carpentries Instructor Training Curriculum has been Updated!

The new version of the Instructor Training curriculum has been released!

Community Opportunity Postings

Toolshed (Posts from Our Past)

In November of 2020, Carpentries Executive Director, Kari L. Jordan wrote a post about how donations and fundraising are used to support the work of the Carpentries.
The Carpentries is funded in part by grants and donations, and donating even a small amount can make a big difference - we value all contributions!
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