CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 Sponsors

We would like to thank all sponsors of CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 for their kind and generous support. Check "Why sponsor us" page for details on sponsorship packages.

Silver Sponsors

Sean McGeever

Sean McGeever is a Computing Manager at the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, leading the Edinburgh Research Software Engineers and Edinburgh Carpentries communities. Sean is contributing from his own research/grant budget.


SAGE Ocean is an initiative from SAGE Publishing to help social scientists navigate vast data sets and work with new technologies. Our hope is that our work will help to make it easier for social researchers to work with big data and new technology in order to advance our understanding of the world.

Bronze Sponsors

CMI Manchester

The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI) was launched in August 2014 and provides a focal point at The University of Manchester for the application of quantitative methods in interdisciplinary social science research in order to generate a world class research environment. The Institute applies structures to life's challenging social questions, provide high-quality methods training and development and promote excellence in quantitative social sciences. Prof. Rachel Gibson, the Director of CMI, has been providing invaluable support and guidance for the conference since it inception.


DSI Manchester

Manchester's Data Science Institute acts as an access point to the University’s expertise in data science, facilitates interactions between data science researchers and problem holders, owns the University’s data science strategy, and delivers sustainable support for the community.



The Institute of Coding is a family of learners, businesses and educators creating a new way to develop the digital skills researchers will need at work and beyond.



The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree Centre is home to some of the most advanced computing, data analytics and AI technologies in the UK, working with industry to tackle real-world challenges and transform the productivity of people and processes.



ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data being generated by publicly funded research. It coordinates, integrates and sustains bioinformatics resources across its member states and enables users in academia and industry to access services that are vital for their research. 



The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library's collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages; it also has a small but growing collection of datasets and software. Up to 10 million people visit the British Library website - - every year where they can view up to 4 million digitised collection items and over 40 million pages.


R Consortium is a group organised under an open source governance and foundation model to support the worldwide community of users, maintainers and developers of R software. Its members include leading institutions and companies dedicated to the use, development and growth of R. The R language is an open source environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R community has enjoyed significant growth, with more than 2 million users worldwide. A broad range of organisations have adopted the R language as a data science platform, including biotech, finance, research and high technology industries. The R language is often integrated into third-party analysis, visualisation and reporting applications, and runs on a wide variety of computing platforms.


Travel Sponsors

Lex Nederbragt is a Senior lecturer at the Institute of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway. He is also head of "Education and Training" for the Centre for Bioinformatics, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. His research and teaching involve genomics, bioinformatics and programming for biologists. Lex became a Software Carpentry instructor in 2013 and has been an instructor trainer for the Carpentries since 2016. Lex has been serving on the Executive Council of The Carpentries since its inception in January 2018. He is also a keynote speaker at CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019.


Raniere Silva is Software Sustainability Institute's Community Officer since early 2016. He has been serving on the Executive Council of The Carpentries since its inception in January 2018 and has been an active member of the Carpentry Community for many years.

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