CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019: Call for Proposals Extended

Posted by s.aragon on 27 February 2019 - 10:28am


Photo courtesy of Ricky Kharawala.

Call for topic suggestions and proposals for CarpentryConnect Manchester has been extended till 8 March 2019. The conference will take place in Manchester from 25th - 27th June 2019 under the theme "Training Communities: Challenges and Opportunities in Europe".

We welcome topic suggestions and abstract submissions for breakout sessions (group discussions such as “Carpentry Methods in University Courses”, “Diversity and Inclusion”, “Sustainable Software Practices”), workshops (longer sessions or training on specific topics such as “Ally workshop”, “Contributing on GitHub”, “Project Leadership”, “Shell Tips and Tricks”), lightning talks and posters under the following general themes:

  • Lesson/curricula development (e.g. working on existing curricula or establishing completely novel materials, new introductory or intermediate lessons)

  • Increasing the sustainability of scientific software and research through training

  • Good teaching practices in research computing (e.g. different approaches for different levels of lesson, different workshop formats)

  • Tools and resources for teaching computational methods to researchers

  • Other topics relating to The Carpentries community or delivering training in research software:

    • Building a local carpentry group/community at research institutions

    • Running a Carpentry membership at an institution

    • Bringing the Carpentries curriculum to universities

    • Attracting funding or making a case with the senior management for workshops/membership at your institution

We strongly encourage contributions from new members of the Carpentries community, with or without any experience of running a session at a conference.

A draft programme for the conference is available online.