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Aleksandra Nenadic

Aleksandra Nenadic

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Report on CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 (CW19)

Posted by g.law on 27 September 2019 - 8:43am CarpentryConnect doodleDrawing by Jessica Ward, SSI Fellow

By Aleksandra Nenadic, Training Lead

The Software Sustainability Institute invites everyone to read the CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 (CCMcr19) report, detailing the content of all the sessions and the value provided to the attendees and community. CCmcr19 took place in Manchester over three days from 25th to 27th June 2017. 

Read the full report.

What were people’s experiences of CCMcr19?

Here are some of the quotes people used to describe their experience:

  • “This was an excellent, content-rich event. People were friendly and welcoming, what a great community. Also, I very much appreciate that the event provided great food to meet my special dietary requirement - thank you! Location in Manchester was fantastic; nice time of year to be in the U.K. Well worth the trip from the U.S.”

  • “Super organizing work - thank you so much!”

  • “There are no words to describe how awesome this conference was!”

  • “Thank you. This was my happy place.”

  • “It was all really fantastic!”

  • “I think [...] the organisers did an excellent job, and confirmed the fact that a strong social programme [...] really makes a difference to the experience.”

  • “It has been an amazing three days for me, THANK YOU! As an early career researcher, I really appreciate the support and kindness from the Carpentries! It means a lot to me!”

ReproHacks, run by Anna Krystalli - an SSI Fellow, proved to be a huge success at CCMcr19. ReproHacks are one-day reproducibility hackathons where participants attempt to reproduce papers from published code and data and raise awareness and need for open code and data. 

Many thanks to @annakrystalli for a brilliant #ReproHack at #CCMcr19 today - and mega thanks to @Ben_C_J for nominating one of his papers with @LisaDeBruine and colleagues to see if we could reproduce the modelling results - and we could! ? ?? #opencode #opendata ftw!

— Andrew Stewart (@ajstewart_lang) June 27, 2019

The conference managed to pass inspiring and positivity messages to encourage the community to believe “they are good enough” and to grow a sense of belonging to the community.

See you all at the next Carpentry event - CarpentryCon 2020 at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, United States.

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