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CarpentryConnect Manchester (#ccmcr19) will take place from 25th to 27th June 2019. Following the success of the inaugural CarpentryCon in Dublin earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that the Software Sustainability Institute is organising CarpentryConnect Manchester, in collaboration with Manchester’s Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research and with support from Manchester’s Data Science Institute.
We are pleased to announce that applications to the Fellowship Programme 2019 open on Monday 10th December 2018. The deadline for application is Sunday 3 February 2019. The Institute will be running a Fellows 2019 Launch Webinar on Friday 11 January 2019 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm UK time. 
Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research at the University of Manchester is running "Data Carpentry workshop for Social Scientists with R" on the 13th and 14th December 2018. This two-day workshop is aimed at social scientists seeking to increase their skills in data management, particularly in dealing with new forms of complex and unstructured data.
Last September, a training initiative, called Edinburgh Carpentries, based on The Carpentries model was launched at the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with other Higher Education and research institutions in the area. Leading this initiative, Giacomo Peru, Institute Project Officer, and Sean McGeever, Computing Manager at the University of Edinburgh, are working towards securing stable institutional support for administration and coordination and to widen community participation,…
Are you interested in our activities but don’t know how to get involved? We’ve come up with a few suggestions with varying degrees of time commitment. Have a look at our new Get involved page.
Are you excited by open source and open science? Successful applicants will be helping us create open source tools to visualise and analyse complex open biological data in creative and user friendly ways. InterMine are looking for a Research Software Engineer to join their vibrant team at the University of Cambridge. This is a great opportunity especially for someone who would like to learn Clojure and functional programming. 

The Edinburgh RSE Community welcomes anyone in the Edinburgh area, active or interested in the area of research software to the second edition of the Edinburgh RSE Community meeting. The meeting will take place next Wednesday 21st November 2018 at the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), University of Edinburgh.

The Software Sustainability Institute website will be at risk during scheduled maintenance on Friday 16th November 2018 from 7:00am to 8:30am GMT.
Niall Beard, from the University of Manchester, has written a guide for the Software Sustainability Institute on "Adding schema.org to a GitHub Pages site." 
The UCL Research Software Development Group are looking for a Research Software Engineer to join their team of 11 RSEs. Applications must be submitted by 14th October 2018. This position is permanent but subject to the availability of continued funding sourced from appropriate research collaborations, and is funded for two years in the first instance, with salary negotiable up to £46,359. On this occasion, candidates interested in a part-time position are also welcomed to apply.