With four fascinating keynotes around the theme of training and an exciting schedule of lightning talks, workshop sessions and a social programme, the Software Sustainability Institute is delighted to announce the provisional programme for CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 (ccmcr19). Register before 18th April to get an early-bird rate.
By Gabriella Rustici, Associate Director of Training at HDR UK. A shortage of statistical and computational skills  is well recognised in the health care sector and advances in technologies such as Artificial Intelligence  (AI) will create an even greater skill mismatch in the future.
Early-bird registrations will close on 10th April. Register now to get an early-bird rate. In affiliation with The Carpentries, the Software Sustainability Institute are organising the first European CarpentryConnect event in Manchester from 25th - 27th June 2019.
By Toby Hodges, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg, Germany. Did you see the recent announcement that registration and call for proposals are now open for the CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 conference? This event is an opportunity for members of The Carpentries’ global community of instructors and anyone else with an interest in helping researchers to improve their computational skills, to get together for a few days to exchange ideas and learn some new things.
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 are very pleased to announce Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University and a professional educator at RStudio, as one of the keynote speakers at CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019. In her talk "Let them eat cake (first)!" Mine will focus on undergraduate data science education with backwards design and 5 principles for creating and delivering data science education materials.
We are very pleased to announce Lex Nederbragt, Head of Education and Training for the Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Oslo, as one of the keynote speakers at CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019. In his talk “Learning from the Carpentries”, Lex will reflect on how involvement with The Carpentries can shape one's thinking about teaching, learning, community and science.
We are very pleased to announce Marta Teperek from TU Delft in Netherlands as one of the keynote speakers at CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019. Her talk “Better data (and code!) Help!...” will address issues around data management in research.
We are very pleased to announce Tracy Teal as one of the keynote speakers at CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019. Her talk “Democratising data: building inclusive communities teaching universal data literacy” will address issues around supporting the creation and development of inclusive communities and teaching researchers data skills.
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By Steve Crouch, Software Sustainability Institute, and John Shepherdson, CESSDA Platform Delivery Director describe the main outcomes of two technical training events which took place in 2018 and plans for the next steps in 2019.