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By François Michonneau, Erin Becker, and Tracy Teal. The Carpentries has seen a growing interest in individuals, research groups, and institutions wanting to develop lessons for their own domain of research. We are very excited by the potential brought by this growth. Diversifying our lesson offerings means we can extend our reach to new communities, and further disseminate our practices of teaching and collaborative lesson development.
By Gergana Daskalova and Isla Myers-Smith, University of Edinburgh. Coding Club combines online and in-person resources to help teach quantitative skills to people at all career stages working inside and outside academia. Coding Club is focused on trying to overcome "code fear" and "statistics anxiety".
By Andy South, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow. Training people to use software is not straightforward. I imagine most of us can remember courses that have gone well and not so well. I’m going to make a couple of suggestions for things to consider when developing software training based upon our recent experience.
The Carpentries are excited to announce the first release of the long-awaited Data Carpentry curriculum for working with Geospatial data which is now ready to be used in teaching. As all newly developed curricula are ‘beta’, The Carpentries are actively promoting and organising pilot workshops and collecting feedback to improve these lessons.
HPC Carpentry will take place on 25th and 26th July 2018 at the University of Leeds. This course is aimed at researchers who have little or no experience of using high performance or high throughput computing but are interested to learn how it could help their research, how they could use it and how it provides additional performance. You need to have previous experience working with the Unix Shell. For a brief introduction to bash, you can refer to the Software Carpentry material available online. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the…
By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute, Aleksandra Nenadic, Software Sustainability Institute, Mario Antonioletti, Software Sustainability Institute. After six years of working and communicating with The Carpentries’ staff and community via email and various video conferencing tools at all sorts of early or late hours, we finally met them face-to-face for the very first time at CarpentryCon 2018. It was all very exciting!

The Carpentries (a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives) was formed in January 2018 by formally merging Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry.

Are you working on a research software project, and would like to develop and scale your work? Would you like to create a business plan, understand cybersecurity, and learn about alternative funding models?

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect

Registrations are now open for CarpentryCon 2018 in Dublin. The event will take place from 30th May to 1st June 2018. 

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