Aleksandra Nenadic

The Carpentries community of practice started out with a clear goal: teaching foundational computational skills to researchers worldwide. Shared values and goals have long been the starting point of communities of practice as they identify changes they want to see and start working together towards these changes. As a community, The Carpentries are now looking to articulate more closely what these values are and wish the community members to be an integral part of creating these value statements. 
The Software Sustainability Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the new mailing list local-uk@lists.carpentries.org under The Carpentries Topicbox. This mailing group is open to the Carpentry community in the UK – trainers, instructors, helpers, workshop coordinators and facilitators and anyone else interested in joining – to discuss training matters round the UK.
By Aleksandra Nenadic, Training Lead, Software Sustainability Institute CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 took place from 25th to 27th June 2019. For the first two days, we were in a fantastic, modern, vibrant meeting venue – The Studio – at the very heart of Manchester.
By Aleksandra Nenadic, Training Lead, The Software Sustainability Institute. CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 (#CCMcr19) conference in June will be the key community-building and networking event for The Carpentries' community in the UK and Europe for 2019. It will be an opportunity to bring together newer and more experienced community members to share knowledge, network, develop new skills and strategies for training and building strong local training communities.
By Aleksandra Nenadic, Training Lead, Software Sustainability Institute While we will undeniably create a sizeable carbon footprint by travelling to and from Manchester this June for CarpentryConnect (#CCMcr19), I nevertheless wanted to explore the ways in which we can reduce our impact on the environment at the conference.
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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