The conference programme will have a range of keynotes, breakout discussion sessions, training workshops, lightning talks and poster sessions on the following non-exhaustive topics:
Increasing the sustainability of scientific software and research through training
Good teaching practices, tools and resources for research computing education
Novel or existing lesson/curricula development Carpentry-style
Building local and regional carpentry/training communities at research institutions
Increasing diversity in our communities
Training on a range of practical skills, e.g. collaborating using git, advanced Shell skills, basic statistical methods, visualising data on maps, publication-ready scientific reports with Jupyter notebooks, boosting reproducibility of research using Binder, machine learning, etc.
Dr Tracy Teal, Executive Director, The Carpentries. Tracy's 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.
Dr Marta Teperek, Data Stewardship Coordinator at TU Delft, The Netherlands. Marta's talk “Better data (and code!) Help!...” will address issues around data management in research.
Dr Lex Nederbragt, Head of Education and Training for the Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Oslo. In his talk “Learning from the Carpentries”, Lex will reflect on how involvement with the Carpentries, as a learner, as an active participant in the community, or as a member organisation, can shape one's thinking about teaching, learning, community, science, and much more.
Dr Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University and a professional educator at RStudio. Mine's talk "Let them eat cake (first)!" will focus on undergraduate data science education with backwards design and 5 principles for creating and delivering data science education materials.
You can help us promote the conference by using the flyer. Simply print it and put it on your door or take it to an event you are attending.
Please see the accommodation page for maps and suggestions on where to stay in Manchester.
Code of Conduct
We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. By participating at this conference, participants accept to abide by both The Carpentries' Code of Conduct and the Software Sustainability Institute's Code of Conduct (see for example Collaborations Workshop 2019 Code of Conduct) and accept the procedures by which any Code of Conduct incidents are resolved. Any form or behaviour to exclude, intimidate, or cause discomfort is a violation of the Code of Conduct. In order to foster a positive and professional learning environment we encourage the following kinds of behaviours in all platforms and events (including social events organised at this conference):
Use welcoming and inclusive language
Be respectful of different viewpoints and experiences
Gracefully accept constructive criticism
Focus on what is best for the community
Show courtesy and respect towards other community members
If you believe someone is violating the Code of Conduct, we ask that you report it to the conference Code of Conduct chairs (Malvika Sharan and Tania Allard) at the conference in person, by email or on Slack, who will take the appropriate action to address the situation. You can also reach out to the Carpentries Code of Conduct Committee by emailing email@example.com.
The members of the Task Force organising CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 (in alphabetical order):
Ana Costa Conrado
For any enquiries, please get in touch with Aleksandra Nenadic (organising committee chair).
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