Training

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. 
By Anna Krystalli, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow It was great to be at CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 a few weeks ago. Not only did I join a fantastic group of people who are a joy to spend time with, extremely knowledgeable and generous with that knowledge, but, with such a focus on active learning, it was also the perfect event for running the first ReproHack in the series and gathering feedback to guide future development.
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.
Session videos from CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 (CCMcr19) are now available on the Institute’s YouTube channel. In affiliation with The Carpentries, the Software Sustainability Institute organised the first European CarpentryConnect event in Manchester from 25–27 June 2019. CCMcr19 was hosted at The Studio Manchester on 25 and 26 of June, and in the Kilburn Building at the School of Computer Science (University of Manchester) on 27 June.
By Jeremy Cohen, Research Software Engineering team lead. This blog post was originally published at the RSE Imperial College blog. On the 9th and 10th July 2019 the Research Software London community ran its first regional Software Carpentry workshop. The event was jointly organised by Imperial, UCL and Queen Mary with Queen Mary hosting the workshop at their Mile End Campus.
By Lucy Whalley, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow. Some, or perhaps most, of the readers of this blog will be aware of The Carpentries project, which teaches foundational coding and data science skills to researchers. The Carpentries has been a huge success, training thousands of researchers worldwide. But I’ve often thought – what happens after the basics are in place? This is where initiatives like Code Refinery come in.
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.
CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 (CCmcr19) will be held from 25th - 27th June 2019 at The Studio Manchester on 25th and 26th of June and in the Kilburn Building at the School of Computer Science (University of Manchester) on 27th June. Have a look at the programme for the event. 
In affiliation with The Carpentries, the Institute is organising the first European CarpentryConnect event in Manchester from 25th - 27th June 2019 in collaboration with the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research and with support from Manchester’s Data Science Institute. It will be hosted at The Studio Manchester on 25th and 26th of June and in the Kilburn Building at the School of Computer Science (University of Manchester) on 27th June.
By Toby Hodges, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg, Germany. You might have seen that the full programme for CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 was published recently. As well as exciting keynote talks and plenty of breakout sessions covering important topics relating to teaching and developing skills in research software, the conference promises to be particularly relevant for anyone interested in developing high-quality teaching material or enhancing their computational skills.
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