- Fantastic news from our sibling organisation, Data Carpentry, who received USD 750,000 in funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
- Do you have suggestions for the citation format of our lessons? Should all contributers be named? Please participate in this discussion to help us move forward with making our lessons citeable.
- How can we improve the next version of our Python 3 lesson? Contribute to the discussion before September when content of the next release will be decided upon.
- Meanwhile, a few posts focussing on preparing for and teaching various lessons have appeared over the past months. You can help improve what and how we teach by sharing your experience in terms of content, format, and preparation for teaching at a Software Carpentry workshop.
- Have you designed and built a data management system for your lab or project? Please share your experience to help us rethink how we teach databases and their integration with other tools.
- Rounds 14 and 15 of instructor debriefing were run in August. Some great pointers are given to improve learners' and instructors' experience.
- Did you know Software Carpentry material can be used to teach undergraduates too? Kunal Marwaha summarised their experience as instructors at a workshop specifically for undergraduates.
- Areej Alsheikh provided great feedback about DIPnet's recent workshop in Bali He gave interesting tips for teaching a mainly non-English speaking audience.
- Remi Emonet wrote two posts about workshops run at CERN. Read about the different experiences in his first and second workshops.
- Five workshops were run over the last two weeks. For full details on previous workshops please visit our website.
- Several workshops have been confirmed for the next few months. Upcoming workshops can be viewed on our website. Newly added workshops are indicated with "*".
- August: University of California, Davis*, Daejeon*, Vanderbijlt Unviversity, North Western University, Sloan-Kettering, University of Melbourne*, Stanford University, NeSI - Wellington Region, NERC / University of Leeds
- September: University of Michigan*, University of Surrey*, The University of Leeds - Advanced Research Computing, Universidade de São Paulo*, University of Chicago*, University of Queensland
- October: James Cook University*
- November: European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
- PyCon UK 2015 will be running a Science Track with a collaborative open science sprint on 19 - 21 September.