- Meet our new executive director, Jonah Duckles.
- 14 sites worldwide have registered for the first ever Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry instructor and helper retreat on 14 November. If you care about training, join a site near you or dial in via Google Hangouts.
- The obvious next step for the Software Carpentry lessons: Peer review
- Rayna Harris suggested we look at how Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry can play a role in teaching or disseminating information about data management plans. Please let us know if you are aware of good resources or would like to discuss how we can contribute as community?
- AMY 1.0 was released. Django web programmers are welcome to join the development team.
- Summarised feedback from instructor debriefing sessions on Python lessons is now available and will be used when we redesign the lessons. Please take a moment to look through the suggestions if you'd like to incorporate some in upcoming workshops.
- We're busy improving the post-workshop survey. Read more about suggestions received from a consultant at University of Texas.
- Belinda Weaver provided feedback on their workhshop in Brisbane. Using the Australian Research Cloud for running the workshop really seemed to work well.
- Greg Wilson argues that not having the skills which Software Carpentry ultimately aims to teach, is putting a tax on scientific discovery. Read more in his post about scarcity.
- In October we ran the 5th Software Carpentry workshop in South Africa in 11 months. Adrianna Piñska was organiser and lead-instructor. The workshop was small, but well received.
- Round 18 of instructor debriefing revisits installation issues and suggests the use of cheat sheets to give participants quick access to references. See what else is discussed in the blog post.
- The Software Sustainability Institute recently ran a Jupyter Notebook workshop using some of the Software Carpentry materials.
- European ELIXIR nodes are boosting their instructor numbers. Learn more about past and upcoming instructor training opportunities for researchers associated with ELIXIR.
- Tatiana Tomich and Shelley Littin wrote about a series of Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops offered by the University of Arizona's BIO5 Institute and iPlant Collaborative.
- 8 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 "*".
- October: University of Alberta, Acadia University, University of Michigan, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Jackson Laboratory, University of Washington - Seattle, University of Manitoba*, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Duke University*, Calcul Quebec, Universite Laval, University of Leeds
- November: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory*, NeSI - Northshore Region Workshop, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), University of Nebraska - Lincoln*, North-West University*, University of Notre Dame, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy*, Northwestern University*, NYU Medical Center*, CoDiMa - University of Manchester*, Iowa State University*, European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience*, University of Miami*, Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW Australia, University of Helsinki*, University of Edinburgh*, NeSI - Lincoln Region Workshop*