- The 2016 Steering Committee’s first bimonthly report provides an overview on happenings in the community in the past two months. The joint partnership agreement with Data Carpentry is now available, together with a written version of the instructor training model, a call for subcommittees and task forces, and an official space on Facebook. Make sure to read the Code of Conduct in support of our welcoming, friendly, and diverse community.
- The results from the first analysis of instructor training data is now available. Also see the discussion on the discuss mailing list. If you have a suggestion for further analysis, please share your thoughts!
- Applications for R instructor training in Cambridge, UK, are now open.
- Beth Duckles have recently published two reports on Software Carpentry instructors’ experiences and views. In a more recent blog she’s asking whether we are measuring the things that we actually care about.
- Are you a Research Software Engineer? Apply to attend the First Conference of Research Sofware Engineers.
- Reminder: the bug BBQ is coming up on 13 June.
- The Brisbane Software Carpentry community has expanded over the past few years and invite all newcomers to upcoming events.
- For an interesting take on Software Carpentry Workshops, see Christopher Lortie’s Common Sense Review.
- Attendees can make or break a workshop. Read about Paula Andrea Martinez’s experience of the First Data Carpentry workshop in Darwin, Australia.
- Read Cathy Chung’s post on what digital humanists do if you are curious about real-life digital humanities projects.
- Want to run a workshop for Women in Science and Engineering? These tips and tricks by Aleksandra Pawlik might help you!
- Still not sure what is good and not-so-good practices when teaching workshops? Watch these videos by Lex Nederbragt for demonstrations.
- David Andersen posted a great summary of how to apply what he has learned in Google’s Visiting Faculty program in academia.
- 25 workshops were run over the past 22 days. For more information about past workshops, please visit our website.
- Upcoming Workhshops:
- May: Central Queensland University (CQU), University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez
- June: McGill University, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Federal Reserve Board, Berkeley Institute for Data Science, Great Plains Network, Université Bishop’s, Massey University Albany & NeSI, Massey University, Palmerston North, University of Cincinnati, Elizabeth City State University, LANGEBIO-Cinvestav, Online, Online, University of Wisconsin - Madison, National Institutes of Health - FAES, Cornell University Statistical Consulting Unit (CSCU), University of Washington - Seattle, SRRC, USDA-ARS, New Orleans, LA, The University of Leeds, iHub, SIB @ University of Lausanne, University College London, University Library Basel, The University of Leeds, Materials Physics Center - University of the Basque Country, NERC / The University of Leeds, NERC / The University of Leeds
- July: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, R workshop - The University of Queensland, SciPy 2016, University of Southern Queensland, Philippines
- August: Colorado State University
- September: European Molecular Biology Laboratory
- October: UC San Diego