The conference will have a range of keynotes, breakout discussion sessions, workshops, lightning talks and poster sessions during the first two days on the following themes:
Increasing the sustainability of scientific software and research through training
Good teaching practices in research computing
Tools and resources for education of researchers in computing
Lesson/curricula development (working on existing curricula or establishing completely novel domain-specific materials)
Other topics relating to The Carpentries community or delivering training in research software: e.g. building a local carpentry group/community at research institutions or bringing the Carpentries curriculum to universities, finding funding or making a case with the senior management at your institution.
Third day of the conference will be dedicated to hands-on/hack sessions and workshops.
Registration fees are yet to be confirmed but we expect the standard fee to be around £250.
Call for proposals opens: 17 January 2019
Call for proposals closes: 1 March 2019
Notification of acceptance: 1 April 2019
Registrations open: 1 April 2019
Conference: 25-27 June 2019
Call for Proposals
Call for Proposals is currently open - use it to submit your proposal or make suggestions what sessions you would like to see at the conference.
Suggestions of where to stay in Manchester will appear here in due course.
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 intended 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The members of the Task Force organising CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 (in alphabetica order):