The conference programme will have a range of keynotes, breakout discussion sessions, workshops, lightning talks and poster sessions 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.
Dr Tracy Teal, Executive Director, The Carpentries. Tracy's talk “Democratising data: building inclusive communities teaching universal data literacy” will address issues around supporting the creation and development of inclusive communities and teaching researchers data skills.
Dr Marta Teperek, Data Stewardship Coordinator at TU Delft, The Netherlands. Marta's talk “Better data (and code!) Help!...” will address issues around data management in research.
Dr Lex Nederbragt, Head of Education and Training for the Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Oslo. In his talk “Learning from the Carpentries”, Lex will reflect on how involvement with the Carpentries, as a learner, as an active participant in the community, or as a member organisation, can shape one's thinking about teaching, learning, community, science, and much more.
Dr Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University and a professional educator at RStudio. Mine's talk "Let them eat cake (first)!" will focus on undergraduate data science education with backwards design and 5 principles for creating and delivering data science education materials.
Please see the accommodation page for maps and suggestions on where to stay in Manchester.
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 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 alphabetical order):
Ana Costa Conrado
For any enquiries, please get in touch with Aleksandra Nenadic (organising committee chair).
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