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TEACHING LAB SKILLS FOR
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Who We Are

The Software Carpentry Foundation is a non-profit organization whose members teach researchers basic software skills.

What We Do

We run workshops all over the world, provide open access teaching materials, and run an instructor training program.

2015 Steering Committee

The election for the Software Carpentry Foundation's Steering Committee is now complete. 122 ballots were exercised out of 179 mailed out, and our new committee is:

We are very grateful to our other candidates for standing as well, and look forward to continuing to work closely with them in the future.

Announcing 2015 Steering Committee

By Greg Wilson / 2015-01-31

The election for the Software Carpentry Foundation's Steering Committee is now complete. 122 ballots were exercised out of 179 mailed out, and our new committee is:

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Interim Steering Committee Meeting: Dec 16, 2014

By Greg Wilson / 2015-01-30

Software Carpentry Foundation Interim Board Meeting: Dec 16, 2014

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Data Carpentry Genomics and Assessment Hackathon

By Tracy Teal / 2015-01-28

If you're working or interested in genomics or assessment, we hope you'll consider applying for our upcoming Data Carpentry Genomics and Assessment hackathon. We're very excited about this event and the opportunity to develop lessons targeting genomics researchers and build assessment into the Data Carpentry curriculum. Travel support is available, so please apply to participate! It's a short application, and the deadline is this Friday, January 30th. If you have any questions about the event, please let us know.

Dates: March 23-25, 2015
Location: Cold Spring Harbor Labs, NY
Call for Participation
Application

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Cast Your Vote

By Greg Wilson / 2015-01-26

Voting is now open for Software Carpentry's new Steering Committee. If you are a member, you should have received a ballot by email from elections@electionbuddy.com. If you did not, please check your spam folder; if it is not there, please get in touch and we will sort it out as quickly as we can.

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The Other Ninety Percent

By Greg Wilson / 2015-01-24

Ninety percent or more of learning a skill takes place outside formal lessons as people try things out for themselves and turn attention into habit. This works best if a mentor is on hand to answer questions and provide feedback, but our workshop format doesn't lend itself to that: in most cases, our instructors are back on a plane (or back in their own lab) as soon as they're done teaching, so our learners have to make sense of what they've just been shown on their own. Based on follow-up discussions and Jory Schossau's work, here are things they stumble over in order of increasing pain:

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Welcome Our First New Instructors of 2015

By Greg Wilson / 2015-01-24

One of the best parts of this job is welcoming new instructors to our team. Many of this year's first group have already helped with workshops, and I hope to have a chance to teach with all of them before too long.

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Upcoming Workshops

United-States University at Albany, SUNY
Jan 31 - Feb 01, 2015
United-Kingdom EPSRC & MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine, University of Manchester
February 03 - 04, 2015
Canada University of Toronto iSchool
Feb 05-06, 2015
Netherlands Wageningen University & Research
Feb 09-10, 2015
Australia University of Melbourne
Feb 16-17, 2015
Australia University of Melbourne
Feb 16-17, 2015
Australia University of Melbourne
Feb 16-17, 2015
United-States iPlant Collaborative, University of Arizona
Feb 21-22, 2015
South-Korea Korea Radio Promotion Association
Feb 25-26, 2015
Norway Science Library, University of Oslo
Feb 26-27, 2015
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