This post from Noam Ross, organizer of our upcoming Ask Us Anything event.
How do you create and nurture communities of people who teach, learn, and collaborate to build scientific computing skills? That’s a question central to much of MSL’s work, especially as we embark on new long-term training initiatives.
On March 24, 6-8PM EST, we’re hosting an online panel discussion on this topic on our forum. It’s Ask-Us-Anything, MSL-style. We want to spur knowledge-sharing among those who facilitate local learning communities. Are you part of a study group, users’ group, or other community of people who help each other with these skills? Do you want to start one or improve how yours works? Please join us!
Our panelists each work on local initiatives to train computing skills and build learning communities. We’ll be talking about our models, approaches, and challenges, and taking questions and comments about how to build such communities elsewhere and improve them.
- Rayna Harris, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, UT Austin
- Jeff Hollister, US EPA
- Isabell Kiko, Research Bazaar
- Fiona Tweedie, Research Bazaar
- Erika Mudrak, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit,
- Noam Ross, Davis R Users’ Group, UC Davis
- Matt Davis, Software Carpentry
We hope that this will be just the first of many discussions of community leaders we can facilitate. To join, just log on to the forum topic at 6 EST and meet our panelists, and start asking questions. We hope to see you there!