Software Carpentry Week in Review: April 21-27, 2014

What’s happening this week

Several workshops are looking for instructors and helpers for the summertime, for example, one at Cornell University in June, and another at the University of Cambridge at the end of May. Take a look at the bottom of this post and spend a weekend teaching and making new friends.


Lex Nederbragt, Karin Lagesen, and David Fredman taught a R-based workshop at the University of Bergen in Sweden.

Upcoming workshops

Lesson development

3 pull requests were merged, 3 issues were closed, and 3 issues were opened. In addition to the merges, we had 55 commits made by Jessica Hamrick, Leyder, Brendan Taylor, Daniel Chen, John Blischak, Likit Preeyanon, Raniere Silva, Greg Wilson, Andrea Zonca, Gavin Simpson, Aron Ahmadia, Breena O’Brien, and Dani Traphagen.

Other news

A workshop needs you

  • US and Canada
    • A workshop in San Diego in May needs instructors and helpers, and a lot of instructors are needed in the West Coast: two at the University of California at Davis, four in total for two workshops in Stanford. In the East Coast, a workshop at the University of Delaware needs instructors, and also in Atlanta in Georgia, and Cornell University.
  • Europe
    • At least one instructor is needed for a workshop in Kiel, Germany, and several for workshops in Cranfield, Nottingham, Cambridge and Oxford in the UK.

More details in the instructor-needed Etherpad.