What’s happening this week
The monthly Software Carpentry lab meeting will be this Thursday, June 26th, at 10am and 7pm ET. Details are in this Etherpad.
- Luis Pedro Coelho and Marios Isaakidis taught a workshop at Cyprus University in Nicosia, Cyprus, and another one in Amman, Jordan.
- Will Trimble and Elijah Lowe taught a workshop at the Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Naupaka Zimmerman, Bernhard Konrad, Dav Clark, and Andrea Zonca taught a workshop at the Univeristy of California at Davis.
- Preston Holmes and Bill Mills taught a workshop at the Claremont Colleges in California.
- Cliburn Chan, Karen Cranston, and Joshua Granek taught a workshop at Duke University in North Carolina.
- Pauline Barmby, Jennifer Campbell, and Greg Wilson taught a workshop at the Mozilla Toronto.
- June 24–25: Rockfeller University, New York.
- June 24–25: Womem in Science and Engineering, Philadelphia.
- June 25–26: Univeristy of Reading, UK.
- June 26–27: University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
- Jun 30-Jul 1: Stanford University, California.
In these two weeks, 11 pull requests were merged, 6 issues were closed, and 11 issues were opened. In addition to the merges, we had 13 commits made by Greg Wilson, Raniere Silva, Ben Marwick, mestato, and Rémi Emonet.
- ARCHER, the UK’s new national supercomputing service, annouced a three-day Software Carpentry bootcamp “to master the skills you need before tacking anything with cloud or peta or HPC in their name.”
- Registration for the instructor training course in Norwich in late October is open.
- Bill Mills wrote in our blog a detailed reflection on the way we teach Python.
- Jeff Shelton described in our blog his plans to run a engineering focused bootcamp. He is looking for feedback and instructors.
- Will Trimble taugth a workshop where students run into a problem using git on Windows, but he had only his Mac to figure it out. His solution: spin an Amazon EC2 instance running Windows, reproduce the issue, and fix it. As a bonus, he fixed other 14 bootcamp repos..
- Tareq Malas wrote in our blog about the Python tutorials he is teaching at the KinKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.
- Projects for our July sprint are blooming. See a summary in this, and this posts.
- As part of the July sprint, some people is traslating the Software Carpentry novice lessons into Spanish. If you want to help, check out this repo.
- Also as part of the sprint, Atul Varma is building a tool to administer bootcamps.
A workshop needs you
- US and Canada
- A workshop at workshop at Stanford University at the end of July needs an instructor. Another instructor is needed at US Department of Agriculture in Athens, Georgia in September.
- At least one instructor is needed for a workshop in Kiel in Germany, and several for workshops in Nottingham, Cambridge, and Oxford in the UK.
More details in the instructor-needed Etherpad.