Bérénice Batut took this picture of attendees - we are embodying The Carpentries symbol. This is one of many pictures Bérénice took at CarpentryCon.
I feel privileged to have been part of the Task Force that helped build CarpentryCon, and to have led sessions there, but most of all I feel lucky to have been there and felt the power that belonging to such a great global community provides. For those who weren’t able to attend, check out the Twitter streams for @carpentrycon and #CarpentryCon2018, and also check out Bérénice Batut’s great pictures.
If they make you feel inspired, think about joining the Task Force to build the next CarpentryCon, or to help build regional CarpentryConnect meetups to bring the spirit of CarpentryCon back home.
The Carpentries are eternally grateful to our leading sponsor, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, our two supporting sponsors, Mozilla, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the other sponsors who came on board to support the conference and to provide gifts and travel support.
We need to report back to those sponsors, which is where your feedback is so important. Please give feedback on sessions on Day One (Wednesday), sessions on Day Two (Thursday), and on the Friday workshops. This will also give useful information to the CarpentryCon Task Force on what worked well and what might need some fine-tuning for next time.
Finally here are some tweets that sum up the power of CarpentryCon.