The Carpentries: A Joint Narrative (January 2017 - March 2018)

A summary of our progress together over the past eighteen months

Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry merged officially on 1 January 2018 to form a new organisation, The Carpentries. In mid-June, The Carpentries held their first Executive Council in-person meeting. A report of that meeting will be published shortly.

In preparation for the EC meeting, Carpentries’ staff prepared a narrative report on the progress we have made as a joint organisation since we began to work together more closely from January 2017. Two key milestones during that time were the creation and launch of both The Carpentries Handbook and the new Carpentries website.

See our report: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1294080

We wanted to provide an overview of what we have jointly achieved and provide an update on the status of our various programs. The report complements the programmatic assessment work recently compiled and published by our Program Manager, Maneesha Sane.

This report summarises work from January 2017 to March 2018. It covers workshop administration, assessment, instructor training, curriculum development and maintenance, community engagement and volunteer management, and communications. If you want to get a broad overview of what is happening in The Carpentries, this is the place to start!

The report is published on Zenodo: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1294080

Stay tuned for a report from the EC meeting. This report will appear on The Carpentries blog, and a link to it will also be shared via our Twitter feed, our Facebook page, and our mailing lists.

We welcome your feedback.

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