The next two value statements expound on our attitude and approach to all that we do in The Carpentries.
and what we uphold.
The final set of four value statements elaborate on what we boldly stand and advocate for.
At The Carpentries we…
We believe that transparency, honesty, and fairness are keys to fostering trust within an open community.
We help people build knowledge by creating a conducive environment for the exchange of skills, perspectives and experiences that empower people and enable them to reach their potential.
We value all contributions by individuals and entities to our community, code, lessons and broader ecosystem as long as those contributions adhere to The Carpentries Code of Conduct.
We value a growth mindset in all that we do and strive for continuous improvement, evolving ourselves and our methodologies, being responsive, curious, receptive to feedback, and eager to learn.
We advocate for inclusivity - welcoming and extending empathy and kindness - to leverage contributions from all community members, regardless of their identity or expression.
We believe that the individuals who make up our community are the most important part of our organisation and our strongest resource. We strive to make decisions that lower barriers for individual participation.
We value accessibility as core, and create multiple avenues for participation where all people can learn and contribute.
Our curricula and programs are developed by and with community members. We see collaboration across borders, domains and initiatives as a pathway to empower people and realise shared goals.
Appreciating that identities are complex and individual, we believe in empowering a diverse group of people to work with data and code to answer the questions important to them and address challenges in science and society.
A big thank you to The Carpentries community, who are the embodiment of the values outlined above, and who responded to our call for input, providing invaluable insight and elaborating on recommendations that made it possible for us to pinpoint these nine values for The Carpentries.
We are also indebted to The Carpentries Team and Executive Council for interrogating our process, reviewing our progress, editing our content and keeping the Task Force accountable for the duration of this project.
This project came together thanks to the tireless efforts of Amy Hodge from The Executive Council, Kari L. Jordan and Tracy Teal who served with me on the Values Project Task Force in Q3 and Q4 2019.
We are also grateful to Lou Woodley, Director of the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement, whose expertise and resources provided guidance as we worked on this project.