Registration for CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 now open!

The main goal of CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 is to build capacity for workshops through instructor training, and establish a network for the regional Carpentries community.

What is CarpentryConnect?

CarpentryConnect events are regional Carpentry Community meetups that take place outside of the main international CarpentryCon meetup. The second South African CarpentryConnect will be held virtually and will bring together newer and more experienced community members to share knowledge, network, develop new skills, and develop strategies for building strong local communities around digital and computational literacy at universities.

The main goal of CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 is to build capacity for workshops through instructor training and establish a network for the regional Carpentries community. The first South African CarpentryConnect took place in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2018. CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 will build on the successes of that first event, to bring together and grow the Carpentries community in Africa even further. Workshop fees and mobile data for African participants is funded by Code for Science and Society Event Fund.

What can one expect from CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021?

The organising committee will be hosting a Data Carpentry and Library Carpentry workshop during the first week (6-10 September) and an Instructor Training as well as the Bonus Module on teaching online events the second week (13-17 September). Visit for more details.

Other sessions include:

CarpentryConnect South Africa’s blurb in 2021 will be delivered by Dr Kari L. Jordan, Executive Director at The Carpentries on Monday 6 September at 14:00 SAST. Register here to attend this session.

Networking events:
The CarpentryConnect South Africa organising team will also host two networking events (Tuesday 7 and Thursday 16 September at 14:00 SAST) for our Carpentries community. These will be great opportunities to connect with like-minded people in fun, collaborative and interactive online events. [Register here to attend this session(

On Friday 17 September at 14:00 SAST we would like to create a space for community members to offer feedback and lessons learned on CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 at the end of the two weeks. Register here to attend this session.

Who is Invited to Join CarpentryConnect South Africa?

  • Those looking to learn foundational coding and data science skills
  • Current Carpentries community members based in Africa
  • Those who would like to train and become Carpentries instructors
  • All interested in conducting efficient, open, and reproducible research

Volunteer as instructor, helper or trainer

This event can happen only with your help. Sign up on this Google Form or reach out to the organising committee to hear how you can volunteer as an instructor, helper or trainer at

More information

If you have any questions or would like more information about CarpentryConnect South Africa, please visit the website or email Additionally, consider subscribing to the African Carpentries mailing list to stay updated about future training opportunities and community events.

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