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Software Carpentry - More than just workshops

Talk by Jonah Duckles, Executive Director

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Tuesday 30 August 2016,  at 14:00 - 15:00


Room 1485-237 - Jens Chr. Skous Vej, 8000 Aarhus C


Dan Mønster

Abstract: Building the necessary skills in the next generation of data driven researchers requires more than just workshops. It requires building communities of researchers that can effectively teach each other computational skills and workflows used most by researchers. Software Carpentry is a non-profit organization that trains a global network of volunteer instructors to be effective teaching short and impactful workshops. Additionally the organization and its instructors collaboratively develop lessons for data-driven researchers of all disciplines, aiding them to learn useful tools for research computation. Come hear more about Software Carpentry and how this approach can help with your computational research challenges.

Bio: Jonah Duckles is the Executive Director of the Software Carpentry Foundation. He has had various career trajectories including, long-term strategic planning, landscape ecology research, monitoring of global agricultural production and collaborating on the computational workflows of scientists. Now he helps data-driven researchers to be more effective in their analysis by spreading the practices of Software Carpentry to organizations around the world. 


Jonah Duckles, Software Carpentry, Exectutive Director