Registration is now open for CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021!  

The Carpentries is a non-profit organisation that teaches foundational computational, coding, and data science skills to academics, students and academic support staff worldwide. Carpentries workshops have been running at South African public universities and research institutions to hundreds of learners since 2014, and almost 100 instructors have been trained to teach digital and computational concepts to novices.

The first South African CarpentryConnect took place in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2018. The second 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. Workshop fees and mobile data for African participants are funded by Code for Science and Society Event Fund.  

Register for the following workshops and events here:

  • Data Carpentry (R for Social Science) workshop from 6-10 September, 9:00-13:00 SAST
  • Library Carpentry (Regular Expressions, OpenRefine and UNIX Shell) workshop from 6-10 September, 9:00-13:00 SAST 
  • Instructor Training event from 13-17 September, 9:00-13:00 SAST *Please use the code “ccza43”  

Other sessions include:

  • Keynote: 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
  • 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.  
  • Closing: 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. 

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Please note: While the event is fully funded by the organisers you will be held liable for an R500 attendance fee should you fail to attend without cancelling more than 48 hours prior.