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Minutes Minutes of June 15th call Jun 15, 2018


Building Locally, Connecting Globally

Purpose and Scope

  • Community Building: bring together members of the Carpentry community, including instructors, partners, advocates, and staff, together with people sharing similar interests from around the globe. We will have a “come and learn” format that is different from most conferences.
  • Sharing Knowledge: The event will include sessions on teaching methods, curriculum development, community organization, and leadership skills. (As noted in the preamble, the final list of sessions will be determined by the program committee in consultation with the community, balancing “who wants to learn what?” with “who’s willing to teach what?”.)
  • Networking: Opportunities will be provided for participants to come together informally to share stories about challenges and successes.
  • Contributed talks/posters: There will be at least one session where attendees can share how they have incorporated Carpentry techniques into their own research and teaching, and/or how they have grown their local Carpentry community. This is crucial as presenting will be a requirement if attendees are seeking travel support from their home institution.

The CarpentryCon Task Force

The CarpentryCon Task Force has been created within the carpentries to help organize and coordinate the CarpentryCon 2018.

What members of the task force do

Right now, we are working on

  • drafting the CarpentryCon program
  • recruiting local and global participants to help organize and promote the event
  • getting feedback and estimating the attendance

All progress on above items is reported here, within this repository.


We have occasional [meetings][meetings]. Minutes of past meetings are available here.

Current Task Force Members

  • Fotis Psomopoulos (Co-Chair)
  • Malvika Sharan (Co-Chair)
  • Mark Laufersweiler
  • Mateusz Kuzak (Steering Committee Liaison)
  • Alix Keener
  • Greg Wilson
  • Rayna Harris
  • Jason Williams
  • Tracy Teal
  • Jamie Hadwin
  • Ivo Arrey
  • Jonah Duckles
  • Belinda Weaver
  • Danielle Quinn

Useful Links



official website