Carpentries Instructor Training 2019 - Now accepting expressions of interest
We are happy to announce that NeSI and the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) are hosting a Carpentries Instructor Training workshop in Wellington on 13-14 May 2019. An online session will also be hosted later this year (August or September, date TBD). The Carpentries is a program of workshops that teach foundational computational and data science skills to researchers.
If you are interested in being trained as a Software, Data, and/or Library Carpentry Instructor, please fill in this expression of interest. Applications will close on 26 April 2019.
We are expecting more applications than the number of spaces available so will need to select applicants based on a number of criteria. Specifically, we want to make sure that throughout New Zealand research institutions there is a well-balanced regional coverage of certified instructors. This will enable these institutions to run training events as often as they need to. For the same reason, we are looking for applicants who actually plan to and can teach at workshops.
We are committed to increasing diversity among the Instructor pool in New Zealand so we welcome and encourage applications from candidates with a variety of backgrounds.
To ensure the transparency of the selection process, we have asked a group of representatives from the international Carpentries community to help us review the applications.
There is no fee for attending the training but you need to secure your own funding to cover any travel and accommodation expenses.
Last but not least, even if you don't think you meet the criteria described above, but are interested in Instructor Training, please still fill in the expression of interest form. This will help us better understand the need for this type of training in New Zealand and develop our insight into research communities in the country.