Calling all Software Carpentry workshop attendees!

Have you attended a NeSI Software Carpentry workshop? If yes, we would like to hear from you! Belinda Weaver at The University of Queensland is collecting feedback from the participants as a part of her MPhil project "The Efficacy and Usefulness of Software Carpentry Training". Your opinions will help not only her but the everyone running the Software Carpentry workshops.

We would like to ask for ten minutes of your time to complete a satisfaction survey about the training.

Why should you bother?

While individual Software Carpentry workshops are assessed at the time of delivery, no long term follow-up study has been done on the efficacy of the training delivered, nor of any impact the training might have had on attendees' work practices, further skills acquisition, or subsequent career paths.

The survey is the first phase of a two-phase study.

All Software Carpentry workshop attendees are invited to complete it.  It will capture information about workshops as well as demographic information (confidentiality is assured, and people don't have to identify themselves if they don't want to). Space is provided for attendees to write at length (if they want to) about their experiences, both good and bad.

The second phase will involve in-depth interviews with people prepared to talk further about their experiences of Software Carpentry training. If that is you, I would love to hear from you. You can contact Belinda directly by email.

Thank you in advance !

Check out the Software Carpentry blog to take part in the survey or for more information.