Announcement: SADiLaR’s project manager elected to serve The Carpentries

The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is proud to announce that our project manager, Mr Juan Steyn, was elected as one of the Executive Council members of The Carpentries project for 2019.

The Carpentries project plays a fundamental role in providing worldwide training with the mission of teaching foundational computational and data science skills to researchers. The communities involved include Software, Data and Library Carpentries (

Juan has been involved with The Carpentries since 2016, and he is a certified instructor and trainer for the project. After accepting the nomination, Juan was elected to serve on the Executive Council. Juan is passionate about The Carpentries and stated that he will play his part in further expanding The Carpentries into Africa.

 Congratulations to all of the members elected on the Executive Council (