The main goal of CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 is to build capacity for workshops through instructor training, and establish a network for the regional Carpentries community.
CarpentryConnects are community convenings, organised to bring together community members of The Carpentries that are in close proximity geographically for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and networking.
The first South African CarpentryConnect took place in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2018. CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 will build on the successes of that first event, with an aim to bring together and grow the Carpentries community in South Africa even further.
The second South African CarpentryConnect will be held virtually and will bring together newer and more experienced community members to share knowledge, network, to develop new skills, and to develop strategies for building strong local communities around digital and computational literacy at universities in the country.
CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 is designed for: - current Carpentries community members based in Africa - those looking to learn foundational coding and data science skills, - those who would like to train and become Carpentries instructors, - all interested in conducting efficient, open, and reproducible research.