Section 9 CarpentryCon

CarpentryCon is the key community building and networking event in the Carpentries’ annual calendar.

The inaugural 2018 CarpentryCon was held from 30 May - 1 June at University College, Dublin.

The theme of CarpentryCon 2018 was Building Locally, Connecting Globally.

9.1 Purpose and Scope of CarpentryCon

  • 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 had a “come and learn” format that is different from most conferences.
  • Sharing Knowledge: The event included sessions on teaching methods, curriculum development, community organization, and leadership skills.
  • Networking: Opportunities were provided for participants to come together informally to share stories about challenges and successes.
  • Contributed talks/posters: There was a poster session where attendees shared how they have incorporated Carpentry techniques into their own research and teaching, and/or how they have grown their local Carpentry community. This was crucial as presenting was a requirement for attendees who sought travel support from their home institution.

9.2 The CarpentryCon Task Force

The CarpentryCon Task Force was created within the Carpentries to help organize and coordinate CarpentryCon events.

All progress on above items is reported within the CarpentryCon repo.