CarpentryCon 2018 is the key community-building and networking event in The Carpentries' annual calendar of activities.
This event will bring together newer and more experienced community members to share knowledge, to network, to develop new skills, and to develop strategies for building strong local communities.
The key theme of the conference is "Building Locally, Connecting Globally".
Software and Data Carpentry (The Carpentries) are jointly organizing this event, with the very generous assistance of the host site, University College, Dublin. Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry -'The Carpentries' - are non-profit, volunteer-based organizations who teach foundational computational and data science skills to researchers.
Registrations will open soon!
We will offer a series of practical, hands-on skill-ups, workshops and breakout sessions to teach essential skills around coding, leading projects, community organization, curriculum development and other professional development 'must-haves'. We will have a 'come and learn' format different from most conferences.
Tell us what sessions you want.
There will be a series of social and other events, including a welcome reception, a poster session, and other events to foster networking. Attendees will have lots of opportunities to come together informally to share stories about challenges and successes.
Member organizations, local Champions, Carpentries' advocates, and staff will talk about ways to build communities all around the world. Hear from local Champions about tried and tested methods for building strong local communities. Pitch your own community building ideas for discussion in CarpentryCon's 'unconference' section.
CarpentryCon 2018 planning is now well underway.
We have chosen a venue and a date, identified keynote speakers, and roughed out a program, but we are still missing one vital piece:
CarpentryCon 2018 will only be possible with the generous support of businesses and foundations who support our mission of teaching foundational computational and data science skills to researchers to safeguard the future of sound, open, reproducible science.
Without the support of sponsors who share our vision, we will not be able to deliver the event our community needs.
By supporting us, you will help skill up the next generation of research leaders, people who will attend CarpentryCon to develop the skills needed to lead 21st century research, whether that be in academia or industry. In return for your support, we can promise you a number of benefits.
Your name, your product, your service can all be part of our event marketing. Get your logo on our website, our T-shirt, our poster, our conference slides, and on all our promotional materials, including social media and email channels. Leading sponsors will get conference time to air their messages, and will be able to send targeted emails to all delegates.
We will provide exhibition space to allow you to showcase your offerings and network with delegates during the three days of CarpentryCon. You can demo products or services, give away swag, and start some great conversations.
CarpentryCon's diverse audience will include graduate students, early career researchers, senior academics, lab and project leaders, software engineers, people in the tech industry, and more. We expect people to come from all round the world to attend this signature event.
Many graduate student and early career researchers make the jump from academia to industry. What better place to find your next staffer than at CarpentryCon where people have come along to grow and sharpen a diverse range of skills?
Not sure any of our packages work for you? We will tailor a sponsorship package that exactly fits your needs. All you have to do is ask!
Hosted at University College, Dublin from 30 May - 1 June, 2018, CarpentryCon 2018 will be the key networking and community-building event in the Carpentries' annual calendar. Some of the brightest and most promising researchers and data scientists from around the world will meet to network, to learn about digital research tools, and the practice of reproducible, open science, and to further develop the coding, communication and project management skills research and industry are crying out for.
There are many ways to support CarpentryCon 2018!
We are seeking Leading Sponsors to support the event as a whole.
We would welcome Supporting Sponsors to allow us to cover the many costs entailed in events such as these.
We are also seeking Travel Sponsors so we can make this a truly global and accessible event.
|Donors - Organizations or Individuals||$5,000 / negotiable||
|Travel Sponsors||From $2,500||
|Prize Sponsors||From $1,000||
The Carpentries are excited to announce our poster design competition where one lucky member of our community will win free registration for CarpentryCon 2018. Are there any artists out there who could design a fantastic poster? If so, we want to see your design! The winning design will be used for promotion and marketing of CarpentryCon 2018 and the winning designer will be awarded free registration to CarpentryCon 2018. This includes registration for the conference only. It does not include travel to and from Dublin. They will also take home some fantastic Carpentries swag.
CarpentryCon 2018 will take place in Dublin from 30 May - 1 June, 2018 at University College Dublin with the overarching theme of Building Locally, Connecting Globally. The three-day event will focus on professional development, community building and networking, as we aim to help skill up the next generation of research leaders. Find out more from the CarpentryCon 2018 website.
|What will the poster be used for?||The winning poster will be used for promotional and advertising purposes and featured in all CarpentryCon 2018 advertising across a range of social media, including Twitter and Facebook.|
|When can you submit a design?||Entries can be submitted now.|
|What is the closing date for entries?||5pm UTC on 31 January, 2018. We will announce the winner on 10 February, 2018.|
|Who can enter?||Anyone may enter, though entrants must be over the age of 18.|
|Can I submit more than one design?||Yes, competition entrants are welcome to submit as many designs as they like.|
|What does the poster need to include?||Posters should reflect the conference theme of Building Locally, Connecting Globally, and should also include the venue and dates (see above) and a link to the CarpentryCon website.|
|How will the judging be done?||Entries in the poster competition will be assessed by the members of the CarpentryCon task force who will choose the poster that best embodies the conference theme of Building Locally, Connecting Globally. The winner will be notified by email once the decision has been reached, and unsuccessful entrants will also be notified by email of the result.|
|How to submit your design||Submit your design as an A4-sized PDF email attachment by 31 January, 2018 to team AT carpentries.org, with the words CarpentryCon Poster Competition in the subject line. Please include your name in your entry. Submitting a poster indicates your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions stated below.|