The Carpentries: A Community of Practice for Teaching Data Science Skills – Live Session

Conference Session


The Carpentries is an international organization dedicated to teaching data and computational skills to researchers. At UW-Madison, we have a local Carpentries instructor community that meets regularly to improve our teaching skills. We share and discuss evidence-based teaching practices and how to apply them to teaching tech through instructor training, regular instructor development meetings, and opportunities to practice your teaching skills in workshops. We also develop new lessons using this same pedagogy and peer review. This presentation will describe our community and indicate how to get involved.


  • Awareness of the Carpentries and the local campus community of instructors
  • Key didactic techniques and professional development opportunities for teaching computing skills to beginners
  • Opportunities to get involved in the Carpentries community at UW-Madison

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