Call for Applications: Join us in Seattle to Become a Data Carpentry Instructor

Together with Data Carpentry, the West Big Data Innovation Hub is excited to host hands-on training for community members to become Data Carpentry instructors. Recipients of the training will be certified to (and expected to) host a workshop (in collaboration with the West Hub and Data Carpentry) in their local region by December 2018. Join us to improve your data skills and apply what you’ll learn in your community!

Why Become an Instructor?

Data Carpentry workshops are focused on teaching fundamental data skills. Participants, who often have little computational background, leave these 2-day workshops with newly-acquired, often transformative, tools and skills to apply to their work. After participating in the instructor training, you will be certified to teach these workshops in your organization, as well as participate in instruction elsewhere. In addition, participants in the WBDIH instructor training will have workshop organization fees waived for one workshop.

Who Should Apply?

The training is open to anyone in the West Region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). Teams of 3-4 participants from the West Region who can then serve as a workshop host in their local area are preferred. For help with finding other interested participants from your area, please contact Please submit one form per team.

When is the Training?

Instructor training will take place on March 22nd-23rd, 2018 at the University of Washington eScience Institute in Seattle, WA. For selected teams, travel support will be provided.


Deadline to submit applications: December 15. Decisions will be sent out by January 10.

Questions or interested in learning more? Join our West Hub CoPI Ariel Rokem for a webinar December 1:

West Big Data Innovation Hub + Data Carpentry Instructor Training Webinar

Dec 1, 2017 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,145181798# or +16699006833,,145181798#

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968
Meeting ID: 145 181 798

UPDATE: View the Webinar Recording on the West Hub YouTube Channel!

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