Call for Applications: Participate Online to Become a Carpentries Instructor

Together with The Carpentries, the West Big Data Innovation Hub is excited to host a hands-on training workshop for community members to become certified Carpentries instructors. This opportunity is open to residents of the West Region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). Recipients of the training will be expected to host an online workshop for their local geographic region, in collaboration with the West Hub and The Carpentries by December 2021. Join us to improve your data skills and apply what you’ll learn in your community!

Why Become an Instructor? Carpentries workshops are focused on teaching fundamental data skills. Participants, who often have little computational background, leave these 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 West Hub 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 who can then serve as a workshop host in their local geographic area are preferred. For help with finding other interested participants from your area, please contact info@westbigdatahub.org. Each team member should complete the application form.

Applicants from all disciplines, sectors, backgrounds, and geographic locations in the West are encouraged to apply. Given the online setting of the workshop this year, we recognize that differences in connectivity may affect participation and access. If you are concerned that your connectivity will impede your ability to fully participate in this workshop, please make a note on your application form and contact us at info@westbigdatahub.org. We may be able to provide you with additional resources.

When is the Training? The Instructor training will take place online from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT on February 8 – 12, 2021 via Zoom.

APPLY NOW: Each team member should complete the application form: bit.ly/WestDataCarpentryTraining2021

Deadline to submit applications: December 15, 2020.

Decisions will be sent out by January 10, 2021.

Questions or interested in learning more? Join West Hub Deputy Director Sarah Stone and Carpentries Instructor Ariel Rokem for a webinar on December 4 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. PT. To RSVP please visit forms.gle/WURuxS8rf5eneswz6.