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Steering group meeting 2019-08-29


  • 2019-08-29, 14:00-15:00 CEST, 15:00-16:00 EEST. Video.




  • Michaela Barth, chair
  • Csaba Anderlik
  • Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo
  • Hedi Peterson
  • Laura Altin
  • Pauliina Somerkoski
  • Radovan Bast
  • Rossen Apostolov
  • Thor Wikfeldt

Cannot join:

  • Thor Wikfeldt (teaches at PDC summer school)
  • Csaba Anderlik (traveling)
  • Hedi Peterson


  • Michaela Barth
  • Radovan Bast
  • Pauliina Somerkoski
  • Rossen Apostolov
  • Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo

Focus of this meeting

Carpentries Regional Coordinator position and project plan.

Meeting minutes

Meeting minutes have been approved by the meeting participants 2019-09-04.

1. Status of the project (10 min, information).

Workshops held in the past months:

  • Aalborg, June 11-13, 2019 (20 participants)
  • Oslo, June 3-5, 2019 (20 participants)
  • Helsinki, May 27-29, 2019 (27 participants)
  • Gothenburg, May 21-23, 2019 (25 participants)
  • Tartu, April 2-4, 2019 (26 participants)
  • Stockholm, March 25-27, 2019 (30 participants)

Workshops/events planned:

  • Espoo, December 10-12, 2019
  • Trondheim, October 22-24, 2019
  • Stockholm hackathon, November 6-7, 2019
  • Stockholm instructor training workshop, November 4-5, 2019
  • Stockholm reproducibility workshop, September 9 and 12, 2019

Presentations at conferences:

  • Invited talk at CECAM workshop in Toulouse (April)
  • Lightning talk at CarpentryConnect in Manchester (June)
  • Panel at RSE 2019 in Birmingham (September)

More news:

  • Invited to teach in London and Heidelberg in 2020.
  • Radovan got a travel grant to deliver a two-week course in Lille, France.
  • We are relicensing lessons from CC-BY-SA to CC-BY since there is interest in reuse within Carpentries. Less restrictive, more liberal. Benefit is more exposure and more use, but Share-Alike requirement is removed.
  • Carpentries membership: 14 persons have taken the instructor training in the past 12 months. Uptake of workshops slow (we need a coordinator, see point 2).
  • Comment “A FAIRer future” in Nature Physics.

2. Co-funding a Carpentries Regional Coordinator position Nordics & Baltics (20 min, decision).

  • Compared to our budget proposal in the project directive we have not used 12 person months (PM) because a) we could not fill the administrative support position and b) because DeIC and ETAIS staff costs will be lower than anticipated.
  • Therefore we propose to reallocate 12 PMs to co-fund a position "Carpentries Regional Coordinator Nordics & Baltics" in partnership with the University of Oslo, in order to improve the coordination of Carpentries workshops and instructor training in the Nordics and strengthen the link between NeIC/CodeRefinery and The Carpentries.

Radovan has already interviewed the candidate. There would be on-boarding within the Carpentries but also given by the project manager.

Decision: The proposal is approved.

3. Approval of the project plan (15 min, decision).

Decision: The suggested changes to the project plan are approved. Project manager to assign a new version number and upload a pdf version for public access.

4. Next meeting (5 min, information).

  • Next in-person meeting: Friday, Feb 7 2020, Arlanda.

5. AOB (10 min, information).