In the last episode we talked about The Carpentries, the joint initiative comprising the Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry. In this episode we’ve invited Chris Erdmann to talk to us about the third well-known Carpentry out there (not being part of The Carpentries yet): Library Carpentry. Together with Chris, who is the current Library Carpentry Community and Development Director, we dive into what Library Carpentry is, how it came to being, what it does and where it heads to.
In the beginning of 2018 the community initiatives Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry merged to form The Carpentries – a broad joint community of instructors, trainers, maintainers and supporters in general sharing a mission to teach foundational computational and data science skills to researchers. In the end of May / beginning of June, the first ever CarpentryCon was taking place and was a great success.
Early July we spoke with Tracy Teal (current Executive Director of The Carpentries), as well as with Malvika Sharan and Fotis Psomopoulos (both Co-Chairs for the CarpentryCon) about the Carpentries, the event itself and what it potentially holds for the future.
Unfortunately the connection wasn’t as good as hoped for each guest (or host), but we hope you can still enjoy!
Open Access Week is on and this year’s motto is “Open in Action”. Thus we’ll take the chance to feature a really interesting open science project we’ve recently stumbled upon: OpenML. OpenML sets out (and actually already achieved) to make machine learning available to a broader audience (especially scientists) and build a platform to create, share, evaluate and use machine learning algorithms. We took the chance to talk to Heidi Seibold and Joaquin Vanschoren about the project’s history, current state and future plans! Feel invited to give OpenML a chance, test it, or contribute to it. For now, enjoy this episode!