This is not anything important really, but I draw attention just because it reveals the flow of specific code-bases and attempts to archive said code (meaning, code deemed meaningful to a wide spectrum of users globally – or something like that).
I have been working on the Library Carpentry SQL curriculum code and language because I was recently on-boarded as a co-maintainer of the SQL curriculum. The co-maintainers had a sprint on Friday, August 14, 2020 – during which we threw a lot of time into closing issues and determining the nature of some of the work ahead of us. We closed almost half of the issues. This work then, as it updated the specific repositories in GitHub, then got included in the code being sent routinely to the GitHub Arctic Vault for archiving.
Again, not a big deal, but I was thus given a ‘badge’ for contributing to code that is being archived in that vault. I ONLY note this because it reveals the flow of code and intentions to keep around for the long term (thus the archive). I think this is pretty interesting to see the process ‘live.’
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Specifically, I am now involved in Library Carpentry – currently going through certified instructor training and assisting in cleaning up lessons and documentation.
Coming up on May 30-31, 2019 is a Mozilla Sponsored ‘Sprint’ to edit Lessons, make changes to the website, and review the documentation against the newly created style guide.
So far, I have made some pull requests via Github and done some reviewing of documentation to see how it conforms to the style guide. The Carpentries community is a good group of teacher/trainers who want to assist each other by spreading some basic knowledge of relevant and potential technologies to the library community. I will be scheduling a teacher demo soon in order to become a certified instructor. So, I hope to continue my efforts in this community for years.
Looking forward to it.
For those who may be new to ‘The Carpentries’ – let me introduce you. I first joined a Library of Congress sponsored Library Carpentry event designed to teach interested folks the intro to ways of manipulating data with Python and OpenRefine.
Library Carpentry is a subset of the larger educational entity, The Carpentries.
Well, it looks like an organization in the UK, the Sustainable Software Institute is organizing the ‘first European CarpentryConnect event in Manchester‘ in June (25-27 June 2019). This will be a networking as well as technical learning event it appears.
I wish I could go – but the American Library Association Annual conference is too close there – schedule-wise.
Maybe next time. Either way, this should be good. If you plan to be in Manchester in June this year (2019), and love the educational, open-educational model for learning to code, please consider attending or supporting in some way.