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.
I am officially starting my PYTHON training.
(accessed here, 24 july 2017)
I note two things to begin.
- Python itself can do things based on libraries it already has.
- I have not gotten to tasks that will make use of source material or code external to python itself – this will be a little while yet.
I do, however, have a modest goal to motivate myself: to move a script I currently run with PERL for a monthly task at work to PYTHON – I think it is simple enough to learn – but will prepare me for ever more tasks running with this language.
Next step – install and configure git (github) for work across machines and between windows and linux.*
Wish me luck.
- I am running UbuntuGnome as my preferred distro at home.