Hi, just a quick reminder about this event coming up on Friday.

If you're planning to attend, please sign up on the etherpad.

And if you just completed Carpentries instructor training, don't forget
about the Q&A occurring from 12pm - 1pm in the same location on Friday.

Hao Ye
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On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 4:15 PM, Hao Ye <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi all,
> The UF Carpentry Club would like to invite you to participate in the
> upcoming Carpentries Bug BBQ - a collaborative lesson development event for
> Carpentries workshops. Special focus will be given on preparing the *Social
> Science* and *Geospatial* lessons ready for teaching, so this is a great
> opportunity to provide input, contribute to a lesson to complete your
> instructor training, or get a sneak peak on lesson content!
> **** Please pass along the message to those in your department if you
> think they would be interested! ****
> *## Event Details*
>    - UF Informatics Institute Lecture Room (432 Newell Dr. CISE Bldg.
>    E252)
>    - 2018, April 13 – 1pm to 5pm EST
>    - no registration required, but please sign up in the etherpad (link
>    below) so that we can get a headcount for snacks
>    - bring your {laptop, charger, enthusiasm!}
>    - show up @ 1pm - 2:30pm (optional) intro to Git/GitHub
> *## Important Links*
>    - Sign up on the etherpad
>    <>.
>    - Add the event
>    <>
>    to your Google calendar.
>    - UF Site info
>    <>
>    - Official website <>
>    for the Carpentries Bug BBQ
> Detailed FAQ below.
> Best,
> --
> Hao Ye (on behalf of the UF Carpentry Club)
> Postdoc / Moore Data Fellow
> White & Ernest Lab, UF
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> *## FAQ*
> *Q: Do I have to participate for the whole time? I saw that the event
> starts on April 12 at 9am…*
> You are welcome to participate whenever you like. The Bug BBQ is a
> distributed, global event set up to provide focused effort on improving the
> Carpentries lessons. We are only planning to have a physical space set up
> at the designated time and location, but you can participate remotely.
> *Q: Do I need to know how to use Git/GitHub to participate?*
> From 1pm to 2:30pm, we will go over using Git and GitHub to participate,
> based off of the Software Carpentry lesson -
> This is optional, so if you
> are already familiar with using GitHub and submitting pull requests, please
> feel free to show up at any time to participate. Several of us will also be
> around to help troubleshoot if you're feeling rusty, or use Git but haven't
> collaborated using GitHub before.
> *Q: Do I need to be familiar with coding and the lesson content to
> contribute?*
> Nope! The lessons will have a list of “issues” - existing problems to be
> fixed. Some of the issues may be tagged “good first issue”, which will be
> accessible to everyone. Correcting typos and clarifying the existing
> writing are helpful, too, even if there is not a specific “issue” for that
> already. You can also create issues if you identify new problems or want to
> suggest improvements.
> There will also be a chatroom where the lesson maintainers will help to
> coordinate the work.
> *Q: Can I work on the other Carpentries lessons (other than geospatial and
> social sciences)?*
> Yes! They may have fewer issues and the lesson maintainers may not be
> online to help guide contributions, but you are welcome to work on any of
> the lessons. You can do this at any time, actually, but with slightly less
> fanfare than a Bug BBQ event. :)
> *Q: What do I get out of it?*
>    - Sadly, we can’t pay you or give you course credit. However, your
>    contributions to the lessons DO get recorded, so there is a public record
>    for your work. Lesson are released publicly on Zenodo, which means that
>    they come with DOIs that can be cited. For example,
>    <>
>    - Since Carpentries workshops are taught worldwide and attended widely
>    (we’ve had over 250 participants at UF alone in the last ~2 years), your
>    contributions will also have a huge impact.
>    - Contributing to lessons is additionally a factor we consider for
>    instructor training and a requirement for the checkout procedures for newly
>    trained instructors.
>    - Did we mention the snacks?
> *Q: Where can I learn more?*
> The official website for the Carpentries Bug BBQ is
> The UF Carpentry Club is maintaining its own page to handle local info at
> UF here, which includes updates to this FAQ: