Library Carpentry Sprint 2017

Mozilla Global Sprint 2017

 

The UCLA Library is hosting a UCLA node of the Mozilla Global Sprint 1-2 June. It is an opportunity for scientists, educators, artists, librarians, engineers and others come together to contribute to projects supporting open science and the open web.

 

A full Library Carpentry logolist of projects is available on the MozSprint website. Below are a few projects that may be of interest to LIS professionals:

·         Extending Library Carpentry https://github.com/mozilla/global-sprint/issues/35

·         Open access to research with CORE https://github.com/mozilla/global-sprint/issues/67

·         Open Data Open Minds https://github.com/mozilla/global-sprint/issues/87

·         Introduction Course to Digital Humanities https://github.com/mozilla/global-sprint/issues/85

·         Author Carpentry https://github.com/mozilla/global-sprint/issues/54

 

There are many ways for you to participate! You can contribute code or content, do QA (quality assurance) testing; proofreading or writing, visual design and graphic art; comment on project ideas or plans from your own unique perspective… All skill levels are welcome and you don’t have to commit to being at the entire Sprint– drop in for two hours or two days, whatever works for you!

 

If you’re interested in working on the “Extending Library Carpentry” project, please contact Tim Dennis, Zoe Borovsky, Dawn Childress, and Jamie Jameson. We can connect you to the LC community!

 

There are 38 seats left, so please register here: https://ti.to/Mozilla/global-sprint-los-angeles

 

LIS students


Have skills in asking “why”? Proofreading? Writing? Graphic art? Testing things to try to break them? Working out easy ways to do things?

 

Library Carpentry is a worldwide learning project to help library folk (including students) learn about data manipulation tools.

 

In a couple of weeks there is a worldwide two day “sprint” to work on the material, which welcomes input from all skill levels, including students. You can test the materials (so, the more “novice” you are, the better). You can help with proofreading. With suggesting simplifications to the material. With graphic art.

 

Curtin University is involved by hosting a site to extend the Library Carpentry course as part of the Mozilla Global Sprint on June 1-2.

 

The best way to learn about these things is to get your hands dirty. This event involves connecting with, and learning from, experts from all around the world.

 

Please consider joining in.


If you’re interested in working on the “Extending Library Carpentry” project, please contact Tim Dennis, Zoe Borovsky, Dawn Childress, and Jamie Jameson. We can connect you to the LC community!

 

There are 38 seats left, so please register here: https://ti.to/Mozilla/global-sprint-los-angeles