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CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 Conference (CCMcr19) Report

Nenadic, Aleksandra; Sufi, Shoaib

CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 conference (CCMcr19) took place over three days at The Studio ( from 25th to 26th June 2019, and at the School of Computer Science (, University of Manchester (, on 27th June 2019. It was an opportunity for the members of The Carpentries’ global community of instructors (and anyone else with an interest in helping researchers to improve their computational skills) to get together for a few days to exchange ideas and learn new things about teaching computational skills.

The main themes of the conference were increasing the sustainability of scientific software and research through training, good teaching practices, tools and resources for research computing education, the development of novel or existing lessons/curricula in different domains and building local and regional carpentry/training communities at research institutions.

This report gives an overview of different parts of the agenda and details of the outputs, impact and feedback.

The Software Sustainability Institute, which organised the conference, is supported by EPSRC grant EP/H043160/1, EPSRC, BBSRC and ESRC Grant EP/N006410/1 and EPSRC, BBSRC, ESRC, NERC, AHRC, STFC and MRC grant EP/S021779/1.
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