What is Carpentry Connect?

Carpentry Connect NZ is hosted by New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) as a FREE pre-conference event. These events are friendly, fun, and safe spaces for exploring what is happening within The Carpentries‘ community in your region. Click here to read the highlights of Carpentry Connect NZ 2021.


What you can expect at Carpentry Connect NZ 2022?

This year’s Carpentry Connect NZ event will be delivered online. Watch this space for registration details.Trainers, helpers, and maintainers from across NZ engage with the Carpentries community in different ways and there is seldom a chance to learn from each other’s successes and challenges – which is why we host a day dedicated to networking and connection-building. At Carpentry Connect NZ 2022 you can expect:

  • An energizing update from the global Carpentries team (guest speaker TBD);
  • Networking, games and icebreakers geared towards deepening community connections;
  • open discussions on topics of interest (such as how to maintain learner moment after a running a Carpentries workshop, how can CRIs more easily co-deliver Carpentries workshops, etc…);
  • and more!

Have an idea on what we could include in the Carpentry Connect 2022 agenda? Email training@nesi.org.nz

But what is The Carpentries?

The Carpentries is a community-centric organisation committed to teaching foundational coding, and data science skills to researchers worldwide. In New Zealand, the Carpentries community is growing as more institutions and universities run Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, and Library Carpentry workshops and have staff attend instructor training. Most importantly, all members of the Carpentries community including workshop hosts, instructors, and learners follow this code of conduct because creating a safe space for learners is key to growing a healthy, supportive community.

What is this event for?

This event is specifically for people who have encountered the Carpentries in some way (perhaps as a learner, helper, instructor, or ally) and want to strengthen their ties to the community.

At the end of this get-together, we hope you have new connections, renewed inspiration for running Carpentries workshops in 2022, and feel supported as a valued member of the Carpentries community.

More information

If you have any questions or would like more information about this session, please email training@nesi.org.nz. You can also see a recap of last year’s Carpentry connect event by clicking here

Additionally, consider subscribing to the NeSI training mailing list to stay updated about future training opportunities and community events.

Key Dates

  • Submissions open:
    • Friday 10 September
  • Submissions close:
    • Wednesday 20 October
  • Registration open:
  • Registration close:
    • Tuesday 8 February 2022
  • Carpentry Connect
    • 8 February 2022
  • Conference commences:
    • 9-11 February 2022


Liina Neeme
Event Services
The University of Auckland
(09) 923 7128