Building digital skills training with The Carpentries


19 Apr 2022


12:00 CEST


SURF Hoog Overborch Office Building (Hoog Catharijne), Moreelsepark 48, 3511 EP Utrecht

Date end

19 Apr 2022

Time end

17:00 CEST



The Carpentries is a non-profit organization supporting a large international community of professionals teaching foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide. There is an increase of Dutch research organizations that use The Carpentries membership and its pedagogical framework as a building block in setting up training in digital skills.

Participants of this event will learn about The Carpentries, see examples of it being used to organize and deliver training and connect to the growing Dutch Carpentries community.

Target audience

The event is aimed at (research) managers, training coordinators, graduate school coordinators and others interested in becoming members of The Carpentries or learning how to implement this framework at their own institution.

Event format

This in-person event consists of talks from guest speakers and hands-on sessions. Talks will be accessible live via zoom, and there will be an opportunity to ask speakers questions via chat. The hands-on part will be in-person only.


SURF Hoog Overborch Office Building (Hoog Catharijne), Moreelsepark 48, 3511 EP Utrecht


Guest speakers

Angelique Trusler

Angelique, PhD (Educational Psychology), is the African Capacity Development Manager at The Carpentries and an Extraordinary Researcher at Optentia Research Focus Area, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, South Africa. Angelique leads the community engagement efforts to develop and support The Carpentries community in Africa, focusing on the Southern, Eastern, and Western regions, creating pathways for participation and increased communication. 

Talisha Sutton-Kennedy

Talisha is the Operations Manager at The Carpentries. Talisha primarily supports business and financial administration, as well as supporting the development and administration of the workshops, instructor training and memberships programs. 

Event agenda

TimeActivitySpeaker(s)Online / in-person
12:00Lunch & greetOnline & in-person
13:00Kick-off & welcome
Icebreaker Quiz
Mateusz Kuzak
Lieke de Boer
Online & in-person
13:10Introduction to The Carpentries
Angelique Trusler &
Talisha Sutton-Kennedy
Online & in-person
13:45Overview of The Carpentries training resourcesMateusz KuzakOnline & in-person
14:05Collaboration examplesPaula Martinez Lavanchy
& Mateusz Kuzak
Online & in-person
14:25Current activities in the Netherlands
The online part is closed.
(slides available)Online & in-person
14:30Tea Break / MarketplaceEveryoneIn-person only
15:00Hands-on session
How to get started with The Carpentries at your institution 
Paula Martinez LavanchyIn-person only
15:30Hands-on session
How and where do I find the right training resources?
Reinder Radersma
Mateusz Kuzak
In-person only
16:00Drinks, snacks & chatsIn-person only
17:00End of the eventIn-person only

Organizing team

  • Iris van der Knaap (Digital Competence Center University of Amsterdam)
  • Kristina Hettne (Center for Digital Scholarship, Leiden University Library)
  • Lieke de Boer (Netherlands eScience Center)
  • Mateusz Kuzak (Netherlands eScience Center)
  • Paula Martinez Lavanchy (TU Delft Library, 4TU.ResearchData)
  • Reinder Radersma (NWO-I, CWI)
  • Puck Wildschut (Digital Competence Centre at Tilburg University)