CarpentryConnect Davis 2018

Note: This is a small regional Carpentry conference, just rebranded from CarpentryCon West to CarpentryConnect Davis; if you are looking for the international CarpentryCon event taking place in Dublin on 30 May - 1 June, 2018, please visit

You’re invited!

We’re inviting Carpentries folks of all stripes — from new fans to veteran community-members, from all disciplines, near and far — to join us for CarpentryConnect Davis! We’ve got housing and space for DIBSI 2018, our annual bioinformatics summer institute, so we’ve set aside Friday evening through Sunday morning, June 29-July 1, for a Carpentries gathering in sunny Davis, California.


Our Schedule!

All events will take place in Gladys Valley Hall on the UC Davis Veterinary School campus

Friday June 29th

Earlier TBD: we’ll be offering in-person Instructor Checkout sessions — if you’re not already attending our Instructor Training event at DIBSI, get in touch to let us know if you’d like to be involved!

7PM Opening Keynote: Tracy Teal. Come hear about the latest developments in the Carpentries community!

8PM Ice cream! (Non-dairy? Let us know so we can be sure we have enough for you!)

Evening: on and off campus gatherings!

Saturday June 30th

(Optional) 9AM: Intro to Jetstream/XSEDE with Titus!

10AM Coffee

10:15 Community Building with Anelda Van Der Walt

11:45 Lunch! (We’ll provide)

1 PM Binder workshop / breakout sessions

2:30 Coffee

3 PM Breakout sessions / planning for Sunday

4 PM Talk: Binder and Jupyter notebooks

Evening: on and off-campus gatherings!

Sunday July 1

10AM Coffee

10:15 Breakout sessions

12PM Lunch! (We’ll provide)

Afternoon: Social time! Hang around or go adventuring.

Contribute your ideas!

Want to organize a meet-up or activity? We’re happy to facilitate! File an issue in our planning repo:! Or, contact us at We can help to arrange space and connect you with collaborators to start the planning process.

How to sign up!

Registration is $50. Housing is no longer available for this event, but there are lots of good hotel options in Davis – guests frequently stay at the Best Western Palm Court or Aggie Inn downtown.

Advance registration (no housing) is here: Local registration link, no housing

Not sure about the $50 fee? Just want to come for a session or two? Come on by and make yourself a name badge… we won’t turn anyone away for this event. But if you can, please do consider pitching in a few bucks for lunch and ice cream.

Additional needs

If you have any additional needs of any kind, please do not hesitate to ask! We will be adding information about local activities for children, nursing rooms, and ways we support people of all abilities. We welcome inquiries!

Code of Conduct

All contributions are expected to follow the Carpentries’ code of conduct.