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RIA #31: Dr. Tracy Teal on Data Carpentry


Dr. Tracy Teal

Dr. Tracy Teal

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Tracy Teal, the Executive Director of Data Carpentry and Adjunct Professor in the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action at Michigan State University. Her research background in is microbial ecology and bioinformatics, and she has been a developer and contributor to several open source bioinformatics projects. Tracy has a Ph.D. in Computation and Neural Systems from Cal Tech; a Master’s Degree from UCLA in Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Evolution; and a Bachelor’s from UCLA in Cybernetics.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Data Carpentry [00:00-09:56]

In this first segment, Tracy shares about the mission of Data Carpentry and how the organization came to be.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Helping Researchers Develop New Skills [09:57- 21:44]

In segment two, Tracy talks about some of the specific skills in the Data Carpentry curriculum and how workshops are created.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: The Community of Data Carpentry [21:45-33:20]

In segment three, Tracy shares more about the Data Carpentry instructors and how the organization is working to create a researcher community.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #1: What’s Next for Data Carpentry? [00:00-03:10]

Bonus Clip #2: Logistics of Collaborative Lesson Development [00:00-02:30]

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