Carpentries Transition From Fiscally Sponsored Project to NumFOCUS Community Alliance Member

Authors: Tracy TealGina Helfrich BLOG

Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry have combined their separate projects into a new project, now known as The Carpentries.

As part of this transition, Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry are moving from Fiscally Sponsored Projects with NumFOCUS to The Carpentries with Community Initiatives, whose fiscal sponsorship administration services are better aligned with our emerging needs. The Carpentries looks forward to new opportunities with NumFOCUS and will continue to participate in the NumFOCUS Community as a new member of the NumFOCUS Community Alliance.

As a Community Alliance member, we will be one of the organizations whose mission intersects with that of NumFOCUS and reflects support for open source scientific computing. NumFOCUS cross-promotes activities and events held by members of their Community Alliance in a reciprocal, supportive relationship. In particular, both organizations share a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in the data community.

Software Carpentry joined NumFOCUS as a fiscally sponsored project in 2014, and Data Carpentry joined NumFOCUS as a fiscally sponsored project in 2015. Over the ensuing years both Carpentries worked closely together and in early 2017 began discussions about a merger. The merger was approved last summer, and this January marks the milestone of a fully merged project, The Carpentries, with a newly-elected Executive Council.

We are very grateful for the support of NumFOCUS through the initiation, development and growth of Software and Data Carpentry, and for their continued support through this transition to The Carpentries with Community Initiatives. We look forward to continuing to work closely with NumFOCUS as a member of their Community Alliance, to promote the growth and development of the open source scientific computing community.

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