2022-09-23 Board Meeting

tags: UF Caprentries Meeting Minutes

Meeting Info

  • Location: Remote
  • Date: September 23, 2022 1:00 PM (EST)

  • Agenda
    1. Introductions
    2. Approval of September 6 Board Meeting minutes
    3. Board nominations/elections update
    4. Introductory R for Ecologists workshop recap
    5. Upcoming genomics workshop: general updates, lesson plan
    6. Updates on upcoming libraries workshop: scheduling
    7. Any other business
  • Participants:
    • Cory Brunson, Caitlin Campbell, Amanda Markee, Audrey Smith, Dellena Bloom, Ali Alruzuq
    • Meeting Chair: Caitlin
    • Meeting Secretary: Audrey

*Minutes from September 6th meeting approved (with one small edit by Audrey).


Board nominations/elections update

  • Audrey extended elections period & self-nomination deadline to Friday, Sept. 30th.
  • So far only 4 nominations.
  • Some current members (e.g., Caitlin, Audrey, Cory) will stay on if needed, i.e. if we don’t recieve many/anough first-time self-nominations.

R for Ecologists Workshop Recap

  • Skill-level- several participates indicated that the lessons were too introductory/novice for them
  • Include skill/knowledge level in workshop name when advertising in the future
  • Interest in intermediate level R workshops
  • R for reproduceable science workshop in Spring is more intermediate: https://swcarpentry.github.io/r-novice-gapminder/

Genomics Workshop Update

  • Dates confirmed for Oct. 10-11; in-person format.
  • Aida & Cory are main organizers and instructors. Amanda will volunteer as helper.
  • Flora created registration page; Cory will add event to website.
  • Cory will send out call for volunteer helpers.
  • Cap enrollment at 24. Charge of $10 per person to cover food & beverages ($5/day); $2 fee covered by Carpentries funds.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWL) will be used instead of HyperGator. Plan to use HyperGator in the future.

Libraries Workshop Update

  • Amanda: Heard back from Carpentries- Dec. 2-3- will email Danielle to ask to change to Dec. 1-2 as Dec. 3rd is a Saturday.
  • Centrally-organized workshop; Carpentries Org will provide instructors & create workshop website.
  • UF Carpentries/Flora will handle registration.

Any Other Business

  • Club social event to review GitHub organization, etc., will be planned for late October.
  • Include old/current & new board members.

Notes for Next Meeting

  • The next board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 1:00-2:00pm EST.
  • Cory will serve as Chair; Amanda as Secretary.
  • Cory will send Outlook calendar invite.