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The latest news from the CS&S Event Fund. 

Sep 22, 2022

Event Fund 2022 Impact Report Published

The newly published impact report from Event Fund details observed impacts of the Event Fund from the last two years including professional development of data science leaders, normalizing greater inclusivity for the benefit of the field, increased global perspectives in Open Data Science, and greater organizational capacity.

Jul 19, 2022

Welcoming New Event Fund Committee Members!

The CS&S Event Fund invests in emerging community leaders around the world to support the organizing of events that broaden participation in open data science. Our program aims to strengthen community-driven infrastructures for data science that shift power to historically marginalized communities.

See the events we have supported

Jul 14, 2022

Aligning Event Goals with Activities: prompts & a worksheet

Have you ever attended a workshop intended for “networking and new relationship-building” only to get lectured at for hours? Have you attended a training and left without a clear idea of what you learned? This article, based on an interactive workshop facilitated by Dr. Beth Duckles for Event Fund grantees in May 2022, offers a start for answering this question. The post is accompanied by a worksheet to help you as you conceptualize and link your event goals and activities. Read on for actionable steps to support you as you conceptualize your next event!

Jul 7, 2022

Behind the Scenes: What it took to run CarpentryConnect South Africa

Event Fund seeks to bring attention to the often under-documented and invisibilized processes, technologies, people, and practices that undergird more inclusive and accessible data science event programming. In this post, we learn about "The CarpentryConnect South Africa" event, a two-week virtual convention in 2021 offering a series of workshops and networking opportunities for members of the South African Carpentries community. The event was significant as it was the first time a virtual CarpentryConnect was hosted in Africa.

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