RCC/QCIF eResearch Analyst Team Leader Belinda Weaver was recently elected to the global Software Carpentry Steering Committee as its sole southern hemisphere representative.
The committee of seven (plus four non-voting attendees) is directly elected by Software Carpentry instructors and meets virtually each fortnight to decide issues such as new partnerships and affiliations, instructor training schedules, and financial matters. It also oversees the work of a number of task forces and sub-committees such as mentoring and communications.
Other 2016 Steering Committee members hail from the UK, Canada, Norway, and the US.
Belinda will serve a 12-month term and is keen to raise the profile of Software Carpentry both in Australia and around the world. She will attend an in-person two-day Steering Committee meet-up in New York early next month.
Belinda's next Software Carpentry workshop at UQ will be 11–12 July, a tie-in event with the Winter School in Mathematical & Computational Biology.