CodeRefinery instructor training, June 24-25, 2020

In collaboration with TU Delft

June 24 (13:00 - 17:00 CEST) and June 25 (9:00 - 13:00 CEST)

Workshop for present and future instructors

Do you (want to) teach researchers or independent students best practices of scientific software? Are you teaching a university course and would like to include aspects of best practices in software engineering in the course? Or would you simply like to educate your friends and colleagues in how to write more reusable, reproducible and better documented code? Please join us!


Prerequisites: homework before the course

Before the training:

  • Complete our pre-workshop survey. Your responses will help us to customize the workshop appropriately.

  • Read this short paper The Science of Learning which provides a brief overview of some key evidence-based results in teaching. This paper is also used by The Carpentries for their Instructor Training workshops.

  • Watch at least two of recorded 5-minute lightning talks introducing various CodeRefinery lessons to get an overview of what we teach in CodeRefinery and also to be able to practice CodeRefinery teaching on day 2 of this course. videos will be linked here soon

  • Watch at least two of recorded “this is my training philosophy” which we will discuss in group discussions and which will form the basis for a group exercise. videos will be linked here soon

Wednesday, June 24, 13:00 - 17:00 CEST

Thursday, June 25, 9:00 - 13:00 CEST

  • 09:00 - 09:10 Give instructions in main room

  • 09:10 - 10:40 Group work: practicing teaching

  • 10:40 - 10:50 Break

  • 10:50 - 11:10 Main room discussion

  • 11:10 - 12:40 Group work: practicing teaching

  • 12:40 - 13:00 Future

    • How to get involved
    • Institutional partnerships
    • Certification


  • Radovan Bast
  • Anne Fouilloux
  • Richard Darst


The workshop will be held online, participant links will be sent to registered participants.


Free of charge, funded by the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration.


Questions, answers, and feedback

Here we can share during/after the workshop (anonymized) questions, answer, and feedback from the collaborative notes.


CodeRefinery is a project within the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC). NeIC is an organisational unit under NordForsk.

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