For our November, we are hosting Danielle Quinn, (all the way from Canada!), for the evening whilst she is here in South Africa to teach Carpentry workshops.
** Danielle Quinn:
"I am a PhD candidate in Biology at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. My background is in marine ecology, and my current research is all about developing computational tools to facilitate conservation of sharks and skates. I'm a Carpentries instructor and instructor trainer, and have a special interest in issues surrounding women and girls in STEM."
** What can we expect at the meetup?
"Over the last eight years I've helped others learn R through both traditional and novel approaches. I'd like to talk about some of these experiences, from teaching aboard a research vessel in the Caribbean, to helping grade two students in Missouri visualize shark movement in the Northwest Atlantic, to hosting peer tutoring sessions at local bars. I'd also like to share techniques I've adopted or developed to manage the wide variety of challenges and limitations that comes with the task of teaching computational skills to others."