Lesson Development Sprint: Common Workflow Language Tutorial

Toby Hodges   2020-03-26   Comments Off on Lesson Development Sprint: Common Workflow Language Tutorial

Date(s) - 2020-03-26
09:00 CET - 18:00 CET


Update: this event will now take place virtually – please do not try to attend the meeting in person!

Join us in kicking off the development of a new tutorial, Introduction to Workflows with Common Workflow Language, aimed at workflow novices.

At this event, we will take a reverse instructional design approach to plan out the content and structure of a one-day lesson introducing workflow design, using CWL. The intended outcome is the beginnings of a “Carpentries-style” lesson, aimed at those who have never before written a workflow description.

The resulting lesson will be open source, developed and published using The Carpentries’ lesson template under a CC-BY license, and made available through GitHub/GitHub Pages.

For more detailed information and a history of the discussion around this topic, see the following links:

The sprint will be held on Zoom, beginning at 09:00 CET (08:00 UTC -> check your local time here) Thursday 26th March and finishing at 13:00 CET (12:00 UTC) Friday 27th March. Everyone is welcome to join as and when suits them according to their daily routine and local timezone. Report-outs and hand-overs will take place at regular points throughout the event, so that those leaving and joining the event can coordinate on the development process. The main development sprint will take place on Thursday 26 March 2020. Those who can afford to stick around and continue working on the project for some or all of Friday 27 are very welcome to do so, but staying for a second day is not expected and is certainly not a requirement for attending.

Everyone can join this event by first registering below. Those familiar with Common Workflow Language, workflow design, teaching, and/or lesson development are particularly welcome.

A note on the regsitration form: We ask for a postal address in the form below so we can send a reward to contributors. Providing an address is entirely optional, and data will be shared only between the organisers (Toby Hodges and Michael R Crusoe).


Bookings are closed for this event.