Digital Literacy Training & Instructor Training for University of Applied Sciences in Ethiopia

Ambo University - Woliso Campus

Date: June 19-20, 2023 Data Carpentry & June 21-23, 2023 Instructors Training

Time: 9:00 - 17:00

Instructors: Dr. Margareth Gfrerer, Ms. Bonny Adane

General Information

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: Woliso. Get directions with Google Maps.

When: Date: June 19-20, 2023 Data Carpentry & June 21-23, 2023 Instructors Training. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

Contact: Please email or for more information.

Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.

Code of Conduct

Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


Day 1

Before starting Pre-workshop survey
Morning (9:00 - 12:30) Data Organization in Spreadsheets
OpenRefine for Data Cleaning
Afternoon (13:30 - 17:00) Introduction to R
Evening (17:00) END

Day 2

Morning (9:00 - 12:30) Continuation of R: Data analysis and Visualization
Afternoon(13:30 - 17:00)Data Visualization with R
Evening (17:00) Post-workshop survey


To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to software as described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.

We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.

The setup instructions for the Data Carpentry Ecology workshops (with R) can be found at the workshop overview site.