Community of Practice

Community of Practice

The Data Fluency initiative at Monash operates as a community of practice with the aim of facilitating collective learning.  By providing skill development workshops, weekly drop-in sessions and various events and initiatives, the Community provides a forum for participants to learn, share and enhance data fluency skills through regular interaction.

Data Fluency has been built on the success of The Carpentries - an initiative dedicated to teaching foundational coding, and data science skills to researchers worldwide. Like the Carpentries community, Data Fluency is committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people. A growing number of our community members are becoming certified Carpentries instructors to better enable them to run accessible, inclusive workshops, high-quality, community-developed lessons, and foster an active, inclusive community that promotes and models reproducible research.


Join the Community! There are many ways you can connect with the community to develop your own data fluency skills, or to share your knowledge and experience with other members.

Help grow the Community

We are always looking for more people to help us develop and deliver engaging, new content for the Community, including:

  • Guest presenters for our Monthly Seminar Series
  • Voluntary instructors and helpers - express interest
  • Paid Associate Instructors
  • Workshop content writers
  • Carpentries training participants

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please let us know! datafluency@monash.edu


Connect with the Community

  • Join our mailing list to stay up to date about new workshops, tech talks and more.

  • Engage in discussions on our Slack channel

  • Follow us on Twitter @resdatflu
.