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Python Study Group Launch and Information Session (Australia/Pacific, Asia, North America)

18 Oct 2023 at 12:00am - 18 Oct 2023 at 1:00am UTC
Online (Australasia and Asia-Pacific)

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This information session event is best suited for those in Australia/Pacific, Asia and West Coast North America. For the session best suited for those in Africa, Europe, South America and North America,  please register here.

Effective digital preservation needs ongoing, continuous development of various skills. In particular, scripting and coding skills are necessary to effectively support and develop digital preservation tasks and workflows. Despite this recognized need, digital preservation practitioners often describe this as a gap in their skillset and point to difficulties to identify relevant training opportunities for developing these skills to the extent that they can be practically and meaningfully used.

The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) and Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Python Study Group program will offer a regular and effective training program and community of learning focused on the development of Python scripting and coding skills, which can be practically and meaningfully applied to digital preservation activities and workflows.  

The BCC and DPC invite you to join this celebratory launch and informative webinar about the Python Study Groups (PSG) at one of two information events.

Each session will provide an overview of the aims and development of the PSG as a community-based learning opportunity program, and share pathways for getting involved before the program starts in January 2024. There will also be time allocated for questions and discussion with attendees.


All times shown are in UTC

1200 - Welcome & introductions

1205 -  About the BCC Pilot 

1215 -  Developing the new program 

1225 -  About the supporting resources 

1230 -  Structure of program, roles, and how to sign-up 

1240 -  Q&A with attendees and Wrap-Up

Please note that the presentations for the sessions will be recorded and made available for those unable to attend


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Inclusion and Diversity Policy

We encourage diversity in all its forms and are committed to being accessible to everyone who wishes to engage with the topic of digital preservation, whilst remaining technology and vendor neutral. We ask all those who are part of this community to be positive, accepting, and sensitive to the needs and feelings of others in alignment with the BCC Inclusivity Statement, Code of Conduct, and DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy.

Event Location: Online (Australasia and Asia-Pacific)