Kari Jordan

Kari L. Jordan

Deputy Director of Assessment, Data Carpentry


Dr. Kari L. Jordan is the Director of Assessment for Data Carpentry, a non-profit organization that develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Dr. Jordan is an advocate for achieving equity in data science. Previously, Dr. Jordan was a postdoctoral fellow at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where her research focus was evidenced-based instructional practices among STEM faculty. Dr. Jordan served on the board of directors for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for three years. A product of the Detroit Public School system, Dr. Jordan holds a BS and an MS in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a PhD in engineering education from the Ohio State University. Dr. Jordan resides in Lake Mary, FL

Talk: A Carpenter’s Approach to Teaching Python

Using evidence from Data and Software Carpentry’s training impact surveys, this presentation explores training as a way to onboard individuals to use Python. Attendees will walk away with a perspective on training approaches and a feeling of empowerment to build a diverse Python community through training. The only prerequisite knowledge you need is your own desire to achieve equity in the Python community.

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