The Center for Spatial Data Science hosts a few initiatives that support individuals doing computational work in the social sciences.

The Carpentries

We currently hold a Carpentries Platinum Membership and support the UChicago Carpentries Community. If you are interested in becoming certified as a Carpentries instructor, please reach out to Angela Li at ali6 [at]

The Working Group on Analytics, Computation, and Education

The Working Group on Analytics, Computation, and Education is a group of faculty and staff who meet once a month to discuss best practices in teaching computation. If you are actively teaching computation at the university, you may wish to get involved in this community of practice.

3rd Tuesday of the month, 11am-noon
Searle Chemistry Lab - Room 236