Reopening Instructor Training

Two open instructor training classes this fall

This post originally appeared on the Data Carpentry website

For the last ten months, the Software Carpentry Foundation has worked toward three goals for its instructor training program:

  1. Make the content more relevant.

  2. Increase the number of people able to deliver instructor training.

  3. Find a format that meets everyone’s needs in a sustainable way.

They have made a lot of progress on all three, and are therefore now able to offer instructor training once again to people who aren’t affiliated with our partner organisations, but would like to teach Data Carpentry, Software Carpentry, or both (as the course is shared by both organisations). If you wish to apply to take part in one of the two open-enrolment classes they will offer this fall, please fill in the form at:

to tell them about yourself, what excites you about teaching, and how Software and Data Carpentry can help in your community. They will notify applicants as spaces become available. If you have any questions, please mail

If you would like to accelerate the process, check out our Partnership program. Organisational partners make ongoing commitments to supporting our organisation and are prioritised for instructor training. If you need help making the case at your organisation, please mail us: we’d be happy to chat.

Please note that as a condition of taking this training, you must:

For more information on instructor training, please see the course material at:

Please also see this additional post, which answers some frequently-asked questions about this training.

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