Carpentries Community Discussion Host Onboarding Now Open!

Looking to host a Carpentries Community Discussion?

Carpentries Community Discussions are not only part of the check-out process but also provides a platform for all instructors (new and experienced) to discuss any questions (i.e. online workshop administration, how to adapt or using cloud instances they might have; or the opportunity to share unique teaching experiences post-workshop. With the move towards more online workshops, debriefing and sharing what worked and what didn’t is an important process of our community. The current number of hosts is a small fraction of our community so we are looking to expand the number and diversity of perspectives of hosts. If you are interested, please help us grow the community of discussion hosts.

Community Discussion sessions are one of our main tools for community interactions and are hosted or co-hosted by Carpentry Community members. The host’s primary role is to facilitate the community discussion using the agenda at the bottom of this collaborative document (Etherpad) and the co-host assists with note-taking while the host leads the discussion.

Interested in becoming a session host? Not sure how or what would be required of you? No problem! Follow these steps:

  1. Complete this form to start the onboarding process.
  2. Work through the following section of the Carpentries Handbook. Watch this Discussion Host Onboarding video and then the accompanying slides, presented by our Executive Director, Dr Kari L. Jordan.
  3. To co-host a Community Discussion session, you can sign-up here.
  4. Have any other questions? - reach out to the Discussion Host Slack channel or TopicBox channels.

Discussion Host signups for Q4 (1 Oct - 31 Dec) open on 15 Aug. Feel free to send an email to if you have any questions or suggestions.

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