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Proposal Submission Opens for CCHD24

Submit your session proposals for CarpentryConnect and BioNT Community Event - Heidelberg 2024!

Supporting the Curriculum Development Community in 2024

How you can help us continue to support open peer review of lessons.

Breaking Language Barriers in Data Science: Glosario Codefest Event

Let's celebrate diversity and break language barriers.

Revisions to The Carpentries governance structure

In a significant move towards autonomy, The Carpentries streamlines its governance structure to benefit our global community.

Changes to support from the Core Team at The Carpentries

The Core Team announces which services to the community it will continue to support and which initiatives will continue through community-led support.

Re-introducing The Carpentries Core Team

Meet our team of nine at The Carpentries and learn how they will continue to support you.

Join us for CarpentryConnect Heidelberg 2024!

Announcing a community event in Heidelberg, Germany, 12-14 November 2024.

Join Our AI for GLAM Lesson Code Sprint - Library Carpentry, January 31, 2024

You're invited to a code sprint for the Intro to AI for GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) Library Carpentry Lesson on January 31, 2024!

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation approves grant for Glosario

Support for Glosario, The Carpentries’ open-source, multilingual glossary for computing terms

With Gratitude to our Legacy Core Team Members

Join us in celebrating the legacy and impact of the Core Team members who transitioned out of The Carpentries

Announcing the results of the 2024 community election

Four community members were elected to serve a three-year term on The Carpentries Board of Directors

New Year Journey Ahead: A Reflection from The Carpentries Executive Director

A tree does not move unless there is wind. - African Proverb

#Carpentries25 Testimonial Series: Ethan White

Ethan White shares his journey at The Carpentries on our 25th Anniversary

Enhancements to the Toolkit of IDEAS

Introducing Version 2.0

Saying Farewell to 7 Carpentries Core Team Members: Navigating Change Together

Our community is resilient and can come together during challenging moments.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with The Carpentries Community

How my time and financial contributions support our community and the organisation’s mission

Release of Sandpaper 0.15.0

Updates to instructor view, doi badges, and more

Election Nominees for the 2024 Board of Directors

Help shape The Carpentries -- Information about Community Elections for the Board of Directors

Engaging with a Cross-NASA Subcommunity

Carpentries Community Session Recap

Join us in welcoming Nathaniel Porter as our new Maintainer Community Lead!

Announcing our new Maintainer Community Lead

The Carpentries retires its X/Twitter accounts and Facebook profile

Announcing The Carpentries departure from X (formerly known as Twitter) and Facebook

The Curriculum and Trainers for Collaborative Lesson Development Training

A deeper look at the content of the new training program and the people who will be teaching it

Collaborative Lesson Development Training

Announcing the launch of a new Carpentries training program!

Opportunities and Challenges in Localisation: The Carpentries Perspective

The Carpentries outlines its community's efforts in localisation.

Thank You to our Regional Coordinators

Phasing out the Regional Coordinator role

#Carpentries25 Testimonial Series: Jean Baptiste Fankam Fankam

Recently badged Carpentries Instructor and Maintainer, Jean Baptiste Fankam Fankam, shares his journey at The Carpentries on our 25th Anniversary

Call for Candidates for The Carpentries Board of Directors

Nominations are now open for community-elected positions.

Maintainer Community Lead: an update and next steps

We are looking for the next Maintainer Community Lead!

The Carpentries Takes a Giant Leap Towards Independence

The Carpentries is planning our transition to operate as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation

#Carpentries25 Testimonial Series: The New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI)

NeSI celebrates being a Carpentries champion on our 25th Anniversary

Celebrating The Carpentries Workbench

Reflections from the community on our new lesson infrastructure

Changes to Instructor Checkout

Starting 14 August, 2023 (today!), there are more options available for trainees to complete the process of certifying as a Carpentries Instructor!

#Carpentries25 Testimonial Series: Damien Irving

Instructor, Lesson Maintainer, and Regional Coordinator for Australia, Damien Irving, shares his journey with The Carpentries.

Piloting Meal Reimbursement: A Way of Saying Thank You

Piloting Meal Reimbursements for Instructors teaching online Centrally-Organised Workshops.

Request for Quotation (RFQ)- Website Development

The Carpentries is announcing a call for Web Development Services.

Join the Genomics Curriculum Advisory Committee!

Help provide leadership for Data Carpentry’s Genomics curriculum. Apply by 21 August

Please Welcome our Newest Cohort of Certified Instructor Trainers!

Meet the people joining our community to teach Instructor Training!

#Carpentries25 Testimonial Series: Jannetta Steyn

Current Executive Council member, Jannetta Steyn, shares her journey with The Carpentries.

Twenty-Five Years and Counting

The Carpentries turns 25 Years! #Carpentries25

Teaching targets with Penguins

Beta Testing an Alternative Version of R Ecology lesson

Trialing a reimagined version of the popular Data Carpentry lesson: Data Analysis and Visualization in R for Ecologists.

Celebrating 25 Years of The Carpentries

Join us in sharing the contributions and impact the community has made over the years.

Publication of The Carpentries 2022 Annual and Financial Reports

The Financial and Annual Reports for the 2022 Year are Now Available

Updates on The Carpentries Lesson Infrastructure

Transitioning and Adapting to New Challenges

The Carpentries Executive Council invites YOU to a Community Session

Join members of The Carpentries Executive Council to discuss outcomes from the Q2 meeting

Introducing The Carpentries Communications Manager, Oscar Masinyana

The Carpentries welcomes Oscar Masinyana, Communications Manager

Welcoming the New Lesson Program Governance Committees

Community leaders who will guide project strategy for Data Carpentry, Library Carpentry, and Software Carpentry

The 2023 Instructor Notes Drive Starts Next Week!

Everything you need to get involved and make Carpentries lessons easier to teach.

Highlights from the 2023 Executive Council Retreat

EC members reflect on how to best support The Carpentries as a multicultural organisation by expanding our thinking and discussing power and privilege.

Wins and Challenges of Running a Carpentry Workshop in South Africa during Load shedding

It was helpful that we had booked a lab in a building which has a backup generator

Welcome to our Newest Lesson Maintainers!

Nineteen new Lesson Maintainers badged

New opportunities to lead Carpentry-Con-type programming year-round

Introducing New Community Programming Offerings

The Carpentries Strategic Plan: Three Years and Counting

Community recognition and appreciation, automation, lesson development training, and improved accessibility. Progress towards The Carpentries Strategic Plan for 2020-2025

Get Ready for the Instructor Notes Drive

A community-wide event to update, expand, and improve guidance provided to Instructors in lessons

The Dovetail #17: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

Final preparations are underway

Workbench Beta Phase Complete

Prepare for transition to The Workbench in May

The Carpentries Lab: Metagenomics Curriculum

A peer-reviewed Metagenomics curriculum has been added to The Carpentries Lab

Announcing 27 March Community Discussion with The Carpentries Executive Council

Join members of The Carpentries Executive Council to discuss outcomes from the Q1 meeting

Welcome to the 2023 Trainers Leadership Committee!

Meet the representatives making decisions for our Instructor Trainer community in 2023

The Dovetail #16: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

A look back at styles

Join the Monthly Instructor Meetings

Calling ALL Instructors, Experienced Instructors and New Instructors

The Carpentries Accessibility Statement and Accommodation Form

The Carpentries develops an Accessibility Statement!

The Future of CarpentryCon and Community Programming

Upcoming changes to professional development and community building offerings

Developing Support for Instructors in 2023

Read about our plans to improve Instructor onboarding and make it easier to teach our curricula.

Apply for the current round of Carpentries Maintainer Onboarding!

The Carpentries is preparing to onboard the next cohort of Maintainers. Applications due March 8th.

The Dovetail #15: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

Stage 2 of the Beta Phase is Underway

Carpentries Trainer Training Applications are Open - Apply by 27 February!

Get certified to teach Instructor Training with The Carpentries!

Register your Carpentries Subcommunity

Updates on the Community Development Program

Launching Data Carpentry: Image Processing with Python

Announcing the stable release of a new curriculum teaching image processing skills. Sign up to host a workshop today!

Introducing The Carpentries Information Technology Developer, Eli Chadwick

The Carpentries welcomes Eli Chadwick, Information Technology Developer

We are Hiring a Communications Coordinator. Join Our Team.

Applicants in Mexico, Central America, South America and Southern Africa will receive priority consideration.

Calling for Volunteers to join a Lesson Program Governance Committee

Guide the development of Software Carpentry, Library Carpentry, or Data Carpentry

Announcing our new Deputy Director of Business

Talisha takes up leadership of the Business Team & Membership Program

The Dovetail #14: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

Beta Phase to enter stage 2 in February

Multiple ways to follow-up after Carpentry trainings: Benefits, impacts and librarians’ wishes

Results from the Library Carpentry survey

Honoring Omar Khan, The Carpentries Communications Manager

Announcing a bittersweet transition for our friend and colleague

Introducing The Carpentries Director of Technology, Dr Rob Davey

The Carpentries welcomes Rob Davey, Director of Technology

Happy New Year from Dr. Kari L. Jordan, The Carpentries Executive Director

Welcome to 2023 at The Carpentries - A year dedicated to prioritising community health

Announcing the 2023 Executive Council for The Carpentries

Join us in welcoming the newly elected Executive Council members!

The Dovetail #13: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

Ode to Maintainers

Lessons for Librarians in Open Science Principles and Methods

Lessons for Librarians in Open Science Principles and Methods

CarpentriesOffline — CarpentryCon 2022 feedback and call for help

Updates on the The CarpentriesOffline project

IoT for Novices in South Africa

The Intro to IoT lesson is available in the Carpentries Incubator and uses the new Carpentries Workbench.

The Dovetail #12: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

The beta stage is extending deadlines

I Can’t Believe I Survived Without It: Learning Data and Software Skills with The Carpentries

The ARDC’s Liz Stokes spoke to Carpentries workshop instructors and helpers about their reflections on running a workshop on data and software skills with ACEAS scientists.

Community Helps Add Alt Texts to our Lesson Images

With support from the community, we added alt text to 55 images across our lessons.

Election Nominees for the 2023 Executive Council

Help shape The Carpentries – Information about Community Elections for the Executive Council

Carpentries Gratitudes: 2022 and beyond

Reenvisioning how we show community appreciation

Planning for Lesson Program Governance Committees

Strengthening community leadership for Software, Library, and Data Carpentry

Announcing our new Director of Assessment

Dr. Kelly Barnes moves into Director of Assessment Role.

The Dovetail #11: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

Minor Delays

On The Carpentries and Twitter

A statement from the Community Development Team of The Carpentries

Incubator Lesson Spotlight: R and the Tidyverse for Working with Data

Help test and improve a lesson teaching visualisation with ggplot2

The Dovetail #10: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

R for Social Scientists and R for Geospatial Data have entered the Beta Phase

The Dovetail #9: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

R for Ecologists has entered the pre-beta stage

The Dovetail #8: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

Dates for Beta Phase Announced

Announcing our new Deputy Director of Technology

Maneesha Sane moves into Deputy Director of Technology Role.

Announcing our newest Curriculum Advisory Committees

Curriculum Advisors will guide the development of our lessons for Ecology, Image Processing, and Social Science.

Tell Us What You Think of the Instructor Training Checkout Process

Share your thoughts on the purpose, barriers, and how we can make it better.

The Dovetail #7: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench



Convocatoria de candidatos para el Consejo Ejecutivo de Carpentries 2023

Ya está abierto el llamado a candidaturas para los puestos elegidos por la comunidad y por el Consejo

Aufruf für Kandidaturen für den The Carpentries Executive Council (Vorstand) 2023

Nominierungen für Mitglieder, die von der Gemeinde und vom Executive Council gewählt werden, sind möglich

Call for Candidates for the 2023 Carpentries Executive Council

Nominations are now open for community-elected and Council-elected positions

Access for All

Accessibility at The Carpentries

The Dovetail #6: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

Hello Again

The Executive Council Annual Retreat for 2022

In this blog post, the Executive Council Communications Committee highlights events and learnings from the annual Executive Council Retreat

Introducing The CarpentryCon 2022 Keynote Presentations

CarpentryCon 2022 starts this week! Here are the Keynote Presentations to be ready for!

We are Hiring an Information Technology Developer. Join Our Team.

Applications received before 25 August at 11:59 PM (anywhere on earth) will receive full consideration.

The Dovetail #5: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

Workbench Beta on Hold

Running Software/Data and Library Carpentries workshops offline

This blog post is the first of a series to share progress of the CarpentriesOffline project

Honoring François Michonneau - Senior Director of Technology

In this post, we reflect on Dr. François Michonneau’s time at The Carpentries on his last day

Join us in Welcoming our New Maintainers!

Seven new Lesson Maintainers badged

We are Hiring a Director of Technology. Join Our Team.

Applications received before 20 July at 11:59 PM (anywhere on earth) will receive full consideration.

The Dovetail #4: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

Community Discussions Coming Up!

Apply to become a Curriculum Advisor

Curriculum Advisors provide high-level leadership for lessons. Apply by 22 July

Incubator Lesson Spotlight: Introduction to Reproducible Publications with RStudio

Help test and improve a lesson teaching researchers skills for reproducible research.

Welcome to our Newest Lesson Maintainers!

Thirty new Lesson Maintainers badged

The Dovetail #3: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

Working through chopportunities

Introducing The Carpentries Director of Fundraising, Amanda Steele

The Carpentries welcomes Amanda Steele, Director of Fundraising

Join us in welcoming Vini Salazar as our new Maintainer Community Lead!

Announcing our new Maintainer Community Lead

The Dovetail #2: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

Working through chopportunities

The Dovetail: Updates from The Carpentries Workbench

A strong start to the Beta Phase of The Carpentries Workbench

Now Published: The Carpentries 2021 Annual and Financial Report

2021 Financial and Annual Reports Available - A retrospective on all things Carpentries

Image Processing with Python - Call for Beta Pilot Applications

Host or teach a pilot workshop with a brand new Data Carpentry curriculum

Applications for sponsored Carpentries Memberships open now!

We invite institutions serving underrepresented groups in Central and South America and in Southern Africa to apply for sponsored membership.

Welcome to the 2022 Trainers Leadership Committee!

Meet the people guiding development of our Instructor Trainer community

Community Maintainer Lead: Recap, Update, and What's Next

Some of the projects Dan has been working on along with what's next for the Maintainer community

Apply for the current round of Carpentries Maintainer Onboarding!

The Carpentries is preparing to onboard the next round of Maintainers. Applications due 26 May

Incubator Lesson Spotlight: Introduction to Deep Learning

Help the community test a new lesson on Deep Learning with Python.

Become an Instructor and help bring data and coding skills to people across the globe!

Open Instructor Training is for individual applicants, now prioritised for interest in teaching Centrally-Organised workshops

The Carpentries Workbench: Beta Phase and Beyond

Initial outline and plan for the Beta Phase of The Carpentries Workbench

Teaching Centrally-Organised Workshops

Exploring Centrally-Organised workshops and how Instructors reap the benefits!

The Carpentries Strategic Plan: Year Two In Review

The Carpentries Community Development Program, efforts towards Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and more progress towards our five-year strategic plan!

Executive Council Key Activities Report

Reporting period: August 2021 to January 2022 (inclusive)

Introducing The Carpentries Accessibility Manager, Brynn Elliott

The Carpentries welcomes Brynn Elliott, Accessibility Manager

Introducing Our First 2022 Cohort of Certified Instructor Trainers!

Meet the amazing people helping to expand our global capacity for Instructor Training

EIA Roadmap Update: The Strategic Plan is The Plan

Going forward, the Strategic Plan will be our focus. On 22 April 2022, the EIA Roadmap will be deprecated, but will be kept for historical reasons.

Piloting Collaborative Lesson Development Training

Help us test out a new training curriculum.

Foundations of Astronomical Data Science Launch

Interested in teaching skills at the intersection of data science and astronomy? Sign up for onboarding or to host a workshop today.

Incubator Lesson Spotlight: Intermediate Research Software Development in Python

Get involved with a community lesson teaching intermediate research software development

Our tips and tricks for online workshop teaching

King's College London Carpentries Instructor Team share their experience

We are Hiring a (Deputy) Director of Fundraising. Join Our Team.

The (Deputy) Director of Fundraising has a broad responsibility for the development and execution of The Carpentries fund development plan.

Announcing Changes to The Carpentries Logo Usage and Modification Policy

The new logo modification policy is the result of a cross-team working group that met in the second half of 2021

Building and Sustaining Carpentries Subcommunities

Next steps for the Community Development Program

Piloting Open Peer Review of Lessons

The Carpentries will start publishing peer-reviewed lessons in The Carpentries Lab.

Online Workshops and the Supporting Instructor Role

Updates to the Supporting Instructor role

Announcing Our New Curriculum Advisors!

New Curriculum Advisory Committees form to support Software Carpentry and three Data Carpentry curricula.

Introducing The Carpentries Workbench

We announce the first draft of our accessible lesson infrastructure and call for beta testers

Introducing Sher!, Director of Workshops

The journey from Workshop Administrator to Director of Workshops!

We are Hiring an Accessibility Coordinator. Join Our Team.

Applications received before 1 February at 11:59 PM (anywhere on earth) will receive full consideration.

Update to our Privacy Policy

We are updating Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions

Incubator Lesson Spotlight: Building Websites with Jekyll & GitHub Pages

Get involved in the community’s development of a new lesson to teach Jekyll and GitHub.

The Instructor Development Committee is Moving and Needs YOUR Help

Learn more about the transition and how to be engaged

New Prices for Workshops, Instructor Training, and Memberships

Our new pricing structure for workshops, Instructor Training, and memberships goes into effect today.

Happy New Year from The Carpentries Executive Director, Dr. Kari L. Jordan

Grants, Gratitude, and #GreenStickies: Read on to learn about what The Carpentries will achieve in 2022

Thank You! Values Alignment Task Force

Recommendations from the task force on a values alignment due diligence process

The Lesson Infrastructure Commitee: Past, Present, and Future

We re-evaluate the historical role of the Lesson Infrastructure Community to understand how we can maintain community advocacy in our infrastructure

Announcing the 2022 Carpentries Executive Council

Please join us in welcoming the new and returning members of the EC.

Executive Council Key Activities Report

Reporting period: February 2021 to July 2021 (inclusive)

The Future of Online Workshops

The Pilot Phase is Ending for Online Workshops at The Carpentries. What comes next?

Glosario: African contributions

As part of the checkout process, community members translated more than 300 data science terms into Amharic.

Share Your 2021 Gratitudes with Our Community

We are taking time throughout December 2021 to reflect, write and share our community green stickies for the year.

The Carpentries Instructor Training Curriculum has been Updated!

The new version of the Instructor Training curriculum has been released

Applications Now Open for Carpentries Trainer Training Starting January 2022

Do you want to teach others to develop skills and confidence as Carpentries Instructors? Become a Trainer!

Pricing Update for 2022

The Carpentries is updating our pricing for the first time since 2016.

Join Us to Learn More about CarpentryCon @ Home in 2022

Upcoming Community Discussion will provide multiple ways to engage in next year’s event

Enseñando a enseñar entre comunidades en español

Teaching to teach between communities in Spanish

Quarterly Strategic Plan Update: Q3 2021

Here is an overview of work towards The Carpentries 2020-2025 Strategic Plan for the third quarter of 2021

We Value All Contributions - The Carpentries 2021 Fundraiser

Help The Carpentries meet our goal during this end of the year fundraising campaign

Transition for The Carpentries Membership Team

Questions about Membership? Email membership@carpentries.org

Election nominees for the 2022 Executive Council

Help shape the Carpentries – Information about Community Elections

Announcing CarpentryCon @ Home in 2022

Read on to learn about our plans for next year’s CarpentryCon and how to volunteer to support

Introducing The Carpentries Sponsorship Program

The Carpentries is piloting a sponsorship program for 2021-2022

Announcing The Carpentries Community Development Program

A new program to build capacity in community management

Launching Lesson Publication Task Force

Get involved in a Task Force on the official lesson publication process.

Announcing The Carpentries African Capacity Development Manager, Angelique Trusler

Please join us in welcoming Angelique to this new role

Hacktoberfest 2021 - Glosario Contribution Drive

For the second year in a row, help us internationalise and expand Glosario, the open source, multilingual glossary of data science terms.

CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 - A global event

An estimated 300GB of mobile data was provided to 71 attendees.

Incubator Lesson Spotlight: Interactive Data Visualizations in Python

Get involved in the community’s development of a new lesson on how to create interactive data visualizations in Python.

Announcing 2022 Executive Council Elections

Nominations are now open for four Executive Council (EC) positions to join for two year terms 2022-2023 effective 1 February, 2022; two community-elected and two Council-elected

Make a recurring gift via GitHub Sponsors to support The Carpentries’ curriculum

We have launched a GitHub Sponsorship page to fund revisions to several Carpentries lessons.

Apply to become a Curriculum Advisor

Curriculum Advisors provide high-level leadership for lessons. Apply by September 29

Welcome to our Newest Lesson Maintainers!

Eighteen new Lesson Maintainers badged

The 2021 Instructor Training Report

We are excited to release the first Instructor Training Report!

Updates on the Member Organisation Council

Our next Member Organisation Council meeting will be held 22 September at 15:00 and 23:00 UTC

Reactivating the Curriculum Advisory Committees

The Carpentries is looking for members to join the newly reactivated Curriculum Advisory Committees

Incubator Lesson Spotlight: Programming with Julia

Get involved in the community’s development of a new lesson to teach Julia to novices.

The Carpentries Community Facilitators Program: 6-months in

Feedback is important for The Carpentries’ growth

Highlighting our strategic plan efforts to support local community building

CarpentryConnect South Africa is a significant milestone in our Strategic Plan for 2020-2025

Welcome to our New Instructor Trainers

Introducing Fourteen New Trainers

Introducing the new Executive Council Standing Committees

Read on to learn more about the context and responsibilities of the new Executive Council Standing Committees

New book: Research Software Engineering with Python

Written by Carpentries community members, Research Software Engineering with Python covers several topics related to organising data science projects, testing software and more

Introducing The Carpentries Director of Community, Alycia Crall

The Carpentries Welcomes Alycia Crall, Director of Community

Incubator Lesson Spotlight: Analysis and Interpretation of Bulk RNA-Seq Data using Bioconductor

Highlighting this lesson from The Carpentries Incubator, teaching RNA-Seq data analysis with Bioconductor

Wrapping Up the Carpentries Python Curriculum Project

Read on to learn about Carpentries Instructor Vini Salazar's work and accomplishments with regard to the Carpentries Python Curriculum

On the governance of The Carpentries

We are clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the Executive Council

Reflecting on our first Alpha Test of the Lesson Infrastructure Redesign

Ensuring our redesign is friendly and usable for maintainers at all skill levels.

Incubator Lesson Spotlight: Foundational Computer Skills

Highlighting a lesson beginning development in The Carpentries Incubator, Foundational Computer Skills.


First Software Carpentry Workshop in Japanese

Announcing Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award to advance The Carpentries Equity and Inclusion goals for training researchers of color.

The Carpentries has been awarded an 18-month grant to advance equitable outcomes in data literacy for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous researchers in the U.S.

Recruiting Instructors for Self-Organised Workshops

Channels/resources available for recruiting Instructors

Apply for the current round of Carpentries Maintainer Onboarding!

The Carpentries is preparing to onboard the next round of Maintainers. Applications due 16 July, 2021

Registration for CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 now open!

The main goal of CarpentryConnect South Africa 2021 is to build capacity for workshops through instructor training, and establish a network for the regional Carpentries community.

100 Members Strong, A Community Accomplishment

Carpentries Director of Partnerships, Al Obayuwana, writes a post commemorating 100 Carpentries memberships

Director of Community Development and Engagement Transition

Serah Njambi Kiburu is moving on from The Carpentries

Sharing our new Code of Conduct Facilitators Module

Code of Conduct facilitation is part of the Carpentries Community Facilitators Program. We welcome your review and suggestions on our new Carpentries Code of Conduct Facilitators module

2020 Financial Report Carpentries Conversations

We have two themed discussions on the financial report scheduled for June.

Carpentries Community Conversation with the Executive Council

A summary of the two community conversations with the Carpentries Executive Council in February 2021, facilitated by Serah Njambi Kiburu and Dr. Kari L. Jordan

Recruiting new members to the Code of Conduct Committee

Code of Conduct Committee is recruiting new members. Attend one of our community discussions in June to find out more about how we help make The Carpentries a welcoming and supporting environment.

Announcing our new Curriculum Team Lead

Toby Hodges takes up leadership of the Curriculum Team from June 2021.

Reflecting on the first round of Lesson Development Study Groups

What we learned from the inaugural round of lesson development training.

Formalising The Carpentries Community Roles & Support Structure

We will continue to listen to and support you as we endeavor to be the leading inclusive community teaching data and coding skills.

From research to final product: the path to the design for the next lesson template

Emily de la Mettrie shares her process behind the design of the next iteration of the lesson template

University of the Western Cape’s first Data Carpentry Workshop of 2021

Lessons included data organising and cleaning in spreadsheets and with OpenRefine, and data analysis and visualisation with R and RStudio

Attend an Onboarding Session to Become a Carpentries Discussion Host

New information about upcoming Discussion Host onboarding sessions for anyone interested in facilitating community calls and themed discussions in The Carpentries.

2020 Annual and Financial Reports

The yearly Annual and Financial reports for 2020 are now available to read and share

Our First Workshop - Bioinformatics Hub of Kenya

Originally posted on the Bioinformatics Hub of Kenya website, this blog post highlights learnings from the BHKi's first R workshop on 24 and 25 March 2021

Incubator Lesson Spotlight: Bash and R for Metagenomics

Highlighting this lesson from The Carpentries Incubator, Bash and R for Metagenomics.

Library Carpentry’s Journey: Seeding the Future

Read on to learn about Library Carpentry's expansion, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Introducing Michael Culshaw-Maurer

Dr. Michael Culshaw-Maurer joins The Carpentries as a joint postdoctoral researcher with CyVerse

Core Team 'Acc-athon' to Add Alt Text Across Carpentries Curricula

Carpentries Core Team gets a start on alt text updates for Carpentries lessons

Incubator Lesson Spotlight: Python for Business

Highlighting this lesson from The Carpentries Incubator, teaching Python for Business.

The Carpentries Strategic Plan: One Year Update

Read on to see how we are progressing towards goals outlined in our Strategic Plan for 2020-2025

Foundations of Astronomical Data Science - Call for Beta Pilot Applications

Apply to host or teach a beta pilot workshop for the newest Data Carpentry curriculum

Carpentries Trainer Training May-July 2021

Apply to become an Instructor Trainer and shape the next generation of Carpentries Instructors!

Announcing The Python Software Foundation Scientific Working Group grant

Read on to learn more about Carpentries Instructor Vini Salazar’s work to develop the Carpentries Python Curriculum

Pondering on the Question of Community Sustainability

This post provides a summary of discussions and takeaways from the Community Sustainability session that Serah Njambi Kiburu and Toby Hodges facilitated at the March 2021 SORSE workshop

Welcome to Trainers Leadership!

Please welcome the 5 new members of the Trainers Leadership group

Incubator Lesson Spotlight: Introduction to Open Data Science with R

Highlighting this lesson from The Carpentries Incubator, teaching Open data science skills with R and RStudio.

We Stand With Our Community Members of Asian Descent

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Announcing New Members of the Library Carpentry Advisory Group

Please welcome the 7 new members of the Library Carpentry Advisory Group

Introducing our new Director of Partnerships

Al Obayuwana joins The Carpentries as Director of Partnerships

Call for Pilot Workshops: Neuroimaging Lessons

Help with the further improvement of these lessons from The Carpentries Incubator

Prioritising Accessibility in Organising Online Events

In this post, Serah Njambi Kiburu and Emily Lescak summarise Serah's presentation and discussions from her Code for Science and Society community talk on accessibility in virtual events, and share an accessibility checklist to guide you as you plan virtual events.

Introducing R lessons in Japanese

We share a complete bilingual R lesson in English and Japanese

Incubator Lesson Spotlight - Reproducible Computational Environments Using Containers: Introduction to Docker

Highlighting this introductory lesson from The Carpentries Incubator, on containerised computing with Docker.

Introducing our new Workshop Administrator Danielle Sieh

Danielle Sieh joins The Carpentries as Workshop Administrator

Improving Accessibility in The Carpentries

We are keen to improve accessibility across our interactions and resources in The Carpentries, and invite you to help.

Help Inform Translation Priorities for Carpentries Resources

We request your input in Carpentries Conversation 27 to help guide resource translation priorities and efforts by our community.

The Carpentries at rstudio::global(2021)

Join The Carpentries Team in informal chat sessions at rstudio::global(2021)'s 24-hour conference on January 21 2021

Alpha testing a Jekyll Pages lesson

Community members reflect on the experience of teaching a new lesson for the first time.

Announcing the 2021 Executive Council for The Carpentries

Here are the members of the 2021 Carpentries Executive Council

Wrapping up The Carpentries FIRST Fundraising Campaign

We raised $15,445. Thank You!

An update on our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan progress

Read on to learn about our strategic plan progress through Q4 2020 (October - December)

I See, UC, We All See Carpentries: Collaboratively Scaling Workshop Instruction Across a University System

Instructors' experiences running Carpentries workshops in the University of California System

A New Year Message from The Carpentries Executive Director

Set your intentions for 2021

Running an Online Data Carpentry Workshop in Iran

This post covers the instructor's experiences teaching an online Data Carpentry workshop in Iran

Apply to Join The Carpentries Lesson Development Study Groups

Announcing a new program to support community members wishing to develop a new lesson in The Carpentries Incubator.

Outcome of October Community Discussion for Nordic and Baltic Countries

Best practices on online teaching compared to in-person? How to build more visible community network? Nordic and Baltic community is moving forward

Thank You SO MUCH Carpentries Community!

We spent some time reflecting on 2020 as a Team, and wrote thank you notes for our community.

Back to the future: Online Carpentries Workshops now and in 2021

Our community is resilient, patient and very resourceful

Amending the Carpentries Bylaws in 2020

Here is what has changed in our bylaws this year

Library Carpentry Advisory Group Call for New Members

Applications to join the Library Carpentry Advisory Group are open between now and 18 January 2021!

Welcome to our Newest Instructor Trainers!

Fourteen new Carpentries Instructor Trainers have been badged!

Thank you for contributing to Glosario!

Following up on Hacktoberfest 2020 and the first Glosario contribution drive.

Giving Tuesday at The Carpentries

Here are some of the many ways you can contribute to The Carpentries

Meet The Carpentries Feedback Facilitators

We have now selected and onboarded our first cohort of community facilitators, focussing on feedback facilitation. Read about them in this post.

Election for the 2021 Executive Council

The election period for the 2021 Carpentries Executive Council opens Monday November 30

Welcome Rabea Müller, Regional Coordinator for the DACH Region

Introducing our newest Regional Coordinator

Apply to Join The Carpentries 2021 Mentoring Program!

Become a mentor or mentee for first cycle of 2021 Mentoring Groups!

Why give to The Carpentries?

The Carpentries Executive Director provides insight on The Carpentries fundraising campaign

Announcing our new Maintainer Community Lead

Join us in welcoming Daniel Chen as our new Maintainer Community Lead!

Expanding The Carpentries Community in California

Read on for a recap on efforts to develop the Carpentries in academic libraries in California, US

A Call to Action: Donate to The Carpentries

Support The Carpentries $30K Individual Contributions Fundraising Goal

Call for Pilot Workshops: Introduction to Conda for (Data) Scientists

Help with the further improvement of this lesson from The Carpentries Incubator

Updates to Our Platinum Membership Tier

We’re updating the pricing structure and benefits available for our most customisable membership tier.

We are Hiring Three New Team Members. Join Our Team.

Job Opportunities With The Carpentries

Teaching a Library Carpentry Workshop in Southern California (and the Virtual Yonder)

This post covers instructors' experiences teaching a virtual Library Carpentry workshop in August 2020

Reflections on my First Data Carpentry Workshop

Lessons learned during the author's first attendance at a Data Carpentry workshop

Call for Candidates for the 2021 Carpentries Executive Council

Nominations are now open for community-elected and Council-elected positions

CarpentryCon @ Home: The journey of the Wikidata Lesson

Following up on the CarpentryCon @ Home session, Library Carpentry Wikidata Lesson Sprint

Progress Towards The Carpentries 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

Read on to learn about our strategic plan progress through Q3 2020 (July - September)

Lessons Learned - Data Carpentries Workshop for SADiLaR (August 31, 2020)

This post covers instructors' experiences teaching a Data Carpentries workshop for the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources in August 2020

Announcing the new Help Wanted page

A new page to highlight issues needing your help.

Hacktoberfest 2020 - Glosario Contribution Drive

This October, help us internationalise and expand Glosario, the open source, multilingual glossary of data science terms.

Announcing The Carpentries Philanthropy: A New Way to Get Involved with The Carpentries

Join our new mailing list for an opportunity to engage with The Carpentries on a philanthropic level

CarpentryCon @ Home: Growing Carpentries through a Growing Community at Oklahoma State University

Following up on the CarpentryCon @ Home session, Growing Carpentries through a Growing Community with the session hosts

Our Long-Term Survey is Open for Responses

How do the results of our long-term survey for in-person workshops compare to virtual workshops? Let’s find out!

Running Newcastle University's First Online Software Carpentries Workshop

This post covers the instructor's experiences teaching an online Software Carpentry workshop at Newcastle University

Recent Publications Highlighting the Value of the Carpentries in Academic Libraries

Several recent publications have showcased the value of The Carpentries in academic libraries. Here we highlight three written by members of our community

Announcing Library Carpentry efforts with the Network of the National Library of Medicine

The Carpentries will train NNLM members as Library Carpentry instructors, and pilot additional curriculum in the online environment.

Apply to Become a Carpentries Feedback Facilitator

Call for applications to join our 2020 cohort of Carpentries Feedback Facilitators is now open.

Introducing The Carpentries Community Facilitators Program

Read on and find out how to collaborate with us to develop resources under this program

Meet our 2020-2021 Cohort of Instructor Development Committee Leaders

Our Instructor Development Committee has a strong team of seven to lead its activities over the next year

Transition for The Carpentries Membership Team

Questions about Membership? Email membership@carpentries.org

How We Use Feedback at The Carpentries

How we listen and why your feedback matters

Now What? Next Steps After CarpentryCon @ Home

CarpentryCon @ Home may be over, but the learning should continue.

Report from the Mega-Coderefinery workshop

Teaching 100 learners at once: does it work?

What Will Constitute CarpentryCon @ Home Fireside Chat Discussions?

Here is a set of questions we hope to discuss on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 at 21h00 UTC and Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 15h00 UTC. Join us!

Introducing our new Curriculum Community Developer

Dr. Toby Hodges joins The Carpentries as Curriculum Community Developer. Welcome!

Geospatial Data Carpentry Videos

Learn more about running the Carpentries semi-asynchronously.

Design principles for the next iteration of The Carpentries lesson template

Twelve Design principles to guide the development of the next lesson template

2020 - 2021 IDC Leadership Call for Applications

Applications are now open to join the 2020-2021 cohort of leadership for the Instructor Development Committee

How to Recruit Instructors for Self-Organised Workshops

Here are a set of resources to help you recruit instructors for Self-Organised workshops

Primera experiencia traduciendo lecciones online dentro de la CarpentryCon@HOME


Upgrading R Lessons to use R 4.0

Our timeline and strategy to adapt to R 4.0

Announcing Glosario

An open source multilingual glossary of data science terms

Carpentries Community Discussion Host Onboarding Now Open!

Looking to host a Carpentries Community Discussion?

Carpentries Trainer Training Fall 2020

Apply to become an Instructor Trainer and shape the next generation of Carpentries Instructors!

Building the Maintainer Community and Your Own Skillset

We are looking for the next Maintainer Community Lead!

Pre- and Post-workshop discussions : Six months into 2020

We have hosted more than 50 pre- and post-workshop discussions between January and June 2020

Welcome to our Newest Lesson Maintainers!

Twenty-three new Lesson Maintainers badged

Calling Local Midwest US Instructors!

We are starting a monthly community call for Instructors in the midwest US.

CarpentryCon @ Home Session Topics

Find the CarpentryCon @ Home sessions that meet your interests

The Software Sustainability Institute's Guidance for Running Online Training

The following is guidance based on the Software Sustainability Institute staff and collaborators running online training events.

Letter from The Carpentries Executive Director, July 2020

Global Capacity Building for Inclusive Computational Communities

Join Us for CarpentryCon @ Home: 14 July - 31 August

CarpentryCon @ Home begins next week! The 7-week long event starts with a keynote by Dr. Kari L. Jordan on 13 July and the first session on 14 July

Lessons Learned - Teaching Carpentries Workshops Online in Sweden, May 2020

This post covers instructors' experiences teaching SQL, OpenRefine, and Python over the course of 4 online sessions in late May

Going Online: How we organised the first ever virtual csvconf

In this post, csvconf.com organisers detail how they moved an in-person community conference online in a few weeks, and the lessons they picked up along the way

Online Workshop Logistics and Screen Layouts

Online workshop logistics and how learners would set up their screens if they only had a single monitor.

Looking Back and Looking Forward: Scaling Collaborative Curriculum Development

Learn what we have accomplished with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Lessons Learned - Teaching Carpentries Workshop Online UCLA Spring 2020

This post covers instructors' experiences from teaching an online workshop at UCLA

Outlining a Successful Virtual Software Carpentry Workshop on Zoom

This post covers instructors' experiences running a four-day online Software Carpentry workshop at the University of Washington

Reading and Reflection Days for The Carpentries Core Team

Going forwards, Carpentries Core Team will set aside one work day a month to read and reflect. Friday, June 12 will be the first of these.

Call for Proposal Review and CarpentryCon @ Home Regional Hosts

The CarpentryCon @ Home Task Force would appreciate community feedback on proposals, and seeks regional hosts to help facilitate sessions at the conference.

The Carpentries’ 2020 Strategic Focus and Path Forward

Read on to learn about our strategic plan progress

A Call for Allyship and Solidarity

The Carpentries Core Team advocates for empathy, empowerment, and equity

Learners' Experiences from South Africa's Online Workshop

This post covers learners' experiences and feedback from SADiLaR's first three-day online Data Carpentry workshop in early May

Introducing our new Astronomy Curriculum Developer

Dr. Allen Downey joins The Carpentries as Astronomy Curriculum Developer. Welcome!

Announcing a New Series of Online Workshop Themed Discussions

Please join The Carpentries Core Team for a monthly community call centred around online workshops

Learnings from the First Centrally-Organised Online Workshop of 2020

Here are examples of what worked well and other observations from our workshop held in the last week of April

Submit a Session Proposal for CarpentryCon @ Home

Searching for community discussion topics, panel sessions, or social event ideas

Running a Virtual Social Carpentries Meetup in UW-Madison

Moving our local Carpentries socials to a virtual space

2019 Reports and our Annual Reports Page

We have released our 2019 Annual Report and Financial Report, and set up a standalone page for all Carpentries reports

Introducing our new Deputy Director of Instructor Training

Dr. Kelly Barnes joins The Carpentries as Deputy Director of Instructor Training. Welcome!

Increasing Researchers' Digital Literacy in Ethiopia

Here's how Ambo University's first Data Carpentry workshop went in December 2019

Carpentries Conversations: The Carpentries Teaching of Git and GitHub

Here's a summary of three themed discussions on teaching git and GitHub from December 2019

Supporting Each Other and Our Community

Here are the measures Core Team members are taking to support each other and our community during this time

Welcome to our Newest Instructor Trainers!

Fourteen new Carpentries Instructor Trainers badged!

Organising Online Carpentries Workshops

Information for Carpentries Instructors to teach workshops remotely

Scaffolding Installation for Online Workshops

We now offer cloud instances as backup for learners with installation issues

Having a Great Online Learning Experience: A Guide for Students

Share this with your students before your next online workshop

Mapping & Planning a Live Coding Workshop for Digital Delivery

A bit of a plan for teaching online

A Brief Guide to Lists in The Carpentries' TopicBox

Wondering what lists to subscribe to in The Carpentries TopicBox? Read this helpful guide by Angelique Trusler

Introducing Our New Executive Director

Dr. Kari L. Jordan is the new Executive Director of The Carpentries!

Running University College London's First Online Git Workshop

We successfully ran a 3-hour workshop for 11 learners with one instructor and five helpers. here's how it turned out.

Lessons Learned from Running Code Refinery's First Online Workshop

Sharing with the community what worked well in our first online CodeRefinery workshop and what we need and plan to improve.

Official Guidelines (V1) for Taking Your Carpentries Workshop Online

The Carpentries convened a COVID-19 Response Task Force in mid-March, and a first version of their work is summarised in this post.

Introducing The CarpentryConnect Planning Kit

We are pleased to share a resource designed to guide community members as they organise local and regional Carpentries events, whether online or in-person.

Changes to CarpentryCon 2020

There will be no in-person or virtual CarpentryCon in 2020.

Being a Carpentries Maintainer and the Skills You Can Learn

Maintaining Carpentries lessons is a great way to learn Git.

Apply for Carpentries Maintainer Onboarding!

Welcoming new and existing Lesson Maintainers to the community!

More Community-Contributed Tips for Teaching Online

This post is the second in our round of invaluable community-contributed tips for teaching online.

Tips for Teaching Online from The Carpentries Community

This post shares a first round of community-contributed tips on teaching online. Have a read and consider contributing more tips for teaching and learning online.

Introducing our New Lesson Infrastructure Technology Developer

Join us in welcoming Dr. Zhian N. Kamvar to The Carpentries

Introducing our New Communications Manager

Join us in welcoming Omar Khan to The Carpentries Core Team and community.

Teaching a New Geospatial Python Lesson

Ryan Avery and Kunal Marwaha taught a new Carpentries Incubator lesson at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and wrote about their experience and feedback from the workshop.

Recommendations for Staying Healthy During the COVID-19 Outbreak

We are closely monitoring the ongoing and evolving global Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and the potential impact for our community around the world.

Testing CodiMD

A CodiMD instance hosted by The Carpentries is now available.

Piloting Automated Emails for Carpentries Workshops

The Workshop Administration Team at The Carpentries will be testing a new workflow from February 24

Incentives and Benefits of Getting Involved in Teaching Researchers

Aleksandra Nenadic, our Carpentries Regional Coordinator in the UK, and SSI's Training Lead shares why more should be involved in teaching coding and data science skills

CarpentryCon 2020 - Updates from The Task Force

Here's a helpful roundup from CarpentryCon Task Force on how to prepare for, contribute towards and stay updated about CarpentryCon 2020

Help Us Find Sponsors for CarpentryCon 2020

CarpentryCon 2020's Budget subcommittee has prepared a Sponsorship Kit to guide you in reaching out to potential sponsors

The Carpentries Receives Mozilla Mission Partners Grant

We are advancing our Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility work with funding from Mozilla!

Executive Council Officer Elections for 2020

Announcing officers elected to The Carpentries Executive Council for 2020

New Year Message from The Carpentries Acting Executive Director

We will continue building capacity - together.

The Carpentries Strategic Plan for 2020-2025

Read on and learn more about The Carpentries Strategic Plan for the next three to five years

Announcing our new Maintainer Community Lead

Join us in welcoming Angela Li as our Maintainer Community Lead!

We Appreciate Library Carpentry

A message of gratitude from Ariel Deardorff, co-Chair of the Library Carpentry Advisory Council

Feedback: Remote Teaching of Genomics Data Carpentry Curriculum

Daniel Ouso and Bianca Peterson share their experience from instructing a Genomics workshop in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2019

Registration for CarpentryCon 2020 is Now Open

We cannot wait to see you in Madison, get your conference ticket today!

Introducing Our New Director of Instructor Training

Karen Word will serve as our new Director of Instructor Training and oversee the expansion of this program

Expanding the Carpentries Community in California Academic Libraries

Today we are announcing a new project to help build regional training partnerships in California

CarpentryConnect Events in 2020

Three regional Carpentries community events will take place this year. Read on and find out if one is scheduled in your region and how to participate in an event near you.

We are Hiring an Executive Director. Join Our Team.

The Carpentries Searches for a New Executive Director

Announcing the 2020 Executive Council for The Carpentries

We are grateful for the Carpentries team - and the Executive Director

We appreciate the Carpentries team

Job Opening to Develop an Astronomy Curriculum for Data Carpentry

Support from American Institute of Physics to develop Astronomy curriculum

Gratitude and the mission of fiscal sponsorship

Partnering for global good

We Appreciate the Regional Coordinators!

Regional Coordinators keep our workshops going!

We Appreciate Lesson Maintainers!

Maintainers help keep lessons healthy and workshops running smoothly.

We Appreciate Instructors and Helpers!

As at December 2019, Carpentries Instructors and Helpers have made over 2,440 workshops possible!

We Appreciate Community Initiatives, our Fiscal Sponsor!

Partnering for global good

Gratitude to Member Organisations and Champions

Gratitude to the Growing Trainer Community

With Thanks from Carpentries Instructors in Africa

“Sithanda ukudlulisa amazwi ukubonga ku Carpentries!” from Carpentries Instructors in Africa

Gratitude from the Infrastructure Team

CarpentryCon 2020 Financial Aid

Submit your application to receive financial aid to attend CarpentryCon from June 29 to July 1, 2020

Expressing Gratitude to Our Instructor Development Committee

In just six months our Instructor Development Committee has done SO MUCH!

Extending Gratitude to CarpentryCon 2020's Task Force

Organised in six subcommittees, this Task Force is doing great work ahead of CarpentryCon 2020

Executive Director Transition

Tracy Teal is moving on from The Carpentries, Kari Jordan will serve as Acting Executive Director

Thank You for Supporting our Outreach Efforts

We appreciate the enthusiasm and creativity with which community members communicate in, about and in support of The Carpentries

With gratitude, to the Code of Conduct Committee

The Code of Conduct Committee continues to embody our Core Values, and for that, we are grateful.

Extending Gratitude to the Executive Council for Governance in 2019

Thank you to the Executive Council

Election for the 2020 Executive Council

New Etherpad server

We upgraded our Etherpad server.

Introducing The Carpentries Gratitudes Series

We are taking time throughout December 2019 to reflect, write and share our community green stickies for the year

The Carpentries Long-Term Survey is Open

We are collecting feedback on the long-term impact of our workshops. We want to hear from you!

We are Hiring Four New Team Members. Join Our Team.

Job Opportunities With The Carpentries

Internationalisation of Software Carpentry: System for Translation into Japanese

A collaborative translation of lessons into Japanese is underway, find out what we have learned and how to help

Introducing The Carpentries Core Values

Thanks to our community's input, we are excited to share The Carpentries' nine core values

Trainer Training 2020

Apply to become an Instructor Trainer and shape the next generation of Carpentries Instructors!

Introducing our new Regional Consultant for Southern Africa.

Dr. Angelique Trusler joins The Carpentries as Regional Consultant for Southern Africa.

A Call to Action: Nominate Yourself for the Executive Council Today

Amy Hodge reflects on what it means to serve on the Executive Council and explains why you should apply

The Carpentries Executive Council 2019 In-person Meeting

A summary of discussions from the in-person Executive Council meeting and the way forward

CarpentryCon 2020: Tips for Submitting a Session Proposal

This post by CarpentryCon 2020 Task Force members offers tips for submitting a session proposal

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Partner to Support The Carpentries

We have received $2.65 million from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support our work over the next three years.

The Carpentries in Tōkyō: Adventures bringing Software Carpentry to Japan

A growing community is gaining momentum to bring Software Carpentry to Japan

The Carpentries Vision Statement

Our vision is to be the leading inclusive community teaching computing and data skills.

CarpentryCon Community Call, November 6

Join the Task Force on November 6 for CarpentryCon 2020 updates

Teaching Tech Together

A new book elaborates on the Carpentries instructor training material and more.

Call for Candidates for the 2020 Carpentries Executive Council

Nominations are now open for community-elected and Council-elected positions

A Better Experience for Workshop Surveys

New survey systems for our workshops

Member Survey Results and the next Member Organisation Council Meetings

Building Community through Membership: 2019 Member Survey Results and Member Organisation Council Meetings

Tips for Organising Your First Carpentries Workshop

In this post, Angela Li and Jessica Trelogan share tried and tested strategies for organising successful Carpentries workshops

Teaching Software Carpentry at the University of Botswana

In this post, Raniere Silva shares reflections from teaching a software carpentry workshop in Botswana

Export to Etherpad: a New Extra in the Instructor-Training Repository

A new tool for instructor-trainers to make preparation for a new workshop easier.

The Carpentries Tagathon - Our Hacktoberfest Initiative

This October, read and suggest relevant tags for posts published on The Data Carpentry, Library Carpentry and Software Carpentry blogs

RStudio's Instructor Training Program

How Rstudio's instructor training builds on the Carpentries.

Catching Up on Executive Council Policy Making

Here's an update from The Carpentries Executive Council about recent and ongoing work, and with links to relevant resources

The Carpentries Canadian Community Discussion

Chat with Canadian Regional Coordinators

Livening Up Live Coding

Matt Dray shares lessons from the trainer workshop about audience needs and positive instructor behaviour when running participatory live coding

Thank you all!

In this post, Chris Erdmann reflects on his time as Library Carpentry Community & Development Director ahead of his last day.

Lessons learned from the Community Discussion on Burnout

Prevent burnout by being welcoming and sharing experiences in everyday conversations.

Q3 and Q4 Project Work at The Carpentries

Here's what The Carpentries team accomplished in Q2 and Q3 2019, and a look into work that will continue in Q4 2019.

New Zealand Community Holds Its First Carpentries Chat

Community members gather to discuss Carpentries successes and challenges in Dunedin, New Zealand

The Carpentries Community Champions Call - September 2019

The Community Champions discussed how they grow their local communities

Code of Conduct Mandate Task Force Releases Recommendations

The Carpentries should be a leader in ensuring that our community is a safe and welcoming space.

Introducing Updated Workshop Request Forms and More

Navigating organising a Carpentries Workshop

Continued support from IMLS for Library Carpentry

California Digital Library receives supplemental grant from IMLS for Library Carpentry

Carpentries Values Project - An Update and Call for Input

Find out more about The Carpentries values project. Answer three questions and help us articulate our community values

Mentoring Groups Virtual Showcase: Oct 15 at 19:00 UTC

Curious about mentoring groups?

Instructor Trainer Training: Knowing When to Hold ‘Em

Trainer Training Postponed

Supporting The Carpentries

Read about activities the Australian Research Data Commons is embarking on to support The Carpentries

Connecting with the Community at CarpentryConnect in Manchester

In this post, Malvika Sharan shares her personal notes from June 2019's CarpentryConnect in Manchester

Upcoming Updated Forms for Workshops & Workshop Section of The Carpentries Website

Workshops...Request? Notify? Inquire? What Do I Do?

IDC meetings 8/19/2019: Findings from community discussion surveys

Let's talk about community discussions

HPC Carpentry at ISC2019

A paper on the progress of HPC Carpentry was presented at the 'Workshop on HPC Education and Training for Emerging Technologies' at ISC2019

Your experiences will help us recommend support for our CoCc

Anonymous form open for incidents outside CoCc mandate

Software Carpentry at York

Following a successful Software Carpentry workshop, Juan Rodriguez summarised the experience in this post.

Carpentries Community Discussion on PREreview.org

Join our August 28 2019 community call to help us build a diverse community of preprint reviewers

Carve Your Niche with The Carpentries

TU Delft Library met Data Champions from the Department of Biotechnology, Victor Koppejan and Raúl A. Ortiz Merino, to celebrate their Software and Data Carpentry workshop success.

Announcing CarpentryCon 2020 Dates, Location and Theme

After a rigorous venue and theme bidding process, here's information about CarpentryCon 2020 and 2021!

CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 Highlights

Missed #CCMCR2019? Read Aleksandra Nenadic's account of the three-day event

Invitation to The Carpentries Sponsorship Programme Task Force

Sign up and help shape our Sponsorship Programme.

Recruiting Task Force Members for Incidents Outside the mandate of The Carpentries Code of Conduct Committee

Our Code of Conduct is serving its purpose, but when incidents fall outside its mandate, what can we do?

Releasing The Carpentries Communications Strategy and Implementation Plan

We are releasing our community communications plan and introducing how-to guides for community-led communications

22 Months in the Making: New Genomics Curriculum Release

What goes into a major lesson update?

Announcing the June 2019 lesson release!

With great thanks to the more than 1100 people who have made this lesson release possible.

Reflections from a Carpentries Train the Trainer Workshop

In this post, Alexander Refsum Jensenius shares thoughts and takeaways from a recent Train the Trainer Workshop

The Carpentries Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Roadmap

We are paving the way for Inclusivity!

Teaching reproducible science with R to a wide range of experience levels

Phil Reed shares lessons from a recent R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis workshop

Workshop Participant Fees

To charge (a minimal) workshop fee or not to charge? That is the question

Lessons Learned from our Call on Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

It’s not enough to be invited to the party; we want you to be asked to dance!

2019 Instructor Development Committee (IDC) Meeting Schedule

IDC wants your feedback on 6/17

Financial Updates

Planning for The Carpentries' financial sustainability

Q2 Project Work at The Carpentries

Here's what The Carpentries team is working on in the second quarter of 2019.

Call for 2019 Mentoring Group Participation

Join a mentoring group!

The Carpentries in Australia: Community Discussion Summary

A summary of our community call on Carpentries activities in Australia

Tips and Tricks for Teaching R

Bianca Peterson & Katrin Tirok share their tried-and-tested tips and tricks for teaching R

Diversity is our Goal. Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility is how we get there.

Join the Community Discussion 21-22 May for Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Planning

36 lessons will be published, which ones will you contribute to?

Preparing for the June 2019 lesson release

Carpentries Community Discussion Sessions - A Primer for New Discussion Hosts

Looking to host a Carpentries Community Discussion? See Martin Dreyer's pointers

Constructing The Carpentries Community in Canada

Meet the Canadian Regional Coordinators

Introducing the New Carpentries Instructor Development Committee

Our Instructor Development Committee has a strong team of six to lead its activities over the next year

Standing with our Code of Conduct

Response to DataCamp blog post

Wrapping Up the Rural Campuses Connection Project Capacity Development Initiative.

A Capacity Development Project Inspired by The Carpentries.

Highlights from the recent Instructor Training in South Africa

New instructors from the East Coast of South Africa join The Carpentries community

Soliciting Community Feedback

Announcing The Carpentries Curriculum Development Handbook

A guide for creating Carpentries-style lessons.

What's Involved in Leading a Carpentries Community Committee?

Interested in leading the Instructor Development Committee? Learn more about the Committee and read some advice from a former Co-Chair.

Communications at The Carpentries

Boats, Bridges, Balloons - Here's why and how we communicate at The Carpentries

Executive Council Officer Elections for 2019

Announcing officers elected to The Carpentries Executive Council for 2019

The Carpentries Australia: Community Discussion

Join us for a discussion of past, present and future Carpentries activities in Australia

Leadership Opportunities with The Carpentries: Interest Meeting April 3, 2019

The Carpentries is searching for its next Instructor Development Committee Leaders!

Carpentry on a Chromebook

Coding with Crostini the ChromeOS Linux App

Bring CarpentryCon 2020 to Your City – Call for Themes and Venues

Submit your theme suggestions and venue bids for CarpentryCon 2020

Introducing The Carpentries' Regional Coordinators

How to connect with your Regional Coordinator

Growing The Carpentries Community in Africa: Hiring a Regional Coordinator

We're hiring a Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa!

The Carpentries in New Zealand

Meet the NZ Regional Coordinator

Code of Conduct Documentation Revised for Transparency and Clarity

Collaboration and transparency: Keys to our improved Code of Conduct

Join Us at CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019!

Here's why you should attend #ccmcr19 from June 25 to 27, 2019.

Job Plans, Teams, and Projects!

Check out how The Carpentries team is supporting our community this quarter.

Sher! Transitions into new role: Workshop & Logistics Manager

Sher! Shares the News

Code of Conduct Documentation Open for Comments

Help inform our Code of Conduct Documentation. Attend the #CarpentriesConversation

Announcing Elizabeth as New Director of Membership

CarpentryConnect Johannesburg 2018: Building Bridges for Digital and Computational Literacy.

Building the local South African Carpentries community through a CarpentryConnect.

A Wrap-up from the African Task Force

What did the African Task Force Do in 2018 and what did we learn...

Traducción al español de Ecología con Python, una lección de Data Carpentry

Nos complace anunciar una nueva lección traducida por la comunidad: Análisis y visualización de datos usando Python

Jonah Leaving for New Role in New Zealand

Jonah is stepping down as Director of Membership and Technology

Data Carpentry Python Ecology Lesson Translated into Spanish

We are excited to announce our newest community-driven lesson translation: Análisis y visualización de datos usando Python

Shaping Our Programs through the Lens of Equity.

Kari transitions into new role: Senior Director of Equity and Assessment

Announcing our January 2019 Instructor Trainer Cohort

Welcome to our new Trainer trainees!

Welcoming the New Community Engagement Lead

Please join us in welcoming Serah Njambi Kiburu!

Announcing the 2019 Executive Council for The Carpentries

Announcing The Carpentries Community Discussions

Instructor Training Checkout requirement to include Community Discussions

New and Improved Instructor Training Workflow!

We’re making it easier for Members (and others) to schedule their teams for Instructor Training

Unique multi-site teaching experience via virtual shared conference

Teaching at the University of the Virgin Islands

2018 Community Service Award Winners

Thanks to the award winners, sorted by surname, Tim Dennis, Margareth Gfrerer, Toby Hodges, Fotis Psomopoulos, and Malvika Sharan.

More than Workshops

What other ways are there to participate in The Carpentries community?

Updates on Instructor Checkout Requirements

Instructor Development Committee proposes new checkout requirement

Instructor Training Curriculum Updates

What’s new in the Instructor Training curriculum?

Apply to Become a Carpentries Instructor Trainer!

Experienced instructors & trained educators wanted!

Election for The Carpentries’ Vision and 2019 Executive Council

2019 ballot description and logistics

2019 Election: Juliane Schneider

2019 Election: Elizabeth Wickes

Focus on targeted growth and representation

Welcoming the new Administrative Support Specialist

Please join us in welcoming Talisha Sutton-Kennedy!

2019 Election: Amy Hodge

Find new pathways to a range of Carpentries material

Nominate a member to Community Service Award before 19 November

Deadline is next week. Do not miss the opportunity to recognise members contribution

Discussion Summary: Delivering Exercises to Learners

You’re Invited! Mentoring Meetup November 8th

Mentoring gives me joy, and here’s why.

Library Carpentry Is Now Officially a Lesson Program!

On 1 November 2018 the Executive Council approved Library Carpentry as an official Lesson Program

Announcing 2019 Executive Council Elections

Nominations now open for community-elected Executive Council positions.

The Carpentries 2018 Annual Report

The Carpentries has put together our first official annual report!

Curriculum Development Goals for the Rest of 2018

What we're planning to accomplish for our lessons in the rest of the year.

The Magic of Etherpads

Keeping Your Workshop Organised

Library Carpentry’s Next Step Towards Becoming a Carpentries Lesson Program

New Library Carpentry Website Responds to Carpentries Roadmap

Re-evaluating the Anonymity of Our Workshop Survey Data

Nominate a Member You’ve Noticed Working Extra Hard in 2018

2018 Community Service Awards - Call for Nominations

We’re Hiring Two New Staff. Join Our Team.

Job Opportunities with The Carpentries

Load Magic for Python and a call to discuss how we deliver exercises to learners

How do you deliver exercises

Help Us Plan for CarpentryCon 2020

Join the CarpentryCon Task Force

My Pathway in The Carpentries

From zero to … here

Thank You Belinda!

Want to Organise a Workshop on Image Processing?

A list of resources to kick-start your workshop

Updates to The Carpentries' Code of Conduct

Background to the recent revision of the Code

CarpentryCon – Post-conference Report and Call to Action

Invitation to join the CarpentryCon TaskForce

The Structure of The Carpentries Executive Council

Announcing our new Instructor Trainers-in-training

Helping us grow our pool of Carpentries instructors

Help Shape the Governance of Our Community

Request for Comment on The Carpentries Bylaws

Three Years in the Making for Instructor Training in Latin America

Building global communities of Spanish-speaking Carpentry instructors and lesson developers

Introducing the Instructor Development Committee

ELIXIR Teams Up With The Carpentries to Boost Its Training Programme

Highlights from the Mentoring Groups Virtual Showcase

Request for Comment on Carpentries Mission and Vision

New mission and vision for The Carpentries

What’s New in Our Programs?

Quarterly Update on our Programmatic Assessment Report

Vision and Plans for Curriculum Development with The Carpentries

Sydney ResBaz - A Big Success

Cross-institutional skill- and community-building event attracts hundreds of researchers

Mentoring Groups Showcase Their Achievements - All Welcome

It's show time!

Apply to become a Carpentries Instructor Trainer!

Help us grow and diversify our pool of Carpentries instructors

CarpentryCon Experienced by Latin American Attendees

That's one small step for The Carpentries, one giant leap for Latin America

Evidence of Carpentries' Impact on Learners

Here's proof that YOU are making an impact!

Mission, Vision, and Bylaws for the Carpentries

The Executive Council has been working on revising and solidifying the mission, vision, and bylaws for The Carpentries

Dunedin ResBaz

Dunedin ResBaz was held at The University of Otago on 4-6 July, 2018.

No More Self-Organised Workshop Fees

Executive Council moves to eliminate Self-Organised workshop fees

Organisational Memberships and the Future of the Carpentries

Organisational memberships have defined the joint future of Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry together as The Carpentries

CarpentryCon Experienced by the African Carpentry Task Force

Thanks to The Carpentries and conference sponsors

The Carpentries: A Joint Narrative (January 2017 - March 2018)

A summary of our progress together over the past eighteen months

Report from 2018 In-person Executive Council Meeting

Executive Council met to discuss mission and vision of The Carpentries

Join an Onboarding Session for Hosting Discussion Sessions

Hosting discussion sessions is a great way to expand your network

The Carpentries' Programmatic Assessment

2012-2018 Programmatic Assessment Report Published

Report on the Next Steps in R workshop at CarpentryCon 2018

Report: Lesson Infrastructure Breakout at CarpentryCon

Find out what we talked about during the lesson infrastructure breakout session at CarpentryCon

Get More Involved with The Carpentries' Instructor Community

Hosting discussion sessions is a great way to expand your network

Thoughts on CarpentryCon: the Value of Community

A summary of the tweets generated at CarpentryCon 2018, Dublin

The Carpentries' Virtual Listening Tour

You Belong in The Carpentries and we want to hear from you

CarpentryCon 2018 Wraps Up

Inaugural Conference a Big Success

Updates to Privacy Policy

Updates to privacy policy and option to be included on our new website

Opening discussions about Library Carpentry being a Lesson Organisation with The Carpentries

The Carpentries' Executive Council and the Library Carpentry governance team vote to start discussions

Calling for Responses to our Long-Term Survey

Please share your impact story

All Carpentries Mailing Lists now moved to TopicBox

Planning for a seamless transition

Executive Council 1st 2018 Tertile Report

Executive Council 1st 2018 Tertile Report: Bylaws

Library Carpentry Hackathon a Great Success

The third sprint featured lots of updates and new curriculum, plus the development of a new website

Rethinking the Lesson Pipeline

Rethinking the Lesson Pipeline with reticulate

The Carpentries Programmatic Assessment

The first joint quarterly report for The Carpentries programs

Book Review: Teaching What You Don't Know

Many Carpentries instructors may find themselves in the position of teaching material they do not know all that well

Building Carpentries Engagement in Your Communities

Leveraging the power of community

April 2018 Bug BBQ Summary

A brief summary of the activity on our repository during the Bug BBQ

Launching The Carpentries Website

New website for access to all things Carpentries

Poster, Program, Participation

Find all the latest news on CarpentryCon 2018

Building Library Carpentry Community and Development

Announcing Chris Erdmann as the new Library Carpentry Community and Development Director, starting 4 May, 2018.

Launching Our New Handbook

Find new pathways to a range of Carpentries material

Mentoring Groups Open for Multiple Timezones

Did you miss the deadline to join a mentoring group?

How to be involved in the Bug BBQ?

A short guide on how to contribute and be involved during The Carpentries Bug BBQ.

Who Belongs at CarpentryCon 2018? You Do!

To be held in Dublin from 30 May - 1 June, 2018, CarpentryCon will be three action-packed days of skill ups, breakout sessions, talks, social events, and workshops.

Software Carpentry: Considering the Future

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