The Carpentries teaches workshops around the world on the foundational skills to work effectively and reproducibly with data and code. Our certified volunteer Instructors are trained in pedagogy and focus on creating a motivating and engaging environment for learners. Our workshops are inclusive and hands-on, empowering students to learn new skills and build confidence in using them in their work.
Because our workshops are taught around the world, we have a team of Regional Coordinators to help support the coordination of workshop activities. They are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about our workshops or The Carpentries in general.
Read our Workshops FAQ to learn more.
- Workshop Curriculum
- Organising a Workshop
- Core Requirements for a Workshop
- Workshop Cost
- Upcoming Workshops
Carpentries by the numbers
* Learners count is estimated based on average workshop attendance of 25.
Data Carpentry workshops are for people who work with data in their research and want to learn how to code and organise their projects to work more effectively and reproducibly with data.
Library Carpentry workshops are for people working in library- and information-related roles to build software and data skills. The workshops are domain-agnostic though datasets used will be familiar to library staff.
Software Carpentry workshops are for people who are learning to code to develop software or learn best-practices in software development. Lessons are domain-agnostic, and teach the Unix shell, coding in R or Python, and version control using Git.
Organising a Workshop
The Carpentries offers two types of workshops: Centrally-Organised and Self-Organised.
Requesting a Centrally-Organised Workshop
Centrally-Organised workshops come with the full support of The Carpentries Workshop Administration team! These workshops are organised for a fee. The Regional Coordinator for your region will locate and coordinate instructors for the workshop. We want to ensure your workshop is successful. Therefore we ask that you request Centrally-Organised workshops at least 2-3 months before your desired workshop date. To learn more about the process for organising a workshop please review the Workshop Checklist.
Please be advised that a workshop will not be scheduled until it has been confirmed by the host and The Carpentries Workshop Administrator. Our workshops are organised based on the order the Workshop Request Form is received and finalized.
Registration of Self-Organised Workshops
The Carpentries welcomes you to organise and run your own workshop. This means you are already connected with our certified Instructors and will work with them on all aspects of workshop organisation. When planning a Self-Organised workshop we ask that you complete the Self-Organised workshop notification form to notify us of your planned workshop so that we can add your workshop to our website, provide support (in the form of survey result links and AMI instances for Genomics workshops), and get instructors and helpers credit for the workshops they teach. To learn more about the process for organising a workshop please review the Workshop Checklist. Since you will be taking care of all the logistics, there is no administrative fee due to The Carpentries for running a Self-Organised workshop.
Remember, we want to know about any workshops you teach that use The Carpentries material! If you teach a workshop that is shorter or longer format, or mixes and matches from Lesson Programs, we are piloting tracking these workshops. You can register a Self-Organised workshop and it will be listed on The Carpentries webpage.
What are the requirements for a Carpentries workshop?
A Carpentries workshop must meet the following requirements:
- Teach a lesson program's core curriculum
- Have at least one certified instructor
- Must use The Carpentries curriculum
- Use The Carpentries surveys to get evaluations
- Abide by The Carpentries Code of Conduct.
What are the Core curricula for a Carpentries Workshop?
Official Carpentries workshops meet the workshop requirements listed above, including teaching a lesson program's core curriculum. The core curriculum for each lesson program is listed below:
Data Carpentry workshops should contain the following:
- A lesson on data organisation
- Any three other lessons from in the same domain in the Data Carpentry curriculum
Library Carpentry workshops should contain the following:
- Any three lessons from the Library Carpentry curriculum
Software Carpentry workshops should contain Software Carpentry lessons on:
- The Unix Shell
- Version Control with Git
- A programming language (R or Python)
Our instructors are volunteers and are not paid for their time teaching. Therefore we ask the host to cover travel and accommodation costs for instructors assigned to teach at your institution.
- The total cost of hosting a workshop includes both the Workshop Administration Fee and travel expenses for the instructors (for in-person workshops only).
- The administration fee is used to support staff time with this partnership. You will be provided with exceptional customer service and timely support from our Workshop Administration Team and Regional Coordinators.
Workshop Administration Financial Support
Financial support may be available for workshops that reach new or under-served communities. If you are interested in hosting a Centrally-Organised workshop and would like to request assistance covering the fee, please complete the Workshop Request Form. If financial support is awarded, the host will still be responsible for the instructor travel expenses.
Travel Expenses for InstructorsThe instructors selected to teach workshops are volunteers and are not paid for their service. To compensate for their time we require the Host to cover travel expenses (for in-person workshops only). We work to find local instructors, but suggest that you estimate about $2000 total ($1000 per Instructor) for the travel, food, and accommodation of the instructors. The details of how you will manage the instructors' travel are discussed once the instructors are confirmed and introduced to the host. The Carpentries is not involved in this process.
Someone in your region is waiting to speak to you about The Carpentries and/or to request a workshop! We invite you to contact your Regional Coordinator or request information about our workshops to start the conversation!
Ashesi University **
Instructors: Annajiat Alim Rasel, Umut Tosun
Helpers: Kwabena Buamono Aboagye-Otchere, Percy Brown
|Aug 22 - Dec 16, 2022|
Aarhus University **
Instructors: Adela Sobotkova
Helpers: Max Odsberg
|Nov 1 - Dec 9, 2022|
Instructors: Pieter Willem Groen, Willem Jan Palenstijn, Reinder Radersma
|Nov 28 - Dec 13, 2022|
Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation @ The University of Idaho **
Instructors: Boyu Zhang, Clinton Elg, James Van Leuven, David Sneddon, Jared Kavammee, Kati Lawler
|Nov 29 - Dec 8, 2022|
Instructors: Sheldon McKay, Marina Lehmkuhl
|Dec 1 - Dec 8, 2022|
Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF) **
Instructors: Marlies Hankel, Jason Bell
Helpers: David Green
|Dec 5 - Dec 6, 2022|
School of Mathematics and Physics, QUB, Belfast **
Instructors: Juan Herrera, Christopher Woods
Helpers: Ken Smith, David Young
|Dec 5 - Dec 8, 2022|
Instructors: Richard Miller, Laura Hurley
Helpers: Belinda Fabian, Yuri Niella, Ken Siu, Sooin Byeon, Piy Ratana, Rajendra Regmi, Amara Jabeen, Duyi Zhong
|Dec 6 - Dec 6, 2022|
University of Vienna (online)
Instructors: Lachlan Deer, Punam Amratia, Jonathan Stoneman
|Dec 6 - Dec 7, 2022|
African Library and Information Associations and Institutions supported by UWC LIS Department
Instructors: Oghenere Salubi
|Dec 8 - Dec 9, 2022|
Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF) **
Instructors: Pauline Lawrey, Jason Bell
Helpers: Adewuyi Ayodele Adeyinka, Angela Mina Vargas, Daniel Meloncelli, Isaac Jennings
|Dec 12 - Dec 15, 2022|
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (online)
Instructors: Mohammed Tanash, Emelie Fuchs, Caughlin Bohn
Helpers: Natasha Pavlovikj, Niruktha Roy Gotoor, Tom Harvill
|Jan 12 - Jan 13, 2023|
Instructors: Winfred Gatua, Parcelli Jepchirchir
|Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2023|
Instructors: Tim Ribaric, Daniel Brett
Helpers: John Fink, Fletcher Johnson, Cal Murgu
|Feb 23 - Feb 24, 2023|
** Workshops marked with asterisks are based on curriculum from The Carpentries lesson programs but may not follow our standard workshop format.
Workshops with a globe icon are being held online. The corresponding flag notes the country where the host organisation is based.