Opportunities for certified instructors to teach Carpentries workshops are listed here. Join the instructors mailing list to be notified when new opportunities are posted.

Certified instructors are also encouraged to run workshops themselves. When organising a workshop, you have two options: a Centrally-Organised or Self-Organised workshop.

One way to understand the distinction between Centrally-Organised and Self-Organised workshops is who is responsible for certain key workshop components:

Centrally-Organised Workshop

  • registration managed by The Carpentries Workshop Administration Team

  • instructor recruitment managed by The Carpentries Workshop Administration Team

Self-Organised Workshop

  • registration managed by local organizer

  • instructor recruitment managed by local organizer


Recruitment of Instructors for Self-Organised workshops

If you are organising a Self-Organised workshop, there are resources for you to recruit Instructors, Supporting Instructors, and/or Helpers. Below are the channels you can use:

  • Any local or group specific mailing list on TopicBox

  • Any local or group specific Slack channel

We ask that you only use the resources listed above. Please do not use the following channels. Any recruitment messages used on these channels will be removed.

In both cases, the host site is expected to pay for instructor travel (if needed) and cover local costs. For a Centrally-Organised workshop, there is a fee if the organiser is not already a Carpentries member.

Note that you are free to charge what you choose for a workshop; this is a perennial topic of discussion among the Carpentries community and there’s a good summary of points here: Carpentries Blog on Charging for Workshops.

In both cases (self- or Centrally-Organised), you can start the workshop process by completing the Carpentries workshop request form and then proceeding through the relevant checklists and list of tips below.

For Centrally-Organised workshops, the Regional Coordinator will guide the host and instructor(s) on following through on all these steps. A global team of Regional Coordinators support workshop activity and community building in regions around the world. Read more about who they are and what they do.

For Self-Organised workshops, the host and instructor are directly responsible for ensuring all the steps below are followed without support from the Regional Coordinator. If you are planning to self-organise a workshop, check out these Tips for Organising Your First Carpentries Workshop.

Resources for Online Workshops

In the wake of COVID-19 in early 2020, The Carpentries community came together to share experiences, tips, and best practices for teaching online. This page lists all the resources developed and links to ongoing conversations by The Carpentries Core Team and community on different platforms.

Publishing Workshops

Workshops are published to The Carpentries website and the appropriate lesson program sites (Data Carpentry, Library Carpentry, or Software Carpentry) when all of the following criteria are met:

  • A workshop request or notification form has been submitted

  • The workshop request form gives permission to list the workshop on our websites

  • The workshop venue has been identified on the workshop website

  • At least one instructor is identified