How to get involved

The Carpentries works through volunteers, who spread skills in data analysis, computational thinking, and research software development through local and global communities of practice.

Contribution of any kind is welcomed and valued. You can get involved in a range of activities and at different levels:

  • Helpers - helping at workshops

  • Workshop administrators and hosts - organising workshop and providing local organisation support

  • Trainers - teaching new instructors

  • Mentors - supporting instructors as they build their skills

  • Lesson developers - creating new lessons

  • Lesson maintainers - supporting existing lessons

  • Lesson infrastructure - supporting lesson building and styling

  • Curriculum advisors - guiding development of existing and new lessons

  • Assessment - helping The Carpentries understand their impact

  • Champions - working to spread The Carpentries' impact locally

Take a look at The Carpentries site for various way to get involved, contribute or join the community

The Carpentries Handbook gives a good explanation of The Carpentries community and how it operates. 

Read the blog post "More than a workshop" to find out about other ways you can participate in the Carpentries community, and have a look at:

Finally, you can email us for more information.