Software and Data Instruction Events

What can you expect?

Software, Data, and Library Carpentry (The Carpentries) are programs to assist others in gaining computing and research skills. The Carpentries Instructors are volunteers who teach foundational computational and data skills to researchers, e.g., programming basics in R and Python, use of the command line, and version control. Housed on GitHub, all Carpentries’ lessons are open source, with an open contribution model, and lessons are collaboratively created and maintained by volunteers.

We are interested in both assistants and instructors. Assistants help individuals who are having difficulties with following a course on a one-on-one basis. Often, these assistants choose to become instructors, who prepare and offer classes in online as well as in-person environments after attending instructor certification.

Here are some of the benefits of participation in the Carpentries:

  • developing  teaching abilities through regular teaching and assisting as well as through the Instructor training course
  • gaining greater insights into and knowledge of the tools taught at workshops
  • managing interpersonal interactions with a wide range of learners from all backgrounds
  • gaining useful perspectives and adaptability through teaching audiences with different levels of skill
  • developing research and teaching insights by instructing learners in disciplines other than my own
  • fostering computing, data and research skills through campus and state interactions
  • learning better time management to stay on top of all my commitments
  • deepening my understanding of equity and inclusion principles through the Carpentry's ethos and Code of Conduct

In addition, certified instructors may join a list of individuals who are sponsored teach at other institutions - a great way to meet other folks with the same interests.  

Interested in Joining our Team?

For more information on joining us, please contact Lora Lennertz