A Software Carpentry workshop is taught by at least one trained and badged instructor. Over two days, instructors teach our three core topics: the Unix shell, version control with Git, and a programming language (Python or R). Curricula for these lessons in English and Spanish (select lessons only) are below.
You may also enjoy Data Carpentry's lessons (which focus on data organization, cleanup, analysis, and visualization) and Library Carpentry's lessons (which apply concepts software development and data science to library contexts).
Please contact us with any general questions.
Our lessons are developed collaboratively on GitHub. You can check the status of each lesson on our dashboard, or look at older releases. Our Curriculum Advisors are part of a team that provides the oversight, vision, and leadership towards lesson development.
All of our lessons are freely available under the Creative Commons - Attribution License. You may re-use and re-mix the material in any way you wish, without asking permission, provided you cite us as the original source (e.g., provide a link back to this website).
If you have questions about contributing to our lessons, visit each lesson's GitHub repo to submit an issue or to get the link to join that lesson's Maintainers' discussion on Slack. For general information on how to contribute to our lessons, see our contributors guide. To learn more about how our lessons are structured, and why, please see the example lesson.
Our Core Lessons in English
|The Unix Shell||Gabriel Devenyi, Colin Morris, Will Pitchers, Gerard Capes|
|Version Control with Git||Ivan Gonzalez, Daisie Huang, Nima Hejazi, Katherine Koziar, Madicken Munk|
|Programming with Python||Trevor Bekolay, Valentina Staneva, Anne Fouilloux, Maxim Belkin, Mike Trizna|
|Plotting and Programming in Python||Nathan Moore, Allen Lee, Sourav Singh, Olav Vahtras|
|Programming with R||Daniel Chen, Katrin Leinweber, Diya Das|
|R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis||Thomas Wright, Naupaka Zimmerman, Jeffrey Oliver, David Mawdsley|
Our Core Lessons in Spanish
|La Terminal de Unix||Ivan Gonzalez, Clara Llebot, Verónica Jiménez, Silvana Pereyra, Heladia Salgado|
|Control de versiones con Git||Ivan Gonzalez, Rayna Harris, Clara Llebot|
|R para Análisis Científicos Reproducibles||Rayna Harris, Verónica Jiménez, Silvana Pereyra, Heladia Salgado|
These lessons are not part of Software Carpentry core lessons but can be offered as supplementary lessons. Please contact us for more information.
|Automation and Make||Gerard Capes|
|Programming with MATLAB||Gerard Capes|
|Using Databases and SQL||Abigail Cabunoc Mayes, Sam Hames, Henry Senyondo|
|Version Control with Mercurial||Doug Latornell|
These are Carpentries style lessons that have been contributed by community members and are not part of Software Carpentry's official offerings. If you have a lesson to include here, please contact us so we can review your lesson for inclusion here. To be considered, lessons should use our template, be hosted in an original GitHub repo (not a fork), be offered under an open license, have been taught at least once, and be actively maintained (with at least one lead maintainer).
|Testing and Continuous Integration with Python||Katy Huff|
|Programming with GAP||Alexander Konovalov|
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