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Launching our New Handbook

Find new pathways to a range of Carpentries' materials

As The Carpentries, we’re excited to announce that we have consolidated and updated many materials and resources to more easily share them online and be a community resource.

Today we are launching an all-new The Carpentries Handbook. We will also be tweeting regularly through a new Carpentries Twitter account.

The Carpentries Handbook

We are excited to release our new Carpentries Handbook! Historically, information and resources have been spread across various websites, Google docs, GitHub repos, and more. We now have a one-stop shop that consolidates all these resources. In one place, you can now find information on how to run a workshop, how to develop and maintain lessons, and how to participate in an instructor training event. You’ll also learn about getting the word out about Carpentries activities through our communication channels, and how to get involved in our global community. Many, many thanks to all the community members who helped develop this site.

We welcome everyone’s feedback on this Handbook. Feel free to submit issues or pull requests on this GitHub repo.

The Carpentries Twitter

We also will be regularly tweeting from our new The Carpentries Twitter account from now on. Data and Software Carpentry-specific messages will still be tweeted from the individual Twitter accounts, and people will most likely tweet the handles of the individual Carpentries when teaching workshops. People are welcome to use the Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, and The Carpentries Twitter handles in whatever combination that suits them.

Please take a look at all our new material and let us know what you think. You can comment via Twitter, Slack, or Facebook, but since issues are less ephemeral than a Tweet, raising an issue or submitting a pull request to the Handbook repo may work best so we can have a public discussion about what still needs doing.

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