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Request a Workshop

If you would like to host a Software Carpentry workshop at your institution, please fill in the form below to let us know a bit more about your needs and someone will contact you as soon as possible. For more information on how our workshops are run, please read our operations guide.

If you would like a Data Carpentry workshop, please visit their web site.

Expenses and Fees

Our instructors are volunteers, and so are not paid for their teaching, but host sites are required to cover travel and accommodation costs for any instructors visiting from out of town. The Software Carpentry Foundation offers three fee schedules for workshops:

  • Self-Organized Workshops: Optional Donation

    Software Carpentry welcomes you to organize and run your own workshop without administrative assistance from the Software Carpentry Foundation by optional donation. This means you are already connected with our certified instructors and will work with them on all aspects of workshop organization, including curriculum and lesson planning as well as logistical details such as student registration. In order to use the Software Carpentry name and logo at your event, we only require that you follow our curriculum, have at least one badged instructor teaching and co-organizing your event, and let us know that you're organizing a workshop. In order to help Software Carpentry continue operating and offering workshops around the world, we ask for (but do not require) a donation, and recommend $500 USD as a suitable amount.

  • Nonprofit Organization: $2500

    If you are a not-for-profit, such as a university or government lab, the Software Carpentry Foundation will organize a workshop for you (not including instructor travel and accommodation costs) for $2500 USD.

  • For-Profit Institution: $10000

    If you are a for-profit institution, such as a company, the Software Carpentry Foundation will organize a workshop for you (not including instructor travel and accommodation costs) for $10,000 USD, of which three quarters is used to underwrite workshops at institutions that could otherwise not afford them.

We strive to be a global project and support diversity in science. If you wish to offer a workshop that would further these goals, please contact us regarding a waiver for the administration fee at the nonprofit and for-profit scales. Waivers are not required for self-organized workshops.

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