Software and Data Carpentry

Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry are training programmes designed to equip researchers with the the computing skills they need to get more done in less time and with less pain. A Carpentry workshop (“bootcamp”) is a hands-on, (typically) two-day event that covers the core computing skills needed to be productive in a small research team. Short tutorials alternate with practical exercises, and all instruction is done via live coding.

Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry logos

The University of Sheffield is a Silver member organisation of The Carpentries, the organisation that oversees Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry. As such we have a number of qualified Carpentry instructors with the ability to train a number of new instructors each year. Carpentry events and instructor training are jointly organised by a working group formed of members of:

Planned Carpentry Events

We are currently planning our next series of Software and Data Carpentry workshops.

Details for these events will be posted on this page and shared via the RSE announcement mailing list.

Current Certified Instructors

Becoming an Instructor

If you are interested in becoming an instructor then you must first volunteer to help with an existing Carpentry event. We can offer to pay you for your time by buying out time on your contract for days spend delivering training. The University of Sheffield Carpentries working group will prioritise up to six people per year to become instructors.
Please contact to enquire.

Contact Us

For queries relating to RSE service:

To contact the RSE team (about seminars or training or JADE):

Note: Queries about requests for free coding support should be raised via the code clinic or one of the universities help boards such as