The Carpentries comprises Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, and Library Carpentry communities of Instructors, Trainers, Maintainers, helpers, and supporters who share a mission to teach foundational coding and data science skills to researchers and people working in library- and information-related roles. In January, 2018, The Carpentries was formed by the merger of Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry. Library Carpentry became an official Carpentries Lesson Program in November 2018.
While individual lessons and workshops continue to be run under each lesson project, The Carpentries provide overall staffing and governance, as well as support for assessment, instructor training and mentoring. Memberships are joint, and the Carpentries project maintains a shared Code of Conduct. The Carpentries is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit based in California, USA.
Desde 1998, Software Carpentry ha estado enseñando investigadores en ciencia, ingeniería, medicina y disciplinas relacionadas las habilidades informáticas que necesitan para hacer más en menos tiempo y con menos dolor. Sus instructores voluntarios han ejecutado cientos de eventos para miles de estudiantes en los últimos dos años y medio.