A The Carpentries Incubator

The Carpentries Incubator is where The Carpentries community develops curricula together. It is intended to serve as a place to find and contribute to lessons that members of our community are developing with the approaches and infrastructure introduced in this handbook.

A.1 Lesson Proposals

Proposals to begin development of a new lesson in the Incubator, and to transfer existing material (regardless of its current state/stage of development) into the Incubator, can be made by opening an Issue on the Proposals GitHub repository. The requirements are minimal for a proposal to be accepted, predominantly designed to maintain consistency across the community’s lessons. The README of that repository contains more detailed guidance for those who wish to submit a proposal.

A.2 Topic Tags

Lessons under community development in the Carpentries Incubator are listed on The Carpentries website, based on metadata describing the lesson. This metadata is added in the form of topic tags on the lesson repository. These topic tags should be set as soon as possible after the lesson has been created or added to the Incubator. Some are essential and taken from a limited set of values, while others are more flexible. See the table below for guidance about the types and number of topic tags each lesson repository should have.

Category Example Number Description
Lesson* lesson 1 Must be lesson to be listed on the Community Developed Lessons page.
Location* carpentries-incubator 1 carpentries-incubator or carpentrieslab.
Language* español >0 The language(s) the lesson is available in.
Stage* alpha 1 The current development stage for the lesson. See Chapter 7 for more info.
Domain microbial-ecology 1-2 The high-level domain(s) of the lesson, for a general categorization.
Tools python 1-3 The main tool(s) taught in the lesson.
Skills taxonomic-classification 1-3 The main skill(s) taught in the lesson.

Categories marked with an asterisk (*) are required in order for a lesson to appear and be appropriately sorted on the Community Developed Lessons page.

The Curriculum Team will support you in setting appropriate topic tags for your lesson. To help ensure consistency across all lesson repositories developed by The Carpentires community, please refer to this listing of topic tags currently in use in The Carpentries Incubator, and re-use these values where appropriate, creating new topic tags where no pre-existing label exists for your lesson.