WorkshopSetup - usnistgov/carpentries-development Wiki
Process for setting up a Software Carpentry (and related) workshops at NIST (If any of this is incomplete or obsolete, please edit it!)
Timing is important -- rooms may need to be booked six months in advance. Two months ahead, start creating the web page and CLC registration in order to be able to advertise a month or so before the workshop with registration enabled.
Book a room at http://nistrooms.nist.gov
Things to consider:
- conference rooms near the Gaithersburg cafeteria are better for keeping breaks relatively short
- least confusing if the workshop is in the same room for both days
- novice/advanced tracks mean two rooms for two full days. Book early!
Line up instructors (may need to iterate with 1.)
novice/advanced tracks mean three or four instructors minimum
Set up the workshop web page:
Set up registration via your preferred platform:
Advertise the course to people previously waitlisted
Advertise the course to appropriate staff
Contact Software Carpentry admins to get survey set up. Use survey results to determine courses.
Arrange for loaner laptops.
In MML, contact Ann Leith and Jeff Hoerl.