We made several big announcements this morning, so here's a short summary to guide you through them all:

  1. The bylaws for the Software Carpentry Foundation.

  2. Our organizational membership scheme.

  3. New rules for organizing and running workshops (including fees).

  4. Plans for instructor training (which also explains why we're delaying the start of the next online course by a month).

  5. Why we need more admin support and the tool we have started building to support that.

  6. Plans for mentorship and assessment, which are two of the things that elected members of our Steering Committee will be asked to take on...

  7. An update on our new lesson format (and links to some examples).

  8. The date of our first election.

We'll talk about all of this at the Dec 4 lab meeting (which takes place at 10:00 and again at 19:00, both times Eastern — see this Etherpad for connection details). Hope to see you there...

This post originally appeared in the Software Carpentry blog.