- The current course materials are at https://software-carpentry.org.
- http://softwarecarpentry.wordpress.com/a-fresh-start/ describes the revised course, and http://softwarecarpentry.wordpress.com/user-profiles/ describes its target audience.
- In 2009, we conducted the largest survey ever done of how scientists actually use computers. The results are reported in http://www.third-bit.com/articles/how-scientists-use-computers-2009.pdf, a shorter and more readable version of which is at http://www.third-bit.com/articles/amsci-survey-2009.pdf. http://www.third-bit.com/articles/amsci-swc-2005.pdf and http://www.third-bit.com/articles/cise-will-not-learn-2008.pdf explain why scientists need to learn on these skills before tackling parallelism, cloud computing, and other leading-edge technologies.