Things went pretty well here in Halifax—thanks to the local helpers, and to Justin Ely from STScI for coming up to teach. Next stop, Scarborough!

Good Bad
  • Pedagogy
  • Work more efficiently (shell)
  • Support staff
  • pair computing / working in groups on problems
  • Version Control / logging
  • Planning workflow methods
  • provenance
  • data processing
  • website
  • citations
  • passing on good habits
  • good teaching tools
  • presentation style
  • post-its
  • stories
  • scheduling
  • transfer concepts to science
  • "practical" code practices were very portable
  • too fast/too short
  • more on code organization
  • more handouts / outline
  • svn binary examples / how to create repository
  • how do i organize repository?
  • wanted more background on everything
  • testing too confusing
  • incomplete system requirements for examples
  • stories
  • greg works too fast / code disappears on run
  • how to put all together?
  • public relations/ getting the work out
  • introduce everyone and helpers
  • Some people were wait-listed and people didn't show up
  • use teaching tools more
  • contrived examples

This post originally appeared in the Software Carpentry blog.