2012 Archive

Dec 30Why We Need Evidence
Dec 29What Will Programming Look Like in 2020?
Dec 26Why I Didn't Like "The Dark Knight Rises"
Dec 23Computer Science Curricula 2013
Dec 21Sample Data Management Plans
Dec 21Code of Conduct
Dec 19Internet Humor from my Mum
Dec 19Minutes from 2012-12-19 09:00:00 All-Hands Meeting
Dec 16You've Shown Me the C, Now Where's the Python?
Dec 15Lorena Barba's Reproducibility PI Manifesto
Dec 14Would You Like Your Programming Language to Have a Million Users?
Dec 12Empirical Evidence for the Value of Version Control?
Dec 12IPython Funding: Hurray!
Dec 11Some of the Things We've Learned About Teaching Git
Dec 9What To Work On In 2013
Dec 8ElmCity Reaches Toronto
Dec 6Two Solitudes Illustrated
Dec 5Why Be an Instructor
Dec 5Who Can Run a Software Carpentry Workshop?
Dec 5Sustainability
Dec 5Six Years Later
Dec 5Our First Hackathon
Dec 5Moving Up and Moving Down
Nov 30Good News About Software Carpentry (and More)
Nov 27Alpha Testing Ideas for the IPython Notebook
Nov 25Titus Brown on the Scripps Institute Bootcamp
Nov 19If Udacity is Napster, Who Will Be iTunes?
Nov 19Who Wants To Build a Faded Example Tool for the IPython Notebook?
Nov 19The Tool (I Think) We Need To Do Peer Instruction Online
Nov 17Updating Our Reading List
Nov 16Who Wants To Write a Little Code?
Nov 16Matt Davis's Great Californian Adventure
Nov 15This Is What We Do
Nov 14FOSDEM 2013
Nov 13Web 4 Science
Nov 13Pre-Assessment
Nov 7UCOSP Has Grown
Nov 6More Tips
Nov 5Who Decides?
Nov 3How to Help at a Bootcamp
Nov 2I'd Like an Argument, Please
Nov 1Oxford Wrap-Up (with charts!)
Nov 1Charging and Being Charged
Oct 31Princess Darth Vader
Oct 30Minutes from 2012-10-29 All-Hands Meeting
Oct 28Usability Testing and Instructional Design
Oct 27Why This Is Hard (Part Deux)
Oct 26Two Self-Assessments
Oct 26Counting to Five (or, A Plan for Online Tutorials and What's Wrong With It)
Oct 25Prime Numbers, Biologists, and Data Visualization
Oct 24An Apology to the OSC (was: Calling All [Male] Junior Aerospace Engineers)
Oct 23Twenty Percent
Oct 23Key Points
Oct 2325 Questions
Oct 22Getting Credit
Oct 22Excel Isn't Intrinsically Evil
Oct 21Why Teaching People to Program Is Hard
Oct 20True in Software, True in Life
Oct 17I Screwed Up (or, Why Automation Isn't Always a Good Thing)
Oct 16Offline Rendering of WordPress Blog Posts?
Oct 12Rebuilding Redux
Oct 10Two Views
Oct 10Dark Matter, Public Health, and Scientific Computing
Oct 5Convergent Evolution
Oct 4USV's "Research" on Online Education: Well, That's Depressing
Oct 4Wanted: An Entry-Level Provenance Library
Oct 3Best Practices for Scientific Computing
Oct 1UCOSP
Oct 1What Would You Like in an Instructor's Guide?
Sep 30The Real Hard Work
Sep 30Oslo and Columbia
Sep 26Computational Thinking and Ice Floating in Bathtubs
Sep 23Dear GitHub (please help us spread this meme)
Sep 20Why This Stuff Is Hard To Teach
Sep 18What's In Your Stack?
Sep 16Does Your Software Look Like This?
Sep 16Systematic Curriculum Design
Sep 12Patterns Wanted
Sep 9A Few Books I've Enjoyed Recently
Sep 6How Quickly Do Workshops Fill Up?
Sep 4Not Really Disjoint
Sep 4Free As In Pretty Much Whatever You Want
Sep 4Final Results of Demographic Survey
Sep 2Lifted by the Audience
Sep 1Shaping the Next Generation (or, the exam defines the course defines the discipline)
Aug 29Please Help the Hunter Family
Aug 29Linking Forward From a Bibliography?
Aug 29A Problem With Badges
Aug 27An Interview with Titus Brown
Aug 24PyCon 2013 Talks I Would Like To See
Aug 22Ten Questions for Researchers
Aug 21An Updated List of Upcoming Workshops
Aug 21Two Solitudes (talk)
Aug 20What We Talk About When We Talk About Software Carpentry
Aug 17Who Are You?
Aug 16Slide-Drive is Live
Aug 16Alpha Test of Driver's License Exam
Aug 15Is This Really Necessary?
Aug 14Cover Stories
Aug 14Interview about Software Carpentry (and Education)
Aug 14Applying Pedagogical Principles in This Course
Aug 14A Question and Answer Matrix for Software Carpentry
Aug 1We're Going to Be Busy
Jul 30Record and Playback
Jul 28Software Carpentry Needs You!
Jul 22IPython Notebook + Towtruck + Etherpad + Slide Drive = Win
Jul 21How Robust Is Your Programming Language?
Jul 18Eyes, Brains, and Fingers
Jul 18A Story for Kids About Email
Jul 17Wrapping Up in Halifax
Jul 10Wrapping Up in Boston
Jul 5Independent Assessment of the Past Six Months
Jun 29That Seems Simple to Me
Jun 27Where We Are (June 2012 edition)
Jun 27Fortran Format Statements and Regular Expressions
Jun 27A Supercomputing Driver's License
Jun 26Two Posts on Scientific Workflows
Jun 26Pessimism and Doom
Jun 26Handling Variant Configuration Files
Jun 25If You Want to Teach, Isn't It Only Fair to Learn a Few Things First?
Jun 18A Busy Week (And Schwag!)
Jun 18Combining Functional and Imperative Programming for Multicore Software: An Empirical Study Evaluating Scala and Java
Jun 15This Week's Tutorials
Jun 15Pretty Well Sums It Up
Jun 15Tiny Transactions on Computer Science
Jun 14The Past Is Here Too
Jun 14All Entries for the Executable Paper Grand Challenge
Jun 12"My daughter cannot speak without this app."
Jun 12Who Else Do You Know?
Jun 11PPIG 2012 Workshop
Jun 10Where the Time Goes
Jun 10First Workshop on Maintainable Software Practices in e-Science
Jun 8We Get Mail
Jun 8But the Greatest of These Is...
Jun 7Responsibility, Timidity, and the Bird's Eye View
Jun 7Ten Simple Rules
Jun 4What Skills Are Required to Implement Open Access?
Jun 4Software Carpentry: The E-Book Version?
May 29How to Run a Bootcamp
May 27What to Read If You're Teaching Software Carpentry
May 24Everything You Need to Know About Standardized Testing
May 24No CT Without PL
May 24Feedback from the University of British Columbia
May 23Responsible Conduct
May 23Alone and Misunderstood
May 22She Can Ride Her Bike!
May 22Citing Versions
May 20What's Wrong With All This?
May 19Space at Upcoming Events
May 18The Most Important Scientific Result Published in the Last Year
May 18Feedback from Alberta
May 18Willingness to Share Research Data Is Related to the Strength of the Evidence and the Quality of Reporting of Statistical Results
May 17Do Faster Releases Improve Software Quality?
May 15Fooling the Internet
May 14Why We Built It
May 12Feedback from Michigan State
May 11Teach Teachers What They Use, Teach Kids Where They Are
May 11Run My Code
May 10Fish and Bugs
May 9Tips for Teachers
May 8Architecture of Open Source Applications: Volume 2
May 8The Architecture of Open Source Applications: Volume 2
May 6Cohesive and Isolated Development with Branches
May 3A Review of 'Code Simplicity'
Apr 28Stop Me If You've Heard This One
Apr 25Slide Drive
Apr 18Behind the Scenes (or, the Ethics of Cultivating Discontent)
Apr 17In Search of Prior Arguments
Apr 17Halfway Home
Apr 17GitHub for Education
Apr 16Utah State University Wrap-Up
Apr 14We're Neutral (but Not Really)
Apr 11Lives Lived
Apr 10Straw Man for Web Programming
Apr 9...Which Is Wrong
Apr 9A Future Student
Apr 6Greener Grass
Apr 6Titus Brown Finds a Theme
Apr 6On Crossing Australia (or, Further Thoughts on What to Teach Researchers about the Web)
Apr 3Seventy Years After
Apr 3Maybe That's Why
Apr 3Congratulations to Max and Marcus
Apr 3A Four-Day Curriculum
Apr 1What to Teach Researchers About the Web
Apr 1Sending Email Back in Time
Mar 30Wrapping Up in Oakland
Mar 30What We Teach in Two Days
Mar 30Maintaining Momentum
Mar 28Wrapping Up MBARI Workshop
Mar 23Object-Oriented Programming in Fortran 2003
Mar 22Two Questions After the Audrey Test
Mar 18Informed Choice and the Audrey Test
Mar 18The Dark Matter of Computational Science
Mar 16Wrapping Up the STScI Course
Mar 16Thank You, Enthought
Mar 16What I Learned From My P2PU Course
Mar 15The Audrey Test
Mar 15First Homework for Indiana Students (and a few from Ontario)
Mar 14Where Next for the Next-Gen Course (and Software Carpentry)?
Mar 14How We're Doing
Mar 14Ask the CompuScienceGeek?
Mar 10An Observation
Mar 9What's the Model, Kenneth?
Mar 9Our Indiana U Workshop Went Well
Mar 7I Resemble That Remark
Mar 5Programs as Experimental Apparatus
Mar 5Help Us Write Assessment Questions
Mar 5Happy People
Mar 4Performance Curves, Curriculum Design, and Trust
Mar 3A Week of Retroactive Accountability
Mar 1Why I Think "YouTube for Textbooks" is a Bad Idea
Mar 1ULP (or, This is tricky and perhaps profound)
Mar 1Toronto Bootcamp February 2012: How We Did
Mar 1Inscight from Trieste
Feb 29Why "Do Not Track" Matters
Feb 29Inbound and Outbound for a Day
Feb 29Worth Reading, Worth Watching
Feb 28Reproducibility Redux
Feb 27Frustration (continued)
Feb 27Badges (Finalized)
Feb 24Fourth (or Sixth) Online Tutorial
Feb 22Converting PowerPoint to SVG: Help Needed
Feb 22What Deep Thoughts Look Like
Feb 22Watch Me: Trial Run
Feb 22Granules of Research
Feb 21Why Not* Use Python
Feb 21Badges (Mark 1)
Feb 21Assessment Redux
Feb 19A Flash (well, MP4) from the Past
Feb 16Watch Me: Help Wanted
Feb 16How They See Us, Part N
Feb 16Teachers Matter - Do Programmers?
Feb 15I Have Seen the Future...
Feb 15Slide Drive
Feb 15Watch Me: Volunteers Wanted
Feb 15And Speaking of New...
Feb 14Stack Underflow?
Feb 14New Kinds of Content
Feb 13How Many Legs Does Science Have?
Feb 13Formatting Revisited
Feb 13He Would Have Appreciated the Irony
Feb 12Pre-Workshop Questionnaire
Feb 10Audrey Watters on Software Carpentry
Feb 9Comparing Software Carpentry to CS Principles
Feb 7Why We Don't Teach Parallel Computing in Software Carpentry
Feb 3We're Going to Be Busy
Feb 3First Online Tutorial
Feb 3Software Carpentry in Ninety-Five Seconds
Feb 2Where To Host Q+A and Discussion?
Feb 2Bullshit, Appropriation, and Technology in Education
Feb 1On Algorithmic Thinking
Feb 1Old Soup in New Bowls
Feb 1Re-doing the Three-Minute Pitch
Jan 31Reorganizing This Web Site
Jan 31I Hope Someone Has Already Built This
Jan 29Girls in a Tech World
Jan 29A Browser-Based Programming Tool That's Better Than Many Desktop Tools
Jan 29Terminology
Jan 29Learners and Their Needs
Jan 27Work As Though You Lived in the Early Days of a Better Nation
Jan 26Well, That Was Weird
Jan 26Thinking Through a 21st Century Replacement for PowerPoint
Jan 26Never Mind the Content, What About the Format?
Jan 25The Big Picture
Jan 2421st Century Textbooks
Jan 24Test-Driven Public Speaking
Jan 24Take Out Agile, and Add...What?
Jan 24Badging
Jan 23A Better Solution to the Final Problem
Jan 23Welcome to Gravenhurst
Jan 23Revising the Curriculum
Jan 21We Have Nothing To Give Them
Jan 20The First Bootcamp of 2012
Jan 20By Any Means Necessary
Jan 17Our First Challenges
Jan 17A Survey of the Practice of Computational Science
Jan 15Why Is This Hard?
Jan 14So, Greg, What Are You Up To These Days?
Jan 12Ode to Joy on a Punching Bag
Jan 12Sloan Foundation Grant for Software Carpentry
Jan 11Sloan Foundation Grant to Software Carpentry and Mozilla
Jan 7I Have a Cunning Plan (or, Making Money by Doing Good)
Jan 4Settings Our Sights a Little Bit Lower