Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

Recent posts

Beautiful Lessons

On May 17, 2006, I sent the following email to a couple of hundred programmers and computer scientists whose email addresses I had gleaned from the we...
October 20, 2014

Welcome More New Instructors

We are very pleased to welcome another new batch of instructors to our team: Pete Alonzi Balamurugan Desinghu Leonor Garcia-Gutierrez Jeff Holl...
October 16, 2014

A Research Software Petition

"We must accept that software is fundamental to research, or we will lose our ability to make groundbreaking discoveries." If you agree—and I hope...
October 15, 2014

Interim Board Meeting: Oct 14, 2014

Software Carpentry Foundation Interim Board Meeting: Oct 14, 2014 Attending Jenny Bryan (Univ of British Columbia) Josh Greenberg (Sloan Foundation) Katy Hu...
October 14, 2014

Of Templates and Metadata

As an appendix to the splitting the repository post, Greg recently posted a straw man template for how lessons might be structured after the repo ...
October 14, 2014