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.

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Martha’s Rules

A group I’m part of is using Martha’s Rules for consensus-based decision making. It’s working pretty well, and I hope the summary below will be useful to oth...
June 13, 2019

ICER Acceptance

Paul Denny, Brett Becker, Michelle Craig, Piotr Banaszkiewicz, and I were very pleased to receive notice last week that ICER 2019 has accepted our paper expl...
June 06, 2019

Software Engineering Revisited

I am at the International Conference on Software Engineering for the first time in a decade. It’s been good to catch up with friends, but this fly-by has con...
May 30, 2019

Checking-Driven Development

I spent some time talking to my colleague Garrett Grolemund this week about software testing and data science, and I think I’m a little less confused about a...
May 28, 2019

Active Teaching

Educators use the term active learning to describe learning through play, group discussion, one-minute papers, or anything else that requires learners to use...
May 26, 2019