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

Learn How to Teach People to Program

We are very pleased to announce that we will be running two one-day workshops on how to teach programming during the PyCon sprints in Montreal on Apri...
March 04, 2014

Summary of Feb 2014 Lab Meeting

We held a lab meeting last week. 48 people attended in two sessions (to accommodate different time zones); the main points are summarized below. C...
March 03, 2014

Software Carpentry on the CBC

Greg Wilson was recently interviewed by CBC Radio's "Spark" program: you can listen to the interview online, or catch it live this Sunday at 1:00 pm.
March 01, 2014

The Open Scoop Challenge

Sooner or later, in every discussion of open science, someone will say there's a risk of being scooped if you share your code or data with your peer...
February 25, 2014

Lab Meeting (Feb 2014)

We're having our first lab meeting of 2014 this week. As usual, we'll hold it twice to accommodate different time zones: once at 20:00 Eastern on Wedn...
February 23, 2014