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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The Other One Per Cent

Over the past year, there's been a minor rage storm on the internet (and oh yeah, in print, I guess) about the widening gulf between academic haves ...
January 24, 2014

Why Not a MOOC?

We got mail yesterday asking us whether we were going to run Software Carpentry as a MOOC. The short answer is, "No." The full answer has several part...
January 19, 2014

From 0 to 1 to 10

Andromeda Yelton has written a great blog post about her experiences teaching a bootcamp for librarians in Toronto earlier this week. It includes th...
January 15, 2014

Publishing on the Web

Back in December, I asked a question on the Software Carpentry issue track: What should we teach about writing/publishing papers in a webby world? I...
January 15, 2014

Code Review, Round 2

Short version: we will launch a second pilot study of code review for scientific software in February 2014, in which experienced mentors will teach sm...
January 14, 2014