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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Teaching Online (Sort Of) in 2014

We have tried several times to teach Software Carpentry online, but the results have always been disappointing. We are therefore going to try somethin...
January 28, 2014

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