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TL;DR: We're going to: split our lesson materials for absolute beginners and people with some previous experience; build some tools to mana...
November 02, 2013

November 2013 Lab Meeting

The first Mozilla Science Lab meeting is happening at 11:00 am Eastern time on Thursday, November 14; its agenda and connection details are on this Ethe...
November 02, 2013

A Simple Exercise

Every teacher has a few favorite assignments. Here's one of mine, which I gave to two undergraduate software engineering classes that I taught at th...
October 23, 2013

You Keep Using That Word

The first Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE) is going to be held in conjunction with Supercomputing 2013 ...
October 17, 2013

The State of Open Science

As part of the biannual Mozilla Summit a couple of weeks ago, John Jensen presented a report on the health of the open web. The details were fascinati...
October 17, 2013