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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Novelty, Efficiency, and Trust

I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out what the "big picture" is for Software Carpentry. What are the best practices every scientist should master? ...
January 28, 2013

How to Become an Instructor

As we've mentioned elsewhere, our instructors are volunteers who donate their time because it's fun, because it makes the world a better place, because they ...
January 23, 2013

Record and Playback in the IPython Notebook

We decided last fall to start teaching Python using the IPython Notebook rather than a plain old command-line interpreter. It will take us a few months to c...
January 22, 2013

Why Web Literacy?

Last week, Mark Surman (director of the Mozilla Foundation) posted an article titled, "I need help explaining 'why?'" In it, he roughed out a five liner to e...
January 21, 2013

Teaching Commercially

A couple of people have contacted us recently to ask about running Software Carpentry bootcamps for companies. Our material is all Creative Commons licensed...
January 11, 2013