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 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

The Last Policeman

I finished Ben H. Winters' The Last Policeman; it's one of those "wish I had written it" books. A few passages here and there don't quite ring true, but then...
January 09, 2013

Citation, Please

Another day, another flood of defensive, ill-informed commentary on the Internet about women in technology. (I'm thinking particularly of some of the respons...
January 07, 2013

Five Things

Inspired (as always) by Geeky Mom, here are: Five things I'm thankful for this week: Tobogganing with my daughter (I got to go four times, and I got to be ...
January 04, 2013

Why We Teach

Data Sharing and Management Snafu in 3 Short Acts: you have to laugh, because otherwise you'd cry...
January 04, 2013