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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Software Carpentry wouldn't exist without support from the Sloan Foundation, Mozilla, and a lot of other supporters, but that support won't last forever. Ov...
December 05, 2012

Six Years Later

I'm giving a short talk next week at an ICERM workshop on Reproducibility in Computational and Experimental Mathematics, which has prompted me to look back a...
December 05, 2012

Our First Hackathon

We'd like to invite our friends to a week-long hackathon at Mozilla's office in Toronto in June to: create new teaching material give each other feedbac...
December 05, 2012

Moving Up and Moving Down

Our existing workshops/material are aimed at people who know enough to write a hundred-line script, but don't yet use version control or do any systematic te...
December 05, 2012