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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Oslo and Columbia

Here's some feedback from participants in our Oslo workshop: Good Discovered a dishwasher Test-driven development Lots of anecdotes Power plugs and coffe...
September 30, 2012

Why This Stuff Is Hard To Teach

If we get funding to continue our work (we hope to find out in a month), one of the first things we want to do is put together an introduction to web program...
September 20, 2012

What’s In Your Stack?

As a long-delayed follow-up to a conversation with Travis Oliphant: based on our experience, researchers who are computational novices want more than numeric...
September 18, 2012