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.

Recent posts

Informed Choice and the Audrey Test

As I wrote a few days ago, I asked Audrey Watters to put together a “Joel test” to assess how much someone technical knew about education. She has now posted...
March 18, 2012

The Dark Matter of Computational Science

Scott Hanselman's recent post "Dark Matter Developers" got me thinking once again about what Software Carpentry is about. He says: [We] hypothesize that ther...
March 18, 2012

Wrapping Up the STScI Course

The online portion of our work with learners at the Space Telescope Science Institute wound up today. 6 of the 14 people who took part in the on-site worksho...
March 16, 2012

Thank You, Enthought

We are pleased to announce that Enthought has generously given us a grant to support some of the travel costs associated with our bootcamps. Along with hosti...
March 16, 2012

What I Learned From My P2PU Course

The final meeting of my P2PU course on teaching free-range learners how to program took place this morning. I enjoyed chatting with the people who showed up,...
March 16, 2012