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

On Algorithmic Thinking

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya
February 01, 2012

Old Soup in New Bowls

In a recent podcast, the always-interesting Audrey Watters talks about the tension between innovators who want to use technology to disrupt existing models o...
February 01, 2012

Re-doing the Three-Minute Pitch

It's time to revise Software Carpentry's three-minute pitch. Here's what I think I need to say; as always, comments would be welcome. Opening slide: large lo...
February 01, 2012

Reorganizing This Web Site

It's time to reorganize this web site. Here's my plan; comments would be welcome. In particular, WordPress might not be the right tool to use going forward, ...
January 31, 2012

I Hope Someone Has Already Built This

Over the next few months, I want to experiment with at least four new learning formats for Software Carpentry. The baseline is what we have now: each topic i...
January 31, 2012