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Recent posts

Interview: Jim Graham of Scimatic

Over the next few weeks, I'll be interviewing the people whose sponsorship has made this course possible. First up is Scimatic's Jim Graham. Tell us a bit a...
June 10, 2010

A Concept Map for Software Carpentry

One of the many things that impressed me about Michael Nygard’s Release It! and Robert Hanmer’s Patterns for Fault Tolerant Software was their use of concept...
June 07, 2010

The Big Picture (version 2)

Thanks to everyone who gave us feedback on the first version of a concept map for Software Carpentry. The second version is shown below, along with a list of...
June 07, 2010

Open Source at Seneca: W00t!

Seneca College (in Toronto) has just been awarded $2.3 million over five years for open source technology research. This is great news—congratulations to eve...
June 04, 2010

Learn a (Human) Language In Your Browser

Andrew Trusty (a grad student at U of T) has just finished his Master’s degree, and as part of that he built a tool called ALOE that helps people learn a for...
June 04, 2010