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

Reopening Instructor Training

For the last ten months, the Software Carpentry Foundation has worked toward three goals for its instructor training program:
July 25, 2016

Publishing Our Lessons, Version 2016.06

We are very pleased to announce the publication of Version 2016.06 of the Software Carpentry lessons. Thanks to a lot of hard work by their maintainer...
July 19, 2016

Lesson Incubation

The Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry Steering Committees recently approved [a process for supporting the incubation of new lessons. The goal is to provi...
July 19, 2016


I just finished a pair of books that were each very good in their own right, but were even better back to back: ...
July 17, 2016

500 Lines

After a lot of hard work by Mike Dibernardo and Amy Brown, the latest book in the AOSA Series is now out. It's called 500 Lines or Less, and in it...
July 12, 2016