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Recent posts

First Analysis of Instructor Training Data

Following up on Wednesday’s post about instructor training stats, Erin Becker (Data Carpentry’s new Associate Director) has posted an analysis. I was very su...
May 20, 2016

Get Better But Not Change

The tragedy of the Hapsburgs was that they wanted things to get better, but couldn't bear the thought that anything might actually change. ...
May 19, 2016

Looking for a Model

Updated: this CSV file has information on who taught when. The three columns are the person's unique identifier, the date on which th...
May 18, 2016

Accident or Malice

I'm involved in several hybrid online and in-person communities, and two of them have had unpleasant incidents in the last couple of weeks. In one, ...
May 10, 2016