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.

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Thinking About Teaching

A little over a year ago, we blogged about jugyokenkyu, or "lesson study", a bucket of practices that Japanese teachers use to hone their craft, f...
September 28, 2015

Plus Ça Change

I gave this talk at SciPy'06. A few things have changed since then, but it's suprising how many haven't: Higher productivity still get...
September 26, 2015

Goodbye, Dad

At the end, you think about the beginning. I remember being at the beach one summer, seeing my dad dive into the lake off a log boom and thinking, "...
September 22, 2015

Software Engineering Practices in Science

Dustin Heaton and Jeffrey Carver have just published a paper titled Claims About the Use of Software Engineering Practices in Science: A Systematic Lite...
September 16, 2015

Rebooting Instructor Training

Instructor training has been key to Software Carpentry's growth, but it was clear by the time our last online class finished in April that we couldn't...
September 14, 2015