Hubs, Spokes, and Gonzo Programming Skills
In the aftermath of his (very successful) course on next-generation sequencing, Titus Brown has posted some thoughts on how to tie that material to Software Carpentry. To make a short story even shorter, he thinks Software Carpentry requires more knowledge on entry than most biologists have, and proposes a hub-and-spoke model as a solution. He also thinks we need a "Greg gets hit by a bus" plan. Please head over to his post and add comments there: April 2011 (the end date for the current round of funding) seems a long way off, but it isn't.