Archive 2010

307 posts

2010-12-31Software Carpentry Bootcamp Jan 12-14 in Madison
2010-12-30In the Home Stretch
2010-12-29Instead of PowerPoint
2010-12-29More Musings on the Value of a PhD
2010-12-29Tagging and Debugging
2010-12-28Falk and Dierking's 95% Solution
2010-12-27You're Never Too Old for Space Camp
2010-12-27It's a Shame People Don't Get Credit
2010-12-27Open Research Computation
2010-12-27Elimination
2010-12-26Local Subversion Repositories
2010-12-23Extended Examples
2010-12-22So How'd I Do?
2010-12-21Compute Canada's 'Strategic' Plan Isn't
2010-12-20I Still Read
2010-12-15Building a Recommendation Engine with NumPy
2010-12-14Presents for the Holidays
2010-12-13Blinkered, Not Graceful
2010-12-10Performance and Parallelism
2010-12-09Where Are My Keys?
2010-12-08How Do You Manage a Terabyte?
2010-12-06Pins, Balls, and Arbitrary Decisions
2010-12-02Dr. Tae is Full of Crap
2010-12-02Chapters Are Coming In…
2010-12-02Programmer Competency Matrix
2010-12-02Prerequisites (or, When to Say No)
2010-12-02Peer to Peer
2010-12-02Cast Your Votes
2010-11-30End of an Era
2010-11-30We're Number Six!
2010-11-22Michael Feathers on 'Making Software'
2010-11-16Ratios and Rework
2010-11-12More Good Science
2010-11-09On My Way Home
2010-11-05Done In London
2010-10-30Would You Prefer…
2010-10-30Need Something to Debug
2010-10-30Dubois on Maintaining Correctness
2010-10-29Random Hacks of Kindness
2010-10-28An Uncertain Thing
2010-10-28Feedback at UKMO
2010-10-27ComputerWorld Canada Educator of the Year
2010-10-21Making Sense
2010-10-20Unfortunately Rather Dry
2010-10-20Everything Old Is New Again
2010-10-20Give The Patrons What They Want
2010-10-19Peter Norvig on Python
2010-10-18They're All Small Devices Now
2010-10-17Ratings Revised
2010-10-14Nature Article on Scientific Programming
2010-10-14Five Rules for Computational Scientists
2010-10-14Dexy
2010-10-08Pretty Pictures
2010-10-08Yes, We *Can* Design Languages for Human Beings
2010-10-08'Making Software' Covers
2010-10-05How Long Is This MP4?
2010-10-04UCOSP: That's Me in the Middle
2010-10-04Total Donations
2010-10-04Aaaand We're Off!
2010-09-30Tracking Utility and Impact
2010-09-27Knitters Needed!
2010-09-23Software Carpentry at UCSF
2010-09-22Response Has Been Overwhelming
2010-09-20Your Favorite Running Examples?
2010-09-18The Stupid, It Still Burns
2010-09-17Today
2010-09-15Testing Scientific Software
2010-09-14Software Carpentry Offered Online in Fall 2010 (for Ontario students)
2010-09-13Will America's Universities Go The Way Of Its Car Companies?
2010-09-12It Shouldn't Hurt This Much
2010-09-09And For My Next Trick…
2010-09-05Games I'll Never Make
2010-09-04The Evils of Email
2010-09-04'…more frequently begets confidence…'
2010-09-03In Praise of PowerPoint (sort of)
2010-08-26Another Update on What You Want
2010-08-25Three Rules for Supervising Student Programming Projects
2010-08-25What I Install
2010-08-23What Don't You Understand That You'd Like To?
2010-08-16Seven Non-Myths
2010-08-1643% Independent
2010-08-16Students and Code Review
2010-08-16'Still' in On Spec
2010-08-12Interview with Cameron Neylon
2010-08-06Congratulations to Jorge Aranda
2010-08-05Python in CS1 is Growing Fast
2010-08-05UCOSP Goes to OSCON
2010-08-05Software Carpentry for Audio and Music Researchers
2010-08-05An Answer That Most Students Won't Understand
2010-08-04I'm Still Sort of a Professor
2010-08-03Open Source, Open Science in 1999
2010-08-02Interview with Sergey Fomel
2010-07-31Interview with Davor Cubranic
2010-07-30It's Less Funny When It's Your Life
2010-07-30XKCD on University Web Sites
2010-07-29Survey Update
2010-07-28Mark Guzdial on Software Carpentry
2010-07-24Interview with David Wallace
2010-07-22An Idea Whose Time Is Long Overdue
2010-07-22Apparently We're Less Creative
2010-07-21Popular, Fast, or Usable: Pick One
2010-07-20Interview with The Hackers Within
2010-07-20Interview with STSci's Perry Greenfield
2010-07-20A Note on Tools
2010-07-20Closed Feels Weirder Every Day
2010-07-19BP Buying Up Scientists
2010-07-18The Strengths of the Small
2010-07-18City of Toronto Releases New Data Sets
2010-07-18Jon's Notes on G20
2010-07-18The Molecular Workbench and When a Book Becomes an App
2010-07-18An Interview with Hans Petter Langtangen
2010-07-18A Gentle Introduction
2010-07-16Making Software Now Available on Rough Cuts
2010-07-16An Interesting Comment on Academic Life
2010-07-15Survey Results
2010-07-13Interview: Andrew Lumsdaine of Indiana University
2010-07-11Interview with Michigan State's Titus Brown
2010-07-10HPC and Programmability
2010-07-08Interview: SciNet's Daniel Gruner
2010-07-07It's Gone to Production
2010-07-07Using Science to Design This Course
2010-07-06That's, Uh, Pretty Ambitious
2010-07-06Hubs, Spokes, and Gonzo Programming Skills
2010-06-29The Violas of Programming
2010-06-28Rich, Famous, and Popular
2010-06-27Conflict Minerals and Blood Tech
2010-06-24SIAM News Article About Software Carpentry
2010-06-24Another Example of small-p Patterns
2010-06-24And the Winner Is…
2010-06-24Chas Has Code!
2010-06-24Another Quote from Mark Guzdial
2010-06-24A Quote from Marian Petre
2010-06-22Cross-Country Undergrad Projects This Fall
2010-06-21Interview with Microsoft's David Rich
2010-06-20A Damn Good Book
2010-06-18People You Don't Want On Your Team
2010-06-18For World Cup Fans (and Everyone Else)
2010-06-17George Orwell is Blogging
2010-06-16Is Live Coding Worth It?
2010-06-16A Voice from the Back of the Room
2010-06-15Next-Gen Sequencing Course at MSU: It Went Well
2010-06-14Interview: Mark Plumbley at Queen Mary University of London
2010-06-12The Cowichan Problems
2010-06-11Thought for the Day
2010-06-11Interview: David Jackson at the UK Met Office
2010-06-11Interview: SHARCNET's Hugh Couchman
2010-06-11Counting Things
2010-06-11Words to Live By
2010-06-10The Big Picture (version 3)
2010-06-10Interview: Jim Graham of Scimatic
2010-06-07A Concept Map for Software Carpentry
2010-06-07The Big Picture (version 2)
2010-06-04Learn a (Human) Language In Your Browser
2010-06-04Concept Map
2010-06-01Who Reports On The Other 97 Per Cent?
2010-05-29Jonathan Edwards' Mea Culpa
2010-05-29Jim Graham on Reproducibility
2010-05-27Origins Unknown
2010-05-27Badges and Stars
2010-05-27A Few Things You May Not Have Known About Andrew Wakefield
2010-05-27I'm Not a Lawyer…
2010-05-23Word Is Spreading
2010-05-22The Practice of Software Development
2010-05-20The Architecture of Open Source Applications
2010-05-19Evaluating Methods and Protocols
2010-05-19Software Carpentry Progress
2010-05-18We'll Know We've Succeeded If…
2010-05-17Day 11: Slides
2010-05-14Why Most Scientists Don't Like Computers
2010-05-14Day 10: Closed Captioning
2010-05-13Day 9: Programming
2010-05-12Glad We Could Help
2010-05-11It's Complicated
2010-05-10Why We're Self-Hosting
2010-05-10Day 6: Screencast With Point-Form Notes
2010-05-09Microsoft
2010-05-07World Record Knitting Attempt Saturday June 12
2010-05-07Day 5: A Different Kind of Screencast
2010-05-06Articles of Faith
2010-05-06Is It a Web App?
2010-05-06Day 4: First Preliminary Alpha Test Etc. Screencast
2010-05-04Day 2: More Sticky Notes
2010-05-04Day 1: Shuffling Sticky Notes Around
2010-05-03Do You Speak Database? Then We Need You!
2010-05-03Thanks For All the Pitches, Too
2010-05-03Setting Up a New Windows Machine
2010-05-02T Minus One
2010-05-02Missing Mesh
2010-04-26GSoC 2010
2010-04-25…And Thanks For All The Fish
2010-04-22Congratulations to Jason and Jon
2010-04-21Ill-Informed Commentary Considered Harmful
2010-04-16File Sharing for Scientists
2010-04-15Scimatic Sponsorship
2010-04-13Recovering From Functional Programming
2010-04-12The Chilling Effect of the GPL
2010-04-12On the Failure of Inquiry-Based Teaching
2010-04-12Professors *Can* Teach Open Source
2010-04-12Perpetuating Imbalance?
2010-04-12Teaching Open Source
2010-04-12More on Instructional Design
2010-04-11Measuring Science
2010-04-11Another Software Carpentry Update
2010-04-09PSF Membership
2010-04-08Software Carpentry for Economists in Mannheim This Autumn
2010-04-08Platforms
2010-04-07How Do You See Maps?
2010-04-06Communication Matters Most
2010-04-04Feedback and Boundaries
2010-04-03Can You Name the Programming Language?
2010-04-01Simon Singh Wins (and So Does Science)
2010-04-01Models To Imitate
2010-03-31This is History? This is Science?
2010-03-31Happy Birthday, Madeleine
2010-03-30Why Do Students Cheat?
2010-03-30For Those With Only a Passing Interest in Software Carpentry…
2010-03-30DemoCamp 26
2010-03-30Formats
2010-03-29What's Not on the Reading List
2010-03-26Online Delivery
2010-03-26Instructional Design
2010-03-25Software Carpentry Version 4 is a Go!
2010-03-25Summer Course: Analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing Data
2010-03-24Summer Course on Analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing Data
2010-03-24Ada Lovelace Day
2010-03-22Did I Pass?
2010-03-22Robin Milner: 1934-2010
2010-03-18GSoC 2010 Organizations Announced
2010-03-18What Do You See?
2010-03-18Testing With Random Data
2010-03-18Wise Daughters and Winter's End
2010-03-17You Never Want to Be on the Other Side of the Table From This Guy
2010-03-17Adaptation in Action
2010-03-17Natural Language Wins (Kind Of)
2010-03-1580% Reduction In Carbon? No, In Media Coverage
2010-03-15A Broad Definition
2010-03-15Currently Juggling
2010-03-15Master of Science in Applied Computing
2010-03-14What's Wrong With This Plan?
2010-03-13Something That Won't Be On The Final Exam
2010-03-13SIGCSE 2010 Wrap-Up
2010-03-13Bottom-Up, Top-Down, and Back to the Future
2010-03-13An Army of Interns
2010-03-11The Past Is Still Here Too, and It Too Is Unevenly Distributed
2010-03-11Graphing Ass Pain in the Third Dimension
2010-03-11Choosing The Change We Want To Be
2010-03-11Stephen Walli on Book Publishing
2010-03-11What Would You Do For Five Dollars?
2010-03-11Don't Ask, Don't Tell—Really
2010-03-11How Much Of This Should Scientists Understand?
2010-03-11Code Review Walkthrough
2010-03-08Offer, Then Ask
2010-03-04This Is How I Want My Daughter To Think
2010-03-04The Tool I Want
2010-03-03More on Computational Thinking
2010-03-02What We've Learned
2010-03-01Universe of Stone
2010-02-28Winter!
2010-02-28Women in Startups
2010-02-28Panton Principles
2010-02-24Times Nine in a Year
2010-02-24Kafka and American Airlines
2010-02-24Twitter Makes Rhinos Of Us All
2010-02-22BEACON Funded!
2010-02-21PyCon 2010
2010-02-17Rory Tulk on Software Testing
2010-02-16Basie 0.6 Has Been Released
2010-02-15So What Should I Say At PyCon?
2010-02-12Two Views
2010-02-09TestDrive
2010-02-09Signs of the Times
2010-02-03Dumber Is Productiver
2010-02-03This Morning's Conversation With My Cable Service Provider
2010-02-02Engineering Thinking
2010-02-02Before We Get Too Excited About Online Education…
2010-02-02Upcoming Talks
2010-02-01Two Steps Up, One Step Back
2010-01-31I Don't Care Until I Can Check
2010-01-28About Time
2010-01-25A Student-Run DemoCamp at U of T
2010-01-25CUSEC 2010
2010-01-24Brazilian Government's Experience with Open Source
2010-01-24It Seems That Everyone Cares
2010-01-22CUSEC
2010-01-21More on Mining
2010-01-20We Can Only Interview the Survivors
2010-01-20Someone Leaves School, Someone Comes to School
2010-01-20Punctuate! Punctuate! Punctuate!
2010-01-20Big Science == Big Skills Gap
2010-01-19How Are The Mighty Fallen
2010-01-18Was Designed To, But Didn't
2010-01-15We're Apparently Still Not a Science
2010-01-13We Made A Thing!
2010-01-13Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?
2010-01-13Podcast with Jon Udell
2010-01-12Vote!
2010-01-12Quiet Time
2010-01-12Google and China
2010-01-10More Public Embarrassment About Workflows
2010-01-10Code vs. Messages
2010-01-10How We Got Here, and Where We Are
2010-01-07Projects This Term
2010-01-07A Broken Pledge
2010-01-07Aranda on SEMAT
2010-01-07Changing Gears
2010-01-07The Design of Fossil
2010-01-05Web Workflows and Public Embarrassment