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

A Lot of Bootcamps in the Works

Last week, we ran our first bootcamp in Brazil—many thanks to Raniere Silva for this writeup about what worked and what didn't. We'll visit ...
May 20, 2014

Agenda for This Month’s Lab Meeting

The next Software Carpentry lab meeting will be held at 10:00 Eastern on Thursday, May 22, and repeated at 19:00 Eastern on the same day. (You can use...
May 13, 2014

Knocking on the Future’s Door

Once again I feel like I'm knocking on the future's door but nobody's answering. The task we set ourselves seemed simple: produce a nicely-formatted P...
May 08, 2014

A Multi-Site Sprint in July

We'll be holding our first-ever global sprint on July 22-23, 2014. This event will be modeled on Random Hacks of Kindness: people will work with frien...
May 05, 2014

Playing the Kazoo

Yesterday, Matt Davis quoted Peter Wang as saying, "A violin is to a kazoo as Python is to Excel." To which I replied, "Exactly: anyone who want...
May 05, 2014