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

Why Not a MOOC?

We got mail yesterday asking us whether we were going to run Software Carpentry as a MOOC. The short answer is, "No." The full answer has several part...
January 19, 2014

From 0 to 1 to 10

Andromeda Yelton has written a great blog post about her experiences teaching a bootcamp for librarians in Toronto earlier this week. It includes th...
January 15, 2014

Publishing on the Web

Back in December, I asked a question on the Software Carpentry issue track: What should we teach about writing/publishing papers in a webby world? I...
January 15, 2014

Code Review, Round 2

Short version: we will launch a second pilot study of code review for scientific software in February 2014, in which experienced mentors will teach sm...
January 14, 2014

‘Best Practices’ Has Been Published

I'm very pleased to announce that our paper Best Practices for Scientific Computing has been published in PLOS Biology. It presents 24 specific thin...
January 07, 2014