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Software Carpentry’s Scope

To help people figure out what's in and what out as we're reorganizing our material, I've drafted an explicit description of our scope inspired in p...
November 02, 2013


TL;DR: We're going to: split our lesson materials for absolute beginners and people with some previous experience; build some tools to mana...
November 02, 2013

November 2013 Lab Meeting

The first Mozilla Science Lab meeting is happening at 11:00 am Eastern time on Thursday, November 14; its agenda and connection details are on this Ethe...
November 02, 2013

A Simple Exercise

Every teacher has a few favorite assignments. Here's one of mine, which I gave to two undergraduate software engineering classes that I taught at th...
October 23, 2013

You Keep Using That Word

The first Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE) is going to be held in conjunction with Supercomputing 2013 ...
October 17, 2013