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June 2013 Lab Meeting

Earlier this week, Software Carpentry had its first online lab meeting since October 2012. In attendance were: Greg Wilson ...
June 13, 2013


All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. — Edmund Burke
June 09, 2013

Is There Only Room for One Utopia?

The title of Samuel Moyn's The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History is misleading. It isn't really a history of human rights; instead, it's an outline of how...
June 07, 2013

Running Bootcamps

It's been eighteen months since we started running two-day bootcamps. We've grown rapidly: Cumulative Number of Bootcamps Cumulative Enrolm...
June 07, 2013

First Impressions of MSR

Mike Hoye, Mozilla's Engineering Community Manager, attended the Mining Software Repositories conference for the first time this year. Here are his impressio...
June 04, 2013