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

ElmCity Reaches Toronto

For the past few years, Jon Udell has been working on a project called ElmCity. Its ostensible aim is to do for calendars what the RSS ecosystem has done for...
December 08, 2012

Two Solitudes Illustrated

Jorge Aranda and I submitted a short opinion piece to Communications of the ACM in February 2012 that discussed some of the reasons people in industry and ac...
December 06, 2012

Why Be an Instructor

Our instructors are all volunteers—bootcamp hosts cover their travel and accommodation costs, but they're not paid for their time. So why do they do i...
December 05, 2012

Who Can Run a Software Carpentry Workshop?

A couple of people have mailed us in the past week to ask if they can use our materials and run a workshop on their own. The short answer is "yes"; the long...
December 05, 2012