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.

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Via Sylwester Arabas (one of the organizers): A day-long session ("devroom") on Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) for scientists will be held duri...
November 14, 2012

Web 4 Science

Titus Brown (a long-time supporter of, and contributor to, this project) has a series of posts on his blog about using the web for science. As he's well ahea...
November 13, 2012


One of the recurring problems in our bootcamps is that at any point, about 1/4 of people are lost, and 1/4 are bored. The only fix we can think of is to let ...
November 13, 2012

UCOSP Has Grown

One of the last things I did before leaving the University of Toronto was start UCOSP, which gives students in CS a chance to work in cross-country teams on ...
November 07, 2012

More Tips

Philip Fowler, who recently hosted a bootcamp at Oxford, has written a 5-point guide for people who are thinking about doing it themselves—we hope you'...
November 06, 2012