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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Who Decides?

Sal Khan and Michael Noer recently recorded an 11-minute webisode on the history of education from 1680 to 2050. It angered Audrey Watters, and I think my ta...
November 05, 2012

How to Help at a Bootcamp

Aleksandra Pawlik has written a five-point guide to helping out with Software Carpentry bootcamps: Familiarity is not enough. You're not just there to t...
November 03, 2012

I’d Like an Argument, Please

Twice this week I've heard the claim that ignorance is strength—that not knowing what's been done before in an area is actually an advantage, because t...
November 02, 2012

Oxford Wrap-Up (with charts!)

The first Software Carpentry workshop in Oxford has wrapped up, and by all accounts was a big success. Philip Fowler, the host, has posted about running the ...
November 01, 2012

Charging and Being Charged

As noted in the minutes from our meeting on Monday, one of the many things we want to improve about our workshops is the attendance rate. While we get near-c...
November 01, 2012