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

Sending Email Back in Time

We're about to release the second volume of The Architecture of Open Source Applications, which has indirectly prompted a bit of soul-searching on my part. W...
April 01, 2012

Wrapping Up in Oakland

We've wrapped up the workshop in Oakland for folks from NERSC, Berkeley, and Stanford. More later (when I'm home and have slept), but here's the students' fe...
March 30, 2012

What We Teach in Two Days

This week's workshops at MBARI and NERSC both had more lecturing and less hands-on practical work than either I or the students would have liked, but when we...
March 30, 2012

Maintaining Momentum

For a variety of reasons (which is my way of saying "I don't know why" :-), Software Carpentry has proven really popular in the UK. We have close to 200 peop...
March 30, 2012

Wrapping Up MBARI Workshop

Steve "Jellyfish" Haddock and Greg Wilson taught a two-day workshop at MBARI this week. It seemed to go well: feedback is below. Good Bad used specifi...
March 28, 2012