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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You’ll Need a Large Screen

I've been working on a graph showing the connections between the questions this course tries to address, our answers to them, the knowledge and skills neede...
March 22, 2011

I’d Settle for 0.1%

In a recent article about computational thinking, Carnegie-Mellon's Jeannette Wing says: ...every scientific directorate and office at the National Science ...
March 22, 2011

Videos of Autumn School Lectures

I'm pleased to announce that video recordings of the Software Carpentry lectures I gave in London last fall are now online at http://soundsoftware.ac.uk/autu...
March 21, 2011

The Kind of Job I Want

All right: what kind of job do I want? It’s a fair question, and since I’ve often asked students what they would work on if someone offered to pay their sal...
March 20, 2011