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Dubois on Maintaining Correctness

Something else I didn't get to at the Met Office last week: Paul F. Dubois: "Maintaining Correctness in Scientific Programs". Computing in Science & Engi...
October 30, 2010

An Uncertain Thing

I am pleased to announce that Volume 1 of my father’s book An Uncertain Thing: A History of Childhood in the Western World is now available, and that Volumes...
October 28, 2010

Feedback at UKMO

I've just finished teaching a four-day version of the course at the UK Met Office in Exeter. I think it went reasonably well, even if we did version control ...
October 28, 2010

ComputerWorld Canada Educator of the Year

I am pleased to announce that ComputerWorld Canada has named me the 2010 IT Educator of the Year for “…recognizing the application of innovative techniques a...
October 27, 2010