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Trends in Computing May 19-20 in Toronto

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto is running a two-day symposium on “Trends in Computing” May 19-20, 2010. It’s free, but you m...
April 22, 2010

New Home for Software Carpentry Blog

The Software Carpentry blog has moved to https://software-carpentry.org/blog/ — please remove the old softwarecarpentry.wordpress.com entry from your blog re...
April 22, 2010

Congratulations to Jason and Jon

Congratulations to Jason Montojo and Jon Pipitone, who have just completed their Master’s degrees in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Jon was o...
April 22, 2010

Ill-Informed Commentary Considered Harmful

The April 2010 issue of Communications of the ACM has an article by Keith Wright titled “Capstone programming Courses Considered Harmful”. Dr. Wright teaches...
April 21, 2010

File Sharing for Scientists

A scientist I recently met in Toronto had a problem: how to share large files with colleagues. Each file is a couple of hundred megabytes; dozens are produce...
April 16, 2010