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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More on Instructional Design

Like many programmers, I've learned most of what I know by poking around and breaking things. Quite naturally, that has led me to believe that this is the be...
April 12, 2010

Measuring Science

Julia Lane, the director of the Science of Science & Innovation Policy program at the National Science Foundation, wrote an article for Nature a couple ...
April 11, 2010

Another Software Carpentry Update

From the last week and a half: Other online courses that Software Carpentry could imitate. Feedback on the recently-completed course, with a discussion of...
April 11, 2010

PSF Membership

I am pleased to announce that I am now a member of the Python Software Foundation. I’m flattered to have been nominated, and grateful to everyone who didn’t ...
April 09, 2010