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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What Works for Women at Work

I never got more than a couple of dozen pages into Sandberg’s Lean In, but I’ve just finished Williams and Dempsey’s What Works for Women at Work and loved i...
September 16, 2018

Analyze That!

We are conducting a study to find out what questions people who teach computing would most like researchers to answer. If you teach programming, web design, ...
September 05, 2018

Two Courses

Toby Hodges and I are pleased to announce the release of Version 0.2 (ish) of JavaScript versus Data Science. It’s still point-form notes, and there are stil...
September 04, 2018

Joining RStudio

Today is my daughter’s first day at her new school—she’s very excited. Coincidentally, today is also my first day as a full-time member of staff at RStudio, ...
September 04, 2018

High and Low, One by One or All Together

Thinking some more about my last post, I’ve realized why I am so often frustrated with academia: it’s high church and I’m low church. The terms were first us...
August 31, 2018