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Five PyCon Talks I Want To See

Adding to this meme, here are some PyCon 2010 talks I’m particularly looking forward to: "Creating RESTful Web services with restish" by Grig Gheorghiu. "...
December 28, 2009

A Seven Per Cent Problem

Best Colleges Online (about which I know nothing) has posted a list of 100 great science talks that you can watch for free on the web. By my count, only 7 h...
December 28, 2009

Dudley and Butte on Software Skills

Via Titus Brown, a new PLoS paper titled "A Quick Guide for Developing Effective Bioinformatics Programming Skills" by Joel Dudley and Atul Butte. Their reco...
December 27, 2009

Taking Notes

The last two times I’ve taught a regular classroom course on software engineering, I’ve had students make up the lecture notes and assignments. Instead of cr...
December 27, 2009