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Organizing a Tech Event?

The only downside of last week’s DevDays in Toronto was the more-abysmal-than-usual gender ratio: it was at least 100:1, and may well have been worse. So, if...
October 29, 2009

Four Days ‘Til Showtime

The project teams in my consulting course will be demoing at the Toronto Innovations Showcase on Monday and Tuesday (Nov 2-3). If you can’t make it down to C...
October 29, 2009


Software Carpentry Oct 16: Course outline updated Oct 21: Where to publish descriptions of scientific software? Turns out there are more venues than I rea...
October 25, 2009

What Would You Ask?

We’re putting together a (very) short survey for people who have bought Practical Programming (our intro to CS using Python). What do you think would be the ...
October 25, 2009