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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T Minus 17 Hours

In a little less than 17 hours, 48 students from 14 different universities will be starting a 3-day code sprint here at the University of Toronto. Their wor...
September 24, 2009

Presentation, Presentation, Presentation

Over on the Software Carpentry blog, I’ve posted a plea for pointers to good online tutorials: if I’m going to reorganize the SC material, I’d like to upgrad...
September 24, 2009

Applications and Data Sets

The first homework assignment for students in the Government 2.0 consulting course was to find prior art (i.e., existing applications on the web) and data se...
September 23, 2009

Grant Proposal

Rebuilding the Software Carpentry course is too big to do in anyone's spare time, so I've submitted a small funding application (included below). If you know...
September 22, 2009

More Readings for Gov 2.0 Students

Dan Bricklin (yes, the Dan Bricklin) thinks aloud about Microsoft Natal, Google Wave, and the future of---well, of lots of things. Vancouver's Open Data C...
September 21, 2009