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Next Steps

It's clear from Friday's end-of-course review that the course needs shaking up. Before that starts, though, there's a higher-level question to answer: should...
August 02, 2009


Today was the last day of the course, so we spent the morning talking about what had gone well and what had not. The high and low points were: Good The cour...
August 01, 2009

Fall Projects Redux

Now that the Software Carpentry course is over, it’s time to get back to planning projects for the fall, and there’s good news on two fronts. The first is t...
July 31, 2009

Microsoft TechDays 2009 Schedule

Via Joey deVilla, the schedule for Microsoft TechDays 2009. Lots of cool stuff; I probably won’t be able to go, but I hope some students will.
July 31, 2009


Today (Thursday) was the second-to-last of the course. It's been a long haul, but we hope a rewarding one. In the morning, the students had an hour-long over...
July 31, 2009