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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Teaching Tech Together Meetup on Nov 14

We’re holding another meetup on Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 for people interested in teaching tech skills both inside and outside traditional classrooms. The event...
November 05, 2017

Carpentry For Everyone

Update: this post from Terry McGlynn says a lot of important things about the relationship between high-status and low-status universities, the mistaken perc...
November 05, 2017

Books for Programmers

I used to review books about programming for Doctor Dobb’s Journal. Over the last decade, though, I have belatedly realized that programmers can’t understand...
November 04, 2017

I’m Probably Wrong Again

A couple of years ago, I helped run a Software Carpentry instructor training class in Florida. Part-way through the second day, one of the participants asked...
November 01, 2017