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.

Recent posts

Them That’s Got

A colleague recently told me about a symposium for early career researchers taking place in Hawaii later this month. Its mission statement says, "...
January 06, 2017

Rubric for Open Instructor Training

The Software Carpentry Foundation’s Steering Committee recently resolved to run four open online instructor training sessions per year in order to help suppo...
January 03, 2017


I blog less than I used to, partly because what I have to say is less practical than it used to be. I'd like to change that in 2017.
January 01, 2017

2016 in Review

We got back from England almost exactly a year ago. It took us six months to find a house and another three to do renovations, but...
December 24, 2016

Next Steps

Software Carpentry has accomplished an amazing amount over the past six and a half years, but a new opportunity has come up for me here in Toronto tha...
December 14, 2016