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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, and after...
December 14, 2016

Instructor Training for Library Carpentry

We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with csv,conf (a community conference for data makers everywhere) to run an instructor training class speci...
December 08, 2016


Twenty-seven years on, most Canadians instantly recognize the name of their murderer. I'd rather remember theirs: Geneviève Bergeron Hé...
December 06, 2016


"Normal humans don't work like programmers expect them to because programmers haven't built tools that would let them." — Mike Hoye
December 05, 2016