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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Close Cousins

Our process for developing and maintaining lessons has grown and changed over time. Simultaneously but separately, an organization called the Programming His...
October 30, 2016

The Rest Is Yet To Come

I co-taught an instructor training workshop earlier this week, then taught a second one on my own a couple of days later. I made some pretty big mistakes in ...
October 29, 2016

Programming as Theory Building

I was recently reminded of a thought-provoking but often-overlooked essay by Peter Naur from 1985 called “Programming as Theory Building” (scan here, plain t...
October 23, 2016

Library Carpentry is One Year Old

The indefatigable James Baker recently wrote a blog post summarizing what’s happened with Library Carpentry in the past year. It summarizes their lessons, th...
October 22, 2016