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Recent posts

Plans for 2016

Twelve months is a long time. A year ago I was wrapping up my second month without an income and had serious doubts about whether Software Carpentry...
December 28, 2015

Maybe I Actually Am An Engineer

The following exchange (lightly edited) took place on Twitter a few days ago: Titus Brown: bash is disastrous for pipelines! very hard to rerun enti...
December 28, 2015

New Words Needed

Titus Brown recently asked (on behalf of a friend) what people think of the term and practice of "hardening" software, by which he meant making rese...
December 26, 2015

Pushing Ahead in Puget Sound

As regular readers will know, our instructor training classes are heavily over-subscribed: even after the classes we ran this fall, we still have ov...
December 20, 2015

Instructor Training Checkout Procedure

After a lot of discussion, we have come up with a new procedure for completing instructor training for Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry. Its go...
December 18, 2015