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

Please Welcome Our New Executive Director

We are very pleased to announce that Jonah Duckles has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Software Carpentry Foundation, and will star...
October 01, 2015

Citation Format

Earlier this month, we published our lessons by giving them DOIs through Zenodo. As we said in an earlier post, though, we've been struggling to...
September 30, 2015

Thinking About Teaching

A little over a year ago, we blogged about jugyokenkyu, or "lesson study", a bucket of practices that Japanese teachers use to hone their craft, f...
September 28, 2015

Plus Ça Change

I gave this talk at SciPy'06. A few things have changed since then, but it's suprising how many haven't: Higher productivity still get...
September 26, 2015

Goodbye, Dad

At the end, you think about the beginning. I remember being at the beach one summer, seeing my dad dive into the lake off a log boom and thinking, "...
September 22, 2015