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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Software Engineering Practices in Science

Dustin Heaton and Jeffrey Carver have just published a paper titled Claims About the Use of Software Engineering Practices in Science: A Systematic Lite...
September 16, 2015

Rebooting Instructor Training

Instructor training has been key to Software Carpentry's growth, but it was clear by the time our last online class finished in April that we couldn't...
September 14, 2015

How Teaching Knowledge Is Transferred

I hesitate to say so, but I believe that we pedagogues tend to exaggerate greatly the amount of change in educational practice that results f...
September 13, 2015

Unwritten and Undone

Every few years, I indulge in a bit of sympathetic magic by writing reviews of books that don't actually exist in the hope that it will inspire some...
September 06, 2015

Our Lessons Have Now Been Published

It's been a long time coming, but we have finally published Version 5.3 of our core lessons. Please cite them as: Daisie Huang and Iva...
September 05, 2015