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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Better Teaching Practices

It wasn't part of our original plan, but over time Software Carpentry has come to be about better teaching as much as it is about better computing. ...
September 01, 2015

Three Graphs I Would Like to See

I spent part of the weekend chatting with a friend in Cambridge who used to be science editor at The Independent and now edits Scientific Computing Wo...
August 31, 2015

Prepping for the Python Lesson

Inspired in part by Byron Smith's post about trimming our standard Python lesson, Christina Koch has written a post of her own about preparing to te...
August 16, 2015

Checking What We Teach

Back in May, Jonathan Klaasen wrote a post about setting up a lab data management system. After re-reading it, I think it's a good reality check o...
August 14, 2015