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

Our Next Big Step

With Software Carpentry's rapid growth over the past couple of years, the combined responsibilities of being the Executive Directory and running the ins...
July 06, 2015

Pushing Back

A week ago, we posted a proposal to use Jekyll to build our lessons rather than Pandoc. The immediate reaction was almost uniformly positive, bu...
July 01, 2015

What is a Research Software Engineer?

By now, many people in the UK (well, many of the sort who read this blog) will have heard the term Research Software Engineer, but what exactly is an ...
June 29, 2015

Training Lessons

I wrote about our experiments with the format of instructor training back in May. At that time, we had run the class as: a multi-week online c...
June 26, 2015

Using Jekyll for Lessons

A recurring complaint about our lesson template is that it requires authors to commit generated HTML files to their repositories as well as their Mark...
June 24, 2015