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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Git as GOTO

I am not a fan of Git. While some people may find it intuitive, I consider it one of the most complicated programs I have ever tried to teach. Some ...
July 20, 2015

Top 10 Myths about Teaching CS

Mark Guzdial (whose blog has been a frequent inspiration) recently wrote an article title Top 10 Myths about Teaching Computer Science: The l...
July 18, 2015

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