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Summarizing Our Instructors' Skills

Posted 2014-04-15 by Greg Wilson in Teaching.

We've been asking bootcamp participants to tell us about themselves for a while now, so it seems only fair to share some information about our instructors. First, of the 82 instructors who responded to our survey two weeks ago, how many are comfortable teaching which topic to novices, to intermediates, or not at all?

Not At AllNovicesIntermediates
Python42751
...NumPy/SciPy163432
...Packaging442018
...OOP163135
...Data Visualization183727
...Testing164026
R501814
...Data Visualization541315
...plyr6688
...Packaging6868
Unix Shell12358
Git/GitHub43246
Mercurial571312
Subversion392221
SQL342622
Regular Expressions163729
Make322723

Thanks to Jenny Bryan, we have a ranked visualization of those responses:

Instructor Skills

Second, who feels comfortable setting up on which platforms? (The responses don't sum to 82 because many people selected several options.)

Linux71
Mac OS X61
Windows42
Desktop VMs33
Cloud VMs21

And finally, where are people from?

North America60
Europe13
Australia/New Zealand6
Sub-Saharan Africa1
East Asia1
South America1

We have information about instructors' research areas as well, but it's hard to categorize. Once we've recovered from running our biggest events ever, we'll dig into it a little more and share what we find; until then, you can download the raw data and tell us what correlations you can find.

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