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Summer Sprint Summary

Last week, the Mozilla Science Lab hosted its first-ever global sprint. Dozens of people joined in from 18 cities (and a few from home) to work for two days on a wide variety of projects, ranging from new lessons to tools for mining the scientific literature. The MSL blog has all the details, and will have a series of posts about what was done over the next couple of weeks, but here are a few Software Carpentry-specific highlights:

There's lots more on the MSL blog, including content mining tools to unlock scientific literature, progress on the Open Access Button, and a first crack at using package managers for lessons (see this post from Raniere Silva for more information). Our thanks to everyone who took part, and to everyone who helped organize and run the event—we look forward to working with you all again soon.

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