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Interim Steering Committee Meeting: Dec 2, 2014

By Greg Wilson / 2014-12-19

Software Carpentry Foundation Interim Board Meeting: Dec 2, 2014 more

Standing for Election

By Greg Wilson / 2014-12-18

From 26-30 January, an election will be held for the seven vacant positions on the inaugural Steering Committee of the Software Carpentry Foundation. This will be one of the biggest steps in the project's journey from two guys staying up until 3:00 am fourteen years ago to write lessons on Perl for scientists at Los Alamos to a mature open project run by the volunteers it belongs to.

If you are a qualified instructor who has taught at least twice in the past two years, or have done a significant chunk of non-teaching work for Software Carpentry, you can both stand for election and vote. We strongly urge you to consider standing: if you're willing and able to commit to giving the Foundation 3 hours a week, you'll help thousands of scientists get more done in less time and with less pain. It'll be fun, too: few things in life are as rewarding as building something, and our members are building something extraordinary.

In order to stand for election, you must write a blog post to introduce yourself to the community by Friday, January 16 (i.e., a full week before the start of the election). This post:

  • must be around 500 words long,

  • can be written in any format (e.g. question and answer, paragraph text), and

  • must be titled, "2015 Election: Your Name"

You can submit your post as a pull request to this website's repository or by email. It should explain:

  • what your background is,

  • what your previous involvement with Software Carpentry has been, and most importantly

  • what you will do as a member of the Steering Committee to contribute to the growth and success of Software Carpentry.

The last point is the most important. If you have experience managing money, we need a Treasurer; if your passion is helping new instructors or figuring out how well we're doing, we need people to lead mentorship and assessment, while if you come from a part of the world that hasn't seen much Software Carpentry activity yet, you might want to take the lead in getting us going there.

(Actually, the point that's really most important is that everyone will still be very welcome to volunteer in other ways, and that doing so will be as valuable as ever. We will still need topic maintainers, help with the website, and many other things, and I hope that having more people coordinating things will actually make it easier for you all to lend a hand.)

If seven or fewer nominations are received, those people who nominated will be automatically appointed to the Steering Committee and no formal election will be held. Vacancies on the Steering Committee can be filled at any time at the Committee's discretion. The regular positions on the Steering Committee (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and then any others the Committee feels it needs) will be decided by a vote at the Committee's first meeting. more

All I Want for Christmas is a Pull Request...

By Greg Wilson / 2014-12-18

As we said back in October, we're splitting the existing lesson repository into smaller and more manageable pieces. To do that, we have defined a new template for lessons, and have been extracting the history of the existing material from the current repository. (We wanted to get the entire history of each lesson so that people would receive credit for the work they've done.) The second step has taken longer than planned, but we now have all of the core novice lessons in repositories of their own: more

Guidelines for Extracting History

By Aaron O'Leary / 2014-12-15

As discussed previously, we are currently extracting individual lessons from the bc repository to make them more modular, which will ease use, contribution, and maintenance. This post presents some guidelines for extracting individual lessons and how to contribute to lessons in the meantime. more

Who Are We?

By Greg Wilson / 2014-12-15

For the last three years, I've been storing information about instructors, workshops, and other things in a small SQLite database so that I can look things up and generate statistics when I need to. I can't publish it, since it contains personal identifying information, but since I had to write a script to migrate the data to the tool we're building to manage workshops, it only took another few minutes to create a partly-redacted version of the data. ("Partly" because someone who was really keen could work backward workshop URLs to instructors' names, cross-reference, and recover the names of some fraction of our instructors. Since that information is all public anyway, though, I don't think I've introduced any new risks.)

The SQL source for the database is here; with it, you can regenerate the database using: more

Results of Software Sustainability Institute Survey

By Greg Wilson / 2014-12-13

The Software Sustainability Institute's recent survey of researchers at top UK universities is out. Headlines figure are:

  • 92% of academics use research software
  • 69% say that their research would not be practical without it
  • 56% develop their own software (worryingly, 21% have no training in software development)
  • 70% of male researchers develop their own software, and only 30% of female researchers do

For the full story, see this post on their blog. more

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Dec 2014

2014-12-19: Interim Steering Committee Meeting: Dec 2, 2014
2014-12-18: Standing for Election
2014-12-18: All I Want for Christmas is a Pull Request...
2014-12-15: Guidelines for Extracting History
2014-12-15: Who Are We?
2014-12-13: Results of Software Sustainability Institute Survey
2014-12-13: UCL Research Software Dashboard Developer
2014-12-13: Feedback from WiSE in Krakow
2014-12-13: Feedback from the MSc Clinical Bioninformatics Workshop
2014-12-13: UC Berkeley Postdoctoral Position in Nuclear Engineering
2014-12-09: Templates: We Live, We Learn
2014-12-08: Software Carpentry Returns to Edinburgh
2014-12-05: New Accessibility Guidelines
2014-12-05: Announcing the Lesson Validator
2014-12-05: Google to Support WiSE Poland
2014-12-04: International Workshop on Software Engineering for High Performance Computing in Science
2014-12-04: An Advanced Short Course in Leeds
2014-12-04: Cape Town South Africa Workshop
2014-12-03: Summarizing the News
2014-12-03: Our First Election
2014-12-03: Plans for 2015: Lessons
2014-12-03: Plans for 2015: Mentorship and Assessment
2014-12-03: Plans for 2015: Workshop Organization
2014-12-03: Plans for 2015: Instructor Training
2014-12-03: Software Carpentry Foundation: Workshops
2014-12-03: Software Carpentry Foundation: Organizational Membership
2014-12-03: Software Carpentry Foundation: Governance
2014-12-02: What About MOOCs?
2014-12-01: Goalposts for the Digital Humanities
2014-12-01: Reminder: Lab Meeting on Thursday

Nov 2014

2014-11-27: How to Manage Confidential Data
2014-11-25: Translating Software Carpentry into Korean
2014-11-24: Congratulations to Data Carpentry
2014-11-23: Announcing WiSE Krakow!
2014-11-22: Instructor Training Stats
2014-11-20: Adding a Projects Page
2014-11-19: The New Instructor Post-Assessment Questionnaire
2014-11-18: Interim Board Meeting: Nov 18, 2014
2014-11-18: Close Enough for Scientific Work
2014-11-15: Lessons, the Repository Split, and Translations
2014-11-14: Workshop Summary: Gerstein Science Information Centre, University of Toronto
2014-11-14: Announcing November 2014 Lab Meeting
2014-11-13: Replacing the Teaching Blog
2014-11-11: Workshop at GeoSim (Potsdam)
2014-11-11: Workshop at the University of Virginia
2014-11-11: Why It Matters
2014-11-10: Ongoing Learning with User Groups
2014-11-07: Amdahl's Law and Software Carpentry
2014-11-06: Why Institutional Partnerships Make So Much Sense
2014-11-06: Instructor Training at TGAC
2014-11-06: You Should Read Juha Sorva's Thesis
2014-11-04: Interim Board Meeting: Nov 4, 2014
2014-11-04: An R Workshop at the University of Sydney
2014-11-04: A 'Joel Test' for Grassroots Programming Groups
2014-11-03: Software Carpentry Foundation: FAQ
2014-11-02: Revamping the Instructor Survey

Oct 2014

2014-10-31: Particle Physicists Pulling Themselves From The Swamp
2014-10-30: Why We Don't Teach Testing (Even Though We'd Like To)
2014-10-29: Pandoc and Building Pages
2014-10-28: Why Software Matters
2014-10-27: Lost in Space
2014-10-27: British Library Courses
2014-10-23: A New Lesson Template, Version 2
2014-10-20: Presenting the Novice R Materials and Future Plans for the SWC R Community
2014-10-17: Num Wrongs Plus Plus
2014-10-16: Welcome More New Instructors
2014-10-15: A Research Software Petition
2014-10-14: Interim Board Meeting: Oct 14, 2014
2014-10-14: Yet Another Template for Lessons
2014-10-14: Of Templates and Metadata
2014-10-14: A New Template for Lessons
2014-10-14: A Self-Recorded Workshop
2014-10-08: Announcing the Creation of the Software Carpentry Foundation
2014-10-07: ARCHER Software Carpentry workshop at The University of Edinburgh
2014-10-05: Ideas to Improve Instructor Training
2014-10-04: A Reproducible Science Hackathon
2014-10-04: Studying Impact
2014-10-04: Congratulations to the Moore Investigators
2014-10-04: Browsercast
2014-10-04: A New Template for Workshop Websites
2014-10-03: Welcome Our New Instructors

Sep 2014

2014-09-30: Interim Board Meeting: Sep 30, 2014
2014-09-29: Splitting the Repository
2014-09-28: UCOSP as a Model
2014-09-26: September 2014 Lab Meeting Report
2014-09-24: Feedback from Imperial College London
2014-09-23: Learning Goals
2014-09-18: A Proposal for Topic Maintainers
2014-09-17: How to Prepare for the Data Incubator
2014-09-16: Interim Board Meeting: Sep 16, 2014
2014-09-12: September 2014 Lab Meeting
2014-09-12: Videos from Stanford
2014-09-10: Further Thoughts on Building Better Teachers
2014-09-10: More Thoughts on Better Teachers
2014-09-09: Software Carpentry Workshop at Universidade of São Paulo
2014-09-06: An Update on Upcoming Bootcamps
2014-09-04: Building Better Teachers
2014-09-03: Open Source Comes to Campus
2014-09-03: Instructor Training at UC Davis in January 2015
2014-09-03: Nature Interview with Kaitlin Thaney

Aug 2014

2014-08-30: Software Carpentry workshop at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
2014-08-30: Fall 2014 Bootcamps (So Far)
2014-08-29: Software Carpentry at Cambridge University
2014-08-29: The New MATLAB Teaching Materials
2014-08-23: Software Carpentry at Brazilian Open Science Conference
2014-08-21: The Fifth ANGUS Course
2014-08-18: Conversations About Teaching
2014-08-14: A MOOC on Practical Numerical Methods with Python
2014-08-13: News from Australia
2014-08-13: Three Bootcamps for Librarians
2014-08-11: Inessential Weirdness in Software Carpentry
2014-08-11: UCL Research Software Development is Hiring
2014-08-08: The Research Software Engineer AGM and Hackday
2014-08-04: Sustainability
2014-08-04: The Real Purpose of Sprints

Jul 2014

2014-07-29: Summer Sprint Summary
2014-07-28: Feedback from Cranfield
2014-07-21: Summer Sprint FAQ
2014-07-21: Using a Package Manager for Lessons and Papers
2014-07-21: SciPy 2014 Talks and Lessons
2014-07-21: GSoC Projects at Summer Sprint
2014-07-17: Bootcamps in Cyprus and Jordan
2014-07-11: ARCHER Software Carpentry Bootcamp at Imperial College London
2014-07-08: Translating Software Carpentry into Portuguese
2014-07-07: Our First High School Workshop at Rockefeller University
2014-07-05: Scientific Groupware Revisited

Jun 2014

2014-06-30: Feedback from the bootcamp at Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare in Pisa
2014-06-27: Summary of June 2014 Lab Meeting
2014-06-27: Our IUSE Proposal Was Rejected
2014-06-25: Reminder: Lab Meeting Tomorrow
2014-06-22: Translating Software Carpentry into Spanish
2014-06-20: Help Us Build an Admin Tool for Bootcamps
2014-06-19: Reflections on Claremont
2014-06-18: Teaching Support IT Job at UCL Physics and Astronomy
2014-06-18: Engineering-Focused Bootcamp
2014-06-17: Reminder: June 2014 Lab Meeting
2014-06-15: An Update on Our Sprint Plans
2014-06-15: A Double Handful of Bootcamps
2014-06-15: A Success Story from KAUST
2014-06-15: Fixing 14 Repositories
2014-06-09: Planning Our Summer Sprint
2014-06-09: Announcing June 2014 Lab Meeting
2014-06-09: Registration Open for Instructor Training in Norwich in October
2014-06-09: ARCHER Software Carpentry Bootcamp and Introduction to Scientific Programming in Python
2014-06-05: Keeping the Bootcamp Fun Alive!
2014-06-05: Research Computing Facilitator Jobs in Wisconsin
2014-06-05: Introducing Scientists to Testing and Code Review
2014-06-05: Instructor Training in Norwich, October 2014
2014-06-05: Collected Links

May 2014

2014-05-28: Learning to Teach Never Ends
2014-05-28: Teaching Librarians in Montreal
2014-05-26: Announcing Two More WiSE Bootcamps
2014-05-24: Summary of May 2014 Lab Meeting
2014-05-24: Data Science Study Invitation
2014-05-21: Lab Meeting Reminder
2014-05-20: Behind the Scenes
2014-05-20: A Lot of Bootcamps in the Works
2014-05-14: Technical Training Officer (LVT Training Officer) position at TGAC
2014-05-14: Our First Data Carpentry Workshop
2014-05-14: Job Openings at the Mozilla Science Lab
2014-05-13: Agenda for This Month's Lab Meeting
2014-05-08: Assessment Results: First Batch
2014-05-08: A Training Veteran Weighs In
2014-05-08: Knocking on the Future's Door
2014-05-05: A Multi-Site Sprint in July
2014-05-05: Playing the Kazoo
2014-05-02: How to Improve Instructor Training
2014-05-01: Wise as Athena...

Apr 2014

2014-04-27: PyCon 2014 Videos
2014-04-25: April 2014 Lab Meeting
2014-04-24: Position: Systems Integration Developer at UW-Madison
2014-04-23: Mr. Biczo Was Right
2014-04-23: Import Lesson
2014-04-23: Math Authoring Gap and MathUI
2014-04-22: Office Hours for Code as a Research Object
2014-04-22: GSoC Projects for 2014
2014-04-22: Software Carpentry bootcamp at GARNet
2014-04-19: Workshops at SESYNC
2014-04-18: Workshop at University of Southern Denmark, Odense
2014-04-18: Changing the Channel
2014-04-16: Do Not Be Worried
2014-04-15: Summarizing Our Instructors' Skills
2014-04-06: Bridging the Writing Gap
2014-04-05: Does Continuous Publication Require Continuous Attention?
2014-04-04: Summary of March 2014 Meeting to Discuss Novice R Material
2014-04-04: Uniting the Narrative

Mar 2014

2014-03-30: Announcing NBDiff
2014-03-29: Updating Our Checklists
2014-03-27: One of Our Inspirations
2014-03-27: Changing Our Core Curriculum
2014-03-27: Building a Minimal Online Presence
2014-03-27: Announcing Our Next Lab Meeting
2014-03-23: What Tools Do You Use to Get Your Job Done?
2014-03-23: Not on the Shelves
2014-03-19: Empirical Software Engineering Papers
2014-03-18: Data Science Workshops in Seattle
2014-03-18: Our Original Logo
2014-03-17: PyCon is Just a Month Away
2014-03-14: A Letter from John von Neumann
2014-03-14: Software Carpentry at TGAC
2014-03-14: You and Jimi Hendrix
2014-03-14: Collaborative Lesson Development - Why Not?
2014-03-14: Everything Old is New Again
2014-03-12: John Hunter Technology Fellowship 2014
2014-03-07: Anatole France, Updated
2014-03-07: Reproducibility Workshop at XSEDE
2014-03-04: A Workshop for Librarians at PyCon
2014-03-04: Learn How to Teach People to Program
2014-03-03: Summary of Feb 2014 Lab Meeting
2014-03-03: SSI Collaborations Workshop and Hackday
2014-03-01: Software Carpentry on the CBC

Feb 2014

2014-02-25: The Open Scoop Challenge
2014-02-24: Software Carpentry: the University Course
2014-02-23: Lab Meeting (Feb 2014)
2014-02-21: From Training to Engagement
2014-02-19: Lessons Learned Has Been Published
2014-02-13: Our Biggest Event Ever
2014-02-12: rOpenSci Hackathon
2014-02-09: An Online Peer Instruction Tool
2014-02-09: Wrapping Up Round 7 (and a Reminder About Instructor Training)
2014-02-05: Keeping Track of Problems

Jan 2014

2014-01-30: Workshops at the Data Science Centers
2014-01-28: Workshop for Women in Science and Engineering: April 14-15 at LBL
2014-01-28: Workshops at PyCon in Montreal This April
2014-01-28: Teaching Online (Sort Of) in 2014
2014-01-26: Research Transparency Job at UC Berkeley
2014-01-24: Feedback from the First MATLAB Bootcamp
2014-01-19: Why Not a MOOC?
2014-01-18: Feedback from the First Cambridge R Bootcamp
2014-01-18: Wrapping Up in Narrangasett
2014-01-16: Introducing the Image Novice Module
2014-01-15: From 0 to 1 to 10
2014-01-15: Publishing on the Web
2014-01-14: Code Review, Round 2
2014-01-10: It's Not Just the Tools that Differ Between the Two Cultures
2014-01-09: Job Opportunity at University College London
2014-01-07: 'Best Practices' Has Been Published
2014-01-07: We Need More of These
2014-01-07: Test-Driven Development in Scientific Computing
2014-01-07: Mental Models and Vicious Circles
2014-01-06: Introducing Arliss Collins


Dec 2013

2013-12-31: Our Store Is Open
2013-12-31: Tools, Conversations, and Cultures
2013-12-27: Catch and Hold
2013-12-25: Oxford, One Year On
2013-12-19: Andromeda's Advice
2013-12-19: So How Is Instructor Training Going?
2013-12-11: Code as a Research Object
2013-12-10: There Ought to Be a Badge
2013-12-10: Release 2013.11
2013-12-09: News from the SSI
2013-12-09: Mozilla Science Lab Community Call for December 2013
2013-12-05: Two to the Fifth New Instructors
2013-12-05: Advanced Python for Biologists
2013-12-05: Feedback from Edinburgh
2013-12-02: Software and Research Session at AGU 2013

Nov 2013

2013-11-29: WiSE Bootcamp at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2013-11-28: DiRAC Driving Test Comes to Edinburgh
2013-11-26: Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Scientific Computing
2013-11-25: Registration Now Open for Instructor Training Course
2013-11-24: Centre for Doctoral Training at Southampton
2013-11-21: The Art of Cold Calling (Updated)
2013-11-19: How Software Carpentry Helped Me Write a Paper
2013-11-19: What to Say at a Bootcamp, After It's All Said and Done
2013-11-17: Moving Forward with Assessment: Interviews
2013-11-17: Thanks from Woods Hole
2013-11-16: Workshop at SIGCSE 2014
2013-11-16: Citing Us In Your CV
2013-11-16: Creating a Forum
2013-11-16: Instructor Training in Three Days
2013-11-13: Data Science Centers at UCB, UW, and NYU
2013-11-13: Women in Tech Workshop at PyData NYC
2013-11-12: Report on the PLOS/Mozilla Code Review Pilot
2013-11-08: Our First Bootcamp in Adelaide
2013-11-02: Software Carpentry's Scope
2013-11-02: Reorganizing
2013-11-02: November 2013 Lab Meeting

Oct 2013

2013-10-17: You Keep Using That Word
2013-10-17: The State of Open Science
2013-10-14: Python for Biologists
2013-10-14: Curriculum Design
2013-10-09: Enrolment Figures (Fall 2013)
2013-10-08: A new UK administrator for Software Carpentry
2013-10-04: Our Biggest Bootcamp Ever at PyCon 2014
2013-10-04: October 2013 Lab Meeting
2013-10-01: Steven Koenig: What I've Learned

Sep 2013

2013-09-30: Bootcamp Student Composition by Domain
2013-09-27: The Future: Today
2013-09-26: Code and Data for the Social Sciences
2013-09-25: Michael Hansen: What I've Learned
2013-09-24: How Much Testing Is Enough?
2013-09-24: SSI Fellowship Programme 2014
2013-09-21: Lex Nederbragt: What I've Learned
2013-09-21: Software Skills and Hummingbird Diversity
2013-09-21: Sarah Supp: What I've Learned
2013-09-15: Scientific Computing at AIMS
2013-09-11: Konrad Hinsen: What I've Learned
2013-09-09: Diego Barneche: What I've Learned
2013-09-02: Introducing Citation Files
2013-09-02: Our Plan for the Science Lab
2013-09-02: Teaching Librarians at Harvard
2013-09-02: Share Your Code With the Molecular Ecologist Blog

Aug 2013

2013-08-30: Open Access Button Hackathon is Sept 7-8
2013-08-30: Jonathan Dursi Joins Compute Canada
2013-08-23: What Makes Good Code Good at INTECOL13
2013-08-23: Instructor Training Statistics
2013-08-23: Two Cheers for GitHub
2013-08-23: August 2013 Lab Meeting
2013-08-22: Video Interviews from SESYNC Workshop
2013-08-20: Creating Assessments and What to do With the Data
2013-08-19: August 2013 Lab Meeting
2013-08-19: Bootcamp Questionnaires
2013-08-18: Our New Operations Guide
2013-08-14: Summary of Host Survey
2013-08-13: What We Cover in Instructor Training

Jul 2013

2013-07-26: Report on the Indiana Bootcamp
2013-07-20: Miscellaneous Videos
2013-07-19: Welcome Our New Instructors
2013-07-19: The Fourteenth Anniversary
2013-07-18: Feedback from Bath
2013-07-18: Data Science Workflows
2013-07-18: DiRAC Driving Test Ready to Roll
2013-07-17: Biological Computing User Stories
2013-07-16: Computational Competence for Biologists
2013-07-14: eResearch New Zealand 2013 Bootcamp Roundup
2013-07-10: The Oslo Bootcamp
2013-07-06: Workshop for e-Infrastructure Trainers
2013-07-05: Sloan Foundation Proposal Round 2
2013-07-05: WiSE Bootcamp Roundup

Jun 2013

2013-06-27: After WISE
2013-06-20: Software Carpentry: Lessons Learned
2013-06-19: The Twelve Bar Blues of Open Science
2013-06-18: UMass Amherst Bootcamp: Perspective from a Helper
2013-06-17: Salk Institute Feedback
2013-06-15: Bootcamp in Bristol, September 12-13, 2013
2013-06-14: Announcing the Mozilla Science Lab
2013-06-13: June 2013 Lab Meeting
2013-06-09: North Carolina Bootcamps
2013-06-07: Thoughts on an Advanced Bootcamp at Boulder
2013-06-07: Running Bootcamps
2013-06-06: Amsterdam Bootcamp
2013-06-05: Feedback and Experiences from Southampton
2013-06-02: From a Helper to an Instructor
2013-06-02: Software Carpentry at INTECOL13

May 2013

2013-05-30: Krakow Bootcamp Experience
2013-05-30: The Great Licenceathon
2013-05-26: What Does Done Look Like?
2013-05-26: What Does Victory Look Like?
2013-05-25: Our Infrastructure
2013-05-24: Browsercast
2013-05-24: Where We Are (More or Less)
2013-05-24: Planning for the Break
2013-05-24: Feedback from the Oxford DTCs
2013-05-17: Experiences with the Oxford DTCs
2013-05-17: Wrapping Up at UC Davis
2013-05-16: Announcing Hack4ac
2013-05-16: Stanford Bootcamp Recap
2013-05-14: A Mention in Science Careers
2013-05-10: Git vs. Subversion and Feedback in General
2013-05-03: More Detailed Feeback from Melbourne
2013-05-03: Make It Easier to (Re)use Your Data
2013-05-02: A Rational Computing Process: How and Why to Fake It
2013-05-02: Translucent Badges

Apr 2013

2013-04-30: Pre-Assessment Results
2013-04-29: An Update on Cumulative Enrolment
2013-04-27: Sound Software Competition
2013-04-24: Manchester Once Again
2013-04-24: Bootcamp Recap: Middle East and South Africa
2013-04-23: Software Carpentry at SciPy 2013
2013-04-19: Feedback from Arizona
2013-04-19: Spreadsheets, Retractions, and Bias
2013-04-16: Feedback from the EGI Forum
2013-04-16: Feedback from UC Berkeley
2013-04-08: A Bootcamp in Toronto May 9-10, 2013
2013-04-08: Installation Revisited
2013-04-08: Evaluation Revisited
2013-04-07: Announcing a Bootcamp for Women in Science and Engineering
2013-04-05: An Image Analysis Success Story
2013-04-03: Connecting Bootcamp Content to Motivation and Best Practices

Mar 2013

2013-03-24: Using the IPython Notebook as a Teaching Tool
2013-03-17: Cumulative Enrollment
2013-03-17: Testing Image Processing
2013-03-15: Snowstorms and Blackouts in Virginia
2013-03-14: New Camps Coming Up
2013-03-13: Second Round at Lawrence Berkeley
2013-03-12: A New Testing Framework for MATLAB
2013-03-05: First Round at Lawrence Berkeley
2013-03-02: Teaching with ipythonblocks at UW
2013-03-01: Alternative Teaching Models
2013-03-01: Washington Went Well
2013-03-01: Feedback from UW Room B

Feb 2013

2013-02-27: A Bootcamp for Women in Science and Engineering
2013-02-27: Workshop for High-Energy Physics at UCL, Part 2
2013-02-15: Expanding Our Bootcamp Types
2013-02-15: Wrapping Up in Melbourne
2013-02-14: Registration for Amsterdam Bootcamp is Open
2013-02-14: More News from the UK
2013-02-13: Second Dry-Run of DiRAC Driver's License Exam
2013-02-12: Partnering with the SSI
2013-02-11: Correctness Isn't Compelling
2013-02-11: UBC Went Well
2013-02-08: Macquarie Went Well
2013-02-06: We Have a Facebook Page
2013-02-03: A Short Report from Tuebingen
2013-02-03: The Missing Side of the Triangle
2013-02-03: Features and Scope in Open Courseware
2013-02-02: A Short Report from Utah State
2013-02-01: A Bunch of Bootcamps
2013-02-01: Next-Generation Sequencing Course 2013

Jan 2013

2013-01-30: A Bootcamp at Mozilla
2013-01-30: Teaching R at UBC
2013-01-28: Novelty, Efficiency, and Trust
2013-01-24: Visualizing Nuclear Fuel Inventories
2013-01-23: How to Become an Instructor
2013-01-22: Record and Playback in the IPython Notebook
2013-01-21: Online Office Hours
2013-01-16: University of Chicago in January
2013-01-14: Montreal in January
2013-01-11: Teaching Commercially
2013-01-10: PLoS Ad for Software Carpentry
2013-01-05: The Art of Cold Calling
2013-01-04: Advice From a Newbie No More
2013-01-04: Why We Teach


Dec 2012

2012-12-23: Computer Science Curricula 2013
2012-12-21: Code of Conduct
2012-12-21: Sample Data Management Plans
2012-12-19: Minutes from 2012-12-19
2012-12-16: You've Shown Me the C, Now Where's the Python?
2012-12-15: Lorena Barba's Reproducibility PI Manifesto
2012-12-15: Three Non-trivial Use Cases for Git
2012-12-13: Two R Workshops at UBC in 2013
2012-12-12: Feedback from Edinburgh
2012-12-12: IPython Funding: Hurray!
2012-12-11: Some of the Things We've Learned About Teaching Git
2012-12-10: Things Are Going Well in Texas on Ada Lovelace's Birthday
2012-12-09: What To Work On In 2013
2012-12-08: Creating a Task List
2012-12-05: Moving Up and Moving Down
2012-12-05: Why Be an Instructor
2012-12-05: Who Can Run a Software Carpentry Workshop?
2012-12-05: Sustainability
2012-12-05: Six Years Later
2012-12-05: Our First Hackathon
2012-12-04: See You at PyCon 2013
2012-12-01: European Grid Infrastructure is Organizing a Software Carpentry Workshop

Nov 2012

2012-11-30: Good News About Software Carpentry (and More)
2012-11-27: Alpha Testing Ideas for the IPython Notebook
2012-11-25: Titus Brown on the Scripps Institute Bootcamp
2012-11-24: Cait Pickens on the Scripps Institute Bootcamp
2012-11-19: The Tool (I Think) We Need To Do Peer Instruction Online
2012-11-19: Who Wants To Build a Faded Example Tool for the IPython Notebook?
2012-11-17: Updating Our Reading List
2012-11-16: Making a Difference at LBL
2012-11-16: Who Wants To Write a Little Code?
2012-11-16: We Apologize for the Interruption in Our Service
2012-11-16: Matt Davis's Great Californian Adventure
2012-11-15: This Is What We Do
2012-11-14: A Mostly Successful Decade
2012-11-14: Workshop for High-Energy Physics at UCL
2012-11-14: FOSDEM 2013
2012-11-13: Pre-Assessment
2012-11-13: Web 4 Science
2012-11-07: More Oxford feedback
2012-11-06: More Tips
2012-11-05: An Administrative Note
2012-11-04: Winter School on Reproducible Research
2012-11-03: How to Help at a Bootcamp
2012-11-01: Charging and Being Charged
2012-11-01: Pelican Guts: on content management for Software Carpentry
2012-11-01: Oxford Wrap-Up (with charts!)

Oct 2012

2012-10-30: A List of Bioinformatics Courses
2012-10-30: Minutes from 2012-10-29 All-Hands Meeting
2012-10-29: Position Available: Director, Webmaking Science Lab, Mozilla
2012-10-28: Usability Testing and Instructional Design
2012-10-27: Why This Is Hard (Part Deux)
2012-10-26: Counting to Five (or, A Plan for Online Tutorials and What's Wrong With It)
2012-10-26: Two Self-Assessments
2012-10-26: Mozilla Web Literacies White Paper
2012-10-25: Prime Numbers, Biologists, and Data Visualization
2012-10-24: Feedback from Newcastle
2012-10-23: 25 Questions
2012-10-23: Twenty Percent
2012-10-23: Key Points
2012-10-22: Excel Isn't Intrinsically Evil
2012-10-22: Getting Credit
2012-10-22: Feedback from UC Berkeley
2012-10-21: Why Teaching People to Program Is Hard
2012-10-20: Feedback from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
2012-10-17: I Screwed Up (or, Why Automation Isn't Always a Good Thing)
2012-10-12: Rebuilding Redux
2012-10-12: Why We Teach Version Control
2012-10-10: Dark Matter, Public Health, and Scientific Computing
2012-10-10: Purdue
2012-10-05: Convergent Evolution
2012-10-05: UCL Researchers to Get Help with Software Development
2012-10-04: Transitioning to the IPython Notebook
2012-10-04: Wanted: An Entry-Level Provenance Library
2012-10-03: Best Practices for Scientific Computing
2012-10-02: How to Help at a Bootcamp
2012-10-01: What Would You Like in an Instructor's Guide?

Sep 2012

2012-09-30: Oslo and Columbia
2012-09-30: The Real Hard Work
2012-09-29: Workshop at the University of Newcastle in October
2012-09-27: How to Run a Bootcamp (new and improved)
2012-09-26: Computational Thinking and Ice Floating in Bathtubs
2012-09-20: Feedback and wrap-up from York
2012-09-20: Why This Stuff Is Hard To Teach
2012-09-18: Post-Mortem on the NGS Course
2012-09-18: What's In Your Stack?
2012-09-16: Systematic Curriculum Design
2012-09-13: Number Crunching with Python: DC Python Workshop
2012-09-12: Patterns Wanted
2012-09-12: The Software Is Open (even if the interviews aren't)
2012-09-06: How Quickly Do Workshops Fill Up?
2012-09-04: Final Results of Demographic Survey
2012-09-04: Not Really Disjoint
2012-09-04: Free As In Pretty Much Whatever You Want
2012-09-02: Lifted by the Audience

Aug 2012

2012-08-29: A Problem With Badges
2012-08-29: Please Help the Hunter Family
2012-08-29: Linking Forward From a Bibliography?
2012-08-27: An Interview with Titus Brown
2012-08-21: An Updated List of Upcoming Workshops
2012-08-20: What We Talk About When We Talk About Software Carpentry
2012-08-17: Who Are You?
2012-08-16: Alpha Test of Driver's License Exam
2012-08-14: A Question and Answer Matrix for Software Carpentry
2012-08-14: Interview about Software Carpentry (and Education)
2012-08-14: Applying Pedagogical Principles in This Course
2012-08-01: That Was Quick
2012-08-01: We're Going to Be Busy

Jul 2012

2012-07-30: Record and Playback
2012-07-28: Software Carpentry Needs You!
2012-07-22: IPython Notebook + Towtruck + Etherpad + Slide Drive = Win
2012-07-21: How Robust Is Your Programming Language?
2012-07-21: Software Carpentry in Paris !
2012-07-19: Workshop wrap up from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
2012-07-17: Wrapping Up in Halifax
2012-07-10: Wrapping Up in Boston
2012-07-05: Independent Assessment of the Past Six Months

Jun 2012

2012-06-27: A Supercomputing Driver's License
2012-06-27: Where We Are (June 2012 edition)
2012-06-27: Fortran Format Statements and Regular Expressions
2012-06-26: Handling Variant Configuration Files
2012-06-26: Two Posts on Scientific Workflows
2012-06-26: Pessimism and Doom
2012-06-25: If You Want to Teach, Isn't It Only Fair to Learn a Few Things First?
2012-06-20: Feedback from Johns Hopkins
2012-06-18: A Busy Week (And Schwag!)
2012-06-15: Pretty Well Sums It Up
2012-06-15: This Week's Tutorials
2012-06-14: All Entries for the Executable Paper Grand Challenge
2012-06-10: First Workshop on Maintainable Software Practices in e-Science
2012-06-08: But the Greatest of These Is...
2012-06-08: We Get Mail
2012-06-07: Ten Simple Rules
2012-06-07: Tutorial: NumPy, SciPy, and matplotlib
2012-06-04: Software Carpentry: The E-Book Version?
2012-06-04: What Skills Are Required to Implement Open Access?
2012-06-03: Git tutorial links
2012-06-01: Introduction to NumPy Tutorial

May 2012

2012-05-31: Dictionaries are a Scientist's Friend
2012-05-30: A Poster for the Software Carpentry Workshop at INRIA
2012-05-30: SoundSoftware 2012: Workshop on Software and Data for Audio and Music Research
2012-05-29: How to Run a Bootcamp
2012-05-27: What to Read If You're Teaching Software Carpentry
2012-05-24: Feedback from the University of British Columbia
2012-05-24: Spot the Workshops
2012-05-24: No CT Without PL
2012-05-23: Alone and Misunderstood
2012-05-23: Responsible Conduct
2012-05-22: Citing Versions
2012-05-21: An Exercise With Matplotlib and Numpy
2012-05-21: Being More Systematic About Publicity
2012-05-20: What's Wrong With All This?
2012-05-19: Space at Upcoming Events
2012-05-18: Feedback from Alberta
2012-05-18: The Most Important Scientific Result Published in the Last Year
2012-05-17: Halifax in July
2012-05-16: And One More: Johns Hopkins in June
2012-05-15: Feedback from Newcastle upon Tyne
2012-05-15: Two Bootcamps in Ontario in July
2012-05-15: Fooling the Internet
2012-05-14: Solution to Indented List Problem
2012-05-12: Feedback from Michigan State
2012-05-11: Run My Code
2012-05-10: Fish and Bugs
2012-05-09: Bootcamp in Boston, July 9-10
2012-05-08: The Architecture of Open Source Applications: Volume 2
2012-05-06: An Exercise With Functions and Plotting
2012-05-04: UCL Bootcamp: Version Control Wrap-Up
2012-05-02: The Good and the Bad of It

Apr 2012

2012-04-30: Better Across the Pond?
2012-04-28: Stop Me If You've Heard This One
2012-04-26: Solution to Sets and Dictionaries Exercise
2012-04-20: An Exercise With Sets and Dictionaries
2012-04-19: Three Years Later
2012-04-18: Behind the Scenes (or, the Ethics of Cultivating Discontent)
2012-04-18: Where Next?
2012-04-17: GitHub for Education
2012-04-17: In Search of Prior Arguments
2012-04-17: Halfway Home
2012-04-16: Utah State University Wrap-Up
2012-04-15: Data Munging with Regular Expressions
2012-04-14: We're Neutral (but Not Really)
2012-04-12: Solution to Data Merging with Dictionaries
2012-04-12: Video Update
2012-04-10: Straw Man for Web Programming
2012-04-09: A Future Student
2012-04-06: On Crossing Australia (or, Further Thoughts on What to Teach Researchers about the Web)
2012-04-06: Titus Brown Finds a Theme
2012-04-05: Lessons Learned at the University Of Chicago
2012-04-04: Solution to Data Checking Problem
2012-04-03: A Four-Day Curriculum
2012-04-03: Upcoming Events for Webmaking Instructors
2012-04-03: Solution to the First Image Processing Homework
2012-04-01: Sending Email Back in Time
2012-04-01: What to Teach Researchers About the Web

Mar 2012

2012-03-30: Maintaining Momentum
2012-03-30: Wrapping Up in Oakland
2012-03-30: What We Teach in Two Days
2012-03-28: Bootcamp in Paris June 28-29, 2012
2012-03-28: Wrapping Up MBARI Workshop
2012-03-23: Object-Oriented Programming in Fortran 2003
2012-03-18: And While We're Stuck Here With 21 Seconds Worth of Music to Fill...
2012-03-18: The Dark Matter of Computational Science
2012-03-16: Thank You, Enthought
2012-03-16: Wrapping Up the STScI Course
2012-03-15: First Homework for Indiana Students (and a few from Ontario)
2012-03-14: Ask the CompuScienceGeek?
2012-03-14: Where Next for the Next-Gen Course (and Software Carpentry)?
2012-03-14: How We're Doing
2012-03-12: The IPython Notebook
2012-03-12: The Trieste Workshop, One Week Later
2012-03-09: Our Indiana U Workshop Went Well
2012-03-09: What's the Model, Kenneth?
2012-03-07: I Resemble That Remark
2012-03-07: Software Carpentry Meetup at PyCon
2012-03-05: Happy People
2012-03-05: Programs as Experimental Apparatus
2012-03-05: Open Education Week
2012-03-05: Help Us Write Assessment Questions
2012-03-04: Performance Curves, Curriculum Design, and Trust
2012-03-01: Inscight from Trieste
2012-03-01: ULP (or, This is tricky and perhaps profound)
2012-03-01: Toronto Bootcamp February 2012: How We Did

Feb 2012

2012-02-29: Worth Reading, Worth Watching
2012-02-28: Reproducibility Redux
2012-02-27: Badges (Finalized)
2012-02-27: Frustration (continued)
2012-02-24: Fourth (or Sixth) Online Tutorial
2012-02-24: Trieste, Italy Workshop - Week 1
2012-02-23: Should We Relocate Our Repository?
2012-02-22: Granules of Research
2012-02-22: What Deep Thoughts Look Like
2012-02-22: Watch Me: Trial Run
2012-02-21: Assessment Redux
2012-02-21: Why *Not* Use Python
2012-02-21: Hello from Trieste!
2012-02-21: Badges (Mark 1)
2012-02-19: A Flash (well, MP4) from the Past
2012-02-16: How They See Us, Part N
2012-02-15: Analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing Data
2012-02-15: Watch Me: Volunteers Wanted
2012-02-15: Slide Drive
2012-02-15: And Speaking of New...
2012-02-14: New Kinds of Content
2012-02-14: Stack Underflow?
2012-02-13: Advertising Flyer
2012-02-13: Our New Look
2012-02-13: How Many Legs Does Science Have?
2012-02-13: Formatting Revisited
2012-02-12: Pre-Workshop Questionnaire
2012-02-10: Advanced Scientific Programming in Python
2012-02-10: Audrey Watters on Software Carpentry
2012-02-09: Comparing Software Carpentry to CS Principles
2012-02-09: Multiple Pitches
2012-02-07: Why We Don't Teach Parallel Computing in Software Carpentry
2012-02-03: First Online Tutorial
2012-02-03: We're Going to Be Busy
2012-02-02: Software Carpentry in a Minute and a Half
2012-02-02: Where To Host Q+A and Discussion?
2012-02-01: Re-doing the Three-Minute Pitch

Jan 2012

2012-01-31: Reorganizing This Web Site
2012-01-29: Learners and Their Needs
2012-01-29: Terminology
2012-01-26: Never Mind the Content, What About the Format?
2012-01-26: Our Long Tail
2012-01-25: The Big Picture
2012-01-24: Badging
2012-01-24: Test-Driven Public Speaking
2012-01-24: Take Out Agile, and Add...What?
2012-01-23: Revising the Curriculum
2012-01-20: The First Bootcamp of 2012
2012-01-15: Why Is This Hard?
2012-01-13: The What, Why, and How of Bootcamps
2012-01-11: Sloan Foundation Grant to Software Carpentry and Mozilla
2012-01-04: Settings Our Sights a Little Bit Lower


Dec 2011

2011-12-31: Some Responses to Some Comments
2011-12-31: The Fire Last Time
2011-12-30: Fork, Merge, and Share
2011-12-29: Yet Another Survey
2011-12-24: Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning
2011-12-24: What Success Looks Like Five Years Out
2011-12-20: It Just Keeps On Hurting
2011-12-20: What I've Learned So Far
2011-12-13: New Features in Excel for Scientists
2011-12-07: How to Teach Webcraft and Programming to Free-Range Students

Nov 2011

2011-11-29: Three Short Thoughts
2011-11-25: Building a Bibliography
2011-11-19: Knowledge of the Second Kind
2011-11-18: Accessible to All?
2011-11-18: Show Me the Data
2011-11-18: Quantifying Installation Costs
2011-11-14: Clearing Up Code
2011-11-14: Surviving the Tsunami
2011-11-11: Successful Bootcamp
2011-11-08: The Best vs. the Good
2011-11-08: The Ladder of Abstraction and the Future of Online Teaching
2011-11-06: Nirvana on Monday Night

Oct 2011

2011-10-22: Research Without Walls
2011-10-21: Slides from Hans-Martin
2011-10-19: American Scientist Article on Empirical Studies of Software Engineering
2011-10-14: The Science Code Manifesto's Five C's
2011-10-14: Updating to HTML 5
2011-10-07: Four New Episodes on Databases Using Microsoft Access
2011-10-05: Revamping This Site
2011-10-04: 2011 Software Carpentry Bootcamp Sold Out!

Sep 2011

2011-09-22: Plus Ca Change...
2011-09-20: I'm Not Normally Lost for Words
2011-09-17: The Simplest Web That Could Possibly Work
2011-09-13: Progress Of A Sort
2011-09-08: What Happens When You Install Something?
2011-09-05: Where is the Puck Going to Be?
2011-09-02: Teaching Security to Scientists
2011-09-01: Renting Cycles Has Never Been Easier (For Some Definition of 'Easier')

Aug 2011

2011-08-17: Demos Reinforce Errors, and Confusion is Good
2011-08-08: Introducing Programming a Different Way
2011-08-04: Computing in Physics 101: What We're Doing Wrong

Jul 2011

2011-07-22: Software Carpentry in HPCWire
2011-07-20: And Speaking of Titus Brown...
2011-07-20: The Case of Abinit
2011-07-20: Material from Newcastle Workshop Now Available
2011-07-20: How Much Do You Need?
2011-07-11: Architecture of Open Source Applications Webinars Tuesday July 13 and 20
2011-07-10: Stanford Course Went Well
2011-07-06: Reproducible Computational Geophysics
2011-07-01: Mentioned in Nature Methods

Jun 2011

2011-06-29: It Will Never Work in Theory
2011-06-22: Michael Nielsen Talks About Open Science in San Francisco on June 29
2011-06-20: Doing the Math
2011-06-18: Health Informatics Resources
2011-06-15: New Episode: MATLAB Structs and Cell Arrays
2011-06-14: A New Look
2011-06-10: Audio Processing in Python
2011-06-07: Practical Computing for Everyone (not just biologists)
2011-06-04: Programming for Scientists at Newcastle University: June 20, 2011
2011-06-02: Five on Systems Programming
2011-06-01: Workshop at CEF'11

May 2011

2011-05-23: 'The Architecture of Open Source Applications' is Now Available
2011-05-14: More Interested in the Asides
2011-05-13: Damn the Torpedoes (but I could use some help navigating)
2011-05-06: The Architecture of Open Source Applications
2011-05-03: The Hacker Within at MSU in June
2011-05-02: Managing Data

Apr 2011

2011-04-23: Chapters
2011-04-22: In Praise of Street Fighting
2011-04-18: Holding Up a Mirror
2011-04-11: Prototyping
2011-04-09: By The Numbers

Mar 2011

2011-03-31: Harder Than It Should Be
2011-03-31: Using Bein
2011-03-30: Practical Computing for Scientists at Stanford
2011-03-30: Spring 2011 Course Over
2011-03-26: And I'm on a Horse
2011-03-24: A Better Way to Teach Programming to Scientists
2011-03-23: Our First Episode on Microsoft Access
2011-03-22: I'd Settle for 0.1%
2011-03-22: You'll Need a Large Screen
2011-03-21: Using a Debugger
2011-03-21: Videos of Autumn School Lectures
2011-03-18: On a Personal Note...
2011-03-17: Questions and Answers
2011-03-16: Graph Layout, Models vs. Views, and Computational Thinking
2011-03-16: Next-Generation Sequencing Course at MSU
2011-03-15: Call for Participation
2011-03-15: Twenty Questions (Minus Two)
2011-03-12: What To Demand
2011-03-11: Musing About Reorganization
2011-03-11: Science Illustrated
2011-03-09: Advanced Scientific Programming in Python
2011-03-09: High Tech That Looks Low Tech
2011-03-07: Literate Programming
2011-03-01: Tuple Spaces (or, Good Ideas Don't Always Win)

Feb 2011

2011-02-25: We Got a Mention in Comm. ACM
2011-02-24: An Easy Place to Start: Systems Programming
2011-02-23: Ask, And Ye Shall Receive
2011-02-22: What Better Looks Like
2011-02-19: Three More Episodes on MATLAB
2011-02-18: Mirroring Software Carpentry
2011-02-18: Scientific Computing Podcast
2011-02-17: Reddit on Scientific Programming
2011-02-16: How to Contribute
2011-02-16: I Want Their Software
2011-02-15: First Four MATLAB Episodes
2011-02-15: Top Ten Why Nots
2011-02-14: Audio for Three Software Engineering Episodes
2011-02-14: Two More Episodes on Spreadsheets
2011-02-11: Updates to Spreadsheet Lecture
2011-02-08: What Computational Science Means to Me
2011-02-03: Scripts for Two More Software Engineering Episodes
2011-02-02: Three Months, Two Spikes, One Conclusion
2011-02-01: First Episode on Software Engineering

Jan 2011

2011-01-31: A Competence Matrix for Software Carpentry
2011-01-27: Bootcamp
2011-01-27: Research Study: How Do You Test Your MATLAB?
2011-01-27: Notes Toward a Lecture on High-Performance Computing
2011-01-26: Fighting Spam
2011-01-26: Thinking Like the Web
2011-01-26: The Case Against Peer Review
2011-01-26: Software Carpentry Sprint in July
2011-01-21: Scientists Aren't Stupid: Software Is
2011-01-20: How to Cite Software Carpentry
2011-01-20: MIT Rethinking OpenCourseWare
2011-01-19: Making System Administrators' Lives Easier
2011-01-19: Version Control and Newline Conventions
2011-01-18: Exercises for Shell Posted
2011-01-17: Demographics (part two)
2011-01-16: Demographics (part one)
2011-01-14: Our Funding Pitch
2011-01-14: The Hacker Within
2011-01-10: Slower Than Expected
2011-01-10: The Spring 2011 Course Begins
2011-01-10: Software Carpentry in One Picture and Five Words
2011-01-09: Funding (A Plea for Contacts)
2011-01-06: First Half of Lecture on Object-Oriented Programming
2011-01-06: What I Learned From Software Carpentry


Dec 2010

2010-12-31: Software Carpentry Bootcamp Jan 12-14 in Madison
2010-12-30: More Detailed Outline for HPC Lecture
2010-12-27: Elimination
2010-12-27: Open Research Computation
2010-12-26: Local Subversion Repositories
2010-12-23: Extended Examples
2010-12-21: Compute Canada's 'Strategic' Plan Isn't
2010-12-20: Executable Papers
2010-12-15: Building a Recommendation Engine with NumPy
2010-12-14: Presents for the Holidays
2010-12-13: Slides for First Five OO Episodes Online
2010-12-10: Performance and Parallelism
2010-12-10: Winter 2011 Signup vs. Spam Filters
2010-12-09: Where Are My Keys?
2010-12-08: How Do You Manage a Terabyte?
2010-12-07: Approaching Objects from a New Direction
2010-12-06: Pins, Balls, and Arbitrary Decisions
2010-12-02: Cast Your Votes
2010-12-02: Red-R
2010-12-02: Programmer Competency Matrix
2010-12-02: Prerequisites (or, When to Say No)
2010-12-02: Peer to Peer
2010-12-02: Fall 2010: What Went Right, What Went Wrong

Nov 2010

2010-11-30: First Four Episodes on Multimedia
2010-11-29: Winter 2011 Online Course Now Full
2010-11-26: Next Part of Persistence Essay Online
2010-11-25: Hours So Far
2010-11-23: Four Episodes on Matrix Programming
2010-11-23: Phylogenetic Trees
2010-11-21: Repository URL Change
2010-11-20: Mid-term Quiz Results
2010-11-19: Now Annotated
2010-11-18: Summary of student check-ins
2010-11-17: Making Software Screencast
2010-11-17: New Section for Essays
2010-11-16: Ratios and Rework
2010-11-07: Counting Things (Part 2)
2010-11-05: Done In London

Oct 2010

2010-10-31: Counting Things (Part 1)
2010-10-30: Dubois on Maintaining Correctness
2010-10-30: Would You Prefer...
2010-10-30: Need Something to Debug
2010-10-29: Provenance (Or, What We Didn't Quite Get to at the Met Office)
2010-10-28: Feedback at UKMO
2010-10-28: How We've Helped
2010-10-27: ComputerWorld Canada Educator of the Year
2010-10-24: Configuration Files
2010-10-21: Slides Available as PDF and PPT
2010-10-18: Final Four Episodes of Python Lecture
2010-10-18: How Did You Find Us?
2010-10-17: Ratings Revised
2010-10-15: Six More Python Episodes
2010-10-14: Dexy
2010-10-14: Three Python Screencasts Up
2010-10-14: Nature Article on Scientific Programming
2010-10-14: Five Rules for Computational Scientists
2010-10-13: Three More Episodes on Spreadsheets
2010-10-12: Python Lecture Coming Online
2010-10-05: Using Subversion from the Command Line
2010-10-04: Aaaand We're Off!
2010-10-03: Do You Use Software Carpentry?
2010-10-03: What Questions Do You (Frequently) Ask?

Sep 2010

2010-09-30: Ten Short Papers Every Computational Scientist Should Read
2010-09-30: Tracking Utility and Impact
2010-09-28: A New Site Design
2010-09-23: Software Carpentry at UCSF
2010-09-22: Response Has Been Overwhelming
2010-09-21: I'm No Graphic Artist...
2010-09-20: Your Favorite Running Examples?
2010-09-16: Survey: Help Needed
2010-09-15: Five Episodes on Make
2010-09-15: Testing Scientific Software
2010-09-14: Software Carpentry Offered Online in Fall 2010 (for Ontario students)
2010-09-13: Will America's Universities Go The Way Of Its Car Companies?
2010-09-09: And For My Next Trick...
2010-09-08: Slides for the First Four Episodes on Make
2010-09-06: Getting the Source
2010-09-03: Eight Episodes on the Unix Shell
2010-09-01: Three More Sets of Slides

Aug 2010

2010-08-31: Five Episodes on the Shell (and Three to Come)
2010-08-27: Four More Screencasts on Testing
2010-08-26: Another Update on What You Want
2010-08-23: What Don't You Understand That You'd Like To?
2010-08-19: Slides and Scripts for the Next Two Episodes
2010-08-16: 43% Independent
2010-08-12: Interview with Cameron Neylon
2010-08-05: An Answer That Most Students Won't Understand
2010-08-05: Software Carpentry for Audio and Music Researchers
2010-08-03: A Question About Nose
2010-08-03: Open Source, Open Science in 1999
2010-08-02: Interview with Sergey Fomel

Jul 2010

2010-07-31: Interview with Davor Cubranic
2010-07-30: A Little Bit of Javascript
2010-07-30: Stats for July
2010-07-29: Survey Update
2010-07-29: Two More Episodes on Version Control
2010-07-28: Mark Guzdial on Software Carpentry
2010-07-26: Second Lecture on Version Control
2010-07-24: Introduction to Version Control
2010-07-23: Strictly Speaking, This Isn't Part of Testing
2010-07-22: First Episode of Testing Lecture
2010-07-21: Popular, Fast, or Usable: Pick One
2010-07-20: A Note on Tools
2010-07-20: Interview with The Hackers Within
2010-07-20: Interview with STSci's Perry Greenfield
2010-07-20: Five... Five... Five Scripts in One!
2010-07-19: Script for Introduction to Version Control
2010-07-18: A Gentle Introduction
2010-07-18: An Interview with Hans Petter Langtangen
2010-07-16: Clip Art
2010-07-15: Survey Results
2010-07-14: Two New Episodes on Dictionaries
2010-07-13: A Shorter Version of the Sets and Tuples Episode
2010-07-13: Traffic
2010-07-13: Interview: Andrew Lumsdaine of Indiana University
2010-07-11: Interview with Michigan State's Titus Brown
2010-07-10: HPC and Programmability
2010-07-10: Which Topics Are Most Important to You?
2010-07-08: Interview: SciNet's Daniel Gruner
2010-07-08: Two Episodes on Sets
2010-07-07: Using Science to Design This Course
2010-07-06: Hubs, Spokes, and Gonzo Programming Skills
2010-07-06: That's, Uh, Pretty Ambitious

Jun 2010

2010-06-29: The Violas of Programming
2010-06-28: Last Episode on Sets and Dictionaries Posted First
2010-06-27: Four Down-What Next?
2010-06-25: Final Episode of Regular Expressions Lecture Now Online
2010-06-24: Another Example of small-p Patterns
2010-06-24: SIAM News Article About Software Carpentry
2010-06-24: Eric Lander on Genomics
2010-06-23: Software Carpentry in Three and a Half Minutes
2010-06-23: Software Developer: Audio and Digital Music
2010-06-22: Episode 4 on Regular Expressions
2010-06-21: A Little Bit of Theory
2010-06-21: Interview with Microsoft's David Rich
2010-06-19: Second Lecture on Regular Expressions
2010-06-18: First Half of Spreadsheets Lecture Now Online
2010-06-18: People You Don't Want On Your Team
2010-06-18: Our First Few Exercises
2010-06-18: For World Cup Fans (and Everyone Else)
2010-06-17: Let's Try That Again
2010-06-16: A Voice from the Back of the Room
2010-06-16: Is Live Coding Worth It?
2010-06-15: Glossary and License Online
2010-06-15: Next-Gen Sequencing Course at MSU: It Went Well
2010-06-14: Interview: Mark Plumbley at Queen Mary University of London
2010-06-12: The Cowichan Problems
2010-06-11: Counting Things
2010-06-11: Thought for the Day
2010-06-11: Interview: David Jackson at the UK Met Office
2010-06-11: Interview: SHARCNET's Hugh Couchman
2010-06-10: Interview: Jim Graham of Scimatic
2010-06-10: The Big Picture (version 3)
2010-06-10: Our Lecture on Databases is Now Online
2010-06-09: Reorganizing Content
2010-06-08: Episode 11: Making It Fast
2010-06-07: Testing Invasion Percolation
2010-06-07: The Big Picture (version 2)
2010-06-04: Concept Map
2010-06-04: Refactoring Invasion Percolation
2010-06-03: Assembling a Program
2010-06-03: If You Want to Look Ahead...
2010-06-01: Program Design: the Second Instalment
2010-06-01: Who Reports On The Other 97 Per Cent?

May 2010

2010-05-31: Program Design: the First Third
2010-05-29: Jim Graham on Reproducibility
2010-05-28: Teaching databases by example
2010-05-27: Badges and Stars
2010-05-25: Archiving Experiments to Raise Scientific Standards
2010-05-19: Evaluating Methods and Protocols
2010-05-18: We'll Know We've Succeeded If...
2010-05-17: Day 11: Slides
2010-05-14: Day 10: Closed Captioning
2010-05-14: Why Most Scientists Don't Like Computers
2010-05-13: A Word (Or Three) From Our Sponsors
2010-05-13: Day 9: Programming
2010-05-13: Day 8: Exercises (with a screencast)
2010-05-12: Day 7: Mini-screencasts
2010-05-10: Day 6: Screencast With Point-Form Notes
2010-05-10: Why We're Self-Hosting
2010-05-09: Microsoft
2010-05-07: Day 5: A Different Kind of Screencast
2010-05-06: Day 4: First Preliminary Alpha Test Etc. Screencast
2010-05-05: A Question About Documentation
2010-05-04: Day 1: Shuffling Sticky Notes Around
2010-05-04: Day 2: More Sticky Notes
2010-05-03: Setting Up a New Windows Machine
2010-05-02: T Minus One

Apr 2010

2010-04-19: Apologies for the Flurry of Re-Posts
2010-04-16: File Sharing for Scientists
2010-04-15: Scimatic Sponsorship
2010-04-12: More on Instructional Design
2010-04-12: Teaching Open Source
2010-04-11: Measuring Science
2010-04-08: Platforms
2010-04-08: Software Carpentry for Economists in Mannheim This Autumn
2010-04-04: Feedback and Boundaries
2010-04-01: Models To Imitate
2010-04-01: Simon Singh Wins (and So Does Science)

Mar 2010

2010-03-31: Periodic Table of Science Bloggers
2010-03-30: Formats
2010-03-29: What's Not on the Reading List
2010-03-28: Recommended Reading
2010-03-26: Instructional Design
2010-03-26: Online Delivery
2010-03-25: Software Carpentry Version 4 is a Go!
2010-03-25: Summer Course: Analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing Data
2010-03-23: Now on Twitter
2010-03-11: How Much Of This Should Scientists Understand?

Feb 2010

2010-02-28: Panton Principles
2010-02-25: Eighty Per Cent!
2010-02-22: BEACON Funded!
2010-02-12: Two Views

Jan 2010

2010-01-24: It Seems That Everyone Cares
2010-01-20: Big Science == Big Skills Gap
2010-01-18: Was Designed To, But Didn't
2010-01-13: Podcast with Jon Udell
2010-01-13: Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?
2010-01-10: How We Got Here, and Where We Are
2010-01-07: New Challenges


Dec 2009

2009-12-30: Osmosis is Just a Fancy Name for Failure
2009-12-27: Dudley and Butte on Software Skills
2009-12-19: NSF Programs
2009-12-18: Double Standards
2009-12-11: Why Opening Up (Probably) Wouldn't Help

Nov 2009

2009-11-28: Thanks, Jamie
2009-11-26: Caesar's Wife
2009-11-24: Tutorials Start This Week
2009-11-22: Serendipitous and Unexpected
2009-11-18: Special Issue of Computing in Science and Engineering
2009-11-15: Cloud Computing for Beginners
2009-11-13: Packaging
2009-11-06: Python in Science
2009-11-01: Our Target Audience

Oct 2009

2009-10-30: By Popular Request...
2009-10-23: Cryptography Isn't Security
2009-10-21: Creating New Niches
2009-10-21: Should Modeling Be Part of This Course?
2009-10-16: Revised Plan
2009-10-08: Videos from Symposium Are Now Online
2009-10-06: Comments on Course Reorganization
2009-10-05: The Hacker Within

Sep 2009

2009-09-29: A Strange Obsession
2009-09-24: Presentation, Presentation, Presentation
2009-09-22: Grant Proposal
2009-09-21: Another Reason to Care About Provenance
2009-09-18: Updated Outline for Revised Course
2009-09-15: Partial Outline of New Version of Course
2009-09-11: Job Opening: MITACS Scientific Coordinator
2009-09-11: Two Links
2009-09-05: R for Programmers?

Aug 2009

2009-08-30: Is The Future Waving At You?
2009-08-26: How Important is Geospatial Data to You?
2009-08-24: Bad News and Good News
2009-08-24: Who Owns Your Data?
2009-08-24: Science and JoVE
2009-08-24: Playing Safe
2009-08-23: The Delight Is In The Details, Too
2009-08-21: The Big Picture
2009-08-15: It's Like Not Wearing Your Cleats in the House
2009-08-15: You Can Do a Lot Without Programming
2009-08-06: American Scientist Article on How Scientists Use Computers
2009-08-04: The Ice Cream Test
2009-08-03: Guest Speakers' Slides Now Available
2009-08-03: What *Is* Open Science?
2009-08-02: Next Steps
2009-08-01: Post-Mortem

Jul 2009

2009-07-31: A Good Afternoon
2009-07-31: Day[-2]
2009-07-29: Every Day Is a Big Day...
2009-07-28: Day 11 and Day 12
2009-07-27: Where This Course Came From
2009-07-26: Martin Fenner on SciBarCamp
2009-07-24: Day 10 Done - and With It, Week 2
2009-07-24: Day 9
2009-07-22: Day 7: Lots More Objects
2009-07-22: Day 8: Getting It Right
2009-07-21: Day 6: Theory and Practice
2009-07-21: Elsevier's Future, Version 0.1
2009-07-19: Day 5
2009-07-19: Quantum to Cosmos: October 15-25 in Waterloo
2009-07-17: Day 4
2009-07-16: Day 3
2009-07-15: Day 2
2009-07-13: Aaaand They're Off!
2009-07-10: See You Monday!
2009-07-04: Registration for July 29 Talks is Now Open

Jun 2009

2009-06-29: Quality Control and Traceability
2009-06-29: The Environmental e-Science Revolution
2009-06-29: Ready for Proofreading
2009-06-25: Updating the License
2009-06-24: Topics and Schedule
2009-06-23: Another New Version of the Slides
2009-06-15: And Speaking of Sightings...
2009-06-15: Sightings
2009-06-15: Neylon's Head in the Clouds
2009-06-02: Software Carpentry in Edmonton July 13-31
2009-06-02: Two Spots Left in Toronto
2009-06-01: Big Code vs. Science 2.0
2009-06-01: SECSE Workshop

May 2009

2009-05-12: Error Handling
2009-05-11: Links for Summer Interns
2009-05-09: How Scientists Use Computers: Survey Part 2
2009-05-06: Topics and Schedule Posted
2009-05-04: Entrance Requirements
2009-05-01: What If Scientists Didn't Compete?

Apr 2009

2009-04-28: Empirical Software Engineering and Scientific Computing
2009-04-27: Firming Up Course Goals
2009-04-27: Madagascar Course in Delft June 12-13
2009-04-23: What Supervisors Need To Know
2009-04-08: Software Carpentry in Alberta
2009-04-08: We've Started a FAQ
2009-04-03: Cameron Neylon on the Three Opens
2009-04-01: Software Carpentry in Toronto July 13-31 2009

Mar 2009

2009-03-30: User Stories
2009-03-25: Inference for R
2009-03-25: Open Notebook Science Badges
2009-03-17: Legal Frameworks for Reproducible Research
2009-03-02: Open Science and Autism's False Prophets

Feb 2009

2009-02-23: Das Kapital, Computational Thinking, and Productivity
2009-02-18: Computer Supported Collaborative Science
2009-02-18: Open Science Panel at Columbia
2009-02-16: Enough Players to Hand Out Medals
2009-02-11: Carl Zimmer's Readers' Reading List
2009-02-11: Python Textbooks for Biotech
2009-02-11: MTEST
2009-02-06: Sharing Data Isn't That Easy
2009-02-04: Cameron Neylon Says Interesting Things

Jan 2009

2009-01-30: Communicate First, Standardize Second
2009-01-27: Web Native Lab Notebooks
2009-01-23: A New Kind of Big Science
2009-01-10: I *Want* To Be A Number


Dec 2008

2008-12-31: Time to Freshen It Up
2008-12-26: Things I'd Like To Finish In the Next 489 Days
2008-12-24: A Healthy Dose of Scepticism
2008-12-19: Google Pulls the Plug on Scientific Data Sharing Project
2008-12-19: The National Academy Would Like to Hear From You
2008-12-10: Three Reasons to Distrust Microarray Results

Nov 2008

2008-11-30: Igor, Connect the Electrodes!
2008-11-21: SECSE'09 Call for Papers
2008-11-20: Getting the Science Right-Or At Least, Less Wrong
2008-11-17: Science Lessons for MPs
2008-11-16: What Sciences Are There?
2008-11-04: One Good Survey Deserves Another
2008-11-02: 1731 People

Oct 2008

2008-10-27: Finding and Re-using Open Scientific Resources
2008-10-15: Surveying Scientists' Use of Computers

Sep 2008

2008-09-11: Science in the 21st Century
2008-09-04: Science 2.0: the Future of Online Tools for Scientists

Aug 2008

2008-08-22: Bil Lewis Works With Biologists...
2008-08-13: Data Provenance Challenge
2008-08-11: SciFoo, eGY, and Splitting
2008-08-01: They're Breeding Like Rabbits

Jul 2008

2008-07-28: Next Lecture?
2008-07-23: Badge of Reproducibility
2008-07-23: Quick Quiz to Measure What Scientists Know
2008-07-22: Reviving the Software Carpentry Mailing List
2008-07-19: Badge of Honor?
2008-07-01: Kevin's Been Busy

Jun 2008

2008-06-13: What a Proposal Looks Like
2008-06-06: Faking Results
2008-06-03: Three Weeks and Change

May 2008

2008-05-30: Programming and Scientific Education on Slashdot
2008-05-27: Reminded of the Difference Once Again
2008-05-25: Interviewed by Jon Udell
2008-05-21: Why Don't We Do This?
2008-05-16: But I Was Gone Less than 48 Hours!
2008-05-15: SE-CSE Workshop
2008-05-05: Those Who Will Not Learn From History...

Apr 2008

2008-04-14: SPOC
2008-04-10: Three Studies (Maybe Four)
2008-04-02: Summer Plans for Software Carpentry
2008-04-02: The Retractions Just Keep Coming In

Mar 2008

2008-03-31: Meet the New Flaw
2008-03-26: Nice Quote
2008-03-07: Survey: Silent Errors in Scientific Code
2008-03-06: LearnHub Launches with Software Carpentry Front and Center

Feb 2008

2008-02-26: Scientific Groupware Revisited
2008-02-20: O'Reilly Creating a Web Version of Mathematica
2008-02-14: Grumpy Minds Think Alike
2008-02-02: SciBarCamp in Toronto March 15-16


Dec 2007

2007-12-09: Python Supercomputing Statistics

Oct 2007

2007-10-26: The Burning Man of HPC
2007-10-02: Doomed to Repeat It

Sep 2007

2007-09-25: Another Sighting of Software Carpentry
2007-09-05: Openness and (the promise of) XML

Aug 2007

2007-08-31: Random Survey about HPC
2007-08-07: How I'm Doing

Jul 2007

2007-07-31: How Not to Collaborate
2007-07-18: Computational Education for Scientists
2007-07-05: Win a Trip to Reno!
2007-07-04: Another Sighting of Software Carpentry

Jun 2007

2007-06-27: Two Studies of ASCI (and no, that's not a typo)
2007-06-26: Software Carpentry at LLNL
2007-06-20: Inspirational Videos
2007-06-20: Software Carpentry Screencasts by Chris Lasher
2007-06-18: Nature Precedings
2007-06-11: Praising the Good

May 2007

2007-05-05: Computational Scientists Still Don't Get It

Apr 2007

2007-04-02: Titus Brown Teaching Software Carpentry

Mar 2007

2007-03-19: Sign Error: Five Papers Retracted
2007-03-11: SciPy'07 Dates Announced
2007-03-10: Reproducibility of Computational Results

Feb 2007

2007-02-07: Software Carpentry Screencasts

Jan 2007

2007-01-18: Software Carpentry Usage in December


Dec 2006

2006-12-05: YouTube for Data

Nov 2006

2006-11-28: Software Carpentry article in CiSE
2006-11-02: Software Carpentry continues to grow

Oct 2006

2006-10-31: Computational Result Retracted
2006-10-26: German Version of 'Bottleneck'

Aug 2006

2006-08-17: Oh My God It's Django!
2006-08-17: SciPy'06: First Morning
2006-08-16: SciPy and Software Carpentry
2006-08-04: HPCWire Interview on Software Carpentry

Jul 2006

2006-07-30: Design Patterns in Scientific Software
2006-07-20: The Parallel Tools Platform
2006-07-14: Software Carpentry 3.0

Jun 2006

2006-06-25: Software Carpentry's new home

May 2006

2006-05-05: Revised Lecture on Teamware
2006-05-03: Software Carpentry 1111

Apr 2006

2006-04-28: Corrections Done
2006-04-17: Zipf's Law of Feedback
2006-04-09: 341 Words
2006-04-05: New Security Lecture Up
2006-04-04: Integration and XML Lectures

Mar 2006

2006-03-26: 2020 Hype
2006-03-06: Web Server Programming Lecture Is Up
2006-03-03: Client-Side Web Programming Lecture
2006-03-02: Last Two Lectures Are Up

Feb 2006

2006-02-23: Database Lecture is Up
2006-02-22: Second Lecture on Testing Now Online
2006-02-21: Second Lecture on Object-Oriented Programming
2006-02-21: What Else for Software Carpentry?
2006-02-20: AAAS Annual Meeting 2006
2006-02-14: Data Lineage
2006-02-14: Lecture on Binary Data
2006-02-12: Regular Expressions Lecture is Up
2006-02-10: Software Carpentry Design Lecture
2006-02-06: First Lecture on Object-Oriented Programming Is Up
2006-02-02: Debugging Lecture

Jan 2006

2006-01-29: Fourth Python Lecture for Software Carpentry
2006-01-24: Quality Assurance Lecture Now Available
2006-01-23: Programming Style Lecture Has Been Revised
2006-01-23: Third Software Carpentry Python Lecture on the Web
2006-01-18: Second Python Lecture Now on the Web
2006-01-15: Intro Python Lecture Available
2006-01-11: Build Lecture Is Up
2006-01-09: Two More Revised Software Carpentry Lectures
2006-01-04: First Shell Lecture for Software Carpentry is Up
2006-01-02: Software Carpentry Introduction revised and on the web


Dec 2005

2005-12-28: $67 million a year
2005-12-27: New Year's Schedule for Software Carpentry
2005-12-23: Procrastination: One of the Few Things in Life Nicer Than Toast
2005-12-11: Maintaining Correctness
2005-12-09: American Scientist article on Software Carpentry
2005-12-08: Executive Version of Software Carpentry Course

Nov 2005

2005-11-04: Workshop at AAAS '06

Sep 2005

2005-09-21: Software Carpentry at the AAAS
2005-09-20: Day 9
2005-09-14: Software Carpentry: First Meeting

Aug 2005

2005-08-22: Software Carpentry at Indiana University

Jul 2005

2005-07-29: Software Carpentry course in Nature
2005-07-08: Software Carpentry notes are up


Dec 2004

2004-12-30: Python Software Foundation Grant
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