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Who We Are

The Software Carpentry Foundation is a non-profit organization whose members teach researchers basic software skills.

What We Do

We run workshops all over the world, provide open access teaching materials, and run an instructor training program.

NumFOCUS Accepted as Google Summer of Code Mentoring Organization

By Raniere Silva / 2015-03-03

A few weeks ago we announced that we would help NumFOCUS apply to Google Summer of Code (GSoC) as a mentoring organization. Yesterday the list of mentoring organization was announced and NumFOCUS had been selected. more

The Most Viewed PLOS Biology Paper of 2014

By Greg Wilson / 2015-03-03

We were very pleased to learn that the most viewed article in PLOS Biology in 2014 was "Best Practices for Scientific Computing", written by Dhavide Aruliah, C. Titus Brown, Neil Chue Hong, Matt Davis, Tommy Guy, Steven Haddock, Katy Huff, Ian Mitchell, Mark Plumbley, Ben Waugh, Ethan White, Paul Wilson, and yours truly. According to Stavroula Kousta, the article has been viewed more than 66,000 times. more

First Software Carpentry Workshop in Korea

By Victor (Kwnagchun) Lee / 2015-03-03

Last week, xwMOOC ran the first Software Carpentry workshop in Seoul. The workshop delivered not only an introduction to Unix Shell, Git and GitHub, Python and SQL but also computer science unplugged, rur-ple, python for informatics and cloud basics. Listening to attendees feedback, attendees concerns such as software business, all about what start-ups should know, how software business environment looks like and so on are provided during three days workshops. more

Adding a Contributor Covenant

By Greg Wilson / 2015-03-02

The Software Carpentry Foundation's Steering Committee has voted to add a Contributor Covenant to our lessons and other repositories. Like the Code of Conduct for our workshops, the Contributor Covenant's aim is to ensure that participation in Software Carpentry is a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, or religion. more

Ten More Instructors

By Greg Wilson / 2015-03-02

It's a pleasure to welcome another ten instructors from the Southern Hemisphere to our team: more

Weekly Update: Feb 21 - Feb 27, 2015

By Anelda van der Walt / 2015-03-01

Conversations: How do you fund your SWC workshops? Please join the conversation.
Should we remove old material when adding new in order to keep the lessons manageable? Should people have to teach the standard material a couple of times before introducing their own? Please contribute your ideas.
Resources: Remember to sign up for Software Carpentry's mailing lists. They are rich resources for scientific computing.
Great R cheat sheets available at RStudio include sheets for dplyr, tidyr, Shiny, and R Markdown.
A preview release of RStudio v0.99.315 is now available for testing and feedback. New features include for example the removal of the 1K row limit in Data Viewer.
IPython 3.0 has been released - congratulations to the whole team.
So you think you can data? The rOpenSci Hackathon is going to host a friendly data challenge between Hadley Wickham and Wes McKinney - please follow this GitHub issue for news.
Quotable: "This is @swcarpentry: try to teach enough in two days that things people find on the internet make a little more sense." @jiffyclub more

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Upcoming Workshops

United-States IUPUI
Mar 03-06, 2015
Canada University of British Columbia - Faculty of Science
Mar 5-6, 2015
United-States University of Virginia
Mar 5-6, 2015
United-States New York Academy of Sciences
Mar 6-7, 2015
United-States Utah State University
Mar 16-17, 2015
Canada Saint Francis Xavier University
March 18-19, 2015
Canada Unversity of Waterloo
March 21-22, 2015
United-States University of Oklahoma Libraries
Mar 24-25, 2015
United-States University of Washington - Seattle
Apr 09-10, 2015
United-Kingdom Imperial College London
Apr 16-17, 2015
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