- Software Carpentry get more done in less time is the latest publication about Software Carpentry and the impact it's having on research. It reports research done by Alexandra Simperler and is available at arXiv.
- Version 5.4 of our lessons is currently in the pipeline and due for release in the middle of August. Please join the discussions and participate in addressing new and existing issues to help us reach our next milestone.
- Over the last few months a lot has improved in the way Software Carpentry operates. Greg Wilson revisited some changes and the impact on how his time is spent six months after election of the Steering Committee.
- Do you want to know how you can help to move Software Carpentry forward? Take a look at our project list or get in touch. There are loads of opportunities for people with a wide variety of skills.
- Titus Brown posted a lesson on reproducible research on YouTube.
- Software Engineering in Science is a new book being compiled under the guidance of Jeffrey Carver. The call for chapters closed on 15 June and chapter invitations should be sent out by 1 July.
- Greg Wilson wrote a post about the pain caused by Norway — or rather, what happens when you use the abbreviation 'no' in YAML.
- Fan Young posted a comprehensive review of the workshop at the National Cancer Institute. She provides some tips that may be very helpful for others running workshops at government institutes.
- Feedback is now also available from the remote workshop ran in South Africa in May. The post presents the experience from both the viewpoint of the remote instructor (Laurent Gatto) and the local instructors (David Merand, Anelda van der Walt) and shows again that remote workshops can be run successfully.
- A paper published in Nature in April underscores the uniqueness of data analysis procedures.
- Workshops were run at the National Institutes of Health and University of Melbourne.
- Several workshops have been confirmed for the next few months. Upcoming workshops can be viewed on our website. Newly added workshops are indicated with "*".
- June: University of Cambridge, Materials Physics Center - University of the Basque Country, University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Storrs, University of St Andrews, NeSI - Otago Region Workshop, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Virginia Tech*, California Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, The Jackson Laboratory, NeSI - Palmerston North Region Workshop, Utrecht University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, Women in Science and Engineering, University of Toronto*, Yonsei University*
- July: The University of Queensland, SciPy 2015, West Vancouver Memorial Library, The University of Queensland - AMOS sciences, SAP Offices in Feltham, University of Cape Town, Hospital for Sick Children, Curtin University, Harvard University