What’s happening next week
- The Mozilla Science Lab community call will take place this Thursday at 11 am EST. Callers outside the US should note that, due to daylight saving, 11 am EST in your local time may be different than usual. Find the details in this etherpad.
- Software Carpentry is running a bootcamp for women in science and engineering at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on April 14–15th. This is the second edition after last year’s event in Boston. There is still a few spots left. Help by spreading the word among your female colleagues.
- We are running a four simultaneous workshops this week: big thanks to all the instructors and helpers that made this possible.
One workshop happened last week:
- Michael Hansen, Stephen Turner, and Erik Bray taught a workshop at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville. In addition to the usual curriculum, they also covered make and pandas.
Upcoming/This Week’s Workshops
- 03/17 : New York University, New York, NY USA.
- 03/17 : University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA USA.
- 03/17 : University of Washington, Seattle WA USA.
- 03/17 : Purdue University, Lafayette IN USA.
- 04/02 : University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada.
8 pull requests were merged, 8 issues were closed, and 3 issues were opened. In addition to the merges, we had 17 commits made by Raniere Silva, Trevor W. King, and Greg Wilson.
- Aleksandra Pawlik made a nice recap on the blog of the first Software Carpentry bootcamp at the Genome Analysis Center in Norwich, UK.
- Justin Kitzes wrote an opinion post on why collaborative development of lessons and curricula is not as popular as collaborative coding or writing.
- There is an open issue in our main repo to comment which are the tools that used to manage data analysis pipelines. Feel free to contribute.
- Greg Wilson noticed a letter from Von Neuman written in 1952 where the famous mathematician laments that people does not read other people’s code.
- Greg also wrote two opinion pieces on the blog: one about some old tools that becoming new again, and another about improvisation, Software Carpentry, and Jimi Hendrix.
- Workshops for the spring and summer need instructors and helpers. If you’re close to North Carolina, they need an instructor for a workshop at Duke University in June. Another instructor is needed for Pisa in Italy for a workshop also in June. In adittion, open spots for Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, Cold Spring Harbor and Ithaca in New York, Paris in France, the Federal Reserve in Washington, and Atlanta in Georgia. Please check the details in this Etherpad or contact Amy and Arliss.