What’s happening next week
There are still a couple of spaces left for the live version of the Software Carpentry Instructor Training Course to be held in Toronto April 28–30. If you’d like more information, please contact Greg Wilson.
Five workshops happened this week, four of them simultaneously on four different institutions. Note that this involved 7 rooms, 24 instructors and helpers, and over 200 students in just two days. Thanks to all that organized, helped, and taught.
- Justin Kitzes, Matt Davis, Chang She, Cindee Madison, Chris Holdgraf, Thomas Kluyver, Dav Clark, and Anna Schneider taught a double-room workshop at the University of California at Berkeley.
- Bernhard Konrad, Jenny Bryan, Tommy Guy, Christina Koch, Lynne Williams, and Trevor King taught another double-room worskhop at the University of Washington in Seatle, offering two tracks: one for Python programmers, and another for R programmers.
- Elena Glassman, Matthew Lightman, Michael Selik, Sarah Supp, Tracy Teal, Alex Viana, and David Warde-Farley taught yet another double-room workshop at the Center for Urban Science and Progress of the University of New York, also featuring tracks for Python and R.
- Neal Davis, Joshua Herr, and Jeff Shelton taught a workshop at Purdue University in Indiana.
- Finally, Damien Irving started teaching a workshop in the University of Melbourne for researchers in Bioinformatics. Instead of using our usual two-day schedule, this workshop spreads out in four mornings along two weeks.
- 04/02: University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.
- 04/03: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
- 04/04: University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA.
- 04/07: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
- 04/14: PyCon Bootcamps, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Still a few openings: register here).
- 04/14: Women in Science and Engineering, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, California, USA.
1 pull request was merged, 1 issue was closed, and no new issues were opened. In addition to the merges, we had 14 commits made by Raniere Silva, Steven Koenig, Joon Ro, Philipp Bayer, and Greg Wilson.
- Diana Clarke, PyCon 2014’s chair, blogged about some things you should check if you’re going to PyCon.
- The University of Washington in Seattle is running three Community Data Science workshops this spring. The workshops are free and open to everybody. Register before March 26th.
- Greg Wilson posted a list of some relevant papers and books with empirical studies on various tools and practices in software engineering, covering topics such as the effect of peer instruction, how to write good bug reports, or how often you should release.
- Looking for ideas for a book? Greg Wilson blogged about books-to-write that he will like to read.
- This mail thread and this other in the discuss mailing list pointed out resources for teaching/learning git and GitHub.
- Guess how the Software Carpentry original logo looked like? Find it out.
- 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. They also need instructors for two workshops in California: one in Davis, and another in San Diego. In adittion, open spots for Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, Ithaca in New York, Paris in France, the Federal Reserve in Washington, Atlanta in Georgia, and Brisbane in Australia. Please check the details in this Etherpad or contact Amy and Arliss.