What’s happening this week
- There are some open spaces at the Pycon bootcamps. Librarians, aspiring R programmers, bioinformaticians, and programming teachers can find a matching event. Register here.
- There are also some open spaces at the Women in Science and Engineering bootcamp at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, in Berkeley. This bootcamp is free and open to anyone who identifies as a female. Register here.
- Damien Irving taught a Python workshop in the University of Melbourne for researchers in Bioinformatics. Instead of using our usual two-day schedule, this workshop spread out in four mornings along two weeks.
- 04/02: University of Victoria, Victoria BC CAN.
- 04/03: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
- 04/04: University of Oklahoma, Norman OK USA.
- 04/07: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder CO USA.
- 04/14: PyCon Bootcamps, Montreal QC CAN.
- 04/14: Women in Science and Engineering, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley CA USA.
6 pull requests were merged, 8 issues were closed, and 2 issues were opened. In addition to the merges, we had 42 commits made by Sarah Supp, uiuc-cse, Daniel Chen, David Rio, Stephen Turner, Diego Barneche, Philipp Bayer, Erik Bray, Raniere Silva, and Greg Wilson.
- Our next Software Carpentry Lab Meeting will be on April 24th.
- Last week on our Software Carpentry Lab Meeting, we discussed how to build a minimal presence on the web. Figure out which steps you should take, with samples of personal websites and CV’s, in these notes posted in our blog.
- Our checklists have been updated. Remember to check them out before help in, teach, or plan a bootcamp.
- Should Software Carpentry include lessons on MATLAB? This discussion thread on GitHub has lots of opinions pro and con; please add yours.
- David Rio built his own version of usesthis.com to learn which tools you are using to get your science done. Read his blog post.
- Greg Wilson blogged about one of the books that inspired Software Carpentry. The book included a floppy disk with programs: it’s interesting how different is the shelf life of hardware and software.
- NBdiff is tool for diffing and merging iPython notebooks created by students at Concordia University in Canada. See the announcement in our blog.
A workshop needs you
- US and Canada
- If you’re close to North Carolina, they need an instructor for a workshop at Duke University in June. A workshop in San Diego, California, needs instructors and helpers in May. In addition, instructors are needed for Ithaca in New York, the University of California at Davis, and the Federal Reserve in Washington. Helpers are needed for Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, and Atlanta in Georgia.
- Europe and Middle East
- A double workshop, first in Cyprus and one week later in Jordan, needs two instructors. In addition, instructors are needed for two different workshops in Pisa, Italy, in June; one in Kiel, Germany, and another one in Paris, France.
- A workshop in Brisbane, Australia, needs instructors and helpers.
Please check the details in this Etherpad or contact Amy and Arliss.