Software Carpentry Week in Review: March 3-9, 2014

“@swcarpentry Thanking the Heavens for me being in the car when I heard your CBC segment. As a hydrogeologist that’s exactly what we need”, Mike Christie on Twitter, after listening Greg Wilson’s interview on the radio last week.

Note: this week’s Mozilla Science Lab community call has been moved back to 11:00 am Eastern time next Thursday (March 20).

What’s happening next week

Registration for Software Carpentry bootcamps at PyCon in Montreal is open. Everyone is welcome, not only PyCon attendees. Retweet to let your friends know!

There will be three bootcamps on April 14–15:

In addition, there will be two master classes:

Register now!

Upcoming bootcamps

  • 03/10 : University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA USA,
  • 03/17 : New York University, New York, NY USA, (open seats),
  • 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.

Lesson development

3 pull requests were merged, 1 issue was closed, and 16 issues were opened. In addition to the merges, we had 22 commits made by Philipp Bayer, Raniere Silva, Denis Haine, W. Trevor King, Damien Irving, Aron Ahmadia, Greg Wilson, and Erik Bray.

Other news

  • There are spots left in our three-day in-person instructor training course to be held in Toronto on April 28–30.
  • If you are interested in reproducibility issues in computational research, check out the reproducibility workshop at XSEDE.
  • Aleksandra Pawlik wrote on the blog about the annual Collaborations Workshop of the Software Sustainability Institute at the end of March in Oxford, UK. They will also have a hackday: 24 hours of coding fueled by pizza, prizes for best hackers.
  • Workshops in the coming months need instructors and helpers. Open spots for Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, Cold Spring Harbor and Ithaca in New York, Paris in France, Pisa in Italy, Atlanta in Georgia, the Federal Reserve (!) in Washington, and Brisbane in Australia. Please check the details in this Etherpad.