Today I’ve been instructing on a Software Carpentry workshop at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford; it’s the first time I’ve been lead instructor on a bootcamp. Today Kwasi Kwakwa and myself covered the shell and basic python; more python, then git and SQL tomorrow. So what went well? I was very […]
In October 2012 I organised a Software Carpentry Boot Camp at the University of Oxford. I’ve previously posted the feedback I gathered immediately before and after the boot camp, but thought it would be interesting to see if all that enthusiasm actually translated into deeds i.e. did the attendees actually change how they worked as result […]
Mike Jackson from the Software Sustainability Institute was one of our instructors last week and has written two interesting blog posts. The first summarises the workshop whilst in the second he lists the feedback that was collected at the end of the two days.
I’ve written a post for the Software Sustainability Institute (who kindly provided the instructors for our boot camp) describing my top tips for hosting a Software Carpentry Boot Camp.
As well as asking the attendees how they thought the workshop had gone, I sent them a questionnaire before the workshop. The idea was to see what their expectations were and if the workshop then met them. For example we asked “How would you describe your expertise in the following tools?” and the results are on […]
Aron Ahmadia who helped run the Software Carpentry course has written a nice blog where he e.g. discusses some of the ways the course could be improved.