“There was some good science in that seminar.” “Yes? Sorry I feel asleep shortly after the first slide of maths.” Familar? I expect every scientist occasionally gets the feeling that perhaps the person speaking is saying something interesting and important in say at a conference but why can’t they understand it? And why show us […]
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.
“Can you email me that script you used to do your analysis?” “Sure. It isn’t very well commented but you should be able to work out what it’s doing. I’ve tested it on a few things and it seems to work.” Sound familiar? Of course, the story normally ends happily but…. Teaching some of the […]