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Spreading the open science love like it’s my job because it is my job.

So, this happened. Apparently, yelling into the void about data management and reproducibility is a very good way to get yourself onto a rag-tag team of open-science proto-superheroes.1 Yes, that’s right, I’m a Mozilla Science fellow, and together, baby, we’re … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the field: scattered thoughts edition

-When the bugs you’re hoping to count don’t show up for your field experiment, that sucks. But it’s also data that says maybe you’re not asking a question that’s relevant to the system. And maybe there’s other questions you need … Continue reading

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Getting WiSE: Reflections on a Software Carpentry bootcamp

Last week, I traveled to Ann Arbor to teach a Software Carpentry bootcamp at the University of Michigan. The workshop was hosted by a Women in Science and Engineering group, my co-instructors consisted of an all-star team: Kara Woo, Sarah … Continue reading

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Hey! Let’s all just relax about statistics.

I have for years, wanted, nay, dreamed of teaching a statistics course with this title. In all my years in academia, this really seems to be where people panic the most. Heck, I’ve panicked about statistics. Who hasn’t? But why … Continue reading

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Teaching students how to data- some reflections

So, I survived my first time as a Data Carpentry instructor. Yes, it was a month ago, but I thought it would be good to take some time to reflect. Also, I’ve been busy. And travelling. And [excuses]. It was … Continue reading

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Practical data management takes its show on the road

This title should really read “Practical data management takes its show ACROSS the road” because that’s what I’m actually doing. Next week, I’ll be a co-instructor for the second Data Carpentry bootcamp at MSU’s BEACON Center, which is right across … Continue reading

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This week in learning to be an open scientist

So, still waiting to hear from some fantastic institutions who may or may not offer me jobs. The nervous tension is killing me, but hey, I’m still channeling it into some pretty high productivity levels, so that’s good. Given there … Continue reading

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