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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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Git and the n00b

Do people still say n00b? Well, I do.* I am not entirely a n00b to open source living. Back in my physics undergrad days, I was, exclusively, a Linux person. Windows was my enemy, because Windows was The Man.** Using … Continue reading

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Getting meta

Friends, your resident bug-counter has been, unh, busy lately. I’ve been travelling a lot over the past two months, between interviews for faculty positions and conferences. And it’s not over- I’ve got two more trips in May. So far, I’ve … Continue reading

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Data management for the stressed out academic: this is why we can’t have nice things.

Things have been crazy for the last couple weeks. I’ve been working with a visiting scientist on a really awesome model, as well as chipping away at my Big, Big Data Proposal… wrangling collaborators for the latter, tracking down data … Continue reading

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