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Soft(ware) skills

In case you’ve been missing hearing my voice in your head, I had a post published over at the Data Carpentry blog today. Advertisements

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Back to it!

Oh, hey you! Blog. I missed you. I’ve been busy. ┬áHere’s, in general, what I’ve been up to, in the form of an annotated git┬ácontribution log: I’m working on getting back into a groove, which will involve some more posts … 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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Open science and the unsung heroes of biocontrol

Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the staphylinids and carabids. Today, my student, Shahlo Safarzoda’s first paper came out. This is an exciting paper for a lot of reasons. Number one, of course, is that it’s always … 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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