On June 19-20 I joined Daniela for the first Software Carpentry in the northeast of Brazil, i.e. far away from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
I’m grateful to Fátima Nelsizeuma Sombra de Medeiros that hosted the workshop.
I’m grateful to Alexandre that helped the learners a lot during the workshop.
Software Carpentry is a non-profit that organize basic computer skill workshops mostly for people in academia hoping to make their lives easy.
At Software Carpentry’s workshops instructors taught the Unix Shell, Git/Mercurial (i.e. a version control system) and Python/R/MATLAB (i.e. a programming language). For the workshops that I attended, learners had a good time with Python/R/MATLAB in part because the graphical interface used in the workshops (IPython Notebook, RStudio, and MATLAB respectively) but some difficult with the Unix Shell and Git/Mercurial because they get lost very easily.
Preparing for the workshop at Federal University of Ceará, I decided to spend some time to script a terminal that will help learners following the lesson. If you want to test the script, you can get it here (I will probably create a Git repository for it) and you will need tmux.
Thanks to Kate Hertweck for the tip at one of Software Carpentry’s debriefing sessions that I used when scripting the terminal.
Update - 20/06/2015
I think this was one of my best time teaching the Unix Shell. Most learners followed the lesson without problem that could be due my new configuration for the terminal but still need to use it again to have sure of that.
Sorry for the delay in write this post.
This is a report about the Mozilla May IRC Meeting (see the announcement here). The topics of the meeting can be found in this PAD (local copy of the PAD) and the IRC log (local copy of the IRC log) is also available.
On June 04-05 I participated at the best Software Carpentry Workshop so far for those that I attended.
I’m grateful to EA2 that allows their room to be used for the workshop and also for provided coffee for the event.
I’m grateful to Jennifer Shelton, Maneesha Sane and Natalie Robinson, the Software Carpentry instructors that taught at the workshop.
I’m grateful to Eric Lopes, Felipe Bocca and Renato Augusto Corrêa dos Santos that helped the students a lot during the workshop.