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Episode #93: Spreading Python through the sciences with Software Carpentry

Published Tues, Jan 3, 2017, recorded Tues, Dec 6, 2016.

You often hear that we need to teach computer science as a foundational skill. Why? Well I'm not sure many of the leaders pushing this forward have great answers other than jobs!

But it is fundamentally important that we do teach programming as a core skill. The reason is whatever you specialty, be that biology, psychology, or geosurveys, basic programming will supercharge that skill.

That's why I'm excited to introduce you to Software Carpentry and Jonah Duckles. They are bringing these skills and more to scientists and educators throughout the globe.

Links from the show:

Software Carpentry:
SC on twitter: @swcarpentry
Jonah on twitter: @jduckles
Host a workshop at your organization:
SC Newsletter: software-carpentry.us14...
Build a local community of instructors:
More papers and books:

Jonah Duckles
Jonah Duckles
Jonah Duckles is a data science professional with decades of experience in developing computational workflows to solve scientific problems. He catalyzes research by enabling scientific teams to tackle challenging problems through more effective workflows and interdisciplinary collaboration. He specializes in open source tools, particularly geospatial analysis, databases, and distributed system design. He is an active instructor and contributor to Software Carpentry, and teaches workshops several times a year.
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