The world is data-intensive and computational.
Humans are clamoring to learn how to live in it.
Peer-led organization for scientific computing best practices.
We make researchers in science, engineering, and medicine more productive by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing.
Cathryn Carson, David Culler, etc. databears.berkeley.edu
Rob Rutenbar, John Hart, etc. cs.illinois.edu
We all have to teach.
All the time.
“The feedback giver explained that he 'used high standards' in evaluating the essays for publication in the teaching magazine. Still, he said, having read the student’s essay, he believed the student could meet those standards. His criticism, this form of feedback implies, was offered to help the student meet the publication’s high standards. Black students trusted this feedback as much as white students, and trusting it powerfully motivated them to improve their essay.”
-- Claude Steele, Whistling Vivaldi
New Developer Instructions
Define Expectations Clearly
Curate Low Hanging Fruit
Give Permissions Generously
Strict Issue Assignment Workflow
Appoint an Ambassador
Mentor Users Directly
Consider Users Conferences
This book was heavily inspired by the work of Software Carpentry and The Hacker Within. We are thrilled to see Effective Computation in Physics come to press and spread the joys of computation further into the physical sciences. In case you were wondering, the cuddly creature on the cover is a bobtail squid.