Last week I trained to become a carpentries instructor.
After several years of teaching programming to scientists, this is the first time I've had any training in how learning works. It has given me a lot to think about and improve, especially on centring teaching on learners needs, not the cool programming trick I want to show.
Carpentries is a non-profit organisation for systemic teaching of introductory programming and data skills. I would strongly recommend it https://carpentries.org
Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦♂️
PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE
And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)
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#introductions I'm a PhD student (physical oceanography) and accidental Python instructor in Norwich, UK.
Trying to make my corner of science more open and build FOSS community in the ivory tower.
When not online I'm often on the water.
PhD student | Always learning, slowly
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