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Archive for July 2007

How Not to Collaborate

I posted a note a while back about an upcoming workshop at Microsoft Research on computational education for scientists. If you read the call for papers, you’ll discover that there aren’t any instructions on how to submit material; nor is there any contact information, other than the generic “contact us” link the bottom corner that gives you nothing more than Microsoft’s generic 1-800 number (“press 1 for Windows Vista support…”). After bouncing around for five minutes, I got a human being who told me that she couldn’t give out any phone numbers, but I was welcome to fax my question to them…

On the bright side, Microsoft is running another computational science conference this fall (in North Carolina).


Written by Greg Wilson

2007/07/31 at 11:42

Posted in Community, Noticed

Computational Education for Scientists

Via Zachary Dodds: Microsoft is hosting a workshop on computational education for scientists in September.  I’m going to try to be there—anyone else?

Written by Greg Wilson

2007/07/18 at 14:03

Posted in Community, Noticed

Win a Trip to Reno!

Francis Sullivan is running a contest: describe what you’d do if someone gave you a desktop petaflop machine, and you could win a trip to Supercomputing ’07 in Reno.  1000 words, due by August 10.

Written by Greg Wilson

2007/07/05 at 11:14

Posted in Noticed

Another Sighting of Software Carpentry

Rick Wagner, a computational astrophysicist at UCSD, is teaching a course based on Software Carpentry. Yay!

Written by Greg Wilson

2007/07/04 at 07:09

Posted in UCSD