I’m trying to learn more about how grad students, postdocs and scientists in fields like Ecology, Biology and Building Science use software for research and communicating. I periodically try to write about this topic on my blog Tech+Earth.

Here’s a small list of resources and links I’ve been collecting…


Online Classes


  • The Carpentries A non-profit that consists of "communities of Instructors, Trainers, Maintainers, helpers, and supporters who share a mission to teach foundational computational and data science skills to researchers."

Worth revisiting

Some day I'll make a compendium of stories, articles and blog posts that I think aspiring developers should read:

Jeff Atwood breaks it down: you must read the source.