The Lede Program has started!
Yesterday was the first day of the Lede Program and so far so awesome. After introducing ourselves – and the 17 students are each amazing – we each fired up an EC2 server on the Amazon cloud (in North Virginia) and cloning a pre-existing disc image, we got an inspiration speech from Matt Jones about technological determinism and the ethical imperative of reproducibility. Then Adam Parrish led the class in a fun “Hello, world!” exercise on the iPython notebook. In other words, we rocked out.