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Creator of Sage Math: “Why I’m Leaving Academia”

June 13, 2016

Today’s link is a presentation from William Stein, creator of SageMath, a powerful open source mathematics software system.  The talk discusses a big failing in academia, where the wrong things are incentivized, leading to a situation where important, meaningful academic work is not given the recognition and support it deserves.  A sobering listen for sure, but also a sign that there is life beyond academia for researchers who want to work on tooling and infrastructure.



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