Lorena Barba is an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the George Washington University and a leading proponent of Project Jupyter in university STEM education. Project Jupyter is the recent rebranding of IPython, an interactive notebook environment for Python programming.
Lorena has been involved with some very cool and innovative uses of Jupyter notebooks, perhaps most notably an Open edX MOOC on numerical methods that she coordinates (#numericalMOOC) which famously only contains two videos, with the rest of the course organized around student engagement with a series of Jupyter notebooks. I've been following Lorena Barba on Twitter and Google+ for a long time (in social media terms) and I am very happy to have her as a guest here for an interview.
_Q1: Tell us a little about #NumericalMOOC. What is the course about, who w