Programming

Here are some good resources for programming and computer science concepts in case anyone is already whelmed:


Stanford's introductory programming series is now fully available online - for free.  Materials include lectures (videos and handouts), assignments (+ solutions) and exams (+ solutions).

MIT OpenCourseWare made video lectures from their introduction to computer science and programming available online. They use Python, which may be well suited to folks on this list. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-00-introduction-to-computer-science-and-programming-fall-2008/video-lectures/

Udacity also offers computer science courses online with University of Virginia faculty: http://www.udacity.com/

MapReduce

And to feel better and see better when you spend a lot of time programming: 

Noble. A quick guide to organizing computational biology projects. PLoS Comput Biol (2009) vol. 5 (7) pp. e1000424 http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1000424

https://wiki.hpcc.msu.edu/display/Bioinfo/Tutorials
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