Scripting in Google Sheets and coding in JSON (sort of) lead to a reflection on searching for beauty in spreadsheets, databases, and systems in general. Plus, Bread and Puppet pics from the archive!
Do good databases save precious time? Let's see what 19th century British economists (and me) have to say about that! (Spoiler alert: the answer is no)
Census, rabbinic commentary, and some thought pieces from friends! Come for a hot take on data and stay for Torah commentary!
When we are faced with tough tech decisions, how can our ethics illuminate our path? Or, how I got less judgy and more juicy in my quest for justice.
Puppies are organizing to convince the zoning board to protect their dog park! They need help from VLOOKUP and XLOOKUP to get the job done. Follow along as we learn the ins and outs of these powerful functions in Excel and Google Sheets!
Ella Baker, brilliant organizer and relationship builder, must have kept a list of names and addresses - but exactly where and how are still a mystery. Musings on this and much more about Ella Baker's legacy (including some primary source documents!).
Sprint leaders took me under their wings, listened to my ideas, designed compelling tech solutions, and built a community of nonprofit tech contributors that has been personally and professionally transformative. In this post, 8 lessons that I've learned from 4 years of sprinting!
Teachers, I am so humbled by your brilliance and I will keep fighting for a world that treats you with the dignity you deserve. Here's a tiny contribution toward making your day slightly more magical.
For the month of March, I'm challenging myself to write a weekly "Listicle" style article for the different communities and audiences that make up the TDAA readership. No matter how technical this blog veers, it is and always has been my way of writing love letters to social movement organizers. This is my core motivation for learning data/tech and for writing at all! So my first post is dedicated to you ❤
Reflection on my 8th Salesforce.org Open Source Community Sprint! Update on the Data Generation Toolkit community project! What access, support, and enablement mean to me! Plus, some puns.