A brand new design for TDAA, and the tech/feelings backstory of how I got there!
Did you know that one of the Civil Rights Movement's most dynamic leaders was a mathematician? Read more in this post dedicated to Bob Moses z"l.
How I used Conga Composer, Microsoft Word Mail Merge, and some elbow grease to conditionally show/hide tables (and why you might want to, too!)
I am more likely to use the "phone a friend" or "talk it out" or "start over" method than to truly walk away. But if I let experience be my teacher, I know that taking space from the problem is probably the most effective tool in overcoming stuckness.
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!
Census, rabbinic commentary, and some thought pieces from friends! Come for a hot take on data and stay for Torah commentary!
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!
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 ❤