Technical.ly is featuring technologists of color this month (don't forget to nominate people!) I used this as an opportunity to do some research on gender and racial equity in the tech industry (spoiler alert - there's not much reputable data out there, sadface). Plus, some resources to help you learn about historic and contemporary AWESOME, accomplished Technologists of Color!
Welcome back to The Mail Merge Are Alright, #4 in a series about how to pull-off Mail Merges for your changemaking needs. This week, an introduction to Conga, a tool that lets you merge data from a database into Docusign contracts, Word docs, Excel Spreadsheets, and more!
I've been captivated by Venn Diagrams lately, so I want to dedicate this post to this strange and enduring data viz and design technique. In this post: Venn Diagrams Then and Now; Why Changemakers should (and kinda do) embrace "Venn Diagram Thinking"; Venn Diagrams as art and social commentary.
Maybe you're thinking I should finally get a-round (hehe) to making my point about pie charts. I don't blame you. I think pie charts are a good tool for changemakers (despite all of the banter and vitriol!) Please don't turn me into mincemeat!
This year, I am honoring Black History Month and Black freedom fighters in a special sub-series on The Data Are Alright. If you want to support this work, please join me in making a meaningful financial contribution to Black Girls Code and the Baltimore Algebra Project.
Why should we, as changemakers, take data quality seriously? Good Data = Good Organizing Looking for that perfect group of volunteers to plan the next bake sale? Uh oh, is rapid response needed to bail your comrades out of jail? It looks like a phone tree, phone bank, heck, even a contact list is in … Continue reading Why changemakers need good data