Today, I want you to "meet" Septima Clark. When I think about bad ass, behind the scenes, stalwart, visionary, get-shit-done program and operations leaders from freedom movements of the 1960's, I think of her. Part two in my "Civil Writes" series.
His is a story of spreadsheet skill badassery, deep commitment to relationship, earning a reputation of showing up when it counts, and long-term, follow-through solidarity that lights my fire. An ESSAY about social movements, pro wrestling, and spreadsheet superstars.
When I really think about what we face, I feel outraged, exasperated and full of grief and rage. This year, I'm going to infuse my Memorial Day by remembering the people we've lost in the contemporary civil war for dignity, inclusion, and self-determination.
In which I explore topics like cybersecurity, GDPR, privacy and accountability ... juxtaposed with how and when to collect demographic data. *Content warning* for discussion of sexual violence, im/migration status, and racism.
In this edition of Dear Spreadsheet Whisperer, I offer 3 creative ideas for how to introduce spreadsheet fundamentals in the classroom. *Signal Boost* Black Lives Matter at School week of action is Feb 4-8 this year!
This post is about a labor of love. It's about administrative logistics, signup forms, and unglamorous data validation. It's behind the scenes, it's in the weeds, its everything most organizations WON'T tell you.
I believe that movement building and smart infrastructure go hand in hand. It's a travesty that in our efforts to re-tell stories about the civil rights movement, we don't share or even necessarily understand how the work actually got done. As we honor Dr. King, let's also honor the invisible labor that make movements thrive.
Frankly, I'm surprised that it's taken me this long to realize that I needed to blog with emojis, given that I use my Emoji keyboard in almost every text or slack message. But, here we are. Btw- WordPress (my blogging platform) isn't great in the emoji department, but I found a workaround. Bear with me. … Continue reading admin emoji
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!