honoring dr. king

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.

oops baby

You’ve heard of oops babies, right? This post is about being an oops database manager – in the field, we call them, “accidental admins.” It’s a story about how I made this my career (as early in my career as I am, I really love what I do!) and the values that guide my work.

(re)portable

Imagine your data are stored in a database. When should you save a new report versus modifying a template? How should I tackle a reporting strategy? What kind of winter coat should I buy? These questions are all raised, and maybe answered!