We are in a period of reflection and atonement in the Jewish ritual calendar, so here is an Al Chet (collective confession) for the sins we, as database administrators, have committed. Add your own in the comments!
Reflecting on what database managing and farming have to do with each other. Come for the puns, stay for the data tips!
How to filter a list based on another list, featuring one of my favorite data tools... the VLOOKUP! Plus, some examples for how this tool can be used for political organizing, and the "pull rabbit out of the hat" meme makes another appearance.
5 concrete ways to unravel Impostor Syndrome (praise the planning crew for the Salesforce.Org Open Source Community Sprints!), plus some cute cartoons.
Update about projects I'm working on at the Salesforce.org Open Source Community Sprint in Denver, including "campaign hierarchies" (and why they matter to changemakers) and a nascent project around salary transparency. Plus, thank you to my readers for all of your recent support!
Address management can have as many pitfalls as Philadelphia streets have potholes! In this post, I explore best practices for keeping track of addresses, thanks to many of YOU! for writing in with questions to Dear Spreadsheet Whisperer.
Join me in calling on Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff to cut the contract with US Customs and Border Protection! In this post... justice initiatives that revolve around Salesforce. Hence, #salesfierce - my take on justice and equity in the Salesforce landscape.
Uh-oh! A last minute data problem before a big presentation leads to attacking a problem from two directions, like Lady and the Tramp sharing a noodle. Also, three cheers for data changemakers who take risks by creating solutions, even if things could go terribly wrong!
Part 1 in a mini-series exploring the great, big world of “de-duping” - or, making sure that you don’t repeat the same information twice in a spreadsheet or database. This post includes "instant-gratification" links to tried and true de-duping resources.
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!