Do good databases save precious time? Let's see what 19th century British economists (and me) have to say about that! (Spoiler alert: the answer is no)
Follow along with my first forays into Snowfakery! Warning: Code! Command Line! Im-pasta Syndrome!
Learning a bunch of new skills and platforms leads me to reflect on the Zen Buddhist practice of Beginner's Mind. Plus, 6 new tools I'm learning.
This Joni Mitchell + Brandi Carlisle + Zadie Smith + plastic suitcases full of beads + cloud-anatomy + data lovin' babe is living her best life, moving data between sandboxes and more! Cheers to THAT!
What's the best way to use a database for distributed organizing? Can Salesforce even do this? Plus, beautiful, custom watercolor illustrations from the one and only Katie Blanchard.
What do nudity, surveys, and spreadsheets have in common? Read more to find out! ps... Eureka!
Introducing two facilitation techniques for helping a group tackle difficult database questions, plus some personal reflection about how I'm showing up as a leader and co-conspirator.
Five Trauma-Informed Care principles applied to our work as database managers... and a whole lotta opinions about what that means for our sector. Please engage with your ideas in the comments!
Solving database problems is kind of like cooking without a recipe! In this post ... how to send donation notifications (plus installment info from recurring donations) plus a cute koala meme!
Facing a perfect storm of issues leading to dashboard problems, I used the "5 why" and "Positive Changemaker Mindsets" approach to solve the problem (and you can too!)