I am more likely to use the "phone a friend" or "talk it out" or "start over" method than to truly walk away. But if I let experience be my teacher, I know that taking space from the problem is probably the most effective tool in overcoming stuckness.
Scripting in Google Sheets and coding in JSON (sort of) lead to a reflection on searching for beauty in spreadsheets, databases, and systems in general. Plus, Bread and Puppet pics from the archive!
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)
Census, rabbinic commentary, and some thought pieces from friends! Come for a hot take on data and stay for Torah commentary!
When we are faced with tough tech decisions, how can our ethics illuminate our path? Or, how I got less judgy and more juicy in my quest for justice.
Ella Baker, brilliant organizer and relationship builder, must have kept a list of names and addresses - but exactly where and how are still a mystery. Musings on this and much more about Ella Baker's legacy (including some primary source documents!).
Sprint leaders took me under their wings, listened to my ideas, designed compelling tech solutions, and built a community of nonprofit tech contributors that has been personally and professionally transformative. In this post, 8 lessons that I've learned from 4 years of sprinting!
Reflection on my 8th Salesforce.org Open Source Community Sprint! Update on the Data Generation Toolkit community project! What access, support, and enablement mean to me! Plus, some puns.
Does technology like e-signature cost us time or save us time? Also, how do you go about implementing something like e-signature? Plus, puns!
5 lessons from Dr. King and his entourage on movement building through problem solving and behind-the-scenes system crafting.