How I used Conga Composer, Microsoft Word Mail Merge, and some elbow grease to conditionally show/hide tables (and why you might want to, too!)
What do my partner, date field formulas, and the Chicks have in common? Read this post to find out! Especially if you create time sheet systems to manage your workload!
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!
Puppies are organizing to convince the zoning board to protect their dog park! They need help from VLOOKUP and XLOOKUP to get the job done. Follow along as we learn the ins and outs of these powerful functions in Excel and Google Sheets!
Teachers, I am so humbled by your brilliance and I will keep fighting for a world that treats you with the dignity you deserve. Here's a tiny contribution toward making your day slightly more magical.
For the month of March, I'm challenging myself to write a weekly "Listicle" style article for the different communities and audiences that make up the TDAA readership. No matter how technical this blog veers, it is and always has been my way of writing love letters to social movement organizers. This is my core motivation for learning data/tech and for writing at all! So my first post is dedicated to you ❤
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!
A technical blogpost about learning Salesforce Flows turns into a sappy blogpost about friends and community. Who wouldda thunk it?
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.
What to do when you find data discrepancies?! I kinda felt like I did 6 loads of laundry, came out with socks I didn't even know I had, and then figured out how to match them up. Also, Spongebob, Rubix Cubes, and pivot tables.