I asked Data architect and Salesforce expert Cidar Mendizabal about the biggest challenges he faces on a regular basis. His answer was around data migration and the need for thoughtful decision making around what data should be migrated. He used the analogy of moving from a multi-bedroom house to a small studio apartment. I pulled that into […]
Oh, and sometimes the person eating the chips has a loud dog.
Today’s cartoon inspiration is NTEN and Google Fiber’s Digital Inclusion Fellowship. Because of the Internet, information is easier to access than ever. The web is where we go to get important questions answered, prepare homework assignments, apply to college, look for a job, or even help us care for loved ones. But with roughly 60 […]
If some tool looks promising, try it out. It’s easy, download then play. Just about everything offered on the web these days has a free trial. Maybe you’re not ready for a full test but download the trial anyway. If you need another round of testing later, email the company and they’ll likely extend your […]
Before you adopt a new piece of software, reject this statement: Switching to the alternative is no better than staying with the status quo. The status quo is how things are being done right now. Most evaluators I know don't have a software package they use for interactive visualization. So, for them, not creating interactive […]
If you have something that needs to get done sooner than later, you should probably use a tool that you already know. Something like D3 looks neat, but if there's deadline approaching and you've never written a line of code in your life then now is likely not the time to start. The thing we […]