How Small Events Can Make Sense Only in Hindsight

It can take years for the dots to connect.

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Man with glasses standing on rooftop looking sideways.
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Thinking like a coder

Years ago I thought I wanted to become a professional coder. I had a serious go at it, until I decided that it wasn’t for me.

The spreadsheet consultant lady

During an early internship, I was assigned the collection of short, informative texts that would be compiled into a print booklet. This booklet was to be handed out to all participants at a large, international event. I liked this project. The goal was very clear: get people to send over their stories, and do so in time for production. Although it might sound easy, it was quite a challenge to get it done in time.

One value per cell, whether this is a number, a string, a formula. Just like on input forms.

This all has to do with more easily filing or modifying the information afterwards.

Learning Google Sheets & Scripts

The majority of my Google Sheets skills were acquired at a former job.

Connecting the dots, later

This clicked today. These dots connected years after the moment I was pouting like a spoiled child who just got told to share her toy and didn’t want to.

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Writing my way to progress. Topics: personal growth, life lessons, tooling & (failed) ventures.

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