Category Archives: Software Development

Mexico, Leadership and Female Coders

Every now and then I notice that I forget to blog – life gets busy, work projects take higher priority, kids activities become all encompassing, and suddenly I realize its been a few months since I last blogged – I … Continue reading

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Moving in order to stay in place (ie. Continued Learning)

In our field of software development, I am constantly reminded of one immutable fact – the pace of change is still continuing to accelerate.  Whereas a person could become a software development guru back in the early 80s when I … Continue reading

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Change

Years ago I came across an old German saying which translates to “the heat of change attracts demons” – it sounds much more imposing in German – “hitze des wandels zieht dämonen”.   This saying (and I love quotes and sayings) … Continue reading

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Me, Data, and a conference hall full of people

This year I was asked to present at our company’s semi-annual User Meeting – normally a chance for our very capable Support staff to show off new software features, best practices – but this year, 2 of us software developers … Continue reading

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From the bookshelf (part 4)

It’s April and once again I went a whole month without blogging – not intentionally but lately work, extra tennis practice sessions with my son (who is out for Junior Varsity Tennis), and preparation for a new presentation this year … Continue reading

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Office 2013 & PowerPivot Issues

Had some issues reported to me the other day regarding some PowerPivot dashboards running in Office 2013 that had originally been created in Office 2010 – I am not running Office 2013 yet but obviously I am going to have … Continue reading

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More PowerPivot & Excel bugs & quirks

Some more PowerPivot oddities to share tonight based on issues I had encountered while building dashboards. For returning readers, you may remember how not long ago I was plagued by a PowerPivot Slicer issue where the PowerPivot Field list would … Continue reading

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