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Virtual Teams #OEB19 preview: Leading Change through Open Conversational Digital Practice

How is the way we work and communicate changing as we work in ever-more-distributed ways? In this special #OEB19 post we give you a preview of the work we will share at the conference and the conversation we hope our session will prompt.

Google Apps Script Video Shoot - photo by Charles Maxson

My personal how/why/what of Google Apps Script

Recently I had the opportunity to be interviewed as part of a marketing video that is being pulled together by Google to promote Google Apps Script. This post has the notes I prepared for the video shoot

Creating your own scoop.it-esque content curation community in WordPress

Recently I’ve been experimenting with a content curation site for the Google Apps Script community (see Apps Script Pulse – Sharing Google Apps Script community content). In this post I want to share some of the things I learned setting this site up and resources I’ve created along the way. The practice of collecting resources […]

Virtual Teams: Strategy unpacked… how being a virtual team is changing our organisation

Welcome to this month’s post (cross-posted here) in which we, that is Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell), openly share our approach to leading a virtual team.  This time we talk about how much strategic progress we have made in the last few years and how being a virtual team has contributed to that. […]

Mail Merge

Repost: Sending bulk email (mail merge) using Gmail and Google Sheets

Simplify the process of producing visually rich mail merges using Gmail and combining it with data from Google Sheets. With this solution you can automatically populate an email template created as a Gmail draft with data from Google Sheets. Merged emails are sent from your Gmail account allowing you to respond to recipient replies.

Apps Script Pulse Homepage

Apps Script Pulse – Sharing Google Apps Script community content

Apps Script Pulse is a new space to keep up-to-date with the latest contributions from the Google Apps Script community. Pulse is designed to compliment other community spaces – with the Apps Script Stack Overflow site supporting Q&A, the Apps Script Google Group providing a discussion space and the new G Suite Solutions Gallery providing […]

Mail Merge

Google Apps Script Patterns: Celebrating 10 years by revisiting mail merge/bulk emailing

TL;DR A new solution for creating and distribute visually rich bulk emails with Gmail and Google Sheets. On 19 August 2019 Google Apps Script celebrated 10 years of general access. Apps Script has come a long way in the 10 years as you can see from the announcement blog post and launch video also embedded […]

CMALT

On becoming a Certified Member of ALT #CMALT

After many years of procrastination and several long haul flights was successful in completing my CMALT Accreditation. For those that don’t know the ‘CMALT Accreditation Framework provides pathways to peer-assessed accreditation for Learning Technology professionals in the UK and internationally’ and is administered by the Association for Learning Technology. Gaining CMALT has been on my […]

Virtual Teams: The perfect blend? Bringing the skills of distributed teams to face-to-face events (special podcast edition)

Welcome to this month’s post (cross-posted here) in which we, that is Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell), openly share our approach to leading a virtual team.  This time we talk about how we as a digitally and geographically distributed team connect face to face and why we think a blended approach is important.  […]

Virtual Teams: Creativity Hacks for Virtual Teams (and why we maybe do like emoji after all)

Hello and welcome to this month’s post on leading a virtual team. In this post (cross-posted here) the two of us, that is Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell), continue our series of openly sharing our approach to leadership.  If you are new here, you can catch up on earlier posts and podcasts or […]

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