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Please help my find a good tech tool example to use in my job interview

Hi! I have an interview a [Social Network] tomorrow and I anticipate a question about implementing a management system for organizing and coordinating different information from different sources. As a non-technical person, I'd love some ideas for tools/software that I could use as examples. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jan 3, 2017 - 4 answers

Databases and reporting, the non-technical person's guide

I'm looking for suggestions for databases and reporting tools that can deal with relatively small amounts of data, don't cost loads of money, and don't require super technical expertise. Details beyond. [more inside]
posted by theseldomseenkid on Jul 8, 2015 - 5 answers

Darwin Core metadata standards... GO!

I will soon be using a database that uses Darwin Core metadata standards. Ask Mefi, please explain to me, an educated layperson, everything you know about Darwin Core, specifically... [more inside]
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace on Dec 2, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me get a Microsoft DB certification

I want to get a Microsoft Database certification so I can become a database developer (I know some basic SQL using Postgres but I'd like to know more and get a certification). What's the best way to do this using a book instead of taking a class? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jul 15, 2014 - 3 answers

Concrete steps from academic economics into data science/management

I would like a job that allows me to write programs or scripts for data processing/analysis. I am trying to understand what a move from academic economics to data-science/management would involve for me in terms of specific steps and goals. What would I need to learn, and what should I prioritise learning? Should I study at home or take a course? When (i.e. after how much or what sort of study/self-study etc) should one think about actually applying for those sorts of jobs? [more inside]
posted by mister_kaupungister on Apr 4, 2014 - 7 answers

Best Practices for Database Interfaces on the Web?

I'm in the earliest possible stages of building a web interface that will make it easy to display, graph, download, summarize, and interact with a wide variety of data. If you use scientific data from the internet, what are some of the websites you've encountered that make using data the easiest, most intuitive, and give you the best control? Also, what are some must-have features for you, and some of the best and worst design decisions the site builders have made? [more inside]
posted by ropeladder on Dec 21, 2013 - 4 answers

Extracting Data from SEC's EDGAR system: How (w/o XBRL)

Trying to run some value-investing analyses, and running into a huge roadblock. I want to extract SEC filings (via the EDGAR database) on a daily basis and have the data inserted into a MySQL database. I'm basically looking at forms 10-Q, 10-k, DEF-14a, and forms 3, 4, and 5. After the initial set-up, I'd only need to d/l forms that have changed (via change of timestamp, I'm assuming). [more inside]
posted by NYC-BB on Jun 4, 2013 - 6 answers

Seeking recommendations for records management database stuff

I'm about to start a new job (!) as a records manager with a mid-sized company specializing in law and engineering. My background in is academic libraries, not IT, and I would like to run my half-baked ideas past you all before plunging into the abyss. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on May 27, 2013 - 9 answers

How to beef up on basic Python/Java and get the skinny on databases?

I'm interested in taking this Coursera course on data science but the description states that "You will need basic programming experience with Java or Python, and some familiarity with databases." I do not have this. How could I get it, preferably online? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Mar 5, 2013 - 14 answers

Blind me with science.

Help me discover recent 'Best Seller' scientific journal articles to read in 2013. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Dec 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Access Concatenation Crazy!

In Access 2010 I've come across a need to concatenate fields from one column in one table into a single, comma delmited value in another field in the same table (or in another table if I absolutely must). [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Jul 25, 2012 - 13 answers

Free MySQL hosting for a college course?

I'll be teaching a class on "dynamic websites" to some designers. What's the best (and free) way to get them playing around with MySQL? [more inside]
posted by jragon on Jun 10, 2012 - 7 answers

best way to migrate back into database work

I'm thinking of getting back into IT. What would you as a hiring manager want to see on my resume that might counterbalance the time I've spent out of IT? What would be the best way to approach this? [more inside]
posted by parrot_person on Jun 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Nutrition information databases?

Nutrition databases for processed food products? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for resources about growing and managing an association's database

As of Monday I'll be new to the field of Association Management. Can you share with me your favorite resources and best practices (I hate that phrase but it's the best I can come up with) on how to grow and wrangle a membership database? [more inside]
posted by ladygypsy on Jan 17, 2012 - 1 answer

How do I create my own Wikipedia?

I'm volunteering at the Whistler Museum, it's just a little municipal museum, and our archives haven't been digitized yet. If it was possible to turn them into a Wikipedia-style database. Example inside. [more inside]
posted by Pseudology on Dec 25, 2011 - 7 answers

What's the best CMS for this project on banned books

What's the best CMS for this project? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Sep 12, 2011 - 12 answers

Geo Database

Where I can find free United States geographic databases? I need a database with relationships between all zipcodes, areacode,cities,states,counties,neighborhoods, all with coordinates and detailed information if possible. How up to date does not matter, and I am looking for something free.
posted by digdan on Sep 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Seeking advice on flickr maintenance and interface.

Seeking advice on good tools for automating the maintenance of a professional flickr site, and ways to make an interface to it. [more inside]
posted by mortaddams on Jul 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Please help me research consumer demographics.

I'm looking to research consumer demographics for a couple of specific businesses. For instance, Who goes to Disney World or Cirque du Soleil (age, race, income, city/state of origin, etc.)? I realize this is pretty basic stuff, but it is not anything I've done before and I'm coming up empty. [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Jun 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Best certifications and online courses for a new database administrator?

Best certifications and online courses for a new database administrator? [more inside]
posted by anonnymoose on Feb 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Can you make my brain my screenshot?

I'm diagramming the history of visual arts in my city. I need a "database" -- I use the term loosely -- to help me keep the connections straight. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by fritillary on Feb 18, 2011 - 9 answers

OpenSourceMusicGeekProjectFilter question

I need some advice on how to build a database-driven site around an archive of ephemera (mostly flyers). Essentially, I want to build an online archive of scanned rave flyers from the Toronto-London-Detroit rave scenes (plus some Midwest US flyers). Here's what I have: [more inside]
posted by LMGM on Feb 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Seeking ANG Newspaper Group fulltext archives

I want to get the full text of several articles I wrote that were published in Bay Area newspapers between 2005 and 2007. What periodicals database should I be hitting? Preferred sources: free or accessible via New York Public Library. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Jan 11, 2011 - 9 answers

How to delet things from google post death

How to delete things from google post death? [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Sep 17, 2010 - 15 answers

How do I NoSQL?

My bread and butter is and always has been data stored in relational databases. I keep seeing a lot of material on key-value storage (also known as the NoSQL movement) but haven't had as much success finding resources on how to move from relational to non-relational. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jul 10, 2010 - 10 answers

The (Facet-Searchable) Paperless Office?

Are there any commercial products intended to (or could be set up to) mine content from unstructured office documents (think: memos, presentations) and populate fields in a database for faceted search, or is this still the domain of research? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jun 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Using Filemaker for a Not-So-Pro

My dad has inherited an old Filemaker Pro 7 (Mac) database. He needs to access and update the data... from his Windows machine, without Filemaker. Help! [more inside]
posted by nkknkk on May 19, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me create a bad-ass program for managing TB data

I'd like to take on a somewhat substantial software project that should a) be open-source and b) not suck. Suggestions on how to code for others requested. [more inside]
posted by McBearclaw on Feb 21, 2010 - 14 answers

AdoDB Gurus: Relate me!

ADODB Gurus: Many to many relation, how can I simulate this using AdoDB for PHP? [more inside]
posted by gaby on Feb 11, 2010 - 5 answers

MySQL and PHP suggestions for beginner?

I am looking for suggestions for inexpensive online or real life courses, books, or web sites that will help a friend learn MySQL and PHP. [more inside]
posted by parrot_person on Jan 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Learning databases through selecting stars

Help me find a tool which helps you learn how to use databases through selecting stars. [more inside]
posted by StephenF on Jan 6, 2010 - 4 answers

Insert data into several tables via form (MS Access)?

I'm working on an Access database that collects various metrics and numbers weekly. I've used week numbers as the primary key in each table since that's the only thing that can reliably group them together. If I were to build a form to input data into more than one table at once, is there a way to enter the week number only once on the form, but have it insert the number into multiple tables? Or am I doing this wrong altogether? [more inside]
posted by speeb on Jan 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Automated mapping software

I need an app that would allow many users to input a few bits of data - name and zip code, for instance - and then would map the results of all the individual inputs onto a map. [more inside]
posted by nushustu on Dec 14, 2009 - 2 answers

The meaning of "In the gooey"

What does the phrase "in the gooey" mean? [more inside]
posted by ergibson on Oct 21, 2009 - 28 answers

Retail barcodes for tracking my shopping at home.

How do I get access to UK retail barcodes? I would like to build an application for scanning my shopping at home. [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on Jun 28, 2009 - 4 answers

How will getting treated for bipolar affect my job?

What are the repercussions of seeking treatment for bipolar disorder on my employability? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2009 - 10 answers

CMS game backend?

Can I modify an existing CMS to serve as the backend for a browser game? [more inside]
posted by twins named Lugubrious and Salubrious on Apr 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me find some numbers.

I'm interested in doing data-based mashups. What are some really cool, deep sources of publicly available data? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Apr 23, 2009 - 17 answers

Can I specify the order in an ORDER BY clause in a SQL Statement?

Can I specify the order in an ORDER BY clause in a SQL Statement? If not then what is the best way of doing the following query? [more inside]
posted by xetere on Feb 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Function databases?

I listened in on an engineering design lecture a few days ago, and was fascinated to find out that there are apparently databases out there that contain all the different ways some common functions can be accomplished - for example, getting liquid out of a cup. What are these databases called and where can I find them?
posted by archagon on Jan 29, 2009 - 7 answers

How to get Filemaker and HomeBase databases on the web?

How do I build a website to catalog historic documents, photographs, autographs, books and magazines out of FileMaker and AbeBooks.com HomeBase databases? [more inside]
posted by nessahead on Oct 28, 2008 - 1 answer

MySQL joins

I have a problem joining three tables in MYSQL. [more inside]
posted by dydecker on Aug 21, 2008 - 19 answers

CSV Help!

I need to save an Excel csv file of numbers with leading zeroes (e.g., 00987654). [more inside]
posted by archimago on Aug 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Distillation - VLE Database?

Separation filter: Where do you get your VLE diagrams, or the boiling point data used to make them? Bonus points if you have a link that will walk me through sizing (trays, diameter, height...) of a distillation column. [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Jul 7, 2008 - 1 answer

How can I import a 46GB database into MSSQL without ending up with a 46GB transaction log?

I need to import a database into MS SQL but I do not want to end up with a transaction log as large as the database. What's the best way to do the import? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on May 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Book catalogue with web OPAC?

Can anyone recommend a simple open source library management system / book database which offers a searchable web front-end / OPAC and which accepts imported data without MARC records (ie CSV or tab-delimited)? [more inside]
posted by Webbreader on May 27, 2008 - 2 answers

Synchronize databases....3...2...1... NOW!

What's the best way to keep data one way synchronized between an internal Mircosoft SQL Server database and a web facing mySQL database? [more inside]
posted by advicepig on Apr 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Replication in MySQL 5.0

Does anyone know of a quick and clear guide to set up my MySQL Replication in MySQL 5.0? [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Mar 6, 2008 - 2 answers

Database jobs other that D.B.A.

Other than being Database Admin, what other kinds of database jobs are there? Looking to leave tech support and maybe server administration [more inside]
posted by badger11 on Mar 2, 2008 - 8 answers

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