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Escape from Spreadsheet Hell

The website for the workshop! TL;DR we’ll teach you how to create spreadsheets optimized for reuse by you and others. Your future self will thank you.

Welcome

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This guide is a companion to a workshop with the same name. Both are dedicated to teaching best practices related to spreadsheet usage. As a format spreadsheets are ubiquitous but not all spreadsheets are useful or useable. We'd like to change that.

About the name:

As originally pitched "spreadsheet hell" was described as a mindset or situation born of frustration with poorly formatted and organized spreadsheets. We've all been there: hours, days, even months have been spent working with spreadsheets trying to understand, correct, and use the data within them.

Escape Coordinators

Megan O'Donnell
mno@iastate.edu
Data Services Librarian
ENT, EEOB, NREM, and Environment.

Kris Stacy-Bates
kksb@iastate.edu
Science and Technology Librarian
ABE, CCEE, Math, and Stats