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Saving a non-profit six figures a year using Squarespace, Airtable and — Future Fluent
Using Squarespace, Airtable and Glitch to host a not for profit site. Never heard of Airtable before, looks like a neat option for data.
I swallowed hard.

I was looking at a four gigabyte website dump. There was no documentation. There was no version control. Just thousands of php files in dozens of directories, plus a sprawling MySQL database.

What had I gotten myself into?

The files I was looking at comprised the website for EveryoneOn, a non-profit that connects low-income families with affordable internet access. We’d been working together for a few years, since ConnectHome in the Obama era, when they approached me looking for leads on new technology providers. Their existing contract web developer cost as much as an entire senior salary, and they wanted more affordable options.

I offered them a sweetheart deal with one goal: get them to a point of self-sufficiency. There are perverse incentives for a contract IT provider—it makes sense to increase complexity, making the client more dependent, ensuring future billings. I wanted to break that cycle.

But as I looked at the innards of their site, I wondered if I was in over my head.
airtable  glitch  squarespace 
8 days ago by micktwomey
is . Plenty of functionality for free. well worth having a crack.
Airtable  awesome  from twitter
5 weeks ago by rhyndes
Firetable — firetable 0 documentation
Airtable is the best, but sometimes (nay, oftentimes) a web interface is not the best for a workflow. Airtable provides a handy and comprehensive API for downloading and uploading JSON data. Firetable is meant to bridge Airtable and the command line with: 1. git-esque command line tool that supports standard UNIX pipes’ and 2. a Python library for using the API directly.
airtable  python  airtableAPI 
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