# Tinderbox Meetup April 15, 2023 Video: Big History, Parsing Text, and Creating Dynamic Tables

Tinderbox Meetup April 15, 2023 Video: Big History, Parsing Text, and Creating Dynamic Tables

Level Intermediate
Published Date 4/9/23
Type Meetup
Tags 5Cs, 5Cs Learning and Knowledge Management, Abstraction Thinking, Action Code, At Operator, Atomic Notes, Conditional, Event, Export Code, HTML Table, Identity, Mobile Ecosystem Forum, Organizational Identity, Personal Data, Range Operator, Variables, WONDRIUM
Video Length 01:39:01
Video URL Tinderbox Meetup April 15, 2023 Video: Big History, Parsing Text, and Creating Dynamic Tables - YouTube
TBX Version 9.5
Instructor Michael Becker

In this Tinderbox lesson, we methodically walked through the writing of action code in a stamp and creating a template.

Tools for knowledge work

Prior to starting the recording, Dennis shared some of the knowledge management tools: The Brain, Evernote, and mind mapping tools. He is working on “Big History”, mapping the world from the Big Bang. # David Christian is one of the leading scholars in this field. Christian offers a course on WONDRIUM [Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity}(How Humans Evolved - From the Big Bang to Human Evolution | Wondrium).

Parsing text with action code

Phillip Lloyd is working on parsing German words, in this example, German nouns. In this session, we methodically step through the process of a stamp to parse a note $Name and separate the note name into individual attributes. We use variables, conditionals, .split and .at operators to accomplish this. We also discuss strategies for working through a problem, i.e., start with your outcomes, think about the patterns represented in your data, consider how much you can automate and what you can reasonably leave for manual triage, and then methodically step through the process of writing and testing your action code.

Creating a dynamic table using a template, variables, and the number range operator

Becker explains creating a dynamic table from two list lists using a number range operator, note IDs, and list position selections. In this example, Becker is pulling lists from the morning and afternoon sessions of an event he is programming, MEF CONNECTS ID & AUTH: The Dawn of Personal Data & Organizational Identity. This will be an in-person and streamed event. If you’re interested in the future of identity and personal data and their evolution in the future, you should register (registration is free).

At the end of the template development processes, we discussed the power of Tinderbox and what Becker refers to as the 5Cs of Learning and Knowledge management. The essence of the 5Cs is mastering the separation of your content from design (structure and appearance).


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