Blogging and Personal Branding

As I am learning Cosmos DB and writing blog posts about it at the same time, future topics flood in for my future blogs, like “Data Bricks in 7 days”, “Maximize free 7 day training trial by Pragmatic Works”, “Learning Machine Learning in 7 days”, “R and Power BI Series” and so on. While my ideas are going more quickly than my time can let me work on, I want to encourage you to start establish your personal brand by blogging. I find that blogging is more rewarding than I expected. Continue reading “Blogging and Personal Branding”

Learning Azure Cosmos DB in 7 days (4 – 7)

A few weeks ago, SpaceX’s rocket launch made into headlines. I am wandering, when Elon Musk first thought about learning about rocket, what goals were in his mind. If what he had had in his mind were like “Let me see whether we can use this technology to light up backyard BBQ burner from 10 yard away”, He would had missed the glorious moment of Falcon 9.

At the end of my third day, with a little knowledge of what Cosmos DB is, and how to add and query data from Azure portal and web app, I am asking myself these following questions: What I want to learn about next? Are they right goals? Can I achieve them? Am I getting myself closer to outer space or my backyard BBQ oven?

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Learn Azure Cosmos DB in 7 days (3)

The more Cosmos DB documentation I read, the more excited I get. I feel like I am inside of  a huge amusement park. There are lots of things I can play and want to play (like import and query data). There are also things that I don’t have ability to play yet, like MongoDB and Graph API. After I read this page, I even have a park-hop ticket in hand, like hopping into Azure web app development.  Continue reading “Learn Azure Cosmos DB in 7 days (3)”

Learn Azure Cosmos DB in 7 days (1)

Why Cosmos DB?

Yesterday, I went to “Beer and BI Social Event” organized by Charlotte BI Group. After one lady from Microsoft knew that I was searching for a job, she happily asked “do you know Cosmos DB”? “Oh, no?! “, I though, “I just proved myself in SQL Server with certificate and now nobody cares about SQL Server anymore?! ” She was very kind and encouraging after I explained my “achievement”. But, I decided to find out more about Cosmos DB, to show my can-do attitude, and as always, for fun.

Why in 7 days?

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Some Topics that I am interested recently

As I learn, I feel two strong different interests drawing me.

First, I am interested in learning BIml. BIml brings the automation and the separation of objects and algorithm into ETL part of business intelligence.

Second, I am interested in deepening my skills in data visualization. I especially like this book, Storytelling with Data by  Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic. 

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