I have a strong interest in big data, analytics and dashboarding.
Therefore I started digging into how data gets into Kibana, as previously this had been done for me, and I was simply searching, analysing and visualising the data.
The more I dug, the more I realised I did not know.
Writing as I go
As per my previous blog post, I started writing a book along my journey. This helped me to help me learn and understand my weak areas.
The book is now called:
An interactive reading experience for data fans!
My Journey to Visualise Eurovision winners using Kibana dashboards
Follow along to go from no data… to wow, Kibana!
My book about Kibana is now 80% complete. Which in the software world, means good enough and ready for release into the world, right?
The early versions of this book were over complicated and inaccurate, so I removed both confusing and incorrect information. If you downloaded an earlier version, please delete it and grab a new copy.
I completely updated the book to take a beginner from no data to wow, Kibana!
The title now shows Level: Beginner, and the book is much easier to read and follow along. That is the hope at least!
All feedback welcome.
An Elastic Certified Engineer
Since starting the book, I attended the Elasticsearch Engineer I and II classes, which I highly recommend. I am also now a very proud Elastic Certified Engineer.
I studied a lot to become #ElasticCertified. I also was highly motivated to step into the world of big data and analytics, and I figured picking one tool, Elasticsearch, and focusing on it, would be the fastest and easiest way forward. It was not easy though, just easier than not following their curriculum and documentation, in my opinion.
Writing the book really helped me towards my goal of learning about big data, analytics and dashboarding. It highlighted the many gaps in my understanding, and pushed me to learn and improve.
Thank you to the good people of elastic.co, and the many encouraging co workers, friends and even total strangers along the way!