A tutorial

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In this tutorial, we are going to use Azure Blobs to Power BI Service. Power BI Service allows you to view, edit, and share Power BI Dashboards easily online.

  • Azure Storage
  • Power BI Desktop
  • Power BI Service

Step 1: Upload your files to Azure

It’s been hard, man

Brooklyn Bridge from the commuter ferry, taken at sunset by the author on 3/30/21

Two weeks ago, I ordered Pad See Ew. It had been a hard day, a long day, an anxious day. I had spent too much time alone and then a terrifying ten minutes inside a small, badly ventilated office with unmasked people in an effort to print a single pdf document. So naturally, on my way home I ordered comfort food.

Part 3 of a New Graduate’s Guide to Becoming a Data/Business Analyst


Using LinkedIn — How to make your profile
Post on LinkedIn, a lot.
Use your alumni network
Informational interviews and how to do them effectively

Use LinkedIn

This is one of the pieces of advice that any half-decent article about finding a job includes, but I cannot emphasize it enough: Use LinkedIn.

  • I did not…

Part 2 of a New Graduate’s Guide to Becoming a Data/Business Analyst





You’ve probably heard a lot about the importance of projects.

Unemployment is hard. Use time management to help you through it.

  • Time Management — How to Keep Your Sanity During Your Job Search
  • Make a daily schedule
  • Make sure there’s at least of each of these things in your schedule
  • Have something else going on — preferably multiple things
  • Set small goals
  • Take care of yourself
  • Give yourself a break

Make a daily schedule

Part 4 of a New Graduate’s Guide to Becoming a Data/Business Analyst

If you’re a minority in the tech field of any kind, use your identity to find professional groups.

Are you a woman? Gay? What about Black? Okay, well maybe, Asian? Do you live in a city or near one? (Seriously. Any city…

Part 1 of A New Graduate’s Guide to Becoming a Data/Business Analyst


What degree should I have?
What experience should I have?
Skills (to be continued in the next post)


This is the first blog in a series titled “A New Graduate’s Guide to Becoming a Data/Business Analyst”.

Mercer Island in the fall, from the Mercer Island Reporter

It’s strange to walk the grounds of my old high school this fall. In the past, visits had been brief glimpses of the past moving stubbornly forward. Different faces, same faces, all housed together in a building I used to know. Did I really look that young? Is that a saxophone in my old locker?

How differential privacy can protect your data, and help you comply with government regulations

Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels

What is Differential Privacy?

Differential privacy is a data anonymization technique that’s used by major technology companies such as Apple and Google. The goal of differential privacy is simple: allow data analysts to build accurate models without sacrificing the privacy of the individual data points.

Here’s why.

I began coding my website on a whim sometime in August. It’ll be fun, I thought. I had seen a few data science blogs built with R using blogdown, and it looked pretty simple to do. Before I knew it, I was learning how to use Hugo, a static website generator.

Eliana Grosof

I write about computers (shout out to my CS degree!) and also about having emotions as a twenty-something. Professional me: elianagrosof.com. DM @elianasquared.

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