Notes from Microsoft Machine Learning and Data Science Summit - Day 2

Microsoft Machine Learning and Data Science Summit promised to connect Big Data engineers, Data Scientists, Machine Learning practitioners and managers to share best practices, to Dive deep & learn, and to facilitate Think big & execute fast ideas. In my experience, the summit met majority of its goals and it was a great start. Microsoft has graciously made majority...

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Irvine Dev Meetup - From Story to Document: Modeling Common Business Problems with MongoDB

Nuri Halperin, pluralsight author and speaker recently spoke to Irvine Programming Meetup, one of the groups I organize with Matthew Mousseau on the topic of From Story to Document: Modeling Common Business Problems with MongoDB. Following is the recording from his talk. . Abstract: When designing a solution leveraging MongoDB, the entities and business requirements need to be evaluated...

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Back2Basics - Windows Services in Powershell & TopShelf

When designing systems, distributed or otherwise, engineers create applications which can be roughly classified into two major categories: (a) Long running, background processes which require multiple steps / dependencies / workflow items to complete and (b) (mostly) interactive shorter duration programs. In Microsoft application landscape, the earlier category of daemon / majordomo style apps are best served...

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Data Science Hackathon

Online Data Science Hackathon - Apache Spark Maker Build This is a Global On-line Hackathon that Begins May 23, 2016 and Ends August 3, 2016.  Submissions Due August 3rd By 5:00 Pm Est. Build an Apache Spark application to address a real business problem or core concern related to customer care, marketing, risk management or...

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Irvine .NET Meetup - From Story to Document: Modeling Common Business Problems with MongoDB

As co-organizer of Irvine.NET Meetup, I'd invite you to our next meetup. Today Wed 5/18, Nuri Halperin will be presenting at Irvine Developers Group, an exclusive preview of his MongoDB World '16 Talk "From Story to Document: Modeling Common Business Problems with MongoDB". RSVP Abstract: When designing a solution leveraging MongoDB, the entities and business requirements...

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Exploring Spark with Data Science Work bench

Apache Spark is a general purpose cluster computing platform which extends map-reduce to support multiple computation types including but not limited to stream processing and interactive queries. Last week IBM's Moktar Kandil presented at the Tampa Hadoop and Tampa Data Science Group Joint meetup on the topic of exploring Apache Spark. Apache Spark for Azure HD-Insight Following are...

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State of Facial Recognition (Azure Face API et al) & Sentiment Analysis

Sam just wrote a precis on Why Facial Recognition Is the Next Big Thing in Marketing which outlines how brands are / can use the facial recognition to increase engagement, and therefore sales. From a machine learning and data science perspective, building algorithms which understand what one's face is really saying i.e. performing emotion analysis to find insight into purchasing patterns...

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