You might have heard about Azure (https://azure.microsoft.com/nl-nl/), but have you actually tried to build prediction models on it? And did you know you can use R and Python on it? Jeroen ter Heerdt from Microsoft will introduce us to doing data science on the Azure platform, and you're invited to try it yourself and build a model. This first meetup will be hosted by Infi (https://infi.nl/)
18:00 - Doors open with food and drinks
18:30 - Welcome
18:35 - Main talk: Data Science on the Azure platform
19:00 - Workshop: Build your own model on the Azure platform
20:30 - Raffle & News
20:35 - Social!
Main talk: Data Science on the Azure Platform
Azure (Microsoft’s public cloud) is an open and extensible cloud computing platform. In this talk we will explore some options on doing Data Science on Azure, including the Cortana Intelligence Suite as well as open source options for running data science workloads.
Speaker: Jeroen ter Heerdt
Jeroen ter Heerdt is Technical Evangelist on Data and Advanced Analytics with Microsoft (https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/). He is passionate about "all things data"; whether it is about databases, data warehousing, BI, big data, data visualizations, self-service BI, Hadoop, real-time BI or anything even remotely related to data or insight. He strives to apply these concepts in his life as much as possible. Jeroen combines enthusiasm, vision and hands-on experience into fresh, entertaining and thought-provoking talks. His blog is http://www.dutchdatadude.com (http://www.dutchdatadude.com/) can be found on twitter at @jeroenterheerdt (https://twitter.com/jeroenterheerdt).
Workshop: Build your own model on the Azure platform
In this workshop you are invited to build your own model on the Azure platform. Please bring your own laptop. If you can't wait and already want to start building some models, you could start with a prediction model for annual income (http://www.md2c.nl/predict-annual-income/) or a human activity classifier (http://www.md2c.nl/how-to-build-a-human-activity-classifier-with-azure-machine-learning/).
How to get to the venue?
The Infi office is located on the 3rd floor at the Arthur van Schendelstraat[masked] MH Utrecht
The best way to travel to Infi is by public transport. It’s close to Vaartsche Rijn station and there are many busses passing by. There is paid parking on the street and there is a SwitchPark located near the venue.
More about Infi
Infi (https://infi.nl/) is a software development company based in Utrecht that builds custom software for companies with IT in their core. They love sharing the passion for developing cool stuff with groundbreaking technology.