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This is a Microsoft cloud user group focused on technologies for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. We will cover a range of topics; mobile development and mobile platform, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. This is a user group with a deliberately broad charter and scope – as it should match the breadth and scope of the challenges and opportunities to be found in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

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10/12-13/2017 - Azure DataFest: Azure Advanced Analytics and Big Data Conference

Hello Everyone! We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the "Azure DataFest: Microsoft Azure Advance Analytics and Big Data Conference", a 2-day event to be held on Thursday and Friday, October 12-13, 2017, 9:00AM to 5:00 PM at the Microsoft Training Center at 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 300 Reston, Virginia 20190. This event is being sponsored by CloudCheckr, https://cloudcheckr.com , and Appliced Information Sciences, https://www.appliedis.com . Please note - this will be a paid conference, and we are charging a nominal registration fee of $50.00 up to the October 10th registration deadline. Hurry though, we only have 150 seats available for this great two day event, packed with nearly 30 advanced analytics and big data sessions. This will be a great event, and one you will not want to miss out on. Here is our event schedule (things could change slightly): Day 1, Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:00AM to 10:00AM - Introductions and Key Note, Tim McAliley, Brian Moran and Brian Charles 10:00AM - Jim Dugan - Insights from Projects on Data Science 11:00AM - Ashish Jaiman - Deep Learning with Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit 12:00PM - LUNCH -Lunch and Learn Session from CloudCheckr, https://cloudcheckr.com (https://cloudcheckr.com/) 1:15PM – 2:15PM Track 1 -Devin Jaiswal, Pavle Coric - Power BI from Personal to Premium Track 2 - Rehan Mirza - Azure Cognitive Services Track 3 - Joey D’Antoni - Building a Data Delivery Solution in the Cloud 2:30PM – 3:30PM Track 1 - Jim Dugan - Doing Something Amazing in Power Bi Track 2 - Jon Tupitza - Build a Recommendation Engine with Azure Machine Learning Studio Track 3 - Arief Bevan – Block Chain as a Service 3:45PM – 4:45PM Track 1 - Matt Morrell, Matt Williams - Hurricanes, Pizza, Floods, and Elections: How to use ArcGIS Maps for PowerBI to Tell YOUR Story Track 2 - Rehan Mirza - Azure Data Factory Track 3 - Bogdan Rosca - Enterprise Analytics Adoption through “Crowd sourcing". Powered by self-service on Azure Day 2, Friday, October 13, 2017 9:00AM to 10:00AM - Aleksey Savateyev, Microsoft Senior Program Manager, Azure Cosmos DB, - Overview of Azure Cosmos DB 10:15AM – 11:15AM Track 1 - Andy Roberts – BI Everywhere Track 2 - Lisa Jackson-Neblett – Intro to Azure Machine Learning Track 3 - Alex Zeltov - Intro to Big Data Analytics using Apache Spark in Azure 11:30 - LUNCH - Lunch and Learn Session with Adam Ormond and Yared Tsegaye, Applied Information Sciences, "Improving citizen mobility through Azure data services”. 12:45PM – 1:45PM Track 1 - Bryan Swan – No Data Is Safe from Power BI Track 2 - Vicky Fu - Deep Learning? Better Equipped With Data Science Virtual Machine Track 3 - Somnath Nandi - Custom Speech Service 2:00PM – 3:00PM Track 1 - Mehul Shah – Architecting Cloud Data Analytics Solutions Track 2 - Frank Lavigne - So You Want To Be A Data Scientist? Track 3 - Somnath Nandi – Azure Data Lake as a Service 3:15PM – 4:15PM Track 1 - Andy Roberts - A lap around the Microsoft Data Platform Track 2 - Faizan Khan - Make your apps cool again with Bots and Cognitive Services Track 3 - Chris Price - Building Real-Time Data Pipelines on HDInsight with Spark 2 4:15PM – Closing/Wrap up Check here for session details: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AmTIyoGGsHyxaj2j__vIq_0l-U8 This event is being run and coordinated by: Brian Moran - Database and Cloud Solutions Manager at DB Best Technologies, https://www.linkedin.com/in/briancmoran/ Tim McAliley - Microsoft Account Technology Strategist, https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothymcaliley/ Please help spread the word via twitter ( @azuredatafest #azuredatafest2017), LinkedIn, etc. Thank you for registering and we look forward to seeing you all at the event! If you have a question about the event, the way to ask is via discussion section the NOVASQL meetup page... http://www.meetup.com/novasql or email us at [masked]

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