The goal of this Azure user group is to provide a community-based organization to build our collective knowledge of the benefits of Azure and also provide networking opportunities with like-minded individuals and organizations. All are invited to attend: end user companies, MSP's, staffing agencies, or anyone else that would like to learn more about Microsoft Azure and the cloud.
Instead of just having sessions on technical deep dives, we will have a strong focus on successful case studies, so you will not only learn about the technical aspects of Azure but you will also learn how local companies are leveraging Azure for competitive advantage.
I am always looking for companies willing to host, present or sponsor a future group meetup. If your company would like to showcase what you have accomplished with Azure, we want to learn from your experiences. If you are an MSP and would like to showcase a local success story, that is very much welcome as well. If are you interested, please reach out to me at email@example.com.
In this months' Azure User Group we will explore Microsoft's cloud based offering for big data and analytics, Azure Databricks. We will utilize the Spark-based analytics platform to walk through the data mining process; feature selection, model fit/creation, and we will utilize the model to predict the outcome of a target variable. All this will be done in Databricks notebooks' utilizing a combination of Python, Scala, and spark libraries.
About the speaker:
Jed Harbach is an Azure Architect with over 20 years of experience delivering quality software solutions in various industries. Jed is the founder and CEO of Triple H Consulting Incorporated, a boutique cloud consultancy which has been engaged by Cap Gemini, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, and others to assist in the adoption of cloud. Jed is passionate about technology and serving his clients. At home Jed is a father of two nine year olds and is currently studying the topic of human performance.