Microsoft: Data Science
The Data Science hands-on lab explores the technologies available from Microsoft in the field of data science. We will do this through a series of hands-on labs and chalk talks. During the day you will also explore how these components can be combined to build and operationalize intelligent solutions.
The lab day will focus on technology and given the technical nature of this lab, the target audience are data scientists, data analysts with a technical focus as well as developers. There is no formal technical pre-requisite in knowledge of these topics, but experience with R/python as well as and data science or data mining concepts will help understanding the technologies and added value better.

The laboratory day is provided free of charge, but participants are required to bring a laptop with access to an Azure Subscription or Azure Resource Group with sufficient permissions  to provision and delete the Azure services as described below. It is preferred to use your organization's Azure subscription since not all services covered are guaranteed to work under a free trial subscription. This will also allow you to 'take away' the laboratory and further develop your skills upon completion of the lab.

The lab will cover the following Azure services/ technologies:
  • Azure Machine Learning Service
  • Azure Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM)
  • Azure Databricks
  • Microsoft Cognitive Services  
The preliminary agenda for the day
Time Session
08:30 - 09:00 Arrival and registration
09:00 - 09:30 Coffee, introductions and technical setup
09:30 - 10:00 Introduction presentation to the platform
10:00 - 11:30 Lab 1 - Introduction to Azure Machine Learning
11:30 - 12:30 Lab 2 - Operationalizing models with Azure Machine Learning
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 15:30 Lab 3 – ML on big data with Azure Databricks
15:30 - 16:30 Lab 4 – Interacting with Cognitive Services APIs
16:30 - 17:00 Wrap up, Q&A and feedback