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New Online Data Summit Coming Fall 2019

A new online conference focused on cloud data technologies is coming this fall. It is not just a conference or webinar, it will be an interactive online platform. The focus of the event is data in the cloud (migrating, storing and machine learning). You can pre-register for the conference now.

Some of the topics from the summit include:

  • Data Science
  • IoT
  • Streaming Data
  • AI
  • Data Visualization

Here is an excerpt from the website:

The public cloud has drastically changed systems design, enabled microservices, and lowered the barrier to entry for big data & analytics.

Learn from companies which have migrated data platforms from on-premise to the cloud. See how they were redesigned to take advantage of endless storage and compute power.

Immerse yourself with the platforms which make modern Data Science and Machine Learning possible. Join your peers to see how their data platforms knocked down the old barriers and transformed how they work

What: Cloud Data Summit
Where: Online (a new conference platform)
When: October 16-17, 2019
How to pre-register: Register Online

I hope to see you there.

Microsoft Launches Data Science Certifications

Read to the end to learn more about a new study group I will be launching.

In Late January 2019, Microsoft launched 3 new certifications aimed at Data Scientists/Engineers. For a while, Microsoft has been toying with different methods for training and credentials. They launched the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science back in 2017. While it provides great content, it did not result in either a college diploma or an official Microsoft certification. Now Microsoft is in the process of restructing certifications to be more role-focused. Here are details about the 3 certification of interest to data scientists and data engineers.

1. Azure Data Scientist Associate

Exams Required:

For more details and to register, go to the Azure Data Scientist Associate page.

2. Azure AI Engineer Associate

Exams Required:

For more details and to register, go to the Azure AI Engineer Associate page.

3. Azure Data Engineer Associate

Exams Required:

For more details and to register, go to the AzureData Engineer Associate page.

Exam Details

As of March 2019, the exams are in beta phase and the details of what is on the exams are very sparse and vague.

New Study Group

Are you interested in taking one or all of the exams? I am organizing a study group/community. Sign up to get the latest details from Microsoft Data Science Certification Study Group.

Full Disclosure: I am not a Microsoft Employee, and this group is not sponsored or endorsed by Microsoft. I am just excited about the certifications and hoping to help others (and myself) prepare.

Free Data Science University Course Notes

University can be a great way to learn data science. However, many universities are very expensive, difficult to get admitted, or not geographically feasible. Luckily, a few of them are willing to share data science, machine learning and deep learning materials online for everyone. Here is just I small list I have come across lately.

Do you have any favorite university resources? If so, please leave a comment.

Free Machine Learning Textbook

Christopher Bishop, a Technical Fellow at Microsoft Research, has released his textbook Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning as a free PDF download.

The book is a bit older, published in 2006, but it stills contains some great information. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Probability Distributions
  • Regression
  • Classification
  • Neural Networks
  • Ensemble Models
  • K-Means Clustering
  • and many more….

Happy Reading!