Expanded IEPDS class on Practical Data Science in Chicago, May 2016

After the success of our brand-new class on Practical Data Science this week, we’ve decided to expand it to five days and bring it back to Chicago again next year.

The course is our Immersion Event on Practical Data Science using Azure Machine Learning, SQL Data Mining, and R, presented by our great friend Rafal Lukawiecki.

Rafal’s course will be five days long, with the following modules:

  1. Overview of Practical Data Science for Business
  2. Data
  3. Process
  4. Algorithm Overview
  5. Tools and Getting Started
  6. Segmentation
  7. Classification
  8. Basic Statistics
  9. Model Validation
  10. Classifier Precision
  11. Regressions
  12. Similarity Matching and Recommenders
  13. Other Algorithms (Brief Overview)
  14. Production and Model Maintenance

You can read through the detailed curriculum here.

The class will be in Chicago, at our usual location, from May 9-13, 2016 – all the details are here.

Cool stuff – hope to see you there!

Calling all user group leaders! We want to present for you in 2016!

By the end of December, we at SQLskills will have remotely presented to 87 user groups and PASS virtual chapters around the world in 2015!

We’d love to present remotely for your user group in 2016, anywhere in the world. It’s not feasible for us to travel to user groups or SQL Saturdays unless we’re already in that particular city, but remote presentations are easy to do and are becoming more and more popular (we haven’t had any bandwidth problems doing remote presentations to groups as far away as South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, plus Poland, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, Ireland, UK, Israel, Denmark, Austria). This way we can spread the community love around user groups everywhere that we wouldn’t usually get to in person.

We have our own Webex accounts which we generally use, or we can use your GoToMeeting or Webex. We prefer not to use Lync as we’ve had too many problems with it around user group laptops and sound.

So, calling all user group leaders! If you’d like one of us (me, Kimberly, Jon, Erin, Glenn, Tim) to present remotely for you in 2016 (or maybe even multiple times), send me an email including:

  • Details of which user group you represent
  • The usual day of the month, meeting time, and timezone of the user group
  • Which months you have available, starting in January 2016

And I’ll let you know who’s available with what topics so you can pick.

What’s the catch? There is no catch. We’re just continuing our community involvement next year and we all love presenting :-)

And don’t think that because you’re only reading this now that we can’t fit you in – send me an email and we’ll see what we can do.

We’re really looking forward to engaging with you all!

Cheers

PS By all means pass the word on to any SharePoint and .Net user group leaders you know too.