We’re very excited to announce that we’re offering a new Immersion Event on Practical Data Science using Azure Machine Learning, SQL Data Mining, and R, presented by our great friend Rafal Lukawiecki.

We’ve known Rafal well since 2003, and apart from being an expert in BI and data mining, he’s a superb, highly-engaging speaker, who’s presented keynotes, workshops, and sessions to high acclaim at conferences around the world including TechEds and Microsoft’s brand new Ignite conference. In fact, you can watch Rafal’s 75-minute, 300-level session from Ignite earlier this week, on the same topic as the new Immersion Event, on Channel 9 here – it’s really interesting!

Rafal’s course will be four 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 first offering of this new class will be in Chicago, at our usual location, from November 16-19, 2015 – all the details are here.

Cool stuff – hope to see you there!