Detroit.Code() Sessions tagged big data

From Developer to Data Scientist

Due to recent advances in technology, humanity is collecting vast amounts of data at an unprecedented rate, making the skills necessary to mine insights from this data increasingly valuable. So what does it take for a Developer to enter the world of data science?

Join me on a journey into the world of big data and machine learning where we will explore what the work actually looks like, identify which skills are most important, and design a roadmap for how you too can join this exciting and profitable industry.

Speaker

Gaines Kergosien

Gaines Kergosien

Executive Director, Music City Code

Data Science for Developers: The Big Picture

Data Science is the practice of transforming data into actionable insight. This set of skills is currently in high demand and commanding significant increases in salary, as data science is fundamentally changing the world around us. However, most developers have not yet learned this valuable set of skills.

In this session, you will learn what data science is and why it’s important. In addition, you’ll learn what you need to know, as a developer, to prepare for our new data-driven economy. Expect to learn about the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, machine learning, and how they are converging to create fully-autonomous intelligent systems.

Speaker

Matthew Renze

Matthew Renze

Data Science Consultant, Renze Consulting

Big Data Solutions in Azure

Analyzing big data is a challenge, requiring lots of processing power and storage.

Cloud Computing is an ideal platform to tackle this problem. HD Insight on Microsoft Azure deploys Hadoop and other open source big data tools to the cloud, making it easier to take advantage of the high scalability of this platform.

In this session, you will learn what tools are available in HD Insight and how to use them to store, process, and analyze large amounts of data.

Speaker

David Giard

David Giard

Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft