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Rodney Joyce
This is Part 1 of a 2 Part series where we'll be exploring Data Sharing. We'll look at why we want to share data and what the common problems are. We'll also look at some of the other options out there to see how they compare. Last week at Azure Ignite, ... read more
Rodney Joyce
Machine Learning is a complex subject based on many compound, complex leanings performed over time by many people smarter than most.There are a number of visual editor tools that try to bridge the learning curve by focusing on certain parts of the process or gamifying the workflow to ease users ... read more
Rodney Joyce
"IT" This has got me by for the past 20 years when asked by various relatives and friends exactly what it is that I do. It does mean I have to "fix" working computers, install virus scanners, get printers working (throw it away), and fix iTunes for my mum on a ... read more
Rodney Joyce
Here is the next tech talk in Data Science for Dummies series I am presenting around Sydney:  Part 2 of 9: Titanic survival prediction with Azure Machine Learning Studio + Kaggle. https://youtu.be/pojSfD93iXk and the slides: [slideshare id=155030146&doc=titanicsurvivalprediction-azuremachinelearningstudio-190711235013] In this session we will use the Azure Machine Learning Studio and focus on the prediction ... read more
Rodney Joyce
You might have heard of Spark and how it's the evolution of Hadoop... great for processing Big Data.... but have you heard of Databricks? Here are the slides for the next tech talk in Data Science for Dummies series I am presenting around Sydney:  Part 1 of 9: Data Science Overview ... read more
Rodney Joyce
I put together a tech talk on Machine Learning and Databricks which is the 3rd part of an 9 part Data Science for Dummies series: Data Engineering with Titanic dataset + Databricks + Python. https://youtu.be/fDAatsIfvBI Preparing & feature engineering highlighted the importance of domain knowledge, even with something as simple as a ... read more
Rodney Joyce
If you’ve ever tried to create Azure Subscriptions with Terraform, AZ cli or via ARM api you’ll know that it was not possible up until recently. Previously you had to open a different UI to choose a billing model and create a new Subscription (even if it was bound to ... read more
Rodney Joyce
Recently I had a requirement to "provide a collaboration space on a Big Data pipeline where consumers of data could view and do stuff with their data". A bit vague, however, I started thinking about possible options and decided to investigate a notebook solution. I'm a big fan of Jupyter notebooks ... read more

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