Southampton Data Platform And Cloud Meeting




Southampton Data Platform and Cloud Meeting

6 February 2019


Added 01-Jan-1970

Welcome to Southampton Data Platform and Cloud Group, this event is hosted at the Axis Conference Centre at 3 Venture Road, Southampton Science Park near Chilworth. When entering the Science Park, turn off the A27 onto University Parkway. Not Manor Road.

Please be aware that in order to attend we need you to register in advance as there is limited space and we need to know how many people to order pizza for, thanks :-)


18:15 - Doors Open

18:30 - Introductions

18:45 - Christina Leo - Introducing Microsoft Cognitive Services

The drive to build systems that can increasingly hear, see, speak, understand, and even begin to reason is real, and with Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs, adding this functionality is easier than ever. In this session, we’ll look at the different options within the cognitive services suite, we’ll show you how to connect to the APIs using Python code, and we’ll build and train a custom speech to text translation model.

19:45 - Break and Pizza

20:15 - John Q Martin - Terraform for beginners, Infrastructure as Code

Whether you are a Developer or DBA, managing infrastructure as code is becoming more common, but what if you need to managed Hybrid or multi-cloud deployments? Having one tool to do this can simplify management and this is where Terraform comes in.

Together we will look at what Terraform is and how we can use it to simplify managing our infrastructure needs alongside our application code. Join me as I talk through how we are able to define one VM through to building production ready infrastructure by using the open source tool Terraform.

21:15 - Prize Draw & Close