1 May 2019
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 - Paul Andrew - ETL in Azure made easy with Data Factory Data Flow
What happens when you combine a cloud orchestration service with a Spark cluster?! The answer is a feature rich, graphical, scalable data flow environment to rival any ETL tech we’ve previously had available in Azure. In this session we’ll look at Azure Data Factory v2 and how it integrates with Azure Data Bricks to produce a powerful abstraction over the Apache Spark analytics ecosystem. Now we can transform data in Azure using Data Bricks but without the need to write a single line of Scala or Python! If you haven’t used either service yet, don’t worry, you’ll get a quick introduction to both before we go deeper into the new ADF Data Flow feature.
21:15 - Prize Draw & Close