I just wanted to let you know about a free webinar I’ll be giving as part of Redgate’s SQL in the City Streamed on September 5th. You can register here. The theme is “Adapt and thrive as a data professional.“
The tech world is changing fast, and one of the hot careers of the future (and present!) is data science. Many of my friends in the Microsoft data platform community are learning new skills, like Python, R, and machine learning. Even if you don’t plan to change careers, these are skills that can help you in your current day-to-day job, but who knows what opportunities the future will bring.
In the presentation, I will demonstrate a cool service called Azure Machine Learning Studio that you can use for free to learn and experiment. This is Microsoft’s “machine learning for the masses” service. You definitely need to understand your data, but this service is an easy way to set up a machine learning model to make some predictions. Microsoft also made the models, once they are complete and tested, simple to deploy. I’ve heard that deploying models is challenging for many teams.
In addition to my session, you will see superstars Grant Fritchey talk about monitoring Azure SQL Database and Steve Jones talk about solving today’s complex challenges in tech. There is also a Q&A panel with the three of us and Rob Richardson, Skillsets for a Successful Career.
Be sure to tune in for these great sessions and more!