Machine Learning for Azure Folks Without (or With!) a Ph.D.
Abstract: Let's face it, machine learning is hard ... really hard. On the other hand, it is impacting a great deal in our life and will continue to impact it more. As technology professionals, we need tools to bring the power of machine learning to as many people as possible. This is where Azure Machine Learning steps up. Microsoft Azure provides a variety of products that give you different levels of flexibility and ease of use, depending on your needs and skill level. From the no code interface of Azure Machine Learning Studio to the machine learning on demand Azure Cognitive Services to the powerful Azure Machine Learning Service, there is something for everyone.
Douglas Starnes is a polyglot ninja and tech community influencer in the Memphis area making stuff that works on more than just the web. He is a tech author specializing in the fields of machine learning, data science and mobile application development. He is published on Pluralsight and SkillShare. Douglas is a co-director of the Memphis Python User Group and a member of the organizing committee of Scenic City Summit in Chattanooga, TN. He is a frequent conference speaker who has delivered more than 50 featured presentations at more than 30 conferences over the past 10 years in a variety of cities across the southeast United States. In addition, Douglas is an active participant in local user groups. He has also served as an organizer for PyTennessee, PyOhio and TechCampMemphis. Outside of being a geek Douglas is a trained composer, aspiring triathlete and avid Lego collector.