Source Control for Data Science – using Azure DevOps / VSTS with Jupyter Notebooks

So many of you will know about https://mybinder.org/ Binder is a awesome tool that allows you turn a Git repo into a collection of interactive Jupyter notebooks and it allows you to, open those notebooks in an executable environment, making your code immediately reproducible by anyone, anywhere. Jupyter Notebooks in the cloud Another great interactive…

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Data Science in Visual Studio Code using Neuron, a new VS Code extension

Guest post by Lorenzo Silvestri, Electronic and Information Engineering Student at Imperial College London. Introduction In this post, I’ll give a short explanation of neuron, a Visual Studio Code extension that aims to be a one-stop-shop for data scientists. It’s an extension I developed as part of a team of students at Imperial College London,…

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Student Project for Monitoring of Movement Disabilities with Movesense and Azure IOT Hub

Sophia Botz, Computer Science student at University College London, has been working with Microsoft and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London on her IXN Project. Sophia has developed a health related Xamarin app which use Movesense sensors, with the Xamarin plugin for Movesense and Azure IoT Hub infrastructure to be analysed by an Azure Machine…

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Microsoft Azure Grant Programmes

Microsoft Azure Grants Programmes – If you have interesting research projects they may qualify for these programme grants. AI for Humanitarian Action – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/ai-for-humanitarian-action About the program We will support specific nonprofit and humanitarian organizations through financial grants, partnerships, and technology investments in addition to technical expertise. We will work together with organizations to create…

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Microsoft Security Code Analysis (Private Preview)

Run security analysis tools in Azure DevOps Pipelines The Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL) Guidelines recommend that teams perform static analysis during the implementation phase of your development cycle. The Microsoft Security Code Analysis extension empowers you to do so, easily integrating the running of static analysis tools in your Azure DevOps pipelines. The private preview…

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Microsoft Learn

Welcome to Microsoft Learn – The skills required to advance your career and earn your spot at the top do not come easily. Now there’s a more rewarding approach to hands-on learning that helps you achieve your goals faster. Earn points, levels, and achieve more! Microsoft Learn has over 80 hours of learning content for…

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.NET Tools – Amazing list of OpenSource .NET tools and resources

dotnet-tools This is a great set of resources complied by Nate McMaster, Senior software engineer on the ASP.NET Core project A list of tool extensions for .NET Core Command Line (dotnet CLI). see  https://github.com/natemcmaster/dotnet-tools These tools can be installed by executing dotnet tool install -g $packageId After installing, the tool should be available by running…

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Some recommendations for budding machine learning engineers:

Some Top Tips by Microsoft Software Engineer @DynamicWebPaige for getting started with DeepLearning 1) Make sure your sample dataset is representative of your entire population – and remember that more data is usually – but not necessarily! – better. Also consider using image preprocessing tools, like Augmentor. https://augmentor.readthedocs.io/en/master/code.html  2) Use small, random batches to train…

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Design against crime & Microsoft Azure with Shiny

Guest blog by Mariam Elgabry Microsoft Student Partner at UCL Crime Science Department uses azure to host a shiny webapp Microsoft student partners IN ACTION! Mariam Elgabry is a Microsoft Student Partner at the University College London completing her Masters of Research on Security and Crime Science whilst entering her PhD on future crimes. She…

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Introduction to Data Science using F# and Azure Notebooks

Guest post by Nathan Lucaussy, Microsoft Student Partner at Oxford University. Introduction to Data Science using F# and Azure Notebooks – Part 1: Functional Programming Basics via Plotting and Genetic Algorithms Hello! I hope you’ll enjoy the following blog post – it details the particular kind of algorithm that got me so excited about studying…

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