Imagine Cup Winner 2017 - Team X.GLU of the Czech Republic

Team X.GLU of the Czech Republic are the 2017 Imagine Cup champions. 1st Place X.GLU’s project is a combination hardware and Microsoft Azure cloud solution designed to help people with diabetes better cope with the disease’s symptoms. As the victors, X.GLU wins a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, $100,000 in cash, a $125,000…

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Understanding Data Science and Machine Learning

Machine Learning Tools and Architecture Cognitive Services API: Provides a broad set of API’s for vision, speech, text, knowledge and search. Azure Gallery: Find existing models you can use out of the box. Azure Machine Learning: Build powerful models using a web based drag and drop interface. Microsoft R Server: Build R models and more…

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Project Prague: Revolutionizing User experiences using Natural User Interfaces

Guest blog by Kiran Gopinathan Microsoft Student Partner at UCL Hi, I’m Kiran Gopinathan, a Second-Year Undergraduate student at UCL, and today, we’ll be using Project Prague to build an Application on the Windows Presentation Format with a gesture driven interaction model. About Me As a developer, I particularly enjoy programming in C due in…

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Matrices, Data Frames, Functions, Conditionals, Loops with R

  Guest post by Slaviana Pavlovich Microsoft Student Partner My name is Slaviana Pavlovich. I am an IT and Management student at University College London with a passion for data science. I recently completed the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science, where I developed core skills to work with data. If you are also interested…

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Running a simulation on 20 low priority Azure VMs for a cost of $0.02

Azure Batch clusters now supports  low-priority nodes, which can be used at a discount of up to 80% compared to the price of regular high-availability VMs. So what are Low-priority nodes Low-priority VMs are available for a much lower price than normal VMs and can significantly reduce the costs of running certain workloads or allow…

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Using Eclipse and Java to build and host a web app on Azure

Guest blog by David Farkas Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Cambridge About Me I have started immersing myself in the creative side of technology just a few years ago. I’ll be returning to Cambridge in the fall, to further my education in Computer Science. My LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-farkas-3b00a8a1/ My git: https://github.com/Veraghin Introduction Nowadays, the…

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Project Prague: What is it and why should you care?

Guest blog from Charlie Crisp, Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Cambridge This year at Build, Microsoft announced a ton of cool new stuff, including the new Cognitive Services Labs – a service which allows developers to get their hands on the newest and most experimental tools which are being developed by Microsoft. Particularly…

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nbgrader to automate assessment and grading with JupyterHub on Azure Data Science VM

Jupyter notebook on Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine The Anaconda distribution on the Microsoft Data Science VM comes with a Jupyter notebook, an environment to share code and analysis. The Jupyter notebook is accessed through JupyterHub. You sign in using your local Linux user name and password. The Jupyter notebook server has been pre-configured with…

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Using React and building a web site on Azure

Guest post from Walid Behlock Microsoft Student Partner at University College London About me I have always loved to solve problems of all kinds and have developed a passion for technology since my youngest age. I have previously participated in international Robotics competitions and attended many talks and events related to hardware and software. I…

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Imagine Cup 2017 - Meet the Team and Judges for next weeks final

  Meet the teams! Meet the World Finals Teams! Read about the students and innovations that earned trips to Seattle to compete in the Imagine Cup World Finals. Tune in July 27 to find out who will win over $250K in prizes and the Imagine Cup! Meet the judges! Meet the Championship Judges! Imagine Cup…

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