Discussions around JupyterHub Infrastructure at JupyterCon

One of the main discussions I have been having at JupyterCon has been around the architectural models of How JupyterHub can be deployed within academic institutions, classes or groups. The following is a quick overview of the potential architectual solutions of Jupyterhub this has been explained in more detail at the following blog http://aka.ms/archjupyterhub  …

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Getting Data into Azure Notebooks–Jupyter in the classroom

Jupyter provides the basis of the Azure Notebooks user experience. There are many ways to get your data in your notebooks ranging from using curl or leveraging the Azure package to access a variety of data all while working from a Jupyter Notebook. Here are some of the most popular ways Use curl to retrieve…

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Microsoft Cognitive Services – Face API, with Jupyter Notebooks and Python

The Face API which is part of the Microsoft Cognitive Services helps to identify and detect faces. It can also be used to find similar faces, to verify if two images contain the same person and you can also train the service to improve the identification of people. In this blog post I will show…

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Build your first deep neural network with Microsoft A.I. tool CNTK (Step by step guide)

A guest post by Chih Han Chen , Microsoft Student Partner from Imperial College London. I am currently a second year PhD student at Imperial College London. My research is mainly on expert systems and artificial intelligence for personalized decision based on genetics. I am interested in the application of informatics, big data, machine learning,…

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3 Days at Imagine Cup Finals–Find out what happens at the World Wide Final

Day 1 Guest post by Emily Byle, Microsoft Student Partner lead at Microsoft, UK We arrived in sunny Seattle and it was time for a quick team picture before the competition briefing. Having all made it to the University of Washington campus, we heard from the Imagine Cup team as to what the next 2…

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Microsoft Cognitive Services Translation API with Python & C#

If you want to programmatically translate text from one language to another, then the Translation service (translation api) is the right one for you. The Microsoft Translation Service just requires an authentication via a Microsoft Cognitive Services API Key and then you can easily translate text from one language to another. By leveraging the scale…

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Hybrid Data & Services – Connecting your datacentre to Azure

So what are the options for creating Hybrid Data & Services where you want services in the Azure cloud such as Data Science VM, Notebooks, Databases and services still on Premise JISC (JaNET) and Azure Peering Back in 2013 Microsoft and JaNET announced a peering agreement here what some academics think of the opportunity Paul…

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First Steps into Mixed Reality can result in amazing experiences

Guest Blog by UCL/Microsoft project team on Mixed Reality within HealthCare with UCLH  Hololens Mixed Reality team at UCL Computer Science Tim Kuzhagaliyev – https://github.com/TimboKZ Laura Foody – https://twitter.com/lbf_l Fraser Savage – https://github.com/savage-engineer/ Hello there. We are a group of 2nd year computer scientists from University College London (UCL) working on applications of Microsoft HoloLens…

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Running JupyterHub on and off campus Architectural Scenarios

Dedicated Hardware Environments for hosting JupyterHub On premise – Own Maintain, secure and Operate the services Installation JupyterHub can be installed with pip (and the proxy with npm) or conda: pip, npm: python3 -m pip install jupyterhub npm install -g configurable-http-proxy python3 -m pip install notebook # needed if running the notebook servers locally conda…

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Genomics and Proteomics with Mixed Reality and Data Science

Guest blog by Navin Ramachandran from Peach UCL/UCLH Student Project Groups Platform for Enhanced Analytics and Computational Healthcare About the MSc Project Team Rachel is passionate about the application of technology to advance health and medicine. She studied Medicinal Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin, before pursuing UCL’s M.Sc Computer Science programme. She was determined to…

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