Introducing Mastermind: Powerful and Simple Deployment, Scaling, Load Balancing and Testing of Applications in the Cloud

Guest post by University College London IXN Project Group COMP214P Team 22 on Project Mastermind. Mastermind is an extensible CLI application that allows easy deployment, updating, scaling and testing of applications using only a Git repository as a parameter. All application-specific configuration and deployment options are specified in a Kubernetes-compatible “mastermind.yaml” file within the Git…

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Building your first Android Game using Xamarin – sliding puzzle in Xamarin for begineers

My name is Andrei Margeloiu and I’m studying Computer Science at University College London and Microsoft Student Partner at University College London. I’ve participated in the World Finals of Google HashCode, the largest algorithmic competition organised by Google, and before that, I won three Gold Medals in the Computing Olympiad in Romania. Having this experience,…

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GreenHack–IOT Sustainability Hackathon using Azure Services

  So what is GreenHack Rapid 10 hour hackathon (10am -> 10pm) https://greenhack.hackersatcambridge.com/ • Organised by Hackers at Cambridge http://hackersatcambridge.com • Partnered with Allia, Cambridge Carbon Footprint, Pivotal and the Cambridge Living Lab • Three projects are suggested by our partners for attendees to tackle (rogue projects are also welcome)Over 65 spent the weekend with…

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Getting Started with IoT and Microsoft Azure

The Festival of Creative Learning is a week long break from teaching during second semester at the University of Edinburgh. It features all sorts of events that teach people about new disciplines in fun, innovative ways. Enter the IoT Challenge – a 3 day event of making and coding during which participants created new IoT…

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Microsoft Technical content for students and educators http://aka.ms/azurestudentlabs for easy access

  Free technical resources for faculty, students, and Microsoft developer advocates for use in computer science learning forums. at Azure Educator Services GitHub Repo   This repo provides technical resources to help students and faculty learn about Azure and teach others. The content covers cross-platform scenarios in AI and machine learning, data science, web development,…

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Bristol Quantum Gameathon

In a run up BQIT – The Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop  18-20 April 2018. BQIT is aimed at answering everything you need to know about the emerging field of Quantum Technology. As part of the run up to BQIT:18 the Microsoft Quantum team spent the day at Bristol University sharing details of Microsoft Quantum…

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Windows 10 RS4 Preview for HoloLens and ONNX offline Machine Learning

Recently we announced that Windows 10 now includes the ability to run Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) models natively with hardware acceleration. This announcement now brings 100s of millions of Windows devices, ranging from IoT edge devices to HoloLens to 2-in-1s and desktop PCs, into the ONNX ecosystem. Yesterday we released the Windows 10 RS4…

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Coding for biology using Jupyter Notebooks

Guest post by Dr Benjamin Hall  University of Cambridge Part of the new world of biology is understanding how to best use computers to do research. Whilst the field of computational biology isn’t new, novel ideas constantly in computer science and mathematics opening up new ways of working and addressing problems. Adopting these techniques can…

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How to train, large scale, state of the art, neural networks on the Microsoft Data Science VM

Dr Adrian Rosebrock – Computer vision expert @ www.pyimagesearch.com , author of a popular Kickstarter deep learning for computer vision book Adrian has posted a great series of guest blogs on how he trains large scale state of the art neural networks on the Microsoft Data Science VM and shares the results of the experiments…

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