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December 2014 Meetup – Holiday Party!

November 23, 2014 Leave a comment

The December COCCUG meeting will be held on Monday, December 8th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219click here for an aerial view).

This will be a special holiday meeting / party.  We will be joining forces with our sister user group, the Windows Dev User Group for a night of fun, networking, food, and gaming.  There are no planned talks/presentations.

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November 2014 Meetup

November 2, 2014 Leave a comment

The November 2014 COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, November 10th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219; click here for an aerial view). This month we welcome Craig Stuntz and a thorough discussion about Azure Machine Learning.

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Diagnosing Cancer with Azure Machine Learning Preview
Abstract: Azure Machine Learning provides an unusual mix of features designed to allow you to easily create “predictions as a service.” There is integration with existing Azure data services, including HDInsight, a click and drag visual editor for creating machine learning experiments, and integration with the R language and libraries. The aim is to have a product which allows beginners to get started in machine learning while still delivering the features experts require. Does it deliver? We will build an experiment to predict cancer diagnoses based on observed characteristics of diagnostic imaging. We will also compare what we have built with other systems which attempt to solve the same class of problems. 


Bio: Craig Stuntz is a software engineer and a lifelong student of computer science, with specific interests in programming languages, type theory, compilers, and math. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, works for Improving Enterprises, and cofounded the Columbus branch of Papers We Love, a reading group for people interested in academic computer science research.
When not at work or playing with his kids, he is usually studying math or playing Irish traditional music on the tin whistle and wooden flute.


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