The Austin .NET User Group Is Proud To Sponsor Its Eighth Annual Code Camp!
Due to the code camp, there will not be a monthly meeting scheduled.
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There is a quiet revolution happening in Machine Learning right now that is defying thousands of years of mathematical tradition, the gist of which can be understood without any background in ML at all. At the core of this revolution is a fundamental shift from representing mathematical relationships with equations to representing these relationships as structures. And this new approach is quickly proving its mettle; from IBM’s Watson to Google’s self-driving cars to Facebook’s facial recognition, the major players in Machine Learning are gaining a lot of value out of this new structural approach to AI.
In this session, I will provide a high-level introduction to the fundamental concepts behind Equational and Structural Mathematics, highlighting their relative strengths and weaknesses through examples that require no mathematical background to understand. Later on in the presentation, I’ll dive into an explanation of the inner workings of my own implementation of one of the most popular Structural algorithms – the unbounded Neural Network. At the end of the session, you will walk away with a high-level understanding of one of the most important and exciting breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence since the field’s inception, as well as a deeper insight into just what Google, Facebook, IBM, and others are up to.
Patrick Abbs is a programmer with a passion for Machine Learning that predates his first ever “Hello World”. He began his career in the trial-by-fire world of NYC startups building Natural Language Processing tools for document categorization and recognition, before moving down to Austin for a more stable life as a Consultant for Headspring building custom applications for a variety of clients and domains. At work Patrick codes smart, sustainable websites, while at home he experiments with cutting-edge Machine Learning algorithms in what is definitely not an attempt to build Skynet.
Ryan Vice is an independent consultant with 12 years of experience building enterprise solutions using Microsoft technologies. He’s an MSDN Moderator, has been Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems since 2010 and his first book, “MVVM Survival Guide” was published in November of 2012. His areas of focus are software quality, increasing developer productivity and architecture best practices.
The talk will take place at Microsoft Austin office from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 7/21/2014.
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The first half of this session introduces Oracle Database support for .NET, including Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) and Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio. We discuss the latest features, including support for Visual Studio 2013, .NET Framework 4.5.1, fully-managed ODP.NET, schema comparison tools, Oracle Database 12c multi-tenant container database support, and Entity Framework.
The second half explores coding best practices for achieving faster .NET Oracle database access performance. We examine techniques for optimizing connection pooling, caching, data fetching and updating, statement batching, and Oracle data type usage.
Christian Shay is a product manager in the .NET technologies group at
Oracle. As a .NET and Oracle evangelist, he speaks to user groups, at
Microsoft events and at Oracle Openworld events worldwide. Prior to this
role, he was a software engineer at Oracle. Read his article on the Oracle Data Provider for .NET, Managed Driver in this month’s
issue of Oracle Magazine.
The talk will take place at Microsoft Austin office from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 5/19/2014.
Anil is the author of over 20 technical books focusing on the Windows Server platform, virtualization, databases, and IT management best practices. He is also a frequent contributor to IT publications and conferences. For more information, please see http://AnilDesai.net, or e-mail Anil@AnilDesai.net.
In this talk that is a mixture of code and concepts, Microsoft MVP, Asp.NET Insider and Web API advisor Chander Dhall, discusses what to do and what NOT to do when it comes to REST best practices. At the same time he also highlights the new features in Web API.You will not only learn the new features and best practices of REST and Web API but also some secret techniques not that widely used yet. The talk plans to cover all level of attendees from beginner to advanced. And if you’ve attended any of his talks, you know how to win some great swag.
Chander Dhall is a Microsoft MVP, ASP.NET Insider, Web API Advisor, professional software architect/lead developer, trainer, INETA speaker, open source contributor, community leader and organizer with years of experience in enterprise Software Development. Chander started coding since he was 6 and created his first successful software product at the age of 14. He is the owner of Chander Dhall Inc and previously owned Ria Consulting, LLC. He is the Dev Chair of Dev Connections and he works in a goal oriented, technologically driven, fast paced AGILE (SCRUM) environment. He is the founder of Dallas day of dot net and jsSaturday. He has a Master’s Degree in computer science with specialization in algorithms, principles and patterns and is focused on building high performing modular software.
Chander leads the HTML5/Node.js group in Los Angeles and the .NET user group at UTDallas. Chander recently got recognized as ‘One of the top organizers by Eventbrite.’ Chander has been a featured speaker in numerous conferences and code camps all over the world.
Our sponsor this month is Apex Systems www.apexsystemsinc.com.
The talk will take place at Microsoft Austin office from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 2/10/2014.