Azure for Research

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Description The ISTeC Research Advisory Council, in partnership with the Microsoft Azure Education team, is pleased to announce a free, hands-on cloud computing workshop. Whether it's big data, big compute (HPC), machine learning with GPUs, or analyzing data streaming from devices for an IoT project, you can see how easy it is using Microsoft Azure to help you deliver bigger, better and more reproducible research.
Details You can apply for up to 12 months of access to significant cloud computing resources through our Azure for Research Awards program. Apply by 15 October 2016, and every two months thereafter, at

You will be able to access Microsoft Azure on you own laptop during the training, and will have access for evaluation purposes for up to one month after the event. You do not need to have the Microsoft Windows operating system installed on your laptop, as Microsoft Azure is accessed via Internet browser, Linux/Mac/Windows command-line and programming language APIs.

This course is for Faculty, researchers, and PhD students using any language, framework, or platform. This includes Linux, Python, R, MATLAB, Java, Hadoop, STORM, SPARK, and Microsoft technologies such as C#, F#, Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Azure SQL Database, and various Microsoft Azure services.

We hope to see you in Morgan Library on December 1st. Please share this with your research colleagues.

Agenda for Researchers

08:30 - 09:00 Coffee and Check-in
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and Logistics
09:15 - 09:45 Introduction to Microsoft Azure
09:45 - 10:30 Azure Storage and Azure Cross Platform tools
10:30 - 10:45 Morning Break
10:45 - 12:00 Azure Machine Learning
12:00 - 12:15 Jupyter-as-a-Service
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch and Group Discussion
13:00 - 14:15 (option 1) Azure Internet of Things using Stream Analytics
13:00 - 14:15 (option 2) Azure Container Service hands-on
14:15 - 14:30 Afternoon Break
14:30 - 15:45 (option 1) Big Data Analytics using Hadoop, Spark, and Power BI
14:30 - 15:45 (option 2) High Performance Computing in Azure
15:45 - 17:00 Discussion
17:00 Event Closes
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Location Colorado State University, Morgan Library 203, 1201 Center Avenue Mall, Fort Collins, CO
Capacity 40
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Registration Closes 11/30/2016 10:35 AM
Event Starts12/1/2016 8:30 AM
Event Ends12/1/2016 5:00 PM
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