If you are interested to learn about Azure Machine Learning and big data, Microsoft is hosting Predictive Analytics Customer Workshop – Montréal on April 28th-29th.

“The workshop will include information and hands-on lab sessions covering Predictive Analytics scenarios with Big and real-time data and Machine Learning.”

You will need to bring your laptop and a Windows Azure subscription to complete the hands-on lab.

If you don’t have an Azure Subscription, click on the following link:


Here is the agenda for the 2 day workshop:

 Day 1. Tuesday, April 28, 2015

  Time Activity
8:30 AM   Registration
9:00 AM Introduction to Big Data, Predictive Analytics, and Data Science
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Introduction to HDInsight
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Big Data. Query, Processing, and Transforming Big Data
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Azure ML Fundamentals
Day 2. Wednesday, April 29, 2015

  Time Activity
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Building a Classification Model in Azure ML
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Using R in Azure ML
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Metrics and Methods of Classifier Evaluation in Azure ML
2:30 PM Deploying a Model as a Web Service
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Group Exercise