Introducing the new paradigm of Digital Transformation

Three years ago, Machine Learning, 4th Scientific Paradigm, and eScience were seldom discussed in O&G. Today, these topics and the role of data, data knowledge, and artificial intelligence are topics found in planning, engineering, and improvement.

The New IT Paradigm and the pragmatic realities of Digital Transformation are explored in this presentation.

Azure Machine Learning using the AML Learning Studio

Azure Machine Learning is a cloud predictive analytics service that makes it possible to quickly create and deploy predictive models as analytics solutions. Getting started is easy. The first working prototype is an easy evening project. But Azure Machine Learning will grow to extremely complex projects. This session will demonstrate initial projects utilizing multiple data science principals.

Azure Cognitive Services Emphasizing Project Oxford

Microsoft's Azure Cognitive Services are a purpose-built collection of AI algorithms and application programming interfaces (APIs) to help developers add AI capabilities to websites, apps and AI agents. ... Cognitive Services can enhance the abilities of these agents to help with the following: Scale to support growth.

The first working prototype is an easy evening project. But Azure Cognitive Services will grow to extremely complex projects. This session will demonstrate initial project concepts.

Introduction to R --- Why do we need another language?

R has become a core proficiency for Machine Learning and Data Analytics. This session will jump-start the inquisitive mind.

Defensive Programming --- Addressing the Unknown Unknowns

Will your application be rock solid and maintainable? Common principals are share by most rock solid and maintainable applications.

Coding Standards --- Effective Not Just Efficient

Every project has a development standard.

Sometimes the standard is “if it was hard to write, it should be hard to maintain.”

Developing, and following, a corporate Best Practices standard will lead to continuity, maintainability, robustness, and pride.

Git for the Normal Developer

Are you a developer who recently started using Git in VSTS? Maybe you’ve been using it for a while, but your team needs some help with branching and merging? Or maybe you just want to see some of the tools out there that make Git easier to use?

[This topic is offered by Joseph Reynolds.]

Why Do We Want C# 7.x?

Just when you though it couldn't get any better, C# v7 brings 10 key new features to Visual Studio 2017. Each of these will be demonstrated in a practical example.

[This is a 2018 topic, available if requested. The C#8.x topic will be offered by Joseph Reynolds.]