Microsoft Data Platform Days in Canada

You are invited!The rise of machine learning and advanced analytics‚ combined with cloud unlimited capacity for data storage & computation marks a unique point in history. This is an incredible opportunity for organizations to innovate with agility and drive incredible impact using data‚ and this opportunity is here today.  Join Microsoft and industry experts to…


Big Data Hackathon in Vancouver – A Story from a Winning Team

  This blog post was created collaboratively by the winning team of the Big Data Hackathon in Data Visualization category (Vancouver, April 18-19, 2015). _____________________ As upper level students finishing their Computer Science degrees, we felt that the Big Data Hackathon allowed us an opportunity to put our learning into practice. Each of us had…


Microsoft Big Data Hackathon Resources (Vancouver)

  Category Data Set Demographics   Local census profile http://namara.io/#/display/9ebda3ec-ea3f-4caf-bbac-95274f4317c8 Transportation EV locations: http://namara.io/#/display/7aee7c3c-009b-46e4-8b1d-797aa58d19ec Parking meter data: http://namara.io/#/display/b10f2212-b075-48ed-88e9-fe33cffa0cd9 Rapid transit stations and lines: http://namara.io/#/display/53cef883-5ef4-4822-bf47-047d2c3f0032 Social and community housing: Homeless shelter: http://namara.io/#/display/50b3270e-78b6-4c95-b072-69a132f4b6ec Environment Fraser River Basin Long-term Water Quality Monitoring http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/9ec91c92-22f8-4520-8b2c-0f1cce663e18     Surface water quality related to Alberta oil sands area http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/48d2acb8-f5ed-4f8e-82eb-8c60f31e0682   Also of…


Big Data Hackathon in Vancouver

The event is over. Please find the event presentations and resources here. Prize winners: – Data Modelling: Vancouver Crime Analysis by team Droptable UBC – Data Visualization: Reflex Math Analytics by team Synergy         You’re invited! The Microsoft Big Data Hackathon is your opportunity to hack for a good cause.  Assemble a…