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Key Objectives

Training Introduction

In this 2-day training you will learn how to build machine learning applications in C# with Microsoft’s new ML.NET library. You will learn how to prepare a data set, load and process it, and design and train a machine learning model to generate useful predictions from the data. The course will provide a solid foundation of machine learning (regression, classification and clustering) and also cover advanced applications like using deep convolutional neural networks to detect objects in images.

You will learn how to build advanced AI applications with only a few lines of C# code. We will cover many use cases like trend prediction, anomaly detection, text analysis, computer vision, and many others.

During the course Mark Farragher will share many tips and tricks on how you can start introducing AI and data science functionality to your business today.

Technology Platform

This course uses NET Core version 3.0 and Microsoft Visual Studio Code. Both Windows 10, OS/X, and Ubuntu Linux are supported. The source code of all demos will be made available to participants.

By the end of the course, the participants will:

  • Have experienced C# machine learning first-hand
  • Understand the capabilities of the Microsoft ML.NET machine learning library
  • Be able to build classifiers, anomaly detectors, recommendation systems, and many other AI apps
  • Discover how to run deep convolutional neural networks in C#
  • Have learned about regression, classification, clustering, association mining, and more
  • Be able to quickly build AI business prototypes in C#
  • Fully understand the role of AI in the Microsoft developer ecosystem

Training Schedule

Day one

  • 09:00 Registration

  • 09:15 Welcome and Introductions

  • 09:30 Building a simple machine learning model in C# with ML.Net

  • 10:30 Building classifiers with ML.Net

  • 11:30 Tea, Coffee, Networking

  • 12:00 Detecting Text Sentiment

  • 13:00 Lunch & Networking

  • 14:00 Optimizing Machine Learning Models

  • 15:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking

  • 15:30 Automatically Configure Models with AutoML

  • 16:30 Feedback and Q&A

  • 17:00 End of Day 1

Day two

  • 09:00 Day Introduction

  • 09:15 Clustering Unlabeled Data

  • 10:30 Tea, Coffee, Networking

  • 11:00 Building Recommendation Systems with ML.NET

  • 12:00 Lunch & Networking

  • 13:00 Anomaly Detection with ML.NET

  • 14:00 Ranking Data with ML.NET

  • 15:00 Detecting Objects with ML.NET

  • 16:00 Feedback and Q&A

  • 16:30 End of Day 2

Training Program

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Get to know the Expert Trainer

Mark Farragher
Mark FarragherDirector and co-founder Climate Risk Services Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mark is a serial entrepreneur and the author of 12 successful It courses in the udemy marketplace. His career spans over two decades during which he has been a Founder twice and cto three times. He has launched two successful lean startups in the netherlands.

Mark became a Microsoft Certified Trainer in 2005 and started training classes in full stack development. today he uses his extensive
knowledge of It to help cIos, ctos, architects, and forward- looking tech professionals to make sense of AI, Machine Learning, and
computer Vision. Mark is a certified Microsoft Trainer and Scrum master. He speaks fluent English, dutch, and German.

Who should attend?

  • CTOs (with C# programming skills)
  • Solution Architects
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Software Team Leaders
  • Senior Developers
  • AI Developers
  • Software Developers

All participants must have a working knowledge of C# software development.

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