Friday 28th February, 2014
11:30am to 12:15pm
Big Data tasks typically require acquiring and analysing data from a wide variety of data sources, visualizing the data and applying a barrage of statistical algorithms. This talk will show how this can be accomplished in Visual Studio on Windows or Xamarin Studio on Mac and Linux using F#'s REPL and Type Providers.
Type Providers give typed access to a wide range of data sources from CSV, JSON and XML to SQL, OData and Web Services, instantly without a code generation step. The Type Provider mechanism can also be used to analyse data with direct access to statistical packages like R and MATLAB as well as all the existing .Net libraries.
Expect a sprinkling of anecdotes drawn from experiences working on large machine learning systems at Microsoft, and plenty of live demos.
UK based developer
Phil Trelford is a Software Developer and Architect at Trayport, a market leading supplier of energy trading systems. He's a regular speaker, trainer, blogger, open source author, co-organizer of the London F# Meetup and Microsoft MVP.
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