In this episode, Dmitry brings Jeremy Likness into the studio for a discussion of Azure Functions, which provide the powerful capability to merge events and code to quickly deploy micro services directly from Visual Studio or as part of a DevOps pipeline.

With a variety of triggers that call the code and bindings that connect code with resources like storage, queues, and databases, functions empower developers to focus on what is unique about their code without having to deal with infrastructure and scaffolding.

Watch this video to get an introduction to the new Cassandra API for Azure Cosmos DB

This new API allows you to move your existing Cassandra applications to Azure Cosmos DB without modifying a single line of code.

Watch and learn how to take advantage of this fully managed globally distributed database service with limitless scale.

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Show Notes

Frank and Andy talk with Kira Wetzel about girls+data, running, Harry Potter, and the stream of consciousness.

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Notable Quotes

  • Frank’s home improvement (2:15)
  • Kira’s LinkedIn profile (4:00)
  • Girls and Data (4:30)
  • Data Point: Girls and Data at SQL Saturday Charlotte (5:12)
  • Tableau (6:00)
  • SAP = “Say a Prayer” (9:30)
  • Tourist-y stuff (12:00)
  • “Quaint” (13:00)
  • “Data found me.” (13:30)
  • TI-99, Q*bert, and BurgerTime (16:40)
  • Girls and Data (18:45)
  • “Try your vegetables” (22:00)
  • Andy is right here… (22:15)
  • Shoutout to SQL Cruise (Now Tech Outbound)! (26:15)
  • Richmond SQL Saturday is 24 Mar 2018 (29:00)
  • Running, sleeping, and eating (30:30)
  • Girls on the Run (31:20)
  • Technology is literally changing the world everywhere you look. (32:05)
  • VR Vacations (33:55)
  • A stealthy Microsoft Store visit… (35:45)
  • Running calms the mind. (38:15)
  • @girlsanddata (39:00)
  • Stream of Consciousness and the Harry Potter question, again (41:00)
  • Kira listens to Data Driven (42:45)
  • Is “novitiate” the name of a young wizard? (44:00)

For the next 10 weeks Siraj Raval  is going to go from the basics to the state of the art of reinforcement learning (RL), a popular subfield of machine learning using video game environments as our testbed.

RL is a huge reason DeepMind and OpenAI have been so successful thus far in creating world changing AI bots.