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The Cloud Skills Show: AzureML, PyTorchLightning & More!

adamj89 profile image Adam Jackson ・3 min read

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The Cloud Skills show is a livestream brought to you by the Developer Relations team in the UK. Each week the team are joined by guests from the around the world to talk about technical skills. We will also cover the latest Microsoft Cloud news and announcements and introduce guests from communities across the tech ecosystem.

This week, we looked at Machine Learning in more detail, specifically the integration of AzureML and PyTorchLightning, as well as learning more about Natural Language Processing.

Our guests were:

  • Aaron (Ari) Bornstein - an AI researcher with a passion for history, engaging with new technologies and computational medicine. As an Open Source Engineer at Microsoft’s Cloud Developer Advocacy team, he collaborates with the Israeli Hi-Tech Community, to solve real world problems with game changing technologies that are then documented, open sourced, and shared with the rest of the world.

  • Tal Baumel - a PhD graduate from the Computer Science department at Ben Gurion University. Tal worked on the Natural Language Processing Project under the supervision of Professor Michael Elhadad - focusing on automatic summarization. Tal is now working as a data scientist for Microsoft on Conversation Intelligence in Dynamics 365 Sales Insights.


Resources from today

Resource URL
Training Your First Distributed PyTorch Lightning Model with Azure ML https://aka.ms/cs-pytorch-azureml
Configuring Native Azure ML Logging with PyTorch Lightning https://aka.ms/cs-aml-pytorch-config
Multi Node Distributed Training with PyTorch Lightning & Azure ML https://aka.ms/cs-aml-distributedtraining
Train with PyTorch Lightning - GitHub Repo https://aka.ms/cs-aml-pytorch-repo
PyTorch Lightning Tutorials https://pytorchlightning.ai/tutorials
Azure Machine Learning Documentation https://aka.ms/cs-aml
Azure Machine Learning - Microsoft Learning Path https://aka.ms/cs-aml-path
Visual Studio Code Documentation https://code.visualstudio.com/docs
Azure Machine Learning Studio https://aka.ms/cs-aml-studio
Free Azure Account (new users) https://aka.ms/cs-aml-freeazure
PyTorch Lightning Documentation https://pytorch-lightning.readthedocs.io
PyTorch Lightning Website https://aka.ms/pytorchlightning.ai
PyTorch Lightning Bolts - GitHub Repo https://github.com/pytorchlightning/pytorch-lightning-bolts

Every week we livestream on Microsoft's Learn TV and you'll also be able to find the show on Twitter @MSdevUK and on the Microsoft Developer UK YouTube account. Join us for this show at these times each Thursday:

Singapore Mumbai Berlin London NYC Seattle
10pm 7.30pm 3pm 2pm 9am 6am

There is no Cloud Skills Show on Thursday 3rd December due to Virtual Azure Community Day.

If you require captioning, that’s available on Learn TV and YouTube via the controls below the video.


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