I just come back from Yogyakarta, giving a 2 hours chat on Data Mining at Atma Jaya University. Last weekend was very busy, I presented about SQL Server 2005 BI for Foxpro developer in MS Office on Friday (April 28), and early in the Saturday morning on April 29 I went to Yogya with the first flight schedule.
The presentation material and demo code is rather same for both events, but I added some Foxpro snipet code for Friday material. I talked more on practical implementation of OLAP and data mining for Atma Jaya student, and my fellow Zeddy gave more attention on academic approach of mining model. I made some coding enhanchments for Saturday chat, so It looks more fancy and real. The demo code was about “smart” ASP.NET application using Association Rule mining algorithm of SQL2005.
This demo is like Amazon’s features, which able to give some movies recommendation based on visitor’s shopping basket. It drives them to other movie titles that maybe they interested, and encourage them to make “impulse buying”.
I reused some codes that made by Raman Iyer and Jesper Lind in his article at ASPNETPro Magazine. Then adding some user interface improvements so the application looks more nature and fancy as online shopping mall. I also added a data layer with C# 2.0 generics to demonstrate data access best practices for Atma Jaya’s student.
Don’t forget that you need at least Visual Studio 2005 Professional edition to open and run the demo file.
Download PPT file and code here: