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Submitted by SharonVan on 7 January 2019

January 24, 2019 - Webinar
11:00am ET

Join us as we continue this series of webinars specifically designed for the community by the community with the goal to share knowledge, spark innovation, and further build and link the relationships within our HPCC Systems community.

Featured speakers and topics include:

  • Rob Mansfield, Senior Data Scientist, Proagrica - Dapper - A bundle to make your ECL neater

Have you ever written a long project for a simple column rename and thought, this should be easier? What about nicely named output statements? Yeah they bother me too. Oh, and DEDUP(SORT(DISTINCT()))? There is a better way! Learn how dapper can help!

Rob has worked in ECL since 2016. As a Data Scientist he has helped design complex logic and statistical models that all pull from Proagrica’s HPCC Systems platform. Rob also works in Python and R, skills he picked up in a previous life as a college lecturer.

  • Lorraine Chapman, Consulting Business Analyst, LexisNexis Risk Solutions - Update on Academic Collaboration

Lorraine will share an update on recent collaboration, upcoming academic events and the 2019 HPCC Systems Internship Program.

Lorraine has worked alongside software developers for over 20 years in a supportive role which has ranged from producing documentation including developing on-line help systems to software testing and release management. Lorraine also administers the HPCC Systems Intern Program and manages our application to be an accepted organization for Google Summer of Code.  Lorraine is an active blogger on our website covering a wide range of subjects from new release information, features and improvements and the work students have completed during their internships.

  • Bob Foreman, Senior Software Engineer, HPCC Systems, LexisNexis Risk Solutions - ECL Tip: The Seven Faces (Forms) of Dr. LOOP (Function)

The LOOP function has always been a powerful, yet tough ECL function to understand and use. Bob will review and examine the upcoming major changes to this documentation and showcase new examples.

Bob Foreman has worked with the HPCC Systems technology platform and the ECL programming language for over 5 years, and has been a technical trainer for over 25 years. He is the developer and designer of the HPCC Systems Online Training Courses, and is the Senior Instructor for all classroom and Webex/Lync based training.

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  • Have a new success story to share?
  • Want to pitch a new use case?
  • Have a new HPCC Systems application you want to demo?
  • Want to share some helpful ECL tips and code sample?
  • Have a new suggestion for the roadmap?

It’s easy! All you need to do is submit a talk title and brief abstract to If chosen, you will be asked to present remotely for an upcoming 20-minute tech talk.

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