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October 15 - Workshop & Poster Competition
October 16 - Community Day Event

LexisNexis Risk Solutions hosted the 6th annual HPCC Systems Summit Community Day on October 15-16, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose of the Summit is to gather engineers, data scientists and technology professionals to share knowledge and future roadmap plans for the HPCC Systems platform. This event is dedicated to showcase our community and have industry and academia present their HPCC Systems use cases, research projects and share their experience on how they leverage the HPCC Systems platform.

Schedule
We had a great lineup over the two day period including a workshop, poster competition, robotic demonstrations, talks and exhibits. View the high level agenda and check out the event page and speaker lineup.

Hands on ECL Workshop
A half-day workshop kicked off the event from 8:30am - 12:30pm on Tuesday, October 15. This new four hour workshop was for Community Day participants who want to understand the HPCC Systems platform and learn ECL to build powerful data queries. The workshop took students through the data extraction, transformation, and delivery cycle using HPCC Systems and ECL. Code examples and hands-on lessons were included. A public dataset based on the Million Song Dataset, and other auxiliary data was used.

Poster Presentations Competition
The 4th annual poster presentations competition was held on Tuesday, October 15 showcasing the work of our academia community on how students leveraged the HPCC Systems platform. Winners were announced and prizes awarded as part of the Community Recognition ceremony during the Wednesday, October 16 main agenda. View the Contest rules for more information. 

Interactive Expo - NEW!
New this year was an Interactive Expo where attendees can engage with our HPCC Systems experts, try out demos, seek advice and guidance on new features and platform infrastructure.

Livestream
The Community Day event was live-streamed via the HPCC Systems YouTube channel and promoted via Twitter #HPCCSummit. Be sure to watch! All the sessions on Wednesday October 16 were recorded for later playback. 

General Session Part 1 - Including Industry and Academia Tracks and the Community Awards

  1. Welcome - Trish McCall, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Watch Recording / View Slides
  2. Opening Keynote: The Past 20 Years, Flavio Villanustre, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides
  3. Leveraging HPCC Systems as Part of an Information Security, Privacy, and Compliance Framework, Andy Bayer & Marcus Mullins, RELX IADP & Naweed Mohammed, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides
  4. HPCC Systems Accelerating the Rapid Expansion of the China Big Data Market, Yun Chen, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides
  5. The Power of HPCC Systems - a Bio-tech Industry Practice, Meng Han, Kennesaw State University Watch Recording / View Slides
  6. Using High Dimensional Representation of Words (CBOW) to Find Domain Based Common Words Farah Alshanik, Clemson University, Watch Recording / View Slides
  7. Athlete 360: Leveraging HPCC Systems for Maximizing Player Performance, Vincent Freeh & Chris Connelly, NC State University Watch Recording / View Slides
  8. Beyond the Spectrum – Creating an Environment of Diversity and Empowerment with HPCC Systems, Darius Murray, Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities Watch Recording / View Slides
  9. A Success Story of Challenging the Status Quo: Gadget Girls and the Inclusion of Women in STEM Teaching, Ronnie Shashoua, NSU University School Watch Recording / View Slides
  10. Community Awards Ceremony, Trish McCall & Flavio Villanustre, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides

HPCC Systems Community Day Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions Rotation 1, Theme 1: System Enhancements

  1. Workunit Analysis Tool, Shamser Ahmed, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides
  2. Leveraging the Spark-HPCC Ecosystem, James McMullan, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides

Breakout Sessions Rotation 1, Theme 2: Usability Improvements

  1. Dapper Tool - A Bundle to Make your ECL Neater, Rob Mansfield, Proagrica Watch Recording / View Slides
  2. DataPatterns - Profiling in ECL Watch DataPatterns, Dan Camper, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides

Breakout Rotation 2, Theme 1: Novel Applications

  1. Leveraging Intra-Node Parallelization in HPCC Systems, Fabian Fier, Humboldt University Berlin Watch Recording / View Slides
  2. Expanding HPCC Systems Deep Neural Network Capabilities, Robert Kennedy, Florida Atlantic University Watch Recording / View Slides

Breakout Rotation 2, Theme 2: Cloud Enablement 

  1. Docker Support, Xiaoming Wang & Godson Fortil, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides

General Session Part 2 -  Including HPCC Systems Roadmap Tech Talks, HPCC Systems Website, and Closing

  1. Advancements in HPCC Systems Machine Learning, Roger Dev, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides
  2. Clustering Methods of the HPCC Systems Machine Learning Library, Lili Xu, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides
  3. Geohashing with Uber’s H3 Geospatial Index, Gordon Smith, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides
  4. Release Cycle Changes, Attila Vamos, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides
  5. Path to 8.0, Gavin Halliday, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides 
  6. Community Website: Virtual Ribbon Cutting, Jessica Lorti, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Watch Recording / View Slides
  7. Closing / Adjourn, Trish McCall & Flavio Villanustre Watch Recording / View Slides

Contacts
Flavio Villanustre, VP Technology, HPCC Systems Lead
Trish McCall, Director, HPCC Systems Programs
Jessica Lorti, Director, HPCC Systems Marketing
Lorraine Chapman, Consulting Business Analyst & Internship Program Manager

Thank you to our sponsors! 

2019 Sponsors