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2021 HPCC Systems Community Day

October 4-7, 2021 - General Talks, Breakout Sessions, Expo Hall, Poster Displays and Workshops

We are excited to announce the 8th annual HPCC Systems Community Day Summit will be held virtually this October! As with last year, this year's event is free to attend and open to all users of HPCC Systems throughout RELX and the broader open source community. This worldwide event will return to offer plenary and breakout sessions covering a wide variety of topics, a high quality virtual workshop, as well as presentations and technical posters from students working on HPCC Systems related projects. 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.

Stay tuned for more details on the agenda and registration.

Have ideas on topics to include? We want to hear from you!

Call for Presentations
You are cordially invited to participate in our virtual event and submit a speaking proposal to the HPCC Systems Community Virtual Summit. Authors of selected submissions will have the opportunity to present during the event. Speaking proposals could include how HPCC Systems was leveraged in the areas of big data analytics, research and benchmarking, case studies, proof of concepts (POC), data mining and discovery, machine learning and natural language processing methodologies, graph analytics, IoT solutions, cloud computing, getting started or any other use of the HPCC Systems platform. Discuss any observations and/or recommendations to the community. Submissions should be submitted via email.

In your speaking proposal, please include:

  • The proposed title of your presentation
  • A session description of at least 175-300 words. (Presentations will range from 20 - 30 minutes each.)
  • Your name, title, company name/university, and bio, 125-150 words
  • Contact information to include your email address, mailing address and phone number
  • Twitter and blog addresses (if applicable)
  • High resolution headshot image in color (300dpi, 600x900 pixels is preferred)
  • Tips and Resources for your abstract:
    • Provide clear objectives and detail about the presentation as possible.
    • Include not only what your talk will be about but who will benefit from hearing it, what they will learn from it, and any prior knowledge of topics required.
    • Keep proposals and presentations free of any marketing or sales pitches.
    • See the agenda and session descriptions from last year to give you an idea.
    • Watch the presentations from last year as reference.


Virtual ECL Workshop
A three-hour workshop, Cruising the ML World with HPCC Systems, is for Community Day attendees who want to explore the Machine Learning Bundles of HPCC Systems. Code examples and lesson materials will be included. Attendees can attend any one-hour session or the whole workshop. All three sessions will be recorded for playback.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 9:00AM - 10:00AM (EDT) 
Part 1 - Introduction/Unsupervised Learning

Getting Started with the ML Bundles, Preparing Your Data, Exploring DBSCAN and K-Means

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 9:00AM - 10:00AM (EDT)
Part 2 - Supervised Learning

Exploring Linear and Logistic Regression

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 9:00AM - 10:00AM (EDT)
Part 3 - Neural Nets, Deep and Ensemble Learning

Exploring GNN and Boosted Trees

Prerequisites: This workshop assumes that the attendee have a basic understanding of HPCC Systems and ECL. We recommend that you complete our online Introduction to ECL Courses (Part 1 and 2) before attending.

Bob Foreman, Senior Software Engineer, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group
Hugo Watanuki, Senior Technical Support Engineer, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group


Poster Presentations Competition
The 6th annual poster presentations competition will be held as part of the Community Virtual Summit, showcasing the work of our academia community on how students leveraged the HPCC Systems platform. In addition to the standard categories, the Community Choice Award will return where we have our virtual attendees participate in the voting of their favorite poster. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded as part of the Community Recognition ceremony on Monday October 4.  

View the contest rules for more information and submission instructions.

Virtual Interactive Expo
The Interactive Expo will return where attendees can engage with our HPCC Systems experts, seek advice and guidance on new features and platform infrastructure and interact online with our exhibitors.


Key Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: August 13, 2021
Community Day: October 4, 2021
ECL Workshops: October 5-7, 2021 

Stay Informed
Follow the event promotion on Twitter via #HPCCSummit