2022 HPCC Systems Community Summit

October 10 – 13, 2022

General Talks, Breakout Sessions, Expo Hall, Poster Displays and Workshops

We are excited to announce the 9th annual HPCC Systems Community Summit will once again be held virtually this October! 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.

Replays of the event are available

View the agenda-at-a-glance and watch the teaser trailer for a high level overview. The full playlists of all the sessions, workshops, poster submissions are accessible on the HPCC Systems YouTube channel.


Poster Presentations Competition

The 7th annual poster presentations competition was 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 returned where we have our virtual attendees participate in the voting of their favorite poster. Winners were announced and prizes awarded as part of the Community Recognition ceremony on Monday, October 10, 2022.

View the contest rules for more information and submission instructions.


Virtual ECL Workshop

A three-hour workshop, ECL Alive! – a Deep-Dive into Definitive HPCC Systems (Vol II), is for HPCC Systems Summit attendees who want to expand their knowledge of the HPCC Systems platform and ECL in three different phases. The workshop will take students through ECL expert Richard Taylor’s upcoming new book:

Definitive HPCC Systems (Vol II): Data Transformation and Delivery – This volume teaches the fundamentals of the ECL programming language used by the HPCC Systems Platform, allowing the reader to quickly get up to speed. ECL is a very terse and expressive language, specifically designed for working with huge amounts of data. Data ingest, transformation, manipulation, and delivery are the key topics along with code examples of specific ECL techniques to accomplish many relatively common tasks.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 9:00AM – 10:00AM (ET)
Part 1 – ETL with ECL
Data Ingest, Profiling, Hygiene, Standardization, Exporting

Wednesday October 12, 2022, 9:00AM – 10:00AM (ET)
Part 2 – Data Delivery with ROXIE
Distilling the Product, Indexing and Publishing

Thursday October 13, 2022, 9:00AM – 10:00AM (ET)
Part 3 – The ECL Cookbook
File Tips and Tricks, INDEX Tips, String and Date Tricks, and more!

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.

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, Software Engineering Lead, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Hugo Watanuki, Senior Software Engineer, LexisNexis Risk Solutions


Virtual Interactive Expo

The Interactive Expo allows attendees to engage with our HPCC Systems experts, seek advice and guidance on new features and platform infrastructure and interact online with our exhibitors.


Key Dates

Community Virtual Summit: October 10, 2022
Virtual ECL Workshops: October 11-13, 2022

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