2020 HPCC Systems Community Virtual Summit

Submitted by admin on 13 March 2020

2020 Community Day Cloud

October 5-9, 2020 – General Talks, Breakout Sessions, Poster Displays and Workshops

For the first time ever, we’re bringing the 7th annual HPCC Systems Community Day Summit to you virtually this October. Our worldwide virtual event will provide a high quality workshop training opportunity, as well as presentations covering a wide variety of topics 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.

View the agenda for a listing of the Sessions, Expo HallPoster Display booths and Workshops. Watch the recorded Plenary and Breakout sessions, Poster Booth videos and Workshops.

Remote ECL Workshop
A three hour workshop, Mastering the Relational, ROXIE and Regressive Realms with ECL, is for Community Virtual Summit participants who want to expand their knowledge of the HPCC Systems platform and ECL in three different phases. The workshop will take students through mastering relational queries, building an index in ROXIE using nested child datasets, writing a ROXIE service for data delivery, and wrapping up with an introduction to Machine Learning using a Learning Trees Regression Model. The workshop will be split into three distinct one-hour remote sessions.

  • Phase 1 – The Relational Realm – The first hour unleashes the power of ECL with Relational Datasets, and discusses the advantages of using them. NOTE: this workshop will be repeated on Friday, October 9 at 9am ET.
  • Phase 2 – The ROXIE Realm – The second hour builds on what we started in Phase 1 and moves forward by delivering this data to ROXIE. We discuss and demonstrate the best practices of building indexed datasets and powerful data queries.
  • Phase 3 – The Regression Realm – The final hour dives into a practical introduction to Machine Learning using ECL and Learning Trees bundle, and demonstrates how to build a Regressive (Quantitative) Model using a Property Price Predictor.

Code examples and lesson materials will be included. Attendees can attend any one-hour session or the whole workshop occurring 9am – 10am ET on Tuesday October 6, Wednesday October 7, and Thursday October 8. We will also offer this same workshop taught in Portuguese following the same format occurring on the same days and times. 

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.

Poster Presentations Competition
The 5th 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. For the first time, we will have a Community Choice Award category where our community virtual event attendees can participate in the voting of their favorite poster. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded as part of the Community Recognition ceremony at 2pm ET on Monday October 5 during the closing plenary session. The Poster Hall is now open through Monday October 5 1pm for registered attendees to vote for your top 3 posters! 
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
Community Day: October 5, 2020
ECL Workshops: October 6-9, 2020 

Stay Informed
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