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HPCC Systems Open Source Big Data Platform

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  • The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 21
    The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 21
    HPCC Systems Recorded: Feb 21 2019 84 mins
    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 include:

    Adwait Joshi, CEO DataSeers - HPCC Systems - An IoT use case for Payments
    Traditionally we all have used Thor for data processing and ROXIE indexes for data pulls. Think about using ROXIE for a data ingest and Thor directly pulling data into the back end repository. This talk will explain about how DataSeers has designed a realtime transaction monitoring system using HPCC Systems, Kafka, ElasticSearch and MySQL pushing the envelope for a typical use case. Learn the roadblocks we encountered, how we worked around them, and how we hardened the system to be truly disaster resistant with all open source technologies.

    Yanrui Ma, Software Architect, LexisNexis Risk Solutions - Dynamic ESDL Has Become More Dynamic In 7.0
    In this talk, Yanrui will talk about some of the major changes with Dynamic ESDL in 7.0, with a focus on the mechanisms and enhancements that have made it even more dynamic. He’ll give a demo of creating a DESDL service with the improved “esdl” command line to show you how easy and quick it can be. He’ll also go over DESDL related ECL Watch changes in 7.0, and some of the upcoming DESDL features.

    Bob Foreman, Senior Software Engineer, HPCC Systems, LexisNexis Risk Solutions - ECL Tip: All About the ECL SET
    This month’s ECL Tip spotlights the ECL SET definition, value type, and other supported functions that use it. Several code examples and best practices will be demonstrated.
  • HPCC Systems Community Focus: 5 Questions with Richard Chapman
    HPCC Systems Community Focus: 5 Questions with Richard Chapman
    Richard Chapman, Flavio Villanustre Recorded: Feb 14 2019 17 mins
    In this session, we are highlighting some of the rock stars of the HPCC Systems Community. Today's session is 5 Questions with Richard Chapman.

    Richard has been with LexisNexis Risk Solutions for more than 25 years. He is the VP of Research and Development and the leader of the HPCC Systems development team. Richard wrote the code to create the HPCC Systems query cluster, also knows as ROXIE which stands for Richard’s Online XML Inquiry Engine. He was one of the original designers of ECL which was created as a data centric programming language for easily expressing problems involving large quantities of data.
  • The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 20
    The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 20
    HPCC Systems Recorded: Jan 24 2019 80 mins
    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!

    •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.

    •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.
  • HPCC Systems Community Focus: 5 Questions with Lili Xu
    HPCC Systems Community Focus: 5 Questions with Lili Xu
    Lili Xu, Flavio Villanustre Recorded: Jan 24 2019 15 mins
    In this session, we are highlighting some of the rock stars of the HPCC Systems Community. Today's session is 5 Questions with Lil Xu.

    Lili is in the final stages of completing her PhD in Computer Science. She has worked in the DICE lab directed by Dr. Apon in the school of computing at Clemson University.

    Lili has completed three internships with the HPCC Systems team, working on machine learning applications. Her research area is machine learning, natural language processing and high performance computing. We are pleased that Lili has joined the team as a LexisNexis employee.
  • HPCC Systems Community Focus: 5 Questions with Amy Apon
    HPCC Systems Community Focus: 5 Questions with Amy Apon
    Flavio Villanustre and Amy Apon Recorded: Dec 18 2018 12 mins
    In this session, we are highlighting some of the rock stars of the HPCC Systems Community. Today's session is 5 Questions with Amy Apon, Ph.D.

    Dr. Apon maintains an active research program at Clemson. Areas of research interest include cloud computing, performance modeling and analysis of parallel and distributed system, data-intensive computing, emerging parallel architectures, and impact of high performance computing to research competitiveness. Her research is currently supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, BMW, HPCC Systems, LexisNexis, Elsevier Scopus, RELX Group, and Amazon.
  • Focus on FinTech [Season 2 Ep. 7]: Data & Innovation in 2019
    Focus on FinTech [Season 2 Ep. 7]: Data & Innovation in 2019
    Eric Hazard, CEO, Vested Ventures Recorded: Dec 11 2018 13 mins
    In the season finale of Focus on FinTech we look at the topics on the minds of FinTech professionals at Money 20/20.

    From how FinTech's and traditional Finance can work together, to the importance of data and innovation, discover the to top trends in FinTech from industry experts like Peerstreet and Dataseers.
  • The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 19
    The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 19
    HPCC Systems Recorded: Nov 15 2018 55 mins
    Speakers and topics for this episode include:

    Jayashree Ukkinagatti, Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, India
    Set up Automatic Builds for the continuous integration of ECL queries stored in GIT using Jenkins

    Software developers work in an isolated team. If they need to integrate their changes with different code base, waiting for days to integrate their code may create many merge conflicts , may get hard to fix the bugs or may lead to duplicate efforts. In this presentation, Jayashree will speak about the setting up of automatic builds to integrate ECL queries stored in Git using the Jenkins deployment pipeline techniques, when the pull request is made on additions or changes to ECL queries stored in Git.

    Nicole Navarro, New College of Florida
    Measuring the geo-social distribution of Opioid Prescriptions

    Drug overdose was the leading cause of accidental death in the US in 2015, and the number of drug overdoses involving opioids in 2016 was 42,249 – an increase of 18% per year since 2014. In this talk, Nicole will explain how she utilized the open source HPCC Systems capabilities around knowledge engineering to create data features and interactive visualizations. These were designed to allow research into Drug Socialization across social groups and geographical regions with a focus on opioid prescription rates.
  • HPCC Systems Commuity Focus: 5 Questions with David Dasher
    HPCC Systems Commuity Focus: 5 Questions with David Dasher
    Flavio Villanustre and David Dasher Recorded: Oct 1 2018 18 mins
    In this session, we are highlighting some of the rock stars of the HPCC Systems Community. Today's session is 5 Questions with David Dasher.

    David Dasher is the Chief Technology Officer and Founder of CPL Online, the leading provider of e-Learning and digital services to the UK’s hospitality sector, that since 2018 has been part of CGA Group.

    With over 25 years’ experience within the IT sector, he has worked extensively in the UK’s corporate sector developing database, marketing, and management solutions. Under David’s leadership, CPL Online has established itself as a market leader and enjoyed several years of strong year on year growth.
  • The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 17
    The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 17
    HPCC Systems Recorded: Sep 13 2018 82 mins
    Speakers and topics for this episode include:

    Farah Al Shanik, Clemson University - Equivalence Terms for Text Search Bundle
    Text Search Bundle (TSB) is an open source project for searching on XML text documents & contains many subtasks, one being equivalence terms. We can consider equivalence terms as strong synonyms for TSB. Several term equivalences: initialism, abbreviation, synonyms & similarity based on context. We used HPCC Systems to develop a Text search tool via Moby thesaurus to return a set of synonyms, word2vec algorithm to return similar words, then built a dataset for state names & its abbreviation to return the set of related documents while improving the initialism for TSB to find strings with or without the punctuation.

    Soukaina Filali, Georgia State University - Fraud Detection on Transactional Data using a Time Series Mining Approach
    The project consists of detecting fraudulent pre-paid cards from non-fraudulent ones using mined patterns on their respective historical bank transactions data. There are numerous types of card programs, each of which comes with different fraud risk levels. Every fraud category has representative patterns that a human manually monitors on a daily basis. The goal here is to combine the domain expert engineered features with time series shapelets mining techniques to provide an automated fraud detection solution, which can potentially help in early fraud detection.

    Lili Xu, Clemson University & Gus Reyna, LexisNexis - Using HPCC Systems ML to Map Thousands of Public Records Data Descriptions to Standard Codes
    There is a challenge of incorporating public records data into business processes given disparate descriptions across states for similar events, and finding standards giving a consistent meaning for use. This session tells the story of how HPCC Systems ML addressed the problem of mapping thousands of disparate public record data descriptions to a corresponding set of standard codes.
  • HPCC Systems Commuity Focus: 5 Questions with Itauma Itauma
    HPCC Systems Commuity Focus: 5 Questions with Itauma Itauma
    Itauma Itauma Recorded: Aug 23 2018 13 mins
    In this session, we are highlighting some of the rock stars of the HPCC Systems Community. Today's session is 5 Questions with Itauma Itauma.

    Itauma Itauma is a doctoral candidate at Keiser University and a computer science instructor at Wayne State University. His interests lie in learning analytics and utilizing HPCC Systems for educational research. He has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ilorin and two Masters Degrees, a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, majoring in human-robot interaction and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Wayne State University where his thesis was based on leveraging HPCC Systems for Big Data analytics.

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