Tech Talk 20 - January 24th 2019

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  1. Rob Mansfield, Senior Data Scientist, Proagrica - Watch Recording
    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!

    Rob has worked in ECL since 2016. As a Data Scientist he has helped design complex logic and statistical models that all pull from Proagrica’s HPCC Systems platform. Rob also works in Python and R, skills he picked up in a previous life as a college lecturer.

  2. Lorraine Chapman, Consulting Business Analyst, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group- Watch Recording
    Update on Academic Collaborations

    Lorraine will share an update on recent collaboration, upcoming academic events and the 2019 HPCC Systems Internship Program.

    Lorraine has worked alongside software developers for over 20 years in a supportive role which has ranged from producing documentation including developing on-line help systems to software testing and release management. Lorraine also administers the HPCC Systems Intern Program and manages our application to be an accepted organization for Google Summer of Code.  Lorraine is an active blogger on our website covering a wide range of subjects from new release information, features and improvements and the work students have completed during their internships.


  3. Bob Foreman, Senior Software Engineer, HPCC Systems, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group- Watch Recording
    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..

    Bob Foreman has worked with the HPCC Systems technology platform and the ECL programming language for over 5 years, and has been a technical trainer for over 25 years. He is the developer and designer of the HPCC Systems Online Training Courses, and is the Senior Instructor for all classroom and Webex/Lync based training.

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