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Foto Oficial do Pentaho Day 2013 - Fortaleza - Brasil Foto Oficial do Pentaho Day 2013 - Fortaleza - Brasil

Guest Post - Pedro Alves, Senior VP of Community, Pentaho

Hello everyone!

Exactly 2 months after the Pentaho Community event in Brazil, that had an all-time record of roughly 200 attendees (see photo on right), we're hosting our next User Group meeting in London. Shared points between both events? Similar topics, amazing people willing to share their experiences and learn from others and the always fundamental beer and pizza! Unfortunately, the amazing Brazilian weather won't be the same. Chances are it will be cold and wet - welcome to London :)

The event will be held at the Skills Matter Exchange in the Clerkenwell area of London on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6.00 pm. We're targeting the Pentaho Community, which in my definition includes customers, users, developers, basically anyone that's willing to spend some time helping to make the product better. It's one of my main goals as Senior VP of Community to create conditions for that to happen, and I'm interested in hearing ideas and feedback that anyone is willing to share.

Here's the current agenda:

  • Matt Casters, creator and architect of PDI / Kettle will lead a demo and discussion on how Pentaho supports Hadoop and big data analytics.
  • Dave Romano will lead a talk on how big data start-up Causata has been using Pentaho, specifically covering its use of a custom repository, step plug-ins and embedding Kettle
  • Pedro Alves will present CPK, the Community Plugin Kickstarter, a tool that allow non-developers to create Pentaho Plugins
  • Simon Raybould will describe the dashboard centric implementation at Found, heavily centered around Ctools and Mondrian
Please note that most of the presentations are technically oriented, mainly of interest to consultants and developers. We invite you to propose discussions, technical presentations, user stories and hosted Q&A sessions to educate and inspire other users.

There will be plenty of time before and after the meetup for informal networking. For more information and to register, please visit this link. On behalf of PLUG (Pentaho London User Group) organiser Dan Keeley and Pentaho, we hope to see you on June 20th.

Pedro Alves, Senior VP of Community, Pentaho