Announcing Kettle Community Meeting 2019
After #pcm14 and #pcm16, the Pentaho Community Meeting in 2014 and 2016, Antwerp will host the community for a third time with #kcm19.
Just like the previous editions, #kcm19 will be on Nov 22-24 2019 at Hof Van Liere. See below for more details.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended KCM19!
This edition wouldn't have been possible without YOU!
(picture via Ken Wood)
We'll add updates here as the organization of the event progresses, so keep an eye on this space.
As has been the case for over a decade now, the Kettle Community Meeting (rebranded from Pentaho Community Meeting, see below for more information) is the annual (mostly) European event for all things Kettle and Pentaho.
Join us for a weekend of meeting fellow Kettle users, customers, developers and architects. In return for sacrificing a weekend of family time, we'll do the best we can to offer great content and lots of socializing with like-minded people.
KCM19 will take place on:
Registrations will open on Monday June 17th, 2019. Stay tuned!
There will be 2 deep dive sessions on Friday evening.
Registrations for these sessions are limited to 25 each, so be quick to reserve your seat.
The sessions will end at around 9pm and will be hosted at (or very close to) the meetup place (bar), so there will be plenty of time left to join the rest of the KCM19 crowd for a drink.
Doors will open at 9:00, presentations will start at 9:30
The technical and business presentations have been bundled in the main room. There won't be a separate business track for KCM19.
|9:30-9:45||Bart Maertens||Welcome + opening|
|09:45-10:30||Matt Casters||Recent Kettle Development (at Neo4J and in general)
|10:30-11:10||Jens Bleuel, Leonardo Coelho||How can a Community Member contribute to Pentaho?
|11:40-12:20||Mark Hall, Ken Wood||“Hey Ray!” and other deep learning/machine learning goodies!
|12:20-12:40||Kunal Pattni||Neo4J and CTools? Yes with Kettle
We use PDI to parse shapefiles downloaded from natural earth, load transformed data as a graph into neo4j and the integrate it in a C-tools dashboard, which calls PDI transformations to run cypher queries.
|13:30-14:10||Matt Casters||Kettle Sucks (Again)
|14:10-14:50||Anna Rumyantseva, Elena Salova||Recommendation engine in Pentaho. What's your next step? Bayes knows!
|14:50-15:10||Beppe Raymaekers||Driving DI Project Success with CI
In this session I will be discussing DevOps (CI/CD) best practices and how they can be applied to your Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) project. This will include an overview of the project foundations which are required to onboard on your PDI project’s DevOps journey and I will showcase a CI solution using PDI, Jenkins and JUnit to get started with your project's automated testing.
|15:40-16:00||Tom Barber||Moving from Kettle to Apache Hop - What is the Apache Software Foundation and how it can benefit the Kettle Community
|16:00-16:20||Guido van de Kerkhof||Kettle at ABN AMRO Clearing
Video and presentation won't be distributed
|16:20-16:40||Lokke Bruyndonckx||A data lineage framework with Kettle and Neo4J
|16:40-17:00||Nelson Sousa, Luis Silva||A general purpose ETL and testing framework using Kettle, Jenkins and Git
In one of our current projects we’re aiming to build a data warehouse using data from a collection of identical or near identical MSSQL databases. However, the source databases are missing several important bits and pieces that are usually essential to extract data: there are no update timestamps, no incremental keys, no pk-fk relationships and although some triggers allow us some form of CDC, in some cases a single user action causes dozens of consecutive updates to the data. In this talk we’ll show the base principles behind our modular Kettle framework to extract and transform these data, as well as our integration with Jenkins and git to automatically fetch new commits from feature branches, run unit tests, and promote code to the UAT branch if the tests pass.
|17:00-17:30||Hans Van Akelyen, Bart Maertens||Introducing Project Hop - Exploring the future of data integration
|17:30-18:30||Closing drinks + Networking|
PCM17 and PCM18 were generously sponsored by Hitachi Vantara. With the switch to KCM, this is no longer the case. Without this budget, we won't be able to organize a Saturday evening event with free food and drinks.
Dinner will be on your own. There are some great places near De Keyserlei and in the areas near Groenplaats, Suikerrui, Grote Markt, Oude Koornmarkt.
After dinner (no hard time, let's say 20:30-ish), we'll gather in Den Engel and Den Bengel, two adjacent pubs on the right hand side of the town hall on Grote Markt (Great Market Square).
We'll use the Kettle Slack channel should there be any last-minute changes. Use the twitter hashtag #KCM19 to request access to the channel.
We'll do a walking tour of some of the medieval and modern highlights of Antwerp. We'll end the tour in an area where we can have a KCM19 closing lunch.
Start: Starbucks Antwerp Central Station at 10:00 am.
After some long and hard discussion in the community, we decided Kettle Community Meeting better reflects the purpose of the meeting.
The main reason for this name change is that we want to acknowledge Kettle (Pentaho Data Integration) as the main topic in recent years, and move the focus accordingly.
The 'old' PCM-format will remain largely unchanged for KCM. Most talks will be about new Kettle developments or use cases, but presentations about other components in the Pentaho-platform are just as welcome as they were before. We'll also continue to work closely with our friends at Hitachi Vantara.
Expect to meet again with friends from previous editions, meet new people, enjoy great content and don't forget to enjoy our great Belgian beer and chocolate.
KCM19 will be hosted at the wonderful "Hof Van Liere":
"The beautiful 16th-century Hof van Liere and the adjacent historic buildings, which were constructed by the Jesuits in the 17th century, are an oasis of calm in the bustling city centre.
The central Hof Van Liere, on the University of Antwerp’s Stadscampus, belongs to Antwerp’s cultural-historical patrimony. The regal building was built in 1516, commissioned by the Mayor of Antwerp at that time, Aert van Liere. Antwerp was on the threshold of its ‘golden’ 16th century, a fact that is evidenced by this beautiful building in the Brabant Gothic style."
Hof Van Liere
The name change to #KCM19 instead of #PCM19 is the perfect opportunity to tune the #KCM agenda to better reflect how the event evolved over the years.
Some great results have been achieved over the course of the 2-hour hackathon since it was introduced at #PCM14 (the first Antwerp edition). However, 2 hours barely is enough to get started on 'real' projects, let alone deliver results that can really make a difference.
Instead of the hackathon, KCM19 will feature 2 parallel tracks of deep dive sessions. Pre-registration will be required, watch this space for details. If taking a deep dive into new (Kettle-related) tech after a long workweek isn't your idea of fun, we'll serve a selection of our finest Belgian beers. After all, meeting up over beers has always been an important part of PCM/KCM Friday evenings.
The hotels listed below have provided KCM group codes. Both hotels have optional reservations on these codes for 20 rooms or until mid September. Later or additional reservations with these codes may be possible, but can't be guaranteed.