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06-22-2012, 02:21 AM
Hi Guys,

the same procedure as last year: Just setting up a quick thread where people can submit proposals for talks at this years Pentaho Community Gathering in Amsterdam. Add stuff to this thread and we will collate them all and post the ideas on the wiki:


06-22-2012, 03:02 AM
From last year I remember we all liked the idea of doing a block of lightning talks (5-15' each).
I personally still like the idea since you can mount 10 talks in a few hours, exchange a lot of great ideas.

What do you fine folks think?

06-22-2012, 03:11 AM
Hi All,

I'd love to give an update on xmla4js. I'd like to focus on two things in particular:
- xmla4js support for node.js: xmla4js already was cross-browser compatible, now you can also run it on the server in the popular node.js environment. The project includes a REST-for-analysis example that turns node.js into a RESTful equivalent of XML/A, with support for JSON, html, xml and text as data formats.
- building applications with xmla4js. Xmla4js is currently included in the pentaho bi server, buried in the data-access plugin. I'd like to explain step-by-step how you can build a basic OLAP application based on xmla4js, focusing on two examples that are included in the project:
a) xmlash, an XML/A shell, essentially a command line for MDX and OLAP metadata that runs in your browser
b) A basic but functional cube-browser / graphical query tool that supports olap discovery, drag'n'drop query building, a treeview for dimension/member exploration, scrollable hierarchized multidimensional result tables.

06-22-2012, 03:15 AM
I definitely like the idea of a block of lightning talks - I think it would be quite a good thing to break things up a little bit!

And how about a battle? I Can think of a pretty simple headline "Big data is/is not fluff. Discuss" :) I'm sure Jos will captain one side hehe

06-22-2012, 10:03 AM
If it fits in the thema and/or schedule I'd like to present my PDI Data Vault framework: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdidatavaultfw/

Greetings, Edwin

06-22-2012, 10:26 AM
Please do; I saw it at the Pentaho Benedutch event in 2011 and found it very interesting.

06-22-2012, 05:11 PM
We would like to give you an update of the work of the Antonius project. We benefit from the work of so many members of the community. I think you deserve to see the results.

06-27-2012, 10:13 AM
Slawo proposed to do a longer, hands-on PDI Plugin Development workshop. Short version is two hours, the complete one probably 4. I think 4 is too much for the meetup but if there's enough interest we can try to do this on Sunday or Friday afternoon (depending on availability of a room and Slawo of course ;-)). Still, having a 2 hour more in depth session, combined with lightning talks and 'regular' 30-45 min sessions has my blessing. Any thoughts on this?

best, Jos

06-28-2012, 08:15 AM
I like the idea of lightning talks and plan to have a talk about something out of the ordinary related to Kettle :-)
The working title: "I don't know, yet if it will work with Kettle"
Even when it will not work, I will talk about it.... the way is the goal.

I look forward to Amsterdam and our community meeting,

07-04-2012, 10:23 AM

We would like to present three talks about CTools (what else). Our idea is to focus on the new ctools that we've developed so far this year:

* CDB - Community Data Browser
* CDC - Community Distributed Cache
* CDV - Community Data Validator


07-04-2012, 10:49 AM
Pedro - how about the R-stats one? Not even sure which Ctool that is? :) And not even sure if it's out yet?

07-04-2012, 10:56 AM
the R-stats one should be CDB.

It's been out on the dev branch for some weeks now.
We're still waiting for P. Alves to write a blog post about it...


07-25-2012, 10:17 AM
Julian and I would like to present the Mondrian 4 BETA program. This would be a flash talk.

08-07-2012, 04:36 AM
I would like to present two BI-plugins that I've been developping:
1. CDM (Community Dashboard Manager v 0.9): allows version control on CDE dashboards and the synchroneous management of multiple similar dashboards (including some multi-tenancy support)
2. CDP (Community Data Processor): A tool that allows you to store queries and code in the pentaho-solution folder that allows you to perform computations and write back the results to a database. It currently supports SQL and Clojure a JVM programming language. It is also possible to use java-libraries (via Clojure java interoperability)

Cees van Kemenade.

cde@vinzi.nl (cde@vinzi.nl)

08-20-2012, 08:59 AM
I’d like to present OrgBox, and how it was recently liked to Pentaho.

OrgBox is a decision support UI specialized in organizational structure simulations. You drag-and-drop the organization chart of your company, move around jobs and employee, attach documents (CV, job desc,…) and open them with one click. Very handy to classify your files on your own (non-HR) hierarchy!

There is a long time I am loading the data with Kettle. Recently a customer asked me to follow some KPIs as she was playing with her Org chart. As a result, in a click, you open now a Mondrian viewer or the Penatho solution repository straight on the correct page… An impressive and effective way to show top-managers what Pentaho can do.

Unlike last year, there will be a demo of a UI.

08-27-2012, 11:55 AM
I'll be talking about Mondrian 4 (finally beta! yay!)

08-27-2012, 12:53 PM
I could also present the use case we have worked on with Yahoo. Mondrian underwent a major architectural overhaul to extend its scaling capabilities. I can elaborate on these enhancements and how they will impact the community in the future.