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Pentaho Community Meeting 2015 #PCM15

This page holds all the essential info about the Pentaho Community Meeting 2015.

Most important bits first:

  • Location: London
  • Date: November 7th - there will also be a Hackathon on Friday evening and social activities on Sunday.
  • Venue: W12 Conferences, West London


Attending the presentations and hackathon is completely free!

Please register for the main event here for a free ticket.

For the hackathon on Friday evening please register here.


  • As with previous PCM meetings there will be a nominal charge to cover lunch on Saturday.



Rough outline, details TBC:

  • Friday: Evening Hackathon in the city with fancy prizes (courtessy of IVY-IS) to be won, then drinks!
  • Saturday: 2 streams of talks - Business and Tech focussed
  • Saturday Evening Dinner/drinks around Piccadilly Circys
  • Sunday: The sightseeing tour all sightseeing tours should be like. Not to be missed.

How to submit the talks

Please send details to

Provide the following:

  • Your full name
  • Links to your profie and company
  • Title of the talk and synopsis

Friday: Venue Info, Agenda Etc

Venue Location

Skillsmatter "CodeNode" How to get there

Time - TBC - Evening, which hackathon starting by 7pm, possibly other events occurring before.


Saturday: Venue Info, Agenda Etc

Venue Location

W12 Conferences, West London.


W12 Conferences, Artillery Lane, 150 Du Cane Road, London, W12 0HS

How to Get There

Please visit Transport for London for best directions from your London location to W12 Conferences.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Circle and Hammersmith and City lines will be closed over the weekend between Edgware Road and Hammersmith! YOU MUST TAKE CENTRAL LINE INSTEAD to get to the venue! See here for details.

Nearest tube stations

  • Central Line: White City and East Acton both within a 10 minute walk.
  • Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines: ARE CLOSED!!! DO NOT TAKE!!!

Buses Buses 7, 70, 72, 272 & 283 bus routes stop directly outside on Du Cane Road. When getting off the bus, look for Queen Charlottes hospital, to your left when looking at Hammersmith Hospital. Artillery Lane is the road running past this towards the car park. Follow this road and turn right at the mini roundabout, then turn left directly into the W12 courtyard, our reception is here.

Nearest Mainline Train stations Paddington Station - 10 mins Take Hammersmith & City or Circle line to Wood Lane Tube station

Liverpool Street – 25 mins Take Central Line to White City station

Victoria Station – 22 mins Take Victoria Line to Oxford Circus. Change to Central Line to White City station.

Kings Cross/St Pancras – 25 mins Take Hammersmith & City or Circle line to Wood Lane Tube station

IMPORTANT: The conference centre is part of the Hospital. YOU MUST NOT ENTER via the main hospital entrance. There is a road between the Prison and Hospital which will take you to conference centre:

Social Media

Twitter hashtag: #pcm15

Talks so far (List will evolve!)


Tech Stream

  • Matt Casters, Pentaho Chief of Data Integration / Kettle project founder: Data Sets and Unit Tests PDI plugin
  • Tom Barber of Meteorite BI will talk about Saiku and managing metadata in a NoSQL world
  • Caio Moreno de Souza: Monitoring the BI Pentaho Server using Pentaho CE Audit and Performance Monitoring Plugin / Creating Maps with Saiku Chart Plus
  • Antonio García-Domínguez and Inmaculada Medina-Bulo: ArtifactCatalog: Better Descriptions and Hierarchical Tagging for Pentaho Resources
  • Roland Bouman: Will talk about PHASE (Pentaho Analysis Editor) and PASH (Pentaho Analysis Shell).
  • Miguel Cunhal: Will present 15-20 top tips and tricks for PDI
  • Sébastian Jelsch: Bigdata MDX with Mondrian and Apache Kylin
  • Pedro Vale (Webdetails): All the secrets behind Pentaho 6.0
  • Jens Bleuel: Everything you wanted to know about PDI 6.0
  • Know BI: Metadata injection driven map-reduce
  • Diogo Mariano (Webdetails): How to easily embed your cTools dashboard in your web application
  • Julio Costa (Webdetails): Responsive design with cTools
  • Francesco Corti and Alberto Mercati: transparent and trusted authentication between an external application and Pentaho. (If you've not seen Francescos presentations before you're in for a treat!)
  • Marc Batchelor (founder and VP of Engineering Pentaho): Community Contribution Guidelines and Process – How can the community contribute to Pentaho Development

Business Stream

  • Owen Bowden Beating blood cancer with help from the Pentaho community
  • Mark Stubbs Pentaho Solutions Architect will talk about some of the most exciting Pentaho BigData projects currently running in London
  • Juanjo Ortilles Web Adhoc Query Executor (WAQE) A successor to WAQR.
  • Emilio Arias Analyzing Ashley Madison data with Pentaho
  • Marcello Pontes from oncase Customizing biserver with Tapa and some more plugin goodies. How to take advantage of the plugin whats reusable ans some more hot news for Dashboarders.
  • Andre Simoes (XpandIT: Taming Big Data - Big data is getting mature, is your company ready to handle capture and orchestrate all the processes running within a cluster?

Sunday: Venue info, agenda, etc.

Location: central London

Agenda: the London sightseeing tour you wish all sightseeing tours would be like.

A guided tour of London not to be missed. Only 30 spots available, pre-registration required when you sign-in to the conference on Saturday.

Will last 2 hours approximately, covering the City of London and surrounding areas. Follow twitter to see where we end up for lunch.


Below are a few hotel suggestions.

Please note London is a very large city and commuting may be time consuming. We suggest you choose a hotel either close to the conference venue (Acton, White City, Sheperd's Bush) or closer to the social even on Saturday night (Covent Garden, Soho, Charing Cross).

London Underground is expected to start a 24 hour service during the fall on week-ends. The announced date was September 12, but the recent Tube strikes have pushed this back and there is no official date for commencement of the 24 service yet.

Central London

These hotels are close to the social events on Saturday night, but expect around 30 minutes to get to the conference venue on Saturday:

Acton/White City

Closer to the conference venue. They are located in zone 2 of the London transporation zone, about 15-20 minutes from Central London

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