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The proposal period for 2022 internships is now open
Submit your final proposal to Lorraine Chapman before Friday 18th March 2022

Browse the list below. One you have selected a project, we recommend that you contact the mentor to discuss your ideas. Full details of how the application process works are available in this blog. Also, see our Proposal Guidelines and an example to help you prepare your proposal submission. If you are new to HPCC Systems, find out more about here and view our tips on how to prepare for your project and internship.

The projects listed here are available as student work experience opportunities with HPCC Systems as part of our summer intern program. Submissions are welcome from high school through to PhD. Find out about our Class of 2021 and their projects.

Contact Lorraine Chapman with your questions about the program.

  1. Additional Embedded Languages in ECL
    Clojure, Haskell, Julia, MariaDB, MatLab, MongoDB (Already taken ), ODBC, Postgres, SAS, Scala, SQL, or suggest one!
  2. Additional external data stores
    Ceph or suggest one!
  3. Address Cleaner Plugin Optimizations
  4. Build Process Improvements -Ninja, Jenkins X and Azure
  5. Build System as Code
  6. Cloud specific projects
    HPCC Cluster Storage Support With Container Storage Interface (CSI)
    Baseline test suite for an HPCC Systems cluster on Kubernetes - No longer available
    Explore Kubernetes Federation Support

    HPCC Systems Kubernetes Cloud Namespace hierarchy

    HPCC Systems machine learning cluster on Kubernetes 

    Enhance K8S Ingress with Istio Gateway and API Gateway
    Istio and other Service Mesh with HPCC Systems cluster

    Jenkins X

    Performance test suite for an HPCC Systems cluster on Kubernetes
  7. Develop an Automated ECL Watch Test Suite
  8. Marketing/Documentation Projects
    Technology/Marketing and Branding - Under Offer
    Documentation - Data Patterns - Under Offer
    These projects are suitable for students who would like to get involved with the HPCC Systems Open Source Project by contributing in a way that does not involve coding in a programming language.
  9. ECL Code Documentation Generator Improvements - No longer available
    Make major improvements to the ECL Code Documentation Generator (ECLDoc), written in Python.
  10. Investigate Test Frameworks and Best Practises for HPCC Systems Cloud Native
  11. Investigate Third Party Environments Working with HPCC Systems
  12. Locking engine to replace DALI - Investigative project
    Research, test and do a POC of a 3rd party inter-machine/process locking engine, for example ZooKeeper, HashiCorp's Consul or other suitable contenders.
  13. Machine Learning Algorithms on the HPCC Platform
    Anomaly Detection Algorithms - No longer available
    Applying the Causality Toolkit to Real World Datasets - 2 places left
  14. Natural Language Processing - All places for NLP projects under offer
    Enhance the English Dictionary
    Enhance the full English phrase parser
    Enhance the performance of the ECL NLP Plugin
    Create an NLP dictionary for Portuguese - Already taken
    Create an NLP dictionary for Chinese
    Create an NLP dictionary for Spanish
    Create an NLP dictionary for the Kurdish language - Already taken
    Build knowledge base for the human body - Already taken
    Build an OCR cleanup analyze
    Create a phrase parser for Portuguese (Follow-on project- Requires the completion of the Portuguese dictionary project)
    Create a phrase parser for Chinese (Follow-on project- Requires the completion of the Chinese dictionary project)
    Create a phrase parser for Spanish (Follow-on project- Requires the completion of the Spanish dictionary project)
    Sentiment Analysis in Chinese
    Sentiment Analysis in English

    Sentiment Analysis in Portuguese - 

    Sentiment Analysis in Spanish
    Sentiment Analysis in the Kurdish Language
  15. Performance Testing - Bare Metal vs Cloud Native
  16. Provide SELinux Policies for the HPCC-Platform installation on Linux environments
    Build SELinux domains for hpccsystems-platform services.
  17. Replace existing socket-based message passing interface with an open source package
    Explore if using a different message layer (open-source package, such as ZeroMQ) offers improved performance, robustness and code maintainability

These projects are still under development and more details will be added soon. If you want to know more about any of these projects, view the associated JIRA issue and please contact Lorraine Chapman or the mentor of the project:

  1. Implement reference dafilesrv in other languages
  2. Implement a Reverse activity
  3. Incorporating self test code into a bundle
  4. Provide test code for bundles with no self test
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