Our summer internship program was very successful in 2015. We had 4 students complete projects for us during the summer months. It was a great experience and we are pleased to offer the program to students again in 2016. Most of our students work remotely.
About the program...
- Coding starts at the beginning of June running until the middle/late August.
- Project information is available on our Ideas List.
- Mentor contact details are shown on each project specification page if you have questions or want to discuss ideas.
- The deadline for getting a proposal to us is March 25th. Proposals should be sent to Lorraine Chapman not the mentor, please.
- You can submit a proposal at any time, when you are ready, between now and 25th March. There are some proposal guidelines on this wiki.
- You will hear whether you have been successful by April 22nd at the latest.
- You must be available in May so that you and your mentor can get you setup and ready to start coding at the start of June.
- We ask students to complete and return 2 evaluations to me during the coding period. The first is due mid July and the second at the end of the program.
- Mentors require a weekly status report.
- We also ask that students write a blog journal about their project and experience.
- We like to publicize the work our students do at our conference (usually in October), so we may ask you to prepare a video or presentation that we can showcase. This is live streamed across the internet so you can watch if you can. We also blog about your progress.
- We do have expectations of students that work with us which you should read.
New to HPCC Systems?
If you are, then take some time to find out about us and what we do. Find out about what HPCC Systems is, how it works, what ECL is and take a look at what goes on in our community.
If you see a project on our ideas list that you like, email us and let us know. To really make a great proposal, you'll need to get started using HPCC Systems so you can get some experience of how it works. Here are some things you should do to get started:
- Download the system and play around with it: https://hpccsystems.com/download/hpcc-platform
- Or try building your own system from the sources: https://github.com/hpcc-systems/HPCC-Platform/wiki
- Once you’re up and running, try out a few examples and tutorials: Introduction to Thor and Roxie, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Example, there are others here.
- Learn some ECL: https://hpccsystems.com/download/documentation/learning-ecl
- Take a look at some video tutorials
- Look at the work our students completed last year
- If you're interested in a Machine Learning project, take a look at our Machine Learning Documentation and Sources.
Ready to take the plunge?
Once you've prepared the way, you're ready to get started on your proposal.
- Read the Other Resources section in the project specification. It contains information of direct relevance to the project such as, additional reading material, a link to the corresponding JIRA issue, links to sources etc.
- Contact the project mentor to ask questions or discuss your ideas. We don't necessarily expect you to have all the answers and the chances are, there are challenges that may not be visible at first sight. The mentor will be interested to hear your ideas and is perfectly placed to help you develop them and answer your questions.
- Use our proposal guidelines to make sure you provide us with everything we need to know about you and your project plans.
- Update your proposal with the results of any discussions you have with a mentor and also to reflect the answers to questions. Don't assume the mentor will remember.
- Deadline for machine learning project proposals - Friday March 25th 2016
- Deadline for non-machine learning project proposals - Friday April 15th 2016
- Get the final version to Lorraine Chapman by 7pm UTC on the deadline date.
- And finally good luck! You'll be contacted by April 22nd.