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Date of the eventSeptember 15-17, 2023

Florida International University
Biscayne Bay Campus | Miami, Florida

Kovens Conference Center, 3000 NE 151st St, North Miami, FL, US, 33181

1st floor main hallway and room 120

Hosted bySeptember 15-17, 2023
EligibilityShellHacks is completely free for all students accepted to the event
Registration Registration
  • Workshop Topics Include:

    • Introduction to HPCC Systems
    • Introduction to ECL Watch, the ECL IDE and the ECL Extension in VS Code
    • How to clean and analyze data using ECL (Enterprise Control Language)
    • Core ECL transformation and delivery tools
Data Source


Workshop Trainers

Bob Foreman - Software Engineering Lead

Greg Panagiotatos - Senior Software Engineer

Hugo Watanuki - Manager Community Tech Programs

Richard Taylor - Sr Consulting Software Engineer

What you need
  • A laptop
  • Installed VS Code with ECL Extension or ECL IDE
  • Ability to access the public internet (available in workshop room)
Quick start resources
Group messaging applicationDiscord server: 

Internship OpportunitiesFind out more about the HPCC Systems intern program


  • Watch a quick overview video about HPCC Systems
  • Create your own Localized Container based Cluster. 
    • Note:  We will be using a cloud-based HPCC Systems cluster for the workshop.
  • You can use your preferred editor to write code but we do have our own, a Windows-based ECL IDE which you can download. On the download page, under Operating System, select Windows. Download both the ECL IDE and Client Tools.
  • VS Code is a good code editor if you don't use Windows.  Installation is slightly more complicated see below and also this cheat sheet:
    1. Download and install VS Code from here if you don't already have it installed.
    2. Download the HPCC Systems Client Tools from here.
      1. Choose your operating system from the popup list.
      2. Choose the appropriate "Client Tools" option for your operating system.  Make sure only one checkbox on the entire page is selected.
      3. Download and install.
    3. Launch VS Code, then search for and install the extension named "ECL (Enterprise Control Language) support for Visual Studio Code".
  • Once you’re up and running, try out a few of the tutorials.
  • Learn some ECL. This is the language used to write queries. It's easy to use, try it for yourself. Read the documentation or take a training course
  • Take a look at some video tutorials