Kennesaw State University Hackathon 2023

HPCC Systems is a sponsor at this event as part of our academic program. It is hosted by the College of Computing and Software Engineering at KSU.

We have been taking part in this event with KSU since 2017! For more information about how they went, read our blog posts: The 2022 KSU Hackathon for Social Good and Fly on the wall - Our first Hackathon.

Getting up and running:

Workshop links:

Date of the event

Thursday, February 23 2023 at 10:00 AM EST to

Saturday, February 25 2023 at 7:00 PM EST


Joe Mack Wilson Student Center

Marietta Campus




The CCSE Hackathon is open to all undergraduate and graduate Kennesaw State University students. To encourage collaboration and emphasize how technology is part of everything we do, we require that each team has at least one CCSE student as a member.


KSU Registration Page

HPCC Systems Challenge Information

Will be posted when challenge is open!

Data Source

4 massive data sets from different real life categories

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

General Instructions

  1. Please follow all the guidelines specified by the data provider.

  2. Provide a brief design/tech document describing the proposed solution (2-3 pages max).

  3. Provide the bio of all participants and their roles on the project.

  4. Use the HPCC Systems platform for executing the solution.

Rating Criteria

  1. Innovation involved

  2. Understanding of Big Data patterns and its application to HPCC Systems.

  3. Team work and execution

  4. Presentation quality

Mentors available during the Hackathon

The following mentors will be available to help you through Discord

Listed left to right: Richard Taylor, Bob Foreman, Hugo Watanuki 

Discord Channel

HPCC channel link

What can I do to prepare?

Here are some free online courses linked below. Please take some time and familiarize yourself with ECL prior to the hackathon to help your better understand this powerful language and its capabilities.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

We have many resources available for you to use to familiarize yourself with our technology and how to use it. If you are new to us, then take some time to find out about HPCC Systems and what we do. Find out how HPCC Systems workswhat ECL is and take a look at what goes on in our community.

I have questions, who do I ask?

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