American Heritage School - Code Stallions

HPCC Systems has been partnering with AHS for a number of years supporting their robotics lab and promoting interest in HPCC Systems and ECL, via access to mentors and the ability to participate in our annual Summer Internship Program.

This event is the first of its kind at American Heritage School and will help foster the students' introduction to writing ECL code and overall use of the HPCC Systems platform.

What is HPCC Systems?

Watch this short introduction video to get yourself familiar with HPCC Systems!

Getting up and running:

Workshop links:

Useful links:

Date of the event

Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM EST to 5:00 PM EST


AHS Palm Beach Campus




This event is open to AHS students only. 


Please contact Tai Donovan for registration related questions

HPCC Systems Challenge Information

Music is life!

Data Source

Million Song Datasets and Music Moz

What you need

  • A laptop with either Window or Mac OS. The development environments are not compatible with tablets or chromebooks 

  • Installed VS Code with ECL Extension or ECL IDE

  • Ability to access the public internet (available in workshop room)

  • Computers may be available on-site for students who do not have their own. 

Quick start resources

Challenge Rules

Teams from 1-3 students. 

Points will be awarded for answering challenge questions.

Submissions can be evaluated on the cluster via ECL Watch.

Points awarded for the first team to answer correctly, and additional submissions will also 
receive credit.

Extra credit for additional data insights that go beyond the initial challenge questions.

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 on-site to help you!

Richard Taylor, Bob Foreman, Hugo Watanuki, Greg Panagiotatos, George Foreman

How to prepare ahead of time?

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

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. Learn more about our academic program.


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