Fun, friendly, free, one-day, on-site hacking/coding competition for baseball fans.

Love creating stuff on your computer and LOVE baseball? Come hack with us on March 19 at 5 cities near you: Boston, Philadelphia, Montreal, Chicago and San Francisco!

The fifth annual Baseball Hack Day is a fun, friendly one-day hacking competition (also known as hackathon, hackfest or codefest) for baseball fans.

It is the day where area baseball minds come together and see what cool projects can be created within a limited time. The project could be (but is not limited to) a tool, app, website, or data visualization. Baseball Hack Day is a free event thanks to our generous sponsors (see our site for sponsors!). The event is based on the principle of the Hack Day Manifesto.

New to hack days? Have no fear. See to get an idea. See our resources in github wiki, check out our inspiraton blog on tumblr, and follow us on Twitter @BaseballHackDay.

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Prizes

$2,110 in prizes

Boston Runner-Up

The runner-up team of the Boston competition will win an annual Baseball Prospectus Super Premium subscription for each team member (maximum team size of four).

Boston Overall Winner

The winning team of the Boston competition will win an annual MLB.TV Premium subscription for each team member (maximum team size of four).

Montreal Overall Winner

An annual MLB.TV Premium subscription for each team member (maximum team size of four). 4 Tickets to see the exhibition Toronto vs. Pittsburgh baseball game at the Olympic Stadium

Montreal Runner-Up

The runner-up team of the Montreal competition will win a 12 month Super Premium subscription to Baseball Prospectus online for each team member (maximum team size of four).

Chicago Overall Winners

The winning team of the Chicago competition will win an annual MLB.TV Premium subscription for each team member (maximum team size of four).

Chicago Runner-Up

The runner-up team of the Chicago competition will win an annual Baseball Prospectus Super Premium subscription for each team member (maximum team size of four).

Best Use of SportRadar API

The project across all cities that makes the best use of SportRadar API wins a 2017 season (6-month) Real Time MLB key.

Baseball Hack Day Grand Prize Winner

The team who takes the grand prize (best of the winning teams of participating cities) will also receive additional prizes (and major bragging rights!)

Honorable mention (5)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

To be eligible, you do need to be on-site at one of our 4 locations on March 25th.

Judges

Staff Members

Staff Members
MLB Advanced Media

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity & Originality
  • Design & Presentation
  • Execution & Functionality