Fun, friendly, free, one-day, on-site hacking/coding competition for baseball fans. Saturday, March 19.

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 principal of the Hack Day Manifesto.

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Prizes

$7,040 in prizes

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).

Philly Overall Winner

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

Montreal Overall Winner

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

Chicago Overall Winner

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

San Francisco Overall Winner (2)

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

Best Use of SportRadar API

The project across all 5 cities that makes the best use of SportRadar API wins a 2016 season (6-month) Real Time MLB key.

Boston Runner-Up

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

Philly Runner-Up

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

Montreal Runner-Up

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

Chicago Runner-Up

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

San Francisco Runner-Up (2)

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

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

To be eligible, you do need to be on-site at one of our 5 locations on March 19. 

Judges

Staff members

Staff members
MLB Advanced Media

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity/Originality
  • Design/Presentation
  • Execution/Functionality