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We want to create stronger ties between Philly’s technology and sports communities.
That’s why Philly will be joining Boston and Montreal in hosting a Baseball Hack Day, a one-day event to encourage the development of baseball-related tech projects, partnerships and experiments. It kicks off March 28 at CityCoHo on 24th and Walnut.
With a data set that dates back almost 150 years, there is no better sport to challenge the development of unique, technical and design-focused projects. We are bringing creative minds into one room to see what they can produce within a limited time frame. During the event, teams of up to four people can work on a project of their choosing, whether it be a tool, simple web app, mobile app, website or data visualization.
Designers, developers, statisticians and baseball enthusiasts alike are welcome! There is no cost to attend and participate in the event, but there are limited spots available, so we encourage you to:
The full-day event will include coffee, lunch and a few drinks at the end of the day. The day will end with an award ceremony, including prizes like Phillies tickets, minor league tickets and even a first pitch at a minor league game. The top teams from each host city will then compete for a grand prize, later in the year. MLB Advanced Media will judge the finals and name the winning city, which will have bragging rights for the entire year.
Mike Jackson will be back doing illustrations of the event and judging.
We’re looking for sponsors to help offset the costs of hosting our event, and we’re seeking judges to evaluate the projects and present the winning teams with prizes. For more information on how to become a sponsor or judge, visit our website.
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