Born in Boston, Baseball Hack Day now counts chapters in Chicago, San Francisco, and Portland, among other cities. The one-day event encourages the development of baseball-related projects and partnerships with a goal of strengthening ties between technology and athletic communities.
“It’s a day where creative minds come together and see what cool projects can be created within a limited time,” organizers say. “With a data set that extends back almost 150 years, there is no better sport to challenge the development of unique technical & design focused internet projects.”
A panel of judges chooses a winning project at the end of the free event, which includes meals and snacks throughout the day.
The first event was held at The Boston Globe in March 2012 with 35 participants and 9 projects.