• Registration, Meet and Greet, and Coffee

  • Welcome, Introductions, and Pitch

  • Code

  • Lunch

  • More Code

  • Presentation, Judging, and Awards



  • Boston Overall Winners

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

  • Baseball Hack Day Grand Prize Winner

    In addition, the team who takes the grand prize (best of the winning teams of participating cities) will also recieve additional prize (and major bragging rights!)

  • 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-Ups

    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).

  • and more! (Want to sponsor a prize? Email us.)


  • Ben Romy

    Software Engineer, MLB Advanced Media

  • Michael Amoroso

    Senior Director of Product Development, MLB Advanced Media

  • Daren Willman

    Director of Baseball Research and Development, MLB Advanced Media

  • Christian Allgood

    Manager, Software Engineering, ESPN

Come join us, March 19!

Love creating stuff on your computer and LOVE baseball? Come hack with us on March 19 at General Assembly Boston, 51 Melcher Street Boston, MA 02210!

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. The event is based on the principal 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

Driving to Baseball Hack Day? Our sponsor SpotHero is offering $5 off parking for new SpotHero users. Get iPhone or Android app or visit the 51 Melcher St. SpotHero Parking Page to find and reserve your parking spot. Download the app and enter promo code HACKBOSTON for an extra $5 off.

Register now

Three Tracks in Boston

To encourage participation of developers and designers of all levels, there will be three tracks:

  • First, "hacking track" is our usual, typical Baseball Hack Day track. You come with project and recruit people, or come and find a project to join and work on it for the day.
  • Second one is a "project track", where we have project/challenge ready to be worked on. There will be a "project manager" or "leader" type person to lead the team(s) to solve the challenge.
  • Third one is a learning track, which is mostly designed for first-time hackathon attendees. This is where you can learn how to hack from Baseball Hack Day's mentor volunteers. Less like competition and more like a workshop.

Guidelines & Rules

First and foremost, this event will be a success if everyone has a good time. That is why we have a Code of Conduct. All attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers and staff at our hackathon are required to agree with it. TLDR; Basically, please don't do anything that would detract from the fairness or fun of the event. Respect your fellow hackers.

We are using a hack submission service called DevPost. In order to win, you need to submit the hacks through it. It helps organizers keep track of the teams and the projects they create.

Hacks could be (but are not limited to) a tool, simple web app, mobile app, website, or data visualization and may be built using any programing language and platform of your choice. Teams can be of any size, but awards are only given to up to four individuals.

Hacks will be judged for [1] Creativity/Originality, [2] Design/Aesthetic, and [3] Execution/Functionality.

The majority of your coding must happen during the event. Some work done prior to the event is allowed, but it should be disclosed at your demo. Ideas that are compact and executable in one-day format are encouraged, and we will reward teams that recognize this time constraint.

When time is up, you will have short* show-and-tell and demo time (* 3 to 5 minutes, depending on how many projects there are). Judges also will come around during the event and you are encouraged to tell them about your projects at that time.

Prototypes/mockups for demo is OK, but *working* websites or mobile apps are strongly encouraged.