• Registration, Meet and Greet, and Coffee

  • Welcome, Introductions, and Pitch

  • Code

  • Lunch

  • More Code

  • Presentation, Judging, and Awards



  • Montreal Overall Winner

    An annual MLB.TVPremium subscription for each team member (maximum team size of four).

    4 Tickets to see the exhibition Toronto vs Boston baseball game at the Olympic Stadium on April 1st, 2016.

  • Montreal Runner Up

    The second place 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).

  • 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.

    (Want to sponsor a prize? Email us.)


Come join us!

Join us for the second annual Montreal Baseball Hack Day on March 19th, 2016. Held at the Breather space in the Belgo Building, the Montreal Baseball Hack Day will be joining Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago in hosting this one day event to encourage the development of Baseball related projects, partnerships and experiments with the goal of creating better ties between our technology and sports communities.

The goal of the day is to bring creative minds into one room and see what they can produce within a limited time. The project could be (but is not limited to) a tool, simple web app, mobile app, website, or data visualization. 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.

Designers, developers, statisticians, and baseball enthusiasts alike are welcome! We are also looking for sponsors to help offset the costs of hosting our inaugural event and judges to evaluate the projects and then present the winning team with a grand prize. There is no cost to attend and participate in the event, but there are limited spots available, so we encourage you to book early.

The full day event will include breakfast, lunch and a bevy of snacks throughout the day. We will end with an award ceremony to present the winning project.

If you want to see some examples of projects that were presented last year in Boston or Philadelphia for inspiration, click here to see the list of winning projects.

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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.