Love creating stuff on your computer and LOVE baseball? Come hack with us!
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.
New to hack days? Have no fear. There’ll be people of all skill levels and skill sets participating. See our resources in github wiki, check out our inspiraton blog on tumblr, and follow us on Twitter @BaseballHackDay
Baseball Hack Day was orginally born out of a Boston area news & geek meetup group Hacks/Hackers and Society of American Baseball Research Boston Chapter after watching terrible collapse of 2011 Red Sox season. Our first event was held at The Boston Globe on March 24, 2012 with 35 participants with 9 projects. In 2013, thoughtbot hosted a 31-participants, 10-projects fun and inspiring hack day in March. In 2014, Baseball Hack day expanded into two cities, Boston and Philadelphia. You can see submissions and winners of the past years: 2013 and 2014.
The event is based on the principal of the Hack Day Manifesto. It will always be free to attend, and we won’t make participants sign any type of documents. We are run by volunteers, and we’ll never be for-profit.