• Registration, Meet and Greet, and Coffee

  • Welcome, Introductions, and Pitch

  • Design and Code

  • Lunch

  • More Design and Code

  • Presentation, Judging and Awards

  • Let’s go for a beer!



  • Montreal Overall Winner

    An annual MLB.TV Premium subscription for each team member (maximum team size of four). 4 Tickets to see the exhibition Toronto vs. Pittsburgh baseball game at the Olympic Stadium

  • 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 receive additional prizes (and major bragging rights!)

  • Best Use of SportRadar API

    The project across all cities that makes the best use of SportRadar API wins a 2017 season (6-month) Real Time MLB key.

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


Come join us!

Love creating stuff on your computer and LOVE baseball? Join us for the third annual Montreal Baseball Hack Day on March 25th, 2017. Held at the Breather space in the Belgo Building, the Montreal Baseball Hack Day will be joining six other baseball-loving cities 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. This year’s event takes place simultaneously in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and here in Montreal.

It’s a day where creative 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, 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 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.

New to hack days? Have no fear. See last year’s submissions, check our resources in github wiki, check out our inspiration blog on tumblr, and follow us on Twitter @mtlbbhackday.

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, application, software, website, or data visualization and may be built using any programming language and platform that you choose. 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/Presentation, 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 are OK, but working websites or mobile apps are strongly encouraged.