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March Madness not only sets the prelude to the NCAA Final Four taking place in the Twin Cities this April, but also signifies the start of the 2019 Baseball Season! On Saturday March 9th, various tech-focused and community-based organizations have partnered together to kick it off by hosting Baseball Hack Day, a one-day coding competition where tech and sports collide. As many orgs collaborate to debut this program for the Greater MSP tech ecosystem, this is one event you don't want to miss!

Hack Day participants will have the opportunity to form teams composed of sports aficionados and techies in efforts to create innovative projects to increase the love of the game. As Baseball Hack Day seeks to also create an inclusive environment, Baseball Hack Day has also partnered with Blacks in Technology, IoT Fuse, Girls in Tech, and the National Society of Black Engineers to host this event. Baseball Hack Day has also partnered with tech giants, Intuit and Sportradar, who will preview exclusive developer tools, APIs, and data resources for the hackathon audience.

Baseball Hack Day Co-Organizer, Elizabeth Cotton, commented, " The sports-tech industry is a very competitive and fast paced growing sector. Baseball Hack Day is such a great program as it infuses sports, entertainment, innovation, and tech. It's great to see different tech orgs working together to pilot this program in the Twin Cities."

Participants of the hackathon will have an opportunity to pitch their project to a panel of judges for a chance to win the grand prize and bragging rights. For more information please visit baseballhackday.com. For volunteer or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Cotton at [masked].

For more information please visit baseballhackday.com. For volunteer or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Cotton at elizabeth [at] blacksintechnology [dot] net

Schedule

Registration, Meet & Greet, Breakfast

8:00 – 10:00 am

Welcome, Introductions, and Pitch

10:00 – 10:30 am

Design and Code

10:30 – 12:30 pm

Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 pm

More Design and Code

1:30 – 5:00pm

Presentation, Judging & Awards

5:00 – 6:00pm

New to hack days? Have no fear. See last year’s submissions.

http://www.baseballhackday.com/about-history/

Also, check out our resources in github wiki and inspiration blog on tumblr. Visit the official Baseball Hack Day website for more information.

www.baseballhackday.com

FAQ

How much does it cost? Is this a private event?

The event is free and open to the public.

Do I need to know how to code or have software experience?

No formal software development experience needed but someone on your team should have some coding experience.

Do I need to bring a laptop?

Yes! Laptops are required to participate in this event!

Where can I find some great API?

http://www.baseballhackday.com/api/