The 7th Annual Hackathon at the 2021 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will bring innovative and analytical minds together to create groundbreaking solutions in the sports industry.
The Hackathon, presented by Major League Baseball (MLB), will take place on Wednesday, April 7th (i.e. the two days before the official start of the Conference) starting at 11:00 am ET. During the day, participants will be provided with a brief of the task and data set. Industry experts from MLB will provide mentorship throughout the event. The event culminates with participants presenting their work in a brief presentation to a panel of distinguished judges.
A set of finalists from both the Student and Open divisions will then be selected to present their ideas during the second day (i.e. Friday) of the Conference.
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A: The Hackathon will start at 11:00 am and run most of the day on the Wednesday before the conference (April 7th). Final presentations will occur on the Friday of the conference (April 9th).
A: All applicants must apply individually, but are welcome to collaborate in the competition.
A: Nope! Any professional should feel free to apply.
A: If you are selected as a participant, you will have the opportunity to buy a ticket. Students will be able to purchase a ticket at the Student rate, while Open track participants will have to pay full price.
A: The event will use a mix of Zoom, Google Docs and cloud coding software to help you collaborate as a team and work together towards your results.
A: Yup! Feel free to apply if you are in high school, undergrad, masters, or PhD programs.
A: The current plan is to send out notifications of acceptance by the week of March 14th
A: On Thursday April 6th, participants will be provided with a brief to [X]. Participants will work the problem during the day with the competition ending in the afternoon. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be invited to present on Friday April 9th.
A: The judging panel will be made up of industry leaders in the sports analytics space who can evaluate the quality of the submissions from the competition.