January 16, 2023

SSAC23 Hackathon Application is Live

The 10th annual Hackathon at the 2023 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will bring innovative and analytical minds together to create groundbreaking solutions in the sports industry. This competition is a tremendous way to meet industry experts and peers in the sports industry over the course of the conference.

The Hackathon, presented by Ticketmaster, will take place on Thursday, March 2nd (i.e. the day before the official start of the Conference) starting at 9:00 am ET. During the day, participants will be provided with a brief of the task and data set. Industry experts from Ticketmaster 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 Conference on March 3-4 (exact time to be announced).

Theme preview:

The difference between watching a game and experiencing it live is enormous. The difference is the audience of fans. Fans pack the building, dial up the volume, and build the energy. Fans create the home-field advantage.

You’ve played fantasy sports, choosing, and balancing your perfect team to compete with your friends. In this year’s Hackathon, powered by Ticketmaster’s LiveAnalytics, you will get the unique opportunity to objectively analyze a real customer dataset to help sports teams, musicians, venues, and more build the perfect fan audience.