Fall 2018
New York City


On September 23rd and 24th, 2017, students, statisticians, developers, and engineers will take part in the second annual NBA Hackathon. This year’s NBA Hackathon will feature two tracks, basketball analytics and business analytics. Teams accepted to the Hackathon will work for 24 hours building tools to solve challenging and important problems in the NBA. Their work will be presented to panels of expert judges and an audience of NBA personnel, media, invited guests, and the other competitors. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams of each track, with a grand prize that will include lunch with NBA commissioner, Adam Silver.

Note: the NBA Hackathon is open only to either i) undergraduate and graduate students studying at accredited universities in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec), or ii) those who graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited university in or after January 2015 and currently reside in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). Only invited guests and competitors will be allowed to attend. 

End: September 24, 2017, 1:00 PM
Start: September 23, 2017, 7:30 AM
537 w 27th St, New York, NY (Between 10th and 11th)


2017 Prizes

First Place Teams: Lunch with NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver; a trip to NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles; tickets to a game in an arena of the team’s choosing; $600 gift card to the NBA Store; JBL Product

Second Place Teams: Tickets to a game in an arena of the team’s choosing; $600 gift card to the NBA Store; JBL Product

Third Place Teams: $600 gift card to the NBA Store; JBL Product


Those interested in competing must apply on the website. Please note that there are limited spots available and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with acceptances to the NBA Hackathon based on the strength of applications.

2017 Basketball Track Judges
Bethany Donaphin
Associate Vice President, Basketball Operations - NBA
Kenny Atkinson
Head Coach - Brooklyn Nets
Ashok Balakrishnan
Senior Vice President, Product & Technology - Sportradar
Nate Silver
Editor in Chief - FiveThirtyEight
Zach Lowe
Senior Writer - ESPN
Mike Zarren
Assistant GM & Team Counsel - Boston Celtics
2017 Business Track Judges
Kaiser Fung
Author, Professor, Founder of Principal Analytics Prep
Sam Yen
Chief Design Officer - SAP
Dewayne Hankins
Chief Marketing Officer - Portland Trail Blazers
Tamar Shapiro
Head of Analytics & Data Science - Instagram New York
Pablo Torre
Senior Writer - ESPN
Dawane Young
Division VP of Platforms and Applications - Verizon