On September 24, 2016, student statisticians, developers and engineers will take part in the first ever NBA Basketball Analytics Hackathon. Teams accepted to the Hackathon will build basketball analytics tools and develop solutions to challenging and important problems in the field of basketball analytics, and present their work to a panel of expert judges and an audience of NBA League Office and team personnel, media, invited guests and the other competitors. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, including a tour of the NBA League Office and a lunch with NBA staff. The event will provide an unparalleled platform for the competitors to display their talent in front of key decision makers in the field.
Note: the NBA Basketball Analytics Hackathon is open only to undergraduate and graduate students studying at accredited universities in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).
145 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001
West 32nd Street Between 6th and 7th Avenue
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
First place team: Lunch with NBA league office staff, open invitation for pickup basketball at Terminal 23 (the Hackathon venue), free tickets to a game in an arena of the team’s choice, $800 gift card to the NBA store
Second place team: Free tickets to a game in an arena of the team’s choice, $700 gift card to the NBA store
Third place team: $600 gift card to the NBA store
All prize-winners are also invited to a tour of the NBA League Office headquarters in New York City.
The panel of judges will consist of NBA league office personnel, NBA team representatives and academics.
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 Hackathon based on the strength of applications.