Batter Up!

Join us for the second annual Montreal Baseball Hack Day on March 19th, 2016. Held at the Breather space in the Belgo Building, the Montreal Baseball Hack Day will be joining Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago in hosting this one day event to encourage the development of Baseball related projects, partnerships and experiments with the goal of creating better ties between our technology and sports communities.

As baseball aficionados ourselves, Plank is extremely proud to be hosting the event.

The goal of the day is to bring creative minds into one room and see what they can produce within a limited time. The project could be (but is not limited to) a tool, simple web app, mobile app, website, or data visualization. With a data set that extends back almost 150 years, there is no better sport to challenge the development of unique technical & design focused internet projects.

“Until a few years ago, I had no hope that Major League Baseball would ever come back to Montreal. Today, I am thrilled to be hosting Montreal Baseball Hack Day, another event that brings us one step closer,” Warren Wilansky, Montreal Baseball Hack Day Organizer.

Designers, developers, statisticians, and baseball enthusiasts alike are welcome! We are also looking for sponsors to help offset the costs of hosting our inaugural event and judges to evaluate the projects and then present the winning team with a grand prize. There is no cost to attend and participate in the event, but there are limited spots available, so we encourage you to book early.

The full day event will include breakfast, lunch and a bevy of snacks throughout the day. We will end with an award ceremony to present the winning project.

If you want to see some examples of projects that were presented last year in Boston or Philadelphia for inspiration, click here to see the list of winning projects.

Visit the official Baseball Hack Day website for more information.

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