A one-day basketball coding competition where sports and tech collide!

Basketball Hack Day @ BITCON is a one-day coding competition, also known as a hackathon or code fest, where basketball fans and tech enthusiasts come together and create simple basketball related apps, tools,  sites, data visualizations, devices, and prototypes. The goal of the day is to bring creative tech minds into one room, and see what they can produce within a limited time. 

As an offshoot from our partners at Baseball Hack Day, Basketball Hack Day will debut on Saturday October 12th at the 2019 Annual Blacks in Tech Conference, aslo referred to as BITCON. Taking place on Day 4 at the St. Paul Rivercentre in St. Paul, Minnesota. This event is based on the principal of the original the Hack Day Manifesto and will always be free to attend, thanks to our generous sponsors. 

New to hack days? Have no fear!!!

There'll be people of all skill levels and skill sets participating. Teams can be comprised of Basketball fans, high school and college students, front end- back end-full stack engineers, open source aficionados, hardware engineers, UI/UX designers, VR/AR gurus, Videographers, business minds, promoters, data analysts,  Test Users, project managers, copywriters, marketing heads and pitch presenters. Come with your laptops, ideas, and open minds. 

 

Agenda

8:00 am - Team Registration and Sign Up, Networking and Breakfast

9:30am - Host Welcome

10:00am - Hackathon Begins

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Hackathon Continues

4:00pm - Hackathon End

4:30pm - Hackathon Demo & Pitch Competition 

5:30 pm - Winners Announced

6:00pm - Event Concludes

 

 

 

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Eligibility

Who can participate?

Basketball Hack Day is not limited to anyone!

New to hack days? Have no fear!!!

There'll be people of all skill levels and skill sets participating as participants, volunteers, and mentors. Teams can be comprised of Basketball fans, high school and college students, front end- back end-full stack engineers, open source aficionados, hardware engineers, UI/UX designers, VR/AR gurus, Videographers, business minds, promoters, data analysts,  Test Users, project managers, copywriters, marketing heads and pitch presenters. Come with your laptops, ideas, and open minds. 

 

 

Requirements

Hacks could be (but are not limited to) a tool, application, software, website, or data visualization and may be built using any programming language and platform that you choose.

In order to win, you need to submit the hacks through devpost. It helps organizers keep track of the teams and the projects they create. We suggest each team creates a profile an uploads their submissions before 4:30pm on the day of the hackathon.

For similar submissions from Baseball Hackday visit their sites fror 2018 & 2019.

Judges

Jayton Harps

Jayton Harps
Event Host

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity/Originality
  • Design/ Presentation
  • Functionality