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Organizers
Madison Andermahr
Sabeen Ali
Brian Collins
Madison Andermahr
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About this event

From the NFL Draft to Super Bowl, football is a family affair across the globe… 200 million fans worldwide experience the NFL. Fans can watch games and events anytime, anywhere on TV, phone, tablet, connected devices, or console.

http://www.nflhackathon.com/

Just as technology advances off the field, the NFL is progressing technology on the field by integrating real time tracking of players. Every NFL player wears devices during games that track their location on the field. During the 2015 season, the NFL created Next Gen Stats to use this data, but the question is:

What can YOU do with it?

For the first time ever the NFL is pulling the curtain back on it’s data for developers.

Challenge: Develop the next generation of engaging NFL stories using the provided NFL Next Gen Stats Data. Using the raw location data, you’ll demo new innovations of real time game pattern recognition that educates the fans and demonstrates the game in ways that have never been seen before. Teams should avoid simply visualizing the data or playback of data.

What information or patterns can you surface out of the data that can provide new insight into the game, educate the fan, or demonstrate the game in ways never before seen?

Ideas being tossed around include:

  • Create a new formula to rate players such as a new quarterback rating or player group efficiency
  • Identify common patterns such as where players in certain positions spend their time or what paths players run during plays
  • Automatically calculate statistics or descriptions of what occurred on plays in the game
  • The demonstration of your data can include visualization or a demo of the processing of the data that outputs the final results

Prizes

  • Home-1st
  • Grand prize
  • Grand Prize: $10,000 and the team will fly roundtrip to the NFL LA campus for a day, demo their hack to NFL...

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  • Home-2nd
  • 1st Runner up:
  • $5,000

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  • Home-3rd
  • 2nd Runner up:
  • $2,500

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Schedule

  • Wednesday
  • Wednesday, February 17th
    6:30 -8:30 pm Pre-NFL Hackathon Virtual Session via WebEx and Release of first Sample of Data

  • Friday
  • Friday, February 19th 6:00- 8:00 pm Happy Hour/Hackathon Kick-Off with NFL Engineers!

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Rules

Rules Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed. You must demo your hack in order to present. No slide-decks or power-points will be allowed. 2 minute presentation 1 minute Q&...

Rules

  • Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed.
  • You must demo your hack in order to present. No slide-decks or power-points will be allowed. 2 minute presentation 1 minute Q&A from Judges.
  • Each hackathon has its individual hackathon.io http://www.hackathon.io/nfl-hackathon page, and projects should be submitted on it. Submission time is 11am Sunday. Hackathon.io can also be utilized to form teams prior to the hack.
  • Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning.
  • Fresh Code Enforced: We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. Please don’t come in and build on top of previous projects if you want to win.