Official U.S. Soccer Hackathon 2018Overview
This summer U.S. Soccer is hosting the first-ever soccer-specific hackathon in North America. We're inviting qualified data scientists, engineers, developers, quants, and analysts to use their coding skills to develop tools and devise solutions to push the sport forward from either a commercial or soccer standpoint. Participants will be divided into teams no larger than 5 (you can either self-select your team or we're happy to create a team for you). The hackathon will test the limits of each team over a nearly 24-hour period using data. At the end, each team's work will be presented to a panel of judges, and prizes will be awarded to the winners.
We'll also be hosting a watch party at the end of the event - there's a big game you may have heard of on July 15th. This will be an opportunity to decompress and network with fellow soccer and data enthusiasts.
$17,500 in prizes
A 2-day/1-night trip for up to 5 people (depending on team size) to a U.S. Soccer sponsored match of your choice in 2019 and up to 5 ultimate fan (or similar) tickets to the selected Match.
Corner tickets (or similar) for up to 5 people (depending on team size) to all U.S. Soccer sponsored soccer matches in 2019.
The U.S. Soccer Hackathon is geared towards coders (age 18+) who can analyze large datasets and/or develop data-intensive software. Participants may already work in the soccer analytics space or apply data science for a different industry, they may be studying to work in the field one day, or they may just have a love for data/tech and soccer.
How to enter
- Submit your info on the Registration Portal
- Select one “ticket”
- Complete the free “checkout” process by letting us know a little more about you
*Everyone must register individually for the event, but if there are other applicants you’d like to team up with, be sure to indicate so in the space provided
- Within 24 hours, you will receive a confirmation email in your inbox
- Use the link in the email to submit your resume
- Wait for us to review your application and give notification of status