No matter the game, a team is nothing without its fans.

Ok sports fans, it's gametime! Whether you play intramural dodgeball or you root for Team Liquid & Cloud9 in LoL — you and your team are a community.

Run with the ball and create new ways and apps to bring players, teams, and fans closer together. And when we say sports, we mean all sports. If you've got an idea for the US Curling Team or your WoW Guild, we want to see it.

What to build:

A web/mobile app or hardware that brings teams & fans closer together.

Can I submit something I've already built?

Sure, but you must add something new for this hackathon.

Does it have to work IRL?

YES! Mockups and slideshows are boring. Show us something we can use. It doesn't have to be in the app store or open source, but we do have to be able to test it.

What's in it for me?

Our sponsor Twitter has generously donated an Apple Watch Sport, 16GB iPad Mini 3 &
Beats Solo 2 Wired On-Ear Headphones and there are also a ton of prizes from us, MLH and Digital Ocean.

I want to participate, but I don't know where / how to start. Halp!

No problemo. We've compiled a list of resources, APIs, libraries, and ideas just for you.

How can I find a teammate?

Head over to the participants page and reach out to a fellow hacker.

View full rules

Requirements

  • You must submit a web/mobile app or hardware that brings teams and fans closer together.
  • You must provide access to and testing instructions for your submission.
  • Use any language, framework, library you want.
  • If you’re submitting an existing app / project, you must include a description of what you’ve added for this hackathon.
  • No malicious code — pls don't hack the gibson!

Judges

Jon Bulava

Jon Bulava
Developer Advocate at Twitter

Daigo Fujiwara

Daigo Fujiwara
Founder of Baseball Hack Day, Front End Developer at Harvard Business Review (hbr.org)

Amber Milavec

Amber Milavec
Organizer of the Nike Women's Hackathon, Architect at Nike

Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine
Founder & CEO at Draft

Lil Chen

Lil Chen
Former designer at TED, Retired competitive Smash Bros. player, eSports Summit Advisor at Game Developers Conference 2015

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of Idea
    Includes creativity and originality
  • Implementation of Idea
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer
  • Potential Impact
    Includes the potential impact on users