Software analytics leader New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) announced today it will be presenting a new edition of baseball’s hackathon, the MLBAM Bases Coded technology challenge, which gives developers unparalleled access to use MLBAM’s private data and APIs in a fun and competitive event to create a new consumer baseball application.
Bases Coded will challenge small teams to design, build, and demonstrate an entirely new consumer application utilizing private data and APIs provided by MLBAM. The competition will be open to any U.S. resident over 18 years of age including students, professionals, or anyone else who has a game-changing idea for an application that engages digital baseball fans.
“Developers are a critical part of New Relic’s community and Bases Coded will enable innovative teams to put their entrepreneurial and software development skills to the test,” said Robson Grieve, CMO, New Relic. “As a lifelong baseball fan, I can’t wait to see what these teams are able to create with access to actual MLB data and APIs.”
“Baseball is a data-rich sport that creates constant opportunities for innovation. We are thrilled to work with New Relic, to launch the 2016 Bases Coded technology challenge and to continue our collaboration with the developer community,” said Josh Frost, Sr. Director, Product Development, MLBAM.
Now through Thursday, October 7, 2016, Bases Coded will be accepting applications from small teams (2-3 individuals) who have a vision for a new consumer web application they would build utilizing a preselected set of MLBAM data and APIs. New Relic and MLBAM will select 5 finalist teams and provide the teams travel and accommodations to the National League Champion’s city during the 2016 World Series, to participate in a dramatic 24-hour hackathon. During the coding challenge participants will have access to New Relic and MLBAM technologists, an Amazon Web Services instance to build their application on, and New Relic’s products to measure the performance of their application under simulated load.
The Grand Prize Winning team will win tickets to attend Game Four of the 2016 World Series.
For more details, rules and registration for the challenge, visit basescoded.com.
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