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Sports Hacks

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Call to Action: Please help us populate this section!


The objective of this section is to help you come up with ideas for building Sports Hacks.


Example Sports Hacks or Applications


Why it's cool? 
 Animated visualization of F1 stats from 1959 to present day.
 Really well desgined ; lovely animation of data over time. 


Sports Data Sources


Please list relevant sources of data below so that others can learn about them for their hacks.


Sports APIs


These are the most useful forms of data because it's very easy to get at the data you want. There will also be a session on the Yahoo! Cricket API at the event. 


Why it's cool? 
 http://www.programmableweb.com/apis/directory/1?apicat=Sports   34 Sports APIs on Programmable Web
Lots to get you going here.. 
F1 Race Stats 
Comprehensive ; easy to use api. 
http://developer.yahoo.com/fantasysports/  Yahoo! Fantasy Sports is the world's largest fantasy sports provider, allowing users to compete against each other using statistics from real-world competitions. The Yahoo! Fantasy Sports API provides rich data on leagues, teams and player information. You'll be able to use this data to build non-commercial tools and applications that help analyze draft results, review free agents, optimize current rosters, and more. Lots of lovely data here.. 


Sports Datasets


These could be links to raw data files or web sites that can be scraped to obtain the data you need.


Why it's cool? 
 http://www.databasesports.com/  The Largest Sports Statistics and History Database Online  Well it's cool. :)


Sports Lightning talks


At the event, there will be an opportunity for you to present a lightning talk on this topic. This may be an idea that you have that you need a team to help build or a data source that you would like to encourage hackers to build into a hack.


What you'd like to talk about 
What you want to achieve from the talk 
Other notes 
e.g. Anil Patel
e.g. Football Stats
e.g. Lovely football hacks..


Want to attend a session on Sports Hacks at the event?


Register your enthusiasm for this topic by placing your name below. We will provide the most support to the topics that are most popular. So it's important that you add your name below if you want us to run a session on this at the event.



Contact Details (email / twitter) 
What are you are interested in? 
e.g. Anil Patel apatel@yahoo-inc.com ; anilpatel Hacks about Cricket 
Bharath palaksha  bharathp87@gmail.com 
Hacks about Tennis 
Suraj udupa  udupa.suraj@gmail.com  Hackts about Tennis 

Sudheer Satyanarayana
sudheer.s@sudheer.net; @bngsudheer
Cricket hacks
Abhishek Sinha  abhi.bill@gmail.com   Hacks about cricket 


Comments (1)

abhimithra said

at 6:35 am on Jul 20, 2011

Abhimithra Surabhi surabhi547@gmail.com Hacks about cricket

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