Manchester City are hosting a Performance Hack on the 29-31 July at their Academy. Man City were behind an a big data initiative before with the release of a seasons worth of Opta data. This time they are taking a different approach and are looking to run the event on-site. Here is what their website says about the event;
Come and hack some of the most exclusive data in football and help us understand player performance in brand new ways. What will you discover?
Join us at the City Football Academy, located at the Etihad Campus, to experience our training and performance set up. We’re hosting an unforgettable weekend where you’ll have access to exclusive data and insights.
In another world first, Manchester City (MCFC) is opening up incredibly detailed match data. We’re inviting you to create new insight, innovation, visualisations and products.
For this unique Hackathon, data partners OptaPro and ChyronHego will release previously unavailable data and APIs. These feature in-match events, player performance and detailed biometric tracking.
We’ve tonnes of exclusive surprises in store. Including access to behind the scenes performance analysis systems, training facilities and biometric technologies. You really don’t want to miss this.
We want the most talented, insightful, innovative and creative programmers, designers, visualisers and innovators. To work alongside them, we’d also welcome sports scientists and data analysts.
Looks like a great few days and something you should really be looking to attend. Here is the website