A baseball hackathon In Chicago? Yes, please!

On October 18th, I woke up to a notification on my phone for an email titled "2016 MLBAM Bases Coded." The preview read We are pleased to inform you that your Team’s entry has been selected as a potential Finalist entry in the 2016 MLBAM Bases Coded Technology Challenge Two weeks earlier on October 7th, I rounded up two of my friends and applied last minute, literally with minutes to spare, to Major League Baseball's Bases Coded Challenge. I had first heard of this challenge only a few hours before, through a promotional email sent by Major League Baseball.…

Side Project: Mapping baseball teams ( Pt. 2 )

Today I released version 2 of The Baseball Map. I spent many hours of the past weekend rebuilding much of the site (a simple as it was) from the ground up. Building upon much of the feedback I received from my first endeavor on reddit, I fleshed a more useful interface. The map now provides a quick peek at the wikipedia entry for each stadium, a satellite view of the stadium, and users can now even view a sort of web visualization of where the minor league affiliates are located for each major…

Side Project: Mapping baseball teams across the country

As a huge fan of baseball, I was recently surfing the web to try and find a map of all the baseball teams in my current area. I'm spending the summer in Lincoln, Nebraska and am aware that the Lincoln Salt Dogs play just a few blocks away from my apartment, but I had no idea (until working on this project) that another team plays about 30 minutes away in Omaha. This would not stand. I decided that baseball fans everywhere must have the most convenient access to locate nearby baseball teams, and…