If you are a Computer Science or Software Engineering major who loves sports (esp. basketball) and want to learn more about the world of professional sports and business analytics, there is no better opportunity for you than to test your skills at the Second Annual NBA Hackathon, held by the NBA league office on September 23 and 24, 2017
. Details can be found at hackathon.nba.com
In last year’s hackathon, only 210 students from thousands of applicants were invited. This year, it may be even more competitive. Behrend will form a team of four students to apply for (and hopefully attend) the two-day event. If you are interested, you must act quickly! The deadline for the application is on 11:59PM ET on August 27, 2017.
- Database management
- Web scraping/data mining
- Data analysis
- Data visualization
P.S. Mr. Andrew Yu is our new CSSE faculty member who will teach CMPSC121 Introduction to Programming Techniques and CMPSC474/CMPEN441 Operating System and System Programming. He graduated from Cleveland Sate University with a Master’s degree in Computer Science. He competed in the first NBA Basketball Analytics Hackathon last year, and has been on the coaching side of similar events while in graduate school. His master’s thesis is “NBA On-Ball Screens: Automatic Identification and Analysis of Basketball Plays”.