Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season
  • The first collegiate Sports/Tech hackathon in the United States

    The University of Oregon, Eugene, OR


  • Check out our QuackCon recap event video!

  • Our Partners

  • Our Judges

    Two-time Olympian/World-Record Holder Decathlete; UO alum

    2016 Olympian/Oregon Wide Receiver

    NCAA & US Champ 110 hurdles


    Executive Director, Institute for Applied Innovation, University of California at Irvine

    Design Lead/Mechanical Engineering


    Co-Founder and Director, Sports Product Management, University of Oregon

    Director and Associate Professor, Sports Product Design, University of Oregon

    Director, Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, University of Oregon

    Serial Entrepreneur; UO alum

  • Our Sponsors

  • Press

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  • what is quackcon?


    A combo hackathon and make-a-thon prototyping event where people come together to build cool stuff.

    QuackCon is focusing specifically on the theme of sports/tech and participants will be encouraged to build a hack that focuses on 1). athletic enhancement; and/or, 2) fan/audience engagement


    Any student enrolled in an accredited university or college can participate. We will work at providing travel reimbursement for out-of-state participants where possible.

    Artists, designers, computer science, product design, business, architecture, journalism, engineers, liberal arts, science majors & more should attend! FREE TO ATTEND!


    October 14-16, 2016 (30+ hours)


    Eugene, Oregon (on the campus of The University of Oregon--Go Ducks!)

    incorporating design thinking

    Design thinking is a user-centric process that incorporates empathy, observation and interviewing to identify meaningful problems. With the assistance of our partner IDEO, we will be highlighting these techniques to participants so that teams may develop hacks that solve real problems.

    why should I attend?

    Meet & work with awesome people from around the US; build cool stuff to put on your portfolio and/or resume; network with tech firms; free food, free swag, free fun!


    Don't have a team? Not a problem. We will facilitate opportunities for individuals to find team mates at the start of the event.

    prize categories ($5,000+ cash prize purse)

    Best in Show

    1st Place: $2,500

    2nd Place $1,250

    3rd Place $750


    Best Athletic Enhancement (Physical Product)

    Best Fan/Audience Engagement

    Most Commercial Product

    Fan Favorite


    Company Prizes:

    Portland Trail Blazers

    - Trail Blazers Facebook Messenger Bot

    - Phil Knight Invitational Mobile App


    Sportradar US


    hardware list

    Soft Materials List (Foam, muslin, etc.)

    UO Price Science Library makerspace inventory


    (please see organizers for an updated list)


    MLH Hardware Lab

    6 Oculus Rift CV1
    6 Leap Motion
    15 Intel Edison
    8 Pebble Classic

    1 Pebble Round

    6 Pebble Time
    3 Alienware laptops

    1 Alienware X51
    1 Dell Monitor (19 in)

    2 Dell Tablet
    1 Muse Headband

    1 Nest Cam

    1 Nest Thermostat
    10 Arduino 101

    10 Base Shield
    2 Amazon Fire Phone
    1 Dell XPS 13 (Ubuntu)
    2 Dell XPS 13 (Windows)
    6 Amazon Echo
    4 Samsung Gear VR

    1 Graphic Tube

    1 Grove Kit

    6 Sparkcore (Photon)

    Outputs for Judging

    Teams will be asked to build both a prototype (addressing one of the two themes: athletic enhancement, or fan engagement), AND a business model to support their product that can be communicated by a 5-slide 'Pitch Deck' (click here to download the QuackCon pitch deck). Business mentors will be on site over the weekend to help teams develop their business models. Review the following document for judging criteria and how to document your project.

    pre-quackcon events

    Sept. 28--Overview of QuackCon (for UO students): 5:30pm Deschutes 100

    Oct. 5-- IDEO 2 workshops (will attempt to FB Live each)

    Noon-2pm 'Creativity & Inspiration'-for info and to sign up go here

    6-8pm 'Brainstorming & Prototyping' for info and to sign up go here

    Oct. 12--Networking & Team Building Meetup

  • DevPost 'How To' Videos

    Click the button to take you to the youtube tutorials on 'How To DevPost'

  • APIs

    We've got a top notch docs!

    APIs Document

    Nice Collection of Helpful APIs

    Sportradar APIs

    A Short Guide Sportradar's APIs

  • Information & Resources

    All activities take place at McArthur Court (unless otherwise noted) Friday, October 14, 2016 4-7PM Student Registration/Check-In                      Sponsor Expo 5-6PM IDEO Meetup > Meet IDEO's Jason Wilkins and learn how this global innovation and design agency works with corporations to...
    As the judges deliberate to select our final winners, would would like you to take a moment to examine the final judging guidelines to help prepare for your final presentation! Since these you have seen the projects before, we want to guide base on he final presentation. Below is the scoring...
    Free Ticket to 10/16 Trail Blazers Game The Portland Trail Blazers are generously providing every QuackCon participant that demos a final project on Sunday, October 16 a free ticket to the 6pm home game against the Denver Nuggets at Portland's Moda Center.
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