While most sports fans were prepping for Super Bowl parties on Sunday, a small group of enthusiasists joined developers and data crunchers to change the way we follow sports.
Nearly 120 Sports Hack Day participants in 20 teams spent the weekend hacking sports-themed projects. Projects fell into two main categories: apps for web, mobile, tablet, etc., or a data visualization, infographic, or other insight.
All the work was to be finished and presented before the game Sunday.
Startup Seattle organized the event that started Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Hub Seattle in Pioneer Square.
App ideas ranged from one that showed which athletes are on performance-enhancing drugs, to an app that predicts what play will happen next.
The hackathon ended with a group Super Bowl viewing party Sunday afternoon.
Sponsors for the event include Google, Adobe, ESPN Developer Center, and Amazon Web Services.