Baseball and technology collide as developers, designers and community members participate in the 1st annual Tribe Hackathon at Cleveland Indians Progressive Field.

Hackathon theme: "enhance the fan experience" using a creative mindset and cool technology

The event will bring the region's tech community together for a weekend of creative ideas and execution, celebrating our city as a great sports town, and an emerging and innovative tech destination.

Teams will work from the famous Terrace Club at Cleveland Indians Progressive Field

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,600 in prizes

Michael Brantley Signed Jerseys

Grand prize winner
Up to 4 signed jerseys

Francisco Lindor Signed Baseball Hats

Runner up winner
Up to 4 signed hats

Josh Tomlin Signed Baseballs

Most creative, functional, best UX/UI winner

Cleveland Indians Tickets (behind home plate) (2)

Grand prize and runner ups
Up to 4 tickets for each prize package

Batting Practice Field Access

Grand prize winner

Community Prizes (3)

Most creative, functional, best UX/UI winner
Community prizes, giftcards

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Participants: Individuals (over 18 years in age); Teams range 2-4 people

Progressive employees not eligible to participate

How to enter

Registration for Tribe Hackathon 2016 is now over. Thanks to everyone who participated and came out for an awesome event. 

Stay tuned for Tribe Hackathon 2017!


Matt Tagliaferri

Matt Tagliaferri
Director, Software Development, Cleveland Indians

David Wintrich

David Wintrich
Chief Academic Officer, Tech Elevator

Mark McElroy

Mark McElroy
Solution Architect, Progressive Insurance

Judging Criteria

  • On target
    Does the work product directly relate to the challenge proposed and would you consider it ‘complete?’ Does it relate directly to the fan experience?
  • Creativity & Originality
    Is the hack simply stats on a page, or did it provide something you haven’t seen before? Is it a twist on something you have seen, but in a better way?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people might have?
  • Design
    Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work as expected? Is it beautifully designed?
  • Technical difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or are there real technical challenges you feel needed to implement the hack?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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