In Football Tactics

Frankfurt am Main
04. February - 16. May 2020
Titelfoto Hackathon 2

Welcome to the virtual home of Hackathon²! We are excited to team up with Eintracht Frankfurt and Sportec Solutions to provide you a four-month data-science and football-tactics extravaganza. Below you will find all of the relevant information for the event concept, timeline, and application.

Kick-off Hackathon²
  • Provide a forum to unite Data-Science & Football communities
  • Curate actionable results for practitioners’ daily business
  • Promote a culture of data-integration in the workflow of professional football teams in Germany
  • Leverage Machine Learning for tactical analysis in cooperation between Clubs, Federation, and League
  • Innovative event format that blends coding, networking, and practical problem solving

Keynote #1

The first Keynote will take place on Friday, 28th of February in the afternoon (15:00 - 18:00 o'clock) at DFB-Akademie (Goldsteinstraße 114, 60528 Frankfurt a. M.). If you want to be part of the audience, apply via email. Please feel free to contact apply.hackathon@dfb.de with any additional questions.


Gabriel Anzer

Gabriel Anzer

Sportec Solutions GmbH | Data Scientist

Prof. Dr. Ulf Brefeld

Prof. Dr. Ulf Brefeld

Universität Lüneburg | Professorship for Business Information Systems and Machine Learning

Joris Bekkers

Joris Bekkers

US Soccer Federation | Data Scientist

The Hackathon will merge the data-science and the football world

    • Data Analysts (Focus Data Modelling)
    • Match Analysts (Focus Football)
    • Participant Support Mentors (machine learning, data visualization, and more)
    • Kick-Off Event at the 2020 "DFB-Pokal" match against RB Leipzig
    • Live challenge and final event at the last match of the season against SC Paderborn
    • Programming in teams of two (data & match analyst) including two live-data challenges
    • Positional- and event data provided by Sportec Solutions (seasons 18/19 and 19/20)
    • Monthly keynotes about data-science in professional football by industry experts
    • World class jury to evaluate the best combination of practicality and science

More details on team setup, expected workload and the potential challenges