In Football Tactics

Frankfurt am Main
February - August 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 took place on Friday, 28th of February. The participants listened to the presentations of our 3 speakers: Joris Bekkers (Data-Scientist U.S. Soccer Federation) gave an insight in his work for the U.S. Soccer Federation with his keynote "Practical Applications of Data in Football", Prof. Dr. Ulf Brefeld (Professorship for Business Information Systems and Machine Learning) spoke about "Movement Models: Key to Analysing Positional Data!“, and Gabriel Anzer (Data-Scientist Sportec Solutions GmbH) held a presentation about his job as a Data-Scientist at Sportec Solutions and “Support Match Analysts Processes through Machine Learning Models”.


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