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.

  • 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

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 home match against RB Leipzig
    • Live challegene 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


We invite YOU to share your expertise in data science or football tactics by competing in Hackathon²! Interested candidates should submit their resume/CV by email until January 26th, 2020. Participants will be notified and teams announced on January 28th, 2020.
Please feel free to contact apply.hackathon@dfb.de with any additional questions.

Access to the kick-off event, key-note presentations, and mentoring office hours will be streamed through DFB-Akademie channels and made available offline to those participating remotely. However, attendance at the May 16th final event, Eintracht Frankfurt vs Paderborn, is required of participants.

Past Hackathon DFB-KNVB