6:30-7:00 PM - Networking & Pizza
7:00-7:15 PM - Opening Remarks (Jake Mason) & Member Introductions
7:15-7:45 PM - Data Q&A (Randy Istre, Inside Edge)
7:45-8:15 PM - Major Drivers of MLB Attendance: The Pittsburgh Pirates 2010 Attendance Study (Prof. Ashley Stadler Blank, University of St. Thomas)
8:15-8:45 PM - Initial Data Exploration (Kevin Church)
8:45-9:00 PM - Team Matchmaking
About the Challenge:
Analyze This! & MinneAnalytics are excited to announce a new Sports Analytics challenge in partnership with Inside Edge, a Twin Cities-based sports scouting and data analytics organization with one of the most comprehensive databases of MLB stats in existence!
This competition will kick-off at 6:30 PM on October 12th at the UMN Hanson Hall and finish the afternoon of January 10th at the MinneAnalytics Sports Analytics Conference (held at the University of St. Thomas’ downtown Minneapolis campus). The format will be similar to our recently completed Science Museum of Minnesota Summer Data Challenge including prize money provided by MinneAnalytics.
Please stay tuned for further details.
Let the match-making begin!
Pedro, Mitch, Jake, Daniel, & Kevin