Past Meetup

The Xs and Ys Behind The Xs and Os: Data Science in Football

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Details

Please join us this July as we kick off a new meetup with a discussion on using data science in football!

Agenda
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6:30 PM -- Networking, Pizza, and Beer

7:00 PM -- Greetings

7:05 PM -- The Xs and Ys Behind The Xs and Os: Data Science in Football Strategy and Business - Daniel Stern and Jack Nicastro

Location
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Betamore City Garage

There is ample free parking surrounding the building.

Food & Drink
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HomeSlyce pizza, Natty Boh and other beverages will be available to members.

Talks
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The Xs and Ys Behind The Xs and Os: Data Science in Football Strategy and Business

From in-game coaching to opponent research and player evaluation, and from ticket and concession pricing to fan analysis and targeted marketing, big data has affected professional football both on and off the field. In this two-part presentation, two analysts from the Baltimore Ravens (one from coaching, one from business) will discuss how teams around the NFL and other levels of the sport have used data science to aid in both (1) football strategy and (2) football business.

Speakers
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Daniel Stern, entering his third season, works for the Baltimore Ravens coaching staff as a Football Analyst. In his role, he aids the coaches with statistical research related to opponents, in-game strategy, and more. Prior to joining the Ravens, Daniel earned his B.A. in Cognitive Science from Yale University, where he also spent three seasons as an undergraduate assistant to the football team – helping with coaches’ video, opponent game breakdowns, and football operations. He grew up in Baltimore and coached youth football while in high school.

Jack Nicastro is the Business Intelligence Coordinator for the Ravens, tasked with gathering insights from data that will be helpful for the business side of the franchise, including for the Ticketing, Marketing, and Media departments. Jack graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2017 with a degree in Statistics and Analytics and a minor in Information Science. He is passionate about football and basketball analytics on both the sports and business sides.