Sports Statistics, Advancing Your Career in 2020, & R Adoption in the Enterprise

R-Ladies Irvine
R-Ladies Irvine
Public group

UC Irvine

Irvine, CA · Irvine, CA

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The March 17th meeting will be held online using Zoom. The meeting link will be sent to registered attendees. Please use the RSVP button to register!

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Details

# Schedule
Tuesday, March 17th, 6:30-8:30pm
6:30 - [Online Networking Activity] Zoom Breakout Rooms
6:55 - Announcements
7:00 - [Career Corner] Advancing Your Career in 2020 & R Adoption in the Enterprise
7:20 - 10-Minute Break
7:30 - [R Time] A Sports Statistics Show and Tell
8:30 - Meeting Adjourned

# Meeting Location
Out of an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19 and in order to prioritize the health and safety of everyone who attends our events, the March 17th meeting will be held ONLINE using Zoom.

The meeting link will be sent to registered attendees.
Please use the RSVP button to register!

# Presentations
[Career Corner] Advancing Your Career in 2020 & R Adoption in the Enterprise
Speaker: Louis Columbus

[R Time] A Sports Statistics Show and Tell
Speaker: Jason Wilson, PhD
Abstract:
The contents of this presentation will be drawn from the qopbaseball.com project which began in 2010, two years after I completed my Ph.D in Statistics. It originated with a clever student's IntroStat class final project! The research consists of 1 patent-pending statistical model for calculating the quality of a baseball pitch, 8 million Major League Baseball (MLB) pitches calculated, 12 thousand lines of R code, 15 MLB teams consulted, and 1 active Twitter handle @qopbaseball. In the first part of the presentation (~30min.), I will tell the origin story and development, with special attention given to the R work and lessons learned along the way. The second part of the presentation (~20min.) will be guided according to audience interest. I will take questions on any aspects of the project. I will have code and data on hand for demonstration. Sample data will be provided for audience explorations.

# Live-streaming & Meeting Materials
- All registered attendees will receive a Zoom link to join the meeting. Please see the information above.
- All materials will be sent out and posted on our GitHub (https://github.com/rladies-irvine) after the event.
- The recording of the meeting will be sent out and posted on our YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIbS1KNK7jbcbQVNt7lF62A) after the event.