I hadn't been planning on writing a post-StatsBomb conference newsletter. Blame the train ride home. Part of the reason for not planning to was not knowing how to write about a conference where you can see most, but not all, of the content. So this isn't going to be a
The Stats Perform Pro Forum is the analytics conference for the dreamers. Started nearly a decade ago as a place for hobbyist stats-watchers to meet and present ideas, it's still fundamentally a party organised by a data provider who gift amateurs with interesting ideas the means to explore them. Now
We know what players do, but we don't know how they do it -- paraphrasing Vosse de Boode, Ajax's Head of Sports Science, speaking at StatsBomb Conference in 2021 It's the most wonderful time of the year With the nerds all assembling, The Voronois tending, To show up on screen.
Greetings readers, it’s time for some analytics. Last month was the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. In pre-pandemic times, this was one of the big ones of the sports analytics conference circuit. If you’re into tennis, think of the Slams — it was one of those. (Also, if you’
Honestly. You wait all year for a football analytics conference/event and then two come along in the space of a week. On 17 March we had ‘StatsBomb Evolve’ and on 24 March we had the Stats Perform Pro Forum. In all the weeks in all the months in