Big Data Processing & Analytics - HPCC Systems (LexisNexis)
Join us for a meetup at Bleacher Report!
NOTE: This meetup starts 6:30PM Pacific Time.
The ultimate goal in any sport is to win. This requires athletes to compete at a high level, which in turn requires coaches and athletes to strive towards improving performance. Although in team sports, there are many external variables that cannot be controlled. This makes the process of gauging performance of individual athletes difficult. The field of sport science is still relatively young and is rapidly evolving. This state of growth is important because the more data that can be collected, the better the understanding of what an athlete does and how their body responds. Within collegiate athletics, and sports in general, there is a struggle to be able to interpret data from different streams together in a single report. Furthermore, streamlined data collection can better provide an understanding of what an athlete does and how their body responds. This involves data from all aspects of an athlete’s day including wellness questionnaires, practice training loads, weight room training loads, and weight room assessments of strength, power, and fatigue.
In this talk, learn how the NC State University Strength and Conditioning Coach team is addressing this challenge by using HPCC Systems for collecting and analyzing all the various data streams for creating a 360° view of an athlete’s wellbeing to ensure they are performing at their highest potential.
Christopher Connelly has a Masters in Exercise Science and Nutrition from Sacred Heart University. He has been working with NC State Strength and Conditioning for over two years where he has built a platform for athlete data monitoring in python. He has formerly worked with the NC Courage professional soccer team doing GPS and data monitoring. His graduate work was primarily in biomechanics and movement analysis where he did data analysis with 3D movement testing and electromyography. He has his CSCS certification with the NSCA as well as level 1 coach with USA weightlifting. Chris took part in the HPCC Systems summer internship program working on a project for cleaning and analysis of collegiate soccer GPS data in HPCC Systems.
Food and beverages provided. Attendees can enter to win raffle prizes!
Special thanks to Bleacher Report as our co-sponsor for hosting the event!
San Francisco, CA 94108 - USA
Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 PM