Sports Analytics – Leveraging Open Source Technology to Improve Athlete Performance
Sports Analytics – Leveraging Open Source Technology to Improve Athlete Performance

Abstract: 

Get a behind the scenes look at how NC State University Strength and Conditioning use HPCC Systems to run their data analysis project. Get a practical look at how each part of the system is set up and how it works from getting data into the HPCC Systems cluster, to getting data out into reports to give to coaches. Learn how HPCC Systems makes answering their sport and data science questions possible by digging in to the framework of how the system was built.

Bio: 

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.