The sport analytics community was out in full force last Friday for our second SportCon. More than 1,300 registered or joined the waitlist for the Feb. 2 event at Optum in Eden Prairie, featuring more than 70 top experts from pro sports, academia and tech. Speakers included representatives from many of our local pro sports teams, including the Minnesota Twins, United FC, Vikings and Wild.
The investment will fund scholarships and data science education events benefiting students in Minnesota and beyond, as well as increase awareness of the need for talent in the industry.
MinneAnalytics is partnering with Hamline University to sponsor analytics competitions at the high school level. Our mission is focused on promoting the data sciences, and what better way than to help build a pipeline of interested students? A pilot competition is being organized for April of next year, with a broader reach coming during the 2018/2019 school year.