The Banana Data Podcast

Analytics in the NFL & Revolutions in Data Discovery

April 24, 2020 Dataiku Season 3 Episode 2
The Banana Data Podcast
Analytics in the NFL & Revolutions in Data Discovery
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The Banana Data Podcast
Analytics in the NFL & Revolutions in Data Discovery
Apr 24, 2020 Season 3 Episode 2
Dataiku

This episode, in honor of draft season, we’re discussing the NFL’s newest tactics to quantify and predict players’ success, and diving into Spotify’s case for data discovery. Leaving behind the problems of “not enough data,” Will and Triveni ask new questions: when we have so much data, where do we start, how do we organize it, and how can we use it?

Catch up on what we’re reading: 

How We Improved Data Discovery for Data Scientists at Spotify - https://labs.spotify.com/2020/02/27/how-we-improved-data-discovery-for-data-scientists-at-spotify/

The NFL’s Quest to Quantify Quarterback Evaluation - https://www.theringer.com/2020/4/17/21224389/nfl-draft-quantifying-quarterback-evaluation

Solution to Riddle #1: 

Question: Write an equation to make two 2s equal the value of 5. You can only use the number 2 twice. 

Answer: Square root of 0.2 to the power of minus 2.



Show Notes

This episode, in honor of draft season, we’re discussing the NFL’s newest tactics to quantify and predict players’ success, and diving into Spotify’s case for data discovery. Leaving behind the problems of “not enough data,” Will and Triveni ask new questions: when we have so much data, where do we start, how do we organize it, and how can we use it?

Catch up on what we’re reading: 

How We Improved Data Discovery for Data Scientists at Spotify - https://labs.spotify.com/2020/02/27/how-we-improved-data-discovery-for-data-scientists-at-spotify/

The NFL’s Quest to Quantify Quarterback Evaluation - https://www.theringer.com/2020/4/17/21224389/nfl-draft-quantifying-quarterback-evaluation

Solution to Riddle #1: 

Question: Write an equation to make two 2s equal the value of 5. You can only use the number 2 twice. 

Answer: Square root of 0.2 to the power of minus 2.