TidyX 41: Special Guest – Alice Sweeting

This week, Ellis Hughes and I are joined by Australian sports analyst, Dr. Alice Sweeting.

Alice wears many hats as an analyst with the Western Bulldogs (Australian Football League) and also doing her own research and supervising PhD students at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. She was nice enough to take some time out of her busy schedule to walk us through some code she was working on for a sport she is very passionate about, Netball.

Following the code review, we discuss a number of topics:

  1. How she got into sports analytics and her educational pathway.
  2. The types of projects she works on at the Western Bulldogs
  3. Her advice for those looking to get into sports analytics
  4. Her advice for those looking to start working in R and her recommendations for learning R

To watch the screen cast, CLICK HERE.

For Alice’s code from the show, CLICK HERE.

To check out Alice’s blog and see all her great scientific publications, CLICK HERE.