When: March 8-10, 2019
Where: Seattle, WA, United States
Saturday & Sunday: Kane Hall 210, University of Washington
- Check out this awesome map that includes social locations, some great lunch spots, and some key tourist locations!
- See below for the SeaHAC Schedule!
- We still have open Lightning Talk slots! Sign up here.
- Tickets are available at our EventBrite Page. Get yours now before they sell out!
- If you are interested in sponsoring SeaHAC and helping us with this conference, please get a hold of us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org!
Updated: March 7th, 2019
The Seattle Hockey Analytics Conference (#SeaHAC) is coming up soon! After three years in Vancouver, this event is moving south of the border for the season. The conference gives the hockey analytics community an opportunity to share new ways to think about the sport we all love. To date, Hockey Analytics Conferences are organized by the community for the community. Our main goal is to strengthen the hockey analytics community by providing more opportunities to share knowledge and ideas, encouraging support and education for speaking at conferences, and increasing the visibility of developers, organizations, and companies within the community.
We try to keep registration costs as low as possible to make HACs accessible to the widest demographics possible.
Note: all attendees are required to uphold community standards to keep SeaHAC a place where everyone is welcome. See our Code of Conduct below.
Tickets are available now. Tickets will cost $60 (plus fees) for the entire weekend. This cost goes directly towards the cost of running the event. Should there be any left over funds we will donate all proceeds to a local charity.
Tickets can be purchased on our EventBrite Page. We have increased the number of tickets this year to 230. As they sold out quick last year, do not hesitate to grab yours.
We do not want the cost of a ticket to be a financial barrier to attend. We do have a limited number of tickets for those who need the financial support. If this is you please email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Team and Media members: if tickets are sold out, please contact us and we will do our best to help you!
|05:30||09:00||Welcome Social @ Fremont Brewing|
We will be hosting a welcome social at local Fremont Brewing. Come to socialize and pick up your event badge early!
Please note that Fremont Brewing does not have a full bar or its own menu, but allows outside food. Menus for many of the local eateries are on site for convenience and wandering around the quirky Fremont neighborhood with a group is always a good time. We look forward to seeing you there!
|08:00||08:50||Registration / Coffee / Reception|
|09:00||10:30||Presentation Session 1|
|Alex Novet: An Expected Goals Model with Pre-Shot Movement
Jean Lemoyne: Stanley Cup Analytics: Exploring how goal types, possession metrics and zone entries contribute in winning Stanley Cups
Roman Paparov: Elo Ratings in NHL Hockey
Hayden Speak: Making the Jump: How AHL Players Become NHL Players
|10:45||11:50||Expansion Draft Activity|
|01:00||02:05||Special Teams Power Hour|
|Ryan Stimson: Optimizing Power Play Tactics
Mike Pfeil: Killing Time: What We Can Learn From Tracking the Calgary Flames’ Penalty Kill
|02:15||03:20||Micah Blake McCurdy: Competent Goalie Evaluation|
|03:30||05:00||Presentation Session 2|
|Alison Lukan: Data-Driven Story Telling
David Yu: Playing Fast Not Loose: Evaluating team-level pace of play in hockey using spatio-temporal possession data
Ryan Minkoff: European vs. North American Hockey
Jackson Blair Taylor: Fixing the NHL Playoffs with Simulation
|05:15||06:00||Will Lang: Tableau Tutorial|
|07:00||10:00||After Hours Social @ Queen Anne Beer Hall|
|08:00||09:00||Coffee / Set Up|
|09:00||10:40||Presentation Session 3|
|Meghan Hall: Aggregation and Success in Goalie Pulling
Devan McConnell: Digging Deeper with the Data- A Sport Science Approach to Hockey Development
Connor Jung: Effect of Handedness on Playing Defence
Nick Czuzoj-Shulman: Winning Isn’t Everything: A contextual analysis of hockey face-offs
|10:55||11:50||Prospect Panel hosted by Meghan Hall|
|01:00||01:30||Expansion Draft Activity Visualizations|
|01:30||02:20||Presentation Session 4|
|Scott Maran: Analyzing Power Play Strategy
Daniel Kosinski: Utilizing Publicly Avalilable NHL Data to Evaluate Situational Team and Player Performance
|02:30||03:00||Ben Resnick: Player Valuation: Data-Driven and Practical Approaches + Q&A on Working with the Minnesota Wild|
|05:00||09:00||Sunday Social @ The Angry Beaver|
For those interested in the using Tableau for hockey analytics, we will be learning about creating Corsi and Fenwick graphs with William Lang. Please download a Tableau trial from tableau.com and download the datasets from HERE. Please check back frequently to the dropbox for any updates!
After the success of Lightning Talks last year, we will once again be having a Sunday afternoon session of talks. Lightning Talks are very quick, 5 minutes talks with a hard cut off. They are open to anyone who is interested in signing up and in your time slot you can talk about whatever topic you wish.
Lightning Talks are perfect for people who want to try speaking for their first time or don’t quite have enough material for a full talk.
If this interests you – SIGN UP HERE!
Stay tuned for more information and tips on travelling around Seattle, including getting into the city and accomodations.
- Check out this awesome map that includes social locations, some great lunch spots, and some key tourist locations.
- The Link Light Rail is a great transportation option, cheaply running all the way from SeaTac Airport to the University of Washington. Any accommodations near a Light Rail stop would provide easy transit to both the University as well as to and from the Airport.
- Airbnbs are often more common and cheaper options than Hotels in the northern neighborhoods of Seattle where the conference will be held.
- The conference area is known as the University District. Any accommodations in this neighborhood should be an easy walk or ride to the conference. The Ravenna and Wallingford neighborhoods are also very close.
- Seattle does have Rideshare options, including both Lyft and Uber. This heavily reduces the need to rent a car if you’re on the fence about it. Most Rideshares from downtown and the University District run $10-15 (in non-peak hours).
Sponsors & Partners
This event would not happen without the help of: