Feature Friday September 27th, 2013

September 27th, 2013

Feature Friday

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College Football Analysis

September 26th, 2013

In a previous DataHero post, we outlined what the professional sports leagues were doing with data analysis to start learning more about the game and to help players make better decisions. Since we’re in the midst of college football season, we thought we’d take a look at some of the available data for the Pac 12 (because we have some Stanford and University of Colorado fans in our DataHero team. You can find your team’s stats here). The Pac 12 is a recently formed division, and only became 12 in 2011 when Utah and Colorado joined its ranks. Because of that disparity, the eleventh and twelfth ranks are only from 2012.

We all

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Does Originality Pay in Hollywood?

September 24th, 2013

Does it pay to be original in Hollywood any longer? As summer blockbusters become larger financial risks, more and more studios are turning towards pre-established material in a bid for assured success. This begs the questions, is originality still paying off in the film industry or does success now ride on its source material? We’ve segmented summer blockbuster films from 2000 to 2013 to see if this trend in films has been paying off. We analyzed originality vs. “un-originality” in a few different ways to dig into this question. Let’

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Charting in Excel and DataHero

September 19th, 2013

Charting in Excel and DataHero

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Data Analysis in Professional Sports

September 17th, 2013

Data analysis has become increasingly ubiquitous, and the sports arena is no exception. There are few career paths where such a high premium is placed on performance.  As if millions of viewers weren’t enough, there are also huge salaries at stake for a win on the field, court or ice. The question remains, like in so many other realms of data analysis, what will be done with this data? The NFL and NBA are experimenting with that question beginning this year.

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Feature Friday September 13, 2013

September 13th, 2013

Feature Friday

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Most Popular San Francisco Films and Locations

September 12th, 2013

San Francisco’s scenery is some of the most instantly recognizable in the United States, from the Painted Ladies in Alamo Square, to the Golden Gate Bridge, these icons have made up the backdrops for some of our favorite movies for decades. As DataHero’s roots are in the Bay Area, we took a shot at sifting through some of this movie data.

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5 Charts for Easy Salesforce Pipeline Analysis

September 10th, 2013

Creating visualizations of your Salesforce data will help you answer some of the big pipeline questions you have in a quick and easy way. With DataHero, easily import your sales reports in one click to get dynamic visualizations and unique insights.

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Graffiti in San Francisco

September 5th, 2013

The city of San Francisco spends upwards of $20 million annually to eradicate graffiti. This is very different from the street art movement, which is also quite popular in San Francisco. Graffiti is vandalism in the form of names or sayings, whereas street art is intended to beautify the city. The city of San Francisco made its data on graffiti available to the public, so we decided to take a look at the neighborhoods that struggle the most with defacement.

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