Assuming I can connect I'll live blog as much as I can today. You can watch the webcast starting around 8:45am PT.
I'll log my updates below the jump....here's the schedule.
8:45-9:05 Marv White Welcome and Introduction
9:05-9:25 Dan Brooks PitchFX: Sounds great, now where do I get it?
9:25-9:45 Matt Lentzner PITCHf/x and pitching models
9:45-10:05 Paul Robinson Using PITCHf/x to teach physics
10:25-10:45 open discussion
11:00-11:20 Greg Moore Obtaining HITf/x data
11:20-11:50 Harry Pavlidis What's that pitch worth?
11:50-12:20 Peter Jensen Using HIT/fx to create skill dependent metrics to better predict a player’s true talent
13:00-13:30 Dave Allen Creating contour and ‘heat map’ graphs to display PITCHf/x and HITf/x data
13:30-14:00 Alan Nathan Combining HITf/x and landing point data
14:00-14:30 open discussion
III. The Future: Beyond PITCHf/x and HITf/x
14:45-15:15 Greg Rybarczyk Baseball F/X: Architecture for the ultimate virtual gamecast
15:15-15:30 Matt Thomas Using photogrammetry to track fielders
15:30-15:50 Rick Swanson Reaction over range
15:50-16:20 Marv White PITCHfx, HITfx, FIELDfx – BASEBALLfx
16:20-16:50 open discussion
Update 1 740PT Folks are rolling in. We're going to get hands on with the PITCHf/x systems today, so that should be pretty cool. Lots of folks kicking themselves for missing the game last night, except Max Marchi who has been to every game this week.
Update 2 852PT God, I am so nervous. I finally met Graham, and heisawesomer. (that's Dan Brooks hijacking my computer folks, but, I agree, Graham isawesomer)
Update 3 900PT Wow, if you're in Seattle you can get the data live at the game on your PSP
Update 4 936PT Matt Lentzner introduces us to the Pitching Peanut. Matt's work on arm slots has been HUGE in influencing my pitch classifications. Matt and I hope to begin collaborating (we said that last year, too).
Update 5 1005 PT We need more teachers in this world like Paul, he's great.
Update 6 1036 PT Sky, see how good that headline was?
Update 7 1056 PT Alright, we may be on our way to getting a handle on corrections!
Update 8 1155 PT Cool, learning new stuff .... the idea of a pitcher specific run enviro is important, and not horribly difficult to calculate. ...great, another project :-)
Update 9 127 PT Man, Dave is smart. I need to steal all his R techniques
Update 10 250 PT We're now into the "future" stuff. However, the future is now for some of this stuff. If you're not yet watching the webcast, do it now. I've seen a little of the stuff that's coming up in the next hour or two and it's mind blowing.
Update 11 315 PT OK, suddenly I feel like we haven't moved forward on fielding for 100 years, for real. This Fullerton study was ridiculously ahead of its time. Link to the article (via Tango's site) http://www.thediamondangle.com/archive/dec02/insidegame.html
Update 12 330 PT Tendu isn't around on the net anymore, but this article at Sun Microsystems has some cool stuff
Update 13 424 PT Greg again well ahead of the curve with the concepts. Marv's talk starts soon, and that has the mind blowing stuff. You may have seen a tease of it in the New York Times recently, but, yea, that was just a tease.
Update 14 434 PT That's it for now, I'll be back after the game