Friday Oct 4
11:25 –
Room 1

The Technical Journey to Define The True Value of a Football Goal

A programmer, a mathematician, and a football nerd walk into a bar hoping to get the answer to one specific, big, and much-considered question. What is the true value of a goal in football?

This is the story of how a nerd sharing all three passions spent years dancing around this problem until his curiosity finally paid off and his love of technology delivered the ultimate answer.

This talk has it all - maths, coding, web scraping, algorithms, statistics...and the answer to the biggest question of them all: Who is the most valuable of all goal scorers - Ronaldo or Messi?