I'm almost certain that I won't be able to maintain the blog as well as I did last year - and let's be clear, Greg Perkins was a HUGE help in helping me acquire the data in last couple of weeks of 2011. Without him I probably would have spent many more hours just trying to mine the data.
So at this point, I'm trying to start a discussion among people who would be willing and capable of helping out this year. I can host the 2012 blog, or somebody else can if they prefer and want to make it look all fancy (instead of the terrible book background I've been using). I can share the matlab scripts I used to generate the plots last year, which can be easily adapted to other languages.
I'm just brain storming now, but we need people who can do the following:
1) Understand how HQ is posting the workout scores on the website, and figure out a way to dump these scores along with all the other athlete information (name, region, age, height, weight) etc. Greg, are you still around these days? Do you think your nid trick will work like last year?
2) Take data dumps in relatively real time and play around with the data, pose a few interesting questions and make some rough plots. Ideally, this person would also be writing something to go along with their plots. I can facilitate here a bit and help the crowd.
3) Folks that can take the plots and clean them up a bit for presentation purposes.
I think that's all for now. Please comment if you think you have the skill and desire to help!