Bárðarbunga, if you haven’t heard, is the latest Icelandic1 volcano to rear its head. I love stuff like this. And by stuff like this, I mean potentially hazardous, but exceptionally rare natural … [Read more...] about Bárðarbunga- It’s a Volcano
The recent acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook for an estimated $16B has reinvigorated my personal internal debate between apps vs. applications. Is there a difference between apps vs. applications, … [Read more...] about Apps vs. Applications: What’s the Difference & Does it Matter?
Well all good things come to an end, right? The 2014 Winter Olympics have come and gone, and it’s time for us to wind down our coverage as well. Before we get all teary-eyed with goodbyes and hugs, … [Read more...] about #TrackSochi: Medals and Records at the Olympics
Here we are: about 70% through the Olympics. It’s too late to talk about the Opening Ceremonies, but too early to talk about medal count. So let’s give some thought to the growth of the Olympics. They … [Read more...] about #TrackSochi: Tracking the Olympics’ Growth…Sort of
An Olympic medal is the highest achievement most athletes can gain in their respective sport. Statistically speaking, only about 3% of the 2,400 athletes at this year's Winter Olympics will receive a … [Read more...] about #TrackSochi: Statistical hypothesis vs. real life
You’ve heard the stories. Maybe you WERE the story. But sometimes when I watch the Olympics I’m inclined to ask, who came up with this and why? Skiing? One of my favorite activities. Jumping 100+ … [Read more...] about #TrackSochi: Luge—Olympic Sport or Frat Party Gone Wrong?
As you know, we love counting things at TrackVia. So, naturally, while we watched the Sochi Olympics opening ceremonies, we started counting all the different themes and oddities we could find; how … [Read more...] about #TrackSochi: Opening Ceremony By the Numbers
Welcome to TrackVia’s coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi! At TrackVia, we love data. But we prefer to have fun with the data. So we decided to make a bunch of charts using data from … [Read more...] about #TrackSochi: An “Unconventional Analysis”