• TBCC 2019 Player One, Power Ups, & Probabilities: Panel Recap

    This panel was held on: Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 3 PM – 4 PM And here was the pitch: Join the data science debate of the highest critically acclaimed video games vs the nostalgia of games we grew up. The data science team at Pancake Breakfast: A Stack Of Stats will be serving up […]


  • TBCC 2019 Smash Brothers, Segmentation & Strategy: Panel Recap

    This Panel was held on: Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM During the Tampa Bay Comic Convention 2019, held at the Tampa Convention Center. The Panelists were: Tom Ferrara (@pancake_analytics) , Kalyn Hundley (@kehundley08), Andy Polak (@polak_andy) I want to take a quick moment to discuss the panelists.  I love giving […]


  • Recipe 014: Smash Brothers Main Selection

    In this recipe I’d like you to chow down on a Smash Brother analytical approach to selecting your main character.  The approach I’m going to introduce you puts an emphasis on what makes a character unique.   Before I start diving into the Smash Brothers data, let’s discuss the k-means clustering approach.  A k-means helps […]


  • Recipe 010: Mario Kart Game-play Improvement Controller Trials

    Before I dive into this week’s data story, let me state why I love the Nintendo Switch.  I personally feel there’s a need for video games to be a social event, and couch co-op is a must have feature.  The Nintendo Switch offers several games which meet this need. My family loves playing video games […]