All of this ConnectiCon panel data sharing by Rym is inspiring me to stop shit talking.
I have a complete SQL dump of the PAX Tabletop library, going back several years. I grabbed it in hopes of doing some crazy data science experiments, maybe even as ambitious as crawling BoardGameGeek to pull down meta data for each title in the PAX library such as rating, length, weight, mechanics, etc.
What sort of questions do people have that could be answered with such a dataset? Give me something to work for! Off the bat, I'm curious to see how a few things trend from PAX to PAX: number of checkouts, checkouts per person, etc. If I can pull that off w/o falling back into shit-talking, I want to run some metrics that show how the tastes of PAX attendees have changed over time, and how they differ between Prime/East.
I'm not going to attempt comparing popularity of specific games, b/c it is relative to the composition of the library. I can't remember how fine the data is there. I know it shows all games ever in the library, and whether they still exist or not, but I don't remember if I have the transaction data to see when they were added and when they were culled, so I couldn't tell you how many copies of what were present at a given PAX.