With great thanks to Michael Watson of Rainy City Roller Derby, the WFTDA has been working to build a new and dynamic system to host rankings and game data, scheduled for initial release June 5, 2019. As we work towards this release date, we wanted to give you access to the new site, previews of the pages and more over the next two weeks. We’ll be releasing a series of five introduction articles highlighting the work and the features we will be debuting in 2019 and beyond. Here’s the fifth article in the series about the future of this development, written by Michael. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
As I’ve discussed, player data is a big long-term goal for me and for WFTDA. The biggest challenge will be the analysis and interpretation of thousands of statsbooks and then working towards a grander goal of creating a system that can ingest jam-by-jam data, interact with scoreboards, and provide even more instant and granular data for the fans.
Another important feature for the future will be to create a better, improved tournament system that allows for the roll out of tournaments with their own websites, news, brackets, prediction competitions and live rankings all in one place, feeding directly into our core games system.
Building a universal system, with an API alongside, allows us to develop with freedom, knowing that we’re ready to be responsive and dynamic to any opportunities that come our way.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the #AskWFTDA AMA on Tuesday. If you have any other questions about the new rankings, stats and games website please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking forward to launching this fabulous platform in the coming weeks!