Wrought Iron Fleur-de-lis on a saturated, green background
Wrought Iron Fleur-de-lis on a saturated, green background

You’ve likely heard the term “proxy” before, probably in the form “Proxy Server” used in the context of computer networking. A Proxy Server stands in for another resource, fielding requests on its behalf. That’s effectively what “proxy” means: “something that is used to represent something else”.

In that vein, a “Virtual Proxy” stands in for a resource that is expensive to create, acting as a surrogate before or while that expensive resource is created. Ever clicked on a webpage and been greeted by a loading bar or spinner? …

This is the third of a four-part blog series detailing my experience applying/interviewing to be a Hockey Analyst with the Toronto Maple Leafs. You can find the first part here and the second part here. In this part I go through the questions I was asked to answer in preparation for the in-person interview. I hope this series sheds some light on the process of how interviewing for an analytics position with an NHL team works (or at least how one such process worked).

After the phone interview and subsequent invitation to an in-person interview I received an email outlining…

This is the second of a four-part blog series detailing my experience applying/interviewing to be a Hockey Analyst with the Toronto Maple Leafs. You can find the first part here. In this part I go through the phone interview and my preparation for that. I hope this series sheds some light on the process of how interviewing for an analytics position with an NHL team works (or at least how one such process worked).

The Preparation

I had about 5 days between when I learned of the interview and when it took place. During this period I spent the majority of my…

Interviewing to be a Hockey Analyst with the Leafs: The Application

This is the first of a four-part blog series detailing my experience applying/interviewing to be a Hockey Analyst with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In this part I take you through my approach to the original job application and the things that I think contributed to my success. I hope this series sheds some light on the process of how interviewing for an analytics position with an NHL team works (or at least how one such process worked).

I actually heard about the ‘Hockey/Research & Development Analyst’ position posted by…

Ruben Flam-Shepherd

Analyst/Software Dev. Hockey stats, tech, biology, programming, purveying verisimilitudes. Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rubenflamshep

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