Posted by Danny TarlowI've started a github repository for the 2012 March Madness competition, to which I've committed some python code that I worked on over the weekend:
Here, you can find code that parses data from previous seasons, constructs the past brackets, and learns a few different models based on past data. More details are in the README.
I will post in more detail about the models once I get them working a bit better, but I encourage you to take a look at the high level structure in learn_synthetic.py and model.py.
I've brainstormed a bunch of TODOs at the bottom of the README, so if you'd like to jump in and work on some of those, please do. Or feel free to go off in your own direction.
For detailed discussions of the code, questions, or bug reports/fixes, head on over to the official Google group.