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TransportationCamp Texas 2016, a partnership with the American Society Civil Engineers and the Houston and Austin Chapters of the Young Professionals in Transportation, aims to bring together diverse views and perspectives on pressing transportation issues in Texas. The event will take place on Sunday, Jun. 26, 2016, the first day of the ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development’s Spring conference in Houston, Texas. By hosting TransportationCamp at their semi-annual conference, YPT and ASCE are helping to create a unique TransportationCamp atmosphere, where technologists, transportation advocates, and users can come together in open conversation with the operators of Texas’ transportation providers.
Though it will take place during a conference, the event will be run as a standard “unconference” — sessions will be proposed on the day of the event, and will range in transportation topics based on the interest of the attendees.
Transportation Camp Texas will be held at the Omni Houston Galleria hotel located in Houston, Texas, beginning at 10 AM on June 26, 2016 (coffee and networking begin at 9 AM). Coffee will be included in the registration fee of $25, but guests will be expected to provide lunch on their own.
Registration is now open, at asce-ictd.org/transportationcamp.
From the Transportation Techies event page:
Metro Hack Night is a show & tell of Metro-related apps and data visualizations. If you’ve made an app, hack, map or dataviz about Metrorail, sign up for our show & tell. So far we have:
- Christian Flores will show DC Mass Transit, an iOS app that combines Metrobus, Metrorail, Circulator, Streetcar and Capital Bikeshare.
- Dan Larson will use his simulation model of the WMATA system to predict train loading and platform crowding during the morning rush.
- Joe Haaga will discuss an extensible command line utility for train arrivals.
- Marcos Huerta will demo his Python-built D.C. Metro Pi Speaker.
- Nick Stocchero will show how he uses Twitter to power ismetroonfire.com.
- James Pizzurro will return to show his new MetroHero projects for SafeTrack, a real-time geomap, and Twitter bots.
Want to see what happened at Metro Hack Night IV? See WMATA hosts Metro Hack Night, announces more real-time data and Metro opens doors to app developers.
Please RSVP on Meetup so we know how many people to expect.
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