Challenge Community Call: Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
Sep
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

Challenge Community Call: Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

Wednesday, Sept. 20 Challenge Community Call focused on Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

10am PT/ 1pm ET

  • Led by Katie Naum and Rene Baston (Northeast Big Data Hub), and Robert Hoffer and Joyce Morrell (Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Category co-Chairs)
  • Join the call:  https://uberconference.com/westhub or dial 510-925-0403
  • This is the first community call for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety topic of the National Transportation Data Challenge.  Join us as the West Coast and East Coast co-chairs team up to discuss how we might promote bike sharing, improve Bike Share safety, security and availability.  
  • We'll talk about the benefits of bike sharing, partnership ideas and how Live Data offers solutions to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety.
  • Get more information on bike share feeds published on Satori.com at https://www.satori.com/smart-cities
  • You can learn more about the National Transportation Data Challenge, including ways to get involved and resources available to participants, at https://bigdatahubs.io
  • We'll use this as a whiteboard space / place to share ideas on data, tools, and other resources: http://bit.ly/NTDCBikePed
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Challenge Community Call: Connected Vehicles
Sep
8
9:00am 9:00am

Challenge Community Call: Connected Vehicles

9am Pacific Time / 12pm Eastern


This is the first community call for the AUTONOMOUS OR CONNECTED
VEHICLES topic of the National Transportation Data Challenge:  "How might
we leverage autonomous or enhanced vehicles to improve our constituents’
safety? How might we navigate technological, policy, and social
considerations involved?"


During the first part of the call, we will go over what we mean by
‘connected vehicle’ and then we will have some special guest experts in this
domain: 


* Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz, Chief Technology Officer, Nexar Inc., and
* Mike Branch, Vice President Business Intelligence, GEOTAB


They will talk about the types of data their customers generate, what they
currently do with it (existing use cases and internal R&D) and future plans
including availability for R&D. This will also be a good chance to discuss
specific data needs and opportunities for collaboration.

Participants will have an opportunity to share current or proposed projects using connected vehicles to improve safety or using the data generated by CVs to improve road user safety.


Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/dan6126
Optional dial in number: 401-283- 2722, PIN: 92241

We'll use this as a whiteboard space / place to share ideas on data, tools, and other resources: http://bit.ly/NTDC_CV 


Contact: Dan Langford, Connected Vehicle Category Chair
dan@nevadacam.org

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JupyterCon Lunch Roundtable: Regional Big Data Innovation Hubs
Aug
24
12:35pm12:35pm

JupyterCon Lunch Roundtable: Regional Big Data Innovation Hubs

Thursday Lunch Roundtable Aug 24: Regional Big Data Innovation Hubs: opportunities for partnerships across industry, government, academia, and nonprofits

Join us to discuss regional, national, and global initiatives in areas including smart cities, health, and data science education. Meet with Hub leadership and partners including:

  • Rene Baston, Executive Director, Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub, Columbia University
  • Dave Goodsmith, Director of Strategic Partnerships, DataScience Inc
  • Meredith Lee, Executive Director, West Big Data Innovation Hub and RISE Lab, UC Berkeley
  • Andreas Mueller, Columbia University 
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"Driving Jupyter": Hands-On Jupyter Demos and the National Transportation Data Challenge
Aug
23
5:00pm 5:00pm

"Driving Jupyter": Hands-On Jupyter Demos and the National Transportation Data Challenge

Presented by DataScience.com, the Regional Big Data Innovation Hubs, and partners

Demonstration stations will feature donated cloud computing resources from DataScience.com, Amazon Web Services, GoogleCloud, Satori, and other partners in live executable Jupyter-based notebooks. Come by the posters/demo stations to chat with us about:

  • How to leverage cloud computing resources and Waze data to analyze the impact of traffic safety interventions
  • Examples for using U.S. Department of Transportation crash statistics to create predictive models of risk factors
  • Projects using tensor flow and neural networks to evaluate video information for early warnings of distracted driving
  • How to get involved in the National Transportation Data Challenge -- a series of community problem-solving sessions, hackathons, and activities across the U.S. aiming to reduce traffic fatalities.
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Challenge Community Call: Weather/Emergency Response
Aug
17
12:00pm12:00pm

Challenge Community Call: Weather/Emergency Response

12pm Pacific Time / 3pm Eastern

This is the first community call for the WEATHER / EMERGENCY RESPONSE topic of the National Transportation Data Challenge: "How might we improve transportation safety in extreme weather? In cases of crises?"

During the first part of the call, we'll have some special guest experts in this domain: 

* Alicia Johnson, Resilience & Recovery Manager, San Francisco Emergency Management and West Hub Steering Committee Member, and

* Stephen Dennis, Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) Data Analytics Engine. 

They'll talk about some relevant projects in progress, and share their thoughts on some of the open questions and important use cases in this area.  This will also be a good chance to discuss opportunities for collaboration.

We'll also have some special guests from the Google Cloud Public Datasets Program attending. 

In the second part of the call, we'll give an overview of some of Google's public data sets and tools that might be useful for this Challenge topic, and I'll give some short demos if time permits.

A document listing some of the resources we'll talk about in the call is at http://bit.ly/ntdc_hazard_resp.

We'll add meeting notes to this doc after the call.

You can connect to the community call on Google Hangouts here:
https://meet.google.com/ojw-jwqm-fxe
Or dial: +1 361 360 8463 PIN: 2764# 

In the unlikely event that the Hangouts call becomes too full, and you have trouble connecting, you can try this Uberconference backup number for audio: 510-925-0403 

 -Amy Unruh, Weather and Emergency Response Category Chair
( 'amy' on the #transport_challenge slack channel at bigdatahubs.slack.com, @amygdala on Twitter)

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Challenge Community Call: Distracted Driving
Jul
21
9:00am 9:00am

Challenge Community Call: Distracted Driving

Note the time is 9am PT / 12 noon ET

Friday July 21 Challenge community call focused on Distracted Driving

Led by Edgar Fuller, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Onthis call we will discuss potential projects and needed data sets. Anyone interested in working on projects related to areas ranging from the use of connected vehicle data to mitigate instances of distracted driving to creating apps to increase social awareness of the impacts of distracted driving are encouraged to call in. Existing teams or those interested in forming/joining teams will have an opportunity to connect.

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Challenge community call: Education / Curriculum Development
Jul
20
9:00am 9:00am

Challenge community call: Education / Curriculum Development

Note the time is 9-9:30AM PT / 12-12:30pm ET

Challenge community call focused on Education / Curriculum Development

Led by Jane Zanzig, University of Chicago

 

Join us for the second Education / Curriculum Development focused call, to hear about projects underway, resources available, and how to get involved. 

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Jun
22
to Jun 23

Big Data for Transportation and Mobility Workshop: Ann Arbor, MI

The “Big Data for Transportation and Mobility” symposium, sponsored by the NSF-supported Midwest Big Data Hub, focused on the current and future challenges of using data to address society’s evolving transportation capabilities and needs.

The symposium featured presentations from researchers from institutions associated with MBDH; tours of research facilities on the U-M campus; breakout sessions; and a poster session.

Read this announcement for a short synopsis. View this document to see who registered for the symposium.

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Boulder, CO Challenge Session
Jun
5
to Jun 6

Boulder, CO Challenge Session

Overviews from Category Chairs + Pitches/ Mentoring Session: Boulder (Denver area), CO

Join us June 5-6 as part of the West Hub Annual All Hands Meeting open to all. The Challenge will be mentioned during the Livestream June 5, 9am-12:30pm MT (8am Pacific Time) and Category Chairs will host a dedicated session June 6, 11am-12:30pm MT (10am Pacific Time) via Zoom videoconferencing:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/5334564408

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,5334564408# or +16465588656,5334564408#

Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 533 456 4408
    International numbers available: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=OFkjqWjw5h9HoFNTFlWbKVx3YNxBuq4x

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1st Category Chair Call: Education/Curriculum
Jun
2
11:00am11:00am

1st Category Chair Call: Education/Curriculum

Join Education Category Chair Jane Zanzig for the first Transportation Challenge monthly call: https://www.uberconference.com/jzanzig

11am  Pacific Time / 12pm Mountain Time / 1pm Central Time / 2 pm Eastern Time

Optional dial-in number: 857-216-2449 PIN: 03120

Agenda:

  • Introduction of the Challenge and Different Categories
  • Spotlight on Education Category and Category Chair Role
  • Initial Curated Resources and Existing Projects: How You Can Contribute
  • Round Robin Introductions, Q&A
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Fireside Chat
May
2
4:30pm 4:30pm

Fireside Chat

Join us at the UW eScience Institute, 3910 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98195 a welcome reception and a Fireside Chat with Dan Morgan, Chief Data Officer of the U.S. Department of Transportation; Meredith Lee, Executive Director of the West Big Data Innovation Hub; Andrew Lumsdaine, UW-PNNL Distinguished Faculty Fellow; and Sarah Stone, co-Executive Director of the eScience Institute. Hear what your colleagues have learned at the cloud demos/trainings, and meet Challenge participants and supporters!

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AWS Lunch + Learn
May
2
1:00pm 1:00pm

AWS Lunch + Learn

Visit Amazon Web Services’ offices for lunch and demonstrations of how massive transportation datasets are being shared and analyzed in the cloud. Learn how the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission uses Amazon S3 to make over 1 billion trip records publicly available and how Amazon Athena can be used to query those records in seconds. Amazon will also share how Amazon Athena can now be used to query OpenStreetMap. The demos will be followed by an open discussion about sharing large datasets in the cloud and guidance on how participants can receive promotional credits to experiment with AWS on their own.UPDATE: We are at capacity, but others are welcome to join remotely via WebEx (415-655-0003 | PIN: 648 123 667 | password AMAZON).

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Microsoft Azure Training
May
2
9:30am 9:30am

Microsoft Azure Training

The Azure workshop will familiarize researchers and data scientists with big data storage, machine learning and advanced analytics, cognitive intelligence, container and batch services. Instruction is hands-on; participants will spend most of the day working on proctored labs. Each attendee will receive an Azure Pass with a $500 Azure credit that can be used up to one month after the workshop.

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