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hack the BART strike

Let's get together and visualize some data about the BART strike!

A few friends have compiled several data sets around the BART system including salary data for every BART employee, historical wage increases, other transit systems and other contextual data:
http://github.com/enjalot/bart

We have started some visualization prototypes, but there is a ton that can still be done to help make sense of this situation. Many of us depend on the BART everyday, and we actually have the data to figure out the story, we just need to tell it.

Anyone is welcome, we want people to help make sense of the data, manipulate the data and visualize the data!

The evening will be all about hacking together visualizations, so we won't have speakers lined up. There will be many people knowledgable in d3 as well as transit/civic data so it should be an interesting night.

We are co-hosting this event with VUDLab at UC Berkeley

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  • Ian J.

    a few of us are meeting at Epicenter Cafe in SF (on Harrison st) at 5:30 today to continue hacking on the BART strike data!

    we got 7 pull requests to the repo yesterday which means a lot more and better quality data!

    October 8, 2013

  • Ian J.

    I've started a google group to make it easier to keep up with what people are working on:
    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bart-hackers

    October 7, 2013

  • Lewis L.

    tributary inlet of the bay area http://tributary.io/inlet/6802195

    October 2, 2013

  • Stoney V.

    I will not be able to attend tonight, but I am going to work with the data. This subject is very interesting.

    October 2, 2013

    • Ian J.

      awesome, we will post what we do here and on the git repo. feel free to send a pull request as well!

      October 2, 2013

  • Ian J.

    we have a ton of pizza on the way, so hop on the BART and come hack with us!
    the data is already here ;)

    October 2, 2013

  • al

    Had something come up, so can't make this one. Hope someone on the waiting list takes my spot!

    October 2, 2013

  • Juan H.

    This is awesome! But I'll be at the Bay Area R User Group meeting tomorrow and can't attend. I'm really interested in seeing the outcome of this!

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't attend, but I'm very interested to see what comes out of this. This data set appears to be broad: I hope some folks are interested in looking deeper than the current strike's pay/pensions issue and compare the system's solvency, income, maintenance records, and other transit system fundamentals against other systems around the world.

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there any agenda for the session? I have class, so I won't be able to come at 5p--just wondering if it's helpful for me to come mid-way.

    September 22, 2013

    • Ian J.

      the only agenda i have in mind is a brief overview of the data we've already collected and then splitting up into groups to work on existing or new visualizations. we can catch you up when you arrive!

      September 23, 2013

  • Stephen

    I can't go all the way to Berkeley for this, but it sounds interesting. Can you put links to your datasets, and your visualizations, online? sfgate.com et al would probably love that too.

    September 18, 2013

    • Ian J.

      understandable. the github link above contains the datasets and visualizations we have so far. will post anything that comes out of this here too!

      September 18, 2013

  • Anca

    I would be happy to host this at Tech Liminal and connect this group to some other folks who are trying to do something similar with BART data. PM me if you are interested in more details.

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds really good. But maybe the late date for this event might make it not as interesting as if we did it sooner??

    August 31, 2013

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