I'm writing to let you know that I'm stepping down as the meetup organizer. I'm moving to California for the summer to start a company, and so it wouldn't be very practical for me to try to continue organizing a meetup in New York ;) Being part of this group has been a true pleasure for me, and I'm absolutely thrilled with the changes this group's hard work has helped bring about.
The great news is that NY Open Transit Data meetup member, author of theNextTrain, and GTFS Data Exchange extraordinaire Jehiah Czebotar is taking over as the new meetup organizer. Jehiah is a long-time advocate of open data and has done a tremendous amount to make more transit data available. He'll be an awesome organizer and will bring new energy to the group.
OpenPlans will continue sponsoring and hosting the meetup. This means we'll still have a beautiful space for our meetings, and free pizza and beer will continue to be a staple of the group.
Keep on opening up that data and building awesome transit apps. I'll be back in NYC after the summer and will be excited to see the cool stuff this group's done.