Metro Hack Night

Metro is the region's most influential transit agency. What tools can we build that make it easier to use or that illustrate its impact? Join us for #metrohacknight and show us what you can do with data from WMATA, or other sources. We'll be looking at both rail and bus.

The primary way of accessing WMATA data (schedule and real-time) is through the WMATA Datasets API, or by downloading the GTFS data. Sometimes their PlanItMetro blog releases trip-history data - see their data-download tag. The DC Atlas also has a lot of geospatial information about Metro - including Metro Bus Lines, Metro Bus Stops, Park-N-Ride Lots, Metro Stations, Metro Station Entrances, and more.

Please contact Michael ([masked]) if you are interested in presenting!

6:00pm Food & drink
6:20pm Pre-show Metro-themed game
6:30pm Open floor,  speakers, preview of following meetup
8:30pm Adjourn

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  • Paul M.

    In case you all didn't see Michael Schade's excellent blog post about the event ...­

    January 7

  • Ted E.

    Hey everyone, I had a great time too, and posted my photos and a blog post with my presentation here:­ Our host has set the March meetup on health up and we're contacting the people you mentioned to me to see if they're available, AND securing healthy, delicious food! Feel free to add your ideas / dream scenarios in the comments there and we'll follow-up.

    January 3

  • Lee M.

    Had a fun time at the meetup last night. Here's a link to my slides:­

    January 3

  • Brendan C.

    Another solid event from Mobility Lab.

    January 3

  • Michael S.

    Here's the #metrohacknight hackpad:­ - please add any links and notes that were mentioned during the meetup!

    2 · January 3

  • David G.

    Great meetup, interesting presentations, good-sized crowd

    January 2

  • Derrick D.

    great night with some really great presentations

    January 2

  • Ted E.

    A lot of fun. Data has a sense of humor!

    1 · January 2

  • Simon S.

    How will we know if we get into it if we are on the wait list?

    December 30

    • Michael S.

      I think the waitlist will automatically add people to the Meetup in the order in which they joined to the waitlist... you should get an email letting you know. I expect folks to drop out as we get closer to the event.

      December 30

  • Sheryl

    Thanks so much for starting at 6. Unfortunately, i have a previous engagement. Happy holidays and stay warm!

    December 11, 2013

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