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Metro Hack Night VI

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Metro Hack Night is a show & tell of Metro-related apps and data visualizations. We are thrilled to return to WMATA headquarters. We'll be on the first floor; be sure to bring an ID in order to enter the building. Please arrive a bit early, as it will take a while to process everyone through the metal detectors and check IDs.

Courtesy of Urban Insights (, we'll have food available at 6:00. The program begins at 6:30. Our speakers are:

• Ben Shepherd ( will show how he used the live train positions API to make (

• Andrew Schmadel will share his script for recording WMATA Disruption Reports (

• Sam Winward ( will display his research into peak and off-peak fares and their hidden influence over ridership decisions.

• Keith Kelly ( will show how he used historic data to visualize wait times.

• Joe Haaga ( will demo his project to compare indirect routes.

• John Paz will show how he used the WMATA API to programmatically build a track circuit diagram (

• Christopher Rung ( will show how he built his WMATAFetcher Swift Cocoapod ( and DC Metro macOS Today Extension (

• Aaron Margolis, Paul Witt, Catherine Janis, and Sheila Haines will discuss how they used the WMATA Next Train API with machine learning to better predict train delays and arrivals.

• Sarah Kleinman ( will show how she built a live-updating map of the DC Metro with Mapbox ( and the WMATA API.

• Sanghong Yoo will present Metroview, WMATA's own internal tool for non-GIS users.

• Michael Eichler will show he uses Tableau to visualize WMATA stats (!/).

To build your own Metro apps, hacks, and visualizations, find WMATA's open data via PlanItMetro's data-download ( tag, or use their developer tools (

Many thanks to our sponsors at Mobility Lab ( and WMATA ( for making this meetup possible.

Want to see what happened at Metro Hack Night V ( See Crowd control: Simulating congestion in the D.C. Metro ( and MetroHackNight V (

Follow @techiesdc ( for "Transportation Techies" updates. Use #metrohacknight ( for your own tweets.

Jackson Graham Building, 600 5th St NW · Washington, DC
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