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Welcome to the sixth Uber Visualization Night, a meetup series about design and development of visualizations. Join us for a collection of talks focused on visualization and mapping techniques for autonomous vehicles. This meetup will focus on the theme of visualization and mapping techniques for autonomous vehicles. Agenda: 6:00PM - Doors Open 6:30PM - Introduction 6:45PM - AVS.auto: An Open Standard for Autonomous Vehicle Visualization from Uber (Xiaoji Chen, Tim Wojtaszek, Joe Lisee - Uber) 7:05PM - Doing it Live: Reimagined Driving Experiences and Realtime Mapping with Vision (Tory Smith - Mapbox) 7:25PM - Robots in Your Browser (Jacob Bandes-Storch, Audrey Li, JP Posma - Cruise) 7:45PM - Q&A and Networking More about the talks: AVS.auto: An Open Standard for Autonomous Vehicle Visualization from Uber (Xiaoji Chen, Tim Wojtaszek, Joe Lisee) Making autonomous vehicles a reality is no small task. It involves thousands of people, including engineers, testers, operators, and analysts. As these systems move from research to production, so must the tools evolve to support the growing audience that needs to get access to the data of the surrounding environment and the state from the vehicle. The tools need to be accessible to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. At Uber we have been building a way to describe the data, *XVIZ*, and a toolkit for visualization, *streetscape.gl*, that is based on our WebGL framework deck.gl. We will talk about the path to building XVIZ and streetscape.gl, what it enable for web based tooling, why it was important to open source this software for the broader technical community, and where we hope to take this system in the near future. Doing it Live: Reimagined Driving Experiences and Realtime Mapping with Vision (Tory Smith, Product Manager @ Mapbox) Two of the more salient trends in mapping over the past decade, especially when it comes to connected and automated vehicles, are precision and freshness. At Mapbox, we are focused on building a location platform that enables HD maps that are alive, reacting to changes on a continuous basis. We will talk about how working with live data is crucial for keeping an increasingly fast-moving world connected and oriented, from our roots working with cellular probe data to today, where leveraging distributed cameras allows us to add myriad dimensions to the living map. The combination of new technologies in AI and AR enable exciting new possibilities for enriching the navigation experience as well as improving mapping infrastructure for all. Robots in Your Browser (Jacob Bandes-Storch, Audrey Li, JP Posma - Cruise) Cruise Automation recently announced Worldview, a declarative React library for rendering 2D and 3D scenes with WebGL. In this talk we’ll walk you through the basics of Worldview, building interactive visualizations, and extending them with custom GL code. We’ll also give you a peek at Webviz, the ROS data visualization application we developed at Cruise to help build, test, and debug our autonomous cars. We think Webviz will be a great tool for anyone working on robots (car or otherwise) and we’re excited to share it with the open source community. Note: We must collect your first and last name for security reasons prior to the event. You will also need to sign an NDA when entering the building.
Uber’s Client Platform Engineering (CPE) team deploys devices globally to help Uber scale both internally as a company and externally as product. Join the CPE team as they dive into one of their most recent accomplishments - enrolling all the Mac devices into their Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform for streamlined compliance, provisioning, and manageability. Learn how our IT Engineering team uses a combination of open source and in-house tooling as part of this session Agenda: 6:00PM - Doors Open 6:30PM - Introduction - IT ENG + CPE Overview (Luis Madrigal) 6:45PM - Mac/Windows MDM Deployment Overview (Danielle DiBella and Erik Gomez) 7:15PM - Open Source Tools (Nate Walck and Erik Gomez) 7:45PM - Q&A and Networking Note: We must collect your first and last name for security reasons prior to the event. You will also need to sign an NDA when entering the building.