TransportationCamp is a free "unconference" bringing together transportation professionals, technologists, and others interested in the intersection of urban transportation and technology.
After two successful TransportationCamp events in 2011 (East and West) we're coming to DC on January 21st, 2012. This is the day before the annual Transportation Research Board conference. Additional event details will be announced soon.
We have reached our capacity for the event, but we anticipate having slots open up, so please reserve your spot on the wait list if you are interested in participating. We will do our best to acommodate everyone!
What will TransportationCamp discuss?
Transportation is a major metropolitan issue, with direct impacts on economic strength, environmental sustainability, and social equity. Recent advances in technology (“web 2.0”, mobile computing, open source software, open data and APIs, and spatial analysis) present an opportunity to improve mobility more immediately and at a lower cost than has ever been possible in the past.
TransportationCamp will focus on major themes such as:
- Open transit data: What are the best practices for developers to use it and transit agencies to publish it? What are the technical challenges?
- How can developers help transit agencies lower the cost of technology?
- What are creative new tools and techniques to address transportation issues?
What’s an “unconference?”
This is not a traditional conference. The organizers don't pick a set of panels and panelists ahead of time. Instead, you organize the panels! Anyone interested in talking about an issue can organize a session, and attendees just go to the sessions they're most interested in. For more information on how TransportationCamp works read the Essential Guide.
TransportationCamp brings together thinkers and doers in the fields of transportation and technology for learning, debating, connecting, and creating.
If you talk about TransportationCamp DC on Twitter, you can use the hashtag #transpocampdc.