[Open-transport] Public Transport at OKCon

Pieter Colpaert pieter.colpaert at okfn.org
Fri Aug 2 07:37:06 UTC 2013

Hi all,

Hereby an extra nudge for you all to go to the OKCon. If we have enough 
people present in Geneva, it would be great to do an unofficial 
vocabulary discussion and hackathon on stations.io (a knowledge base for 
stop identifiers).

Who is coming?

Kind regards,


On 08/01/2013 06:11 PM, Hannes Gassert wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Turns out that without actually planning for it, public transport 
> seems to become quite a prominent topic at OKCon this year!
> Here's what's on the schedule:
> Tuesday Evening
> -------------------------
> Urbandatachallenge.org panel & exhibition opening, with the 
> transportation agencies of San Francisco, Geneva and Zurich - and the 
> launch of next year's challenge, with Paris, with Berkeley, and with 
> sensor networks. And drinks!
> Wednesday Morning
> -----------------------------
> Panel & workshop with the Geneva transport agency, TPG, launching 
> their real-time API and a big contest all around it. Sounds like a fun 
> challenge, and a potential quick win, too :)
> Wednesday Afternoon
> ---------------------------------
> "Open Transport Data: the next step" with Pieter Colpaert from Ghent 
> and Kat Borlongan, (Five by Five, data.sncf.com 
> <http://data.sncf.com>, ..) all around interop, standardization and 
> collaboration in the open transport data space. Super important, not 
> to miss - and another milestone after last year's manifesto.
> HackZone & Lightning Talks
> -----------------------------------------
> For the entire duration of OKCon, there's plenty of possibilities to 
> present your projects (just add your name to the schedule on site!) 
> and to come together and get stuff done in the Hackzone. We'll have 
> the most stable conference wifi ever and plenty of space indeed.
> Therefore: please forward this message to your local transport hackers 
> and data folks at your transportation agency! If you know some people 
> from your region that are going to be there, or that should: take a 
> train together, come to Geneva and work on your projects while on the 
> move! Or if you need more speed: there's cheap flights to Geneva from 
> almost all over Europe.
> So.. see you at OKCon! And thanks for spreading the word!
> Hannes
> PS: Running a startup? Get the OKCon startup package!
> -> http://okcon.org/introducing-the-okcon-startup-package <-
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