Last Call: Transportation Data Challenge Summit Nov. 9 in DC

Quick reminder: RSVP by noon ET today to join us in-person at the National Transportation Data Challenge Summit this Thursday Nov. 9. The livestream registration will remain open through Thursday. Please share with your networks!  National Transportation Data Challenge Summit  Nov. 9 2017, 9am Washington DC General Services Administration Headquarters at 1800 F Street NW | Area 4250 (Presidential Innovation Fellows space) The summit will highlight innovations and public-private partnerships that are currently leveraging or could benefit from leveraging transportation safety data. Join us to hear exciting updates from industry, academia, nonprofits, and government stakeholders, meet thought leaders and practicioners, and recognize the Challenge teams across the country who have been working on projects since the May 2017 initiative launch. RSVP: in-person or join the livestream View the Agenda + Speakers About the Challenge The National Transportation Data Challenge is a series of community problem-solving events, roundtables, hackathons, demonstrations, and tutorials/trainings to build and strengthen collaborative projects that advance transportation safety by using existing or emerging data. The Challenge links efforts and encourages contributions across six categories:
  • BIKE / PEDESTRIAN SAFETY: How might we improve bike/pedestrian safety in our communities?
  • DISTRACTED DRIVING:How might we determine if there is a distracted driving problem? How might we mitigate the issue?
  • WEATHER / EMERGENCY RESPONSE: How might we improve transportation safety in extreme weather? In cases of crises? 
  • AUTONOMOUS OR CONNECTED VEHICLES: How might we leverage autonomous or enhanced vehicles to improve our constituents’ safety? How might we navigate technological, policy, and social considerations involved?
  • MULTIPLE DATA STREAMS:How might we utilize multiple data streams(particularly from different sectors, sources) to capture actionable insights to make a local transportation corridor more safe? Are there lessons and best practices that can be shared more broadly? 
  • CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: How might we develop a ready-to-go high school or undergraduate curriculum introducing transportation safety data to build awareness and spark new contributions/solutions?
Visit our blog providing an overview of the event, including resources available to participants, and join the conversation on social media with #BDHubs #DataChallenge! Retweet the announcement and this example tweet about the program About The Big Data Hubs The Big Data Hubs are a national network of multi-sector partners, working in concert to use data science resources and techniques to address societal grand challenges. Each Hub focuses on key Big Data challenges and opportunities for its region of service (Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) by organizing and coordinating projects. Together with our partners, the Hubs have coordinated the National Transportation Data Challenge to spark insight and innovation around key challenges in transportation that could benefit from data-driven solutions.  As always, we greatly appreciate your help spreading the word to increase participation across each West Region state (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming). To help us grow our community, please forward this note widely and tell your colleagues to join our mailing list! On behalf of the WBDIH leadership team and our growing network of collaborators, thank you for your continued interest, support, and enthusiasm. Hope to see or hear from you soon! Best, Meredith Meredith M. Lee, Ph.D. | Executive Director, West Big Data Innovation Hub |
Save the Date: Opportunities to Connect Nov. 6-8        Internet of Foods (IC-FOODS) Conference – Davis, CA Nov. 9           National Transportation Data Challenge Summit – Washington DC and online Nov. 12         Computer History Museum Design_Code_Build Education Program – Mountain View, CA and YouTube Nov. 13-14    Translational Data Science: Industry-Academic Confluence Workshop – Berkeley, CA Nov. 15-17    Find our Leadership Team at SuperComputing 2017 – Denver, CO