Are you a geo developer with an interest in creating the next wave of transit tools and mashups for mobile devices and the web? If so, we’d love to see you at the first ever "Unconference for Developers" put on by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and hosted at our very own Google New York office. The event takes place May 5, 2010, from 6:30 to 10 PM. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited.
To join us for dinner, technical breakout sessions and a special announcement from the MTA, register at: http://www.mta.info/developers/conf.html no later than 12:01 AM on Friday, April 30th. Reservation confirmations, including program details, will be emailed on April 30th.
Anil Dash, entrepreneur and Director of Expert Labs, will moderate a panel discussion about the current landscape and future of open transportation data and development in the New York region. Panel speakers will include:
- Jay Walder, Chairman and CEO, MTA
- Derek Gottfrid, Senior Software Architect / Product Technologist, The New York Times
- Bernhard Seefeld, Senior Product Manager, Google Maps
- Nick Grossman, Director of Civic Works, OpenPlans (formerly The Open Planning Project)
To reach the event, take the ACE or the L to the 8th Ave - 14th St A-C-E station, then enter the building at the corner of 16th Street and 9th Avenue. New MTA data sets will be released and representatives from all MTA agencies will be on hand to answer your questions.
Google is thrilled to be a part of this event and to support the MTA’s vision. From the early days of Google Maps development there has been huge interest in creating useful transit maps and tools. We’re excited to see what great ideas and implementations come from an event like this.
Hope to see you on May 5th!