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DIY Speed Monitoring: A Hacknight with Matt Bauman
March 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description from Open Pittsburgh’s Website:
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Matt Bauman, a Pitt graduate student, created a way to use cell phone video and open source software to track the speeds of cars. ( http://bikepgh.org/2015/11/13/guerrilla-style-pitt-student-uses-cell-phone-to-track-traffic-speeds-on-forbes-ave-in-oakland/)
Like many of us, Matt was frustrated with the persistently terrible conditions for bicyclists on the Fifth/Forbes corridor in Oakland.
To follow up, Traffic21 in partnership with BikePGH will host a Hacknight on March 22nd. Open Pittsburgh members are encouraged to attend.
The event will explore further opportunities for Bauman’s work and how to develop it into a tool for advocacy that can inform decision-makers. After presentations the attendees will split into two groups – 1. Those who want their fingers on the keyboards to discuss coding and 2. Those who are less technical and want to talk about user interface. CMU faculty researchers will also attend.