August 18, 2018

The Global Metropolitan Studies Program and the Division of Data Science are pleased to sponsor a workshop on a platform for collecting and analyzing human travel data.

The workshop will introduce participants to e-mission, an open-source platform for collecting human travel data. The course is intended for students and researchers across a variety of fields.

Attend this workshop to learn open source techniques, details about the e-mission platform, and brainstorm about enhancements to the system.

Please RSVP using the linkif you are planning to attend.

The workshop is led byK. Shankari is Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the developer of the e-mission platform


Monday, August 20th 

Morning Session: Background Material  

9:00 am - 12:30 pm in 458 Evans Hall

Help project leads become familiar with basic CS/open source concepts so that they can point students in the right direction. e.g. What is a branch? What is a pull request? 

Evening Session: E-mission Overview

12:30 - 5:00 pm in 117 Dwinelle Hall (Level D) 

Help everybody become more familiar with the features of e-mission. what is the e-mission architecture? How do I change the UI? What does the data looks like? Hands-on setup of end-to-end system.

Tuesday, August 21st

Morning Session: Improving the Setup

9:00 am - 12:30 pm in 117 Dwinelle Hall (Level D)

How can we lower barriers to entry for deploying the system and analyzing the data? Hopefully, this will include improvements to documentation and scripts using your new-found OSS skills. 

Evening Session: Roadmap Ahead  

12:30 pm- 5:00 pm in 117 Dwinelle Hall (Level D)

What is the long-term direction that we want the project to go in? What are the potential improvements, how do we prioritize them, and who gets to tackle them?