In partnership with AWS and Geovation, we were delighted to launch our Data in Motion Hack Week, with two launch sessions taking place on Friday 23 September. The launch set the scene for the challenge “Managing the Capacity of London’s Transport Network,” and we can’t wait to see the amazing solutions that are created to support this challenge and help improve the experience of those travelling in London. There are some great prizes on offer for the winners who will be announced at the end of this week.
We launched our Data in Motion Hack Week on Friday 23 September at the AWS office in London. Judging will take place this Friday when we expect some fantastic ideas to have been developed
Join us for a Hack Week launching on 23 September in London in partnership with AWS and Geovation to provide some great products for transport users. The use of our open data sets are fuelling entrepreneurship, accelerating scientific discovery, and enabling Londoners and visitors to travel more easily across the capital.
This Hack Week provides the opportunity to win some great prizes, including 6 months worth of support i.e. office space, business mentoring, access to technical and subject matter experts. So, whether you’re a start-up or a developer, if you are in a position to develop a product that addresses the challenges outlined below, you should join us at the launch event on 23 September. All entries will be judged by a panel in a closed environment to protect your idea.
There are over 500 apps powered by TfL data used by millions of people every day – we would like to see more.
Where and When
Venue: Amazon’s offices – 60 Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2FD, London and remote access (more detail to follow.)
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When: Hack for a week: September 23 – September 30, 2016. There will be two launch sessions on 23rd September, at 12pm and 6:00pm, so join whichever one works for you.
Free drinks and nibbles will be provided at the launch sessions.
We’re partnering with AWS and Geovation for the Hack Week from September 23-30 and we want your solutions help to manage the capacity of London’s transport network
As mentioned previously on this blog, we were delighted to be involved in the ‘Late’ at the Science Museum on Wednesday August 31 as part of the ‘Our Lives in Data’ exhibition. It was great to see hundreds of people coming along to enjoy the TfL display, as we demonstrated some of the practical benefits of using our data resources to improve our customers’ experiences.
The TfL display at the Science Museum Late showcased some innovative uses of our data and demonstrated how this can benefit our customers.
Our open data policy has been a key priority over the last few years, and we’re proud to be at the forefront of the open data revolution, supplying our data to over 8,500 developers who are creating important products to help keep London moving. Visualisation of our data can be particularly impressive, and there’s a great example of this with the “Tube Heartbeat.”
The Tube Heartbeat visualises the volume of passengers using the Tube. It also goes right down to the platform level, the number of entrances and exits, and even the number of people aboard each tube train.
Transport for London are delighted to be taking part in this month’s Science Museum Late on Wednesday 31 August. The theme of the evening is ‘Our Lives in Data’ and we’ll be offering a glimpse into the world of our data.
Gallery view of Our Lives in Data – an exhibition exploring how big data is uncovering some of the diverse ways our data is being collected, analysed and used. This is also the theme of the ‘Late’ on August 31. Pic credit: Science Museum, London
The first Night Tube services launch on the Central and Victoria lines on Friday 19 August, offering a 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays. Services on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines will follow in autumn. The Night Tube will be pivotal to London’s night economy, and with over 500 apps powered by our Open Data, we’re pleased to announce the addition of Night Tube data into our Unified API.
The Night Tube launches on the Central and Victoria lines on Friday 19 August – data is available in our Unified API
We were delighted to welcome 35 students and their professors from Syracuse University in New York this week, as members of the TfL Online team presented our ‘digital journey,’ outlining the ways we continue to keep London moving through our use of technology and open data.
Technical Architect Tom Garratt talks the students and professors from Syracuse University through TfL’s open data story
Prudential RideLondon is a world-class festival of cycling, and the fourth edition will take place this coming weekend – 29-31 July 2016.
We have made the route of the event available as Open Data. You can download it here, and it is free to use under our usual policy. The data in the KML file can be used by developers wishing to incorporate the different sections of the event into their maps or other applications.
For example, the route can be visualised like this, using mapbox and leaflet.js.
The Prudential RideLondon takes place this weekend. Here is the route visualised in leaflet.js
Let us know in the comments if you feel this information is useful for you and the apps you’re developing, and please do let us know if you have any questions on this.
Enjoy an evening of circuit training for the brain at London Transport Museum’s first ever Late Debate, which takes place on the evening of Thursday 28 July. Guests will be able to join a choice of interactive debates and workshops, as well as enjoy a bar, music and the Museum’s new Designology exhibition.
‘Brain food with a twist’ – The first ever Late Debate at London Transport Museum will take place on Thursday 28 July 2016
In the second part of this series on configuration and change management in the TfL hybrid Agile, DevOps & ITIL world, I’ll take a look at infrastructure as code and the CMDB.
Infrastructure as code – CloudFormation script for a virtual TfL server in the cloud