Reader Michael notified us of a Bike Hack Night in DC, and I guess such nights are popular because this is number 4. The night is not directly affiliated with BikeHacks.com and I don't know if the Bike Hack name was inspired by this site or not, but I am going to tell myself it was.
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Bike Hack Night is a show & tell of bicycle-related apps, data visualizations, and gadgets. Doors open at 6:00 for pizza and soft drinks, with speakers starting at 6:30. We are happy to have Joel Yatsko from Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation, who will be making smoothies via his blender-bike. Note we are at 1776's Crystal City location, in Arlington, VA.
Got a cool bike project? Contact Michael. Our speakers thus far are:
• Matt Fowle will show how he built a sound system for his bike using Chromecast audio, Raspberry Pi, and Mopidy.
• Rob McPherson will show how Baas Bikes is leveraging mobile technology and creating a "share to own" bike purchasing concept to bring bikes en masse to colleges.
• Brooks Robertson of Esri will demo a tool that combines bike lanes with bike crash data, and can be exported as a map.
Visit Bike Hack Night I and Bike Hack Night II and Bike Hack Night III to see what was presented at previous events. Read summaries at Transportation Techies Show What Can Be Done With Bike Data and D.C. Using Data to Envision Bike Lanes of the Future.