Uber Open is a one-day summit for developers and community leaders advancing open source collaboration and innovation at scale. Featuring over 15 talks and workshops delivered by the technologists building and using some of Uber’s most popular open source projects, Uber Open will showcase how these technologies are driving the future of data visualization, artificial intelligence, site reliability, and more. RSVP and more information here:  Uber Open 2018.

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Data Visualization [clear filter]
Thursday, November 15

1:30pm PST

Tiling the Earth with Hexagons
In order to build a better version of real-time surge pricing, Uber decided to get rid of its geofences and create an algorithm that uses a global, dynamically aggregating hexagon grid. In this talk, we will tell the story of why Uber created this global hexagon grid and how the grid works.

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Cameron Blume

Product Manager on H3, Uber
Talk to me about Surge Pricing!

Thursday November 15, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Bridge Room

1:30pm PST

Urban Computing with Advanced Visualization
How can data visualization be used to understand urban phenomena or even predict the future of cities? In this talk, we will cover how powerful open source software developed in-house can help us find answers to questions that today impact quality of life for everyone.


Thursday November 15, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm PST
Gate Room

2:00pm PST

Hierarchical Hexagons in Depth
Geographical grid systems often require different resolutions to address use cases at different scales, and it can be valuable to have a hierarchical relationship between cells at one resolution and those at the next. H3 has a hierarchical system where parent cells approximately contain their finer resolution children. This talk will describe how this system is constructed, what use cases are and are not approximate, and gives examples of use cases enabled by a hierarchical grid system.

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Isaac Brodsky

Senior Software Engineer, Uber
Isaac Brodsky is a Senior Software Engineer at Uber, with experience in big data and real time analytics. He is the lead for the H3 open source project.

Thursday November 15, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm PST
Bridge Room

2:15pm PST

Large-scale Geospatial Visualization with Kepler.gl

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Shan He

Sr. Data Visualization Engineer, Uber
Shan is a senior data visualization engineer at Uber. She is the founding member of Uber's data visualization team and creator of kepler.gl. At Uber, Shan builds data tools and platforms to make business intelligence easy to access, creates exploratory data visualizations to faci... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm PST
Gate Room

2:20pm PST

Spatial Intelligence Using Hex
One of the applications of hexagons is to be able to combine different datasets with different geographic shapes and forms. In this talk, we will walk through an example of how to bring U.S. census data to the hexagon level and then visualize the data to gain insights.

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Sina Kashuk

Senior Data Scientist, Uber
Sina Kashuk is a Senior Data Scientist at Uber, with experience in remote sensing and machine learning, as well as computer vision, time series and geospatial analysis. He applied data science to resilience efforts for several years at DataKind, NYU & CUNY. He especially enjoys creating... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 2:20pm - 2:40pm PST
Bridge Room

2:40pm PST

Hexagon Convolution for Data Smoothing and Forecasting
Many applications which consume hexagon data need smoothing due to data. One common smoothing approach is based on k-ring. In this talk, we will present a data smoothing approach based on hexagon convolution. We will also discuss how we build real-time forecasting on top of the hexagon convolution.


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:00pm PST
Bridge Room

3:15pm PST

H3-js: Hexagons in the Browser
Geographic editing and analysis applications are increasingly being built as web apps, rather than desktop software. The h3-js library brings H3’s hexagon grid to the browser, supporting a variety of interactive use cases and geographic displays. This workshop will walk through a set of examples demonstrating how to use H3 for different kinds of geographic interfaces and applications.

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Nick Rabinowitz

Maintainer, h3-js, Uber

Thursday November 15, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm PST
Golden Room

4:00pm PST

Large-Scale Geospatial Visualization in the Browser with deck.gl
Visualization and interaction with large-scale geospatial datasets is crucial to understanding the pulsing lives and transportation in our cities. deck.gl is a WebGL-powered data visualization framework and the foundation to many real-time, high-performance web applications that power Uber’s business and beyond. This hands-on workshop will teach you about deck.gl’s core concepts and capabilities via real-world examples.


Thursday November 15, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm PST
Golden Room