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

2:20pm 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

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