TravelSpirit Runway, Launched!

TravelSpirit Runway, Launched!

Thank you all for your amazing support at our Manchester (UK) launch day on 28th June, where over 80 of us had from the feedback received to date, a most excellent time.

In particular, thank you for our international speakers, Sampo Hietanen and Gabriel Plassat, who in addition to representing on-going Finnish and French connections, provided such eloquent descriptions of how Mobility as a Service and Open Collaboration can work.

Post event we’ve been busy sifting through the output of our workshops and identified a prioritised set of next steps (our ‘runway’ for the community) for the next 2-3 months.

As we are open governed and here for the community, we’d love to hear back from you on your thoughts as to these foundation steps, how you could help us deliver them, and any additional ideas or enhancements to the current ones, that you would like to share with us.

Next Up: Welcome to our Runway!

With planning permission granted by Wuthering Bytes and ODI Leeds for take off in Hebden Bridge, the flight path then takes us from Hebden Bridge – London – Birmingham – Manchester – Paris – London – Barcelona – Montreal (see below).

Tuesday 6th September, Hebden Bridge, Open Smart Cities @ Wuthering Bytes

We partnered with: ODI Leeds, Leeds Data Thing, Things Network (Leeds and Manchester), OpenData Manchester and Calderdale DataWorks for a full day of exploration, show & tell, and collaborative work on creating the #opensmartcity.

Friday 16th September, London. Community Design Workshop Stage 2.

Register now for a follow up to our initial workshops from the 28th June with a whole day to really get ‘under the skin’ of MaaS, with support of the Geovation team.

Wednesday 21st September, Birmingham. MaaS conference.

Register now  for the next MaaS networking event, put on by our colleagues, the Transport Systems Catapult – a conference with TravelSpirit ‘headlining and championing’, with an emphasis on getting more Local Authorities educated and on board!

Thursday 22nd September, London. Smart Summit.

Register now for the Smart Summit, which is a 2 day conference and exhibition covering the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and its impact on the digital society. Smart Summit are collaborating with TravelSpirit to discuss how MaaS can help transform urban service delivery, on the 22nd September, a day after our MaaS conference in Birmingham.

Saturday 24th September, Manchester. Big Data Hack.

Register now to support our founding partners Manchester Metropolitan University, who are following up our debate about the role of ‘big data’ with our first endorsed hack, with support from the UK Data Service and Digital Innovation and The Shed.

Tuesday 27th September, Paris. Open Source Asset Build.

Register now to support, hot on the heals of our Manchester Hack, our next technical solutions event, organised by our partners, FabMob. Click here for more info

If you cannot attend, then please still inform FabMob of relevant open source projects that should be considered at the event by clicking through and filling in the following survey.

Also, the FabMob Open Call is now live – click here for more details!