Hunter Owens
Senior Data Scientist, Information Technology Agency,
City of Los Angeles

Kegan Maher
Data Officer,
City of Santa Monica

Marcel Porras
Director Shared Mobility Group, DOT,
City of Los Angeles


Scoot scoot! Scooter wars rage in LA. Join us next week to find out how a humble data standard can transform cities’ capacity to regulate micro-mobility companies. We’ll hear from developers and maintainers of the new Mobility Data Specification (MDS). They’ll share how it felt to see their work in Wired and reveal their hopes and dreams for new streams of mobility data.

About Hunter Owens

Hunter Owens is the Senior Data Scientist at the City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency. Prior to joining the City, he worked for the University of Chicago’s Center for Data Science and Public Policy, KIPP NJ, and Obama for America. You can find on Github and Twitter

About Kegan Maher

Kegan Maher is the Data Officer for the City of Santa Monica. His work includes automating the publication of dozens of datasets on the City’s open data portal. On Mondays, Kegan organizes Hack for LA’s Westside Hack Nights. You can find Kegan and the City of Santa Monica on GitHub!

About Marcel Porras

Marcel Porras is the Director of the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Transportation Shared Mobility Group. The Shared Mobility group oversees taxis, bike share, car share, ride share, and autonomous and connected vehicles. Previously Porras served as Mayor Garcetti’s Director of Transportation. LinkedIn


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