Crowdsourced GPS Data Means Smarter Cycling Cities
Saturday, March 12
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
During the past decade, bike share programs have proliferated and bike commuting has increased by 60%. But riding in the city can still be intimidating. Billions of dollars go towards the science of optimizing automobile traffic. But in order to account for cyclists, cities use antiquated methods like counting with clickers. This leads to bike infrastructure based on haphazard guesswork. But what if we could harness the power of crowdsourced, user-generated data from mobile tracking apps to map how people truly get around? How might we use this data to make cities better, safer places for more people to ride?
Journalist/Global Brand Mgr
Andrew Vontz is a journalist and brand marketing expert who specializes in content. He's currently the gobal cycling brand manager for Strava, the social network for athletes, where he helped to la...Show the rest
Andrew Vontz is a journalist and brand marketing expert who specializes in content. He's currently the gobal cycling brand manager for Strava, the social network for athletes, where he helped to launch and serves as editor in chief of the Strava Stories digital ‘zine. Previously he worked as director of content at TRX.
After completing an MFA in creative writing at CalArts, he was an editor of Mountain Biking magazine then worked as a freelance journalist for more than a decade. My writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Outside, Bicycling, Salon, Slate, Men’s Journal, Vice, Playboy, FoxSports.com and the Los Angeles Times, among many other publications. He contributed to The New York Times bestseller Hollywood Interrupted.
Today, as a freelance journalist he focuses on people, places and things at the limits of human experience.Hide the rest
Interactive Press + Pub
Head of SXSW Interactive Press & Publicity, SXstyle
Co-founder & CTO
Mark is the CTO and a co-founder of Strava, where since 2009 he and his team have been working with athlete data. Prior to Strava, Mark co-founded Guidewire Software, where he led development of a ...Show the rest
Mark is the CTO and a co-founder of Strava, where since 2009 he and his team have been working with athlete data. Prior to Strava, Mark co-founded Guidewire Software, where he led development of a platform that serves many of the world's largest insurance companies. Mark lives in Marin and bike commutes over 100 miles a week into San Francisco.Hide the rest
Red Bull Athlete
Longtime professional cyclist spending more time off the bike as an ambassador for endemic and non-endemic brands like VW, Red Bull, Cannondale, SRAM, Mavic, New Balance, Lululemon