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City Champions of Open Source: How It Works Within and For Cities

City Champions of Open Source

How It Works Within and For Cities

On September 9th, 2020, Meeting of the Minds will convened a free, live webinar featuring Bibiana McHugh of Portland TriMet, Sean Holman of Ellis and Associates, and Jascha Franklin-Hodge of the Open Mobility Foundation


Now more than ever, governments need digital tools to effectively and equitably manage transportation in the rapidly evolving mobility space. To empower municipalities to dynamically manage the streets they are charged with governing, cities and their leadership are increasingly leveraging open data and turning to open source software solutions based on open standards built on a model of open governance. This methodology has been made possible through extensive collaboration and public-private partnership.

To learn more from three experts engaged in this work, join us for a webinar on September 9th with Open Mobility Foundation Executive Director Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Portland TriMet’s Bibiana McHugh (creator of GTFS), and Ellis & Associates’ VP of Product Sean Holman, as they discuss City Champions of Open Source: How It Works Within and For Cities.


Bibiana McHugh

Bibiana McHugh

Manager of Mobility and Location-Based Services, TriMet

Bibiana has led several significant initiatives that have advanced the transit industry over the last twenty years including collaboration with Google for the first release of Google Transit; and the development of the OpenTripPlanner (OTP). Most notably, she instigated the development and furthered the global adoption of the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS), an open data standard that powers transit applications worldwide. She actively contributes to data standards, open data and open source software projects. Bibiana is currently focused on the strategic advancement of Mobility on Demand (MOD) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) at the local and federal level.
Sean Holman

Sean Holman

VP Product, Ellis & Associates (E&A), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lacuna Technologies

Sean leads Product Management for E&A and contributed to the design and development of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation Mobility Data Specification systems being used to manage mobility today. He previously built products at Opower, Sensity Systems and Verizon, helping cities and utilities use technology to solve real-world problems in transportation, mobility, networks, and clean energy technology.
Jascha Franklin- Hodge

Jascha Franklin- Hodge

Executive Director, Open Mobility Foundation

Jascha Franklin-Hodge is the Executive Director of the Open Mobility Foundation (OMF). This city-led foundation helps government and industry collaborate to develop open source tools and data standards that support adoption and regulation of emerging mobility technology. Jascha was previously the Chief Information Officer for the City of Boston, a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for Blue State Digital (BSD). He attended MIT.


September 9, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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