Micromobility Fireside Chats: Webinars you can join in your WFH wear

Mar 16, 2020 1:25:14 PM / by Meghan Prichard

Over several weeks, Ride Report hosted Micromobility Fireside Chats, a webinar series you can enjoy from anywhere, and, most importantly, in the comfort of your own home. 

These webinars follow a presentation / live Q&A format with members of our team (and a few surprise guests!). We talk about what’s happening in the world of micromobility, and address your burning questions.

We know the next few weeks or months might feel scary and isolating. Let’s come together to talk about how we can strengthen our community and our industry. 

Download all the recordings below.

Webinar recordings

RECORDING: COVID-19: What does it mean for micromobility?
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Michal Naka, Operator Product, and Michael Schwartz, Customer Success and Policy

How does the global spread of COVID-19 affect micromobility services? Early data from mobility services in China will give us a glimpse into what to expect. From ridership levels to vehicle supply chain constraints, we will take a look at what this means for operators in the short term and what lasting effects this could have for cities. 

RECORDING: Working with data from the Mobility Data Specification: Technical considerations
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Heather Buletti, Senior Software Engineer, and JR Heard, Senior Software Engineer, Ride Report

We’ve worked with cities at all stages of their micromobility journey, and one thing has emerged as a theme: data is hard. Two of the members of our engineering team will talk about their experience with data shared by shared mobility operators, and what it takes to make the data work.

RECORDING: Micromobility operations 101
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Tarani Duncan, Mobility Consultant

Tarani Duncan is the owner of Astral Cowboy, a product and operations consultancy for last mile logistics companies, shared mobility operators, and the platforms that power them. Tarani will provide a glimpse into how shared micromobility is operated, from fleet maintenance to deployments and distribution.

RECORDING: Data and security: they're just scooters... why does it matter?
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Gabriel Scheer, Consultant

Gabriel Scheer was on the founding team at Lime and recently left after serving as head of data policy. In this webinar, he will look at data being shared by micromobility companies, provide a brief overview of the approaches to data sharing (e.g. GBFS/MDS), and share best practices for responsible mobility data sharing and management.

RECORDING: Data from the Mobility Data Specification: Technical considerations - Part 2
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Heather Buletti, Senior Software Engineer, JR Heard, Senior Software Engineer, Ride Report, Engineering Lead Dirk De Kok, Spin

Want to discuss MDS in even more detail? Two members of our engineering team, along with Engineering Lead Dirk De Kok from Spin, will recap our last MDS presentation and take more of your questions about working with the data.

RECORDING: How do cities interact with shared mobility?
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Emily Lindsey, Transportation Technology Strategist, DRCOG, Karen Mason, Transportation Planning Technician, Eugene, OR, Jamie Parks, Livable Streets Director, SFMTA, Brian Ellin, Head of City Products, Ride Report, Michael Schwartz, Head of Customers & Policy, Ride Report

Cities across the globe are working to reimagine their streets, with a focus on prioritizing people over cars. Let’s explore the high level problems cities are working to solve, and how they think about and measure micromobility success.

RECORDING: Micromobility after COVID-19
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Jacob Sherman, New Mobility Program Manager, PBOT, Jonathan Hopkins, Director of Strategic Development, Lime, Michal Naka, Head of Partner Products, Ride Report

After COVID-19 is over, what will the future of micromobility look like? Hear from our panel of experts on what they predict.

RECORDING: Micromobility winter
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Paul-Adrien Cormerais, CEO, Pony, William Henderson, Founder and CEO, Ride Report

Lay-offs, health fears, and a possible recession? Learn about our predictions for ‘micromobility winter’ and what it means for your city’s policies.

RECORDING: Policy considerations: An update
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Michael Schwartz, Customer Success and Policy, Ride Report

It’s been seven weeks since our webinar journey has begun. Let’s recap what we’ve discussed and where we’re headed next.

Meghan Prichard

Written by Meghan Prichard