Uber held its first open source summit on November 15, 2018, inviting members of the open source community for presentations given by experts on some of the projects we have contributed in the fields of big data, visualization, machine learning, and front-end web application building.
Kicking off Uber Open Summit 2018, Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, delivered a keynote outlining the benefits of open source software and the many industries that make use of it. Uber AI Chief Scientist Zoubin Ghahramani closed out the day with a final keynote covering the advances and challenges of artificial intelligence.
The one-day event, held in San Francisco, consisted of three tracks filled with instructive presentations, including practical tips on how to apply open source projects such as Fusion.js, Horovod, Pyro, Kepler.gl, H3, and Jaeger. Presenters from Uber, such as Senior Research Engineer Fritz Obermeyer, Software Engineer Nadiia Dmytrenko, Head of Visualization Nicolas Garcia Belmonte, and Senior Software Engineer Xiaoji Chen, shared their knowledge built from working with these projects in a production environment on a daily basis.