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lecture: I like trains

Exploiting undocumented German railway APIs

Accessing undocumented APIs from big companies is fun. Especially if you get loads of data to store and analyze from them. Even more though, if that data bears humiliating evidence.

When you fetch half a million records per day from a well known railroad company, it's many power, much Bahn, so data. And it only gets better, the more you play with that data.

Buried between the first and last station of many railway tracks lies priceless data for customers and competitors... or better: this is our bucket of gold at the end of the rainbow, with just a bit less magic.

Where are the most delays? Will I catch the next train? Who is the driver of the Hogwarts Express and how do I get to platform nine and three quarters without hurting me while running against a wall?

We have the answers for all these questions. Well, for most of them.


Day: 2015-09-05
Start time: 20:00
Duration: 00:50
Room: Schneller.

Language: en



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