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Drones & Dumping: Using Tech to Keep Cities Green

Ways of Working


Illegal dumping is a major problem for cities around the world. Crews are forced to patrol streets in search of trash, covering limited ground. What they need is a complete picture of every dumped item so that they can act quickly and efficiently.

West Coast Dynamics plays an integral role in helping cities protect the environment and improve quality of life.


Learning Objectives:

- Learn how a passion project solved a real-world problem and grew into a startup.

- Learn how projects can partner with cities to achieve green goals.

- Learn how clean streets make a positive impact on local communities.


This course directly supports our UN Sustainable Development Goals:

- Target 12.4: By 2030, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.

- Target 3.9a: By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

- Target 11.6: By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.


Event Structure (all times in PT):

5:15 pm Zoom room opens to test connections, light networking

5:30 pm Event opens

6:30 pm Event closes


Registration Fee:

The registration fee is a donation we are collecting for sustainability initiatives and community service project materials. If you are facing financial hardship, please reach out to sustainabilityteam@pmisfbac.org for a fee waiver.


Cancellation and No-Show Policy:

If you have made a reservation and find that you will be unable to attend, please send an email to sustainabilityteam@pmisfbac.org to cancel your ticket as early as possible. All cancellations are subject to a minimum $10.00 fee if done at least 3 days before the event. Cancellations after the event starts are subject to full charge to ensure the Chapter does not incur excessive expenses. You may also offer your seat to another student.



Name of Speaker: 

Brian Johnson


Speaker Bio:

Brian is the Founder / CEO of West Coast Dynamics. He's the father of two young children, a husband, and a dreamer. He brings his passion and energy to engineering and product development. Good products start with the customer in mind, and that is something he firmly believes in. His experience as a software engineer, manager, customer support representative, salesperson, and entrepreneur gives him the unique ability to coach teammates and deliver high quality on time.

During the pandemic, Brian noticed that the number of reports of abandoned waste didn't match the amount on his streets. That's when he decided to try something. His background in software and robotics, coupled with an interest in automation and machine vision, makes this the perfect problem for him to solve.


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Type of category: Sustainability

Type of activity: Ways of Working, Business Acumen

Date: January 18th, 2023

Hour: 5:15PM to 6:30PM

Registration close date: January 17th, 2023 at 11:59PM

# of PDUs: 1.25


Members: $15.00

Non members and Guests: $20.00


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