Exploring the Neuse River Greenway at Falls Lake Dam

20150823_112127If you follow my activity on Map My Ride, then you know I’ve been doing some long rides this summer exploring Raleigh’s Greenway system. If not, then you might like to see that on Sunday, August 23, I decided to check out the Falls Lake Dam along with some new greenway segments. Continue reading

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Tapping into the Denver Summer Scene with Kenny Chesney

20150808_074906Wow the weekend goes by quick when you’re having fun. Merri Beth and I were ready for another full day in Colorado. The highlight of the trip—and entire reason for coming—was to go to the Jason Aldean & Kenny Chesney concert on Saturday night. But first, more exploring the fantastic brew scene. Continue reading

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Tapping into the Denver Summer: Loveland Breweries

20150807_070314Merri Beth and I had a great first day in Denver, visiting with a few friends and exploring the beer at Denver Beer Company. But today was a fresh start with a full day of activities planned. I started the day with a run along the Platte River. The morning was a bit cooler and I got about 5.5 miles in. Continue reading

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Tapping into the Denver Summer Scene – Day One

20150806_163112The kids were gone, the house was clean, the garden was tended, and a fresh batch of salsa was just processed last night. Our suitcase was packed and Merri Beth and I were ready to head to Denver for an extended weekend. Fun, not work. Continue reading

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Life at Red Hat: Red Hat Summit, DevNation in full swing

20150624_060322DevNation and Red Hat Summit are in full swing on June 24, 2015. If you’re a runner like me, the day started off early. Like 6:00 am early. The sun has already been up for quite some time in Boston, which is why the blackout curtains in the hotel are welcome for any hangover-like symptoms you might endure during a conference or a visit to the area in the spring and summer. Continue reading

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Life at Red Hat: DevNation Day 2, Red Hat Summit Kickoff

devnation2015_day2_IMG_5418It was a packed day as we headed into day two of DevNation and the kickoff of Red Hat Summit in the evening. I had a full day of sessions, including three amazing keynotes, a book signing for The Foundation for an Open Source City, and a dinner with the winners of Red Hat’s Women in Technology Award.

I was up early again with a lap around the Charles River, a shorter running route than yesterday, but I had a busy day ahead of me. After some breakfast, I headed over to the Hynes Convention center to get the day started with DevNation. Continue reading

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Life at Red Hat: DevNation Day 1

devnation2015_day1_20150621_175533My day started with a 4.5 mile run along the Charles River before the DevNation kickoff. I ventured out on a somewhat humid morning to get some exercise in before a long day sitting at the conference. I know how these things work out and I function better after a morning run. At the end of my run, I found a nice coffee shop called Pavement that had a decent breakfast I brought back to the room to get the day going. Continue reading

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Boston Fun on Father’s Day Weekend: Aquarium

ne_aquarium_IMG_5339Storm a comin’. Seriously, the remnants of a tropical storm were coming through the North East today. And Boston just happened to be a place where the rain bands were squalling all day long. I found a break in the storm to get in a five mile run. Parts of it were during a light mist, and the humidity reminded me of North Carolina. Continue reading

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Boston Fun on Father’s Day Weekend: Waterfront

June has been a busy month. I helped with a book launch, CityCamp NC, and now this…

boston_travel_20150620_132554June started off with the launch of The Open Organization, a new book from Red Hat CEO, Jim Whitehurst. My role has changed over the last few months, and while I’m still working on Opensource.com, I’m now leading the effort to build community around the book. This means that we are exploring how leaders lead in an open organization and what makes them successful. Continue reading

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How to Give a Tech Talk at TriLUG on May 14

POSSCON_2015_keynote-jhibbetsOn Thursday, May 14, I’ll be attending the Triangle Linux Group to take part in a panel discussion on how to give a tech talk. Brian Gerard, Daniel Farrell, Sandi Metz,
and Chris Collins wiling be joining me on the panel. More details about the event are below, borrowed from the TriLUG mailing list (credit: Bill Farrow). Continue reading

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