Category Archives: CityCamp

The new challenge for Code for America Brigades

Anyone in the midst of the civic hacking movement knows that change is in the air. And this is not a bad thing. By far, it’s one of the most interesting times to be involved in this movement. Civic hackers … Continue reading

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Civic Hacking Lessons from Raleigh, NC

One of the key parts to open source is sharing. And that comes in many forms. On the software development side, that means sharing your code. But on the civic hacking side, it starts with sharing stories and lessons learned—both … Continue reading

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Writing a book about Raleigh being an open source city

It’s about time to come out of hibernation mode and come out swinging for 2013. I’ve been quiet the last two weeks. Red Hat had their annual holiday shut down from December 24 to January 1 and I decided to … Continue reading

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Raleigh Code for America brigade launches Adopt-A-Shelter web application

One of the latest projects I’m involved with… Citizens interested in maintaining and monitoring their favorite City of Raleigh bus shelter now have a helping hand: the Adopt-A-Shelter interactive web application. Adopt-A-Shelter instantly displays the adoption status of all city … Continue reading

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Highlights from CityCamp Colorado: Opengov techies give back with apps and expertise

Originally posted on opensource.com. Smaller governments, typically those in rural towns, don’t have the IT capacity to foster serious innovation in citizen participation like governments in larger cities do. Two groups decided it was time to give back and have … Continue reading

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A Partial Solution to the Wake County Bus Problem

Dear Superintendent Tata, The school bus my child rides, route 7, has been late three out of four days this week. The first day of school was a nightmare. I freaked out and drove my child to Dillard Drive so … Continue reading

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City Council Has Perfect Attendance at CityCamp Raleigh

Originally posted on opensource.com and licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA. What started with a unanimous vote to adopt an open source resolution eventually became a long-term commitment to the open source way. How many of you have had an elected … Continue reading

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Ten Teams Compete for CityCamp Raleigh $5000 Prize

The unconference at CityCamp Raleigh on June 2 was amazing. The ideas. The passion. The people. For those of you unfamiliar with the unconference format, we gathered at 9:00 am  on Saturday. The coffee was a little late, so we … Continue reading

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CityCamp Raleigh Agenda for Friday, June 1

Here is the agenda for CityCamp Raleigh, Friday, June 1 from 12pm – 5:30pm at Vintage 21′s West Campus at 117 S West St (map). Walk-up registrations are welcome. Registration is free, seating is limited. Be sure to vote on … Continue reading

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A Preview of the CityCamp Raleigh Agenda

Here’s a peak at the agenda for Friday, June 1. Lunch will be provided from 12-1pm. There will also be a chance to network during this time. You should register so we know you’re coming. On Saturday, June 2, we … Continue reading

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