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FOSS4G NA 2016 is in Raleigh from May 2-5

FOSS4G NA is coming to Raleigh! The conference will be held on May 2-5, 2016 in the Raleigh Convention Center. FOSS4G stands for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial. This annual North American conference, a collaborative event organized jointly … Continue reading

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Cristobal Lights Up the NC Surf Scene

All my research was complete and the call was made for the morning: Emerald Isle was the spot, fingers crossed. Hurricane Cristobal was sitting off the coast, pumping in swell. I used a combination of MagicSeaWeed and SwellInfo to help … Continue reading

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Book Chapter 1: What is open source?

If you’re curious about open source, here is an excerpt describing what open source is in plain English from The Foundation for an Open Source City, a book that explores the five elements of an open source city. If you missed … 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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Duck diving into online surf forecasts

During hurricane season, my attention turns to the Atlantic Ocean. I keep an eye on swell-producing storms and use a variety of forecasting tools to get to the right spot for the best surf. But I never really thought about … Continue reading

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Blazing an open data trail

Where do you start to standardize legislative information for all 50 United States? Blazing an open data trail for one state government isn’t easy, so shifting 50 must be nearly impossible. Or is it? The Open State Project is making … Continue reading

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