Monthly Archives: November 2012

Could open source software save New York City’s bike share program?

A bike share program that was supposed to be launched last summer in New York City has come to a halt due to software related issues. I can’t help but think that if the software was open source, these problems … Continue reading

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Triangle Creative Commons 10-year celebration

Red Hat, New Kind, and opensource.com will be hosting a meet-up on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST) to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Creative Commons. Triangle user groups using Creative Commons to pursue their … Continue reading

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How we spent Thanksgiving 2012

Our Thanksgiving break started off hectic—is there any other way? For me, it started off on a chilly morning running the hills of Wakefield (North Raleigh). I was running the Skinny Turkey half marathon. It was my third half marathon … Continue reading

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Rate your voting experience, crowdsourced by MyFairElection

There’s a new twist on election day—giving feedback on your voting experience.  U.S. citizens voting in today’s election can share what it was like at their polling location using MyFairElection.

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Another great Outer Banks Half Marathon

Happy belated Veteran’s Day. We spent Veteran’s Day weekend on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I was ready to run my second Outer Banks half marathon. Race season kicked off last weekend with the City of Oaks marathon. I … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced reports save emergency services overwhelmed by Hurricane Sandy

The 9-1-1 system is overwhelmed with real emergencies during weather events like Hurricane Sandy, so if you want to report a downed tree, power outage, or clogged storm drain, you need another way to do so—SeeClickFix provides that forum. Of all the … 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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And the Fall 2012 race season has begun

The Fall race season kicked off this weekend with the City of Oaks Marathon. I ran my 15th half marathon, The Rex Healthcare half marathon. This race is always interesting because of daylight savings—usually plenty of rest! But daylight savings … Continue reading

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