Ready for OSCON | Open source city book special

Open Source City stickerOpen source experts and those interested in open source will be descending upon Portland, OR this week for OSCON (Open Source Conference) by O’Reilly.  I arrived on Friday and attended the Community Leadership Summit (CLS), an unconference focused on community management and leadership.

I’ll be posting a summary of my adventures and takeaways from the Community Leadership Summit on opensource.com this week. As a teaser, I’ll say that I participated as a session leader, a session participant, and a note taker. All critical roles to a successful unconference. And the real value? I was able to teach, learn, debate, and collaborate. Hey folks, that’s TLDC instead of TLDR (too long didn’t read).

OSCON starts today and it should be five days of open source awesomeness. My plan is to live blog, meet new people, connect with existing folks that I know, and sell at least 30 copies of my book, The foundation for an open source city. And yes, Leslie Hawthorn, I do recognize the open source leadership from the city of Portland. It’s really about how can we open source ALL the cities! 😉 Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

In the spirit of OSCON and celebrating this week of open source, I am offering a 15% discount for the paper edition of my book when you purchase it through Lulu. If you want to learn how to bring the concepts of the open source development model to a living and breathing city, this story and guide is for you. Even if you’re new to open source, my book will walk you through the fundamental of open source and how they apply to government.

Want an ebook copy instead? You can get it on Amazon, Lulu, and iBookstore.

Get a signed copy of the book at OSCON

If you are attending OSCON, you can score a signed copy of my book for $10 (US). Plus a bookmark and an “Open source all the cities” sticker. I’ll be carrying a limited supply of my books in my backpack. Tweet @jhibbets to coordinate your own special signing. Bring your camera for a Kodak moment. Together, we can open source all the cities.

About Shibby

Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager for Opensource.com--a publication and story-telling platform for open source communities. At night, he wears a cape, and is a captain for the Open Raleigh brigade, as well as a co-chair for NC Open Pass. Jason is the author of a book called The foundation for an open source city--a resource for cities and citizens interested in improving their government through civic hacking. While writing the book, he discovered his unknown super power of building communities of passionate people. Jason graduated from North Carolina State University and resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife, two kids, two border collies, chickens, lots of tomato plants, and a lazy raccoon somewhere in an oak tree. In his copious spare time, he enjoys surfing, running, gardening, traveling, watching football, sampling craft beer, and participating in local government--not necessarily in that order, but close to it. You can follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets
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