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About Shibby

Jason Hibbets is a senior community evangelist 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 Code for Raleigh brigade captain as well as a CityCamp NC co-chair. 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, nine 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

All Things Open 2017 is the Deal of the Week

The excitement for the largest open source conference on the east coast is starting to build. On Wednesday of this week, the team from All Things Open had some great news to share. First, they launched the latest version of … Continue reading

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Get Involved in a Brigade Action Team

A first version of priorities and a draft rally cry are some of the key items that Code for America Brigades should be excited about as we start 2017. But what’s really exciting for me are the opportunities for making … Continue reading

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Open Source 101 debuts in Raleigh, The Open Source City

If you are interested in exploring what the world of open source has to offer or seeing what the professional technology environment will look like in the future, then mark your calendar for Saturday, February 4, 2017.

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Highlands for the Holidays: The Final Pour

The last day of our trip in Asheville was another beautiful day, a little windy with lots of sun. We wanted to stop by New Belgium before having lunch at White Duck Taco. Our ride back to Raleigh would be … Continue reading

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Highlands for the Holidays: Chimney Rock State Park

Our second day in Asheville started off with an easy relaxing morning, then an afternoon hike at Chimney Rock State Park. After capturing some amazing views of the mountains we sampled some more brews at Sierra Nevada, Wedge Brewing, and … Continue reading

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Highlands for the Holidays: Exploring Biltmore and Beer

The first full day of our adventure in Asheville started at the Biltmore Estate, where we spent most of the day touring the house and gardens, having lunch, and sampling some wine. Then, later in the evening as the temperature … Continue reading

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Highlands for the Holidays: Arriving in Asheville

The holiday break this year looked a little shorter on the calendar than past years. As many of you know we like to escape the holiday madness to a tropical location and come back on Christmas Eve. Flights are usually … Continue reading

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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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Hire for Culture Fit, Not Groupthink

Open. Transparent. Collaborative. Fast-paced. Constant change. Those are words that I’d use to describe the work culture I’ve lived in for the last 13 years as a Red Hat associate. I love every bit of it, but the culture at … Continue reading

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Fort Collins On Tap: Oscar Blues and the Last Drop

Time flies when you’re having fun. Our week in Fort Collins was coming to an end. But we’re not going out that easy. We squeezed in some last stops as we wrapped up our time in Colorado. On our way … Continue reading

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