Author Archives: Shibby

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. At night, he wears his 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 titled 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 superpower 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

Life in board shorts: Creating my own triathlon

For all of the runners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes out there, if you’ve been missing race days, you’re not alone. The camaraderie at the start and finish line, the competition on the course, and the milestones we accomplish, have all … Continue reading

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Life in board shorts: Bow fishing with Reel OBX

There’s a first time for everything, right? As long as I’ve lived at or visited the Outer Banks, I had no idea you could go bow fishing on the Sound … at night. Wow, were we in for a treat. … Continue reading

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Life in board shorts: Beach daze and good vibes

We’ve had our fair share of beach days this summer, but haven’t had a chance to write much about them. And with a few new additions to our flag flying collection, it’s time to fess-up and share some details about … Continue reading

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Life in board shorts: Sailfish citations

The family was stoked to go offshore fishing with Captain Rom Whitaker and first mate Andy Trant on The Release. It was a windy and sometimes rainy Wednesday out of Hatteras Harbour and we had an amazing time. When all … Continue reading

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One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2020 – Day 3

You can find us under the palm tree The final day of One Love California Reggae Festival was another day full of back-to-back sets from some of our favorite bands and some of our new favorite bands. We slept in … Continue reading

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One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2020 – Day 2

The second day of One Love California Reggae Festival was awesome and very long. I can say that we were both tired and our feet were hurting from standing all day. We got to see some of our favorite bands … Continue reading

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One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2020 – Day 1

The first day of the One Love California Reggae Festival was amazing. and while we couldn’t see all the bands, we did our best. Our line-up included Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Kyle Smith, The Expandables, Pepper, Pacific Dub, Ballyhoo!, … Continue reading

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Life in board shorts: Home is just a road trip away

Happy 2019! We woke up and grabbed breakfast in the hotel lobby, dreading the drive back to North Carolina. We were planning to stop in Savannah, so that was something to look forward to. That and South of the Border. … Continue reading

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Life in board shorts: Gator Bowl & Happy New Year

This was the day, NC State was battling Texas A&M in the 2018 Gator Bowl. We were in Jacksonville ready for the game and ready to ring in the new year. We had lunch at Jax Beach before the game … Continue reading

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Life in board shorts: Final tide change in Cocoa Beach

Today was our last day in Cocoa Beach before heading to Jacksonville for the Gator Bowl. We had to pack everything up, but before hitting the road for two hours, we wanted to milk our time in the warm sun … Continue reading

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