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 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

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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Life in board shorts: Surf’s up and a fat kahuna

Saturday was our last full day in Cocoa Beach, Florida and we couldn’t ask for better weather. On tap today was some sweet morning surf, a gator tour, some local taps, and a great dinner at Fat Kahunas. Check out … Continue reading

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Life in board shorts: Brevard Zoo and zip lining

Our second day on vacation in Cocoa Beach, Florida gave us a taste of life in Florida. We went to the zoo, Zander and Jason went zip lining, and spent some time on the beach. You don’t want to miss … Continue reading

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Life in board shorts: Sandbars and Ron Jon’s

The first full day in Cocoa Beach, Florida, was a little unplanned and hectic. We dealt with urgent care, grocery shopping, finding the best fish taco, and shopping at Ron Jon’s surf shop. Let’s dive into the details.

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Life in board shorts: Heading south to Cocoa Beach

Happy Holidays! The Hibbets family wrapped up Christmas activities and visits to see family over the last few days and we were ready for some much needed vacation. We were heading south to Cocoa Beach for a few days in … Continue reading

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An Elfie on the Polar Express

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Spencer, North Carolina. Our family decided to kick off the holiday season with a day trip to the N.C. Transportation Museum and take a ride on The Polar Express™. It was a … Continue reading

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A Summer Crush in Colorado: Craft beer rush in Denver

Our final day in Colorado was about as packed as it could be. Some killer breakfast, a visit with some dinosaurs, and some last minute breweries before heading to the airport. Here’s our final rush in the Rockies.

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A Summer Crush in Colorado: A date at the Red Rocks

Today was the day we’ve been waiting for—The Dirty Heads were headlining at the Red Rocks. But first, getting there was part of our journey. More breweries and a trip to Denver were on tap. A few stops in Ft … Continue reading

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