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 been set aside for a while.

I missed my summer sprint triathlon’s so much, I decided to make my own course, get out there, and get it done. In this blog, I’ll explain how I planned my courses and a few tips to make the most of my effort as I share my story with you.

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Life in board shorts: Sailfish citations

Catch of the day

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 was all said and done, we caught 5 Sailfish and some Yellowfin Tuna. It was a long day, but we had fresh fish for dinner!

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One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2020 – Day 3

You can find us under the palm tree

Backstage at One Love with JVibe, J Booh, Junyer King, and our Jamaica friends La Shawn and Harley.

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 a bit today after a really long Saturday to make the most of the final day.

Our main focus was to arrive in time and get a good spot to see the Common Kings. But the weather was going to be a challenge. Colder temps and rain was in the forecast, but we were prepared thanks to last year. Game on.

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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 and explore some new ones.

Our line-up included (listened to Low Budget on our way in to see the) Bumpin Uglies (great set), Of Good Nature (from Charlotte, NC), Passafire, The Movement (best set of the day), Seranation, Fortunate Youth, Tribal Seeds, SOJA, Stick Figure, Rebelution, and The Original Wailers.

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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. Yeah, not so much, that’s more of an iconic milestone that we’re almost home. It was a fun road trip home, which were sure you can relate to in some capacity.

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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 in Cocoa Beach. There was surf, a final visit to Ron Jon’s, and some lunch at the Tiny Turtle. Once we arrived Jacksonville, we checked into our hotel and went to the beach where things were chilly and foggy. It was another amazing day in Florida.

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