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: 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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A Summer Crush in Colorado: Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak

Our summer vacation in Colorado continued today with more adventures and places to see. First was a bike tour of the Garden of the Gods, then a drive up to Pikes Peak before heading to Ft. Collins to see some … Continue reading

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A Summer Crush in Colorado: Hanging with our wolfpack

Our first full day in Colorado ended up having a packed agenda—more packed than we thought we could pull off. As we pieced together our itinerary, centered around a visit to the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, our day was … Continue reading

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A Summer Crush in Colorado: Rocky Mountain High

Merri Beth and I were heading to Colorado to see the Dirty Heads at the Red Rocks. But before the big show, we had an open plate to explore. Our first day in Colorado included lots of travel, our flight … Continue reading

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