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

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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My last spring running season before 40

I ran four half marathons over the last six weeks. That wasn’t the plan, but that’s how it panned out. After a pretty rough winter in North Carolina, where Raleigh set a new record with 158 consecutive hours below freezing, … Continue reading

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Lacing up the 2017 running season

After three half marathons in the spring (Wilmington, Raleigh, OBX) and my first two Sprint Triathlons in the summer, I was excited for the fall race season this November and December. After miles of training in September and October (~150 … Continue reading

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Summer escape to Chicago: Blink 182 at Lollapalooza

Friday, August 4 – The Stage is set for Blink 182 and Lollapalooza With some severe weather moving through yesterday, the temps took a drop and my morning run to Navy Pier was much nicer with the cooler temperatures. There … Continue reading

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Summer escape to Chicago: Wrigley Field and the Cubbies

Thursday, August 3 – A Long Day at Wrigley Field Day two in Chicago started with a run to Navy Pier and exploring more of Millennial Park. I intentionally stayed away from Grant Park since today was the first day … Continue reading

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