Posts By Jason Hibbets

CityCamp NC 2015 is June 11-13

The CityCamp NC planning team is excited to announce that this year’s event will take place June 11-13 in Raleigh, NC. CityCamp NC is three days of open sourced talks, workshops, and hands-on problem solving, to re-imagine the way the web, applications, technology, and participation will shape the future of NC cities. CityCamp brings togetherRead… Read more »

Is the citizen CIO taking over government IT?

Are citizen CIOs a threat to local governments or a blessing in disguise? With government IT departments producing more open data and participation from community interest groups and citizens on the rise, we’re beginning to see the start of a new movement within open government: telling our government which technologies to deploy. Citizens are identifying—andRead… Read more »

Five characteristics of an open source city

How can you apply the concepts of open source to a living, breathing city? An open source city is a blend of open culture, open government policies, and economic development. I derived these characteristics based on my experiences and while writing my book, The foundation for an open source city. Characteristics such as collaboration, participation,Read… Read more »

Network, collaborate, and innovate at CityCamp NC

Have a great idea to improve your city? Want to flex your creative and/or techie muscles? Want to spend two days networking, collaborating and maybe win some cash? CityCamp NC, an event to promote citizen participation and innovation, will be held on May 30-31 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the NC StateRead… Read more »

Highlights from CityCamp Colorado: Opengov techies give back with apps and expertise

Originally posted on Smaller governments, typically those in rural towns, don’t have the IT capacity to foster serious innovation in citizen participation like governments in larger cities do. Two groups decided it was time to give back and have come together to share their technical knowledge and expertise: OpenColorado and Colorado Code for CommunitiesRead… Read more »

History of open source in U.S. government

Gunnar Hellekson, Technology Strategist for Red Hat’s U.S. Public Sector Group, presents a timeline of how open source software has been used in the U.S. government created by tying together data about software the government has released as open source. Originally posted as Open source in U.S. government in five minutes on and licensedRead… Read more »