Civic Hack Night with Jason Hibbets guest speaker of OpenSource.com

We have a great last minute addition to this week's demo and hack night- Jason Hibbets of Red Hat & OpenSource.com will be speaking and leading a conversation based on his new book Open Source All the Cities. We will be giving away one signed copy of the book pre-release too.  Jason is the captain of the Raleigh, NC Code for America Brigade.

His new book, and our discussion will explore the five elements of an open source city using Raleigh, North Carolina as a case study. See how the open source characteristics of collaboration, transparency, and participation are shaping the open government and open data movements. This book showcases the open source culture, government policies, and economic development happening in Raleigh and acts as a guide for other cities to pursue their open source city brand.

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On months with an extra Tuesday we'll be holding our civic hack night but will have a couple of hours to demo projects, show new apps, hold training sessions for new tools or techniques we're working on and also develop our collective knowledge about civic and tech issues. Form GitHub to government procedures to engagement and facilitation skills.

 

This is also a time and space for our weekly civic hack sessions inside City Hall. Brigade members and others interested in civic hacking welcome. We provide space, wifi, great peeps, beverages and pizza.

You're welcome to work on any of our formal civic apps or campaign projects:

  • Adopta
  • OpenData platform (CKAN)
  • OaklandWiki
  • OpenGov Campaign
  • Crime in Oak
  • Next CityCamp
  • OpenData Day Hackathon!

Or come to share your idea, maybe start a new collaboration. We also explore new projects as they pop up!

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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