I was on a Delta flight from RDU to LAX and was trying to authenticate to the Gogo wireless network to get some work done. I have a Thinkpad running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and was having trouble connecting to the Internet.

It was stuck in a very strange…


Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin addresses attendees at Raleigh Unleashed

What does community engagement 2.0 look like for Raleigh residents?

There has been a lot of chatter about the CACs disbandment. And some good media coverage from the N&O and CityLab with background details and history that I encourage you to read before spewing uninformed comments.

I feel like this was a long time coming. The bottom line is that…


Board and commission members come together to discuss future ideas for Raleigh

Raleigh, NC — On Saturday, January 25, more than 80 members of Raleigh’s 27 boards and commissions came together to participate in an unconference to help identify and solve key issues facing the Raleigh community. …


A version of this blog was originally published on enterprisersproject.com under a Creative Commons BY-SA license.

Five stars, two thumbs up, and git commit. I breezed through reading Gene Kim’s “The Unicorn Project,” much like I couldn’t put “The Phoenix Project” down. I love Kim’s writing style and the way…


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The largest open technology conference on the East Coast comes to Raleigh from October 13–15.

This post was originally published on WRAL Techwire.

RALEIGH, NC — In its seventh year, All Things Open is preparing for more than 5,000 attendees. …


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Don’t miss these rapid-fire talks about DevOps, Kubernetes, VistA, education, government, design, and more.

If you’re attending the All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC this year be sure to check out our Lightning Talk series on Tuesday, October 15 at 12:45 pm EDT.

This is an amazing line-up of quick talks you won’t want to miss. Speakers have five minutes to enlighten the…


Why the annual Code for America Summit recharges my civic tech energy

Inspiration, hope, and progress. These are the thoughts that come to mind when I think of Code for America Summit. I’m inspired by the stories, many successful, some still a work in progress–these stories are highlighted on the main stage as well as in other parts of the conference.

Hope…


Plus, a list of events you should have on your radar.

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Looking ahead to the 2019 open source conference season is both exciting and daunting. There are so many great conferences to attend, choosing among them depends on your interests. Here are some of the larger conferences that might catch your eye:


Join a discussion hosted by National Advisory Member (NAC) Jason Hibbets (me!) to explore the proposed framework for cross-Brigade collaboration and learn more about Brigade Action Teams (BATs). More importantly, we are looking for your feedback, input, and would like to set-up a few pilot BATs for 2019.

When: Monday, December 17, 2018 7:00–8:00 pm ET/ 4:00- 5:00pm PT

Register Here

Documents for review and discussion:

Exploratory questions:

  • What is a Brigade Action Team?
  • What needs to be improved in the proposed best practices framework?
  • What seems like it would work well in the proposed best practices framework?
  • What areas of interest would be a good pilot for a Brigade Action Team?

Brigade Congress 2018, and what’s next for the Code for America Brigade network

By Jill Bjers, Jason Hibbets

Members of the Code for America National Advisory Council

Code for America National Advisory Council members from 2017 and 2018. And two random people in the hotel lobby.

Last month, more than 150 Code for America Brigade members from across the country gathered in Charlotte, NC for our annual Brigade Congress. What is Brigade Congress, you may ask? Brigade Congress is a gathering of…

Jason Hibbets

Senior community architect at Red Hat. Passions: OpenGov, Open Raleigh Brigade, surfing, running, & the OBX | Author http://theopensourcecity

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