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NC DataPalooza team submission deadline approaching
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The final call for teams deadline to pitch at the All Things Open conference for one of the three finalists spots is on Friday, October 13 at 5:00 pm. The finalists will then compete for the $5,000 grand prize at … Read More

NC DataPalooza 2017 Open Data Competition Kickoff
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Here are the teams competing in the NCDataPalooza Kickoff for the 2017 open data competition: FindMeAGradSchool (Daniyar Zhumadilov) Web-application (web-site) that suggests a list of graduate schools that future graduate students have higher chance of being admitted into based on … Read More

Your CityCamp NC for Saturday
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Greetings, CityCamper! This email contains everything you need to know for Saturday at CityCamp NC.   Date & Location Saturday, September 30th, 2017 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Registration & breakfast begin at 8:30 am) Nash Hall 136 East Morgan … Read More

Friday September 29 (un)Conference Schedule (aka the grid)
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Here is the unconference schedule. Everyone should take notes in their session via Google Docs Friday, September 29; 1:00-5:00pm Time Asheville | Table 1 (Outside) Cary | Table 2 Durham | Table 3 Greensboro | Table 4 Raleigh | Table … Read More

Your CityCamp NC for Friday
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Greetings, CityCamper!   This email contains everything you need to know for Friday at CityCamp NC, featuring a keynote presentation from Stephen Larrick, Open Cities Director for the Sunlight Foundation and unconference to follow. (You’ll receive a separate email for … Read More

Are you ready for CityCamp NC 2017?
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  Greetings, CityCamper! We’re so excited that you’ve chosen to be a part of this year’s CityCamp NC event! We want to make sure that your experience is the best it can be so we have important information we want … Read More

Navigating Around Downtown Raleigh for CityCamp NC
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  We’re excited about this year’s CityCamp NC and continuing to host it in downtown Raleigh. With a September event, however, there’s are always other events going on, big and small. This year’s CityCamp NC falls on the same weekend … Read More

Seventh Annual CityCamp NC Civic Technology (un)Conference
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 2017 NC Open Pass to focus on open data and economic development RALEIGH, NC: Now in its seventh year, CityCamp NC, part of NC Open Pass, is proof that the civic tech and open government scene in the Triangle is … Read More

3 Challenges for CityCamp NC 2017 with data.world datasets
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In a previous post, CityCamp NC co-chair, Jason Hibbets, provided some early information on this year’s event, how to register, and more importantly, a preview to some of our open data challenges.  In that post, he mentioned some of the … Read More

What’s your CityCamp NC 2017 (un)conference pitch?
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One of my favorite parts of CityCamp NC is where we as organizers hand things off to attendees to create the agenda. No trust falls, I promise. On the afternoon of Friday, September 29, CityCampers attend the unconference portion of … Read More

7 years of civic tech in the Triangle Timeline
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The civic tech and open government scene in the Triangle is alive and vibrant. The intersection of citizens, elected officials, and civil servants collaborating on solutions to solve community problems is creating a high level of engagement. This engagement is … Read More

7 years of civic tech in the Triangle
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The civic tech and open government scene in the Triangle is alive and vibrant. The intersection of citizens, elected officials, and civil servants collaborating on solutions to solve community problems is creating a high level of engagement. This engagement is … Read More

CityCamp NC lightning talk line-up announced
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The 2017 CityCamp NC technology conference speaker line-up is quickly coming together. One of our goals this year is to highlight the power of open data and its critical role in improving and transforming our communities. And for the first … Read More

The secrets to urbanism and open data–CityCamp NC 2017 keynote
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CityCamp NC is excited to announce the 2017 keynote speaker – Stephen Larrick, Open Cities Director for the Sunlight Foundation. While at the Code for Durham Civic Spark Day, we were delighted to bump into Noel Isama and made the … Read More

CityCamp NC 2017 is ready to improve NC with open data
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The NC Open Pass planning team is excited to announce that registration for the seventh annual CityCamp NC civic technology unconference, part of NC Open Pass, is now open. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today. Seriously, we will … Read More

Code for Raleigh asks elected officials to help shape NC Open Pass projects
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Meet and Greet with Raleigh Mayor validates projects and opens door for affordable housing project Code for Raleigh wanted to hear from some of our elected officials about issues we could help address during our upcoming events series with CityCamp … Read More

CityCamp NC 2017: Call for Lightning Talk Speakers
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CityCamp NC is happening on September 28-30, 2017, and we always look forward to civic-inspired lightning talks. The organizers are creating a great line-up of speakers to share their stories. We’d like to open up our call for speakers to … Read More

Get your 2017 NC Open Pass
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The organizers of CityCamp NC and NC DataPalooza are pleased to announce the 2017 NC Open Pass. The 2017 NC Open Pass gives you access to the premier open source, open government, open data, and other innovative events around the … Read More

Code for Raleigh partners with Wake County for projects
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Code for Raleigh hosted a fantastic meet-up earlier this week on Monday, March 27. It was great to see lots of new faces and get feedback on the proposed initiatives and projects we can work on for 2017. If you … Read More

Esri GeoDev Meet-up on April 3
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Just a quick post to let you know that our friends at Esri are hosting a GeoDev meet-up at Clouds Brewing in downtown Raleigh, NC on Monday April 3, 2017 from 5:30-8:00 pm.

Get Involved in a Brigade Action Team
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A first version of priorities and a draft rally cry are some of the key items that Code for America Brigades should be excited about as we start 2017. But what’s really exciting for me are the opportunities for making … Read More

NC Datapalooza finalist ready to pitch on November 14
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The 4th annual NC Datapalooza finale is happening next week! 8 teams made pitches to a panel of judges at the All Thing Open conference on October 27 and three teams advanced to the finale and demo day. On Monday, … Read More

CityCamp NC advances open data during annual event
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Over 200 people gathered for CityCamp NC this year that included 10 lightning talks, 4 keynote speakers, a public sector CIO panel dubbed the “4 amigos,” an unconference, and the NC DataJam hackathon. There was a lot that happened in … Read More

NC DataJam team submissions and descriptions
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These are the teams that submitted applications for NC DataJam competition that will do a 5-minute pitch at 2:30 pm. Good to go GSO – a voting application that aspires to provide information on voter status, polling locations, and candidate … Read More

Friday September 23 Unconference Schedule (the grid)
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Here is the unconference schedule. We would like everyone to take notes in their session Friday, September 23; 1:00-5:00pm Time Raleigh | Table 1 Charlotte | Table 2 Durham | Table 3 Greensboro | Table 4 Asheville | Table 5 … Read More

CityCamp NC Starts Tonight!
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Note from The CityCamp NC Team Tonight we’re kicking off CityCamp NC with Lightning Talks and Taste of CityCamp NC. This post contains everything you need to know for tonight’s event and networking opportunity.   Date & Location Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ … Read More

CityCamp NC Details for Friday
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Note from The CityCamp NC Team Greetings, CityCamper! This email contains everything you need to know for Friday at CityCamp NC, featuring a keynote presentation from Jen Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director, Code for America, Public sector CIO panel, and … Read More

NC Datapalooza DataJam & Code for NC code sprint
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Combining of Forces Guest post: Brent Anthony & NC Datapalooza Team This upcoming Saturday September 24th NC Datapalooza’s DataJam will take place at Downtown Raleigh’s Church on Morgan (136 East Morgan Street). DataJam event, part of CityCamp NC, will feature pitches, … Read More

6 Things First Time Citycampers Should Know
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It is everything you think it is. And more. Maybe this is your first year to attend CityCamp NC or maybe this is your first time to attend all 3 days – no matter your experience level, we’ve got your … Read More

Get To and From Citycamp Without a Headache
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Your Navigation Guide The Citycamp NC experience starts when you head out to the event – and we, on the planning team, want to make it an easy one. With the event taking place at Nash Hall in downtown Raleigh, … Read More

Call For Volunteers!
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Help Make CityCamp a Success CityCamp is looking for volunteers throughout our event this year. If you want to help out with setting things up, being in charge of helping attendants, help us wrangle equipment, and working things from the … Read More

The New Translators and Innovators of our Age
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Guest post by John Stephens, Facilitator, Mediator and Teacher at UNC-Chapel Hill CIOs for local government, universities, and larger nonprofits are the new translators and innovators of our age. IT is not simply an overlay to existing business processes. They … Read More

Is there a Civic hacker in you?
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There is a civic hacker in you!  He or she is in there…I promise! Today, technology has evolved into a perfect storm of open source tools, code, social networks and lots of data. Civic Technologists thrive on all of these … Read More

Lightning Fast Start to CityCamp NC
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Hello CityCampers! Whether its your first time attending CityCamp NC or your sixth–or somewhere in between–we’re excited to bring back one of the most popular parts of our civic innovation-focused event: CityCamp NC Lightning Talks. The lightning talks will offer … Read More

Code for America’s Jen Pahlka to Keynote at CityCamp NC
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CityCamp NC is excited to announce the 2016 keynote speaker – Jen Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director, Code for America. We’re very excited to get Jen away from her home in Oakland, CA and from the Code for America headquarters to witness … Read More

The Path to CityCamp NC & Beyond
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Guest Post from Gavin & Will Clark, 2015 CityCamp NC Hackathon Winners Our adventures with CityCamp started as a happy accident. Gavin’s uncle was speaking and arranged for us to attend the Friday sessions. Inspired by what he heard, Gavin … Read More

Can’t wait? Here’s some great talks to hold you over till CityCamp NC 2016
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Every year at CityCamp NC we have a great round of speakers. From our lightning talks on the opening night to our keynotes and panel discussions there is always something for everyone interested in hearing more about opportunities and resources … Read More

CityCamp NC Announces Sixth Annual Civic Technology Conference
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1 2016 CityCamp focus on community innovation and collaboration   For Immediate Release: 8/20/2016 Raleigh, NC: CityCamp NC, an event developed to bring citizens, government, and businesses together to openly innovate on next generation solutions for communities, has announced September … Read More

Citizen engagement is different at CityCamp NC
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CityCamp NC, now in its sixth year, brings an entrepreneurial spirit to citizen-problem solving. CityCamp NC is an annual, citizen-led unconference, aiming to solve civic challenges with open technology and community input. We aim to partner with our local, county, … Read More

Are you ready for CityCampNC 2016?
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We are! And we’re excited to announce that registration for the sixth annual CityCamp NC Civic Technology Unconference event, a part of NC Open Pass, is now open. tl;dr Version: Register: http://citycampnc.org/register/ Date/time: September 22 – 24, 2016 Location: Nash … Read More

CityCamp NC 2016: Call for Lightning Talk Speakers
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CityCamp NC is happening on September 22-24, 2016, and we always look forward to civic-inspired lightning talks. 5-minutes full of awesomeness. The organizers are creating a great line-up of speakers to share their stories. We’d like to open up our … Read More

Sprints for All gets civic hackers excited for CityCampNC
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More than 50 civic hackers attended the “Sprints for All” event organized by Code for Durham one June 4. There were five projects that attendees gathered around and made progress on during the sprint. Two projects were prepared in advance … Read More

Get your NC Open Pass
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The organizers of CityCamp NC and NC Datapalooza are pleased to announce the 2016 NC Open Pass. The 2016 NC Open Pass gives you access to four of the premier open government and open data events in the Triangle. Events … Read More

The NC Datapalooza finale is almost here
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Three teams from CityCamp NC will be making their final pitches for the NC Datapalooza competition on September 21, 2015. The competition started in May during the DataJam kickoff and teams from CityCamp NC were invited to compete in the … Read More

Winners of CityCampNC Competition and Event Recap
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It was probably the best CityCamp event we’ve hosted in Raleigh, NC. The lineup of speakers, participants, and hackathon projects all came together for the 2015 version of CityCamp NC. The team competitions were oozing with open data and tackling … Read More

Schedule for Saturday, June 13, Hackathon and Competition
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After and amazing unconference yesterday, we are ready to kick off the CityCamp NC competition and hackathon. We also have Girl Develop It training and an AppCityLife workship. Today is a little bit of competition, hacking, and learning. Be sure … Read More

Friday June 12 Unconference Schedule (the grid)
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Here is the unconference schedule. We would like everyone to take notes in their session. Please designate a scribe and use our citycampnc.hackpad to save your notes. To open a new hackpad, click on the paper with plus sign in … Read More

CityCampNC schedule for Friday, June 12
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The Taste of CityCamp and lightning talks were a huge success last night. We hope that you were able to participate. Our first full day of CityCamp NC includes talks in the morning and the unconference in the afternoon at … Read More

CityCamp NC schedule for Thursday, June 11
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The 5th annual CityCamp NC kicks off at 6:00pm with lightning talks and Taste of CityCampNC at HQ Raleigh (310 S Harrington St, Raleigh, NC 27601) located in the Warehouse District in Downtown Raleigh. Even though your EventBright may indicate … Read More

Navigate CityCamp NC Like a Pro
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The 2015 event is almost here and leading up to it, the planning team wants to make your experience the best it can be. Getting to and from the sites is easy but just to make sure there aren’t any … Read More

CityCamp NC Announces Fifth Annual Civic Technology Unconference
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2015 lineup features new location, multiple attendance options Raleigh, NC – CityCamp NC, an event developed to bring together government, business, neighborhood, non-profit, and academic communities to work toward next generation solutions for local municipalities, has announced Thursday, June 11, … Read More

Share Your Open Government, Open Data story
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In June, Opensource.com has a writing opportunity for those interested in sharing their open government or open data story. Opensource.com garners more than 600,000 page views a month–a great way to get your name, story, or both, in front of … Read More

CityCamp NC: Call for Lightning Talk Speakers
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CityCamp NC is happening on June 11-13, 2015, and we can always use some civic inspiration from different walks of life. Our organizers are creating a great line-up of speakers to share their stories. So far, we’ve confirmed Twyla McDermott … Read More

NC DataPalooza returns to the Triangle
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Hello CityCampers. We know you’re all exciting for the fifth annual CityCamp NC event on June 11-13, 2015. Until then, we wanted to share some news from our friends at NC Datapalooza. Check out what’s happening with this very cool … Read More

Five teams compete for CityCamp NC prize
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The 2014 CityCamp NC unconference had more than 100 attendees over 2½ days of civic hacking, knowledge sharing, and team competition. The event kicked off on Thursday, May 29 with keynote speaker Bill Greeves, Wake County CIO, and a diverse … Read More

CityCamp NC 2014 Teams Announced
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The CityCamp NC unconference looked something like this: 80+ people, 24 pitches, 22 sessions, 1 awesome grid, and 7 teams competing for $3,000, consulting from Bull City Venture Partners, and 2-months co-working space at HQ Raleigh. Team presentations will be … Read More

CityCamp NC Schedule for Saturday, May 31
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This is it, the last day of CityCamp NC. And we’ve got a treat for you! Two events will be happening in one location. Teams that form at the unconference will be hard at work on Saturday, prototyping their ideas … Read More

CityCamp NC Unconference Schedule
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The pitches have been made, the sessions have been voted on, and this is your CityCamp NC 2014 unconference schedule.   Post or link your notes on LocalWiki Raleigh (aka TriangleWiki)

CityCamp NC Schedule for Friday, May 30
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We had a great kickoff on Thursday with keynote speaker Bill Greeves and an amazing line-up of lightning talks. We’re ready to transition into unconference mode. If you’re new to the unconference format, we’ve outline what you can expect. In … Read More

CityCamp NC Schedule for Thursday, May 29
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Can you hear that? CityCamp NC is knocking on the door. The event kickoff will be at The Architect Bar & Social House with exciting lightning talks and a keynote speaker. If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time … Read More

Where to Eat During CityCamp NC
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Friday and Saturday will be full of interesting talks and focused build sessions. There’s still time to take in the surroundings and enjoy the wonderful establishments of nearby Seaboard Station for lunch during the event. Here are some nearby places … Read More

CityCamp NC to include HackForChange.org Saturday Sessions
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In partnership with the National Day of Civic Hacking, this year’s CityCamp NC has free admission for those of you that can only attend on Saturday, May 31.  Join other area civic hackers in helping to make your city a … Read More

What to expect at the CityCamp NC Unconference
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An unconference can be a little chaotic to someone who has never been to one before, but believe me, it will make sense after you go through the experience. If you’re unfamiliar with the format or what will happen, this … Read More

CityCamp NC has a $3,000 Prize Package for Civic Ideas
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CityCamp NC, an unconference to help spur civic innovation for North Carolina, is set for Thursday, May 29 – Saturday, May 31. Organizers have opened registration and have prepared everything except for the agenda during the unconference—that will be determined … Read More

CityCamp NC Announces Fourth Annual Civic Technology Unconference
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2014 lineup features new location, multiple attendance options Raleigh, NC – CityCamp NC, an event developed to bring together government, business, neighborhood, non-profit, and academic communities to work toward next generation solutions for local municipalities, has announced Thursday, May 29, … Read More

Public Invited to Attend Presentations and Awards
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CityCamp NC 2013 culminates this afternoon with presentations by teams that formed during yesterday’s unconference. Six teams will be presenting on a variety of topics ranging from Yelp-like presentation of city building permits, to making a more-natural search interface for … Read More

Grid for Unconference Sessions
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[iframe width=’100%’ height=’350′ src=’https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AooqtLimEXfldE03LUZDOHUzZzMwRG5ibWlzYjBEM3c&output=html&widget=true’] View/edit in Google Drive.

CityCamp NC Rules for 2013
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Alright, campers!  Here are the rules of the game.  May the force be with you. 2013 CityCamp Rules  

Parking on Centennial Campus for CityCamp NC
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We know you’re anxious to get to CityCamp NC and some of you have asked about parking. We sent an email out earlier today to everyone who pre-registered. But if you haven’t registered yet, walk-ups are welcome. We’ll have a … Read More

Triangle Joins National Civic Hacking Day
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HUB Raleigh, Rally Dev, Technology Tank, Code for Raleigh, and Triangle Wiki have joined forces to host a regional civic hackathon. Following two days of collaboration at CityCamp North Carolina and a successful start to NC Datapalooza in April, citizens … Read More

Guest post: Why attend CityCamp NC?
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On May 30th I will be traveling to Raleigh, NC specifically to participate in CityCamp NC. I am doing this because I have always found that the best communities are the ones that people participate in improving. CityCamp does this … Read More

CityCamp Expands Statewide for Third Annual Event
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CityCamp NC, an event to promote citizen participation and government transparency, today announced plans to host the now state-focused event that brings together citizens, government and businesses in order to ignite innovation focused on improving quality of life through technology. … Read More

One Year Later, Winning Team R Greenway is still going
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The winning idea for CityCamp Raleigh 2012 started with a 60 second pitch by Lorena Akin and ended (two days later) with a working prototype for a mobile app created by six individuals passionate about the city’s greenway system and … Read More

Council Challenge Issued for Bus Shelter Adoption
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On the evening of Tuesday, December 4, Chad Foley, Reid Serozi, and Jason Hibbets presented an update to Raleigh City Council from the Raleigh Code for America brigade Race for Reuse campaign. One of the highlights of the evening was … Read More

Final days to adopt-a-shelter under Race for Reuse campaign
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Do you know someone that can adopt a CAT bus shelter in Raleigh? Maybe it’s a business, a volunteer group, a school, a neighborhood, or an individual? The obligation includes a 1-year commitment to clean the adopted bus shelter once … Read More

Raleigh Civic-athon Day on December 1
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Join Raleigh CityCampers and Code for Raleigh brigade captains for the first ever Raleigh Civic-athon Day on Saturday, December 1 from 9am-12pm. Come for the entire morning or swing by during that time to help us meet our goal of … Read More

Raleigh Code for America brigade launches Adopt-A-Shelter web application
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Citizens interested in maintaining and monitoring their favorite City of Raleigh bus shelter now have a helping hand: the Adopt-A-Shelter interactive web application. Adopt-A-Shelter instantly displays the adoption status of all city bus shelters. Code for Raleigh, a recently formed … Read More

CityCamp Raleigh Meet-up–October 24
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Join your fellow civic geeks for a night of project workshops and a special announcement from CityCamp Raleigh. The meet-up will be at the Carter Building thanks to our host, Love it Promote it, or LiPi. Members from CityCamp Raleigh … Read More

Two part series about Raleigh–An open source city takes shape
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On opensource.com, I wrote a two part series about Open Raleigh. Raleigh is on the fast-track to being the world’s first open source city—and CityCamp is a major  catalyst for the open government movement here in Raleigh. Don’t forget to … Read More

Meet the Ten the Teams
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Here are the ten teams competing for the $5,000 prize at CityCamp Raleigh. Triangle search – an open source search engine to help find useful local information from local sources. You’ve been towed – a towing alert system. Priority 1 … Read More

Ten Teams Compete for $5000 Prize
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The unconference at CityCamp Raleigh on June 2 was amazing. The ideas. The passion. The people. For those of you unfamiliar with the unconference format, we gathered at 9:00 am  on Saturday. The coffee was a little late, so we … Read More

Archive: Saturday, June 2 Unconference Information
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This is the information from the homepage on June 2, 2012 for CityCamp Raleigh 2012 Day 2. Saturday June 2 Location Change, we will be located at the AIA Building on Peace Street. Address info below. We will kick off … Read More

CityCamp Raleigh Agenda for Friday, June 1
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Here is the agenda for CityCamp Raleigh, Friday, June 1 from 12pm – 5:30pm at Vintage 21′s West Campus at 117 S West St (map). Walk-up registrations are welcome. Registration is free, seating is limited. Be sure to vote on … Read More

A Preview of the CityCamp Raleigh Agenda for Friday, June 1
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Here’s a peak at the agenda for Friday, June 1. Lunch will be provided from 12-1pm. There will also be a chance to network during this time. You should register so we know you’re coming. On Saturday, June 2, we … Read More

An Interview with the CityCamp 2011 Winner
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What happens at CityCamp? Hear directly from the 2011 winner, Jason Horne. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH96UK7G4GU’]

CityCamp Raleigh talks Business
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The best thing about CityCamp is that it brings together citizens, government officials, and business leaders into one place for a weekend to brainstorm on ways for our city and county to be an even better place to live, work, … Read More

So, what is an unconference anyway?
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The idea of using more technology in government to help encourage innovation and improve quality of life in Raleigh is exciting to a lot of people.  But some get caught up on the whole format of CityCamp.  Unconference?  What is … Read More

New at CityCamp 2012: Lightning talks
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Raleigh is blessed with so many smart people and so many interesting projects, but we didn’t have room on our speaker panels for everyone.  So this year we are introducing Lightning Talks to fill your brain with great ideas, fast. … Read More

CityCamp Raleigh Announces Second annual CityCamp to foster local government and citizen collaboration.
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Citizen-led “unconference” brings innovation and cooperation to the capital city June 1, 2, and 3, 2012. Raleigh, NC, May 16, 2012: CityCamp Raleigh announced today the second annual, city-focused “unconference” that unites government, business, neighborhood, non-profit, and academic communities to … Read More

Video: What is CityCamp Raleigh all about?
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What’s CityCamp all about? Listen to Jason Hibbets from CityCamp 2011 talk about open source and transparency in this video from the Research Triangle Park Foundation.

The City of Raleigh announces Open Raleigh website
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The City of Raleigh recently established a website at www.raleighnc.gov/open – another step in fulfilling the open source and open data resolution passed by the City Council. This page: serves as a clearinghouse of open data and open source resources for the … Read More

CityCamp Raleigh 2012 FAQs
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We’re glad you’re excited about this years CityCamp Raleigh. The planning committee is working to finalize all the details for the event. Until then, here are some of the questions we’ve been getting.

Learn about open source at May TriLUG meeting
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“Open source” isn’t just about code anymore. It’s a successful business model for selling that software — Red Hat recently became the first billion-dollar open source company. Then other businesses took notice and adopted openness principles. Now we see openness … Read More

Announcing CityCamp Raleigh 2012
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We are pleased to announce the event dates for this year’s CityCamp. Save the date for CityCamp Raleigh 2012: June 1, 2, and 3. The planning committee is working on all the details, but attendees can expect a similar format … Read More

Refresh the Triangle April Meeting: Coding for Good, CityCamp Panel
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By Megan Carriker via TriangleTech Talk Come learn how you can use your technical and design skills to improve the local community! CityCamp Raleigh is three days of open sourced talks, workshops, and hands-on problem solving, where developers and designers … Read More

Raleigh’s Creative District Wiki Day – March 17 at 8am
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Neighborhood leaders from the Creative District are looking to document the history, assets, and knowledge of Southwest Raleigh on the morning of March 17. We are planning a content day to add pages and knowledge to trianglewiki.org. Attendees will get … Read More

Triangle Wiki Day – Feb 25 @ 9:30AM
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The Triangle Wiki is an ambitious community effort to document the Triangle – one building, person, and place at a time. Anyone can contribute content, edit content, or make comments because the site uses wiki software.  It’s community built and … Read More

CityCamp Raleigh November 28 meetup
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CityCamp Raleigh will host a meetup on November 28, 2011, 7:00 pm at Draft on Glenwood Avenue. (510 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC). We invite all CityCampers and anyone interested in changing the way the web, applications, technology, and participation will … Read More

Drupal Meetup – Learn about Springboard and Stakeholder Engagement
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We wanted to let you know about next week’s TriDUG (Drupal User Group) meetup on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 starting at 6:30PM, hosted at Red Hat. The agenda is below and if you’re planning on attending, RSVP at meetup.com. This … Read More

Helping other CityCamps with Documentation
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There is a lot of momentum for CityCamp. We’re seeing other cities planning CityCamps in Denver, Minneapolis, and Honolulu. I’ve gotten a chance to interact with a few of the planners from some of these camps and give them tips … Read More

Recap: August 2011 Meetup – CAC Technology
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One topic of discussion was the Citizen Advisory Councils within Raleigh and how they can use technology to organize and communicate. Several CAC’s use technology for email announcements and discussion groups, blogs, document sharing sites, meeting planning services. Currently, however, … Read More

Recap: August 2011 Meetup – RaleighNC.gov Updates
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Over at our table, Beth Stagner (Raleigh Web Services Manager) and Chris Geyer (Raleigh Experience Designer) showed us the wireframes that Chris has been working on for updates to the Parks and Rec pages on RaleighNC.gov. The current setup for their … Read More

CityCamp Raleigh: Redefining how we can work together
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This was originally posted on NewRaleigh.com, August 9, 2011. What was CityCamp Raleigh all about? It depends on who you ask… Our website says: “CityCamp Raleigh is three days of open sourced talks, workshops, and hands-on problem solving to re-imagine … Read More

CityCamp Raleigh Meetup on August 17
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After a successful 3-day unconference with over 200 attendees last June, CityCampers are finally getting out of the summer slump. Join us on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 6:30pm at Cafe Cattura for our first CityCamp Raleigh meetup. If you’re … Read More

Better Technical Presentations
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Hello CityCampers, I saw that our friends at Triangle Linux User Group (TriLUG) are having a “Technically Speaking” presentation at their monthly meetup this week. It’s a crash course in technical presentation skills, by Alan D. Hoffler, Trainer, Speaker, Consultant, … Read More

Road Alert: Opening Up Traffic Ticket Location Data
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Guest post by James Dixon I am sorry I missed the City Camp Meeting in early June – I didn’t know about City Camp until I demoed a Windows Phone 7 app for my neighbor who attended.  He saw the … Read More

CloudCamp for RTP
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Attention CityCampers in Raleigh and the Triangle, we’d like to let you know about an upcoming camp that is focused on the cloud. The organizers of CloudCamp Carrboro sent us the following information about their event. We thought it would … Read More

Learn about Drupal views and theming on July 13
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On July 13th, I’ll be hosting a Triangle Drupal User Group (TriDUG) meeting at Red Hat from 6:30-9pm. The topics will include Introduction to Views & Introduction to Theming. You’ll get to meet some great folks from the local Drupal … Read More

Creating a citizen movement for open government
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How do you get techies, govies, and citizens to identify, collaborate, and start creating solutions for your local government? Host a CityCamp. It’s easier than you think. The first CityCamp Raleigh started as a conversation about citizen engagement, but we … Read More

Things I learned from CityCamp Raleigh
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I feel very fortunate to have been part of the planning group for CityCamp Raleigh.  Although I work for the City of Raleigh, I was part of the team as an average joe – not an “official city representative” – … Read More

Raleigh is a Code for America Finalist
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The City of Raleigh has been named a finalist in Code for America’s 2012 national fellowship program. Through a competitive process, Code for America chooses cities with proposals which reflect a deep understanding of the power that technology can bring … Read More

Introducing The Raleigh Open Sandbox Google Group
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My team during CityCamp Raleigh discussed the city’s current methods of passing along ride information through various technological means. The problem we identified was the lack of information a rider gets from being at any given bus stop on Raleigh’s … Read More

Improve CityCamp Raleigh
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Take our 3 minute survey to give us feedback about the even held June 3-5, 2011 and the future of CityCamp Raleigh:

Organizing an unconference for a transparent city government
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Organizing an unconference is easy if you’ve got passionate people with the right talent, leaders with a strong vision, and the right organizational tools chosen by the team. Typically, it’s a group of volunteers who come together and self-organize into … Read More

Support Raleigh’s Open Source Directive
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There is a special item on the June 7, 2011 City Council agenda that is important to making the future of CityCamp Raleigh successful: the Open Government/Open Source Systems Resolution. Your support is needed to let the City Councilors know … Read More

“Open It Up” team wins CityCamp Raleigh prize
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June 6, 2011: CityCamp Raleigh, the first city-focused “unconference” in North Carolina that brings together government, business, neighborhood, non-profit, and academic communities working toward next generation solutions for Raleigh. CityCamp Raleigh organizers estimate that over 225 ‘campers’ attended over the … Read More

CityCamp Raleigh 2011 Event Schedule (Sunday)
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Time & location: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at The Stockroom, Downtown Raleigh Workshops and final presentations Note: we have changed locations from Friday & Saturday Sunday June 5th 10:00 Doors open and preparation for making things 10:30 Build—Sprint one … Read More

City GIS Files Available for Download
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Here’s the latest and greatest Raleigh GIS data catalog, hot off the presses: Having trouble loading the DocumentCloud embed? Here’s a link to the PDF.

CityCamp Raleigh 2011 Event and Speaker Schedule (Saturday)
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Time & location: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at Vintage 21, Downtown Raleigh Saturday June 4th 9:00 Turn up, drink coffee, get inspired with ideas 10:00 Workshop sessions 1: break out groups discussing solutions 12:00 Lunch | Saturday speakers Introduction … Read More

CityCamp Raleigh 2011 Event and Speaker Schedule (Friday)
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Friday June 3rd 12:00 Registration & Lunch 1:00 Welcome to CityCamp Raleigh Jason Hibbets – CityCamp Raleigh, Red Hat An introduction to the weekend from the CityCamp Raleigh team 1:15 The Government Perspective Gail Roper – City of Raleigh, Chief … Read More

CityCamp Raleigh announces event speakers
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CityCamp Raleigh has put together a top-notch speaking line-up to kickoff the first ever CityCamp Raleigh at 12:00pm on June 3, 2011. We’ve gathered experts from government, business, and our local communities to energize participants on the first day of … Read More

CityCamp Raleigh announces $5000 prize and other attendee perks.
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CityCamp Raleigh announces a $5000 prize to be awarded to the top group or individual with a technology solution. The prize will be awarded on creativity, execution, and feasibility. Details will be provided at the event. Additionally, attendance to the … Read More

Raleigh & Wake County Team on Interactive Debris Removal Map
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Raleigh & Wake County have teamed up to provide a great resource for anyone that has storm debris from the April 16th tornado. Using the map, citizens can quickly determine who is responsible for removal of debris in their area … Read More

Raleigh welcomes CityCamp event to enhance local government and citizen collaboration
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Citizen-led “unconference” brings innovation and cooperation to the capital city June 3, 4, and 5, 2011. Raleigh, NC, May 11, 2011:  CityCamp Raleigh today announced the first city-focused “unconference” in North Carolina that brings together government, business, neighborhood, non-profit, and … Read More

Open Data and Ideas, A Treasure Trove for Developers at CityCamp Raleigh
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CityCamp San Francisco via Steve Rhodes, on Flickr Problem solving is the core of what most technology developers work at on a daily basis. A mountain of data is meaningless unless we put it to some use. So what CityCamp … Read More

Marketing Committee Recap: 4/27/11
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The marketing committee met for the first time Wednesday and covered a lot of ground. The main purpose of the committee is to help communicate what CityCamp is all about, drive Facebook fans and Twitter followers until we have registration, … Read More

Meetup recap: April 25, 2011
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Lot’s of momentum this week and a small fire helping to motivate everyone: 37 days until the event.We’ve passed the go/no-go date for the week of June 3, 4, and 5th. The first ever CityCamp Raleigh is a go. We … Read More

Army of Techies Taking on City Hall, Coding to Fix Local America, and Developing the Do-It-Yourself City
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How an Army of Techies Is Taking on City Hall Check out the following Fast Company article by Anya Kamenetz about citizens (and yes, politicians are citizens) engaging in basic community maintenance, and those working to make web and mobile technologies … Read More

Mapping Raleigh Tornado Damage
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More than 2,500 Raleigh homes were damaged when tornadoes  roared through North Carolina on April 16th. Over at Raleigh Public Record, Charles C. Duncan Pardo has posted a map that plots data supplied by the City of Raleigh inspections department. This … Read More

Meetup recap: April 18, 2011
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We only had four people at our meetup tonight, as there were a few other things happening that people made commitments to. We have 45 days until the event and have a lot of work to get done. We are … Read More

Share your ideas for CityCamp Raleigh
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We want to collaborate and create the next generation of government using community-based solutions. CityCamp Raleigh is how open government, “Gov 2.0,” goes local–and you can join the movement. How can web, applications, technology, and participation shape the future of … Read More

Project Plan & Description
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Team – I added the first draft of the project plan to the site today. I’ve outlined several committees that I think will help make this event successful. We should discuss this draft and the committees at the next meet-up. … Read More

Meet-up recap: April 4, 2011
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Another great meet-up tonight. We first shared a few updates on what each of us did over the last week to make progress on making CityCamp Raleigh really happen. It was an around-the-horn type session. I’m not sure we captured … Read More

Meet-up recap: March 27, 2011
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On Sunday 3/27, we met at Helios for another planning/idea session. Some of the topics we covered were: elevator speech / how to communicate what CityCamp is partners / stakeholders sponsors / funding potential speakers and topics logistics We spent … Read More

Welcome to CityCamp Raleigh
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CityCamp Raleigh 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 our city. Learn More »