Overview for CityCamp NC 2017

Code for Raleigh wants to have a safe and collaborative environment for all participants.

Review our Code of Conduct before the event.

Schedule overview

Thursday, September 28

  • 5:30pm – 8:00pm at Capital Club / HQ Raleigh space, Downtown Raleigh | Kickoff Event with Taste of CityCamp & Lightning talks

Friday, September 29

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm at Nash Hall, Downtown Raleigh | Keynote speakers, a public-private sector Smart Cities panel discussion, and unconference sessions
  • 5:30pm – 7:30pm hosted by Google Fiber, Downtown Raleigh Google Fiber | Networking social happy hour
  • 7:30pm  at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe | Additional networking social

Saturday, September 30

  • 9:00am – 4:00pm at Nash Hall, Downtown Raleigh | Code for NC hackathon / code sprint, NC Datapalooza competition kickoff


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Detailed schedule

Thursday, September 29 – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Social media guide

5:30pm – 6:00pm — Registration, Networking, & Food

  • Dinner will be provided by Donato’s Raleigh, beer provided by Brice’s Brewing (Gluten free and vegetarian food options provided for attendees who specified dietary restrictions at time of event registration.)

6:00pm – 6:15pm — Welcome, Code of Conduct, Thank you sponsors Jason Hibbets, CityCamp NC / NC Open Pass Co-Chair
6:15pm – 6:25pm — Let’s talk lightning talks — Jason Hibbets | Erin Terry, Emcee
6:30pm – 6:50pm — The State of Open Data — Mega-lightning talk

  • Bonnie Brown, City of Raleigh
  • Daniel Dunn, Town of Chapel Hill
  • Sam McClenney, City and County of Durham
  • Ben Strauss, Wake County

6:50pm – 7:05pm — 15-minute intermission (restock pizza & beverages and use the restroom)


7:05pm — Lightning talk 1: NC Reentry Resources Hub and Brigade Collaboration – Jason Marshall
7:11pm — Lightning talk 2: Creative communities and the power of storytelling – Jonathan Opp
7:17pm — Lightning talk 3: STEM Engagement: Hey you!! – Dr. Sarah Windsor
7:23pm — Lightning talk 4: There’s a Fee For That?: A Case Study in Building a Public-Facing Application – Peter Elbaum
7:29pm — Lightning talk 5: Environmental Health and Safety Director / Innovation Partner – Andre Pierce / Bill Scanlon
7:35pm — Lightning talk 6: Improving Digital Inclusion through Design Thinking in the City of Raleigh – Linda Graham Jones
7:41pm — Lightning talk 7: Innovate Durham, A Public-Private Innovation Partnership – Ben Kittelson
7:47pm — Lightning talk 8: Using Open Data to Build News Tools & Products – Ryan Thornburg
7:53pm — Lightning talk 9: Hacking Government Innovation – K. Melissa Kennedy
7:57pm — Wrap-up lightning talks, Emcee

8:00pm — Housekeeping, Jason Hibbets

8:00pm — 9:00pm — Networking

Friday, September 29 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Social media guide

8:30am – 9:00am — Registration, breakfast, networking

  • Pastries and fruit will be provided for breakfast. (Gluten free and vegetarian options will be provided for those who specified dietary restrictions at time of registration.)

9:00am – 9:15am — Welcome, Code of Conduct, Jason Hibbets, CityCamp NC Co-chair
9:15am – 9:20am — Thank sponsors and volunteers – Ginny Ghezzo, Emcee
9:20am – 10:00am — Smart Communities panel

  • Bill Greeves, CIIO Wake County (Moderator)
  • Dennis Kekas, NC State
  • Rodney Roberts, City of Greensboro
  • Jennifer Robinson, SAS
  • Terry Yates, Town of Cary

10:00am – 10:10am — Featured Code for NC project: NC Reentry Resources Hub: A Journey From 1 to 100 Counties

10:10am – 10:25am — Introduction to open data

  • Bill Scanlon, Wake County


10:25am – 10:45am — Break
10:45am – 11:15am — Keynote, Stephen Larrick, Open Cities Director for the Sunlight Foundation

11:15am – 11:20am — What’s a good pitch?, Jason Hibbets
11:25am – 11:50am — CityCamp NC pitches for unconference sessions
11:50am – 12:00pm — Voting


12:00pm – 12:45pm — Lunch

  • Lunch will be provided by Moe’s Southwest Grill (Salad & Taco Bar) (Gluten free and vegetarian options will be provided for those who specified dietary restrictions at time of registration.)

12:45pm – 1:00pm — Explain unconference schedule


1:00pm – 1:45pm — Round 1 Sessions
2:00pm – 2:45pm — Round 2 Sessions
3:00pm – 3:45pm — Round 3 Sessions
4:00pm – 4:45pm — Round 4 Sessions


4:50pm – 5:00pm — Closing — Ginny Ghezzo + Jason Hibbets


5:30pm – 7:30pm — Networking social happy hour hosted by Google Fiber, 518 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603; Food provided by Tobacco Road with beer from Little City Brewing

7:30pm – until — Networking at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, 505 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603

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Saturday, September 30 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Social media guide

8:30am – 9:00am — Registration, breakfast, networking

  • Breakfast and fruit will be provided (Catering details will be added soon.)

9:00am – 10:00am — Welcome, Code of Conduct, & pitches

  • Zach Ambrose, NC DataPalooza / NC Open Pass Co-Chair

10:00am – 2:30pm — Code for NC code sprint
10:00am – 2:30pm — NC DataPalooza’s open data competition kickoff

11:30am – NC Datajam team submissions due

  • Team submission form
  • Open data competition judging criteria

12:00pm – Lunch

  • Lunch will be provided by Manhattan Cafe. (Gluten free and vegetarian options will be provided for those who specified dietary restrictions at time of registration.)

1:30pm – Tech check

2:30pm – 4:00pm — Open data competition pitches and judging