Open source all the cities



Open source has transformed software development, now it's starting to change other parts of the world we live in. Not only is open source transforming our businesses and education systems, it's a key component to changing citizen participation in government. Creating a better citizen experience starts with the open source way. You'll learn about the five principles of an open source city and hear stories that take you from civic hacking to a government-focused unconference called CityCamp.


Open source is not only transforming our software, but it’s transforming our government. Learn about some of the open source applications and civic hacking occurring in the Triangle of North Carolina from the author of “The foundation for an open source city.” Leave with ideas that you can take back to your city to start creating a better citizen experience.

Topics covered will include policy and different applications deployed by the City of Raleigh as well as initiatives from the citizens side including CityCamp North Carolina and Code for America Brigade initiatives in the Triangle. Finally, we’ll discuss the five elements of an open source city.


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Speaking experience

I am an experienced speaker who regularly presents at open source conferences. I spoke at 10 different conferences in 2015. I've delivered several keynotes including ApacheCon [1] and POSSCON [2]. A list of all my speaking engagements can be found at:

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  • Jhibbets profile

    Jason Hibbets / Red Hat


    Jason Hibbets is a senior community evangelist in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is a community manager for He has been with Red Hat since 2003 and is the author of The foundation for an open source city. Prior roles include senior marketing specialist, project manager, Red Hat Knowledgebase maintainer, and support engineer. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets.

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