CityCamp Pairs Open-Source Tech, Gov't Transparency
Jun 03, 2011, 21:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The local version was actually born of a Twitter conversation
about the events between City Councilor Bonner Gaylord and Jason
Hibbets, a project manager at Red Hat. With a little nudge from
CityCamp founder Kevin Curry, the pair decided in early April to
start organizing their own.
"Hibbets said the format will be ideal for the mixed crowd of
tech-savvy business leaders, development experts and denizens who
are interested in making government better but might not know how
to do it yet.
Raleigh is no stranger to allowing the development community to
lend a hand when it comes to solving problems. In 2010, the city
began using a service called SeeClickFix to track issues such as
potholes using smart phones. Hibbets said he's hoping CityCamp will
help develop more applications like this especially if it means
better service from local leaders."