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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."

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