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The City of Raleigh is teaming up with a variety of partners to host a “CityCamp” that will focus on soliciting “next-generation solutions” to address the needs of the capital city.

The event, called an “unconference,” is set for June 3-5.

Conference organizers are seeking input from citizens as well as technology professionals, businesses and non-profit groups.

Goals include:

• Streamlining procedures
• Sharing information
• Creating solutions to challenges with new technology

“Our citizens are ready for Raleigh to move forward and be more open sourced focused,” said Mayor Charles Meeker in a statement. “The technology is successful. Raleigh is ready to be the worldwide hub for open source.”

Red Hat, the world’s top open source Linux software developers and services provider, is a sponsor of the event.

WRAL.com also is a sponsor.

Speakers include City Manager Russell Allen, Red Hat Vice President of Open Source Affairs Michael Tiemann and Jimmy Goodmon, vice president and general manager of Capitol Broadcasting New Media.

The “unconference” format includes participation by attendees in an “open exchange” of ideads.

CityCamp concept, which first started in Chicago, has four goals, according to the organizers:

1. Bring together government officials, municipal employees, experts, programmers, designers, citizens and journalists to share perspectives and insights about the cities in which they live

2. Create or maintain government transparency and effective local governance using the web as a platform

3. Foster communities of practice and advocacy on the role of information and open data in cities

4. Create outcomes that participants will act on during and after the event

For more information, read here.

Admission is free.

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