CityCamp NC: Where Hackers, Politicians & Residents Meet Up to Problem-solve

It all started with a tweet. Or a string of tweets, to be exact. Five years ago, Raleigh City Council Member Bonner Gaylord heard about CityCamp—the civic-tech focused “unconference.” Gaylord then began tweeting with CityCamp co-founders Jen Pahlka and Kevin Curry, to learn how to bring the event to Raleigh. Jason Hibbets, project manager for Red Hat’s opensource.com, was eventually roped into the virtual conversation and as they say, the rest is history. Now in its fifth year, this year’s CityCamp NC offers a multitude of ways for attendees to learn about and participate in civic tech from Thursday to Saturday this week. Part unconference,...

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