Hello CityCampers! Whether its your first time attending CityCamp NC or your sixth–or somewhere in between–we’re excited to bring back one of the most popular parts of our civic innovation-focused event: CityCamp NC Lightning Talks. The lightning talks will offer us inspiration, insights, and share lots of information in a short amount of time. Each speaker will get five minutes, yes, only five minutes to share their topic. Not only will this be the fastest hour at CityCamp NC, it’s our chance to start trending on Twitter with #CityCampNC. Warm up your tweeting thumbs and get ready for the kickoff to CityCamp NC on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm at Nash Hall.
Caroline Sullivan, Vice Chair of Wake County Board of Commissioners, will be our emcee for the evening. She has to help us wrangle a group of 10 speakers from various organizations on a variety of topics ranging from ending poverty with virtual reality to gathering insights on diversity from census data. Believe me, it’s no easy task, just ask last years emcee, City of Raleigh City Councilor and technology geek from North Hills, Bonner Gaylord.
We have gathered an amazing line-up of speakers with a vast array of topics. Seriously, zoning, digital divide, open data, space-time visualizations, and more! We hope you’ll join us Thursday, September 22 for the free event that is open to the public, but registration is required. Food and beverages will be provided, so be sure to skip out of work early for what’s sure to be an amazing evening geeking out with your fellow citizen hackers.
CityCamp NC Lightning Talks
James Alberque, City of Raleigh, GIS and Web Manager
Jason Baker, OrangePolitics
“Making zoning changes consumable with maps and charts from open data”
Tia Bethea, Google Fiber, Community Impact Manager
“What does the digital divide look like in the Triangle?”
Jay Dawkins, Cityzen
“Baby Pics, Citizen Engagement, Cat Pics”
David Green, Town of Chapel Hill
“Introducing Chapel Hill Open Data”
Richard Marshall, City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources
“Digital Inclusion Efforts in the City of Raleigh”
Bill Scanlon, Wake County Government
“Get a little help from your friends – A way to find solutions with community input”
Rebecca Tippett, Carolina Demography, UNC-Chapel Hill
“Diversity in the Triangle: Insights from Census Data”
Andrew Turner, Esri
“Space-Time Visualizations and You”
Allison Warren-Barbour, United Way of the Greater Triangle
“Ending Poverty through Virtual Reality”