Details from CityCampNC 2013

On Thursday, May 30, starting at 9am, we’ll kick things off with our keynote speaker and will have other talks, ending the morning session with the pitches from all the teams and individuals who have ideas.  Then we’ll vote on the ideas, have lunch, then create the grid that will become the conference schedule for the rest of the afternoon. Throughout these sessions, teams tend to naturally form around an idea.

Thursday, May 30

8:30am – 9:00am – Breakfast & networking

9:00am – 9:45am – Keynote speaker – Adriel Hampton, VP of Community at NationBuilder

The topic is Be Here Now: Living Open Government. He will discuss how grassroots transparency and engagement efforts have transformed the government IT landscape – driving down costs, improving access, and empowering citizens and our local and state governments.

10:00am – 10.30am – Success stories

10:30am – 11:30am – Lightning talks

11:45am – 1:00pm  – Pitches, Voting, and then Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm Unconference – Sessions

2:00pm – 3:00pm Unconference – Sessions

3:00pm – 4:00pm Unconference – Sessions

4:00pm – 5:00pm Unconference – Sessions

5:00pm – 6:00pm Team submittal

6-9 After Party at CAM

CAMRaleigh-smallMingle after the first day with other campers at the Contemporary Art Museum in Downtown Raleigh.


Friday, May 31

On Friday, May 31, teams will collaborate on solving a civic issue that can improve the quality of life in the municipality of their choice and awards will be given later that evening.

9:00am-5:00 Build Day

4:00-6:00 Presentations and awards in the Hunt Library Auditorium

Saturday, June 1

Continue the CityCamp adventure with a National Day of Civic Hacking.




Adriel Hampton, Vice President of Community at NationBuilder

Adriel is a champion of open government innovation and gov 2.0 adoption around the Country.  He is a frequent contributor to Gov 2.0 Radio and speaks regularly at CityCamp events around the world.  Adriel is all about organizing technology for social and political change.  His address at CityCampNC, “Be Here Now: Living Open Government”, will focus on further adopting the open government movement in communities across across the Country.

Success Stories

Bonner Gaylord, Raleigh City Council Member

Bonner is a leader in the open government movement taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina.  His involvement at previous CityCamp events as well as the launch of SeeClickFix at the City of Raleigh has brought Raleigh into the forefront of civic participation and government innovation.  Bonner will be discussing Raleigh’s involvement with CityCamp and the progress made in the past few years.

Lori Bush, Cary Town Council Member

Lori has an insatiable curiosity for the intersection of technology, fun and public good. Her passion is finding ways to use technology to enhance education, connect citizens, empower people, and if it lets her buy more gadgets, so be it.  Her brainchild was the recent Cary Technology Task Force, a town appointed group with the goal of creating a set of recommendations and plans to the Town of Cary for improved services and citizen engagement through technological platforms such as websites, social media, mobile apps, etc.  Lori will be discussing the open data movement at the Town of Cary.


Lightning Talks

Charles Duncan Pardo, Raleigh Public Record

Any citizen-led movement requires a voice.  Charles founded the Raleigh Public Record to provide a voice for the Raleigh community.  Charles will discuss what journalism can learn from the open-government movement, and what the movement can learn from journalism.

Shane Trahan, RTI International Data Scientist

Shane is a member of the predictive analytics group within RTI.  His background also includes business development/management as well as economic analysis.  Shane will be speaking about the economic opportunity of open data and elaborate on the efficiencies it generates for our community.

Bill Greeves, Wake County CIO

Bill is a leader and practicioner in government innovation.  He led the Gov2.0 movement when organizing MuniGov2.0—a coalition of governments executing social media strategies that improve government-citizen communication.  Bill will discuss the use of infographics to convey complex information in a meaningful way to a non-technical audience.

Sam Matheny, VP Innovation at WRAL/Capital Broadcasting Company

Sam focuses on strategic media applications.  This includes mobile wireless content delivery, smart TV, and Internet distribution models.  Sam will discuss the relationship between government and modern-day mass communication through the use of technology and open standards.

Jason Hibbets, CityCampNC Co-Chair/Red Hat Project Manager for

Jason is a leading open source advocate.  He has genuine interest and proven results building an open source community in Raleigh.  In fact, he just published a book titled “The foundation for an open source city” sharing Raleigh’s story.  Jason will discuss how to build an open source city and why it’s imperative for local governments around the County to encourage similar movements in their own communities.

Anthony Pompliano, Entrepreneur/Veteran/Founder of DigaForce

Anothony is a military vet turned tech entrepreneur.  DigaForce is one of the world’s leading social media intelligence platforms.  He will discuss how social media technology mixed with easily consumable government data can improve law enforcement’s effectiveness.

Keith Morris, Lead Developer for Activate Good

Keith is a current student at UNC-Chapel Hill studying Information Science.  He leads the development and maintenance of Activate Good’s volunteer platform.  Keith will speak on the technology supporting and how it supports community participation.

Rgreenway Team/Eric Majewicz

Eric leads the development of the Rgreeway mobile application.  Rgreenway functions as a guide to the Raleigh Greenway System.  Eric will discuss the current state of the Rgreenway app and future enhancements.