Civic hacking 201: Successful techniques for civic tech

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Excerpt

There is a secret recipe for successful civic hacking. As a Code for America brigade captain for over three years, organizer of numerous civic tech events and hackathons, and authoring a book about open source, open government, and open data, I have a tremendous amount of knowledge to share about civic hacking.

Description

There is a secret recipe for successful civic hacking. As a Code for America brigade captain for over three years, organizer of numerous civic tech events and hackathons, and authoring a book about open source, open government, and open data, I have a tremendous amount of knowledge to share about civic hacking.

This session will share over four years of experience in leading events and volunteers to participate in civic tech projects in their local communities or even for larger organizations like Code for America. Along this journey, they have been successes, many road bumps, and many failures. Don’t make the same mistakes.

Participants in this session will:

  • learn 3-proven ways to approach civic hacking
  • hear examples of each approach
  • understand the value of partnership in civic tech

Tags

community building, civic hacking, code for america, hackathon

Speaking experience

I am an experienced speaker who regularly presents at open source conferences. I spoke at 10 different conferences in 2015. I've delivered several keynotes including ApacheCon [1] and POSSCON [2]. A list of all my speaking engagements can be found at:
http://hibbets.net/blog/speaking-engagements/

[1] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCTDlN_KBFc
[2] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP-y56RVlLc

Speaker

  • Jhibbets profile

    Jason Hibbets

    Opensource.com / Red Hat

    Biography

    Jason Hibbets is a senior community evangelist in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is a community manager for Opensource.com. He has been with Red Hat since 2003 and is the author of The foundation for an open source city. Prior roles include senior marketing specialist, project manager, Red Hat Knowledgebase maintainer, and support engineer. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets.

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