CityCamp Raleigh 2012

When you want to get something done in Raleigh that involves the government process in some way, at some point, you gotta talk and listen and jump through high hoops. Which even more accurately means, if you have a good idea that you’d like to see Raleigh take note of, or even better, implement – you better be talking to, listening to and jumping through the hoops of the right people. Who are these “right people” and how on earth could you get a second of their time?

CityCamp Raleigh!

Or, are you someone who inhales knowledge? Pretty much regardless of what it pertains to, but especially if it has something to do with you?

CityCamp Raleigh!

Not that you’ll to be face to face with the Mayor, but the following city staffers and otherwise investors (business, nonprofit, residents, shoppers, drinkers/eaters, talkers and listeners) promise to divulge. And it’s all yours for the taking and participating. Not to mention, registration is free.

Friday is at Vintage 21 (117 S. West Street).

12pm: Lunch for registered participants

1pm-4:30: Intro and panels focused on how open source and open government are applied to civic participation and business.

The Government Perspective

  • Lori Bush, Cary Town Council At-Large Representative
  • Charles Duncan, Editor, Raleigh Public Record
  •  Andy Krzmarzick, Community Manager, GovLoop
  • Gail Roper, Raleigh Chief Information and Community Relations Officer, City of Raleigh
  • Moderator: Mitchell Silver, Chief Planning & Development Officer and Director, Raleigh City Planning

The Business Perspective

  • DeLisa Alexander, Chief People Officer, Red Hat
  • Jimmy Goodmon, VP/GM, Capitol Broadcasting New Media Company (WRAL)
  • Heather LaGarde, Technology and Innovation Advisor, IntraHealth International & IntraHealth OPEN
  • Matt Miszewski – SVP, Global Public Sector,
  • Moderator: James Sauls, Center for Economic Development

4:30pm: Dude Your Time’s Up/Lightning Talks

  • Jeff Mooney, SeeClickFix
  • Kevin Curry, Code For America
  • Todd Barr, Alfresco
  • Reid Serozi, Triangle Wiki
  • Charles Mangin, Pressure Pen
  • Mary Ann Baldwin, Innovate Raleigh
  • Matt Tomasulo, Walk Raleigh/Walk [Your City]
  • Moderator: Ryan Boyles, Ignite Raleigh

Saturday and Sunday are at the new cool building across the street from Peace College (14 East Peace Street).

From CityCamp Raleigh folks: “On Saturday, June 2, we will kick off our unconference at 9am–where the agenda will be determined by those in attendance. Folks will pitch ideas to start off the morning, several workshops will be hosted, and teams will start to form around ideas on how to improve civic engagement or other civic-minded needs in the City of Raleigh. On Sunday, June 3, starting at 9am, teams will collaborate on solving a civic issue that can improve the quality of life in Raleigh. Simultaneously, CityCamp Raleigh will host a Triangle Wiki content sprint to add pages, images, and ideas to At 3pm, teams will present and CityCamp Raleigh will award one winning team with a cash reward at 4pm.”

It’s hot!

Yesterday was hot. Today is hot. Summer is here and I can’t wait to jump into the fun to be had in Raleigh! Especially the free stuff.

This weekend is First Friday (welcome, May!) and PBR’s 3rd annual art show from 6-10pm. It’s free and there’s so much awesome fun going on you may just feel inclined to donate to benefit circusSPARK, SPARKcon and The Visual Art Exchange.

Go to…

Raleigh’s “art district” at the 300 block of W. Martin Street between Dawson and Commerce. Parking on the streets or closest parking deck on W. Morgan Street.


Works from these artists: Mark Elmore, Rafael Vargas, Victor Knight, Paul Friedrich, Artie Barksdale, Eric Knisley, Sean Kernick, and Pete Sack.

Live music, hosted by 88.1 WKNC: Oulipo (Indie-psychedelic-pop band) and Baobab (Tribal-electro-folk band).

Aerial and fire dancers, acrobats from Raleigh’s new circus school – Cirque de Vol, and circusSpark’s Burning-man inspired fire performance.

A free photobooth (did those two words just happen together?!)

Klausie’s Pizza Foodtruck & chocolate tastings by Elemental Chocolate!

Brewmaster’s Bar & Grill – new(ish) bar around the corner, serving food and drinks till 2am at PBaRt Show 3 this year.