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Civic Ideas Could Win $3,000 at CityCamp NC

Raleigh, NC – CityCamp NC, an unconference to help spur civic innovation for North Carolina, is set for May 29 – May 31. CityCamp is an international unconference series focused on innovation for municipal governments and community organizations. Organizers have opened registration and have prepared everything except for the agenda during the unconference–that will be determined by the participants who make pitches at the beginning of the day and the best ideas that get voted on. Let’s take a look at what CityCamp NC has in store.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CityCamp NC will kick things off at the The Architect Bar and Social House
(108 1/2 Eeast Hargett Street Raleigh, NC 27601) with inspiration and presentations. There will be lightning talks and a keynote speech by Wake County CIO Bill Greeves followed by networking.

Friday, May 30th, 2014 | 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

The CityCamp NC unconference will be held at William Peace University. Friday will start out with participant pitches, sharing ideas to improve our government or challenges that need to be solved. Attendees will then vote on the top ideas and organizers will create the agenda for the rest of the day. Teams can form at the end of the day to compete for the a $3,000 cash pirze, 2-months of co-working membership at HQ Raleigh, and a consulting session with Jason Caplain of Bull City Venture Partners, for the best prototyped idea to be worked on over the next 24 hours.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 | 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

CityCamp NC will transition from unconference mode to build day. Teams that are competing for the prize package will have an opportunity to work on their projects and presentation. Team Presentations will start at 4:00 pm.

Those not participating on a team can join the civic hackathon brought to you by the Triangle Code for America Division. There will be a number of projects that can be worked on by the community.

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Article contributed by Jason Hibbets

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