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NC Civic Camp: Your Chance to Improve and Innovate North Carolina

Sep 18, 2019 9:26:03 AM


Seeking to have a positive impact on our community?

Or maybe you need help making your idea for civic improvement a reality?

Whether you’re an engineer, public servant, business professional, or concerned citizen, NC Open Pass annual event, Civic Camp, is for you! 

Join us this Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21, right here at Smashing Boxes Suite 4 for this annual civic tech unconference, where business, tech, academia, and community members come together to openly innovate and improve our communities in partnership with local government. Reserve your spot by registering now!

The NC Civic Camp event kicks off on Friday with keynote speaker Will Aycock, GM of Greenlight Network, City of Wilson’s fiber-to-the-home network. Aycock has helped grow Wilson’s gigabit fiber internet technology into a leading example of leveraging technology for citizen services, landing City of Wilson among the top 10 most “business-friendly small markets in the U.S.”

Following the keynote, attendees can learn more about Smart Cities, a panel moderated by our friends from RIoT, or learn how to leverage data models for delivering impact in a workshop by Jonathon Ortiz, data.world.

Unconference pitch sessions and voting begin at noon, followed by an afternoon of sessions led by the participants themselves in an unconference format. Come back on Saturday to participate in the Project Workday and hear pitches from a variety of teams and representatives of The Town of Cary, Community Expert Solutions, and more! 

See the NC Civic Camp full conference schedule here.

Those looking to form a team around a specific project are encouraged to use Saturday's workshop to practice their project pitches in a low-stress environment and gain valuable feedback.

Click here to register now! 

Smashing Boxes has a limited number of FREE event passes. If you'd like to score a free pass, fill out this contact form with your request to receive the FREE registration code.

Can’t make it this weekend? Save the date for this upcoming NC Open Pass Event: DataPalooza, an open data competition aimed at supporting community and economic improvements through coaching and cash prizes. This event takes place on November 14, 2019, from 5 pm - 8 pm and registration link and details will be available in the near future.

Need a space for your next meeting or event? Email suite4@smashingboxes.com to learn more about Suite 4, our 4,000 sq ft event space located in the heart of Downtown Durham. 


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