• Johnny's Tavern North

    410 N Second, LawrenceKS (map)
  • This informal gathering is for designers and developers to get together, grab some food and/or drinks, and talk shop. A lot of great discussions and networking happen organically at these meetings, don't miss out!


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  • Hammerspace

    440 E 63rd St , Kansas CityMO (map)
  • 1/2 block east of Oak St. on 63rd St.
  • Art Jam is a chance for art loving members of HammerSpace to spend some time socializing and working on art related projects in the company of other artist members. Multi-talented instructors, air brushing equipment, and other random, useful materials will be available.
    Art Jam is for HammerSpace members only, unless we are offering a group activity or class during the event.
    If you have an idea for an artistic technique you want to learn, or you're interested in TEACHING the group (and get paid for your time), send us an email and let us know! hammerspacehobby @ gmail 


  • Cerner Innovation Center

    10236 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • One of the key promises of Software Defined Networking (SDN) is network programmability. This session will focus on what open networking components are and how they come together. How to leverage open source tools such as ONIE, Ansible, Behave and Gitlab for not only provisioning, but for modernizing how you operate the data center day to day. Network Programmability that serves as not only a single source of configuration management, but the way you actually drive your network.
    Russ Starr

    Russ started out tinkering with Linux & BSD systems and networking. After gaining a BS in Computer Networking, Russ entered the industry as a network engineer/architect. After over a decade Russ got back to his Linux roots and went into OpenStack and open networking. At Cerner, he is a Sr. Technology Architect on the IaaS/OpenStack Engineering team.
    As a BBQ-capital native, Russ always enjoys smoking some meat while sipping a homebrew. If he's not watching the Royals with his wife and kids, Russ is probably bicycling, playing bass guitar, renovating his old house, or geeking out with audio & video.
    Kevin Witherstine
    Kevin Witherstine is a Systems Engineer at Cumulus Networks with over 20 years of networking industry experience and with a recent focus on SDN and virtual networking. Previous to Cumulus, Kevin has had stints with industry giants such as VMware, Cisco, and Juniper.

    Enter through the West gate (other entrances don’t give access to visitors).
    When you arrive, security will direct you where to park.

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  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W 19th Ter, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.090065 -94.586769

    • RSVPs open 10 days before the date of the event.
      Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and meet interesting people. We'll begin with brief introductions and an opportunity to talk about what we're each working on. We'll have members available to help beginning Python programmers with language basics and getting Python and related tools installed on their computers. We'll have plenty of time for more advanced topics, too.
      Audience: Everyone! We'll have something for all Python experience levels.
      What to bring: A laptop with WiFi and power cord.

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  • DST Systems Inc

    333 West 11th Street, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Spark has come a long way since it first showed up in our landscape. Lets spend a few moments looking at how far spark has come. Lets look at spark with Hadoop and spark without hadoop. In this discussion we will look at deploying spark the way that best suits your business and solves your data challenges. Taking a look spark in a converged data environment that maximizes your existing technology and skill set investments while allowing you to pick the flavors of the Apache ecosystem including spark that best fits real world use cases.

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  • DST Systems Inc

    1055 Broadway Floor 3 Room 308B, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • You Test Where? Performance Testing in DR and Prod!  presented by 2015 CMG Mullen Award Winner Kyle Parrish from  Fidelity Investments 
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    After Kyle's talk there will be a forum discussion where members will present real world examples of how to creatively aquire the performance data needed to build good models.

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    • Foo's Fabulous Frozen Custard

      9421 Mission Road, LeawoodKS (map)
    • Since July is frequently a "light" MeetUp month, as lots of people are on vacations or otherwise occupied, we've decided to do an informal "hack & help" MeetUp. Bring a project, or offer to help others.
      I propose we meet up about 7:00 at either Foo's Fabulous Frozen Custard at 9421 Mission Rd in Leawood or at KC Bier Company at 310 W 79th St. in Kansas City. Foo's has a comfortable seating area in the back with couches, high tops, and I believe a low table or two. I believe they're open until at least 9:00. KC Bier Co has long tables and bench style seating, which would work as long as we can commandeer a whole table. I'm not sure how busy they are on Thursday evening. They're open until 11:00. 
      I'm completely open to ideas for location, too. I thought of Tannin Wine Bar downtown. I'm not sure how welcoming they'd be to having a bunch of laptops out there, but there is/was a weekly meeting on Monday and they had it there for years. Snow & Co is an option, though I've personally never liked that place.


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