Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 1:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Everyone loves printing HUGE images on canvas! Create that special piece of decor for your home, or that unusual gift for your truly weird brother-in-law.

In this class we'll print the image of your choice on Canvas using the Large Format Printer then construct a Canvas Stretcher to mount it on. Student may want to bring their own Computer​ to the class and should be comfortable around Basic Woodworking Tools​ like drills, clamps, staple guns, and saws.

The cost of the class includes a 36 x 24 inch canvas print. If you would like to print something larger we are happy to accommodate you, but there will be a charge of $15 for each additional foot of canvas used.

In this two hour class we will cover:

● Selecting and preparing images to be printed

● Setting up the printer

● Printing your image

● Building a simple wood Canvas Stretcher in the Hammerspace Woodshop

● Mounting your Image on your Stretcher

If you are not a Hammerspace member, please arrive early so we can get you sorted out with a safety waiver and WiFi Password. We will be using woodworking tools and searching/downloading images online.

45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM , ,

Learn how to get started with the basics of marketing automation with your WordPress website.

This session covers basic strategies, tactics and tools for turning your lifeless WordPress website into an automated marketing machine.

Come ready to discuss! Share with attendees what types of automation you're currently doing and how it's working for your WordPress business website.

NOTE - This session is focused toward business websites, but is valuable for websites of every type.

The Speaker: Travis Pflanz

Travis Pflanz is a search engine optimization strategist and owner of WebWorks of KC - <a></a>; Travis specializes in SEO for small businesses who target local customers and clients.

When not building WordPress websites and creating SEO strategies, Travis volunteers at Wayside Waifs Humane Society, Spay & Neuter KC and organizes the Kansas City Dog Club – a social club for dog lovers and their pooches.

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Meetup Schedule

• Networking - Chat with other group members: 7pm 
• Attendee introductions: 7:15pm 
• Presentation: ~7:30pm 
• Chat and talk shop - Following presentation


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Monday, August 28, 2017 at 6:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO Click here for event


Monday, August 28, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM C2FO 4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS

Architects often utilize iterative, creative processes that help them develop the end effect of their design.  Distilled in this creative process is the ability of an architect to take on a variety of positional arguments and organize the details into a finite and meaningful experience.  Can the world of architecture offer frameworks for improving the world of data science?  I will illustrate a variety of creative methods used by architects and juxtapose these against a variety of issues in Data Science.  My aim is to provide alternative methods and ways of thinking to improve your own working processes in order to craft the details of Data Science into a finite and meaningful experience.

Kevin Rooney, Ph.D., is a Data Scientist for Scientific Affairs at PRA Health Sciences International.  Dr. Rooney is an interdisciplinarian between science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics with a focus on big data/real world evidence analytics for the healthcare industry.  Dr. Rooney has presented at the Salk Institute for the Academy of Neuroscience for Architects and at the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology "Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy for the International Conference on Spatial Cognition.  He is published in Frontiers in Psychology titled "Focal and Ambient Processing of Built Environments" and has been invited to publish a review of "Experience, Culture, Cognition and Common Sense" in Intertwining.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 6:30:00 PM C2FO 4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS


Functional Programming Fundamentals

Functional programming is rapidly gaining momentum as a mainstream programming paradigm. It has been adopted by major players: from Facebook's Haskell based spam filter, to F# - Microsoft's own functional language. But, despite the hype, it is still a mystery to many. This talk aims to demystify the basic functional programming concepts by explaining how functional programming naturally evolves from lambda calculus, and how to use it to write robust and highly declarative code.

C2FO will be providing food and drinks for everyone to enjoy.

Speaker Bio

Leo is a Sr. Software Engineer at Cerner Corporation, where he, along with 2 other people, designed a functional inspired UI framework. His unhealthy obsession with functional programming started a couple of years ago, by painfully learning Haskell. It now has degraded into Elm, Purescript, and dependent types.

Sponsor Info

C2F0 - 4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy #400A, Fairway, KS 66205

Getting There

Visual Queues: The building immediately west of Stroud's on Shawnee Mission Parkway. Micro-directions: When you get to the building, there is a parking garage on the back side with an entrance to the 3rd floor. Directly after walking through the double doors immediately turn left and walk towards the 2nd suite on your left.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 5:30:00 PM GRID Collaborative Workspace 12022 Blue Valley Parkway, Overland Park, KS

Join us for an evening of snacks, beer and wine while exploring the Oracle Cloud.  Ric Hall from Oracle will be speaking on Oracle's Infrastructure As A Service storage technologies.  How are companies today using storage in the cloud to improve their IT infrastructure strategy?  Join us for an evening of fun and education.  We'll start at 5:30 with snacks and drinks and follow with a presentation from Ric Hall.  See you there!

- Steve Ries

12022 Blue Valley Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66213 Click here for event


Monday, August 28, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Think Big Partners 1712 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

Interested in helping the Kansas City area? Great! Whether or not you know how to code, you can help by joining us to work on civic hacking to create a better Kansas City and surrounding cities. Bring projects, ideas, designs, laptops, data, and friends.

Meeting Format

6:00 - Social / Networking
6:15 - Kickoff and Introductions
6:25 - New Member Orientation and Hacking

(7:00 ~ Pizza arrives -- first Mondays only)
7:45 - Wrap up - get project updates

Location: Think Bit CoWorking on the West side of the building.

Please RSVP so that we know how many snacks & drinks to bring.

Civic Heroes of all types welcome! This event is for coders and non-coders alike -- as long as you're interested in making government more transparent and building interesting things for our city, you're more than welcome!

Bring a laptop: If you intend on getting some hands-on hacking done (it's ok if you can't but it definitely helps to have one).

On first Mondays, there will be pizza! We'll be getting some 'za from Sizzle Pie, so there will be a vegetarian option.

If you have something you'd like to work on or are excited about, please let us know via the meetup or at the hack night itself. We are growing our initiative and the energy comes from the community.

Code for Kansas City has a Code of Conduct! Please always be respectful and help us keep our events welcoming, positive, productive environments for everyone.

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