Wednesday, December 2, 2015

7:00 PM

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  • This is just a placeholder to make it clear that there will be no meetup for December due to the holidays.
    We plant to resume meetups on February 3.

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    Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    6:30 PM

  • Centriq

    8700 State Line Rd. Suite 200, Leawood, KS (map)

  • The project's model is defined, and now it's time to setup Entity Framework to generate our database.  Come join us as we represent our model in classes and configure Entity Framework to build our database.  Don't forget to bring the model for your project along with your laptop.  This will be a working meeting.

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    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    7:00 PM

  • Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen

    1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
  • Open to anyone in the area who is interested in developing video games. In order to have a little structure, we'll try to do a couple things each week:
      Introduce new members. What have you worked on, game related or not? What do you want to work on next?
      Discuss this week's conversation starter. Some article, video or game that we can dig into a little.
      Members can present any games they're working on, for feedback or just to brag.
    Of course, it's all very informal. The main goal is interesting conversation(s) about our passion.
    Looking forward to it!

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    December 14th, 2015 Meeting

    The last HOADB2UG meeting for 2015 is coming up on Monday December 14th.  I am excited to have Linda Claussen, a Senior Systems Advisor for Themis, Inc. present for us.  Our second guest speaker is Marichu Scanlon, who is with the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory.
    Here is the tentative agenda for the December 14th meeting:
    8:00 to 8:30 am Check in and continental breakfast
    8:30 to 8:35 am IBM
    IBM Announcements – Shri Shrimali, IBM
    8:35 to 10:00 am – Linda Claussen - Part 1
    10:00 to 10:15 am Break
    10:15 to 11:30 am – Linda Claussen - Part 2
    11:30 to 12:30 pm Lunch
    12:30 to 12:35 pm Stefan Kolev, President
    User Group Announcements
    12:35 to 2:00 pm –  Marichu Scanlon - Part 1
    2:00 to 2:15 pm Break
    2:15 to 3:30 pm – Marichu Scanlon - Part 2
    More Information:
    Speaker Bios:
    Linda Claussen - A frequent speaker at conferences and user groups, Linda's 40+ years of experience spans the various roles of application developer, project manager, Data Base Administration and Systems Programmer. Linda's first exposure to DB2 started with DB2 1.1 and since the late 80’s she has been actively engaged in consulting and training assignments to large DB2 environments. She has frequently worked with new DB2 sites performing the initial DB2 install, providing training and consulting to the Project Leader, DBAs and Application staff responsible for the initial DB2 pilot project and conducting design reviews to insure successful project implementation. Linda is currently a senior systems advisor for Themis, Inc., a past member of the IBM DB2 GOLD Consultants program and a current member of the IBM consultants advisory counsel.

    Using DB2 for z/OS Extended Features to Solve Complex Requirements
    Throughout the last several releases of DB2 for z/OS IBM has introduced extended features to address complex data access requirements. Making informed choices in the utilization of MQTs, Table Expressions, Clone tables, Global Temporary Tables, Archive and Temporal Tables, surrogate keys, and more are critical to performance. This 2 part session helps the application developer and database administrator in the selection, use and implementation of the extended features of DB2 to solve complex performance problems.


              Create and manage array data types, surrogate keys,  MQTs, clones, triggers, temporal tables, temporary tables, hash tables, LOBs, and more
              Make informed advanced feature selection choices.
              Identify key strengths and weaknesses of selected features.

    Data Server Manager Overview and Demo
    Customers have always had separate tools for database administration, performance monitoring, configuration management, and query tuning. Now you can do all of these tasks using one tool. IBM® Data Server Manager Base Edition (DSM) is available as a no-charge download from Developer Works. DSM Base Edition is a simple, scalable, and smart solution to administer, monitor, manage, and optimize the performance of IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows databases across the enterprise. Available with DB2 for Advanced Enterprise Server Edition and as a Business-value offering is the IBM Data Server Manager Enterprise Edition. The Enterprise Edition includes historical monitoring and analysis, smart alerting, client configuration and monitoring, query tuning, and more. Both editions offer a lightweight setup option for real-time monitoring and administration. DSM Enterprise Edition requires a repository database that can be created and setup before or after DSM is up and running. Today, you will see a high-level overview of DSM and then we will go through a demo of the product.
    Member Fees
    The membership fees for 2015 remain unchanged from 2014 and the breakdown is as follows:

    2015 Fee Structure:
    Annual Membership $180.00
    Pay in Advance Single Event $ 55.00
    Late Registration/Walk in Single Event $ 65.00

    Please Note:  There are options to purchase annual memberships as well as individual meetings through the website.

    Meeting Location
    A reminder that our meetings are held at Kansas University -
    Edwards Campus, Regnier Building at 127th and Quivira in Overland
    *** Please note this is the Regnier Building at KU-E, NOT the ***
    *** Regnier Building at Johnson County Community College. ***
    Kansas University - Edwards Campus
    12600 Quivira Rd
    Overland Park, KS 66213-2402

    Maps and directions are available here:

    The Regnier building is in the southeast corner of the complex, and you will find parking in front of that building off of 127th St. Our exact room will be posted on the information screen as you enter the building.


  • Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)

  • Let's relax and have show and tell! Our annual potluck and demo night in December gives everyone the chance to see others' work and to have the chance to win valuable prizes! We will spend the evening sharing a potluck dinner, seeing what everyone's been up to during the past year, and exploring new tools and techniques with Creative Cloud. This is our "annual demo night" and it also gives us the chance to give away a complete year's subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud to one lucky winner.
    When you RSVP, tell us what you're willing to show and tell.
    Here's how to get more chances to win...
    • Just by showing up, you'll receive a raffle ticket.

    • Having earned one for each meeting you've attended since June, those raffle tickets will be added to the pile.

    • If you bring at least one food item for the potluck, you'll receive an additional raffle ticket.

    • If you give a demo of something you've worked on, are currently learning, or just want to show off a technique or tool you've discovered, you'll receive an additional raffle ticket. Demos are limited to 10 minutes.

    • If you want to buy an additional raffle ticket, they are $10 each and the funds will be used to help pay Meetup costs for the group ($180/year) plus incidental expenses.

    This is always a fun meeting, and gives us the chance to look up from our computers and see what else is going on around us. Come prepared to eat, have fun, and win prizes!
    See you there!

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    Help us Stock the Shoppe at the SMCKC December 4 breakfast
    It's not too late to get tickets for the Friday, December 4 SMCKC breakfast. We're asking if attendees will help us support the Eric Berry Foundation and Think Big Coworking Stock the Shoppe Toy Drive at Children's Mercy. This year, they're hoping to collect 1,600 new toys/gifts, 400 books and 300 stuffed animals for children ages newborn to 21 years old.
    Not sure what to donate? Take a peek at the most-needed items on their wish list. We will have containers at the breakfast to collect items. Hope to see you there!
    Register Now


    Next up, Monday December 7th:  At Think Big Partners for ”Holiday Cheer with UXPAKC and Connecting for Good.”   Join UXPA-KC for holiday cheer in December! Our friends from Connecting for Good will share how they are helping Kansas Citians get online and up-to-speed with computing skills and access to the internet. In the spirit of the giving, we'll be collecting donations of old working computers. We will also have a raffle with awesome prizes to raise funds for Connecting for Good.  Get your tickets here:  


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