Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen 1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO

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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Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

This is a great class for both children (10 years or older) AND adults who are interested in electronics or programming with Arduino, and want to learn how to make LEDs blink, program buttons, or use sensors.

Price: $45/kit (adults can accompany children in this class at no extra charge)

All materials included. Please bring your laptop for coding.

Course objectives:

Learn to solder surface mount components

Learn to solder through hole components--Learn to program digital outputs (blink lights)

Learn to program digital inputs (button)

Learn to program analog outputs (fading lights)

Learn to program analog inputs (light sensor)

Course outline:

Solder the Hammes Hacks Intro to Arduino Shield --Program the Arduino!

What to bring:

Laptop to write programs

Glasses if you need them to read a book or look at a projector

Demonstration videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzUWGo-a7EA&list=PLOODSiZqm-6Vm45pemXBhKMmCtVTKruHo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzUWGo-a7EA&list=PLOODSiZqm-6Vm45pemXBhKMmCtVTKruHo)

Example codes are included in the comments

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


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM The Bar 6101 Johnson Dr., Mission, ks


We're excited to announce our annual year-end forum. Come join the conversation as we explore the challenges of finding success and happiness as a software professional. Whether you are fresh out of college or a seasoned professional you will find value as our panel of renowned speakers share their insights and experiences.

We'll discuss topics such as:

Being a Polyglot Professional: Pushing the boundaries of personal knowledge.

Our panel will discuss the pros and cons of being specialized in a specific technology vs investing time in building a broad base of technical skills.

Stepping outside your comfort zone: finding uncommon paths that lead to professional growth.

There are many ways to reach your goals, but most of them involve doing something new and uncomfortable. The panel will talk about how they have been impacted by taking on challenges that forced them to step outside of their comfort zones.

Seizing the opportunity: taking a calculated risk for success.

We look at successful people and think about how lucky they must have been, when in fact, their "luck" was created by taking a risk when they saw an opportunity. We will have our panel share stories of the times they have taken risks and seized opportunity.

Staying Productive: Getting the most out of your time.

Why do some days feel productive while others feel like you would have gotten as much done if you stayed in bed? We'll ask our panel to share some of the habits and routines that help them stay focused and motivated when they have a "Case of the Mondays."

Networking: Making friends and influencing people

The adage "It's not what you know, but who you know" still holds true today, whether it's about getting work or help solving a problem. We'll talk about the importance of having strong professional relationships and ask our panel how their careers have been influenced by their network of contacts. 

Panel Members:

Chase Aucion @ChaseAucoin
Heather Downing @quorralyne
John Alexander @JohnAlexander
Jon Mills @jonathanfmills
Lyndsey Padget @LyndseyPadget

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Monday, November 27, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM , , Click here for event


Monday, November 27, 2017 at 6:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO Click here for event


Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 3:00:00 PM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

If you've ever wanted to get into 3D printing, but don't quite know how to get started, then this is the class for you! 3D Printing & Design class, going on every other Saturday at Hammerspace. Learn how to design objects to be printed, as well as how to operate a 3D printer. No prior knowledge required.

Bring your laptop so you can get set up to get started on designing your first 3D creation. 

FYI: There are two ONI 3D printer set up in the HammerSpace 'Big Room' available to members of HammerSpace. 

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Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

This is a 3D Printer Build/Repair Clinic for those who need assistance building or repairing their 3D printer. Tom Newell, local inventor and distributor of ONI 3D printers will be walking you through the build or repair of your ONI 3D printer or any other brand of 3D printer you bring in with you. Spare parts for ONI printers will be on hand for sale during this clinic.

Take Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. to 45th St. Click here for event


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