Tuesday, September 8, 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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  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)
  • Fostering A Culture Where Data Matters: Eating BIG DATA One Small Bite At A Time
    In a day and age where most companies and app developers are struggling to leverage the myriad of customer data points that they are presented with, this discussion will provide a logical framework for acquiring, understanding and monetizing their data. Presenter, Jason Delker will also share some insights that may be useful regarding technical approaches, organizational structure and the type of culture that it requires to make data matter.
    Jason (also known as Delk to those who know him) is the Chief Technology and Chief Data Officer at Pinsight. His responsibilities include platform architecture and development, data science, portal/web development and reporting. He also believes that coordinating and driving a culture of "making data matter" across the organization is one of his most important roles. With over 25 years of experience in the telecom/Internet industry, Delk has been issued 109 patents by the U.S. Patent Office, has worked at four startup companies and even sold Internet and telecom services door-to-door early in his career. This journey led him to Sprint, where he managed the development of Sprint's connected vehicle program and the first–ever Sprint mobile application development team in 2009. Delk graduated from the University of Detroit, home of famous sports commentator Dick Vitale, and is the lead guitar and vocalist for Kansas City's critically-acclaimed band, The Devil's Marmalade.

    Pizza and beverages will be provided. 
    Please enter Sprint Accelerator through the North door. 

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  • BetaBlox

    3101 Mercier, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • My cell is 816 730 4091. There is a large parking lot with plenty of parking; we take an elevator down to BetaBlox.
  • This is a great event for meeting people who are in the indie dev and gaming scene in KC. Some great conversations, some great games, and it is in a really cool space.
    There will be console game systems set up, as well as computers playing indie games. The CEO and lead web designer of Coinplay.io will be there (https://coinplay.io/).
    Some great conversations, some great games, and it is in a really cool space. BetaBlox is located in an old quarry; it's a really interesting office.
    I will be bringing some beer and caffeinated drinks to share.

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    Sprint Accelerator

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

  • Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and hang out. Bring your own project or work on one of the suggested projects below. We'll have members available to help beginning Python programmers with language basics and practice.
    Audience: Everyone! We'll have something for all Python experience levels.
    Things to bring: a wireless-enabled laptop and power cord
    Sessions On Demand (SOD): These demand-based sessions will have facilitators available.
    Beginners Boostrap: Just getting started with Python? We'll help you get everything you need to learn Python installed on your computer. Here are some good resources for learning Python:
    • Python.org: The Python Tutorial
    • Michael Kennedy: Python Cheat Sheet
    • Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
    • Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python
    • Learn Python the Hard Way
    • CodingBat Code Practice: Python Practice Problems
    Django Jam: A session for discussing all things Django.
    Tools & Tips: A session about the practical aspects of Python programming. Editor or IDE? MySQL, PostgreSQL, or NoSQL? virtualenv or virtual machine?
    Build Your Own Session (BYOS): Don't like any of these sessions? How about facilitating one of your own? It's always nice to hear new voices and viewpoints.

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    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    7:00 PM

    Garmin International

    1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, KS (map)

  • Abstract
    The many benefits of a RESTful architecture has made it the standard way in which to design web based APIs. For example, the principles of REST state that we should leverage standard HTTP verbs which helps to keep our APIs simple. Server components that are considered RESTFul should be stateless which help to ensure that they can easily scale. We can leverage caching to gain further performance and scalability benefits.
    However, the best practices of REST and security often seem to clash. How should a user be authenticated in a stateless application? How can a secured resource also support caching? Securing RESTful endpoints is further complicated by the the fact that security best practices evolve so rapidly.
    In this talk Rob will discuss how to properly secure your RESTful endpoints. Along the way we will explore some common pitfalls when applying security to RESTful APIs. Finally, we will see how the new features in Spring can greatly simplify securing your RESTful APIs.
    Open source enthusiast; Project Lead for @SpringSecurity, Spring Session, @SpringLDAP; @SpringFramework commiter; Employed by @pivotal; Author
    Location Details 
    Garmin's address is 1200 E 151st, Olathe, KS 66062 
    For your convenience, navigate to point B on this map of Garmin's campus.
    • When you reach 151st and Ridgeview you can find our location by finding the tallest building at Garmin (image).
    • You will be able to enter through the left most door until 6:55 pm when the doors will be locked (image).
    • The regular lot is under construction. Please park in the garage (near the entrance) or the new lot near Ridgeview. You will need enter the North East Doors as usual.
    All guests to Garmin need to register (with Frank) upon entering the North Lobby. The doors will need to be locked at 6:55 so Frank can attend the meeting, therefore if you are late you will need to contact Frank directly via meetup.  
    • 6 - 7pm - Social Hour with food provided by genesis10
    • 7pm - Presentation
    • Afterwards anyone who is interested is invited to join us at Austin’s Bar and Grill located at 2103 E 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062 for an informal social sponsored by genesis10. They will provide a beverage for all attendees and some appetizers. For directions, click here

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    Registration is Open

    The registration for 2015 Lean Agile KC 2015 is now open! Please join us on October 27, 2015 at the KU Edwards campus.

    LAKC 2015 will be the first conference in Kansas City devoted solely to Lean and Agile learning. The conference will feature cutting edge topics like Lean UX, Lean Startup and DevOps, in addition to the more familiar topics of coaching Agile teams, culture, and organizational change. The full day will feature:
    • Opening Keynote from Dan Vacanti “Why Size Doesn’t Matter”
    • Closing Keynote from Matt Anderson “Follow the Yellow Brick Road – Continuous Delivery, #NoEstimates and DevOps, Oh My!"
    • Regional speakers covering a wide variety of topics . Stay tuned, a few of these speakers and topics are still to be announced!
    • Open KC - A unique opportunity to have casual, in-depth discussions throughout the day.  Topics can be promoted during the morning’s Market Place or in any open slot throughout the day. 

    Early bird pricing of $125 will continue through 9/30 or until the conference sells out. Full price will be $150.

    For questions, please send email to: info@leanagilekc.com


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    September 16 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Come hear how the American Royal team is using social media when the local press isn’t always the most positive.
    Jeremy Povenmire, director of sales and marketing for the American Royal, will share great examples of what has worked for them.
    As an added bonus, we will be drawing from attendees for two passes to the American Royal World Series of Barbecue.
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