Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM Harpo's Bar and Grill (In the back room) 4109 Pennsylvania, Kansas City , MO

The National Weather Service Kansas City office has become recognized nationwide for its unique way of interacting with its users through social media. By engaging its users using humor, creativity and a sense of understanding of their interests, the NWS in Kansas City has built a solid relationship with the community it serves, including thousands of people who would be otherwise unfamiliar with the NWS and its services. This relationship building has become critical to maximizing the reach and effectiveness of potentially life-saving information when the weather takes a turn for the worse.

At this Meetup you'll learn how the NWS:

Breaks down complicated scientific processes to a basic level of understanding.Maximizes the effectiveness of critical information by establishing a foundation of trust among your users.Builds trust by showing the human behind your service and connecting to users on a personal level.

NOTE - This Meetup does not actually cover WordPress

About the speaker

Dan Hawblitzel is a senior meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Kansas City. He is in charge of the social media program at the office which has become one of the most recognized NWS social media programs in the nation. His work to improve the communication of forecast and weather hazards is now in use at multiple NWS offices across the country.

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We'll be in the back room at Harpo's in Westport. More info about Harpo's -


Meetup Schedule 

• Networking - Chat with other group members: 7pm 
• Attendee introductions - 7:15pm 
• Presentation - 7:30pm 
• Chat and talk shop - Following presentation, until as late as you want


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We'll be in the back room - past the bar, to the left. Click here for event


Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

Every Thursday, the members of Hammerspace gather to socialize, network, and meet new members of the space. We welcome the community at large to come down during this time to explore the workshop, check out all of the tools, fabrication equipment and work space made available to HammerSpace members, and ask questions of our community of Hammerspace users.

There is a concession stand and kids playroom available, and the evening is always the origin point of new and amazing creative ideas.

Tours are led every 30 minutes for those curious about the tools and capabilities of the facility and staff. This is a free event, open to the public.

1/2 block east of Oak St. on 63rd St. Click here for event


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the anticipated speaker for this month is unable to lead the conversation scheduled for this Thursday.   Thus we'll forego this months meeting.  I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend and can join us in June!



Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM The District Pour House & Kitchen 7122 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO

This month we will be teaching Cynefin via Legos and playing X-Team Silos - getting in T-Shape.

The X-Team Silos game helps to highlight the difference when we allow ourselves to conquer tasks outside of our expertise. We will play the game to jump start change and create a collaborative atmosphere.

The Cenefyn Lego game will help us explore four of the fie domains of Dave snowden's Cynefin Framework. We will go through four exercises using Legos to solve problems and work in a context designed to create a simple, complicated, complex, and chaotic system. Playing this game will show us how to figure out what is going on in the organizational structures and communication in the specific system we are working in.

Appetizers will be provided, sponsored by Blueshift Innovation!

Please RSVP if you're planning to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

GALE KC's mission is to provide a safe place to learn about new tools to solve problems in knowledge work, and/or ways to teach agile and lean concepts.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM Live Webinar, Kansas City, KS

During this talk we will be demonstrating Data Science Experience (DSX), a Gartner's recommended collaborative platform with Data Science and Machine learning capabilities. If you are a data scientist using Open Source technologies such as python, R, Apache Spark and Tensorflow, join us to explore building models and the platform's unique capability to automatically identify and build models that can then be deployed in several contexts.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 3:00:00 PM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

Fidget Spinners are all the rage right now, and HammerSpace is hosting a class where you can make your very own out of 3D printed parts and high quality bearings!

During this class, students will get to choose from a wide variety of color casings for their fidget spinner (including UV color changing and glow-in-the-dark). The instructor will then teach you how to open and prepare the different types of bearings for maximum spin time and balance, then everyone will assemble their spinners.

Nathan Hall of Rocketman Toys makes and sells fidget spinners of all shapes, sizes, and colors right here in the KC area. His spinners are high quality, and usually spin for 60-90 seconds at a time. In addition to being the instructor for this class, he will also have pre-assembled fidget spinners for sale at HammerSpace during the class if you wish to pick some up while you're there.

For ages: 8-108 years old

This and all classes are open to BOTH HammerSpace members AND non-members, but you must RSVP and prepay for this class if you wish to attend. There is also a Noon-1:00pm session of this same class on the same Saturday.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM Technology Group Solutions 8551 Quivira, Lenexa, KS

A general introduction to Ansible, with Q+A afterwards.

Just North of 87th and Quivira in Lenexa. Click here for event


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Computer Humor Slideshow
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