Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO


WELDING FOR EVERYONE! In the Welding for Everyone class, the instructor will cover basic welding techniques. A variety of useful welding methods will be demonstrated and then repeated by the students. Open to beginners as well as those who have prior experience. Please bring a long sleeved, preferably denim shirt with you to protect your arms. The class will introduce you to flux-core wire feed, MIG and ARC welding. For ages: 18-118 (All materials included) Seating is limited.

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


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Stowers Institute 1000 E 50th St, Kansas City,

Please join us for an evening of looking at the exciting past month of PHP news and learning about interesting concepts and projects in PHP and software development.

Light refreshments will be provided. Join us to meet new people, discuss PHP, and learn something new.

Our Evening Meeting Format

We love Web Development and all things PHP. Our meetings are often a little free-formed, but we shoot for this schedule:

6:00pm - Mingling / Meet and Greet

6:15pm - Lightning Talk: Last Month in PHP

6:30pm - David Stanley ( - Getting ready for scale: Load testing your API with Gatling

Well, today is the day. You've spent the last 4 months working on an API and today is the day it goes live. From unit tests to integration tests, you've put in the work and are confident the system will perform.

But... Are you sure? You haven't tested this under load yet. At what level of traffic will performance begin to degrade? What are the most expensive operations? When this thing breaks, how will it break? And what will break first? Are the thresholds for auto-scaling set up in a way that makes sense?

This is where Gatling ( can help out. In this talk, I'll cover the basic use of this tool and how you can integrate it into a PHP project. From filling out forms to uploading files, we'll cover the basic scenarios that can give you the confidence to deploy and run an app at scale - simple operations that verify an endpoint functions as well as complex scenarios that throw thousands of requests at your system. Additionally, I'll demonstrate how to vary traffic levels and request patterns to approximate actual production usage. Finally, we'll use New Relic to gain performance insights while the test scenario is running.

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All Developers Welcome!

We understand Web Developers often come from all backgrounds, and many work in more languages than PHP. Whether you're curious and just starting out, dabble in PHP on the weekends, write custom PHP on a daily basis, work in a framework like Symfony, Zend Framework, Silex, Slim, Laravel, CakePHP or customize CMS products like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla; our goal is that you will find something new, useful and thought provoking.

Interested in giving a presentation to the group, or demoing something you're working on? Contact one of the organizers through Meetup or talk after a monthly meeting to sign up!

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM , ,

• What we'll do
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2018 is shaping up to be the year machine learning gains widespread implementation as enterprises prepare for the future of artificial intelligence.  Are you ready?   Want to leverage your IT and data investments as you make the climb?  Join us on February 27th at 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time as IBM experts and industry leaders share a fast, scalable approach toward reimagining IT with machine learning.  This one-hour special broadcast will take you through the steps to prepare for the big move, including demos on how to best collect, oranize, secure and analyze your data.  Learn how machine learning will accelerate the journey to AI as it penetrates businesses and enterprise functions while it redefines entire industries.

Rob Thomas, General Manager of IBM Analytics will host the webcast.  Hear from leaders in the industry:
- Katie Linendoll, Writer & Contributor for TODAY show
- Jeremiah Owyang, Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights
- Vitaly Tsivin, EVP Business Intelligence for AMC Networks
- Alissa Hess, Executive Director of Enterprise Machine Learning, USAA
- Sam Lightstone, IBM Fellow,  Master Inventor and Author
- Trisha Mahoney, Product Marketer & Data Scientist, IBM Data Science Experience
- Dinesh Nirmal, Vice President, IBM Analytics Development
- Madhu Kochar, Vice President, IBM Analytics Product Development & Client Success
- And SPECIAL GUEST - Garry Kasparov, World Champion of Chess, founder of the Kasparov Chess Foundation.

You will also see demos of machine learning in leading-edge data and analytics products:
- See how IBM infuses machine learning into the way it interacts with customers
- See how you can securely train a model behind your firewall, then easily deploy on the cloud with one click
- See futuristic technology that takes database performance to a new level
- See how ML accelerates the process of classifying data while increasing its quality

This event is hosted in New York City, USA and will be broadcast at 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. If you cannot make this time, sign up for the calendar reminder to access the replay date and time.

Sign up now for a calendar reminder on February 27th -

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM TBD TBD, Kansas City, MO

The Kansas City Search Engine Marketing Association is dedicated to educating the local business community about the benefits of Search Engine Marketing and helping aspiring and existing SEMs advance their careers.

Kansas City Search Engine Marketing Association - Click here for event


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Northwest Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

This month we're going to talk about Docksal ( and maybe some alternatives like Lando ( Be sure to bring any questions or ideas you might have about local development (or anything Drupal related), should have plenty of time for Q&A.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VinSolutions 5700 Broadmoor Street, Mission, KS

C# IOC and DI for Mocking and Testing

This is a walk through and conversation of how to use Dependency Injection (DI) and Inversion of Control (IOC) to work with mocking objects when actual integration is not possible. We will also explore how DI and IOC assist isolation of objects for unit testing and how to extend testing to multiple concretions. Both .NET Framework 4 and Core 2 examples will be provided.


Ken Hill @flipthetrain (

Ken has been creating software since he was 9 years old. He has worked on an Apple II, Timex Sinclair ZX-81, Commodore Vic-20, 64, 128, Radio Shack TRS-80, PDP-11, IBM Mainframe, HP Tandem, and PC (DOS, OS\2, Windows, Linux, BSD). Languages include BASIC, Fortran, C (+,++,#), Java, JavaScript and Node.js, COBOL, and Mark IV. Ken is currently a Cloud Architect at UMB designing solutions using .NET Core 2, Angular 5, and Microsoft Azure.


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Sara Lamb

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 11:30:00 AM Longboards 5415 Johnson Dr, Mission, ks

• What we'll do
Join us for February's luncheon at Longboards in Mission. It's a Hawaiian restaurant and a place I'm excited to try.


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