Tuesday, September 2, 2014

5:15 PM

  • Dimensional Innovations

    3421 Merriam Dr, Overland Park, KS (map)
    39.043839 -94.669662

  • Come into the main entrance & you'll see us.
  • My employer Dimensional Innovations is sponsoring the KC Tech Happy Hour at their office. Come get an inside look at our innovative design & fabrication shop all while enjoying food & drink and meet some of our team. We'll have various designers, innovators, techies, sales, and other staff here. Feel free to invite others too.
    It's a completely casual event. We'll do more of a 'meet n greet' til 6:15ish, go for a short tour & demo some of our projects, then more chatting/appetizers/drinks.
    Visit our website: http://www.dimin.com to learn more about the projects we've done.
    Please do us a favor and adjust your RSVP intentions as soon as you can. It will help us plan the food & drink supply accordingly.

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    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    6:30 PM

  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.090324 -94.586769

  • Join us at the Sprint Accelerator on Aug 28th for a look at how to use social media for your business! Our presenter will be Nadine Long, the National Healthcareer Association's Digital & Social Media Marketing Manager.
    Nadine Long is a social media and content strategist. She has worked with a wide range of clients on digital and social media projects, including USA Today, Tribune Media, Trump Hotels, South Dakota Tourism, Marriott and TV Guide. You can find her on Twitter as @nadineblong. She is not a social media ninja. If she was, you wouldn't be able to see her, and she would be fighting ALL the time.

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    BigDataSummitKC - Our Second Annual Big Data Event

    Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM
    - to -
    Friday, November 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM (CST)
    KC Convention Center/Bartle Hall
    301 W 13th St
    Kansas City, MO 64105

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    The Big Data Summit is the second annual convergence of software, systems, tools and techniques for managing, manipulating and interpreting data, big and small. This year’s Summit will bring together over 500 vendors, users, developers, thinkers and tinkerers from all areas of Big Data. From hardware to Hadoop, algorithms to analytics, virtualization to visualization, and data scientists to...

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    We hope you can make it!



  • Helzberg School of Management

    Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.032722 -94.570190

  • Massman Hall Room 250
  • Enabling Advanced Analytics: A Guided Tour of the Hadoop Ecosystem. Bob Wakefield will be walking through the individual Apache Hadoop projects and how to piece them together to create a modern data architecture that opens up new opportunities for analyst. This presentation is an outgrowth of his NoSQL presentation from a few months ago.
    Bob is an IT mercenary with over two decades in industry doing everything from crawling in dark dirty parts of buildings running CAT 5 to helping craft data strategy.

    Matt Habiger will talk about a collection of ideas on how to get predictive models from sandbox to production. Many PA projects fail (or are inefficient) because model builders are unable to actually implement what they've built. Matt will discuss several examples of implementation including how DonorBureau, his employer, has prepared itself to scale for future business growth.

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    Monday, August 25, 2014

    6:00 PM

  • Luminopolis HQ

    115 W. 18th St., Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.091625 -94.585350

  • We're on Floor 3 of the Bauer Building on 18th. We will try to have the front door open. If locked, please look us up on the phone box and we'll buzz you in.
  • Please note that we will start at 6pm.
    Put your coding skills to work for KCMO! The city has asked the Code for America Brigade for help in developing a tool that will increase engagement between the government and its citizens. This is right up CFA Brigade's alley. Think projects like http://www.smc-connect.org/ from San Mateo County or http://commons.codeforamerica.org/apps/textizen or http://commons.codeforamerica.org/apps/seeclickfix, but something uniquely Kansas City.
    Come meet and work with other civic-minded folks passionate about open government and civic tech! Hack Night is a weekly event hosted by Code for America, so come by and work on a civic project you have already started, start a new project, or collaborate with others on their projects. Bonus: we typically have snacks and booze!
    Be sure and sign up at the national Brigade site: brigade.codeforamerica.org
    And join our Google+ community too!

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    Monday, August 25, 2014

    6:00 PM

    Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)
    Learn how to use Glimpse to reveal what is happening within your ASP.NET MVC and WebForms sites. Instead of forcing you to go line by line inside your code, Glimpse does the work for you by telling you exactly what’s happening with each web request. After releasing Glimpse at Mix11, Glimpse has become a tool that is used daily by tens of thousands of developers around the world. See what features are included out of the box and see how you can easily extend it to suit your needs. For more information on Glimpse, see getglimpse.com.

    Presented By: Mik Molnar
    Nik Molnar is a New Yorker, Microsoft MVP, ASP & Azure Insider and co-founder of Glimpse, an open source diagnostics and debugging tool. Originally from Homestead Florida, Nik specializes in web development, web performance, web API's and community management. In his spare time, Nik can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen, hanging with his wife, speaking at conferences, and working on other open source projects.
    Sponsored By: PowerIT http://www.power-it.net/


    HUG Access SIG Meeting 6:30 pm, August 20, 2014, at JCCC, Regnier Center - 3rd Floor, RC 353

    Beginning Presentation:   Descendant's Database (4 generations)
    Presenter:  Bruce McKeithan

    Description:    How Microsoft Access can be used in a real world application.

    Advanced Presentation:   Using Access to Manage Data; importing and linking to external data sources

    Description:  Have you ever wanted to analyze corporate data when the corporate database doesn't have the tools to assist you? Explore how Access can be used to import and link data to help you with this analysis. Learn how to decide when to import or when to link to an external source with your Access Database.

    Jim Watkins is a senior developer for Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc. Jim has been developing solutions for clients since Access was introduced in 1992. HCCS is a 23 year old Computer Consulting firm located in Overland Park, Kansas specializing in providing custom solutions to real world challenges for their clients.

    One $10 Gift Certificates from Amazon.   Sponsored by: Heartland User's Group

    Book: Access 2013 All-in-One for Dummies
    Gain access to Access and discover a great way to store, organize, and share information.

    Give-away drawing for HUG members only.  Sponsored by: Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc.

    Upcoming Meetings: September 17, 2014 – RC 353, October 15, 2014 – RC 374

    Arlene Watkins
    President/CEO Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc.10104 W 105th St. Overland Park, KS 66212      


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