Tricension | Eliminating Technical Obstacles, Realizing Business Potential

Join Tricension on Wednesday, May 11th 

RSVP NOW and reserve your spot for breakfast and networking on Wednesday, May 11th from 7:30-9:00am. Hear from the region's leading experts on Big Data and learn how companies and communities are leveraging information to improve our daily lives.
Panelists include:
  • David Longstreet, Sr. Data Scientist, H&R Block
  • Brent Lockee, Data Scientist, Tricension
  • Jeremy Fisher, Director of Development & Data Science, DST Systems
  • Julie Geltmaker Steenson, Deputy Performance Officer, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Matthew Habiger, Manager of Data Science, Pinsight Media+ (powered by Sprint)




4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS (map)

  • C2FO is on the 3rd floor of the building (room 308A). You should enter by way of the front doors that are nearest to Stroud's.
  • RSVPs open 10 days before the date of the event.
    C2FO is on the 3rd floor of the building (room 308A). You should enter by way of the front doors that are nearest to Stroud's. 
    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:
    • The Python Tutorial
    • Michael Kennedy: Python Cheat Sheet
    • Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
    • 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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  • Sprint Accelerator

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

  • Interested in helping the Kansas City area?  Great! Whether or not you know how to code, you can help by joining us to work on civic hacking to create a better Kansas City and surrounding cities. Bring projects, ideas, designs, laptops, data, and friends.
    Meeting Format
    6:00 - Social / Introductions 6:10 - New Member Orientation 6:20 - Project Pitches
    See if there are any updates on projects
    See if anyone has a new project they would like to work on Pitch existing projects to work on
    6:30 - Work on projects (7:00 ~ Pizza arrives -- first Mondays only)  7:45 - Wrap up - get project updates

    Location: Community Room on the South side of the building.
    Please RSVP so that we know how many snacks & drinks to bring.
    Civic Heroes of all types welcome! This event is for coders and non-coders alike -- as long as you're interested in making government more transparent and building interesting things for our city, you're more than welcome!
    Bring a laptop: If you intend on getting some hands-on hacking done (it’s ok if you can’t but it definitely helps to have one).
    On first Mondays, there will be pizza! We'll be getting some 'za from Sizzle Pie, so there will be a vegetarian option.
    If you have something you'd like to work on or are excited about, please let us know via the meetup or at the hack night itself. We are growing our initiative and the energy comes from the community.
    Code for Kansas City has a Code of Conduct! Please always be respectful and help us keep our events welcoming, positive, productive environments for everyone.
    Connect with Us:
    • Join our Code for KC email list.
    Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC
    • Join us on Slack:
    Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham:
    Code For Kansas City presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy.

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    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    6:30 PM

  • Centriq

    8700 State Line Rd. Suite 200, Leawood, KS (map)

  • --  How to setup your own SSH based GIT server
    --  How to setup your own file-system based GIT server
    --  Creating the Repository
    --  Usage of most of the commands including merging / rebasing / stashing / squashing
    --  Showing actual workflow during a project
    --  Interaction between members of a team

    Ray Harris Mini-Bio:

    Ray has been in the IT industry for over 20 years. He has functioned as a software analyst, developer, project manager and software architect in the transportation arena; mutual fund financial services arena; health provider and insurance arena; mechanical engineering arena; video, voice and data cable provider arena; and most recently, the IT Benchmarking arena. Ray has experience in all areas of software development and architecture including COBOL/DB2 batch data processing, client server data processing and internet web applications in both the Microsoft .NET and Java/J2EE environments. He was the project leader for several conversions on the mutual fund data processing environment of DST Systems, including the Russell Funds (a $2.4 Trillion Investment firm) - creator of the Russell 2000 Index. Ray has experience as the lead java architect on the Suddenlink Inc. (a 1.4 million customer cable company) Customer Selfcare Portal system, and the ITHC Benchmarking system. He was also the technical lead on several other projects: the Wells Dairy Blue Bunny ice cream website, the Burger King restaurant management portal, the HNTB (a $4 Billion Mechanical Enginering firm) Engineering Sales/Marketing/Project management website, the Simon Malls vendor/partner management website, and the QWEST circuit pricing project. Ray graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematical Sciences. Ray received his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1990 from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Currently, Ray is consulting for Balance Point Corp., is a part owner of an IT Benchmarking company, teaches at Penn Valley Community College, and owns his own consulting company.

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    Friday, May 13, 2016 3:00 PM

    Borderwars, the annual convention of the Heart of America Historical Miniature Gaming Society (HA-HMGS) is just around the corner May 13-15, 2016 at the Overland Park Ramada, 7240 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Overland Park, KS.
    Borderwars features miniatures (historical, fantasy, and steampunk), a DBA tournament, Highlander CCG, board games, and card games. All that, plus a silent auction and dealers new and old with wares to suit every taste!


    Friday - 3pm - Midnight
    Saturday - 8am - Midnight
    Sunday - 10am - 4pm 
    Important: Don't forget that paid RPGKC members get a $5 discount on admission at the door.

    Ramada Overland Park

    7240 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Overland Park, KS (map)

  • Borderwars, the historical, fantasy, and steampunk miniatures convention is upon us! May 13-15 in Overland Park. I'm not much of a miniatures gamer, but attended last year and had a blast, and you will too! Get the details and ask for your RPGKC membership discount:

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    Ignition II is coming: We need your help
    July 16 | 9:00 a.m.
    Ignition, the one day event designed to collide KC area nonprofits with the best and brightest marketing minds, is back. We’re looking to again develop complete social media campaigns to enhance their online presence and provide richer outreach to their donors, volunteers, and their communities.
    • If you're able to volunteer, please let us know more about yourself.
    • If you're a non-profit in need of help, please let our team know.
    ​To help, we're selling limited edition t-shirts with a unique logo. All proceeds go to help Ignition. Only 10 days left before the sale ends!
    Order a Shirt


    June Breakfast: Save the date
    June 3 | 7:30 a.m.
    Save the date for June 3 when Joshua Kennedy and Carla Meyer from Garmin will come present. At the event we will be giving away a Garmin vivofit 3 Activity Tracker.  

    Register Soon


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