Monday, April 2, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Long-Bell Pizza Company 3385 SW Fascination Drive, Lees Summit, MO

Come join the group for discussion and pizza - buy your own or share one with others.  See Long-Bell Pizza web site for their complete menu:

Ask for the freethinkers at the door. Click here for event


Monday, April 2, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Think Big Partners 1712 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

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 / Networking
6:15 - Kickoff and Introductions
6:25 - New Member Orientation and Hacking
8:00 - Wrap-up

First Mondays are "Pitch Nights," when we have a slot for new project pitches during kickoff; third Mondays are "Learn Nights," where we have community speakers on civic tech topics from 6:30-7:30pm.

Location: Plexpod Crossroads (formerly Think Big CoWorking) on the West 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).

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 KC is a program of KC Digital Drive, a local non-profit whose mission is to make Kansas City a digital leader by developing civic capacity to adapt to technology change. We are the local affiliate in Code for America's Brigade network.

Connect with Us:

• Join our Code for KC email list (

• Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC ( and @KCDigitalDrive (

Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham: or

Code for KC has a Code of Conduct! Please always be respectful and help us keep our events welcoming, positive, productive environments for everyone. Code For KC presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy ( Click here for event


April 4, 2018
Register Here


Please register for the next (ISC)² Kansas City Chapter Meeting and plan to attend the first Wednesday of the month-April 4!  Registering will help us plan accordingly for meeting space, chairs and refreshments.

Register Now at Eventbrite:

Monthly Meetings:
  • When: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 (The first Wednesday of every month)
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Where: Ruisch Auditorium at Black & Veatch 
  • Address: 11401 Lamar Ave., Overland Park, KS 66211 map
  • Format:  Round table, interactive discussion with security professionals from many different industries, tech companies and organizations, from upper management to operators who have many diverse experiences.  We invite knowledgeable and expert members and guests to facilitate and keep the discussion moving along and on-task.
Meeting Details:
  • Topic: Security with an "Assumed Breach" mentality - How traditional defenses fail your organization.
  • Sponsor (food & drink):  SHI 
  • FacilitatorRyan Preston, Security Assessments Team Lead at Depth Security
More Info:
  • TOPIC:
    Is your organization protected by X, Y, and Z? Do you have vulnerability assessments preformed that “prove” you’re protected from outside threats? I’m here to tell you there’s always a way in, at least, Microsoft thinks so. The latest Windows and Active Directory defenses take an ‘Assumed Breach’ mentality, looking inward for suspicious activity. We’ll hear a few real-world examples of attacks against organizations that don’t utilize any malware but instead, take advantage of weaknesses within organization’s AD and its users. I hope to clarify where traditional defenses fail and your penetration tests might be giving you a false sense of security. As the perimeter is quickly dissolving, How are you working to detect suspicious activity of your users?
    Ryan Preston is the Security Assessments Team Lead at Depth Security. It's rumored that he was raised by monks at a hidden temple known as the House of Zero. He has an alert (love/hate) relationship with XSS. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from Kansas State University and is a certified OSCP with 6 years dedicated assessment experience. Ryan has been publicly thanked for helping identify and resolve vulnerabilities for many Fortune 500 companies including Target, CenturyLink, PayPal, Netflix, eBay, and the Department of Defense.
Come prepared with your experiences, questions, and your security concerns that you wish to bring before a host of like-minded security professionals. 


If you are a Project, Program, and Portfolio Management professional or interested in the profession - let's Meet-Up!

This group is sponsored by the Kansas City PMI Chapter and open to all interested in learning about the profession and the skill sets that make Project, Program and Portfolio Managers a sought after position.

Meet-Ups will occur throughout the Kansas City area and will provide the ability to network with others and foster a sharing of best practices.


Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

This is a 3D Printer Build/Repair Clinic for those who need assistance building or repairing their 3D printer. Tom Newell, local inventor and distributor of ONI 3D printers will be walking you through the build or repair of your ONI 3D printer or any other brand of 3D printer you bring in with you. Spare parts for ONI printers will be on hand for sale during this clinic.

Take Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. to 45th St. Click here for event


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


Why choose? Support them all! This code-centric talk demonstrates the approach you need to centralize your app logic and handle multiple voice interface ecosystems at once. We will walk through code examples in C# for Alexa and Google Assistant integration, discovering the pros and cons of each in detail.

Heather Downing @quorralyne

Heather is a passionate coder and entrepreneur. She has experience working with Fortune 500 companies building enterprise-level voice, mobile and C#/.Net applications. She focuses on external thought leadership, encouraging fellow programmers to present on topics outside of the office and in the community. She is an international technical speaker and co-host of the YouTube channel "The Hello World Show" -- a weekly video series that interviews software masters and teaches the audience something valuable in less than 10 minutes.

Heather encourages those with nontraditional backgrounds to enter the world of software development, as she changed careers at 27 and does not have a degree - yet has built a reputation as an early adapter of new tech. She is an advocate of women in tech, and part of Kansas City Women in Technology. When not coding, Heather spends her time as a competitive equestrian and learning the art of mounted archery.

Lightning Talk
TBA - Brent Stewart

AIC Talent Solutions @AIC_Corp
Duane Robbins @duane_AIC

9th floor, through the glass doors and straight back behind the reception area Click here for event


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM NAIC 1100 Walnut, Kansas City, MO

The NAIC team will host and present about their adventures in serverless.

Please RSVP by 3/19.

Park at the surface parking lot that is located at the corner of 12th Street and Grand Boulevard, just north of the Sprint Center and the Basketball Experience. This surface parking lot is across the street from the Town Pavilion Parking Garage. Guests can just reference the NAIC evening event (AWS Meetup) and that their parking is being provided to guests for these events at no charge.

This event is on the 4th Floor of the Town Pavilion building at 11th and Walnut. Please use the Walnut entrance (see picture). Click here for event


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