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  • DST Systems Inc

    333 West 11th Street, Kansas CityMO (map)
  • Join us for lunch for the final meetup of 2016! 
    Lunch and beverages will be provided by Yotabites. 
    Yotabites Consulting will present an in-depth technical comparison and demo of some of the popular data flow and pipelining tools in the market - Apache NiFi and StreamSets - using both batch and streaming datasets. 
    Data flows reflect the real world reality that application processing is a set of asynchronous processes with data exchanged between them. 
    In the domain of Big Data, continuous ingestion streams as well as batch ingestion is very common. Using examples of both, Yotabites experts will present a comparison of data flow using both Apache NiFi and StreamSets. 
    Speakers: 
    Atul Khachar, Yotabites, Solution Architecture and Delivery
    Atul has over 15 years of rich experience in the data technology space. Atul spent a lot of his career at IBM,  where he served as the Software Architect and Sr.Manager for IBM's Netezza MPP product line as well as IBM's Informix database. 
    Harshal Sadhankar, Yotabites, DevOps Engineer
    As part of Yotabites' Big Data engineering team, Harshal focuses on automation and research. 


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  • Hammerspace

    440 E 63rd St , Kansas CityMO (map)
  • 1/2 block east of Oak St. on 63rd St.
  • Join us for our second annual Handmade Holiday Market & Open House at Hammerspace, Thursday, Dec. 15th, 6pm-9pm. Our community of talented maker members will have tables of unique, locally made creations for sale this one night only. Everything from wearable art, custom decor, cool vinyl decals, pixel art, custom cosplay items, lawn art, electronic kits, and so much more! Come for the shopping, stay for a tour of the HammerSpace workshop, and get inspired to use our workshop to make your own amazing things in the new year.
    Bring the whole family! We have a Lil' Makers playroom for the kiddos and will have an art activity table as well. This is a FREE event.
    FYI HAMMERSPACE MEMBERS: If you are or have been a member of HammerSpace, you can participate and sell your stuff at this event for FREE. However, current members get first priority. If you wish to sell your handmade items at this event, please let us know ASAP in the comments section below, via email (hammerspacehobby@gmail.com), or in person so we can hold a table for you. Space is limited.


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  • Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium

    500 Walnut Street, Kansas CityMO (map)
  • http://codeand.us/
  • Join us for a pre-work meetup to have some coffee, get your day started, and hang out with some fellow developers.


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  • DEG

    10801 Mastin Street #130, Overland ParkKS (map)
  • You’re invited to join us for lunch and great conversation on Lean software and Kanban.
    Format: Lean Coffee topical format 
    Where: Digital Evolution Group Coffee Shop, 10801 Mastin Street, Overland Park, KS
    This is a BYOL (bring your own lunch) event. 
    Starbucks coffee is provided!


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  • The Nerdery

    100 E. 7th Street, Kansas CityMO (map)
  • Welcome to Nerd Therapy! Our goal of this meetup is to connect passionate people in software development with passionate Nerds to help solve all your software development woes through panel discussions, topic experts and networking.
    Topic:  Navigating Roadblocks in Software Development
    • What kind of obstacles can appear during a project?
    • When is a "blocker" not really a "blocker"?
    • How do you handle "known unknowns"?
    • Is your methodology creating unnecessary holdups?

    Project roadblocks can appear when you least expect them. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you navigate around, over, and through them. We do it everyday.
    As always, attendees are encouraged to come prepared with their biggest and most common concerns with their site.
    Agenda:
    5:30-6 p.m.: Food and networking
    6-7 p.m.: Nerd Therapy
    7-8 p.m.: More food and networking

    About The Nerdery:
    We are a custom software design and development company built on the belief that passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. Our vision is to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work; our purpose is to redefine what’s possible through technology.


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  • Snow & Co

    1815 Wyandotte St., Kansas CityMO (map)
  • https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kcwit-holiday-party-tickets-29411431383?aff=Meetup
  • Signing up on Meetup alone DOES NOT guarantee your spot. You MUST follow this link to secure your spot.
    Who doesn't like an excuse to get dressed up! Join us for a festive night of cocktails and good company as we all gather to reminisce about our past year with our fellow KCWiT members! Lets Celebrate another successful year!


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  • IBM

    11200 Lakeview Ave, LenexaKS (map)
  • 2nd building South of College and West of Lakeview. Parking is on the west side of the building.
  • Happy Holidays!! We had a great event with excellent turnout in October. Thank you to all our partners, speakers, and my fellow IoT enthusiasts. Let's continue that enthusiasm and end the year with another fantastic meetup.
    For this December meetup, we are very happy to bring you two excellent speakers from very different backgrounds.  
    Entrepreneurship in KC by Melissa Roberts 
    Melissa Roberts is the Marketing Director at the Enterprise Center of Johnson County (ECJC) and the President of Free State Strategy Group LLC. After running political campaigns in Boston, Melissa joined DCI Group, where she advised Fortune 100 clients on public affairs, advocacy and CSR strategies. Most recently, Melissa served as Executive Director of the Partnership for Technology Innovation, where she worked to connect the startup community with policymakers in Kansas City and across the Silicon Prairie. She has worked at the nexus of politics, marketing and community organizing for a decade. 
    Melissa will speak about ECJC’s role in the entrepreneurial community, the resources available for entrepreneurs, and how IoT fits into the regional priorities.
    IBM dasDB on Bluemix by Venkatesh Gopal 
    Venkatesh Gopal is an IBM STSM and architect working in the next gen data wareshouse offerings for the cloud. He has been an IBMer for over 15 years with deep skills in database technologies like Informix and DB2 and warehousing based on Netezza and dashDB. 
    Learn about IBM dashDB, the signature data warehouse service in the cloud (IBM Bluemix and AWS), the different plans, the capabilities and how easy is it to get up and running. Do you have a lot of IoT data? You can easily get your IoT data analyzed and automatically move it into dashDB for deeper analytics.
    When: December 14 @ 6PM CT
    Where: IBM Lenexa - 11200 Lakeview Avenue, Lenexa, KS 66221. We will meet in the Lightning & Thunder Conference room
    Agenda:
    6:00 - 6:15 PM - Networking and updates
    6:15 - 7:30 PM - Topics of the month
    • Entrepreneurship in KC by Melissa Roberts
    • IBM dashDB on Bluemix by Venkatesh Gopal
    We look forward to seeing everyone at the next meetup. Please make sure you RSVP for this event. Please bring your fellow IoT enthusiasts too (have them sign-up for the meetup group and RSVP to this event please). This session is meant for everyone - noobs, tinkerers, developers, and entrepreneurs! You can sign up for a Bluemix trial (https://ibm.biz/Meetup_Lenexa) and try a few things hands-on.
    IBM will be sponsoring refreshments. 
    See you all at the meetup!


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