Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM Sprint Accelerator 210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO, 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

(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: slackinvite.me/to/codeforkc

Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham: captain@codeforkc.org.

Code For Kansas City presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:30:00 PM Tomfooleries on the Plaza 612 W 47th Street, Kansas City, MO

Event Date: Tues. 2/28/2017 12:30PM-2:00PM

Location: Tomfooleries (Plaza) (Second Floor)

Topic: Centering the User in Your Lean Content Strategy

Speaker: Brittany VanMaele, Content & SEO Strategist, AJi

Come grab lunch and network as we tackle the topic of content marketing success through lean means. We all know that producing quality, user-centered content is essential to SEO success, but when an organization is low on time, budget, and resources, it can be a challenge. Learn how to implement an effective lean content strategy that will reach the right eyes. 

Brittany VanMaele, SEO & Content Strategist for the KC-based digital consultancy AJi possesses a great approach to content marketing through her experience in creative writing, paired with a love for web analytics. She's deployed content, SEO, and social media strategies for diverse local businesses, non-profits, and nationwide franchises, including Planet Sub, ARCpoint Labs, Petland, and the VFW. 

KCSEM events are beneficial for networking with others as well as learning about the ins and outs of online advertising, SEO, PPC, Social Media, Link-building, etc. We hope to see you February 28th, 2017 at Tomfooleries on the Plaza! A $5-$10 recommended donation is greatly appreciated to assist with future events for our group.

Tomfooleries (Event on Second Floor)
612 W 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
<a>(816) 753-0555</a>

Can't make it on the 28th? Stay tuned for the below events happening soon:
March 28th -Patrick Gordon, Digital Marketing Analyst/Voltage, Technical SEO - Crawl Budget & Duplicate Content
April 25th - Caleb Ross, Product Director/Go Local Interactive, Google Tag Manager

Kansas City Search Engine Marketing Association - http://kcsem.org Click here for event


Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 1:00:00 AM South Independence Branch - Mid-Continent Library 13700 E 35th St South, Independence, MO

Do you have an active, fully functional on-online WordPress site, but you can't seem to find the time, motivation, inspiration, ideas and commitment to help you get to the next level? If you answered yes, then you might be interested in joining with up to 3 other like-minded individuals as we work on making our websites better and more effective.

This group is for those who already know WordPress, and would like to meet with others who also want to make improvements to their website(s). The main focus will be working and improving your own website or blog, because it's just too hard to get it done at home. Hopefully, a change of scenery will help with the motivation, inspiration and creativeness. Individuals with blogs or fairly basic websites are the focus group. Technically support or "trouble shooting", is not what this group is about. If you want a meetup like those, please let the organizers know.

To keep this a work focus group, it is limited to just 4 attendees. We will have a private study room that has room for 4, available in the Library. We will meet for 1 1/2 hours on a week by week basis. NOTE - The library has free wifi, but if you want a secure internet connection, bring your own hotspot - one will not be provided.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12:15:00 AM , ,

Join us for yet another interesting meetup!!! Actual details coming soon

Centriq Training - 8700 State Line Road Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Click here for event


Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 9:00:00 PM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

If you've ever wanted to get into 3D printing, but don't quite know how to get started, then this is the class for you! 3D Printing & Design class, going on every other Saturday at Hammerspace. Learn how to design objects to be printed, as well as how to operate a 3D printer. No prior knowledge required.

Bring your laptop so you can get set up to get started on designing your first 3D creation. 

FYI: There are two ONI 3D printer set up in the HammerSpace 'Big Room' available to members of HammerSpace. 

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8:15:00 PM Corinth Library 8100 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS

Hello welcome to the KC chapter of nodeschool.io! We are a brand new chapter excited to get involved in the community. 

If you would like to get involved as a mentor or otherwise please reach out.

NodeSchool gives you a chance to work on interactive programming lessons with mentors available in case you get stuck or have any questions.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Some JavaScript experience is helpful, but not required.

If you want to just come hang out and talk JS, show someone what you have been working on, or meet other devs that's cool too!

Prerequisites: Bring your laptop and have Node.js installed before arriving. We'll certainly be available to help get Node.js installed if you're having issues, but coming prepared will mean more time for coding!

Large meeting room directly to right after you enter front door vestibule. Click here for event


Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

In this Saturday afternoon class, you will build a slick Retro Pi universal game console emulator! Use it to revisit your old gaming favorites or sample the fruits of the more obscure dead ends of the 80's and 90's console wars.

The system you'll build will reliably run games from systems up to the era of the SNES. Some games from the original Playstation will work, but with degraded quality.

The core of our Retro Pi's will be a Raspberry Pi Zero and a USB Game Controller. The class will cover how to install and configure Retro Pi, how to load games into its library, where to find games, and how to emulate more powerful systems.

The class fee includes all of the hardware you'll need to get up and running:

A Pi Zero A SD Memory Card

A Retro gaming controller

All the assorted cables and connections you'll need

A snazzy enclosure

Important: Be sure to bring your own laptop and USB memory stick to the class so we can search for and install games of your choice.

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