• Snow and Company

    1815 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.091278 -94.585899

  • We should be easy to spot, but just in case, my cell is 816 730 4091. When I arrive, I will post a rough description of where we are sitting.
  • Hi!
    Let's get together and discuss all things IT, including web design, systems administration, application development, UX/UI, Linux and open source solutions, development methodologies, etc. etc.
    Topics to consider:
    - Versioning systems
    - Docker
    - Favorite IDEs
    - Favorite language(s) to work with
    - Professional certifications: valuable or valueless?
    - Android vs. iOS
    - Apache vs Nginx
    - Advice for newcomers
    - At what point does "dev" become "DevOps"
    - Worst/best job interview experience
    As always, our discussions will be informal and open format, but I thought this time I would bring a list of questions to prompt or facilitate discussion.
    While I primarily think o f myself as a web developer, these days I have been working with .Net and win32, with a focus on backup applications. I'd like to hear what projects you're working on, both professionally and for fun.
    On Twitter, I'm at @aljensen7. Note that if you have any IT project / group you'd like me to tweet / promote via my  Twitter account or various Facebook groups (gonzoprogrammers), be sure and tell me about them. Let's work together to promote the KC area tech scene.
    Oh, and please feel free to bring a friend or coworker!

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  • Google Fiber Space Lounge

    1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Show off your final projects that you have/will submit to Udacity for grading and to receive your certificate! All students who completed the course will receive a StudyJam certificate of completion (this is not the same certificate as the paid one from Udacity).

    We will also have our regular monthly meeting. Topic(s) TBD.

    Bring your laptops along with your questions and/or helpful hints for others!

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  • Penton Inc

    9800 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS (map)
    38.951416 -94.668274

  • We are going to discuss the role of Dev Ops in the website cycle. Jason Ford and Greg Smith  are two perspectives of the Dev OPs relationship and how to properly implement it in your environment.

    We will be providing food and drink! Hope to see you there!

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    UXPAKC Interactive Series: Monday April 6th “Designers and Content Creators:  Make Love Not War.”  Click here to get your tickets.  We’ll be at Garmin for this event!  Presented by Jon Kohrs and Christine Cawthorne.  They’ll dive into the tension between designers and copywriters and help us interactively assess the problems we face and work to resolve the arguments. We’ll find a way to build digital experiences together that are right for the user.


    9 KC IT Symposium (Kansas City)

  • 11-15 SANS 2015 - (Orlando, FL) 
  • 12-17 MobileDev + Test - (San Diego)
  • 12-14 .Net Fringe - (Portland)
  • 18-22 ALM Summit -
  • 13-19 TechWeek -  (Detroit)
  • 29-5/1 Microsoft Build (San Fran)
  • 20-22 Clojure West (Portland, OR)
  • 20-22 SQL PASS Business Analytics (Santa Clara, CA)
  • 20-24 RSA Security Conference - (San Fran)
  • 27-5/1 Cloud Connect
  • 24-5/1 Security Operations Summit (Washington DC)
  • 29-5/1 Microsoft Build (San Fran)

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    .NET Fringe is a new conference focused on .NET developers who are breaking the rules and pushing the boundaries. The .NET platform is more interesting today than it ever has been! The old Microsoft that was at odds with Open Source has been replaced with one that is actively contributing to OSS and hosts a huge number of important projects on GitHub! The .NET OSS community has been collaborating and creating new, really exciting, interesting, and innovative projects which are changing the landscape. They are defining the future!
    Come be a part of this fantastic gathering of open source .NET developers!!!


    ISSA-Kansas City
    Chapter Event
    March 26, 2015

    Please join ISSA-KC Chapter members and other security professionals at Hereford house.
    You can also read the March ISSA-KC Newsletter soon at

    Topic:  Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Executive Order 13636: Impacts to Audit and Risk Management
    Summary:  This presentation will be an overview of the executive order and how the NIST Cybersecurity Framework is developing into a common standard across the federal government and private sector.
    Speaker Bio:  Dave Nelson is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with 20 years of experience and a Fellow with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). He has lead technology organizations in both the public and private sector.  Prior to founding Integrity, he most recently was the Chief Information Security Officer for a leading health informatics company.  He also managed an information security group for a top 5 U.S. banking organization, was the CIO for a higher education institution and served as the information security officer for one of the largest municipal governments on the east coast.  Dave received his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Information Systems from Excelsior College.  He has also taught and developed information technology curriculum at the post-secondary level, is a published author and speaker at national conferences.

    Date:  Thursday, March 26th, 2015 from 11:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM - Registration
    Hereford House 5001 Town Center Drive
    (Near W 117th St and Roe Ave)
    Leawood, KS 66211

    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM - Meeting & Presentation

    1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM - Questions, Answers & Networking

    Lunch Menu: Choice of Beef, Chicken, or Salmon includes Salad, Potato, Vegetable, and Drink

    Vegetarian option available, please inquire upon registration for the event.
    $20.00 for ISSA Members,
    $30.00 for Guests/Non-Members    
    Thank you for your attention and response, and we look forward to seeing you at the event.
    If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please email our RSVP email, or contact the venue for directions.


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