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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

7:00 PM

  • Penton Inc

    9800 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS (map)

  • 1st floor cafeteria
  • Brenna Hawley is going to be speaking about the transition from being a Liberal Arts major to working in Technology. She is a consultant for Digital Evolutions group. She has been working in IT for the past few years as a project coordinator and Business Analytics. 

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    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    6:00 PM

    Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)

  • Get excited to see something cool from Build. What will it be? So many cool things were at build, who knows what John will cover. You'll have to come to find out!
    Speaker: John Alexander
    John Alexander loves making customers happy and has a passion for process.  Whether it’s finding the right software solution to support their business vision—or simply making a suggestion on a new approach—he enjoys helping them find exactly what they need to achieve their goals. 
    As Managing Partner at AJi Software, John spends a great part of his time analyzing customer requirements and directing the project team to meet those requirements, even when they change on the fly.  The agile process that AJi uses is an area he spends considerable time on as well.
    “I like teaching, training, consulting, and mentoring,” John said.  “It’s a wonderful experience when someone finally understands a concept, and has that ‘Aha!’ moment.”
    John is a nationally recognized consultant, trainer, author, coach, and system architect, specializing in Team Foundation Server, for which he received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award. He has served as the Microsoft Regional Director for the Kansas City area for the last 15 years. In addition, John was the lead architect and coach of a software development team that was directly responsible for placing that organization on CIO Magazine's Agile 100 List.
    A widely respected speaker and writer on Microsoft .NET applications, he co-authored two bestselling books on .NET development, as well as a bestselling book on Microsoft SharePoint development.  He routinely speaks at industry conferences such as VS Live! and DevConnections,
    “What excites me?” John asked.  “Giving our customers a world-class service experience through a collaborative and transparent process.”
    John is an avid baseball fan.  His favorite team is the St. Louis Cardinals.  John loves spending time with his wife and 3 children, drawing and painting, and swimming.

    Food Sponsor: Power IT

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    DATE/TIME: May 27th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    LOCATION: CENTRIQ (Across from Ward Parkway Mall)

    TITLE :: My New Northwind (MVC presentation)

    SPEAKER :: Carolyn Schroeder


    Carolyn's presentation will feature a demo online ordering system based on the Microsoft Northwind project. It is an MVC application that uses the Entity Framework to access a SQL Server backend.

    Mini-Bio :

    Carolyn Schroeder started her IT career programming a VB 6 application for a non-profit organization in 2002. She started working with .NET from version 1.0. As a .NET programmer, she went on to work at LabOne which later became ExamOne, a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics. Carolyn got her start with MVC at NIC where she created a single MVC multi-tenant Vital Records application to house several smaller ASP.NET Vital Records web applications. She has worked with MVC at UMB and at Ericsson. Carolyn started Schroeder Consulting LLC in 2013 to return to meeting the needs of small business clients. Her open source project, Studio Management, which can be found on GitHub, uses MVC and Entity Framework to schedule yoga classes using a familiar calendar interface.

    Sponsor: RiverPoint (food and door prizes will be provided by RiverPoint)

    Please RSVP to John Krzysztow for this meeting at so we have enough food and drink.


    *** Update, I had a copy/paste/user error in the last newsletter, the address was correct, but we will be at Cerner Headquarters, not Riverport***
    The meeting tomorrow (May 21st) is sponsored by Cerner  
    Please RSVP for free here (please be sure to register if you're reasonably sure you can make it, as we use this list for food and door prizes):
    Topic:   Using SQLIO to Test Your Disk Subsystem
    Disk performance is a key metric in Sql Server performance. Is your storage performing its best? How do you know? This session will review different methodologies for testing your disk subsystem. We'll use Microsoft's SQLIO tool to determine the I/O capacity of a given configuration. By understanding the maximum capabilities of your disks, you'll better understand the performance capacity of your storage subsystem. 
    Please note, this will be an evening meeting at the Cerner Headquarters, drinks and food will be available.
    Meeting Schedule for Thursday, May 21st, 2015:

    • 6:00 - 6:10 - Greeting and Housekeeping
    • 6:10 - 7:30 - Presentation
    • 7:30 - Door Prizes and wrap up
      We look forward to seeing you all soon!

      2702 Rockcreek Parkway
      Kansas City, MO  64117
      The location is again at the Cerner headquarters this month, not Riverport.  This facility is only about 3 miles West of Riverport off of 210.  The new address is: 
      The exterior doors will be locked, but the room we're in (Cowboy) is on the first floor just to the right of the front door.  If someone is not waiting at the door to let you in, you should be able to easily flag someone down in the room to open it for you.  If you can't find the building or can't get in for some reason, please give me a call.  816-607-1337


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      Thursday, June 4, 2015

      6:00 PM

      Lexmark Enterprise Software

      8900 Renner Road, Lenexa, KS (map)

    • Lexmark Enterprise Software (formerly Perceptive Software) 8900 Renner Road, Lenexa KS
    • Hey everyone!!! Sorry for the delay in scheduling!
      This time around Jordan will be walking through Phoenix ( ) and will demonstrate how to build web applications with this powerful framework.
      Pizza is served @ 6pm, with Jordan talking at 6:30pm. Look forward to seeing all of you again!

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