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.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

6:15 PM


4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS (map)

  • While we are an IxDA user group, we are also sponsored by Adobe. Two times a year we do a demo night. What does that mean to me?
    Demo night for a UX group is a blast. Come share what you've done this year in UX. You can just show something, or you can use it as a critique. Something personal or your portfolio, your choice.
    Everyone who does a demo gets a chance to win a year's Creative Cloud subscription from Adobe. If you have been to another meeting, you double your chances.
    No, you don't have to participate in the demo's but it is lots of fun to see what everyone has been up to in the UX world.

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    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    7:00 PM
    We should have a final location to announce for the Photo Walk by Wednesday, May 27th, but I wanted to make sure you had it on your calendar!
    We'll gather on Tuesday, June 2 (place TBD!) at 7:00 p.m. for our annual Photo Walk and raffle prize of Creative Cloud.
    Please save the date and we'll see you next week - I'll forward the location details as soon as they are finalized!



    Scooter's Coffeehouse

    11106 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS (map)

    A few of us can get together where we can sit have a morning drink and do a little coding.  Nothing formal, or to review, just hanging out, which is a good way to collaborate with peers.


    To register for this meeting or to get a map please visit

    Meeting Date and Time:  Thursday May 28, 2015 6:30 PM

    Meeting Location: Centriq Training


    Monitoring & Measuring Agile/Lean Processes


    No one really likes to be measured.  But if you do it the right way, it will contribute to better, consistent outcomes and a more supportive work culture.


    The only way we really know what’s happening with our Agile team is to measure it, but we need to measure the right things in the right ways at the right times — without getting in the way of the work we have to accomplish.  A successful Agile team monitors both the technical and human facets of the process, and those measurements allow for both rapid internal course corrections and easy external reporting.


    Measurement doesn’t have to be a burden.  Monitoring doesn’t have to be intrusive.  In fact, done well over time, it allows Agile teams to become far more effective, identifies strengths and optimal pathways, and can even be used to better plan and predict successful project outcomes.


    Join us this month to hear from Agile practitioner Kevin Payne about how he helps his clients understand how and what to measure.  Kevin's experience and educational background should provide for an interesting take on a challenging aspect that most companies struggle with.  




    Dr. Kevin J. Payne is a data scientist, and a social and behavioral scientist, with over two decades experience in making sense of human data for real world decisions.  A research methodologist by specialization, he has designed, implemented, consulted, supervised, and analyzed hundreds of data projects.  He has also trained thousands in how to make sense of human data.  A serial entrepreneur, he is currently Co-Founder & VP of Decision Science and Analytics at Teracrunch, LLC (, a Kansas City based big data predictive analytics company.  He consults, speaks and writes about issues related to making, implementing and monitoring better, practical data-driven decisions in your enterprise (  He is also a sometimes pirate.


  • Join us for a special "yack night" to talk about the projects and teams for the National Day of Civic Hacking, aka HackKC, hackathon June 6-7. If you're already planning to hack or are curious and want to know more, this is for you. Bring your laptop and a desire to code for a better community, and we'll help you get plugged in!
    Project Leaders are especially encouraged to attend this yack night to represent your work and connect with people looking to join a team
    More info about HackKC:
    Reserve your spot for HackKC here 
    Connect with Us:
    • Join our Code for KC email list.
    Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC
    • Register at the national Brigade site.
    Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham:
    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. Code For Kansas City presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy.

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    Johnson County Library, Leawood Pioneer

    4700 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS (map)

    We will be in the Large Meeting Room
  • In April, we got people signed up for a Johnson County Library card and a Treehouse account.
    Now that you've had time to work through many of the Beginner level Treehouse courses, join us for some Intermediate level courses.
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    • The WordPress Codex -
    Join us as we work through a few of the intermediate level WordPress courses from
    Get a Library Card
    Sign up for a free Treehouse account using your library card
    NOTE - We have access to the meeting room beginning at 2:30pm, arrive at 2pm if you need to get a Johnson County Library card.

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