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9000 W 137th Street 
Overland Park, KS 66221
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Apologies for the somewhat late notice - but we've got an exciting meeting scheduled for March 28th! We've got a hands-on workshop led by Ryan Preston of Depth Security.
Title: Getting Started in Real-World Hacking
Overview: In this workshop, you will be introduced to bug bounties, a command-line xss scanner, and the ease of finding cross-site scripting bugs in websites.

You will need to bring a laptop! In order to make things go more smoothly, it's recommended that you get the following prerequisites set up:
  • A laptop with python2, preferably running Kali or a Kali-VM. (Any OS with a unix shell environment will work, though.)
  • Software:
  • Python (2)
  • git
  • pip
  • xsscrapy
  • **May need additional libraries depending on OS: libxml2, libxslt, zlib, libffi, openssl (sometimes libssl-dev)
To Install on a default VM-image of Kali Rolling
  1. Change to a directory you would like the tool saved in. I use /opt/
    $ cd /opt/
  2. Clone the git repo$ git clone
  3. Jump into the repo and, using pip, install the other requirements.$ cd xsscrapy$ pip install –r requirements.txt
Ryan is the Security Assessments Team Lead at Depth Security. Interests include XSS, Bug Bounties, CTF’s, and extreme things.


Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

Every Thursday, the members of Hammerspace gather to socialize, network, and meet new members of the space. We welcome the community at large to come down during this time to explore the workshop, check out all of the tools, fabrication equipment and work space made available to HammerSpace members, and ask questions of our community of Hammerspace users.

There is a concession stand and kids playroom available, and the evening is always the origin point of new and amazing creative ideas.

Tours are led every 30 minutes for those curious about the tools and capabilities of the facility and staff. This is a free event, open to the public.

1/2 block east of Oak St. on 63rd St. Click here for event


Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:00:00 PM Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium 500 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO

No agenda, no expectations, no fee - just come and hang out with other #ladydevs to work on a project. Whatever has got you stuck, bring it and we'll talk it over to see if two heads can solve the problem. KCWiT mentor Gabi Dombrowski hosts at The Opera Hourse in the River Market in downtown Kansas City! See you then!

We'll be the ones with the stickered-up laptops open and KCWiT stickers on them! Click here for event


Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM Will & Grail 1810 Cherry St # 100, Kansas City, MO

Servo head-tracking with Python

Caleb Hyde

I'll give an overview and demo of a Python module I wrote that uses an Oculus Rift development kit and various other hobby hardware to drive a pan-tilt servo setup based on head-tracking "pose" data in real time.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM C2FO 4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS

Be sure to get your ticket here.

We are hosting 1 Billion Bits to help connect those doing work around next-generation network applications with a technically sophisticated audience that's eager to learn more.

If you fall into one of those two groups, please make plans to join us!

Join us for a great conversation with Joel Teply, Founder of Cambrian and Vijay Nadadur, CEO of Stride AI.

Both talks will focus on practical applications of algorithms to enable computers to complete tasks that, until very recently, were squarely in the human domain. 

Cambrian is a software development company specializing in augmented reality, machine learning, and computer vision for mobile devices.

Stride applies its proprietary NLP and AI, on textual data, to automate enterprise processes. Large companies hire a number of back office analysts because a lot of documents need to be read, comprehended and nuances from these needed to be stored. Being dependent on humans, processes become slow, inconsistent, and at times error prone. By using AI and NLP, they automate such processes, mimicking human intelligence at scale for organizations such as Large Banks, Marketing Agencies, and Law Firms.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

**PLEASE NOTE**: This is a 2-day class. By signing up for this part 1 session, you will automatically be signed up for the part 2 session taking place on Sunday, March 26th at 10am.

Dragonborn Rises: Making Iron Armor

March 25th & 26th (Saturday and Sunday, 10am till finished for both days)


We will be spending all weekend making a whole set of "Iron Armor" from the game Skyrim using EVA Foam (chest, abdomen, shoulders, arms, legs). We will start with templating, and then go through painting and finishing on the second day. YOur end result will be a custom fit, light weight suit of armor that looks like it is made out of iron.

**SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR PLANET COMICON MEMBERS & PAST PCC ATTENDEES!**: If you are a member or past attendee of Planet Comicon KC, you get a special 20% discount on the price for this class!

REGULAR PRICE: $300/person

PCC MEMBERS PRICE: $240/person

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