Wednesday, December 3, 2014

6:00 PM
  

Sprint Accelerator

210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Community Space on the First Floor
  • KC's PHP User Group at the Sprint Accelerator
    Join us on December 3rd to meet new people, discuss PHP, and learn something new!  We will be meeting in the community space on the first floor.
    Our Evening Meeting Format
    We love Web Development, new development techniques and all things PHP. Our meetings are often a little free-formed, but we know evenings are precious so we will shoot for:
    6:00pm -Mingling / Meet and Greet 
    6:30pm - Lightning Talks / Presentation
    Eric Poe / John Kary - Live TDD workshop
    Dan Holmes - Automating DB changes with Phinx


    Interested in giving a lightning talk or presentation? Sign Up!
    All Developers Welcome!
    We understand Web Developers often come from all backgrounds, and many work in more languages than PHP. Whether you're curious or just starting out, dabble in PHP on the weekends, write custom PHP on a daily basis, work in a framework like Symfony, Zend Framework, Silex, Slim, FuelPHP, CakePHP or customize CMS products like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla; our goal is that you will find something new, useful and thought provoking.
    Interested in giving a presentation to the group, or demoing something new and cool you're working on? Contact one of the organizers through Meetup or talk after a monthly meeting and get signed up!

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    Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)
     


  • We've been away for a while...but we are back with two great topics! So please join us as we tour semantic web technologies and geospatial analysis. Read below for a short description of the topics and our tour guides!
    Yashwanth Dannamaneni will give us an introduction into the what the semantic web is, how it can be used in the field of data science, show some examples of using SPARQL and finish up describing how data modeling can be done with ontologies. Yes, this will be a wild ride!
    Yashwanth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham, Bangalore and Masters in Computer Science
    from University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is currently a Data Scientist at Pinsight Media+ (powered by Sprint). He is interested in the Semantic Web, Data Modeling, Big Data and Analytics.
    Piero Ferrante will be presenting a real use case for interactively exploring millions of users’ geospatial data over time. He will be utilizing the GeoPandas data analysis library in the IPython interactive computing environment while making use of several open city datasets. GeoPandas extends the popular Pandas library to work with geographic objects. File I/O, geometric operations, map projection transformations, and plotting are provided in a high level interface that makes use of other libraries including Shapely and Fiona without a need for complicated desktop GIS applications or spatial databases. IPython includes an architecture for interactive widgets that tie together Python code running in the kernel and JavaScript/HTML/CSS running in the browser. These widgets enable users to explore their code and data in a more interactive manner.
    Piero is a practicing data scientist with an extensive background in data mining and applied machine learning. He holds a M.S. in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University, a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Delaware, and is an adjunct professor of Data Mining and Text Analytics at Rockhurst University. Piero is currently a Data Scientist at Pinsight Media+ where he has developed several predictive models, analysis techniques, and recommendation systems that have given way to significant competitive advantages.
    While we know DSKC members never leave thirsting for knowledge...sometimes they are thirsty for a drink! So please join us a little early for a beer and some good conversation. Presentations will begin around 6:30pm.

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    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    6:00 PM

    Garmin International

    1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, KS (map)

  • Building Reactive applications with Reactor - by Reactor Lead Jon Brisbin
    Abstract
    This session will introduce attendees to the Reactive Streams project, a new initiative between reactive software's heavy-hitters like Pivotal, Typesafe, Netflix, Twitter, and others. Since Pivotal's own Reactor framework implements this informal standard, we'll demonstrate how to build applications that can connect to other Reactive Streams implementations in a completely non-blocking way.
    NOTE: This talk will be given in person!
    Bio
    Jon is Project Lead for Reactor but came on board with Spring in the initial days of the Spring Data project. He has been a contributor to Spring and Spring Data for three years and has trained hundreds of developers in the use of Spring Data and Cloud technologies. He speaks regularly at conferences in the U.S. and in Europe and is co-author of the O'Reilly publication "Spring Data: Modern Data Access for Enterprise Java".
    Prior to Pivotal, Jon developed private cloud architectures at the world's largest Pizza Hut franchisee, developed Lotus Domino, J2EE, PHP and even Perl CGI applications in BBEdit on an aged Mac, and got his start in web-based development 20 years ago, as an intelligence analyst for the US Air Force, when NCSA Mosaic 1.0 was cool.
    Location Details
    All guests to Garmin need to register (with Frank) upon entering the North Lobby. The doors will need to be locked at 6:55 so Frank can attend the meeting, therefore if you are late you will need to contact Frank directly via meetup. 
    Please park anywhere in the north lot and enter the doors there (North East Doors). Please ensure you park in valid parking spaces and not in the disabled parking stalls.
    Garmin's address is 1200 E 151st, Olathe, KS 66062
    Schedule
    • 6 - 7pm - Social Hour with food provided by Adaptive Solutions Group
    • 7pm - Presentation
    • Afterwards anyone who is interested is invited to join us at Austin’s Bar and Grill located at 2103 E 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062 for an informal social sponsored by genesis10. They will provide a beverage for all attendees and some appetizers. For directions, click here.
    New Attendees
    All new attendees are welcome! The group is as much about socializing with other Spring Enthusiasts as it is learning about Spring.

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    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    6:30 PM

  • H&R Block

    One H&R Block Block Way, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • Tell Security you are there for the UX meeting.
  • Twice a year we have a demo night and a give away for Adobe's Creative Cloud. You have to have been to at least 1 other meeting this year to qualify. You get another chance if you also do a demo of something you've done this year from a UX perspective. IA's, journey maps, case studies, anything user oriented, wireframes, and the like.
    I am also looking for someone to take over the group, so if you are interested, let me know.

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    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen

    1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • Open to anyone in the area who is interested in developing video games. In order to have a little structure, we'll try to do a couple things each week:
    • Introduce new members. What have you worked on, game related or not? What do you want to work on next?
    • Discuss this week's conversation starter. Some article, video or game that we can dig into a little.
    • Members can present any games they're working on, for feedback or just to brag.
    Of course, it's all very informal. The main goal is interesting conversation(s) about our passion.
    Looking forward to it!

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  • DeVry University

    11224 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
    38.922878 -94.583649

  • Come through the front or back door. If arriving after 8:30, you'll need to text somebody to let you in.
  • CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting
    Members and guests are welcome to attend our weekly Open House meeting at our current location, DeVry University on Holmes Road. We are located in room 115, the "Bookstore" room. Enter through the front or back doors (the room is closest to the back). Doors get locked at 8:30 pm so if you need someone to let you in, text the phone number below.
    Members start gathering around 6:30, and the business meeting (if there is one for that night) is at 8:00 pm.
    Bring your projects! We want to see what you're working on, collaborate, or even help out!

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    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    7:00 PM
      

    Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)
     


  • It's the chance to see others' work and to have the chance to win valuable prizes!
    We will spend the evening sharing a potluck dinner, seeing what everyone's been up to during the past year, and exploring new tools and techniques with Creative Cloud. This is our "annual demo night" and it also gives us the chance to give away a complete year's subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud to one lucky winner.
    When you RSVP, tell us what you're willing to show and tell.
    Here's how to get more chances to win...
    • Just by showing up, you'll receive a raffle ticket.
    • Having earned one for each meeting you've attended since June, those raffle tickets will be added to the pile.
    • If you bring at least one food item for the potluck, you'll receive an additional raffle ticket.
    • If you give a demo of something you've worked on, are currently learning, or just want to show off a technique or tool you've discovered, you'll receive an additional raffle ticket. Demos are limited to 10 minutes.
    • If you want to buy an additional raffle ticket, they are $10 each and the funds will be used to help pay Meetup costs for the group ($180/year) plus incidental expenses.
    This is always a fun meeting, and gives us the chance to look up from our computers and see what else is going on around us. Come prepared to eat, have fun, and win prizes!

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