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2017 Year-End Happy Hour
Atlassian User Groups
2017 Year-End Happy Hour
Thursday, December 14 at 4:30 PM
Address: Tomfooleries on the Plaza, 612 W 47th Street, Kansas City 64112
About this event
Let's get together and celebrate our  team and company sucesses using Atlassian tools this year. Each one of you played a key role in the KCAUG winning the Members' Choice Award for a second year in a row!
Let's raise a glass and have a toast to the best AUG in the world!!

Only RSVP if you can attend the Happy Hour. We need to have an exact headcount to ensure booking of the venue. Please RSVP by November 7th.

A big 'THANK YOU' to Contegix for sponsoring the Happy Hour!


The next Agile KC meeting will be Thursday October 26, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Centriq Training.  Visit for a map and to register.

Meeting Topic: How Strong is your Agile Foundation?

Meeting Learning:
The Agile Manifesto and 12 supporting Principles are our foundation. Building upon these ideas should provide us a decent opportunity for success.  For many, however, these ideas and beliefs remain elusive and are just theories;  we SHOULD work with the business every day (#4) but our customer is not available, etc.  We'll dive into discussion on how to strengthen your foundation as well as provide you some techniques to have all 12 principles memorized by the time you leave.  Why take the time to memorize them?  You'll see.....  Come join us!

Using some fun learning techniques, you'll memorize all twelve principles and discuss why these are important to us as Agilists. This will be an interactive session that is sure to be a lot of fun.
A key component that of the Agile manifesto is the team: small, autonomous, cross-functional teams focused on the customer and the service provided. If you or your organization are struggling to create and support Lean | Agile teams this session is for you. Come join us!

Speaker Bio:

Steve Toalson has been an Agile Coach and advocate for over 5 years. His passion to share his love of Agile and it's benefits is contagious, so watch out. Steve is active in the KC Agile Community and will be the MC at the upcoming LACK Conference here in KC. Steve is currently an Agile Coach at Cerner, helping good teams to be great. 


Agile KC is a tool, technology and practices agnostic community organization. We meet regularly to discuss best practices, new learning and to hear experience reports. Please feel free to join us at one of our meetings. There are no dues or membership obligations, we simply ask that you attend and participate in the collaboration.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen 1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO

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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Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Think Big Partners 1712 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

Interested in helping the Kansas City area? Great! Whether or not you know how to code, you can help by joining us to work on civic hacking to create a better Kansas City and surrounding cities. Bring projects, ideas, designs, laptops, data, and friends.

Meeting Format

6:00 - Social / Networking
6:15 - Kickoff and Introductions
6:25 - New Member Orientation and Hacking

(7:00 ~ Pizza arrives -- first Mondays only)
7:45 - Wrap up - get project updates

Location: Think Big CoWorking on the West side of the building.

Please RSVP  so that we know how many snacks & drinks to bring.

Civic Heroes of all types welcome! This event is for coders and non-coders alike -- as long as you're interested in making government more transparent and building interesting things for our city, you're more than welcome!

Bring a laptop: If you intend on getting some hands-on hacking done (it's ok if you can't but it definitely helps to have one).

On first Mondays, there will be pizza! We'll be getting some 'za from Sizzle Pie, so there will be a vegetarian option.

If you have something you'd like to work on or are excited about, please let us know via the meetup or at the hack night itself. We are growing our initiative and the energy comes from the community.

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.

Connect with Us:

• Join our Code for KC email list.

• Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC

Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham:

Code For Kansas City presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy. Click here for event


Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM BalancePoint 9201 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO

Pizza and soda (or pop) will be provided by our generous host, BalancePoint Corporation. Joshua Mitchell will present on AWS Lambda.

Suite 200 Click here for event


Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th 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.

45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


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