Tuesday, August 4, 2015

6:30 PM


4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS (map)

  • Bring a laptop because this Meetup is hands on!
    It would also be good to have installed the toolchain for various functional programming languages that interest you.
    As a group we will come up with an idea of something to implement. We'll then break out to implement that thing in as many different functional languages as possible. At the end we'll come together to discuss our experiences and have a few folks show their solutions.
    Warning: there will not be food provided at this event.
    Please take this poll to help us help you! http://goo.gl/forms/iTgK2BpCIc

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    When & Where
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    Johnson County Community College
    12345 College Blvd.
    Regnier Center 270
    Overland Park, KS 66210

    Hello all!
    Are you struggling to maintain service levels and keep up with calls and emails?
    Please join us as we begin to navigate through the self-service highway. Kelly Doherty and Diana Poettgen will share their successful journey toward self-service, presenting valuable tips for the creation and maintenance of a support portal.
    If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at communications@heartland.org.
    If you are interested, please Register Now and add this event to your calendar. 


  • Pinsight

    909 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.103214 -94.581566

  • Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and hang out. Bring your own project or work on one of the suggested projects below. We'll have members available to help beginning Python programmers with language basics and practice.
    Audience: Everyone! We'll have something for all Python experience levels.
    Things to bring: a wireless-enabled laptop and power cord
    Sessions On Demand (SOD): These demand-based sessions will have facilitators available.
    Beginners Boostrap: Just getting started with Python? We'll help you get everything you need to learn Python installed on your computer. Here are some good resources for learning Python:
    • Python.org: The Python Tutorial
    • Michael Kennedy: Python Cheat Sheet
    • Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
    • Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python
    • Learn Python the Hard Way
    • CodingBat Code Practice: Python Practice Problems
    Django Jam: A session for discussing all things Django.
    Tools & Tips: A session about the practical aspects of Python programming. Editor or IDE? MySQL, PostgreSQL, or NoSQL? virtualenv or virtual machine?
    Build Your Own Session (BYOS): Don't like any of these sessions? How about facilitating one of your own? It's always nice to hear new voices and viewpoints.

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    Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    6:00 PM

    Stowers Institute

    1000 E 50th St, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Enter from the parking garage.
  • John Kary will return to the stage to present Part 2 of his "Functions" series. He will discuss the many flexible ways PHP allows defining and invoking functions, then introduce how functional programming concepts map, reduce and filter work in PHP. (30 minutes)
    If you missed Part 1 of John's series on Functions the slides and video are online.
    After the presentation will be an open Hack Night. Use the remaining hour to work on a project, discuss questions with other attendees, or experiment with a new library. This is also a perfect time to sit down with someone and have your development questions answered! John will also have some exercises you can complete to use techniques from his talk.
    Light refreshments will be provided. Join us to meet new people, discuss PHP, and learn something new.
    Our Evening Meeting Format
    We love Web Development and all things PHP. Our meetings are often a little free-formed, but we shoot for this schedule:
    6:00pm - Mingling / Meet and Greet
    6:15pm - Presentation: Functions (Part 2) - Map, Reduce, Filter
    6:45-8:00pm - Hack Night, open discussion
    Your topic here? Contact us to speak!
    All Developers Welcome!
    We understand Web Developers often come from all backgrounds, and many work in more languages than PHP. Whether you're curious and 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 you're working on? Contact one of the organizers through Meetup or talk after a monthly meeting to sign up!

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    Sprint Accelerator

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

  • http://codeforkc.org/
  • 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 / Introductions 6:10 - New Member Orientation 6:20 - Project Pitches
    See if there are any updates on projects
    See if anyone has a new project they would like to work on Pitch existing projects to work on
    6:30 - Work on projects (7:00 ~ Pizza arrives -- first Mondays only)  7:45 - Wrap up - get project updates

    Location: Community Room on the South 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
    • Registering up at the national Brigade site.
    • Joining our Google+ community.

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    Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    7:00 PM

    Johnny's Tavern North

    410 N Second, Lawrence, KS (map)

  • This informal gathering is for designers and developers to get together, grab some food and/or drinks, and talk shop. A lot of great discussions happen organically at these meetings, don't miss out!

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  • Cerner Innovation Center

    10236 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City, MO (map)
  • Performance Metrics Driven Continuous Delivery
    Asad Ali is an application performance enthusiast who has over 15 years of experience in Object oriented programming, Java, scripting languages and databases. For the last 7 years he has been working with enterprise clients with key focus on application performance. During his spare time, Asad likes to pursue his passion for photography.
    A deployment pipeline speeds up the process of delivering new software releases, and automated testing is a key component to make sure we deliver releases that actually work. However, often only functional aspects are checked in those tests, and a lack of focus on non-functional properties like performance means we end up delivering slow software to end users.
    In this talk Asad will cover how to automatically capture key performance and scalability metrics (# of resources on a page, # of SQL queries, time spent in component, …) about your application in every step of the deployment pipeline. Looking at these metrics across all stages and comparing them between builds allows you to decide whether a build should be pushed all the way into production or better back to engineering to fix performance, architectural or scalability problems.
    **Pizza and Beverages will be provided. 
    Please enter Cerner's campus through Marion Park Dr. You’ll follow Marion Park Drive bypassing Hickman Mills Drive until reaching the Security Gate. Remain in the left hand lane to stop at the Security office and notify them you are attending the DevOps Meetup. From there, you will be directed to park in the lot closest to The Lounge where the meetup will be held and myself or another organizer will be at the door to escort you to the meeting location. When leaving Cerner following the meetup, if the gate is down there is a button to push which will notify security to lift it and you should be able to get out with no problem.

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