Thursday, April 24, 2014

7:00 PM

  • SMG

    1737 Mcgee St, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.091980 -94.580130

  • We'll be meeting at SMG this month. The SMG building is at the corner of 18th and McGee St. A small visitor parking lot is available just north of the building off McGee St. There is also a larger SMG parking lot just east of the building off of 18th.
    We still have no presentations scheduled. If you have something you'd like to present (or a topic you'd like to hear a presentation on), please post to the discussion on this page.

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  • Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)
    38.969131 -94.609184

  • Are you thinking about supporting non-native languages and foreign markets in your software? In this session, we will explore what is involved when you internationalize and then localize your software. Discussion topics will include the: impact on your source code, user interface and workflow considerations, how to handle translations and required changes to your software processes. There will be focus on both, long-term and short- term implications.
    Presented By: Paul Voelker
    Paul is a senior software engineer with Balance Innovations LLC in Lenexa, Kansas. His area of focus is application and service development in C++ and C#. His experiences include such areas as: WPF, WCF, network communications and SQL Server. For 15 years he has worked with hardware/third party integration and has provided architectural and technology leadership. His expertise includes globalization and localization of software applications.

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    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen

    1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.094872 -94.582489

  • 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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    A friendly reminder of the SQL Server User Group meeting tomorrow afternoon:
    Bill Fellows will be presenting:  SSIS Project Deployment Model: Deployment and maintenance
    Please RSVP for free here (so we have have an idea on how much food to order):

    In this session, you'll learn everything you need to know to successfully deliver a modern SSIS solution. We'll cover the mechanics of deployment; creation, configuration and migration of Environment variables; monitoring execution & troubleshooting.
    The 2012 release of SSIS focused on improving the management of SSIS packages - post development. This session is going to provide a walkthrough of how you're going to deploy a project to a server and use the new Environments variables to configure its execution. After passing UAT, we'll then deploy to production, migrating our change scripts, monitor package execution and learn how to troubleshoot troublesome packages without editing them.
    Session Goal 1
    Attendees will understand the project deployment model and their available deployment mechanisms.
    Session Goal 2
    Attendees will understand how to create, configure and migrate SSIS Environment variables and projects across instances.
    Session Goal 3

    Attendees will understand the native capabilities for monitoring SSIS package execution and the amazing new tools for natively troubleshooting a package.

    Please note, this will be an afternoon meeting at the Microsoft office, drinks and snacks will be available.
    Meeting Schedule for Thursday, April 17th, 2014:
    • 2:30 - 2:40 - Greeting and Housekeeping
    • 2:40 - 3:40 - Presentation
    • 3:40 - 4:00 - Door Prizes and wrap up
    We look forward to seeing you all soon!
    Microsoft Office
    10801 Mastin Blvd.
    Suite 620
    Overland Park, KS  66210


    Monday, April 21, 2014

    5:30 PM

  • Come meet and work with other civic-minded folks passionate about open government and civic tech! Hack Night is a weekly event hosted by Code for America, so come by and work on a civic project you have already started, start a new project, or collaborate with others on their projects. Bonus: we typically have snacks and booze!
    Be sure and sign up at the national Brigade site:
    And join our Google+ community too!

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    Part I: Walk-through Windows Azure

    Lately Microsoft has been adding a new set of features to Windows Azure nearly every month, giving developers more tools to use in the cloud. At the same time, they continue to enhance the existing features that have been available since the beginning. This adds a new complexity to the development process as the tools are changing and it is not based on installing a new version of the .NET framework or Visual Studio. AJi Software will present an update-to-date session covering what is available in Windows Azure and how you can use it to make better cloud applications.

    Part II: Walk-through ASP.NET Content Management Systems

    Long over are the days where it made sense to open Visual Studio, clicked new Web Project, and started building your corporate website. Online presence is all about content and marketing departments now need tools that allow for a steady stream of content to be produced. In this session we will walk-through some of the top Content Management Systems (CMS) written with on the ASP.NET platform and discuss the features designed for developers and marketing teams to help bridge the gap between departments.

    Event Details

      • Date: April 24, 2014
      • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
      • Speakers: Jeff Julian, John Alexander
      • Address: Microsoft - Corporate Woods, 10801 Mastin Street, #620, Overland Park, KS 66210

    More InformationRegister Here or Call (816)527-0300


    May Breakfast- B2B Social: 3 Perspectives | May 2nd at Grand St. Cafe
    Social media is different in the B2B world, or is it? How do top agencies, brands & entrepreneurs in the business to business space leverage social media to reach out to new prospects, communicate with current clients and create brand awareness?
    At our May breakfast we'll hear from two marketers who do all these things through their company's social channels.
    Whether you work in the B2B or B2C space, this breakfast will give tips on how social can be used in the business world to help meet objectives and create valuable growth.


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