DeVry University

11224 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO (map) 

  • Thanks to Cowtown Computer Congress of Kansas City for providing meeting space this month. CCCKC is located on campus of DeVry University at 11225 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO. We are located in room 115. Park in front of the campus, come in through the front doors and proceed to back hallway, take a right down the hall.
    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:
    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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    Saturday, May 2, 2015

    1:00 PM

    Johnson County Library, Leawood Pioneer

    4700 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS (map)

  • This is an advanced topics meeting. It covers specialized topics and is intended to show some of the advanced capabilities of R. We have one topic selected already: JJ is going to talk about mining Twitter feeds in R. I'd like to have at least one more speaker, if possible. If not, we will have an open discussion about R.
    If you are interested in giving a talk, send me (Steve Simon) an email,, or respond to me via

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    Friday, May 1, 2015

    7:00 PM

  • DeVry University

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

  • DeVry University, Room 115, 11225 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO
  • Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. will be our weekly open house, meeting, and project night. We may start a bit early for members that want to know what we are planning for upcoming events, board meetings, etc. but we will try to get it out of the way before the night officially begins at 7:00 p.m.
    Keep an eye on MeetUp to see what events will be coming up. We may be having movie nights, build nights, PPPRS team sign ups and building, community out reach events, and more. Don't forget Maker Faire is coming up and we'll start planning for that fun event!

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    Thursday, April 30, 2015
    6:30 PM

    Red Nova Labs

    4830 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, KS (map)

  • Park in the lot across 49th St then head through the door and down the stairs!
  • **Red Nova is at Rainbow and 49th St, slightly West of the Plaza. Park in the lot across 49th St then head through the door and down the stairs!**

    Join us for an introduction to Object Oriented Programming in PHP and WordPress.  We'll take a brief look at theory: Why should you be using OOP? How does it benefit you? Why is it a good choice for the community? And then we'll get our hands dirty and create a WordPress plugin using OOP techniques and software design patterns.  You'll even get the source code and the plugin if you want to try them out on your own sites.

    This talk is geared towards people who have built (or attempted to build!) WordPress Themes and Plugins. We'll assume a basic, but not advanced, level of PHP knowledge.  Can't wait to see you!

    Networking begins at 6:30 and the presentation begins at 7:00.

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    [If you are a recruiter or an employer, and wishing to attend, please RSVP directly to Kunjan Shah.] 
    For our April meetup, Don Huff will present about Animation Techniques on iOS. Learn how to add polish to your apps by employing animations to provide subtle usability affordances or delightful "wow" moments. We will cover "dos and don'ts" of animations while getting hands-on with various iOS animation techniques provided by built-in views as well as the CoreAnimation framework. Depending on time availability, Kevin Peck may step up an provide some Android examples as well.
    A location for this meetup is still TBD. We will update that before the meetup.
    Folks, we have limited seating at this location, so if you decide to not attend please update your RSVPs as soon as you can so that wait listed members can plan ahead. Also, if you are on the wait list, please reach out to me, and we can set up extra seating.
    Present at the Mobile App Developers Meetup
    If you have a project you want to show and talk with the group about for future meetups, please contact us. If you would like to hear about any specific topic in any future meetups, please feel free to let the us know!
    We have a new Linkedin Group to stay in touch out side of the meetup. You can join here:
    Please note the meetup location - Enterprise Center of Johnson County 8527 Bluejacket Street, Lenexa, KS 66214.
    6:00-6:30 - Socializing and meeting other members.
    6:30-7:30 - Presentations from members
    7:30-8:00 - Follow-up discussions with members.


    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    6:00 PM

    Lexmark Enterprise Software

    8900 Renner Road, Lenexa, KS (map)

  • Jordan Day is going to present a talk on the benefits of Elixir and give an overview of how it's used in production @Lexmark Enterprise Software (formerly Perceptive Software). Food will be provided!

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    Garmin International

    1200 E 151st St, Olathe, KS


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