• Stanford's Comedy Club
    7328 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS (map)
    38.913002 -94.671272

  • 119th & Metcalf. Same corner as Price Chopper.
  • Security is a serious business. Therefore, we are going to have our first meeting of Summer 2016 at Stanford's Comedy Club. We will meet at the patio where you can order food & drinks (or not order anything at all if you are on diet).
    Here is how we are going to do it. Each attendee will share how he or she practices personal cyber security. Then, the host Alex Aye will elaborate or moderate.
    [ Keywords: identity theft protection, email security, fool the data miners, stop using public WiFi, banking security, data encryption, online privacy. ]
    Attendees are free to discuss as much as they want, or nothing at all. Meeting will last one hour. At the end, attendees can go home, or enjoy Stanford's Open Mic night where servers from a popular chicken wing joint will show off their pole-dancing and joke-telling skills. There is no cover charge for our MeetUp members.
    We'll see you there.

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    • Black Dog Coffee House

      12815 W 87th St, LenexaKS (map)
    • Hopefully the big room in back--look for the group with laptops
    • Saturday Meeting Format 
      Our Saturday meetings are free-formed. Attendees bring up topics that interest them or that they want feedback on. Attendees are welcome to participate or just kick back and soak in the discussions. There are also no dumb questions! If you're just starting out this is a great opportunity to ask questions.
      The meeting structure usually follows this format:
      * Introductions / meet and greet new members
      Open group discussion on any development topic, concern or question; discussing any new happenings that interest the group
      * Get help s
      etting up your development environment, looking at code, quick demos, etc. (time permitting)
      All levels welcome!
      Maybe you have been using using PHP for a week or even a decade--we all have things to learn and share. If you enjoy working with PHP, or want to learn more about it this meeting is for you.
      Get Involved
      If you're looking for a presentation-focused event with talks and demos, check out our weeknight meetups. We would also love to have you present! Please contact an organizer through Meetup or talk after a meeting to tell us more about your topic.


    • Stowers Institute

      1000 E 50th St, Kansas CityMO (map)
    • Park in the garage and enter the main building to the west of the garage. Follow the signs and turn right at the security desk.
    • Please join us for an evening of looking at the exciting past month of PHP news and hacking on open source projects. If you would like some help on your own project, bring it in! 
      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 - Lightning Talk: Last Month in PHP
      6:30pm - Hack on open source projects!
      Rate the talks! 
      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, Laravel, 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!


    September 12th, 2016 Meeting
    Our third meeting for 2016 will feature Roy Boxwell (SEGUS), Kai Stroh (UBS Hainer), and Jase Alpers (IBM).  During the lunch hour we will have an optional product demo by Ulf Heinrich – Director of Solutions Delivery at SEGUS.
    Here is our agenda for the September 12th meeting:
    8:00 to 8:30 am Check in and continental breakfast
    8:30 to 8:45 am IBM
    IBM Announcements – Shri Shrimali, IBM
    8:45 to 10:00 am – Roy Boxwell, SEGUS
    BIF/ICI Detection
    10:00 to 10:15 am Break
    10:15 to 11:30 am – Ulf Heinrich, SEGUS
    SQL Audit
    11:30 to 12:30 pm Lunch (sponsored by SEGUS)
    Optional product demo by Ulf Heinrich, SEGUS
    12:30 to 2:00 pm –  Kai Stroh, UBS Hainer
    Test Data Management – Concepts and Methods
    2:00 to 2:15 pm Break
    2:15 to 3:30 pm – Jase Alpers, IBM
    Runstats Challenges for Optimal Query Performance
    3:30 to 3:35 pm Stefan Kolev, President
    User Group Announcements
    Speaker Bios:
    Roy Boxwell has more than 28 years of DB2 experience – 25 of those acquired in MVS, OS/390 and z/OS environments. He specializes in installation, migration, and performance monitoring and tuning.  Roy leads the SEG development team responsible for the real time database maintenance solutions and is currently involved in the development of new DB2 HealthCheck products.  He is also an active participant and contributor on the IDUG DB2 Listserve and sends out our monthly DB2 newsletter
    Ulf Heinrich is the Director of Solutions Delivery at SEG. Ulf’s specialties are DB2 availability and performance, focusing on the growing requirement for 24×7 operations and cost reduction. As a consultant at large customer sites, he has implemented database maintenance procedures and recovery strategies, and also experienced the pitfalls of recovery scenarios under real world recovery pressure. Ulf’s activities cover EMEA, as well as North America through SE’s U.S. subsidiary, SEGUS Inc.
    Kai Stroh earned a Computer Science degree from the University of Darmstadt and is a mainframe software developer specializing in DB2 utilities for z/OS. He designs and builds innovative DB2 applications and utilities often working onsite or remotely with UBS’ international clients. He easily navigates his way around DB2 dumps and knows how to move data and definitions across DB2 versions, and this includes the unique in-house DB2 subsystems which each have their own little technical adaptations. 
    Jase Alpers is part of the DB2 for z/OS optimizer development team out of the IBM Silicon Valley Lab.  He is a frequent speaker on DB2 query optimization having presented at IOD as well as many DB2 user groups over the years.  Jase has more than 15 years experience with DB2 in application development, consulting, DB2 support, and DB2 optimizer development.  Prior to joining the DB2 optimizer team, Jase led the SQL performance and Relational Data Systems DB2 support teams.  Jase's work is focused on driving improvements to DB2 query optimization as well as deep dive analysis and resolution of SQL performance problems.  In the last several releases of DB2, Jase has designed and delivered enhancements to automate identification and management of which statistics to collect for optimal query performance.

    BIF/ICI detection
    Don’t let ICIs put your DB2 application in the ICU! - How to discover incompatible changes.
    ·         The what and why of ICIs
    If you’ve been paying close attention, you will have noticed that over the course of the past couple releases of DB2 for z/OS, IBM has been making changes that can modify the behavior of your DB2 application programs. The number of incompatible changes being introduced by IBM started off slowly in DB2 9 but has grown to a significant number today. So much so that there are ways to trace incompatible changes (using IFCIDs and ICIs, or Incompatible Change Indicators), as well as methods to repress the changes, even if only for a period of time.
    ·         Ways to deal with incompatibilities
    This session will discuss the incompatible changes, their potential impact on your applications, as well as provide guidance on how to tackle the whole experience. And you’ll also see how to make it easier to manage and control these incompatible changes. With all of this information at your disposal, you can make sure that your DB2 applications do not wind up in the ICU (intensive care unit)!
    ·         Customer experiences
    Now that we all know everything about ICI’s, let us have a look at how you can find where the “bad guys” are and how to continuously check that everything is ok. This presentation will show how you can find out ICI details for static and dynamic SQL, and then we will show real customer results from a “BiF hunt”.
    SQL Audit
    Compliance with compliments! Viable DB2 z/OS workload tracking
    Audit and Compliance is a need that many companies want and have to fulfill. There’s different ways and tools that promise to be able to do it, but what can they really do and what are the associated costs? This presentation introduces DB2 10/11 technology exploitation that delivers any DML, DDL, DCL being executed in a DB2 environment along with identification details. Learn how you can run Audit analytics against a longterm repository, pinpointing who executed a query, when and from where. Analyze your entire workload to understand access patterns and abnormalities.
    Test Data Management - Concepts and Methods

    We will discuss test data management and the issues that DBA's and staff must deal with to supply various DB2 environments with fresh data quickly, efficiently and in a way that saves resources, automates processes and improves data delivery times. Rapid data provisioning, data masking, and test data management topics with emphasis on DB2 z/OS will be addressed, as well as, supporting DB2 LUW, Oracle, SQL Server.
    Runstats Challenges for Optimal Query Performance

    Accurate and relevant statistics are the basis of reliable good query performance.  How do I identify the important statistics?  How do I manage statistics collection?  What new features does DB2 for z/OS provide to help with runstats challenges?  In this session, we'll answer these questions and more as we discuss various runstats challenges and misconceptions.

    Member Fees
    The membership fees for 2016 remain unchanged from 2015 and the breakdown is as follows:
    2016 Fee Structure:
    Annual Membership $180.00
    Pay in Advance Single Event $ 55.00
    Late Registration/Walk in Single Event $ 65.00
    Please Note:  There are options to purchase annual memberships as well as individual meetings through the website.

    Meeting Location
    A reminder that our meetings are held at Kansas University -
    Edwards Campus, Regnier Building at 127th and Quivira in Overland Park.
    *** Please note this is the Regnier Building at KU-E, NOT the ***
    *** Regnier Building at Johnson County Community College. ***
    Kansas University - Edwards Campus
    12600 Quivira Rd
    Overland Park, KS 66213-2402
    Maps and directions are available here:
    The Regnier building is in the southeast corner of the complex, and you will find parking in front of that building off of 127th St. Our exact room will be posted on the information screen as you enter the building.
    I hope to see you on September 12th!


  • Central Library - Meeting Room 312

    14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.102276 -94.583916

  • We'll be in meeting room 312 - It is on the 3rd floor of the library. To the left as you get out of the elevator or go up the stairs.
  • Networking begins at 7pm and the presentation begins at 7:30pm.
    Retargeting/Remarketing with WordPress with Brianna Privett
    An overview with best practices for successful remarketing to visitors of your WordPress website.
    NOTE - This meeting room has limited space, so please do not RSVP if you do not plan to attend.

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    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    6:30 PM

  • Wirestream

    521 Walnut, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.107872 -94.581406

  • Have an app? Check! 
    Can it save data locally? Check!
    Can it synchronize its data with the cloud?
    If you didn't answer yes to that last question then join the KC Mobile .NET Developers Group to learn about data architectures for mobile applications. We'll dive into working with the Azure Web API with Xamarin.Form.
    (And even if you did answer yes come join the meetup as we'll also be talking a bit about this fall's Xamarin Dev Days)
    Speaker: Yair Segal (Founder, Peach Software)
    Sponsor: TBD
    Location: Wirestream
    Parking: the lot across Walnut from Planters is available for parking for free after 6:00 PM

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  • VML

    250 Northwest Richards Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.120640 -94.590271

  • This month I thought I'd do a preview of the talk I'm getting together for DrupalCorn - "Vue.js and Drupal - An Awesome Combo For Building Rich Client Experiences In Drupal". It will be focused on the front-end bits (no custom modules, etc.) and how to integrate Vue.js with Drupal 8 so everything should be applicable for any Drupal developer.
    We'll also have plenty of time for questions and general discussions.

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