• Hammerspace

    440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO (map)

  • 1/2 block east of Oak St. on 63rd St.
  • 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.

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    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    5:30 PM

  • Garmin International

    1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, KS (map)

  • See invite for detailed instructions
  • Abstract
    Data is an emergent property of a system. Correctly processed and integrated data surfaces insight. In this talk, we'll look at a few ways to integrate services and data in batch and streaming scenarios with Spring Batch, Spring Integration, and Spring Cloud Stream.
    Josh (@starbuxman) is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O'Reilly's upcoming "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry") and 3 best-selling video trainings (including "Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons" w/ Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin)
    Location Details 
    Garmin's address is 1200 E 151st, Olathe, KS 66062 
    For your convenience, navigate to point B on this map of Garmin's campus. You will enter where the red marker is.
    • When you reach 151st and Maffie Cir you can find our location by finding the tallest building at Garmin. Due to construction do NOT use Ridgeview.
    • You will be able to enter through the left most door until 6:55 pm when the doors will be locked (image).
    NOTE: The regular lot is under construction. Please park in the garage (near the entrance). You will need enter the North East Doors as usual.
    All guests to Garmin need to register (with Frank) upon entering the North Lobby. The doors will need to be locked at 6:55 so Frank can attend the meeting, therefore if you are late you will need to contact Frank directly via meetup.  
    • 5:30 - 6:30pm - Social Hour with food provided by Keyhole Software
    • 6:30pm - Presentation
    • Afterwards anyone who is interested is invited to join us at Austin’s Bar and Grill located at 2103 E 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062 for an informal social. Drinks and appetizers will be sponsored by Keyhole Software For directions, click here

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    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    6:30 PM

  • Centriq

    8700 State Line Rd. Suite 200, Leawood, KS (map)

  • --  How to setup your own SSH based GIT server
    --  How to setup your own file-system based GIT server
    --  Creating the Repository
    --  Usage of most of the commands including merging / rebasing / stashing / squashing
    --  Showing actual workflow during a project
    --  Interaction between members of a team

    Ray Harris Mini-Bio:

    Ray has been in the IT industry for over 20 years. He has functioned as a software analyst, developer, project manager and software architect in the transportation arena; mutual fund financial services arena; health provider and insurance arena; mechanical engineering arena; video, voice and data cable provider arena; and most recently, the IT Benchmarking arena. Ray has experience in all areas of software development and architecture including COBOL/DB2 batch data processing, client server data processing and internet web applications in both the Microsoft .NET and Java/J2EE environments. He was the project leader for several conversions on the mutual fund data processing environment of DST Systems, including the Russell Funds (a $2.4 Trillion Investment firm) - creator of the Russell 2000 Index. Ray has experience as the lead java architect on the Suddenlink Inc. (a 1.4 million customer cable company) Customer Selfcare Portal system, and the ITHC Benchmarking system. He was also the technical lead on several other projects: the Wells Dairy Blue Bunny ice cream website, the Burger King restaurant management portal, the HNTB (a $4 Billion Mechanical Enginering firm) Engineering Sales/Marketing/Project management website, the Simon Malls vendor/partner management website, and the QWEST circuit pricing project. Ray graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematical Sciences. Ray received his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1990 from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Currently, Ray is consulting for Balance Point Corp., is a part owner of an IT Benchmarking company, teaches at Penn Valley Community College, and owns his own consulting company.

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    Want to have a local, FREE, all day (Saturday) event focused on Xamarin? Dev Days 2016 will be formally announced by Xamarin at the end of June and if we can get 100 or more developers to commit to attending then we have a very good chance of bringing Xamarin Dev Days to Kansas City.  Please sign up at the link below!


    We are two weeks away from early bird registration for AIM Heartland Developers Conference (HDC), the longest running software design and development conference in the region. Get involved with the conference now by either submitting a session proposal by May 27 or contacting us to claim a sponsor exhibit table at the conference before spots fill up. 

    AIM HDC early bird registration begins June 7. Register by July 18 to receive a discount off general conference registration, and we will see you in September!


    Friday, May 27, 2016 11:00 AM


    Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

    2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Kansas City's longest running science fiction convention. Conquest 46: The Adventure Begins Here is brought to you by Kansas City's Science Fiction and Fantasy Society.
    At-the-Door Registration Rates:
    Full Weekend: $65 (adults), $37.50 (kids 6-12)
    Friday One-Day: $30 (adults), $15 (kids 6-12)
    Saturday One-Day: $40 (adults), $20 (kids 6-12)
    Sunday One-Day: : $30 (adults), $15 (kids 6-12)
    Military service member with valid ID: $5 off their individual registration.
    At-the-Door Registration Hours:
    Friday, May 27:
    noon until Opening Ceremonies
    After Opening Ceremonies until 8 p.m.
    A mobile registration staff will be available until midnight for late arrival badge pickup.
    Saturday, May 28:
    8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    6:00 PM

  • Hammerspace

    440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO (map)

  • 1/2 block east of Oak St. on 63rd St.
  • This is a meet-up night for tech-minded HammerSpace members!
    Help our newest (and youngest) instructor test his game programming class he plans on teaching several times over the Summer. The first 5 people to sign up get to take this practice class. This practice class is FREE BTW, and open to ages 13-113 years old. Details below...
    Mapping For Source (Engine)
    Bring your laptop with a Steam account and a Source running game (Half Life, Half Life Ep 1, Half Life Ep 2, Portal 2, and/or Counter Strike), and learn how to make your own custom maps/levels. Have an idea in mind of what kind of map you would like to create, and maybe even a sketch of what you want to build. You will learn the basics of the Hammer editor, including basic geometry forming, lighting, and prop placing, or more if there is time. Please have one or more of the games already downloaded and installed before the class to save you time.

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