Meeting Topic: It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Lady Sings "Done Done"

If Wagner's Brunnhilde had been a Scrummaster instead of a Valkerie, she'd be singing "It ain't a feature until it's 'done done.'" How could such a simple concept as "done done" have such a dramatic impact as on-time delivery of zero defect software?
Find out at the next AgileKC meeting to be held the second Thursday in March (03/11/10) at 6:30 pm at the Pizza Shoppe in Overland Park, KS
(5285 W. 95th St which is on the south side of 95th street just east of Nall Avenue). For $8 you get all-you-can-eat pizza and soft drinks.

Hear personal testimony from believers who have made it work. Find
out:

* The fundamentals of the technique
* Straight forward and practical steps to implementation
* The dramatic impact it has on on-time delivery of defect free software
* Why your customer should care
* Why you should care

Would it work in your environment? Come and ask!


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WHERE: Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS
WHEN: 6:00 PM
TOPIC: Extending Your Applications with MEF
If you've ever attempted to write your own custom plug in model in .net, you probably found yourself working with Reflection more than you would have preferred. Thankfully, the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) has been created in order to provide an alternative to the traditional reflection model. In this session, James tasks about what MEF is and why it's important. He'll show you how to download and reference the assemblies into your .net 3.5 applications as well as how it compares to the traditional Reflection model. Throughout the demonstrations James will provide you a number of examples on how MEF can be used in your applications to provide a robust plug in model.
SPEAKER: James Eggers
James is a Software Engineer for Archer Technologies, a division of RSA in Overland Park, KS. He's been working with .Net since Beta 2 back in 2001. He's the project coordinator for the SchemaSpy Task for NAnt project on Codeplex and a contributing developer on the .Net Migrations database migration project. In addition, he writes a number of articles on his blog located at http://RandomActsOfCoding.Blogspot.com.
SPONSOR: KForce
At Kforce, we believe that Great People = Great Results. By understanding what drives our specialty industries, becoming involved in our communities on a professional and personal basis, following a disciplined process of identifying quality candidates, partnering with employers to understand their core business and their employment requirements, and delivering exceptional service, we achieve great results for all concerned.


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Please join us for a networking event on March 3rd @ 5:30pm at Sol Cantina in Midtown's Martini Corner!

The intent of this event is to network with other local IT Professionals, and create business opportunities. We aim for a laid back atmosphere, and attire can be business casual to casual. Please only bring your business card or vcard to exchange, no resumes or portfolios.

Registration is required: http://kcit.eventbrite.com/

Once you register, you'll recieve a "ticket" via email....please print this out and bring it to the event. You *must* be a member of KC IT Professionals in order to attend this event, this will be verified via your event ticket.


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Hello All !
Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, Feb 24, 2010
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: Cjk Software
Food and door prizes will be provided by : Cjk Softwa
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PLEASE RE-REPLY SINCE THE PLAN HAS CHANGED .... In order to ensure that we have enough food for you, please click *REPLY* to this email, and let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

This month's topic is:

Project Opportunities and Technology Pods (speaker: John Krzysztow)

There is a Growing demand for new technology solutions. Tools and technologies are being developed faster than training facilities and colleges can teach. John K of Cjk Software will discuss opportunities and new sub groups that will help grow opportunities for the membership. It will be a c! areer incubator approach of learning these new technologies. He will also discuss proven job techniques and strategies to help struggling professional reenter the workforce.

John Krzysztow BIO:

John Krzysztow is president of KCWebPros and Cjk Software Consultants, Inc. Cjk Software specializes in Web Development, Design, Maintenance and Repair; Business Intelligence; IT Consulting.
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Our website URL is: http://www.kcwebpros.com
See You There !!!


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Meeting Date: 2/16/2010 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center Metcalf South Shopping Center

This month we will continue our discussion on anti-virus and anyispyware/antimalware applications. We got a pretty good start last month but maybe we need to focus on other issues brought up in the meeting and what the bad guys do to stop us from getting rid of them once they have found a place on our machines. Where can we turn for help?

In addition, we will start taking a deeper look into Windows 7. Those of you with Windows 7 laptops bring them with you and those with Vista being yours also. We can compare the differences and similarities among Windows XP, Vista and 7..

As usual, there will be a question and answer session and other topics discussed you may find interesting so come and bring your expertise.

Door Prize One Microsoft Lifscam VX-1000 webcam with software for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 32 and 64 bit.

Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center Metcalf South Shopping Center 96th & Metcalf, Overland Park, KS (Please enter the door of Metcalf South on the lower level of the shopping center on the West - You will find New Horizons inside the center area.)
Room: 6 see a map at
www.newhorizonskc.com


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Regular HUG Access SIG Meeting 2/17/2010 6:30 pm Regnier 2nd floor

Presentation 1: Tips on Access Validation Rules; Tips on Access Combo Boxes -- Janet Gelsinger of Hallmark

Presentation 2:
Demo of merging customized Access report attachments through Outlook -- Lisa Friedrichsen of JCCC.
(VBA code uses DAO data connection)

Presentation 3: DAO vs. ADO data models within Access VBA - what's the difference and why care? -- Jim Watkins of Heritage Computing

As usual, also please bring your Access triumphs and challenges.


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Share Point SIG of HUG at JCCC, Regnier 2nd Floor at 6:30 pm Refreshments

Presenter: Jason Darling a SharePoint Developer for HNTB will be presenting this month at the SharePoint User's Group.

From SharePoint to ShareTube
Video solutions for SharePoint

Video in the workplace: Overview and business value

Demos:
Embed Windows Media Player into a SharePoint site.
Load a video player dynamically using data-view web parts and custom SharePoint lists.

Concept and Intro:
Styling your solution
Using Search for the True Web 2.0 Experience

Also AvePoint will be sponsoring our meeting. They will be providing food and refreshments - pizza and drinks - with prizes. Please RSVP if you are attending so we can plan on food.

They will also speak for a few minutes.


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The third annual Coders 4 Charities weekend is scheduled for Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Centriq Training in Kansas City, Missouri. The weekend pairs up teams of web developers, designers and analysts with representatives of local charities who receive "extreme makeovers" of web sites or full online applications for their use in just 48 hours.

For more information, go to: http://coders4charities.org.


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