Some time in the first few months of the year 2012, the Kansas City metro will be hosting a User Group Leadership Summit.

Contact Lee Brandt, the leader of the .Net user Group if you are interested in participating (http://kcdnug.com/contact/). Here is more info from Lee:

I am attempting to put together a User Group Leadership Summit here in Kansas City. I think it is really sad that we silo ourselves by language and technology. I understand the need for special interest groups and groups focused on specific technologies (after all I run the Kansas City .Net Special Interest Group). What is sad is that we don't seem to cross those boundaries. Michael Gelphman has done a great job of bridging that gap somewhat, but I want us to be able to cross-pollinate ideas and events. For instance, I had no idea that there was a Ruby conference in Kansas city until a couple of months ago. It got me to thinking if there were other groups having events that I may miss because I am not plugged into this communities and I thought this might be a great opportunity to get all the user group leaders together to talk about how we can share information.

If you are interested, please let me know and I will arrange a lunch (or drinks) for us at a geographically neutral location (like midtown, 39th-ish). Also, if you have any good ideas for a meeting place/time, please send that as well.


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Here is a chance to win software, laptops, and passes to conferences. Dotnetrocks will be giving away some great stuff all year long.

Go to this URL, sign up, and answer the 20 questions to be entered in every drawing from now on.

http://www.dotnetrocks.com/fanpage.aspx


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From Lee Brandt, leader of the .Net User Group.
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Hello All:

I am attempting to put together a User Group Leadership Summit here in Kansas City. I think it is really sad that we silo ourselves by language and technology. I understand the need for special interest groups and groups focused on specific technologies (after all I run the Kansas City .Net Special Interest Group). What is sad is that we don't seem to cross those boundaries. Michael Gelphman has done a great job of bridging that gap somewhat, but I want us to be able to cross-pollinate ideas and events. For instance, I had no idea that there was a Ruby conference in Kansas city until a couple of months ago. It got me to thinking if there were other groups having events that I may miss because I am not plugged into this communities and I thought this might be a great opportunity to get all the user group leaders together to talk about how we can share information.

If you are interested, please let me know and I will arrange a lunch (or drinks) for us at a geographically neutral location (like midtown, 39th-ish). Also, if you have any good ideas for a meeting place/time, please send that as well.


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The annual Christmas party of the Heartland Users Group will be held at Johnson County Community College, 2nd Floor Regnier Bldg. December 21st at 6:30 pm.

There are two important agenda items that I think you'd all enjoy:

1. Some of my CWEB 110 students will be presenting their final Web site projects to update the current Heartland Users Group Web site, www.hugkc.org The final projects will focus on validated coding -- xhtml 1 and css 2. The HUGKC.org officers who are present will be voting on the winner.

As you may know, hugkc.org supports 3 different SIGs (Special Interest Groups): Windows/Freeware, SharePoint, and Access. We are also in the process of starting a 4th SIG, a WEB SIG.

2. The Access SIG also has a little party during this meeting which includes a White Elephant Technology Gift Exchange.

So wrap up an old computer/technological treasure to exchange at the party, come see the student Web sites, and come see what the Heartland Users Group is doing on December 21st!

Thanks for your support,
Lisa Friedrichsen


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We currently meet every Thusday in our new shared work space. Meetings start at 7pm and are open to all those interested. If your interested in seeing what we're all about, come on a Thursday to see all the current projects. When you get here just give us a call and we'll come let you in. The number down in the cave is (202) 621-2252.

http://www.meetup.com/Cowtown-Computer-Congress/events/43508902/?a=me2o_grp&rv=me2o


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Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, TUE, December 13, 2011
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Food and door prizes will be provided by : *Many Sponsors*
________________________________________
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 !

It's time for our Annual Christmas/Holiday Party!
6:30 PM, TUE, December 13, 2011

We will collectively celebrate the year, count our blessings, remember the many things we are thankful for, thank our many sponsors, and have great fellowship, food and good cheer!
We'll also have several recruiting companies attending so that everyone can network together, and get ready for the New Year!
(there are no regular meetings the week of Thanksgiving nor C! hristmas due to the holidays)
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Our website URL is: http://www.kcwebpros.com


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Here is the sign-up page for the KCDNUG holiday party.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CT)

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1678541563


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Tech entrepreneurs in and around KC, join us for happy hour!

Venture Fridays is a simple but fun concept: The startup culture of Kansas City and surrounding areas is invited to gather at our private office lounge to discuss what we’re all thinking about, working on, needing help with, and might do for each other. Existing or aspiring entrepreneurs of all types and ages are invited. Let’s raise our glasses to building the entrepreneurial culture beyond ourselves.

Doors are open on Rainbow Boulevard (Westwood, Kan.) 4 to 6 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of every month. Who are your hosts? We’re a web marketing metacompany, still whiffing the baby powder of our start in 2009. We work hard, and we play hard. Sometimes Venture Fridays will be co-located with other events, sometimes not. Either way, we’ll be here drinking and thinking. Will you? Drop in.

No soliciting or mooching please (entrepreneurial mojo required; read more in Discussions).

Want to present your idea, get feedback, or find testers? Have an idea for an awesome entrepreneurial jam? We invite startup stimulation. Contact Carrie at Red Nova Labs.
http://www.meetup.com/VentureFridays/events/39872082/?a=me2p_grp&rv=me2p


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Hello All !
Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, TUE, December 13, 2011
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Food and door prizes will be provided by : *Many Sponsors*
________________________________________
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 !

It's time for our Annual Christmas/Holiday Party!
6:30 PM, TUE, December 13, 2011

We will collectively celebrate the year, count our blessings, remember the many things we are thankful for, thank our many sponsors, and have great fellowship, food and good cheer!
We'll also have several recruiting companies attending so that everyone can network together, and get ready for the New Year!
(there are no regular meetings the week of Thanksgiving nor C! hristmas due to the holidays)
________________________________________
Our website URL is: http://www.kcwebpros.com


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Many of us have been doing Object Oriented Programming (OOP) since their first "hello World" program or just forgot the concepts behind functional programming.

The goal of this meetup is to help you get started with functional programming or refresh your memory without going over elementary details.

* Functional programming is when functions, not objects or procedures, are the fundamental building blocks of a program

http://www.meetup.com/KCDevelopers/events/39631312/?a=ea1_lnm&rv=ea1


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November 2011 KCSEM Event
Having trouble understanding what you might need to do to gain visibility in the search engines? KCSEM will be reviewing websites in quick collaborative sessions to provide insight on what you might want to consider as next steps in getting your site a presence for desired terms. We ask that site URLs be submitted to KCSEM in advance of the site clinic to help us preview the sites to be reviewed. Don’t have a site? Or don’t want yours’ reviewed? That’s fine! Come anyway, and learn key aspects that may help your site to perform well in search engine results and network with a bunch of nice, smart folks. DemandCon is KCSEM’s November event sponsor. Co-founder Shawn Elledge will be on hand to discuss the next DemandCon conference and why you should be there.

The Wheat Room at Barley’s Brewhaus and Restaurant
6:30PM
16649 Midland Drive
Shawnee, KS 66217
(913) 268-5160


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Hey everybody. This is going to be the first official meetup of this group. Hope everyone can make it. And I hope we can make this a regular thing.

http://www.meetup.com/KC-Video-Game-Developers/events/41338302/


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The next KC R user group meeting is 2 weeks from tomorrow... Saturday,
December 3rd at 2pm.

We're going to try having it in a conference room on the second floor
of Cherry Hall at UMKC (5030 Cherry St Kansas City, MO). Parking is
available just behind the Administration building off of Oak. Here's a
google map.

(Thanks, Bob!)

So far we have two people signed up to present a short topic:
Me on the text mining package
Steve on creating models inside a loop

I think it would be fun to get a few more people to show a little
something.


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We currently meet every Thusday in our new shared work space. Meetings start at 7pm and are open to all those interested. If your interested in seeing what we're all about, come on a Thursday to see all the current projects. When you get here just give us a call and we'll come let you in. The number down in the cave is (202) 621-2252.

Meetup link.


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After a huge success as the second SharePoint Saturday event in what has become a world-wide phenomenon, SharePoint Saturday Kansas City is back for its fourth year on Saturday, December 10th, 2011. We set the standard. Now we’re back, bigger and better, to show that Kansas City is a leading center for Information Technology and SharePoint Professionals.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Vegetarian options are available by choosing Yes on the questionairre. For attendees who stay until the very end and turn in an event survey there will be prize drawings for various items. In the past these items have included an XBox 360, Books, and gift certficates from various vendors and sponsors. Wireless internet is also available. We will send out a form 1-2 weeks prior to the event with the wireless internet form. You can also access the form at our website.

Thank you for your interest in SharePoint Saturday Kansas City!

For more information please visit our website at http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/kc or email us at sharepointsaturdaykc@gmail.com.

Sign up here.


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A Day with Microsoft Virtualization, Hyper-V, SCVMM 2012 and SCOM 2012…Oh My
Event ID: 1032498170
Doubletree Overland Park 10100 College Blvd
Overland Park Kansas 66210-1462
United States

Register by Phone: 1-877-MSEVENT 9AM-7PM EST M-F
Meal: Yes
Click here to register.

Presenter(s): John Weston and Kevin Remde.
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Azure, Windows Server and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Audience(s): IT Generalist.

· Are you currently a VMware administrator?
· Are you looking to understand what cloud (public, private, hybrid) is and what it can do for you?
· Have recent industry announcements made you want to take a look at alternative ways to take your datacenter to the next generation?
· Do you want to learn about the next set of Microsoft Virtualization technologies?


If you answered yes to any of those questions then come spend an exciting day with your Microsoft TechNet IT Pro evangelists. You will take a technical look at how the Microsoft Virtualization technologies can provide you the Cloud on Your Terms?


Microsoft virtualization technologies provide you a solid foundation for delivering IT as a Service to take your business to the private cloud. Our Private Cloud solution is not just about virtualization. We offer strong management capabilities, using which you can holistically manage all of your services and applications, which is where you’re true business value lies, not in VMs or physical servers. Using our solution, you can get deep application insights and therefore deliver business SLAs with confidence. Microsoft offers virtualization that spans from desktop to data center to the cloud. We offer a comprehensive and customer-centric solution with more choice, flexibility, and cost savings than VMware.

In the morning session we will take a look at the Microsoft virtualization technologies including Hyper-V, SCVMM 2012, SCOM 2012 and all the products to take your DC to the next level. Hyper-V offers best-in-class performance for Microsoft workloads (SharePoint, SQL Server, and Exchange) and you can rely on Hyper-V to virtualize Tier-1 data center applications with confidence. System Center 2012 provides a common management offering full visibility and control for your IT pros across your hybrid environments. At the same time, we continue to empower your application owners with self-service to make sure they can deliver agile app experiences to their businesses. System Center 2012 technologies, you can take advantage of existing datacenter investments with 3rd party integration and provides your infrastructure cross platform management and automation from the metal up. We know that you have made existing investments in your datacenter, and we can integrate and extend upon existing systems.


In the afternoon session you will be allowed to explore the technologies on your terms:

· Do you want to install some of the technologies and take it for a test drive like?
o Windows Server 2008 R2
o Configure Hyper-V for best Practices
o Configure a test environment (networking , a DC VM, a VM for SCVMM)
o Download, install, and fire up SCVMM 2012


· Are you looking to take a Microsoft Certification exam? Exams we can talk about:

o 70-659 TS: Windows Server 2008 R, Server Virtualization (Hyper-V + VMM)

o 70-400 TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring


· Or do you just want more Technical nuggets?


We are here for you in the afternoon, and will be there to help answer the questions you really care about!


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The idea is to get as many developers in the same room as we can and coding. Bring in your own projects, get help from other developers, mentor those new to python, share expertise or do whatever else you like

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Our next scheduled meeting is January 26th 2012. The topic is going to be focused on SQL Server scalability solutions. We're going to try a little different format for this meeting. If you're familiar with lightning talks, this will be similar. If you have a specific scalability solution you have implemented and would be willing to deliver a 10 minute presentation on your solution (slides/demos are NOT necessary), I'd like to hear from you. Please email me at crosan@gmail.com with a description of your talk and I'll try to get you scheduled to speak. I look forward to hearing about your ideas!


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Technology Spotlight: Unified Communications with Lync Online
 Leverage Presence, Instant Messaging, Voice, Video, and Desktop Sharing
 Communicate from within Microsoft Office
 Reduce Infrastructure Costs

Microsoft and Valorem Consulting invite you to attend the next Kansas City’s Cloud Computing User Group Lunch & Learn event.

Presenter: Travis Liles, Partner Technology Advisor, Microsoft.

What Is Lync Online?
Join us for a demo and discussion of this exciting new Microsoft technology that can transform your interactions with colleagues, customers, and partners to a collaborative, engaging, and effective experience all while staying in control of end-user permissions and policies and cutting infrastructure costs:
• Leverage Presence and Instant Messaging
Workers can view the availability status of their colleagues and share their own status so that they may find and communicate with one another efficiently and effectively.
• Interact from within Microsoft Office
Presence information is consistently available in Outlook, SharePoint, and other Office applications by default. Hovering over the presence icon displays a menu that can be used for initiating a conversation from the application.
• Communicate Efficiently
Move easily from an instant messaging conversations into an ad-hoc online meeting that can include audio, video and screen sharing with just a few mouse clicks.
• Build Stronger Connections
Keep up with your co-workers through the activity feed that shows updates from contacts when they change their personal note, picture, title, or location.
• Collaborate Effectively
Schedule online meetings and presentations with customers and colleagues directly from within Outlook. Include audio, video, screen sharing and a virtual whiteboard as it suits your meeting needs.
• Reduce Infrastructure Costs
Lync Online can help you achieve cost reductions in web- and teleconferencing services, IT and telephone engineering workload reductions, and Help desk call volume reductions.

Join us to network and learn how local businesses are making the move to the cloud. Click here to register.


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Access Nov 16th JCCC Regnier 2nd floor 6:30 pm

Beginning Presentation:
Silvia Siren will be presenting Tip 29 "Implementing Soundex". This tip may help those whose databases deal with retrieval of names. As we all know the English language allows for some very creative pronunciations and spellings of names. So join us to learn about this tool and how it may help you in your name searches!

Advanced Presentation:
David Blackwell of Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc. will presentTip 28 Using Disconnected Record sets. This tip covers steps for using a temporarily defined and populated record set as the data source for a form using data-bound controls. No temporary tables are necessary. The example retrieves RSS feed information from the internet in order to populate a record set allowing you to page through each article and its description and even to launch the article in your web browser.

Give-away:
Using Microsoft Access 2010 by Alison Balter - More than just a book. Register the book at quepublishing.com for web access to video tutorials and audio sidebars.

Give-away drawing for HUG members only.
Sponsored by: Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc.


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Wow, we had no shortage of responses to yesterday's call for startup show-and-tell at the meetup! Very cool. Within hours the presenter spots were booked up for the next two Venture Fridays. This week we’ll learn about two budding KC developments, Lantern and TalentHelix.

Lantern’s Aaron Sloup (CEO) will show off the company’s new Android and iPhone app.

Lantern is a way to explore the world around you and “save big.” Through the app users can save 50% to 100% in-the-moment without buying anything upfront. From the Lantern website, merchants can control their own deals, drive business to their door exactly when they want it, save huge on commissions vs. other deal platforms, and get their money right now...

TalentHelix’s Riddhiman Das (CTO), Tam Tran (UX, IP) and Troy Norris (Marketing, Ops) will share a unique business model born in UMKC’s Institute of Entrepreneurship & Innovation. It’s made up of three service components: barter services, volunteer services, and contract work portal.

TalentHelix is a product of the realization that many people are caught up in a "career paradox.” You can't get the job you want because you don't have enough experience doing it, but you can't get the experience you need until someone hires you. As a result, there are millions of people, some incredibly well educated, who are stuck doing what their resume says they can do and not what they're truly capable of. TalentHelix is a combination of social networking and online auction solutions that connects people with the work that they love, by helping them leverage the potential they've gathered in their extended social networks...

As usual, Venture Friday happy hour doors open at 4 p.m. for food, bevs and entrepreneurial chatter. Startup show-and-tell will go on around 5-ish (as you know we like to keep things comfortably fluid). Join us in welcoming Lantern and TalentHelix to the meetup.


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Node has quickly emerged as "the new hotness" with JavaScript programmers. Node is a young language and has many developers confused as to when and why to use this new technology. Our talk aims to show how Node can enable front-end developers to create lean and speedy web applications with an "event-driven" server.

We'll dissect key sections of a sample application to demonstrate some of the features of Node. The popular packages Express and Socket.io will be discussed and we'll talk about the "Node way" of delivering content from a server. The overview of the application will demonstrate the necessary pieces involved in creating a real-time web experience.

This MeetUp will be looking at “Node” in both a broad and practical sense. On December 1st, we won't be live coding, but if you can install Node (http://nodejs.org/) and NPM (http://npmjs.org/) before the MeetUp will help improve you're overall knowledge of the technology. Front End-Developers looking to take their knowledge of JavaScript to a back-end server solution will gain the most from the event.
http://www.meetup.com/upfront/events/39365462/?a=ea1.2_lnm&rv=ea1.2


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Mobile Gaming Happy Hour with Verizon: November 16
Video games, two drinks, food and great company--for only $5. It should be a great Wednesday respite at Tanner’s in Overland Park. Play games on smart phones and tablets, and hear from Brenda Hill how gaming fits into Verizon’s social strategy. Device geeks can tweet requests for specific devices using the hashtag #SMCKCverizon4G. This event will be at Tanner’s on 119th, so we’d love to see our JoCo crew to come out in force. (Feel free to pay at the door to avoid extra fees, but please register if you plan to attend.)
http://smckchhnov2011.eventbrite.com/


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Tue, Nov 15, 2011, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS 66206
Presenter: Lee Brandt
Topic: Mama Said KnockoutJS!
Sponsor: TriCom


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November 17 from 6PM-8PM

Speakers: Ryan Biel and Jim Manico, OWASP board member and WhiteHat security

Location: Johnson County Community College Regnier Center room 344 Johnson County Community College
12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, Kansas 66210
http://www.jccc.edu/maps/index.html

Jim Manico will be presenting on OWASP and the ESAPI.

There will be opportunities to have questions answered about WhiteHat's software as a service model for rolling out enterprise level web security services in your organization.


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November 10 5:30PM to 8PM

Speakers: Alex Horan and Adam Castonguay, Core Security / Core Impact

Location: Hosted by Sirius Computer Solutions
10801 Mastin Boulevard, Suite 900 Overland Park, KS 66210
www.siriuscom.com

For those not familiar, Core Impact is a penetration testing toolkit and framework, often compared to Metasploit.
Recent features of Core Impact called WebVerify now address web security weaknesses and flaws. The presentation will cover the new web functionalities such as session manipulation and attacks against web infrastructure and the speakers will be available to answer quetsions about the network and other non-web-focused features in Core Impact after their talk.

For background information, see:
http://www.coresecurity.com/core-web-verify
http://blog.coresecurity.com/tag/metasploit/


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Tech entrepreneurs in and around KC, join us for happy hour!

Venture Fridays is a simple but fun concept: The startup culture of Kansas City and surrounding areas is invited to gather at our private office lounge to discuss what we’re all thinking about, working on, needing help with, and might do for each other. Existing or aspiring entrepreneurs of all types and ages are invited. Let’s raise our glasses to building the entrepreneurial culture beyond ourselves.

Doors are open on Rainbow Boulevard (Westwood, Kan.) 4 to 6 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of every month. Who are your hosts? We’re a web marketing metacompany, still whiffing the baby powder of our start in 2009. We work hard, and we play hard. Sometimes Venture Fridays will be co-located with other events, sometimes not. Either way, we’ll be here drinking and thinking. Will you? Drop in.

No soliciting or mooching please (entrepreneurial mojo required; read more in Discussions).

Want to present your idea, get feedback, or find testers? Have an idea for an awesome entrepreneurial jam? We invite startup stimulation. Contact Carrie at Red Nova Labs.
http://www.meetup.com/VentureFridays/events/33260372/?a=ea1.2_evn&rv=ea1.2


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Mystery Ball hits the App Store on Thursday, Nov. 3, and Red Nova Labs is celebrating the only way we know how – with a big ol’ bash. The Mystery Ball Launch Party is on Friday night, Nov. 4.

Mystery Ball is the first release from Red Nova Labs Games and it was the work of one man. Lawrence-based developer David Howe created the art, designed and programmed the game. Mystery Ball is an iOS universal game with HD graphics and retina support that can be played on iPhone 3GS+, iPod Touch 3+ and iPad 1+.

The mission of the game is to help a ball named FRED conquer his fears, as part of the Professor’s Grand Experiment. FRED is afraid of just about everything, most notably heights, time and being touched. FRED travels through dozens of physics-enabled, fully 3D worlds, navigating around the game’s frenemies and picking up badges along the way to unlock his fears. He is aided by Doodads like a magnet, a bubble machine, a phase shifter and many more.

Howe will demonstrate the game and talk about the 6 month process that went into designing and developing Mystery Ball. You can also learn more here: http://www.mysteryballgame.com/

Launch party attendees will be treated to a special Mystery Brew, uniquely prepared to commemorate the event by local nanobrewer Wilderness Brewing Company. We will also have a keg of root beer for the non-alcohol drinkers and kids. The Professor is expected to make an appearance, and attendees will be able to play the game on iPads set up around the Discovery Lounge.

If you’d like to attend, RSVP here http://www.mysteryballgame.com/rsvp

Venture Fridays members welcome! Mystery Ball has been demonstrated by David Howe twice at Venture Fridays (first during the conceptual phase and again a month before submission to Apple).


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Good programming practices can significantly make a good developer. Good developers are needed in today's industry and they're still rare relative to the demand. Good programmers can be effective as 5-10 average programmers.

In this meetup we will focus more on writing good code.

We will be writing code together on a white board. You might need to write code separately or take notes, so bring papers and a pencil and/or your laptop.

Let's share our experiences/knowledge about good programming!
http://www.meetup.com/KCDevelopers/events/38728092/


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Tue, Oct 25, 2011, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS 66206
Presenter: Boon T. Lee
Topic: Transitioning From Developer to Manager
Sponsor: ECCO Select


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This month, we'll be holding the OWASP chapter meeting along side the local B-Sides event on October 26.

Details on BSidesKC are at:
http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/26298468/BSidesKC

If you will be attending, please register for the event (free) at:
http://bsideskc.eventbrite.com

When: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where: Johnson County KS conference center Suite 201 - Map
http://g.co/maps/zh83 Free Parking!

We've got some space set aside for us. During the event (time to be
determined) I'll share some slides on the size and scope of OWASP from a national perspective and then open the conversation up to the questions and informational needs of attendees.


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The meeting topic: An Agile Simulation

Explaining what an Agile process entails can sometimes be difficult, especially to people that are not familiar with any software development practices. What is one to do in such as situation? Play a game of course! This month's meeting will focus on a game based simulation to show some of the aspects what a scrum approach looks like in non-technical terms. Since Martin Olson is leading it, you can be sure that there won't be any technical abilities required. All you have to know how to do is roll a die and count.

We'll set up the game and run through a couple of iterations and collect our metrics. After we've gotten a feel for the process and various components and characteristics, we'll discuss our observations and answer any questions the group might have about the game, an agile approach at large or Martin's apparent lack of technical skills.

This will be a good session to bring those that are not familiar with Agile but have an interest. It is doubtful that we'd be able to cover all the facets of an agile approach in one evening, but hopefully we can provide some foundations and common ground that your organization
and work from. Since we're meeting at Centriq, you should plan on
eating before you arrive. (Five Guys and some other eateries are
located across the street). This is tentatively the last meeting for
2011 since late November and December are typically filled with holiday obligations. If you feel strongly and would like to try to meet again before the end of the year, please attend and make your voice heard.

Martin Olson is a principal at Silicon Prairie Solutions and has worked as an Agile Coach, Scrum Master and General Cat Herder since 2003.


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Windows/Freeware SIG - Tuesday Oct 18th 6:30 pm New Horizons
This month let us get back to basics. Are there hidden tricks in Windows that make its use more productive and simplify the method or reduce the steps needed to get to the desired result? How can I troubleshoot my problem(s)? How can I help my family/friends with their problem either in person or remotely? Are there methods other than Windows/Microsoft Update to keep my equipment up to date? Is it advisable to purchase extended warranties? Whose warranty should I purchase, store/manufacturer? Are there interesting utilities included in Windows that I can use? How is the best way to protect my PC for minimal or no cost? This list can go on and on and everyone has an opinion. Come share yours with the group and we can all become smarter or at least better informed.


As usual there will be a question and answer session for general or specific questions.

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

Bill Diamond
Windows/Freeware SIG leader


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SQL Saturday is coming to town again! Why didn't I get this posted sooner? After all, I'm one of the presenters.

To register or learn more:
http://www.sqlsaturday.com/101/eventhome.aspx


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HUG Access SIG Meeting 6:30 pm, Oct 19th, 2011 at JCCC, Regnier 2nd Floor

Beginning: Earl Long
Tip #6 Using a Multiselect List Box as a Query Parameter

Advanced: Billie Lenz
Tip #30 Charting Using Excel ;
Tip #31 Using the TreeView Control


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Event ID: 1032494495
Doubletree Overland Park 10100 College Blvd
Overland Park Kansas 66210-1462
United States

Register by Phone: 1-877-MSEVENT 9AM-7PM EST M-F
Meal: Yes

Presenter(s): John Weston and Kevin Remde.
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Azure, Windows Server and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Audience(s): IT Generalist.

· Are you currently a VMware administrator?

· Are you looking to understand what cloud (public, private, hybrid) is and what it can do for you?

· Have recent industry announcements made you want to take a look at alternative ways to take your datacenter to the next generation?

· Do you want to learn about the next set of Microsoft Virtualization technologies?

If you answered yes to any of those questions then come spend an exciting day with your Microsoft TechNet IT Pro evangelists. You will take a technical look at how the Microsoft Virtualization technologies can provide you the Cloud on Your Terms?

Microsoft virtualization technologies provide you a solid foundation for delivering IT as a Service to take your business to the private cloud. Our Private Cloud solution is not just about virtualization. We offer strong management capabilities, using which you can holistically manage all of your services and applications, which is where you’re true business value lies, not in VMs or physical servers. Using our solution, you can get deep application insights and therefore deliver business SLAs with confidence. Microsoft offers virtualization that spans from desktop to data center to the cloud. We offer a comprehensive and customer-centric solution with more choice, flexibility, and cost savings than VMware.

In the morning session we will take a look at the Microsoft virtualization technologies including Hyper-V, SCVMM 2012, SCOM 2012 and all the products to take your DC to the next level. Hyper-V offers best-in-class performance for Microsoft workloads (SharePoint, SQL Server, and Exchange) and you can rely on Hyper-V to virtualize Tier-1 data center applications with confidence. System Center 2012 provides a common management offering full visibility and control for your IT pros across your hybrid environments. At the same time, we continue to empower your application owners with self-service to make sure they can deliver agile app experiences to their businesses. System Center 2012 technologies, you can take advantage of existing datacenter investments with 3rd party integration and provides your infrastructure cross platform management and automation from the metal up. We know that you have made existing investments in your datacenter, and we can integrate and extend upon existing systems.


In the afternoon session you will be allowed to explore the technologies on your terms:

· Do you want to install some of the technologies and take it for a test drive like?

o Windows Server 2008 R2

o Configure Hyper-V for best Practices

o Configure a test environment (networking , a DC VM, a VM for SCVMM)

o Download, install, and fire up SCVMM 2012

· Are you looking to take a Microsoft Certification exam? Exams we can talk about:

o 70-659 TS: Windows Server 2008 R, Server Virtualization (Hyper-V + VMM)

o 70-400 TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring
· Or do you just want more Technical nuggets?

We are here for you in the afternoon, and will be there to help answer the questions you really care about!

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032494495&culture=en-US


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When: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where: Johnson County KS conference center Suite 201 - Map http://g.co/maps/zh83 Free Parking!

Events: Lockpick Village courtesy of http://toool.us/

Cost: Free!

If you would like to attend please visit http://bsideskc.eventbrite.com
http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/26298468/BSidesKC


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If you missed Grunauer’s Oktoberfest last weekend, join us for happy hour later in the month. And if you went to Oktoberfest, you should join us as well. Speakers and attendees of the Social Media Masters conference will be there, along with Kristie Wells and Chris Heuer from SMC national. We’ll be upstairs in the Vienna Zimmer. A $10 ticket includes admission and a spread of Grunauer’s famous sausages.


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Hello All !
Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, October 26, 2011
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: RiverPoint
Food and door prizes will be provided by : RiverPoint

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 will be:

Show Off Your Portfolio (speakers: Those who volunteer)
-- We will have multiple presentations by multiple presenters (between 5 to 15 minutes long each)
-- If you would like to present your website/portfolio, please contact [Ray Harris at: kcwebpro1@kcwebpros.com] or [John Krysztow at: johnk@cjk-consulting.com] -- with a brief synopsis of your topic
-- Please volunteer early and quickly
-- Present your! website or project that you have worked on that you are really proud of
-- Websites / Projects can have been developed in: Open Source / Perl / TCL / Java / PHP / ASP.NET / Ruby-Rails / Flash / CMS / etc.
-- Demonstrate what you built, what technologies you used, and what you learned
-- This gives you a chance to show off your work and knowledge
-- First come first served -- we will pick between 3 to 5 presenters out of all the volunteers
-- Get presentation experience in a non threatening environment -- which you can place in your resume
-- We might pick a winner of what was most interesting or most helpful to attendees -- and award a prize
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Our website URL is: http://www.kcwebpros.com
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Tech entrepreneurs in and around KC, join us for happy hour!

Venture Fridays is a simple but fun concept: The startup culture of Kansas City and surrounding areas is invited to gather at our private office lounge to discuss what we’re all thinking about, working on, needing help with, and might do for each other. Existing or aspiring entrepreneurs of all types and ages are invited. Let’s raise our glasses to building the entrepreneurial culture beyond ourselves.

Doors are open on Rainbow Boulevard (Westwood, Kan.) 4 to 6 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of every month. Who are your hosts? We’re a web marketing metacompany, still whiffing the baby powder of our start in 2009. We work hard, and we play hard. Sometimes Venture Fridays will be co-located with other events, sometimes not. Either way, we’ll be here drinking and thinking. Will you? Drop in.

No soliciting or mooching please (entrepreneurial mojo required; read more in Discussions).

Want to present your idea, get feedback, or find testers? Have an idea for an awesome entrepreneurial jam? We invite startup stimulation. Contact Carrie at Red Nova Labs.

Entrepreneurs are driven by a need to create something new or build something tangible under conditions of extreme uncertainty. They’re spontaneously creative, able and willing to make decisions from the gut, and generally risk-takers. Entrepreneurship is also largely about helping others achieve the goals they care about. Is that you? Are you a driven outsider, possessed of a unique genius, ready to take outrageous risks and work incomprehensible hours to beat the odds? Well then, we like you already. Welcome to the group!
http://www.meetup.com/VentureFridays/events/29845471/?a=me1.2p_grp&rv=me1.2p


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Next Thursday Oct. 13th at HNTB’s downtown office, Stephen Goldblatt from Bazillion Will be showing some of their current work with an emphasis on the work being done with Quixotic. Stephen will especially talk about the piece recently created for the Kauffman center.

http://www.aaugakc.com/


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Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.

http://kansascity.startupweekend.org/


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http://rubymidwest.com


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Tue, Sep 27, 2011, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS 6620

Presenter: Phil Ledgerwood
Topic: The Three Faces of Entity Framework
Sponsor: Modis


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The September Agile KC meeting will be held at Centriq Training Center
on Thursday September 29 , 2011 at 6:30 PM. Please visit AgileKC.org
for a map to Centriq

The meeting topic: Capturing and Quantifying Project Risks - a Novel Approach

Every project experiences some degree of risks. In some cases the majority of the project management and oversight deals with defining, mitigating and tracking project risks. Risk is also the enemy of one of the main tenants of Agile; predictability. How does your team manage the project risks? What has worked for you in the past and
what hasn't? Think about it and bring your thoughts to Centirq on
September 29th, 2011 at 6:30 PM and we can discuss capturing, quantifying and mitigating project risks.

Martin Olson will present a novel way of exploring, comparing and sizing project risks with the team. The presentation will consist of an group exercise and discussion with a key focus on what *you* can do to help facilitate and get the most out of these types of
conversations. The approach can also be used in a variety of
different situations like story planning and sizing.

Martin Olson has been working with Agile for a number of years and tries to make an annual attendance at the Agile Alliance conference.
This year's conference was in Salt Lake City, Utah and was where Martin explored this approach with some of the folks from Rally
Software. Intrigued? Hope you can join us.

PLEASE NOTE: This will not be a dinner meeting so please plan on eating before you arrive. We'll have some time at the end of the presentation for an open forum.
Hope to see you there!


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Hi R-ers,

A week from this Saturday (Oct 1st) we're going to have our next
meeting.

2 PM, KC public library plaza branch, large meeting room (by the cow).
You are allowed to buy coffee at the cafe there and bring it in to the
library.

Brian is scheduled to present on ggplot2, but I haven't heard back
from him. Brian, are you ready? I'm going to assume everything is
fine, but everyone else feel free to bring along anything you have to
show or discuss.

Madelaine


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October 12, 2011
Kansas City, MO
Hilton President

A unique opportunity to hear the information delivered at VMworld.

Join us for a complimentary, half-day program to offer your organization the tools to deliver unprecedented IT simplicity, agility, flexibility and cost efficiency. At this special event you will get a sampling of the highlights of VMworld 2011 and how organizations are defining their cloud strategy and business transformation efforts.

Attend and learn from VMware Subject Matter Experts how to modernize your IT operations. Improve, simplify and save with VMware. Topics to be discussed include: • VMware Keynote Review / General Session Highlights
• Build and Own Your Cloud: vSphere™ 5.0, vCloud™ Director 1.5, vCenter™ SRM 5 and vShield™ 5
•Desktop and End User Computing Strategies
•See live demos as well as network with your peers
This is a unique opportunity to learn and understand more about the infrastructure, applications and end user transformations that are making organizations more automated, competitive and agile. A well planned cloud computing strategy will be your organization’s strategic weapon – not just for IT – but to enable full business transformation. It will eventually change how the business operates.

This is your VMworld Snapshot. This is your Cloud. Own it.


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast and Networking with Partners

8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
VMworld Keynote Highlights and Cloud Infrastructure Management

9:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
VMware View 5.0 / VMware ThinApp Best Practices

9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break and Networking with Partners

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
VMware DR/SRM Best Practices

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
VMware Partner Presentation

11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Cloud Assessments and Services, How to Get Started
Presented by: VMware Value Added Reseller

11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Q&A/Raffle

Click here to register:
http://info.vmware.com/forms/KS_VMworld_Reg?src=inv2


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Meeting Schedule for Thursday, September 29th, 2011:
•2:30 - 2:45 - Greeting and Housekeeping
•2:45 - 4:00 - Writing Faster SQL - Bill Graziano
•4:00 - 4:15 - Door Prizes and wrap up

Location:

Microsoft
10801 Mastin Blvd, Suite 620
Overland Park, KS 66210
http://www.microsoft.com/about/companyinformation/usaoffices/northcentral/en/us/kansas.aspx

KC SQL Server User Group web site: http://kansascity.sqlpass.org/


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Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, September 28, 2011
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: TBD TBD
Food and door prizes will be provided by : TBD TBD


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 will be two-fold:

(#1) How to Accomplish What Hibernate Does in 20 Lines of Code (speaker: Ray Harris)
-- Learn special techniques to take Rapid Application Development (RAD) to a whole new level
-- Eliminate the need for using NHibernate on ASP.NET projects
-- Special guests will be attending: Gert Haegdorens and Ken Roberts
-- Gert, Ken and Ray worked on the same project where we developed this technique for a parti! cular client

(#2) Perform Geocoding and Distance Calcs on your website and save $10,000 Per Year (speaker: Ray Harris)
-- GOOGLE charges $10,000 per year to use their Geocoding service
-- Learn how to 'roll your own' code to geocode on your own platform
-- Expose this service through Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Ray Harris's BIO:
Ray has been in the IT industry for 16 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 environm! ents. 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 is also an instructor at Johnson County Community College and Penn Valley Community College. 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 Electr! ical Engineering in 1990 from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Currently, Ray is the Lead Software Architect for iTHC, LLC an industry leading IT benchmarking and assessment organization.
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Our website URL is: http://www.kcwebpros.com
See You There !!!
Ray Harris


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1- Introduction and Welcome.

2- Algorithm/data structures problem: We will solve together one problem. Feel free to suggest some nice problems :)

Here's an example:

Given an array of size N containing N distinct random numbers. Write an algorithm that generates M numbers from the array such that no number gets picked up more than once.

Find a solution that uses minimum space and time!

3- Topic: We will discuss one topic. Of course, the topic is related to software development. Please, suggest some topics!

Examples: Object Oriented Programming, AJAX, PHP, Compilers, some design pattern (e.g. Decorator, Facade, Adapter, Factory…), C/C++ (pointers?)...

4- Networking
Feel free to bring your laptops. There's free WI-FI.

Note: Good developers are good team players. I strongly believe your contributions will make our meetups excellent.
http://www.meetup.com/KCDevelopers/events/34188032/?a=ea1.2_grp&rv=ea1.2


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WindowsFreeware SIG Meeting Tue Sept 20th at 6:30 pm

We have not discussed digital photography in awhile. There are a number of utilities available to handle digital images fir editing and cataloging. One interesting free utility can help with making panoramic photos even for cameras that lack the capability so bring your cameras and USB sticks.

As usual there will be a question and answer session for general or specific questions.

Date: 9/20/2011 6:30 PM - 9 PM
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

Bill Diamond
Windows/Freeware SIG leader
diabill@sbcglobal.net


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HUG Access SIG Meeting 6:30 pm, Sept 21st, 2011 at JCCC, Regnier 2nd Floor
Beginners Presentation CHANGE:
Earl Long's presentation is rescheduled for October 19th

Caren Grandgenett will be presenting "Creating custom tabs, etc in 2010". She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Business Entrepreneurship and Technology Johnson County Community College

Advanced Presentation:
The advanced presentation will be given by Jim Watkins of Heritage Computer Consulting & Services. He will be showing a commercial database that has been developed for a client of HCCS. The database is designed to consolidate multiple Excel workbooks into a single multi-user Access database complete with functionality to replace the formulas that are such a core value of Excel workbooks. Come to see Excel Formula functionality in an Access Database.

Jim Watkins is a senior developer for Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc. HCCS is a 20 year Computer Consulting located in Overland Park, Kansas specializing in providing custom solutions to real world challenges for their clients.


Give-away:
Teach Yourself Visually by Faithe Wempen A visual step-by-step book that demonstrates 185 plus Access 2010 tasks. Get up and running with Access 2010 in no time.

Please note: The give-away drawing for HUG members only.

Sponsored by: Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc.


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Time: October 11, 2011 from 11am to 12:30pm
Location: Microsoft Offices
Organized By: Dennis Chepurnov
Event Description:
Is Your Network Ready for the Cloud?The Role of the Network in Cloud-basedDelivery

Presenter: Bart Rogers, Manager Network Application Engineering, tw telecom
tw telecom will be presenting the role ofnetwork in support of cloud-based service delivery. When deciding to deploy or leverage applications and services via cloud architecture, it is important to understand the business needs and how the network will meet those needs with proper availability and customer experience. Bart will focus on attributes of public Internet and private network solutions todeliver applications:

Network Infrastructure beyond the premise
Access to my business and to the world
Control and prioritization
Monitoring
Security

Register Online: http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=157233


See more details and RSVP on Kansas City Cloud Computing User Group:
http://kccloud.org/events/event/show?id=5673819%3AEvent%3A5302&xgi=4dZslPQl1cRgSR&xg_source=msg_invite_event


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Venture Fridays is a simple but fun concept: The startup culture of Kansas City and surrounding areas is invited to gather at our private office lounge to discuss what we’re all thinking about, working on, needing help with, and might do for each other. Existing or aspiring entrepreneurs of all types and ages are invited. Let’s raise our glasses to building the entrepreneurial culture beyond ourselves.

Doors are open on Rainbow Boulevard (Westwood, Kan.) 4 to 6 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of every month. Who are your hosts? We’re a web marketing metacompany, still whiffing the baby powder of our start in 2009. We work hard, and we play hard. Sometimes Venture Fridays will be co-located with other events, sometimes not. Either way, we’ll be here drinking and thinking. Will you? Drop in.

No soliciting or mooching please (entrepreneurial mojo required; read more in Discussions).

Want to present your idea, get feedback, or find testers? Have an idea for an awesome entrepreneurial jam? We invite startup stimulation. Contact Carrie at Red Nova Labs.


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We’ll be meeting at the CCCKC Hacker space at 2 PM
Directions:
Cowtown Computer Congress
3101 Mercier, Suite 404
Kansas City, MO 64111 (map)

There are lots of cool things in store for this month's meetup, including our featured talk by Zach Kelling (@zeekay) about “Bottle” a fast, simple and lightweight WSGI micro web-framework for Python. (http://bottlepy.org/docs/dev/)
We also have a few scheduled Lightning talks from Julia Elman (@juliaelman) and Steven Cummings (@estebistec) on the status of pythonkc.com and the meetup.com api wrapper Steven wrote; Andrew Schoen (@andrewschoen) on the benefits of reading source code and Juan Gomez (@_juandg) with an “all-about-PyCon 2012” Lightning talk.

There’s still space for more lighting talks, so if you have a topic you want to share with everybody on Saturday, prepare a small lighting talk (5 to 10 minutes) and tell us all about it!
We're very happy to announce our new group sponsor: O’Reilly Media (http://oreilly.com/). They have activated a special discount for our members through our meetup.com page and they have also generously given us a free eBook voucher that will be raffled this Saturday among all attendees! We also have a review eBook copy of “Programming Python, 4ed” by Mark Lutz that will be given away between our lighting talk speakers, so get cranking on that slide deck and make it yours!
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HUG Access SIG Meeting 6:30 pm, Sept 21st, 2011 at JCCC, Regnier 2nd Floor
Beginners Presentation:
By Earl Long "Using a Multiselect List Box as a Query Parameter" from Tip 6 "Access Solutions" by Arvin Meyer and Douglas J. Steele.
This example improves the user interface, where the user frequently needs multiple criteria to obtain the data he needs. Some of the techniques used are 1) Saved queries that have no tables; 2) Two list boxes that are populated after the user makes a selection from an initial list box.

Advanced Presentation:
The advanced presentation will be given by Jim Watkins of Heritage Computer Consulting & Services. He will be showing a commercial database that has been developed for a client of HCCS. The database is designed to consolidate multiple Excel workbooks into a single multi-user Access database complete with functionality to replace the formulas that are such a core value of Excel workbooks. Come to see Excel Formula functionality in an Access Database.

Jim Watkins is a senior developer for Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc. HCCS is a 20 year Computer Consulting located in Overland Park, Kansas specializing in providing custom solutions to real world challenges for their clients.


Give-away:
Teach Yourself Visually by Faithe Wempen A visual step-by-step book that demonstrates 185 plus Access 2010 tasks. Get up and running with Access 2010 in no time.

Please note: The give-away drawing for HUG members only.

Sponsored by: Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc.


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What's a GeekLunch?
A GeekLunch is two hour long presentations with a 30 minute lunch / networking time in between.
What's it cost?
It's free.
AJI Software is presenting GeekLunch for your education and entertainment! AJI Software offers a wide variety of consulting, mentorings, and training solutions and services focused around Microsoft Technologies and Agile Development. We also run the largest technical blogging community in the world with over 3,000 bloggers - Check it out at geekswithblogs.net!
Who's Speaking?
James Hare has been a software developer in the industry for over 18 years. He tries to maintain a trifecta of languages (C++, Java, C#) though lately the majority of his focus has been on C# development. James is very passionate about standards and good programming practices and the art of writing maintainable code which is why he has been heavily involved in application architecture and code standards at his current employer, Scottrade. James also loves mentoring new developers and writing reusable software components.
Check out James' blog at geekswithblogs.net/BlackRabbitCoder.
What's the agenda?
Check in / Networking
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Session One - The "Little Pitfalls" of C#
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The C# language is a wonderful framework for producing high-quality code with a very fast time-to-market – probably more so than any of its predecessors! That said, there are little nuances of the language that can occasionally be a stumbling block if you aren’t aware of them. This session discusses those issues and how to remediate them.
Lunch / Networking
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Two -The "Little Wonders" of .NET
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The .NET Framework is full of “macro-sized” goodness that we all love and know. But, the .NET Framework also has a lot of smaller “micro-sized” tips and tricks that can improve code. This presentation focuses on those “Little Wonders” of the .NET Framework that make our lives easier in big ways.


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In October, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled breakfasts at Kansas City Cafe. We’ll be joined by Water.org, a non-profit organization that is doing some terrific work bringing safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries. Water.org was recently featured in a great piece in Fast Company.


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Come meet two of KC’s biggest tech startups of the year, Zaarly and FrontFlip. While Zaarly has been picking up steam since their May launch, FrontFlip launches in late September. Find out what both groups are up to at the rapidly growing startup factory, Red Nova Labs, who is graciously providing food and drinks for SMCKC. If you’ve been to their Venture Fridays, you know they keep the bar well stocked.


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Join us for the next meeting of the CRMUG Kansas City Regional Chapter at the Microsoft office in Overland Park, KS. This is a prime opportunity to troubleshoot your most pressing Dynamics CRM issues, learn from the experience of other users in your area, share your knowledge and experiences, and make valuable connections with local users who share similar goals, priorities and CRM objectives.
Meeting Date & Time: Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 8:30am - 12:00pm CT

Tentative Agenda - Subject to Change:
8:30am - 9:00am Registration/Networking
9:00am - 9:40am Member Showcase
9:40am - 10:00am Break
10:00am - 10:40am Birds of a Feather Roundtables
10:40am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 11:40am Educational Workshop
11:40am - 12:00pm Chapter Business

http://crmugkansascity091511-estw.eventbrite.com/


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Central States OAUG Kansas City Fall 2011 Lunch and Afternoon Conference
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Black & Veatch Conference Center
11401 Lamar Avenue · Overland Park, Kansas 66211

For more info: http://csoaug.oaug.org/KCFall2011Conference.php


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If you're a developer, listen up! We are hosting a meetup this Friday for anyone interested in learning about the programming language, Clojure. It's like Venture Fridays, but for programming nerds in Ruby, Python and Lamp.

As always, we'll provide free food and booze. Jim Duey, Clojure programmer extraordinaire, is presenting at 6:30 p.m. from the Red Nova Labs Discovery Lounge at 4830 Rainbow Boulevard in Westwood, Kan.


http://www.meetup.com/VentureFridays/events/30763071/t/ea1.2_grp/?rv=ea1.2


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How do you track and assess your website visitors? Take advantage of this free event to hear from local marketing professionals as they present on Omniture and Google Analytics. Learn how to best monitor what your visitors are doing on your site and where you might need to improve with the information from this session. See you on the 30th!

http://kcsem.org/kcsem-monthly-meetings-and-events/august-2011-kcsem-event


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Time: September 20, 2011 from 11am to 12:30pm
Location: Microsoft Corporation
Organized By: Dennis Chepurnov


Event Description:

- Reduce costs by leveraging shared resources and usage based computing- Improve business agility with scalable and elastic on-demand capacity provisioning - Improve control over physical, virtual, and hybrid infrastructureLearn how with a Microsoft Private Cloud SolutionSpeaker: Tim Kremer, TSP – Datacenter Technologies, Microsoft.Discover how to get many of the benefits of public cloud computing—including self-service, scalability, and elasticity—with the additional control and customization available from dedicated resources.• Virtualization vs. Private Cloud• Components of a Cloud• What’s Possible Today?• Where are we going in the (very) near future?
Lunch will be provided


Register today: http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=156816


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Tue, Aug 23, 2011, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS 66206
Presenter: Rob Reynolds
Topic: NuGet
Sponsor: Addecco


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Alas! The Pizza Shoppe at 95th and Nall is no more! They closed Memorial Day weekend! For that reason we have moved the August Agile KC meeting to 6:30 p.m. Thursday August 25, 2011 (08/25/11) to another Pizza Shoppe location at 8915 Santa Fe Drive in Overland Park, KS (approximately 87th and Antioch). They don't offer the $8 all-u-can-eat bargain, but Pizza will be served! Map attached.
Agile and Scrum were forged in a crucible of debate confronting the entrenched waterfall model. To promote survival of the new concepts, early champions and advocates composed the “Agile Manifesto,” a succinct proposition that was articulated as values and principles. Today, organizations see dramatic outcomes without grasping that the results are not generated by Agile processes, but by Agile values.
James Peckam gave a presentation at this year's Kansas City Software Developers Conference which revisited the values on which Agile and Scrum were founded. The presentation discussed how Agile’s core values can influence the practices, techniques, pitfalls, patterns and anti-patterns that promote or plague Agile development. A subsequent provocative discussion explored the interplay of conflict, courage, and core values.
James, like many of us, succumbed in 1986 to the siren call of BASIC running on a Commodore 64. By 2003, this had lured him away from a short amateur music career as a bassist and into Information Technology. James started in software/hardware support, progressed into Software Development, and currently works as an Agile Coach/Team Facilitator where some have chosen to call him … ScrumMaster! James has participated on projects that vary from large scale hardware/software implementations to fast-paced start-up “hack-a-thons,” to rapid enterprise-scale web software releases. James is passionate about agile engineering including practices such as Extreme Programming, Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Lean, and Scrum. His certifications include the Certified Scrum Professional and Certified Associate of Project Management. In his spare time he enjoys dining out with his wife (especially BBQ and Thai), or online gaming with First Person Shooters and Massively Multi-player games.
So, reflect on this, the original Agile Manifesto, and we will see you on 08/25/11 at the NEW Pizza Shoppe:
We are uncovering better ways of developing
software by doing it and helping others do it.

Through this work we have come to value:
* Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
* Working software over comprehensive documentation
* Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
* Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on
the right, we value the items on the left more.
Mark Randolph
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Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, August 24, 2011
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: MCG
Food and door prizes will be provided by : MCG

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In order to ensure that we have enough food for you, please let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

This month's topic is:

Introduction to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Azure (speaker: Leslie Koorhan)
Topic Synopsis: Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a unified approach to distributed computing, combining aspects of XML Web Services, .NET Remoting, MSMQ, and Enterprise Services. WCF was introduced in the .NET Framework 3.0 technologies, and continues to be expanded in 3.5 and 4.0. It is targeted for implementing Service Oriented Architectu! res (SOA), and is Microsoft’s flagship framework for distributed systems. Some of the Microsoft communication frameworks based in WCF include WCF Data Services, WCF RIA Services, Windows Azure AppFabric, and Windows Azure itself. A big subject, I will be focusing on how WCF services are hosted and the ABC’s of endpoints for a service. (Address, Binding and Contract).
Leslie Koorhan's BIO:
Leslie is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and on staff with Centriq Training for the past 4 years. His main focus is on .NET technologies and he serves as Centriq’s lead for new releases of Visual Studio and .NET. Leslie has been using and training .NET since the beginning, about 9 years now. Prior to that he was an Xbase developer, spending 8 years on various versions of FoxPro and Visual FoxPro, and also certified with VB6. Leslie is also proud of his knowledge of XML technologies and the fact that he has been working with SQL Server for 16 years.
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Our webs! ite URL is: http://www.kcwebpros.com


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The Windows/Freeware Meeting has been cancelled due to other committments by Bill Diamond.


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Aug 17th - Access SIG - 6:30 pm JCCC Regnier Bldg 2nd Floor
Two presentations.
Session 1.
Caren Grandgenett will share a Report technique
Session 2. -
Paired List Boxes, Tip 9 from the Access Tips & Tricks book
Lisa Friedrichsen, JCCC Access Professor


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Hey everyone,

This meetup will serve the purpose of getting together developers, QAs, architects, students, fellow hackers and those who can figure out what this code does:

((n & (n-1)) == 0)

:)

It's going to be an informal event for the group members to meet, connect and discuss topics they are interested in.

Location, and agenda are TBD.
http://www.meetup.com/KCDevelopers/events/29081531/?rv=ea1.2


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I sincerely apologize for the late notice on the meeting space. We worked hard to try to use the CCCKC Hacker Space (a.k.a: The Cave) for our hack-a-ton, but some scheduling conflicts prevented us from using the space. :'( we'd try to shoot again for next month, specially since I learned CCCKC will be leaving the cave very soon, so this might be one of our last chances to use it as a meeting space for PythonKC.

Fortunately Andrew Schoen and the Partners at Salva O'Renick were gracious enough to let us use their office again, so we'll be meeting at their location (1810 Cherry St # 100, Kansas City, MO) this coming Saturday (Aug 13) at 10:00 AM. I'm really looking forward to seeing everybody there and hearing about your cool projects.
Andrew also had an awesome idea of making this hack-a-ton very begineer friendly. He'll be gathering a group of new Python users and walk them through the environment set-up and maybe help them complete a few tutorials, both on Python and Django for everybody interested. So if you were waiting for something like this, this is going to be your chance to get your feet wet on Python or help someone else learn the language. It's also a perfect opportunity to bring your friends, co-workers, etc, and show them why you love Python and why they should give it a try!Andrew will be leading this effort so if you want to participate (as student or as tutor) contact him when you arrive.

There's also a lot of activity over at Convore (https://convore.com/pythonkc/) about the technologies and design of our future PythonKC page, so if you're planning to hack on our page on Saturday's meeting, be sure to check the threads on Convore, ask questions, give feedback and get familiar with the different ideas and concepts that re being discussed.


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The Greater Kansas City Public Relations Society of America (KC PRSA) chapter invites you to an after hours event celebrating diversity in the Kansas City workforce. Join us on Thursday, August 11th at AIA Kansas City (1801 McGee St. #100) from 6-8 pm for the opportunity to hear from leaders in strategic diversity initiatives. The cost for this event is $10 per person (for members and non-members) which includes hors d'oeuvres, mixed domestic and imported beer and red and white wines. We will be live tweeting the day of the event with the hashtag #diverseKC. RSVP now at https://kansascity-prsa.org/meetinginfo.php?id=25.


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This month we've decided to just have an old fashioned happy hour. That means we will be focusing on the socializing and won't feature any speakers or content. We're heading to one of our favorite watering holes in KC, Harry's Country Club. Harry has agreed to keep the happy hour drink prices going until 7:30pm. Come out and say hi! www.smckc.com


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SQL Server user group will not be meeting today, July 28, but will be rescheduled for a later date. Please check the site for updates.

We will send another email as soon as the next meeting date is finalized, thank-you!


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Tue, Jul 26, 2011, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS 66206
Presenter: Darren Cauthon
Topic: MVC Turbine
Sponsor: Volt


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Red Nova Labs is hosting an introduction to Clojure talk that I'll be giving on Fri, Aug. 26 at their offices at 4830 Rainbow Blvd.
I'll be covering the basics of Clojure and what makes it unique. BTW, Clojure targets the CLR as well as the JVM. So I'd like to let your group know about it. RNL hosts Venture Fridays, which is a lot of fun and they provide an open bar and good food, too.

http://www.meetup.com/VentureFridays/events/26379321/


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Happy Anniversary, Kansas City IT Professionals!

As we approach 5800 members, we can say that it’s been an amazing journey so far and we’ve appreciated your support so much over the past 3 years! THANK YOU!!

Come be a part of the community & help us celebrate our anniversary @ our Summer Happy Hour!

Join us from 5:30 – 7:30pm on Wednesday, August 3rd @ The Waldo Well! Conveniently located at 75th and Wornall, it’s just minutes away from OP, the plaza and downtown!

Go here for more info & registration (*required*): http://www.kcitp.com/?p=2841



Why should I attend?

In addition to helping to celebrate this milestone, our happy hours are a great way to come connect with your fellow geeks and talk about the latest in technology trends.

Make connections: Find a mentor! Meet a business partner to help you execute on that startup idea you’ve always dreamed of!

This is an event you won’t want to miss, so make sure to register NOW (number of tickets is limited)! The Well serves some great food, so appetizers are included with your ticket!

Register today, space is limited! Go here for more info and registration (required) http://www.kcitp.com/?p=2841

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/KCITP


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August SMCKC Breakfast: iStart and the Alterra Alliance Project
Come join us at our monthly social media breakfast at the Kansas City Cafe. Networking begins at 7:30am. This month we'll be talking with Katie Petersen with The Kauffman Foundation about iStart and Jeff Chambers with Alterra Bank and the Alterra Alliance Project.

iStart.org is a single resource that allows student entrepreneurs to share ideas and gain access to an international network of competitions and mentors. For administrators, the platform helps with complex tasks, including managing and monitoring applicant entries, establishing judging criteria and conducting online judging. Since its launch in 2010, the website, hosted by the Kauffman Foundation, has gathered more than 1,200 businesses ideas from 44 countries, including Albania, Kenya, Afghanistan, Israel and Ukraine. Business idea categories include Internet (websites), Information Technology, Life Sciences, Social Entrepreneurship, Services, Green, Materials, Consumer Goods and Energy. We'll also get a chance to chat with Jeff Chambers with Alterra bank. The bank is preparing to utilize the iStart tool with the Alterra Alliance Project, where 1 lucky KC business will get a $10k grant amongst other prizes.
Find more about iStart here and more information about Alterra and the Alterra Alliance Project here.


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We'd like to tell our membership about the July 28 KCNext's Summer IT Networking happy hour ($10 per person). Join us at the Muehlebach Suite at Boulevard Brewery on Thursday, July 28 from 5 to 8 pm and gain exclusive access to some of KC's top IT industry leaders and network with our regions brightest tech innovators. Don't miss a chance to win some popular tech gadgets and cool off from the summer heat with refreshing pints of Boulevard beer. Contact Mary Noulles for more information: noulles@thinkkc.com.


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The Windows/Freeware Meeting on July 19th has been cancelled due to other committments by Bill Diamond.


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The Access Meeting is scheduled for July 20th in JCCC, Regnier at 6:30 pm.
July 20th - Access SIG - 6:30 pm JCCC Regnier Bldg 2nd Floor
Two presentations.

Session 1. Split Forms - new in 2007 and 2010. Combine the best of the form and datasheet world with the new Split Form feature!
Jim Watkins of Heritage Computing

Session 2. See how Access has been applied to the real world problem of personal investment management. Bill Diamond of Christian Foundation for Children and Aging


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Hello All !
Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, July 27, 2011
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: VOLT
Food and door prizes will be provided by : VOLT

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In order to ensure that we have enough food for you, please let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

This month's topic is:

Search Engine Optimization (speaker: Vivian Pyle)
Topic Synopsis: We will discuss some quick and easy things you can do right now to improve your search engine results and make your business website ‘findable’ including: Which tags to use and why, How a site map and/or robots.txt can help, Things you should avoid in your web sites/pages, Things that will get you black-listed, and should you pay for SEO and/or getting listed.
Vivian Pyle's BIO:
Vivian has worked as an independent consultant for more than a decade helping small-to-mid-sized businesses become more efficient and increase the results of their marketing efforts. Part of that process is building and optimizing websites and/or automating business processes. Vivian is also a Microsoft Certified Instructor at Johnson County Community College, Center for Business teaching the ins and outs of the Microsoft Office applications as well as web design and marketing.
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Our website URL is: http://www.kcwebpros.com
See You There !!!


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Our next happy hour will be Wednesday, July 20th from 5:30-7:30 at Innovation Cafe. This will be our chance to have a great discussion of some very cool projects in the Kansas City area over the past year. Heidi Van is a stalwart of the local arts scene with multiple Kickstarter successes and, on the eve of this year’s Fringe Festival, will talk about how Fringe and social media elevate collaborate for the arts.

Jeremy Fuksa is a local adman and SMCKC member who produces a video podcast, The Cocktail Napkin, a periodical of uncurbed ideas. Renee Kloeblen has turned her cupcake business from an idea to a food truck to a Westport storefront by leveraging the power of the Internet. And Mike Reinhardt and Nate Watson will be in the final push for funding for an “artistic nanobrewery.” (And with any luck, they’ll bring some product to sample!)
Come hear about the creative process, entrepeneurship, social funding, cupcakes and beer, and Fringe Festival. The event is July 20th, 5:30-7:30. $5 at the door, drinks, snacks, and entertainment.

Heidi Van (@theheidivan) Fishtank Performance Studio
Mike Reinhardt (@heavenlybrew) and Nate Watson, Wilderness Brewing Co.
Renee Kloeblen (@ms_nene) Takes the Cake Bakery, CoffeeCakeKC.com
Jeremy Fuksa (@3rdmartini) Cocktail Napkin Podcast
RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142981519113069


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Nicole Feltz was just 8 years old when she was first placed in the Salvation Army Children’s Shelter at 101 W. Linwood Blvd. Today, Nicole is now a successful financial analyst for Cigna Healthcare in Overland Park. Join us as we hear her story and how the Children's Shelter made a positive difference in her life. Amanda Waters, the Divisional Director of Community Relations with her team from Salvation Army and their partner, 610 Sports will discuss the Salvation Army Larry Stewart Memorial Radiothon that will be held this August and directly benefits the Salvation Army Children's Shelter.
Be prepared to share your ideas and learn from others on how social media can be instrumental in giving a voice to non-profit campaigns! The presentation team will consist of:
Salvation Army - Nicole Feltz, Children's Shelter Advocate, Amanda Waters, Divisional Director of Community Relations, Amanda Buehler, the Director of the Shelter and Chris Ruhnke, e-communications Manager
610 Sports - Ryan Maguire, the program director and Dustin Boehm, the promotions director
RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194796433895761


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I just wanted to send out an email to let everybody know that we've finalized the details for our next meeting. Juan will be giving a talk on google app engine. I just saw him give this talk at KCDC this last Saturday and it was really great. We're hoping to keep it conversational and hopefully get into a bit more depth on GAE, seeing how most of us already know python to some degree.
Here are the details:
When: July 9th at 2pm
Where: Salva O'Renick 1810 Cherry St. Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64108
Parking: Street parking at 1810 cherry and a parking lot (40 car lot) around the block at 19th and Locust.
Please RSVP at the meetup.com page if you plan on coming - it really helps us plan the event when we know how many people plan on being there.
Looking forward to seeing everybody there!


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The St. Louis .NET User Group meets every month and offers free sessions -- mostly targeted towards software developers that use the Microsoft .NET Framework in some way. Imagine taking 2 years of user group meetings and putting them together into one big event. Throw in a keynote address by a Microsoft Director of Product Management for Developer Platforms, some food, some music, some social time with your peers and lots of prizes -- then you have the makings for this event. Our Day of .NET is so big it has to be spread out over 2 days.

http://www.stlouisdayofdotnet.com/2011


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This is a great place for software developers in Kansas City. This group is also for professionals involved in planning and implementing applications as well as those wishing to learn more about new technologies, development tools, programming languages and/or (open source) projects. We get together few times a month to have fun, motivate each others and share knowledge, projects and opportunities. This group is open for everyone. Experienced developers, newcomers, and people with ideas are all welcome.


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Hello All !
Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, June 22, 2011
1102 Grand
Downtown Kansas City
Sponsor: 1102 Grand
Food and door prizes will be provided by : 1102 Grand

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NOTE: Location for this month's meeting is :: Downtown Kansas City :: 1102 Grand

This month's topic is:
1102 Grand Internet Provider / Data Center (speaker: Greg Elliott)

Companies from around the world utilize 1102 GRAND for data center operations, colocation services, and to connect to our impressive list of 32 carriers and internet providers. Bootstrapping startups to Inc. 500 and Fortune 500 companies count on 1102 GRAND around the clock to grow their business and successfully achieve operational objectives.

Long haul fiber- Met! ro fiber- Dark Fiber- Lit services- MPLS Networks? 1102 GRAND is a major Midwestern internet hub and the most fiber dense network neutral interconnection and colocation facility in the Kansas City region. Being uniquely positioned essentially equidistant between New York and Los Angeles as well as Chicago and Dallas provides network advantages for our customers. Major cross country fiber routes pass through Kansas City, and the majority pass through our carrier neutral Meet Me Room.

Information about the meeting: 1102 GRAND will provide dinner and drinks. There will also be giveaways and door prizes.

Parking suggestions and directions to the 1102 GRAND conference room: 1102 GRAND conference room is on the 20th floor (1102 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64106). You can enter through 11th Street or Grand lobby doors. We lock down the lobby so please be patient if there is not someone there to let you in right away. After 5:00 PM the meters are n! o charge downtown, so feel free to park there. If you cannot ! find street parking, you can park in the parking garage just south of us (Wall Street Towers Garage / 1112 Grand). Be advised, large SUVs and Trucks may not fit in the garage. Other parking options include a self-pay surface parking lot on the east side of Grand across from the garage or another surface lot on the northeast corner of 11th and Grand. Google Maps has occasionally led people to the wrong location a couple miles north of our actual location. 1102 GRAND is two blocks north of the Sprint Center on the corner of 11th and Grand. If you have any questions or problems, please call me, Greg Elliott, at 816-213-7731.


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Please plan on joining us next week for a special webinar to be presented jointly to the St. Louis Gateway and Kansas City Heartland HDI chapters.

"Managing the Generational Gap - An Introduction" will be presented by Mary Kausch, president of HR etc!! and we're very excited to have her. Click on the "get more information" link below to visit the event home page and learn more!

This webinar will introduce you to what drives the attitudes and values prevalent at work today - all impacting success! Age stereotypes will be dispelled as participants learn the effect generational "reference points" have had on shaping the differing values, attitudes and behavior between themselves and each other - and they're all different!
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=dnri67cab&oeidk=a07e3y8awmm1054796d&oseq=


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The Windows/Freeware Meeting on June 21st has been cancelled due to unexpected travel committment by Bill Diamond. This SIG will have a meeting on July 19th.


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Quick Reminder of our first meetup of the Kansas City Python Users Group (KCPy)

Date: Saturday, June 11th, 2011
Place: Liquid 9 Studio - 515 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO - 64110

This is a great chance to get to meet Pythonistas of the KC Metro Area and surrounding towns and share ideas about Python-related activities for the group and future meetings.

I really hope you have a chance to join us and help us build a great Python Community that we can all benefit from.

This is an open meeting and developers from all levels of experience or even just "python-curious" are more than welcome to attend. Feel free to invite your friends and co-workers.


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June 21st 6:30 PM - 9 PM

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

This month let us have some fun and everyone contribute. Details will follow. As usual, there will be a question answer period where we can discuss other issues as you see fit. Please email known questions to Bill Diamond at diabill@sbcglobal.net before hand.


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June 15th - Access SIG - 6:30 pm JCCC Regnier Bldg 2nd Floor
Two presentations.
Session 1. Janet Gelsinger of Hallmark will be doing Tip 3: Filling a Table with Numbers
Sessions 2. Jim Watkins will be doing Tip 35: Building an Access Web Application


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June 14th - Share Point at 7:00 pm JCCC, Regnier 2nd Floor
John Krzysztow: What do you want to know about SharePoint?

SharePoint is a lot of things to many businesses. What problems can SharePoint solve? What does a successful implementation do for a business? Can I get started on my own?
How do you get started?
Biographical Sketch for John Krzysztow - John is a couple decades veteran in IT. He worked in several technology positions for RCA Computer Division, Unisys and (DEC) digital equipment corporation. John started Cjk Software Consultants, Inc in 1993 after accepting DEC's downsizing opportunity to start a custom software company. He received an ASC from Dean Junior College and BAC from Clark University in MA with a double major Math/Computer Science in 1991. He has observed and benefited from user groups in MA and KC. He participated on Technology Advisory committees for Van Horn High and Olathe High Schools. John is also a Toastmaster. He has led several IT non-profit organizations and user groups in KC.


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Hey all, wanted to let you know about our upcoming Career fair. 9 awesome companies will be recruiting for mid to senior experience level IT jobs: Cerner, Commerce Bank, Digital Evolution Group, DST, Perceptive Software, MultiService, Red Nova Labs, Service Management Group, and Sprint.

There are lots of software engineer jobs (.NET, Java, PHP, etc), as well as IT Project Managers, Software Quality Assurance, Systems Engineers, Database Administrators, Business Analysts, etc. So, if you know any experienced IT people that are looking for a new opportunity - please tell them about it!

For the less experienced, we have a career enhancement segment, which will allow developing technology professionals to learn how to build their IT careers. They will receive advice from experts in the IT community on how to: build your resume/personal brand, become better software developers/project managers, and utilize social media to find new opportunities. Participating individuals/organizations include:
David Templeman, AdventureTech and The Social Media Club of Kansas City.

You can find more info/registration(required) here: http://www.kcitp.com/?p=2311


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Journey to the Cloud Event
Event ID: 1032486060
Kansas City Union Station 30 W. Pershing Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64108
United States
Meal: Yes
Product(s): Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Windows Intune.

You need your people to be connected and collaborative when in and out of the office. We can show you how Microsoft® Office 365 brings together cloud versions of our most trusted communications and collaboration products with the latest version of our desktop suite for businesses of all sizes.



Please join us for our Journey to the Cloud event on June 7 and let us give you a preview of Office 365 and the benefits it offers, such as:

•Anywhere-access to email, documents, contacts and calendars on nearly any device.
•Work seamlessly with Microsoft Office and the other programs your users already count on every day.
•Business-class features including IT-level phone support, guaranteed 99.9% uptime, geo-redundancy, and disaster recovery.
Stay for lunch to learn about CRM and Intune, Microsoft products already in the cloud.

Audience(s): Infrastructure Specialist, IT Manager, Marketing - Partners, NonProfessional Developer, Non-Tech Influencing BDM and Tech Influencing BDM.

Register here: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032486060&Culture=en-US


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