Thursday, September 5, 2013
7:00 PM

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    440 E 63 ST, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.013630 -94.582695

    Come through the main door
  • We currently meet every Thursday 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.

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    System Center Rally on September 26, 2013 at The Uptown Theatre. It was a very popular event last year and we expect it to be the same this year!! See you there!!! http://www.systemcenterrally.com/The-Rally-Agenda


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    Hey folks,

    I'm working in collaboration with Turnstone Small Talks to host this event:

    F3: Founders Finding Funding
    https://f3kc.eventbrite.com/
    September 19th, 6pm
    @ Google Fiber Space

    People say that Kansas City has a problem with it's entrepreneurial funding sources being so fragmented. So we've brought together 4 different funding sources on a panel to help get the ball rolling:

    - A VC investor
    - An angel investor
    - A commercial banker
    - A successful crowdfunder

    If you're remotely interested in finding funding for your small business or startup, this is for you. The panel questions will be highly targeted and deeply exploratory to educate the audience of specific pain points & pitfalls when finding funding for your venture.


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    Didn't hear much from anyone wanting to speak, so I'm going to go ahead and cancel this month's meeting. 

    Next meeting is scheduled for Nov 2nd, 2pm, small meeting room, plaza library. Perhaps Ariel Paulson will talk about PCA then.

    If you're jonesing for some R talk, go see Myles Gartland at KC Data Science in October. Perhaps we should just dissolve our KC R users group and all become data sciencers?


    Thanks,
    Madelaine


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    Tuesday, September 3, 2013
    6:30 PM

  • http://www.meetup.com/Connecting-For-Good-Kansas-City
    3101 Troost Ave. 2nd floor, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.070419 -94.571190

    3101 Troost (Corner of 31st & Troost-east side)
  • Join us at Connecting For Good, Inc. for our:
    Monthly Digital Literacy meeting for Trainers & Mentors.
    Help teach people how to connect to and use the Internet.
    Some of the topics we cover are listed below:
    1. Computer Basics
    2. Keyboarding skills
    3. Mousing Around
    4. Search for jobs online
    5. Apply for jobs online
    6. Intro to Social Media
    7. Intro to Google Drive and Docs
    We provide one on one or group sessions at our training lab to give people the skills they need to find resources online to continue educating themselves so they can better their lives.
    We will have a short orientation session to get to know our volunteers, & determine if you want to be a trainer or mentor. We also have need for PC refurbishing help.
    Trainers will lead a class, assess the learners skills and ensure the learners complete at least 2 (two) class sessions.
    Mentors will assist a trainer, by helping any learners that need assistance with current lesson, each mentor will help 5 learners. You may assist them with using the mouse, where to type the URL, how to save a file, graphic or bookmark a webpage.
    We want to make sure we all follow a common theme when doing the digital literacy training for Connecting For Good.
    Questions: please call Dan @ 913.608.9392  8a-5p.

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    It's almost time for Kansas City SQL Saturday! SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Sep 14 2013 at Cerner Corporation's Riverport Campus, 6711 NE Birmingham Rd, Kansas City, MO 64117. Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of 10.00 so that we can provide a fine barbecue lunch (Oklahoma Joes)! Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

    http://www.sqlsaturday.com/191/eventhome.aspx


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    CCCKC - Kansas City's homegrown local Hacker-space would to welcome you to the the first event of the new KC Area Open Hardware Meetup group.

    Our first meetup scheduled is to help bring like minded Open Source Hardware practitioners together, to help start a dialog between participants which may otherwise have never met.

    For this event be prepared for a day of brainstorming, idea-building, friend-making and possibly career-enhancement. The day will consist of technical presentations that range in length from 15 to 30 minutes each depending on the topics. Each presenter will follow with a quick Q&A.

    We welcome participants to enthusiastically take office to discuss and communicate with everyone. Whether you have a question to ask or want some advice, you will leave with a greater knowledge.

    This Sept event will be held at and sponsored by the Kaufman Foundation in Kansas City MO.

    We believe if this meetup is a success it may become the first of many Meetups, ranging from Hardware builds days to collaboration events and more.

    We hope that while you're attending you find that you are with others who share a common interest, affording you more opportunity to communicate and share.

    - See more at: https://kcohu.eventbrite.com/


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    Tuesday, September 3, 2013
    7:00 PM

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    410 N Second, Lawrence, KS (map)

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    Thursday, September 12, 2013
    7:00 PM
    http://www.meetup.com/KCGGGroup/events
  • 2000 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.088807 -94.581788

  • "it's clear that among the legions of folks who are professional IT that they are some of the most intelligent and creative people in our society."
    Then why aren't we getting together?
    Let's get together and talk about our ideas, projects, and problems.
    This is a great time to get together with other like minded individuals to run your projects by, test your next great game/app/software or got a coding problem you just can't get the answer to, why not run it by the group.
    Bring your laptops, tablets, whatever and lets talk tech, share ideas and solve problems!

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    Monday, September 2, 2013
    6:00 PM

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    1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.094872 -94.582489

    Look for the laptops and introduce yourself!
  • The bar seats at Tannin go fast! Come early for happy hour which features half price starters and 25% off glasses of wine from 4-6pm. Seats at the bar are great for working, and the patio is lovely as long as the weather is to. Power outlets are difficult to come by; charge up before you head over.
    Bring a laptop, bring a friend or co-worker, and by all means bring whatever you're working on. We all come from different development backgrounds but historically this group plays well together. We help solve challenges (code and otherwise) and often wander into the latest tech news conversations as well.
    Tannin is where Geek Night originated! Join us here on Monday nights during the entire month of September.

    *A note for our tech recruiter friends: We get calls all day long from people trying to hire us away. Please respect the fact that we come to geek night to talk shop and geek out. You're welcome to do the same, but if you think you're going to recruit some devs, please look elsewhere.

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    Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    6:30 PM

    http://www.meetup.com/lamba-lounge-kc/events
  • 4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.039837 -94.577682

    Once you enter the building, take the hallway to the left.
  • Introduction to Functional Programming (part 2) - Jim Duey
    Jim Duey will be providing the second in his series of talks introducing functional programming. Jim is an experienced FP mind that can often be found speaking at conferences on various topics like clojure, monads, etc.
    Functional Programming in Ruby - Danny Purcell
    Danny is a Software Engineer working on big data problems. His current obsession is Ruby and he is warming up to Clojure.  Danny will discuss Ruby as a transitional language moving from imperative to functional programming techniques.
    New Attendees
    Welcome!  This is an easy meetup to get involved with.  There are no functional programming experience expectations or prerequisites of any kind, though some talks are more advanced than others.  Jim's talk is a great way to begin infusing functional programming ideas into an existing programming skill set.
    Additional Notes
    Kauffman Labs has been kind enough to host this event, so please make sure to come and see their outstanding facility.  Enter the Kauffman Foundation and take the hallway to the left for Kauffman Labs.  Park anywhere in the Foundation's lot.
    I will update this post with food details when I know them.
    O'Reilly has provided us with a book from their functional programming collection to give out as a prize at this event.  If you have any clever ideas on a game we can play to pick a winner, please send me an email.

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    SMCKC September 2013 Breakfast: Chad Mitchell of Walmart | September 6
    As Senior Director of Digital Communications at Walmart, Chad serves as a strategic thinker and storyteller. He also directs a management and support team responsible for all aspects of the corporate digital presence. This includes external and internal sites, social media platforms, engagement and channel development, enhancing the distribution network and the Walmart media plan.
    Chad will share how Walmart has built better social media strategies with reputation management top of mind. Attendees will learn how Walmart utilized a more analytical and data-driven approach to build smarter strategies and develop deeper relationships.
    Join us at the September 2013 #SMCKC breakfast!


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    SMCKC August Pro Luncheon at Californos | August 29

    Whether user-generated content, written content, interactive content, or even images, content creation can be tricky. It's even harder if you work in a seasonal industry! How do you create content that your fans will enjoy all year round? That's the challenge facing the social team at H&R Block.
    Join us at Californos on Thursday, August 29 at 11:30 AM to listen to the Director of Social Business, Scott Gulbransen, and his team talk about how they handle year-round content in the hyper-seasonal tax business and help move their organization closer to enterprise-wide social integration.
    Listen as they break down the elements of a content creation in the social media world. The team brings the services of H&R Block to life each day. You'll leave with ideas that can be applied to any industry.


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    2013 KC PMI Professional Development Days
    When: September 30-October 1, 2013
    Where: Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, KS

    About KC PMI Professional Development Days
    KC PMI Professional Development Days (PDD) is a two-day conference designed to help local and regional project management professionals enhance their project management skills and training and earn continuing education credits for project management certifications.
    “Navigating Success” is the theme for PDD 2013.  We're confident our lineup of speakers and workshops will help you set a course for success throughout your project management career. As always PDD offers educational speakers and workshops, valuable giveaways and prizes, beneficial networking opportunities and 16 Professional Development Units (PDU's) for certified project managers.
    **NEW THIS YEAR**: Our registration website is now mobile-friendly! So enjoy the convenience of registering from your smartphone or tablet device.

    http://kcpmichapter.org/content.php?page=Professional_Development_Days


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    Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS 66206
    Presenter: Brad Urani
    Topic: Service-Oriented Architecture with Windows Azure
    Sponsor: Ingenuity Consulting


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    Monday, August 26, 2013
    6:00 PM

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    1815 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.091278 -94.585899

    Look for the laptops and introduce yourself
  • Join us at Snow & Co! The "Drink Exchange" is a stock market style big screen that adjusts drink prices according to demand. Pretty cool stuff and it lasts at least through happy hour, which is from 4-7.
    Bring a laptop, bring a friend or co-worker, and by all means bring whatever you're working on. We all come from different development backgrounds but historically this group plays well together. We help solve challenges (code and otherwise) and often wander into the latest tech news conversations as well.
    See you at Snow!
    *A note for our tech recruiter friends: We get calls all day long from people trying to hire us away. Please respect the fact that we come to geek night to talk shop and geek out. You're welcome to do the same, but if you think you're going to recruit some devs, please look elsewhere.


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    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    7:00 PM

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    440 E 63 ST, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.013630 -94.582695

    Come through the main door
  • We currently meet every Thursday 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.

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    Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    4:30 PM

    http://www.meetup.com/Alfresco-Kansas-City/events
    P & L District
    101 East 13th Street
    Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.105900 -94.560379

    We'll be in the back on the sofas.


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  • Group: Kansas City Web Professionals
  • Subject: KCWebPros: AUGUST Meeting...NEXT WED. NIGHT the 28th!!!!
  • KCWebPros: AUGUST Mtg. 8/28/2013.....FOR OUR 600+ MEMBERS!!!

    ITS SCHOOL TIME! So Let's Learn something NEW!

    6:30 PM, Wed, AUGUST 28, 2013

    Centriq Training Center

    8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS

    (West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)

    Sponsor: Adaptive Solutions Group
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    Food and door prizes will be provided by : Adaptive Solutions Group represented by Andrew Butkus
    In order to ensure that we have enough food, please send an email to Kurt Loudon to indicate if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

    This month's presentation is:

    Mobile App with database to organize videos with .Net.

    (speaker: Jonathan R. Shade )


    Jonathan will present his .Net Mobile App with a backend database. He, of course, will show us how it works along with some snippets of code. Come and see some .Net Mobile KOOL stuff!


    Jonathan R. Shade Mini-Bio:


    Jonathan is another recent Graduate from Centriq. Currently, Jonathan is a US Air Force Reservist. He also has strong customer service/retail experience.

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    See you there!


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    Monday, August 26, 2013
    5:30 PM to

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    5310 Municipal Avenue, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.135395 -94.519722

  • This is a can't miss meetup. Nearly half of Kansas City’s 600 stop lights have some type of camera monitoring traffic flow. This is your rare chance to see the central nervous system in action, meet City Traffic Engineers, and get to know KCMO in a way you've probably never before thought possible.

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    Tuesday, August 27, 2013
    7:00 PM

  • 1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.094872 -94.582489

  • Open to anyone in the area who is interested in developing video games. In order to have a little structure, we'll try to do a couple things each week:
    • Introduce new members. What have you worked on, game related or not? What do you want to work on next?
    • Discuss this week's conversation starter. Some article, video or game that we can dig into a little.
    • Members can present any games they're working on, for feedback or just to brag.
    Of course, it's all very informal. The main goal is interesting conversation(s) about our passion.
    Looking forward to it!

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    The Lawrence Apple Users' Group 2.0 will be having a meeting entitled
    "An Apple a day: tech tips for teaching "Wednesday, September 4th,7pm
    at DCSS at 745 Vermont  Street in Lawrence, KS.

    This meeting will be an open discussion of sharing tips, tricks and tools on how you use Apple products in education. If you are an educator, please bring your tips and questions.

    Meetings are always free and questions are always welcome, even if it isn't about the topic being discussed. A door prize will also be given out to an attendee. Go to http://www.laugks.org for more info or contact Dave Greenbaum, 785-218-9676,  dsg@mac.com to be notified of upcoming meetings


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    Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    5:30 PM

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    333 West 11th Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.100529 -94.587898

    Parking entrance on 12th St Just east of Broadway.
  • Rick Usher, Assistant City Manager KCMO will share the reasons behind data.kcmo.org and what the city is learning from their vast sea of data.
    Aaron Weber will share the trials and tribulations of implementing one of the areas first Big Data platforms and how the work their doing at Spiral 16 is benefiting its customers.
    Brad Welch of Tableau will review Tableau Software's expanding offering and how its connecting legacy and Big Data sources. 

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    D2W & MuraCon2013 September 30 & October 1.
    D2W, the 4th annual Designer, Developer and workflow conference and MuraCon have paired up to make the conference even bigger this year. To start, we are on the Plaza again this year but at the InterContential Hotel this time. We have great location, rooms, and some of *the* best speakers in the country.
    Details
    September 30, October 1
    There will be designer, developer and we are assuming mobile this year for all sessions. If you were there last year, you know we have the best line up of speakers around. 9am to 5pm of our best line up of 60 minute sessions to date.

    You get 2 conferences for the price of 1.

    Knowledge
    D2W & MuraCon is the only user conference where workflow knowledge, is the key point to every session. You'll get 2 days of presentations by both Mura Team members and the best the Mura Community has to offer. (getmura.com to learn more about Mura)
    CommunityYep. Community. The heart of every open source project. From newbies to power users, Both D2W & MuraCon gives you the opportunity to share and learn from all of them.

    NetworkingThere's only one place in Kansas City where a community of designers, developers, mobile and UX'ers gather, and it only happens once a year. Take advantage of the unique networking opportunities D2W/MuraCon presents.

    Use code usergroup-KC for a $99 discount.

    Thanks, and we hope to see you in September!

    D2W team


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    HUG Access SIG Meeting 6:30 pm, August 21, 2013, at JCCC, Regnier Center
    - 3rd Floor, RC 353

    Beginning Presentation: Access 2013 and Windows 8
    Presenter: Jim Watkins, Jr.

    It’s ALL about Access 2013 and Windows 8 on a Microsoft Surface Pro.

    Learn how to build a database from scratch in Access 2013. How to determine the kind of database you want to create. What is the difference between a web database and a desktop database? Search for other Database templates. How can I get the latest Northwind database from Microsoft? Can I save it to my SkyDrive? What does the Northwind database look like in this environment?

    Answer all these questions and more…..

    Jim Watkins is a senior developer for Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc. HCCS is a 22 year old Computer Consulting firm located in Overland Park, Kansas specializing in providing custom solutions to real world challenges for their clients.

     

    Advanced Presentation: Attaching Photos and Information Mapping

     

    Presenter: Steve Ruvolo

     

    This presentation will show how to attach Photographs to a record in a database using two different methods, “Attachment” and “File Path”. The second part will show how to use already formatted addresses to show the location on BING Live or on GOOGLE Maps.

     

    Steve is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. His first job was as an Industrial Engineer for J&L Steel Company in Pittsburgh Pa. As such he developed a Computer Simulation Model of the Steel making Process using 80 column punch cards on an IBM 360 computer. This was after failing every computer course he ever took in college.

     

    His next job was running the Family Business, Tasty Bread products INC.

    His first move as president was to install an IBM System 32 Computer, with the stipulation that IBM teach him how to program the machine. The language at that time was RPG2. Tasty bread could not afford to hire Computer personnel. Steve wrote A/P, A/R, Inventory, Order Entry and Product Costing software for that system. Soon after that IBM came out with the first PC utilizing real Floppy Disks. Steve learned Microsoft Access 1.0 because it was much faster to develop programs on the PC than in PRG2.

     

    Steve has been employed part time by the Lenexa Police Department for the last ten years. He develops systems to extract information from their various databases to send to other Agencies and software platforms. He works as a DBA and as a Web Designer as well as developing Access Programs.

     

    Drawing: Microsoft Access 2013 Step by Step by Joyce Cox and Joan Lambert. The smart way to learn Microsoft Access 2013 --one step at a time!

     

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


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    Monday, August 19, 2013
    6:00 PM

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    1815 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.091278 -94.585899

    Look for the laptops and introduce yourself
  • Join us at Snow & Co! The "Drink Exchange" is a stock market style big screen that adjusts drink prices according to demand. Pretty cool stuff and it lasts at least through happy hour, which is from 4-7.
    Bring a laptop, bring a friend or co-worker, and by all means bring whatever you're working on. We all come from different development backgrounds but historically this group plays well together. We help solve challenges (code and otherwise) and often wander into the latest tech news conversations as well.
    See you at Snow!
    *A note for our tech recruiter friends: We get calls all day long from people trying to hire us away. Please respect the fact that we come to geek night to talk shop and geek out. You're welcome to do the same, but if you think you're going to recruit some devs, please look elsewhere.

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    Tuesday, October 8, 2013
    6:30 PM to

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    5th Floor, Ste.500, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.066757 -94.583916

    5th Floor in the Applebee's Building
  • Myles Gartland will give a tutorial on using rpart and randomForest in R. In addition, he'll also explain the concepts behind decisions trees and random forests. Decision trees are particularly useful due to their interpretability and ease of use. Random forests have gained quick acclaim for their ability to accurately predict outcomes in the face of high dimensionality and their for their ability to pick up on nonlinearities in data.
    Myles is a professor and MBA director at Rockhurst University. He has a keen interest in data science and is an active practitioner of predictive modeling. He is Partner and Chief Analyst in Insightful Analytics, a predictive analytics and market research firm.


    Matt Habiger will present a case study on predicting behavioral health readmissions. The case study will present an overview of how predictive analytics is done in an organization. His talk will cover how to define a predictive modeling problem, the process of collecting data in a business, building and deploying predictive models and measuring their impact to show value. The overarching goal of the talk is to highlight why data science is much more than just building a predictive model.

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    Meeting Topic:   The PMO in an Agile World

    This will be a sponsored event.  Dinner will be provided.  To help our sponsor get an accurate count, please go to www.agilekc.org to register.

     

    Meeting Learning:  

    In organizations that utilize a Project Management Office, the evolution and adoption of collaborative and iterative processes can sometimes conflict with established practices.  In addition there are often changes in the way work is allocated and tracked vs. a traditional process.  This session will help illustrate some of the differences and changes and provide some insights to what has worked in the past from a PMO perspective.

    Meeting Description: 

    Why do some PMOs resist Agile and others embrace it?  The answer to this question goes beyond individual personalities and preferences and gets to the heart of the mission and vision of a given PMO.  This presentation will profile different “flavors” of PMOs and discuss how each might perceive the both the opportunities and threats that will arise from a large-scale transition to agile. 

    If your organization has a PMO, please encourage some of those team members to join us for this meeting, regardless of where you feel your are in your Agile journey.   We want to hear from your teams about what challenges they face and what impediments they see.  

    About the Speaker: 

    Ron Montgomery is a project management consultant with 36 years of experience with development and deployment of IT solutions and has worked with agile since 2005.  He has established, consulted with and worked within client PMOs in both agile and traditional frameworks. 

    Ron holds both the Project Management Professional (PMP) and the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification sponsored by the Project Management Institute (PMI).  Ron also holds the Certified Scrum Master designation from the Scrum Alliance and the Scaled Agile Program Consultant by the Scaled Agile Academy.


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    Thursday, August 22, 2013
    6:30 PM to

  • 1810 Cherry St # 100, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.091053 -94.576996

  • Cerner will be providing food and drink this month, so please RSVP as soon as possible. We'll be starting at 6:30 to give everyone time to eat.
    Itertools (MotM): Module of the Month is back! Madhurima Poddar will discuss the itertools module, why it's awesome, and how you should use it in your code.
    Functional Web Testing Without Selenium (the Good, The Bad, and the Horrible):
    Chip Warden will demonstrate using mechanize as an alternative to Selenium for functional web testing.
    Lighting Talks:
    We'd love to hear what you're working on, something cool you've found, or even a problem you're having difficulty solving!

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  • 440 E 63 ST, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.013630 -94.582695

  • Fellow CCCKC members and guests please join us in welcoming a special guest speaker …
    Rob Bishop, their developer-evangelist, spent some of last summer visiting US hackspaces, giving Raspberry Pi talks and demonstrations. However there was only a short time that he could be out on the road for, leaving to large parts of the country that he wasn’t able to visit – and you let us know you they were not happy about that. So is seems this summer, he is going to be visiting the parts of the USA that they heard the most noise from: namely the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest.
    There is a preliminary plan on that they are looking to follow and that plan puts them in our building on the 24th of August at about 7:30pm to socialize and learn about the Raspberry Pi. Most of the previous talks have have consisted of a talk, Q&A, live demos and (hopefully) some kind of competition for best Raspberry Pi hack.
    A Little about Rob:
    Rob Bishop was the first technical employee at Raspberry Pi and is currently one of two full time software engineers. Alongside his engineering responsibilities, Rob also acts as an “evangelist” and works to promote the educational mission of the Foundation.
    Rob has given talks about the Raspberry Pi at various events worldwide, in venues ranging from conference halls to community meetings in garages.
    Talk summary:
    Rob Bishop, an engineer and evangelist for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, will present a talk entitled “Raspberry Pi – One Year On” that will cover both the origin story of the Raspberry Pi as well as outlining recent developments. The talk will present technical information about the Raspberry Pi alongside a discussion of the Foundation’s educational aims.
    Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for an in-depth Q&A on both educational and technical matters.”
    For more information about this CCCKC event, please email communications@c3kc.org
    Tickets are at:   https://rasppi-c3kc.eventbrite.com/

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    Saturday, September 21, 2013
    4:30 PM to

  • 440 E 63 ST, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.013630 -94.582695

  • We are partnering with Lumi and Instructables.com the creator of a new DIY alternative to screen printing which uses photographic print dyes on textiles and natural materials, for our September build night.
    Instructables.com is sending us:
    (1) Print Fabric with Light kit (color tbd)
    (1) 16oz bottle of Inkodye (color tbd)
    (1) Inkofilm


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    Your Organizer, Daniel Holmes, sent the following message to some members of Kansas City's PHP User Group:

    Thanks to Eric, we have a great place and AV for our meeting this month!  I'm very grateful for his efforts in securing us a place and what we need for the presentation.
    I look forward to seeing you Saturday for some cold treats and hot PHP!
    When: Saturday, August 17, 2013 2:30 PM
    Where: Foo's Fabulous Frozen Custard
    9421 Mission Road
    Leawood, KS 66206
    North of I-435 on the north-east side of 95th and Mission Rd
    If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Yes".)
    You can always get in touch with me through my group profile on Meetup.



    To visit Kansas City's PHP User Group, go here:
    http://www.meetup.com/kcphpug/


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    Hi KC R Users (and welcome, you new data science KC inspired members),


    Our next meeting is Saturday, September 7th at 2pm at the plaza library and I'm looking for people with something to share. It could be about your use of R in a certain problem domain, an interesting package you've tried, a cool visualization, or a new statistical technique... Let me know if you have something to share.

    We're going to be in the small meeting room, so A/V options are limited. We typically bring laptops and huddle around them as needed. I actually may not be able to attend this meeting due to a work picnic the same day. 

    Also -- if anyone is interested in taking over coordination of the group, I'd love a break! It could use some more attention.

    Thanks,
    Madelaine


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    Tuesday, August 20, 2013
    7:00 PM

    http://www.meetup.com/Lawrence-Coders/events
  • 933 Iowa Street, Lawrence, KS (map)
    38.966602 -95.262566

  • This information gathering is for designers and developers to get together, grab some food and/or drinks, and talk shop. A lot of great discussions happen organically at these meetings, don't miss out!

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    Tuesday, August 20, 2013
    6:30 PM

    http://www.meetup.com/Kansas-City-Web-Analytics-Google-Analytics-Marketing-Metrics/
    2107 Grand Boulevard #208, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.086819 -94.581566

    Located in the Historic Western Auto Building 2107 Grand Blvd

  • TooBaRoo Internet Marketing & Web Development will be hosting the Kansas City Web Analytics, Google Analytics & Marketing Metrics Group.
    Each month we have one or more guest speakers discussing Google Analytics, Web Analytics and Marketing Metrics.

    Meeting Agenda*

    6:45 - 7:00 Welcome and Networking with food and drink
    7:00 - 7:30 Google & Web Analytics Topic 1
    7:30 - 8:00 Google & Web Analytics Topic 1
    8:00 - 8:30 Group Discussion - Q&A and Answers To Previously Submitted Questions
    8:30 - 9:00 Informal Breakout sessions for specific Q&A among group members

    * The actual agenda is flexible depending upon speaker's presentations and length of Q&A.

    All attendees are encouraged to email questions to be answered at the event to Breht Burri at kcanalytics@toobaroo.com.

    Parking:  Free Parking on Grand Blvd on both east a west sides of the street.

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    SMCKC August Pro Luncheon at Californos | August 29


    With the rise of social business and more one-to-one interactions with customers and clients, what happens when things go wrong?

    What happens when a business upsets its customers and the social team is there to pick up the pieces? 

    That's what happened last tax season to the social team at H&R Block. 

    Join us at Californos on Thursday, August 29 at 11:30 AM to listen to the Director of Social Business, Scott Gulbransen, and his team talk about how they handled a sticky situation in the hyper-seasonal tax business and helped them move their organization closer to enterprise-wide social integration.
    Listen as they break down the elements of a crisis living and breathing in the social media world.


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    Social Media Club KC Happy Hour at Mestizo | August 22


    Say "si" to our Social Media Club of Kansas City August Happy Hour at Mestizo in Leawood. You know, it's the place created by Food Network Star Aaron Sanchez! 

    Get your fiesta on with your social media friends from 5:30-7:30 pm around Mestizo's firepit on the patio on Thursday, Aug. 15 and enjoy:

    • Complimentary chips, salsa and appetizers from Mestizo (Gracias!!!!)
    • 1/2 Price Bottled Beer
    • 1/2 Price Tequila Flights
    • $2 Off Small Plates and Appetizers

    Our amigos at Mestizo are also throwing in 3 $10 gift cards for a Twitter contest...so stay tuned for a hashtag you can tweet to maybe win a gift card! 


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    Join us at KC IABC’s monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 15, at Brio Tuscan Grille on the Country Club Plaza. The panel of speakers will discuss their strategies for Building Buzz for KC Through Social Media. Panelists include Danny Rotert from the Office of the Mayor, Alan Carr from KCCVA, Joe Cox from Barkley, and our very own President Aaron Deacon from Curiolab and SMCKC.

    Join us at the luncheon to learn their social media secrets and strategies that can be adapted to any organization. Also, learn how these organizations measured the results of these social media campaigns.

    When:
    Thursday, August 15
    11:30 to 11:45 a.m. – registration and networking 
    11:45 a.m. – announcements and introductions 
    Noon to 1 p.m. – luncheon program

    Where:
    Brio Tuscan Grille
    502 Nichols Road, Kansas City, Mo. 64112, 816-561-5888

    Free parking available in several Plaza lots, including near Burberry store and by 
    The Capital Grille.


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    Tuesday, August 13, 2013
    7:00 PM

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    1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.094872 -94.582489

  • Open to anyone in the area who is interested in developing video games. In order to have a little structure, we'll try to do a couple things each week:
    • Introduce new members. What have you worked on, game related or not? What do you want to work on next?
    • Discuss this week's conversation starter. Some article, video or game that we can dig into a little.
    • Members can present any games they're working on, for feedback or just to brag.
    Of course, it's all very informal. The main goal is interesting conversation(s) about our passion.
    Looking forward to it!

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