Tuesday, November 5, 2013
7:00 PM

  • 410 N Second, Lawrence, KS (map)
    38.978490 -95.235254

  • 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, November 5, 2013
    6:30 PM

  • 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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    Tuesday, November 5, 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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    Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    6:00 PM

  • 4601 Madison Avenue, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.043865 -94.596970

  • KC's PHP User Group Weekday Evening edition visits the Plaza!
    We are excited to join our new friends at MMGY Global on the Plaza in November for our Weekday evening meeting!  Our new sponsor TekSystems will be bringing the pizza and soda.  Come join us for food, friends and plenty of sharing at our evening event!
    Lightning Talks
    This month, several of our members have been preparing content for us to learn from. Lisa will be showing us about using Custom Post Types in WordPress to store and handle additional data. Paul will be showing an application using the micro-framework Slim to provide an AJAX-serving API.  If time allows, there could be other topics too!
    Our Meeting Format
    We love Web Development, new development techniques and all things PHP. Our meetings are often a little free-formed, but we know evenings are precious so we will shoot for:
    6:00 pm Pizza and Socializing
    6:30 pm Meet and Greet our members and our sponsors.
    6:45 pm Lightning Talks Begin
    • Lisa - WordPress: Using Custom Post Types to Build Real Sites
    • Paul - Using Slim to provide a RESTful API
    7:30 pm - 8pm Open group discussion on any development topic, concern or question


    All Developers Welcome!
    We understand Web Developers often come from all backgrounds, and many work in more languages than PHP. Whether you're curious or just starting out, dabble in PHP on the weekends, write custom PHP on a daily basis, work in a framework like Symfony, Zend Framework, Silex, Slim, FuelPHP, CakePHP or customize CMS products like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, our goal is that you will find something new, useful and thought provoking.
    Interested in giving a presentation to the group, or demoing something new and cool you're working on? Contact one of the organizers through Meetup or talk after a monthly meeting and get signed up!

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    Monday, November 4, 2013
    6:00 PM

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

    Look for the laptops and introduce yourself!
  • 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 (they fill up fast!) and the patio is lovely as long as the weather is, too. Power outlets are difficult to come by; charge up before you head over or arrive early for the best seating.
    Tannin is where Geek Night originated! Join us here on Monday nights during the entire month of September. See you on Monday!

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    Tuesday, November 5, 2013
    6:00 PM to

  • 115 W. 18th St., Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.091625 -94.585350

  • Hey Brigade!
    Ariel and I will be in town next week for our last trip, as Fellows, to Kansas City. On Monday night we're releasing the new civic service we've created: http://bizfriend.ly
    On Tuesday night, I'd like to host a special edition hack night with the beautiful and talented Kansas City Brigade. This hack night will be BizFriend.ly focused, specifically on:
    * Creating new lessons on BizFriend.ly
    * How to add new APIs to the service.
    * How to build new front ends. iPhone, Android, etc.
    * How to redeploy both the site and the server.
    Everyone is welcome. We'll be coding though so bring your machines. We're going in.

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    I've volunteered to take over the R Users Group. Thanks so much for the efforts that Madelaine Gogol has spent over the past couple of years keeping this group going.

     

    I've put in a reservation for a room at the Plaza Library. When I get official confirmation of the room, I'll send out another email.

     

    If anyone would like to help out with the organizational aspects of this group, please let me know. The more the work is shared, the less that anyone has to do. Also, I'd be glad to give you a special title like "Co-chair of the Kansas City R Users Group" that you could place on your resume. Don't laugh. Sometimes these things can help you stand apart in a crowded job market.

     

    I'd like to request some help from some of you to give short talks

    (15-30 minutes) at this and at future R User Group meetings. I will be contacting some of you privately, but feel free to step forward if you already have a topic you can talk about.

     

    We'll have at least one speaker at the November meeting. I will share some of the stuff I learned at a short course that I took in August at the Joint Statistical Meetings called Practical Software Engineering for Statisticians that was taught by Murray Stokley of Google. It covered version control and unit testing, among other things. I'm writing an NIH grant right now that involves program development in R (and Java), so I need to demonstrate that our research team will use professional standards in the development of these programs.

     

    I'm sure that some of you already know more about this than I do, and if anyone wants to talk (formally or informally) about things like documentation standards in R, Google's R Style Guide (http://google-styleguide.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/Rguide.xml), or related topics, please let me know.

     

    I'd also like to alternate meetings between advanced topics like this stuff and basic tutorials. There's a lot of interest in people who want to learn R, and if we advertise this well, we might be able to increase our attendance. The tutorials could cover things like data import options in R, simple graphic options like the rgb and layout functions, basic methods like the lm function, etc.

     

    And no matter how much time any of us has spent with R, we all could benefit from a review of the basics, right? There are lots of hidden treasures in R that are really simple, if you just knew where to look for them.

     

    I've also been very impressed with the organization and promotion that www.meetup.com has done for others like the Data Science KC group. I think it would be well worth the monetary investment to set ourselves up with them.

     

    I won't make any major changes without the consensus of the group, of course. I'll reserve some time at the beginning of the November meeting so we can talk about this and general directions for this group. If you have ideas now, though, that you can share in this email group, please do so.

     

    Steve Simon, mail@pmean.com, Standard

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    Sign up for the Monthly Mean, the newsletter that dares to call itself average at www.pmean.com/news


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    Please thank the folks at scaleSQL for sponsoring this month's meeting.

    Bill Graziano, SQL Server consultant with scaleSQL, will be presenting:  Auditing and Capturing SQL Server Events

    If you haven't already registered, there are still seats left, please RSVP here:   https://www.eventbrite.com/event/661028153

    *Please note that if you registered early, eventbrite had the meeting listed for 2:30-4:00 pacific time, it should have been 2:30-4:00 pm Central in case you had it add the event to your calendar.

    Overview: This session will focus on capturing key events occurring inside your server. These can include new logins, permission changes, new or updated database objects, failed logins, application errors, user-generated events , and SQL Server error log events. Features covered include SQL Server Audit, Extended Events, Event Tracking, Trace, and DDL triggers. As always, lots of demonstrations and real-world scenarios.

    About Speaker: Bill Graziano is a SQL Server consultant that specializes in tuning OLTP systems and database administration.  He’s a SQL Server MVP and serves on the Board of Directors for PASS (The Professional Association for SQL Server).  He runs a SQL Server web site for DBAs and developers at www.SQLTeam.com.  Bill has presented at PASS and numerous regional and local events around the country.

     

    Please note, this will be an afternoon meeting at the Overland Park Microsoft Office, drinks and snacks will be available.

    Meeting Schedule for Thursday, October 31st, 2013:

    • 2:30 - 2:40 - Greeting and Housekeeping
    • 2:40 - 3:40 - Auditing and Capturing SQL Server Events
    • 3:40 - 4:00 - Door Prizes and wrap up

    We look forward to seeing you all soon!

    Location:

    Microsoft
    10801 Mastin Blvd, Suite 620
    Overland Park, KS 66210


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    Please thank the folks at scaleSQL for sponsoring this month's meeting.

    Bill Graziano, SQL Server consultant with scaleSQL, will be presenting:  Auditing and Capturing SQL Server Events

    I'd like to start getting an approximate headcount for upcoming user group events, for this event, please RSVP for free here:   https://www.eventbrite.com/event/661028153

    Overview: This session will focus on capturing key events occurring inside your server. These can include new logins, permission changes, new or updated database objects, failed logins, application errors, user-generated events , and SQL Server error log events. Features covered include SQL Server Audit, Extended Events, Event Tracking, Trace, and DDL triggers. As always, lots of demonstrations and real-world scenarios.

    About Speaker: Bill Graziano is a SQL Server consultant that specializes in tuning OLTP systems and database administration.  He’s a SQL Server MVP and serves on the Board of Directors for PASS (The Professional Association for SQL Server).  He runs a SQL Server web site for DBAs and developers at www.SQLTeam.com.  Bill has presented at PASS and numerous regional and local events around the country.

     

    Please note, this will be an afternoon meeting at the Overland Park Microsoft Office, drinks and snacks will be available.

    Meeting Schedule for Thursday, October 31st, 2013:

    • 2:30 - 2:40 - Greeting and Housekeeping
    • 2:40 - 3:40 - Auditing and Capturing SQL Server Events
    • 3:40 - 4:00 - Door Prizes and wrap up

    We look forward to seeing you all soon!

    Location:

    Microsoft
    10801 Mastin Blvd, Suite 620
    Overland Park, KS 66210


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    Thursday, October 31, 2013
    7:00 PM

  • 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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    The Lawrence Apple Users' Group 2.0 will be having a meeting entitled "Introduction to iOS 7 and Mavericks  "Wednesday, November 6th,7pm at DCSS at 745 Vermont  Street in Lawrence, KS.

     

    Apple has recently introduced new software for iPhone, iPad as well as your Mac.  Learn about the new features and get your questions answered

     
    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


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    Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    6:30 PM

  • 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS (map)
    38.924896 -94.726860

    General Education Building Room 233
  • A Sip of Elixir - Will Gorman
    As systems continue to become more distributed and concurrent, Erlang can provide attractive solutions for reducing the complexity that often arises in these systems.  Erlang's syntax, however, may not be as attractive.  Elixir is a language that runs on the Erlang VM and provides a Ruby inspired syntax while still maintaining Erlang's strengths in dealing with concurrency.  In this talk we'll take a brief look at some of the features of Elixir.
    About the Speaker
    When not acting as a human jungle gym for his two kids, Will Gorman enjoys making artisanal handcrafted 0's and 1's.
    Big Data Processing on a Small Scale Using Scala - Sean Griffin
    Sean will discuss his academic experiment to use functional programming techniques and features in Scala, particularly lazy evaluation and parallel collections, to replicate a local solution commonly solved using map/reduce.  The theory is: Hadoop overhead might be overkill.  He'll discuss the project, his attempted solution, and its results, whether it be success or epic fail.
    About the Speaker
    Sean has been doing software development for over 13 years at Cerner Corporation, working primarily on server-side reporting, SOA, and most recently, large scale ETL within the Hadoop ecosystem.  In 2009, Sean started hearing about Scala and quickly got on a path to spread it through his teams and the rest of the company through adoption, tool development, and education.  He has presented on Scala both at the Kansas City Developer Conference and Cerner's internal Developer Conference.  He has also contributed code to the scalatest-maven-plugin and has worked with Artima president and Escalate Software co-founder Bill Venners to determine future Scala Test features.
    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.  These events are generally well suited to help infuse functional programming ideas into an existing programming skill set.
    Event Location
    Johnson County Community College has been kind enough to host this event, so a big thank you to the staff!  Enter from the College Blvd/Oakmont entrance and park in the Student Center lots (indicated by the student walking icon) or near the Carlsen Center (CC), to access GEB from the north entrance. 
    Wifi at the Event
    1.  From a wireless device, go to SETTINGS and select JCCC-WIFI.
    2.  Open a browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox) and enter: www.jccc.edu
    3.  Once connected, click on SELF-SERVICE (bar under GUEST WIRELESS).
    Complete the name fields to generate a guest wireless userID/password to use while on campus.
    Additional Notes
    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.
    I will update this post with food details when I know them.

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    The October Agile KC meeting will be held at 6:30 PM at Centriq Training on Thursday October 24, 2013.  This will be a hosted event so please visit www.agilekc.org to register if you plan on attending so our sponsor knows how many will be joining us for dinner.  

    Meeting Topic:      Understanding Agile as a cultural, organizational change transformation.

    Meeting Learning:  Attendees will introduced to the field of Industrial Psychology with respect cultural transformations and how this large body of knowledge can be leveraged metrics to assist with Agile initiatives.

    Meeting Description: 

    The number one reason for agile adoption/transformation failures is Culture. Agile philosophies continue to uncover traditional business issues related to system and people. These Agile initiatives have reached the limit of IT’s ability to make further progress. People and Culture need to be addressed in a cross-disciplinary fashion – a systems-thinking approach – in order to make progress.

    This will be an interactive presentation for anyone interested in viewing Agile as a cultural and organizational change initiative over process mechanics. Anyone interested in learning from an industry leading organizational psychologist and marrying that data to a repeatable on-going Agile/organizational metrics assessment.

    About the Speakers: 

    You can find more about the trio from Convergent that will be leading the presentation, Dr. Jared Lock, Nathan Lagergren and Brett Gibson by visiting their profiles at http://www.convergentllc.com/about/


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    Angela Connelly, Chief Marketing Officer for the national PKD (polycystic kidney disease) Foundation, will share how they increased reach through Facebook and Twitter campaigns, and grew followers by nearly 40% in one year. These campaigns included:

        · #GivingTuesday (November 2012)

        · 31 Days of PKD Challenges (March/Kidney Month 2013)

        · #PKDAwareness Day (Sept. 2013)

    Angela and the Foundation’s marketing team (Mark Solis, Sara Kiszka and Mary Young) will discuss their integrated strategic approach in blending the Foundation’s key platforms, developing calls to action, and establishing design elements. Learn how you can use this approach for effective cause marketing, including preparing for #GivingTuesday 2013 (on Dec. 3).


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    KC-based Applebee's is a leader in utilizing social media to drive sales, collect consumer data and, most importantly, connect with patrons all while blending national brand messaging with franchise-specific information. Jill McFarland, senior manager of digital and social media at Applebee's, is hosting a special happy hour for SMCKCers so we can gain insight into her team's strategy and tactics while enjoying a complimentary buffet and delicious drinks. You'll be sure to pick up some tips you can apply to your own professional and personal social communications and will have a great time connecting with other members of the SMCKC and Applebee's communities, so sign up today!

     

    In addition, Harvester's will be on-site collecting items, so please feel free to bring donations - Your contribution will help brighten up the holidays for many families around KC! A list of most-needed items can be found here


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    Join SMCKC for breakfast and hear Sarah Hill discuss the use of digital story telling (Virtual Photo Walks) to help terminally ill veterans participate in Honor Flights. 

    Sarah Hill is a Digital Storyteller & G+ Hangout Host at Veterans United Network and also an anchor/reporter for KOMU-TV. Honor Flight KC is Kansas City's local chapter of Honor Flight that flies vets to DC. 


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    Monday, October 28, 2013
    6:00 PM

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

    Look for the laptops and introduce yourself!
  • 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 (they fill up fast!) and the patio is lovely as long as the weather is, too. Power outlets are difficult to come by; charge up before you head over or arrive early for the best seating.
    Tannin is where Geek Night originated! Join us here on Monday nights during the entire month of September. See you on Monday!

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    Monday, October 28, 2013
    5:30 PM

  • 115 W. 18th St., Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.091625 -94.585350

    We're on Floor 3 of the Bauer Building on 18th. We will try to have the front door open. If locked, please look us up on the phone box and we'll buzz you in.
  • Due to a scheduling conflict with the Mayor's Challenge Cabinet tonight, our regularly scheduled biweekly meeting is being moved back a week. Join us at the new Luminopolis HQ in a crazy old building down in the Crossroads. Drinks & snacks furnished.


    Hack Night in the New Lumi HQ. Let's start prioritizing and mapping out project teams.

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    http://www.vmug.com/p/cm/ld/fid=2010

    Join your fellow VMware users at this full-day event for in-depth technical sessions, demonstrations and exhibits. This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology! VMUG is pleased to offer top notch education at our user conferences.

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Overland Park Convention Center
    6000 College Boulevard
    Overland Park, KS 66211


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  • Group: Kansas City Web Professionals
  • Subject: KCWebPros: OCTOBER Meeting...THIS WED. NIGHT the 23rd!!!!
  • KCWebPros: OCTOBER Mtg. 10/23/2013.....FOR OUR 620+ MEMBERS!!!

    Government Shutdown! KC WEB PROS Doesn't Shutdown!

    6:30 PM, Wed, OCTOBER 23, 2013

    Centriq Training Center

    8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS

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

    Sponsor: CJK Software
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Food and door prizes will be provided by : CJK Software
    In order to ensure that we have enough food, please send an email to Kurt Loudon ( kwlinc1988@yahoo.com) to indicate if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

    This month's presentation is:

    KC INCUBATOR:

    (speaker: John Krzysztow )

    Progress has been made toward obtaining projects for those interested in geting expereince via KCIncubator!

    John will answer in-depth on the following -

    Why the KCIncubator is important to new and recently trained Web Developers?
    How it helps Web Developers and Employers?
    What KCIncubator will look like for Web Developer Professionals - that want to improve their skills, get job experience, and practice their craft?
    A Master Apprenticeship Program: in Mobile_UI; Best Testing Practices; Troubleshooting skills; CSS and HTML5; Role of working with Graphic Artists; Agile development; SDLC; Version control; not to forget MVC; and other related technologies - with MORE DETAILS on THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT the 23rd!!!!

    AND

    Neill Horton is joining KCIncubator as a Vice President of KCWebPros - with MORE DETAILS on THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT the 23rd, as well!!!!


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    Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    6:00 PM

  • 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)
    38.969131 -94.609184

  • Check out what's being introduced in Visual Studio 2013 Preview and .NET 4.5.1 Preview! Presenter: John Alexander, AJI Software

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    Thursday, October 24, 2013
    6:00 PM to

  • 12610 Quivira Rd.,, Overland Park, ks (map)
    38.899780 -94.723854

  • Our October meetup has been scheduled for the 24th at KU Edwards Campus Regnier Hall Room 150. For this meetup two long time members, Josh Roberts and David Smith will present on topics they have been working on.
    We will not have a November and a December meetup due to holidays. We will reconvene on January 30th, 2014. Please feel free to keep the discussion alive on the message boards in the meantime!
    Thank you everyone for coming out to the last meetup. We plan to meet again at Barley's Brewhaus after the meetup.
    --
    Josh Roberts, the co-creator of Kitty Pig, will be speaking about 2D Mobile Game Development.  While covering topics from Game Engines to Physics Engines, he will take you on a journey through the development process for a soon to be released game called Kitty Pig.  Following the demonstration of Kitty Pig, the meeting format will turn to an open Show and Tell.  If you have developed a mobile game, this is your chance to show it off!

    Topics:

    -       About the Mobile Game Industry
    -       Lifecycle of a Mobile Game
    -       Hello, Cocos2d Game Engine
    -       Essential Game Development Tools
    -       Demo of the Mobile Game Kitty Pig

    David Smith, will present on Using Appcelerator Titanium for Rapid Mobile App. Appcelerator Titanium is a platform for developing mobile apps for both iOS and Android.  Titanium allows the developer to create native apps with native UI controls by writing cross-platform code in JavaScript.  Recently, Titanium has been updated to use a new technology called "Alloy", which further speeds app development by following the model-view-controller architecture, and allows the developer to quickly create the UI using XML and style sheets to define the views.
    If you have a project you want to show and talk with the group about for future meetups, please contact us. If you would like to hear about any specific topic in any future meetups, please feel free to let the group know!
    Snacks and drinks will be provided, so please RSVP if you plan on attending so we can get proper amounts of each.
    Regnier Hall - Room 150

    KU Edwards Campus
    Regnier Hall
    12610 Quivira Rd.
    Overland Park, KS 66213

    Agenda:
    6:00-6:30 - Socializing and meeting other members. We'll have some snacks until they're gone.
    6:30-7:30 - Presentations from members
    7:30-8 - Follow-up discussions with members.
    8:15-10 - Informal gathering at Barley's Brewhaus (11924 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66213)
    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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    Thursday, October 24, 2013
    6:00 PM to

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

    Look for Josepha in her WordPress gear or ask to join her group.
  • It's time to kick off a new year of WordPress learning! We're inviting all of our new and old friends to join us at Tannin Wine Bar to meet each other and get an idea of what the year holds.
    Bring your business cards and your elevator pitches! We'll see you there!
    _______________________________________________________________
    If you've always wanted to present, or think you'd like to become more involved with planning, this is your big chance. Be sure to find Josepha and let her know!

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    Thursday, October 24, 2013
    7:00 PM

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

  • import mock: Roger Link will discuss the mock library (part of the Python 3 standard library) and why you should use it.
    Ansible: Caleb will discuss Ansible, "a radically simple IT orchestration engine that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy." Ansible is written in Python and promises to be a lighter alternative to other configuration management tools.

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    Thursday, October 24, 2013
    4:00 PM to

  • 6220 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS (map)
    38.914810 -94.657730

  • Welcome to the Venture Lounge! (formerly known as Venture Friday)
    The Enterprise Center of Johnson County (ECJC) and the Mid-America Angels (MAA) are excited to launch Kansas City's first Venture Lounge event. We are bringing together entrepreneurs and early-stage capital influencers (the investors, advisers, bankers, etc...) for an informal happy hour. We will have a brief program set up at the beginning of the event where:
    • Short presentation on a topic relating to raising capital
    • We will also be introducing the early-stage capital professionals in attendance.
    Drinks and light snacks will be available. LIMIT 150 ATTENDEES
    Several sponsorships are available - Contact us to support the Venture Lounge or visit www.ecjc.com/ventureloungesponsor
    Our host sponsor, Sprint, is generously providing their beautiful Winter Garden venue space for the launch of this event. 

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    Thursday, October 24, 2013
    7:00 PM

  • 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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    Thursday, October 24, 2013
    7:00 PM

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

  • import mock: Roger Link will discuss the mock library (part of the Python 3 standard library) and why you should use it.
    Ansible: Caleb will discuss Ansible, "a radically simple IT orchestration engine that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy." Ansible is written in Python and promises to be a lighter alternative to other configuration management tools.

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    Thursday, October 24, 2013
    6:00 PM to

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

    Look for Josepha in her WordPress gear or ask to join her group.
  • It's time to kick off a new year of WordPress learning! We're inviting all of our new and old friends to join us at Tannin Wine Bar to meet each other and get an idea of what the year holds.
    Bring your business cards and your elevator pitches! We'll see you there!
    _______________________________________________________________
    If you've always wanted to present, or think you'd like to become more involved with planning, this is your big chance. Be sure to find Josepha and let her know!


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    With no real compelling topic or speaker, let's cancel tonight's meeting. If we can use the Centriq space on the 22nd and John Alexander can facilitate (I'm on travel next week), then we can have the meeting then.  ~Lee


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    Tuesday, October 22, 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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    This will be our last meeting of the year due to the holidays coming up, so you won’t want to miss it. We will resume our monthly meetings in January after the holidays.

    When: Tuesday, October 29, 11:30-1pm
    Where: Microsoft Office, Corporate Woods, 10801 Mastin Blvd Ste 620, Overland Park, KS, 66210

    Company culture versus technology: Working with Non-SharePointers

    This presentation will discuss how to create a positive culture around a piece of technology and help with adoption.
    Items that will be discussed will include:
    • The benefit of a well-thought-out discovery process
    • The necessity of recruiting local “champions”
    • How to address silos in your business
    • A case study of addressing technology adoption
    • And much more!

    Lunch will be provided as always.

    Please register for this event at: https://smartersharepointkc.eventbrite.com

    Also, don’t forget to register for SharePoint Saturday on November 9: http://sharepointsaturdaykc2013.eventbrite.com/

    Smarter SharePoint KC User Group smartersharepointkc.eventbrite.com

    Join the Smarter SharePoint KC User Group to hear the latest on all things SharePoint, learn new skills, discuss your challenges and network with other SharePoint...


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    Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    7:00 PM

  • 4601 Madison Avenue, Kansas City, MO (map)

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    The KCOUG group is back in action! Check out the new web site and join our first meeting on October 23, 2013 open to everyone (details below). In order of importance: FREE PIZZA! and Presentations. Oracle's (one and only) Tim Caster will update us on Oracle 12c and Dan Vlamis of Vlamis Software will present new and exciting material on Oracle BI

    Also, we have launched the new KCOUG website: http://www.ioug.org/kcoug where you can
    RSVP. If you're not yet a member -join up! Tell your friends and associates.

    October 23, 2013
    Location: Burns and McDonnell Auditorium
    9300 Ward Parkway
    Kansas City, MO

    5:30pm – 7:30pm
    RSVP: kansascityoug@gmail.com
    website: http://www.ioug.org/kcoug


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

      Look for the laptops and introduce yourself!
    • 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 (they fill up fast!) and the patio is lovely as long as the weather is, too. Power outlets are difficult to come by; charge up before you head over or arrive early for the best seating.
      Tannin is where Geek Night originated! Join us here on Monday nights during the entire month of September. See you on Monday!


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    Saturday, October 19, 2013
    2:30 PM

  • 12815 W 87th St, Lenexa, KS (map)
    38.970943 -94.734400

    We will be setup in the big room in the back

  • Come hang out with your local PHP developers this weekend!  This Saturday, we will be at the Black Dog Coffee house in Lenexa, KS.  Bring your laptop, questions, ideas and willingness to learn.  We are still playing with the "dual meeting" format, so come help us shape the Saturday hangout into what you are looking for!
    Our Saturday Meeting Format
    We love Web Development, PHP, new development techniques and everything in between. Our Saturday meetings are often a little free-formed, but for the most part fall into:
    • Meet and Greet new members!
    • Review the Last Month in PHP and Upcoming Training / Learning Opportunities Highlighting the latest happenings in the PHP Universe
    • Open group discussion on any development topic, concern or question
    • (Time permitting) Setup your dev environment, review that code, etc

    All Developers Welcome!
    We understand PHP Developers often come from all backgrounds, and many work in more languages than only PHP. Whether you're curious or just starting out, only dabble in PHP on the weekends, write custom PHP on a daily basis, work in a framework like Symfony, Zend Framework, Silex, Slim, FuelPHP, CakePHP or customize CMS products like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, our goal is that you will find something new, useful and thought provoking.

    Interested in giving a more formal presentation to the group, or demoing something new and cool you're working on? Contact one of the organizers through Meetup or talk after a monthly meeting and tell us your ideas!

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    Thursday, November 14, 2013
    7:00 PM

  • 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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    Thursday, October 24, 2013
    6:00 PM to

  • 12610 Quivira Rd.,, Overland Park, ks (map)
    38.899780 -94.723854

  • Our October meetup has been scheduled for the 24th at KU Edwards Campus Regnier Hall Room 150. For this meetup two long time members, Josh Roberts and David Smith will present on topics they have been working on.
    We will not have a November and a December meetup due to holidays. We will reconvene on January 30th, 2014. Please feel free to keep the discussion alive on the message boards in the meantime!
    Thank you everyone for coming out to the last meetup. We plan to meet again at Barley's Brewhaus after the meetup.
    --
    Josh Roberts, the co-creator of Kitty Pig, will be speaking about 2D Mobile Game Development.  While covering topics from Game Engines to Physics Engines, he will take you on a journey through the development process for a soon to be released game called Kitty Pig.  Following the demonstration of Kitty Pig, the meeting format will turn to an open Show and Tell.  If you have developed a mobile game, this is your chance to show it off!

    Topics:

    -       About the Mobile Game Industry
    -       Lifecycle of a Mobile Game
    -       Hello, Cocos2d Game Engine
    -       Essential Game Development Tools
    -       Demo of the Mobile Game Kitty Pig

    David Smith, will present on Using Appcelerator Titanium for Rapid Mobile App. Appcelerator Titanium is a platform for developing mobile apps for both iOS and Android.  Titanium allows the developer to create native apps with native UI controls by writing cross-platform code in JavaScript.  Recently, Titanium has been updated to use a new technology called "Alloy", which further speeds app development by following the model-view-controller architecture, and allows the developer to quickly create the UI using XML and style sheets to define the views.
    If you have a project you want to show and talk with the group about for future meetups, please contact us. If you would like to hear about any specific topic in any future meetups, please feel free to let the group know!
    Snacks and drinks will be provided, so please RSVP if you plan on attending so we can get proper amounts of each.
    Regnier Hall - Room 150

    KU Edwards Campus
    Regnier Hall
    12610 Quivira Rd.
    Overland Park, KS 66213

    Agenda:
    6:00-6:30 - Socializing and meeting other members. We'll have some snacks until they're gone.
    6:30-7:30 - Presentations from members
    7:30-8 - Follow-up discussions with members.
    8:15-10 - Informal gathering at Barley's Brewhaus (11924 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66213)
    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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    HUG Access SIG Meeting 6:30 pm, October 16, 2013, at JCCC, Regnier Center - 3rd Floor, RC 380

    Beginning Presentation:
    Presenter:  Bill Nees
    Description:    Senior Softball Database

    Advanced Presentation:  Table Design
    Presenter:  Jim Watkins, Jr.
    Description:  Have you ever faced a new project and drawn a blank on your schema? Want to develop an understanding of Relational Design? Come and see a demonstration of how to design your database. See how to establish Relationships, setup table properties, prevent orphan records, manage lookup tables, implement table level validation 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.

    Drawing:
    Microsoft Access 2013 Plain & Simple by Andrew Couch  Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft Access 2013.

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


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    Thursday, October 17, 2013
    6:00 PM

  •  
    11467 W 95Th St, Overland Park, KS (map)

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    Thursday, October 17, 2013
    7:00 PM

  • 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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    https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8697184513

    GDG Kansas City - Gigabit Explorers Meet Up

    GDG Kansas City

    Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

    Kansas City, MO


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    The October Agile KC meeting will be held at 6:30 PM at Centriq Training on Thursday October 24, 2013.  This will be a hosted event so please visit www.agilekc.org to register if you plan on attending so our sponsor knows how many will be joining us for dinner.  

    Meeting Topic:      Understanding Agile as a cultural, organizational change transformation.

    Meeting Learning:  Attendees will introduced to the field of Industrial Psychology with respect cultural transformations and how this large body of knowledge can be leveraged metrics to assist with Agile initiatives.

    Meeting Description: 

    The number one reason for agile adoption/transformation failures is Culture. Agile philosophies continue to uncover traditional business issues related to system and people. These Agile initiatives have reached the limit of IT’s ability to make further progress. People and Culture need to be addressed in a cross-disciplinary fashion – a systems-thinking approach – in order to make progress.

    This will be an interactive presentation for anyone interested in viewing Agile as a cultural and organizational change initiative over process mechanics. Anyone interested in learning from an industry leading organizational psychologist and marrying that data to a repeatable on-going Agile/organizational metrics assessment.

    About the Speakers: 

    You can find more about the trio from Convergent that will be leading the presentation, Dr. Jared Lock, Nathan Lagergren and Brett Gibson by visiting their profiles at http://www.convergentllc.com/about/


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