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Sprint Accelerator

210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, MO (map)
 

  • http://codeforkc.org/
  • Interested in helping the Kansas City area?  Great! Whether or not you know how to code, you can help by joining us to work on civic hackery to create a better Kansas City and surrounding cities. Bring projects, ideas, designs, laptops, data, and friends.
    Meeting Format 
    6:00 - Social / Introductions 6:10 - New Member Orientation 6:20 - Project Pitches
    See if there are any updates on projects
    See if anyone has a new project they would like to work on Pitch existing projects to work on
    6:30 - Work on projects 7:00 ~ Pizza arrives 7:45 - Wrap up - get project updates
    Please RSVP so that we know how much pizza we'll need!
    Civic Heroes of all types welcome! This event is for coders and non-coders alike -- as long as you're interested in making government more transparent and building interesting things for our city, you're more than welcome!
    Bring a laptop: If you intend on getting some hands-on hacking done (it’s ok if you can’t but it definitely helps to have one).
    There will be pizza!  We'll be getting some 'za from Sizzle Pie, so there will be a vegetarian option.
    If you have something you'd like to work on or are excited about, please let us know via the meetup or at the hack night itself. We are growing our initiative and the energy comes from the community.
    Code for Kansas City has a Code of Conduct!  Please always be respectful and help us keep our events welcoming, positive, productive environments for everyone.

    Small Print
    • Join our Code for KC email list.
    • Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC
    • Registering up at the national Brigade site.
    • Joining our Google+ community.
    Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham: pbarham@codeforamerica.org.

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    Monday Geek Night at Tannin Wine Bar + Kitchen
    Monday, December 29 at 6:00pm
    Tannin Winebar-Kitchen in Kansas City, Missouri


    https://www.facebook.com/events/756841391036789


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    SMCKC Happy Hour with MindMixer, Thurs., Jan. 29, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at MindMixer, 1735 Baltimore
    Join us as we gather with our friends from MindMixer for delicious food, libations and discussion about MindMixer's innovative product, mySidewalk. 
    About mySidewalk and MindMixer:
    After four years working with more than 900 communities to help them better connect with and get feedback from their residents, MindMixer has begun building mySidewalk as a way to streamline that conversation. mySidewalk is a network, bringing the experiences of making an impact on your community; learning about the parks, schools and towns around you; and mastering your ballot together in one place. 


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    SMCKC January Breakfast - Brainstorm with LLS Mid-America Chapter, Fri., Jan. 9, 7:30 - 9 am at Grand Street Cafe
    Kick off your 2015 with a fun and exciting brainstorm to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mid-America Chapter - We'll put our heads together to develop ideas to support the group's overall programming as well as their signature Light the Night Walk. We'll have the usual breakfast buffet spread so bring your appetite as well as your creativity!
    The date us Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Grand Street Cafe. Doors open at 7:30 am for networking and the program will run from 8 - 9 am. Looking forward to seeing you there!


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    Greetings and Salutations: Let's gather once a week to work on projects, share tips/tricks of the trade, offer critiques/feedback, and connect to other local designers. Come out come out wherever you are.

    http://www.meetup.com/KC-Graphic-Artists-Guild/


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    Tuesday, December 30, 2014

    7:00 PM
      

    Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen

    1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
     


  • 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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  • DeVry University

    11224 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
    38.922878 -94.583649

  • Come through the front or back door. If arriving after 8:30, you'll need to text somebody to let you in.
  • CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting
    Members and guests are welcome to attend our weekly Open House meeting at our current location, DeVry University on Holmes Road. We are located in room 115, the "Bookstore" room. Enter through the front or back doors (the room is closest to the back). Doors get locked at 8:30 pm so if you need someone to let you in, text the phone number below.
    Members start gathering around 6:30, and the business meeting (if there is one for that night) is at 8:00 pm.
    Bring your projects! We want to see what you're working on, collaborate, or even help out!

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    Monday Geek Night at Tannin Wine Bar + Kitchen
    Monday, December 22 at 6:00pm
    Tannin Winebar-Kitchen in Kansas City, Missouri


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    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    5:30 PM

  • Brian Harrington, Redbeard, Principal Architect at CoreOS will be at CloudKC talking about CoreOS and Rocket
    Brian Harrington, also known as Redbeard, is a principal architect at CoreOS. He is developer, hacker, and technical writer in the areas of open-source development and systems administration. His time spent in both defensive and offensive computing have combined with his readings of classical anarchism to present new ideas in organizational hierarchies for software development. He has been featured on Al Jazeera as an expert in the field of computer security, and has been seen and heard on Bloomberg Television and National Public Radio. He currently resides in Oakland, CA and was grudgingly elected president of the hackerspace HacDC.


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    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    6:00 PM
      

    Quay Coffee

    412 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • We will most likely be in the back room or hogging the large table in the corner.
  • We will pick a problem (any problem) and spend the time hacking on it.  The problem is likely to come either from HackerRank or project Euler, or some similar site.

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    SMCKC Happy Hour with MindMixer, Thurs., Jan. 29, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at MindMixer, 1735 Baltimore
    Join us as we gather with our friends from MindMixer for delicious food, libations and discussion about MindMixer's innovative product, mySidewalk. 
    About mySidewalk and MindMixer:
    After four years working with more than 900 communities to help them better connect with and get feedback from their residents, MindMixer has begun building mySidewalk as a way to streamline that conversation. mySidewalk is a network, bringing the experiences of making an impact on your community; learning about the parks, schools and towns around you; and mastering your ballot together in one place. 


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    SMCKC January Breakfast - Brainstorm with LLS Mid-America Chapter, Fri., Jan. 9, 7:30 - 9 am at Grand Street Cafe
    Kick off your 2015 with a fun and exciting brainstorm to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mid-America Chapter - We'll put our heads together to develop ideas to support the group's overall programming as well as their signature Light the Night Walk. We'll have the usual breakfast buffet spread so bring your appetite as well as your creativity!
    The date us Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Grand Street Cafe. Doors open at 7:30 am for networking and the program will run from 8 - 9 am. Looking forward to seeing you there!


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    Tuesday, January 6, 2015

    6:30 PM

    Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)
     


    Agenda, in no particular order
    - React (?)
    - MEAN stack (Dawn)
    - Mullet stack (Wyatt)
    - V8 Perf (?)


    Anyone have anything else they want to cover?


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    Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    6:00 PM

    Snow and Company

    1815 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO (map)
     


  • Look for the friendly techies, probably at the tables to the left when you come in.
  • See the title.
    We don't have any preset plans. Just come, eat & drink, and meet people. Anyone is welcome even if he or she isn't in the tech field. We all were there once. It's very casual - as long as you're wearing clothes acceptable in public places, you're good with us!
    Please join the discussion on our facebook page too:
    facebook.com/KCTechHappyHour 

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  • DeVry University

    11224 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • Come through the front or back door. If arriving after 8:30, you'll need to text somebody to let you in.
  • CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting
    Members and guests are welcome to attend our weekly Open House meeting at our current location, DeVry University on Holmes Road. We are located in room 115, the "Bookstore" room. Enter through the front or back doors (the room is closest to the back). Doors get locked at 8:30 pm so if you need someone to let you in, text the phone number below.
    Members start gathering around 6:30, and the business meeting (if there is one for that night) is at 8:00 pm.
    Bring your projects! We want to see what you're working on, collaborate, or even help out!

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    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    2:30 PM

    Black Dog Coffee House

    12815 W 87th St, Lenexa, KS (map)
     


    Hopefully big room in back--look for the laptops
  • 2014 was a great year for you--c'mon, you know it was!  You wrote that one thing back in March, you know the one!  Then this summer, you totally did that thing that saved a bunch of people real cash money.  By November, you learned that new thing with that stuff!  
    What you did with your 2014 was fantastic and it's time you shared it with the group.
    Come join us at our third-Saturday hangout for some coffee and coco as we talk about or even show some of the great things we did in 2014!
    Our Saturday Meeting Format
    Our Saturday meetings are free-formed and the attendees bring up topics that interest them or that they want feedback on. Our rough meeting structure follows this format:
    * Introductions / meet and greet new members
    Open group discussion on any development topic, concern or question; discussing any new happenings that interest the group
    * S
    etting up your development environment, reviewing code written by others, quick demos, etc. (time permitting)
    Anyone interested in PHP welcome!
    Interested in giving a more formal presentation to the group, or demoing something new and exciting you're working on? Contact one of our organizers through Meetup or talk after a monthly meeting and tell us your ideas!

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    The meeting this week is sponsored by Cerner  
    Bill Fellows will be presenting:    Understanding of the R language and how it can be used to perform basic statistical observations with data from SQL Server
    Please RSVP for free here (please be sure to register if you're reasonably sure you can make it, as we use this list for food and door prizes):   http://kcssug.eventbrite.com
    Presenter: Bill Fellows is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and a Business Intelligence professional in Kansas City, Missouri. He’s been focused on data integration, database design, and development since 1999. He is the organizer of the Kansas City SQL Saturdays and a regular speaker at SQL Server community events.
    Topic:Understanding of the R language and how it can be used to perform basic statistical observations with data from SQL Server
    Interested in getting started with the popular statistical analysis language R? This is the session for you. Learn what software you need, how to connect to a data base and perform basic analysis on your data.
    Please note, this will be an evening meeting at the Cerner Riverport Campus, drinks and food will be available.
    Meeting Schedule for Thursday, December 18th, 2014:

    • 6:00 - 6:10 - Greeting and Housekeeping
    • 6:10 - 7:30 - Presentation
    • 7:30 - Door Prizes and wrap up
      We look forward to seeing you all soon!
      Location:

      Cerner Riverport Campus
      6177 NE Birmingham
      Kansas City, MO  64117


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      Quark Studios

      8527 Bluejacket Street, Lenexa, KS (map)

    • [If you are a recruiter or an employer, and wishing to attend, please RSVP directly to Kunjan Shah.]
      For our first meetup of 2015, member Jacob Santos will talk about keeping your controllers lean and mean. Learn to remove the fat from controllers (not from the holidays! That's another meetup!) and keep your controllers thin. Fat controllers are controllers that contain much of the business logic. Thin controllers are separate the business logic into another class or interface and an explanation on why thin controllers are important with code examples.
      Folks, we have limited seating at this location, so if you decide to not attend please update your RSVPs as soon as you can so that wait listed members can plan ahead. Also, if you are on the wait list, please reach out to me, and we can set up extra seating.
      This month Crittercism will be sponsoring food and snacks. Please update your RSVPs if you don't plan on attending so that they can get the right amount of food.
      Crittercism mAPM solution provides value to all mobile persona - Dev, Operations and Line-of-Business. As a developer, you need to deliver apps on time based on market and business requirements. Crittercism allows you to develop apps with superior quality by providing tools for troubleshooting and repairing issues promptly - after all, the goal is to spend less time debugging and more time working on cool new capabilities.

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      We have seen the light...being emitted by an array of densely packed pixels. Virtual Reality is coming back with a vengeance, to deliver on all the over-hyped promises of the 80's. We are a group of programmers, hobbyists, people who just love tech. Our purpose is to share VR experiences, how to make them, and what is on the horizon.

      http://www.meetup.com/KC-VR1/


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      Monday Geek Night at Tannin Wine Bar + Kitchen
      Monday, December 15 at 6:00pm
      Tannin Winebar-Kitchen in Kansas City, Missouri


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      HUG Access SIG Meeting 6:30 pm, December 17, 2014, at JCCC, Regnier Center - 3rd Floor, RC 353

      This month we will take a trip down memory lane, with a special look at the early versions of Microsoft Access. We will look to the horizon, as well, to see where our technology is headed. There will be a round of “Stump the Nerd” after our Access SIG presentation.

      All are invited to join us in celebrating the holiday season with food and refreshments!   Come and share some of your earliest experiences with Microsoft Access, and enjoy the party!

      Arlene Watkins
      President/CEO
      Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc.      


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    • Needs a location

    • Please join us for our monthly show and tell. Interested in presenting? Please contact Eric Gruber, John Kary, or Aaron Sumner.

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      This month's meetup will be cancelled due to the close proximity to the holidays and vacation time for many members.  We'll pick it up again in January.


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      Thursday, December 18, 2014

      6:00 PM

      Quay Coffee

      412 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO (map)
       

    • if we are not hogging the largest table in Quay Coffee (in the back corner), check the back room.
    • We will pick a problem for the meeting to work on.  It will likely come from HackerRank or project Euler, or some similar sort of site.

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      Thursday, December 18, 2014

      6:30 PM

      Sprint Accelerator

      210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)

      Come to the Northest corner of the building and press the call button. You'll be buzzed in, then come upstairs!
    • *Come to the Northest corner of the building and press the call button. You'll be buzzed in, then come upstairs!*
      CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) is the code that determines how your web pages will look. It defines elements such as layout, colors and fonts. In this walkthrough you will learn what CSS is and how to use CSS selectors and styles with a WordPress theme.


      You will want to have some basic familiarity with the following:
      • installing and activating WordPress themes
      • installing and activating WordPress plugins
      • Basic understanding of HTML

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      Wednesday, December 17, 2014

      6:30 PM

      H&R Block

      One H&R Block Block Way, Kansas City, MO (map)
       

      Tell Security you are there for the UX meeting.
       
      Twice a year we have a demo night and a give away for Adobe's Creative Cloud. You have to have been to at least 1 other meeting this year to qualify. You get another chance if you also do a demo of something you've done this year from a UX perspective. IA's, journey maps, case studies, anything user oriented, wireframes, and the like.
      I am also looking for someone to take over the group, so if you are interested, let me know.


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      DeVry University

      11224 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
       

      Come through the front or back door. If arriving after 8:30, you'll need to text somebody to let you in.
    • CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting
      Members and guests are welcome to attend our weekly Open House meeting at our current location, DeVry University on Holmes Road. We are located in room 115, the "Bookstore" room. Enter through the front or back doors (the room is closest to the back). Doors get locked at 8:30 pm so if you need someone to let you in, text the phone number below.
      Members start gathering around 6:30, and the business meeting (if there is one for that night) is at 8:00 pm.
      Bring your projects! We want to see what you're working on, collaborate, or even help out!

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      Tuesday, December 16, 2014

      7:00 PM
        

      Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen

      1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
       

      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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      Tuesday, December 16, 2014

      7:00 PM

      Johnny's Tavern West

      721 Wakarusa Drive, Lawrence, KS (map)
       


      This informal 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, December 16, 2014

      6:30 PM
        

      TooBaRoo Internet Marketing

      2107 Grand Boulevard #208, Kansas City, MO (map)
       

      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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      The meeting next week is sponsored by Cerner  
       
      Bill Fellows will be presenting:
      Understanding of the R language and how it can be used to perform basic statistical observations with data from SQL Server
       
      Please RSVP for free here (please be sure to register if you're reasonably sure you can make it, as we use this list for food and door prizes):   http://kcssug.eventbrite.com
       
      Presenter: Bill Fellows is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and a Business Intelligence professional in Kansas City, Missouri. He’s been focused on data integration, database design, and development since 1999. He is the organizer of the Kansas City SQL Saturdays and a regular speaker at SQL Server community events.
      Topic:Understanding of the R language and how it can be used to perform basic statistical observations with data from SQL Server
      Interested in getting started with the popular statistical analysis language R? This is the session for you. Learn what software you need, how to connect to a data base and perform basic analysis on your data.
       
      Please note, this will be an evening meeting at the Cerner Riverport Campus, drinks and food will be available.
      Meeting Schedule for Thursday, December 18th, 2014:

      • 6:00 - 6:10 - Greeting and Housekeeping
      • 6:10 - 7:30 - Presentation
      • 7:30 - Door Prizes and wrap up
        We look forward to seeing you all soon!
        Location:

        Cerner Riverport Campus
        6177 NE Birmingham
        Kansas City, MO  64117

        UPCOMING EVENTS
        January 15th - User Group Meeting
        Presenter and Sponsor: Scott Shaw from Hortonworks
        February 19th - User Group Meeting
        Presenter and Sponsor: Glenn Berry from SQL Skills
        Dr. DMV's Troubleshooting Toolkit
        Dynamic Management Views and functions allow you to easily see exactly what is happening inside your SQL Server instances and databases with a high level of detail. You can discover your top wait types, most CPU intensive stored procedures, find missing indexes, and identify unused indexes, to name just a few examples. This session presents, demonstrates and explains numerous DMV queries that you can quickly and easily use to detect and diagnose configuration and performance issues in your SQL Server instances and databases.

        April 16th - User Group Meeting
        Presenter and Sponsor: Paul Randal from SQL Skills
        Performance Troubleshooting Using Wait Statistics
        One of the first things you should check when investigating performance issues are wait statistics - as these can often point you in the direction for further analysis. Unfortunately many people misinterpret what SQL Server is telling them and jump to conclusions about how to solve the problem - what is often called 'knee-jerk performance tuning'. In this session, you will learn what waits are, how to analyze them, and potential solutions to common problem patterns.


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


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        Sprint Accelerator

        210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, MO (map)
         


      • http://codeforkc.org/
      • Interested in helping the Kansas City area?  Great! Whether or not you know how to code, you can help by joining us to work on civic hackery to create a better Kansas City and surrounding cities. Bring projects, ideas, designs, laptops, data, and friends.
        Meeting Format 
        6:00 - Social / Introductions 6:10 - New Member Orientation 6:20 - Project Pitches
        See if there are any updates on projects
        See if anyone has a new project they would like to work on Pitch existing projects to work on
        6:30 - Work on projects 7:00 ~ Pizza arrives 7:45 - Wrap up - get project updates
        Please RSVP so that we know how much pizza we'll need!
        Civic Heroes of all types welcome! This event is for coders and non-coders alike -- as long as you're interested in making government more transparent and building interesting things for our city, you're more than welcome!
        Bring a laptop: If you intend on getting some hands-on hacking done (it’s ok if you can’t but it definitely helps to have one).
        There will be pizza!  We'll be getting some 'za from Sizzle Pie, so there will be a vegetarian option.
        If you have something you'd like to work on or are excited about, please let us know via the meetup or at the hack night itself. We are growing our initiative and the energy comes from the community.
        Code for Kansas City has a Code of Conduct!  Please always be respectful and help us keep our events welcoming, positive, productive environments for everyone.

        Small Print
        • Join our Code for KC email list.
        • Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC
        • Registering up at the national Brigade site.
        • Joining our Google+ community.
        Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham: pbarham@codeforamerica.org.

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        Wednesday, January 21, 2015

        6:30 PM

        Codero Hosting

        5750 W. 95th St. Suite 300, Overland Park, KS (map)

        Topic still to be determined... but there will be pizza and drinks


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        Sunday, December 21, 2014

        5:30 PM

        Minsky's Pizza

        5105 Main St, Kansas City, MO (map)
        39.034710 -94.587196


      • Come on out to Minsky’s for free pizza and trivia with The Role-players Guild of Kansas City Sunday, December 21, at 5:30pm! Seating is limited to 65, so its first come, first served. Drinks, salad and pizza provided, but alcohol must be paid for separately.
        Attendees must be paid members in good standing, but memberships can be purchased at the door. A perfect time to join up or renew! Individual memberships are $15 and family memberships are only $25 per year.
        Additional membership benefits include monthly Game Days and discounts at area conventions like KantCon, Weekend in Rokugan, Borderwars, and KC Game Fair. Memberships pay for themselves!
        Important: RSVP by noon Dec 15th!
        Minsky's South Plaza, 5105 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-561-5100 
        Details and RSVP here: http://www.rpgkc.org/events/holiday/81-2014-holiday-pizza-party
        Share this page or our Facebook Event with your friends. https://www.facebook.com/events/549253551885963/

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        Cerner Innovation Center

        10236 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City, MO (map)
         


      • We apologize for the late notice; however, we've just confirmed that Ingus Vilnis, Technical Support Engineer from Zabbix will be joining us here in Kansas City next week. He will be presenting - Zabbix Overview: Enterprise Level Monitoring. In his talk Ingus will cover basic topics and concepts related to Zabbix and then move to more technical details. Pizza and soda will be provided.

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        Wednesday, December 10, 2014

        7:00 PM
          

         


        9800 Metcalf Overland Park KS
      • We will be bringing management consulting group SavvyGRC in to talk about security and governance in the enterprise.
        More details to come!

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        Wednesday, December 10, 2014

        7:00 PM

        Oak Park Library (Large Meeting Room)

        9500 Bluejacket St., Overland Park, KS (map)
         


        NEW LOCATION!!!
        We're going to take it easy this time around, skip the presentation, and instead open the floor to "Show and Tell"! Bring what you're currently working on and let's get inspired.


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        Hang out with fellow technologists interested in next-generation applications tomorrow at the Gigabit Workday. It'll be from 10am-4pm at the Google Fiber Space. It's open to anyone who's got an idea for an app that uses ultrafast connectivity, is already working on one, or would like to pitch in and help bring one to reality. The organizer, KC Digital Drive, is flying in US Ignite founder Glenn Ricart for one-on-one consultations with developers and entrepreneurs (ahem, like you) who are interested in building and lauching next-gen apps that benefit the public good. Representatives from the Mozilla Foundation will also be there to connect and inspire. RSVP HERE.


        https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gigabit-workday-tickets-14630932513


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        Continuous Delivery Workshop

        Event ID: 1032603209
        Microsoft Office
        10801 Mastin Blvd, Suite 629 Overland Park Kansas 66210 United States
        Language(s): English.
        Product(s): Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and Windows Azure.
        Audience(s): Business Analyst, Developer Generalist, IT Decision Maker, IT Manager, Pro Dev/Programmer, Tech Influencing BDM and Tester.
        We need to do more with less and we need to do it faster than ever before! Modern software development teams need to be agile – quickly responding to changes in the business. Users expect responsive and engaging user experiences across multiple platforms and devices. Although you won’t be getting additional money and manpower to accomplish all of this, it’s not all bad. As needs have arisen, so too have solutions. Today’s cloud-based services allow for major transformations of every company. We’ve also seen significant evolution of the web, mobile platforms, tools, and methodologies.
        At this workshop, we want to introduce you to the value of Continuous Delivery. We will also give you some hands-on exercises to show you how to achieve some of these benefits. We want to help you identify the most common bottlenecks to target and ways to reduce or even eliminate them from your process!
        Workshop Objective:
        Ø  Educate attendees on the value of tightening release cycles
        Ø  Provide hands-on experience with the tools necessary to succeed

        Prerequisites/Pre-Work:
        Ø  A PC that is wireless internet-ready, so you can participate in the hands-on exercises.
        Ø  A current MSDN subscription will be required for some parts of the hands-on exercises.
        Ø  Ideally, you’ve activated your MSDN Azure benefits before the event, but we can provide assistance if necessary. We’ll also be setting up a Visual Studio online account (one of your MSDN benefits).

        Event  Agenda:
         
        Section
        Type
        Time
        Description
         
         
        What is Continuous Delivery?
        Presentation
        15 min
        The state of software today. What is Continuous Delivery? What about CI, Agile, and DevOps?
         
         
        Continuous Delivery in Azure
        Presentation
        15 min
        What is Azure and how can Azure help me remove bottlenecks? Not only does Azure and its hybrid capabilities make dev/test environments possible, it also makes it a natural and fast part of your workflow.
         
         
        Development to Deployment in Azure
        Hands-On Lab
        45 min
        Attendees will:
        ·         Activate MSDN Azure account
        ·         Create a web site
        ·         Deploy to Azure Website
         
         
        Break
         
        10 min
         
         
         
        Maximizing Build Automation
        Presentation / Demo
        15 min
        Automated builds are the EKG of software development. A build server can do much more than simply compile code. In Continuous Delivery, automated builds are probably the easiest way to get started and they’ll have dramatic impact on your release cycles.
         
         
        VSO build and deploy to Azure
        Hands-On Lab
        40 min
        Attendees will:
        ·         Create a VSO account
        ·         Check in source code
        ·         Create automated build to deploy to Azure
         
         
        Release Pipeline / Management
        Presentation / Demo
        30 min
        Application releases are milestone events. These may be releases to development for integration and collaboration, to QA for integration testing, or to production for use by your customers. These are all opportunities to practice, refine, and automate so that deployment can become a “non-event”.
         
         
        Break
         
        10 min
         
         
         
        Quality and Testing
        Presentation / Demo
        30 min
        When it comes to reducing release cycles, you can’t just focus on the developer role. If the requirements aren’t consumable in small chunks, then you have an input problem. If your code quality is poor or QA team isn’t highly efficient, then you have an output problem.
         
         
        Monitoring for Availability, Performance, and Usage
        Presentation / Demo
        15 min
        Monitoring, logging, and troubleshooting are critical to success in operations, but often afterthoughts in development. These things don’t have to be so hard though.
         
         
        Monitoring
        Hands-On Lab
        20 min
        Attendees will:
        ·         Add Application Insights to their web app
        ·         Add feature usage instrumentation
        ·         Monitor usage
         


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