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  • Connecting For Good, Inc.

    3101 Troost Ave. 2nd floor, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.070419 -94.571190

  • Help teach people how to connect to and use the Internet!
    We conduct basic digital literacy classes twice a week at our facility at 31st and Troost. Digital mentors assist new Internet users through guided hands-on learning experiences during the two-hour sessions.
    Most of those who participate are senior citizens and low income individuals.  This is a chance to make a real impact on someone's life.
    Some of the topics we cover are:
    Computer Basics

    Keyboarding and Mouse skills

    Searching for and applying for jobs online
    Intro to Social Media
    Intro to Google Drive and Docs

    Trainers lead a class, assess the learners skills and ensure the learners complete at least 2 (two) class sessions.
    Mentors assist a trainer, by helping any learners that need assistance with current lesson, each mentor will help 5 learners. They assist them with using the mouse, where to type the URL, how to save a file, graphic or bookmark a webpage.

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    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    6:00 PM

  • Think Big Coworking

    1800 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.091717 -94.584999

    Park on the street, follow the signs upstairs.
  • KC's PHP User Group visits The Crossroads!
    I'm very excited about visiting one of Kansas City's Premier coworking venues this February.  Come see this amazing place, meet new people, eat some pizza, discuss PHP, and tear apart some code Dan wrote!  Join us for food, friends and plenty of sharing at our evening event!
    Parking
    Parking in the Crossroads is EASY after 5.  Just park on the street and enter from south side of the building through the double doors.
    Lightning Talks
    Do you have a talk you would like to give?  It's not to late.  We have open slots for any talk 5-30 minutes.
    Group Code Refactoring
    This month, Dan will offer up a Class and the associated PHPUnit so we can learn from each other.  Throw out ideas on what can be improved, what is flat wrong, etc.  All are welcome to discuss, critique and learn.
    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
    6:15 pm Meet and Greet our members and our sponsors.
    6:30 pm Lightning Talks
    Lisa Homstad - beginner's guide to vagrant+puphpet to manage development sites
    Interested in Talking? Sign Up!
    7:15 pm Group Code Refactoring 
    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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  • Centriq Training & Centriq's TechSmart KC Program

    8700 State Line Road #200, Leawood, KS (map)
    38.969131 -94.609184

  • General meeting for all members interested in providing input on future speakers and topics.   This includes presentations you would like to make about cool things your working on.
    Prefer to email your suggestions?
    • EMail to JavaSigLeader@kcjava.org or hanasaki@gmail.com

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    Monday, February 3, 2014

    5:30 PM

  • Luminopolis HQ

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

  • We will continue our dive into 311 Data. Come meet and work with other civic-minded folks passionate about open government and civic tech! Hack Night is a weekly event hosted by Code for America, so come by and work on a civic project you have already started, start a new project, or collaborate with others on their projects. Bonus: we typically have snacks and booze!
    Be sure and sign up at the national Brigade site: brigade.codeforamerica.org
    And join our Google+ community too!

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    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    7:00 PM
  • Centriq Training & Centriq's TechSmart KC Program

    8700 State Line Road #200, Leawood, KS (map)
    38.969131 -94.609184

    Room in the very back off the right-hand side of the elevator
  • We are hopping on KCDesignCore's meeting this month because it was an interesting topic. Next month, we'll go back to hands-on events.


    Bootstrap for Designers: February KCDesignCore meeting featuring Mark Spencer
    The rapid adoption of mobile devices has created challenges for designers tasked with creating content that looks great from desktop to smartphone and all tablets in between. (Twitter) Bootstrap is a framework for rapidly building web pages that shape themselves to the device where they are viewed, otherwise known as responsive web design.
    At the next KCDesignCore meeting, Mark Spencer will present an overview of the Bootstrap 3.0 framework and show you how you can utilize it in your next project that includes mobile and desktop users.
    You won't want to miss it!

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  • Group: Kansas City Web Professionals
  • Subject: KCWebPros: JANUARY Meeting...TONIGHT the 29th!!!!
  • ###THAT"S RIGHT ITS TONIGHT!!!!###

    KCWebPros: JANUARY Mtg. 1/29/2014.....FOR OUR 640+ MEMBERS!!!

    ITS 2014! So, Let's get back into KC WEB PROS MODE!

    6:30 PM, Wed, JANUARY 29, 2014

    Centriq Training Center

    8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS

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

    Sponsor: CJK Consulting
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    Food and door prizes will be provided by : TBD In order to ensure that we have enough food, please send an email to John K.( johnk@cjk-consulting.com) to indicate if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

    This month's presentation is: KC Incubator Kicking Off the New Year With a Project & Team, etc...

    We are cooking up something special!:

    (speaker: John K.)

    Our very own President John K. will discuss our own "State of The Union" address with regards to KCIncubator which has a Project & a Team and - well, I'll let John tell you....

    Mini-Bio:

    I'll let John Discuss this item as well....


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    Smarter SharePoint KC User Group

    Smarter SharePoint KC User Group

    Monthly Event - Last Tuesday of every month: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)


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    "Welcome to Macintosh:  All Questions and Answers" Wednesday, February 5th,  7pm at DCSS 745 Vermont Street in Lawrence.

    Did you get a new Mac, iPod or other goodie for the holidays.  This meeting is all Questions and Answers.  Get all your questions answered for free by local experts.  This meeting is ideal for PC "switchers" and beginners

    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.

    Note our inclement weather policy:  if USD 497 is closed, our meeting will be cancelled.  Check our website if there is a question about whether the meeting is cancelled due to weather.


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  • Connecting For Good, Inc.

    3101 Troost Ave. 2nd floor, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.070419 -94.571190

  • Help teach people how to connect to and use the Internet!
    We conduct basic digital literacy classes twice a week at our facility at 31st and Troost. Digital mentors assist new Internet users through guided hands-on learning experiences during the two-hour sessions.
    Most of those who participate are senior citizens and low income individuals.  This is a chance to make a real impact on someone's life.
    Some of the topics we cover are:
    Computer Basics

    Keyboarding and Mouse skills

    Searching for and applying for jobs online
    Intro to Social Media
    Intro to Google Drive and Docs

    Trainers lead a class, assess the learners skills and ensure the learners complete at least 2 (two) class sessions.
    Mentors assist a trainer, by helping any learners that need assistance with current lesson, each mentor will help 5 learners. They assist them with using the mouse, where to type the URL, how to save a file, graphic or bookmark a webpage.

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    http://nebraskacodecamp.com/

    Nebraska Code Camp is a free, community-driven developer conference. We continue to grow, bringing more speakers, more sessions, more vendors and of course, more attendees each year.  Each year we try to bring the quality of the code camp up.  Last year we introduced a new track of half- and full-day workshop sessions on the Friday before the code camp.  The response to this addition was incredible - the interest in this format exceeded our expectations.  So workshops will return this year on Friday, March 28.
    This year we're introducing a workshop for middle and high school students who are interested in learning more about software development as a career. In addition, we'll have a track on Saturday dedicated to introductory topics, targeted for the students from the workshop who want to go deeper. These tracks will also be good for someone interested in learning how to get started with a new language or new career.
    We hope you can join us for the fourth annual Nebraska Code Camp on March 28th and 29th. We'll be back at Southeast Community College again this year, so we'll have plenty of room. Look for information on registration, sessions and speakers to be posted in the coming weeks.


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    Thursday, January 30, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • KCPT

    125 East 31st Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.070873 -94.583595

    We're at the KCPT Studios on 31st just east of Main. It's the one under the giant red radio tower!
  • Join Jim Grant this month as he walks us through the unboxing of a WP site. He'll talk about the beginning technical decisions and maneuvers you'll need to get from "I think I'll use WordPress" to publishing your first content.
    Bring your notebooks, laptops, and questions and learn about hosting decisions, migrating existing data, and The Five Minute Setup Myth.

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  • Quark Studios

    8527 Bluejacket Street, Lenexa, ks (map)
    38.973747 -94.710472

  • For our first meetup of 2014, Boon Lee will be presenting on Transitioning from a developer to manager. Are you at the point in your career where you are wondering what you want to do the next few years? Are you ready for a different challenge? Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a manager? Is being a manager the next step in my career? If so, how do I get there? What do I need to do? Am I ready? I hope to help you answer some of these questions. Boon will share with you my personal experience transitioning from a developer to a manager.
    Boon began his career as a developer, developing software and websites using Microsoft technologies. Currently, a software development manager managing a team of mobile developers. Director of KC Developer Conference (KCDC). KCDC is a three-day, multi-track event that covers all aspects of software development and agile project management.
    Thank you everyone for coming out to the last meetup. We plan to meet again at Barley's Brewhaus on I-435 and Midland Drive after the meetup.
    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.
    Please note the new meetup location - 

    8527 Bluejacket Street, Lenexa, KS 66214

    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 (16649 Midland DrShawnee, KS 66217)
    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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  • Helzberg School of Management

    Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.032722 -94.570190

  • Come and talk to fellow members, have a drink and vote for the topics you want to hear about in 2014! This meeting is all about getting to know one another and voting on topics for 2014.
    We will post building/room details when we have them.

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    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    6:30 PM

  • C2FO

    4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS (map)
    39.028881 -94.634811

  • Sharpen Your Skills - Curtis Cockerham
    F# is Microsoft's functional programming language. Like most .NET languages, F# has, *ahem* borrowed...features of many different functional languages such as Haskell and OCaml. This talk will go over some of the basics as well as parsing through datasets using lync inside of F#.
    About the Speaker
    Curtis plays a developer on TV and in a pinch can speak on a topic like he knows what he is talking about.
    Demystifying Haskell - Andrew Rademacher
    An in-depth examination of the Fibonacci sequence intended to demonstrate the value of Haskell, bust myths about the difficulty of using Haskell and encourage further research and interest in the language.
    About the speaker
    Andrew is a software consultant with experience delivering telemarketing, manufacturing and analytic systems to both web and native platforms.
    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.
    Location Details 
    The address is 4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 400A.
    C2FO offices are on the top floor of the same building in which Fairway, KS City Hall is located.  This building is right behind Stroud's restaurant and LLKC attendees should be able to gain entry from any door.  If anyone has trouble getting in just call Pete's cell at 206-778-1545.
    Additional Notes 
    Cerner is sponsoring pizza, so come hungry!

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    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen

    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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  • Group: Kansas City Web Professionals
  • Subject: KCWebPros: JANUARY Meeting...NEXT WED. NIGHT the 29th!!!!
  • ###THAT"S RIGHT ITS NEXT WEEK NOT tonight!!!!###

    KCWebPros: JANUARY Mtg. 1/29/2014.....FOR OUR 640+ MEMBERS!!!

    ITS 2014! So, Let's get back into KC WEB PROS MODE!

    6:30 PM, Wed, JANUARY 29, 2014

    Centriq Training Center

    8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS

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

    Sponsor: TBD
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Food and door prizes will be provided by : TBD In order to ensure that we have enough food, please send an email to John K.( johnk@cjk-consulting.com) to indicate if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

    This month's presentation is:

    We are cooking up something special!:


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  • Group: Kansas City IT Professionals
  • Subject: How Is Mobile Changing Your World? Learn From AMAZING Speakers @ Mobile Midwest!! (Super early bird tix)
  • Hey guys - we're excited to announce Mobile Midwest, our next AWESOME conference >>> http://www.mobilemidwest.com

    From the fabric of society to new opportunities in the economy, how is mobile altering every facet of your life?

    How can YOU leverage the shift towards a “Mobile First” world to create new opportunities for your company? Find out on April 23rd at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City.

    If you're familiar with other conferences, we've created yet ANOTHER amazing speaker lineup: some of the brightest minds in mobile who are changing the landscape. Leaders & innovators recognized by Forbes, Inc., Time & more!!

    We have a LIMITED number of super early bird tickets on sale right now!!! Don't miss out .. save 50% on regular ticket prices by going with a friend: go here for more info >>>
    http://www.mobilemidwest.com


    Thanks,

    Mike Gelphman
    Founder/President, KCITP
    Founder - The Disruption Institute
    http://www.disruptioninstitute.com


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    Monday, January 27, 2014

    5:30 PM

  • Luminopolis HQ

    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.
  • Come meet and work with other civic-minded folks passionate about open government and civic tech! Hack Night is a weekly event hosted by Code for America, so come by and work on a civic project you have already started, start a new project, or collaborate with others on their projects. Bonus: we typically have snacks and booze!
    Be sure and sign up at the national Brigade site: brigade.codeforamerica.org
    And join our Google+ community too!

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    http://www.meetup.com/Learn-IT-Kansas-City/events

    Development Using C# and SQL Server 2014

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    Leawood, Kansas, KS (map)
    38.966675 -94.616898

  • I am *very* very excited to have a chance to meet with everyone during this initial meetup. I promise you'll not only have a GREAT time but will learn a lot as well. Looking forward to meeting all of you. During this initial meetup, I will be conducting a 2 hour training session on DotNET development using C# and SQL Server 2014. If you are unable to physically attend, you can join us virtually by registering at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3061901645196194562. Looking forward to meeting with all of you on February 13th at 6p.

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  • Helzberg School of Management

    Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.032722 -94.570190

  • Come and talk to fellow members, have a drink and vote for the topics you want to hear about in 2014! This meeting is all about getting to know one another and voting on topics for 2014.
    We will post building/room details when we have them.

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    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • Centriq Training & Centriq's TechSmart KC Program

    8700 State Line Road #200, Leawood, KS (map)
    38.969131 -94.609184

    Room in the very back off the right-hand side of the elevator
  • We are hopping on KCDesignCore's meeting this month because it was an interesting topic. Next month, we'll go back to hands-on events.


    Bootstrap for Designers: February KCDesignCore meeting featuring Mark Spencer
    The rapid adoption of mobile devices has created challenges for designers tasked with creating content that looks great from desktop to smartphone and all tablets in between. (Twitter) Bootstrap is a framework for rapidly building web pages that shape themselves to the device where they are viewed, otherwise known as responsive web design.
    At the next KCDesignCore meeting, Mark Spencer will present an overview of the Bootstrap 3.0 framework and show you how you can utilize it in your next project that includes mobile and desktop users.
    You won't want to miss it!

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    January Meeting: Cory House talks about Architecting Apps for the Real World in .NET

    About Cory

    Cory is an independent consultant, INETA speaker, Pluralsight author, blogger, and software architect with nearly 15 years of experience in software development. At VinSolutions Cory specializes in creating C# .Net and JavaScript based single page applications for the automotive industry. He regularly speaks on clean code, architecture, and software career development at conferences and user groups across the country. Cory is author of “Clean Code: Writing Code for Humans” and “Architecting Applications in .NET” on Pluralsight. Cory maintains a blog at bitnative.com and is active on Twitter as @housecor.

    Sponsored By: Levi, Ray & Shoup


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    Your Organizer, Breht Burri, sent the following message to some members of Kansas City Web Analytics & Marketing Metrics:

    Web & Google Analytics Monthly Meeting, scheduled to occur on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:30 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly.
    If you have further questions, you can email me through the Contact Us link on Meetup.


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    February 21-23, 2014 — CodeAcross the world!

    http://www.codeforamerica.org/codeacross-2014/

    CodeAcross 2014 is a weekend of events taking place in cities around the world. There will be events hosted simultaneously in dozens of cities all around the globe on the weekend of February 21-23, 2014. Coinciding with International Open Data Day, the goal of CodeAcross is to activate the Code for America network and inspire residents everywhere to get actively involved in their community.
    CodeAcross events will be hosted by members of the CfA network: Fellows, government partners, and volunteers. This is the third annual CodeAcross event (formerly Code Across America).
    This year, we’re offering a theme for CodeAcross: Beyond Transparency. Let’s take the open government movement one step further, by focusing on not only making data open, but actionable. Join us to push the ball forward in your community.
    Who Should Get Involved?: Urbanists, Civic Hackers, Government Staff, Developers, Designers, etc. — anyone with the passion to make their city better.


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  • Quark Studios

    8527 Bluejacket Street, Lenexa, ks (map)
    38.973747 -94.710472

  • For our first meetup of 2014, Boon Lee will be presenting on Transitioning from a developer to manager. Are you at the point in your career where you are wondering what you want to do the next few years? Are you ready for a different challenge? Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a manager? Is being a manager the next step in my career? If so, how do I get there? What do I need to do? Am I ready? I hope to help you answer some of these questions. Boon will share with you my personal experience transitioning from a developer to a manager.
    Boon began his career as a developer, developing software and websites using Microsoft technologies. Currently, a software development manager managing a team of mobile developers. Director of KC Developer Conference (KCDC). KCDC is a three-day, multi-track event that covers all aspects of software development and agile project management.
    Thank you everyone for coming out to the last meetup. We plan to meet again at Barley's Brewhaus on I-435 and Midland Drive after the meetup.
    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.
    Please note the new meetup location - 

    8527 Bluejacket Street, Lenexa, KS 66214

    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 (16649 Midland DrShawnee, KS 66217)
    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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    The goal of the KC Crowdfunding Group is to create a community to support each other and to be a resource for those interested in having a project crowdfunded using a website like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo.  We are focused on helping projects get to the launch stage.  We are not a place for live projects to be pitched.  
    Our monthly meetings will include a guest speaker who has had a project funded or has expertise in a related field like small business startups, social media marketing, website or video creation, etc.
    We will also give time to 2 projects that are in development to be submitted to one of the crowdfunding sites.  This will give the creators a chance to test their pitch and get feedback from the group.

    http://www.meetup.com/Crowdfunding-Kansas-City

    Our monthly agenda would look something like this:


    6:30 - Arrive, network


    7:00 - Meeting begins with guest speaker / Q & A


    7:30 - First crowdfunding presentation & feedback from the group


    8:00 - Second crowdfunding presentation & feedback from the group


    8:30 - Meeting adjourned



    These are some of the common questions that will be discussed:


    What is the best platform for my project to appear on?
    What are the advantages / disadvantages of each platform?
    What is needed to create my campaign?  Photos, Drawings, Videos, Copy / descriptions?
    How can I best tell my story to potential backers?
    Is my project a good fit for crowdfunding?
    How do I figure out what my goal should be?
    What should my perks be and at what price should I set them for?
    What are the best strategies for setting up my rewards?
    What should I be prepared to do once my campaign begins?
    How can I use social media and press to help spread the word?
    What should I be prepared to do after my campaign ends?
    How to be prepared to distribute our rewards to my backers?
    What pitfalls should I be aware of?


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  • Google Fiber Space Lounge

    1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.050659 -94.607025

  • Happy New Year! Join us on January 23rd for this month's meet up of your local Google Developer Group (GDG) here in Kansas City!
    Transit and parking info: Parking is limited and first come first serve at the Google Fiber Space - 1814 Westport Road. Street parking is available on nearby side streets (Bell St, Genessee St, Wyoming St) as well on Westport Road. We ask you do not park in the church lot to the east, adjacent lot to the Google Fiber parking space. Thanks!
    Meet-up Agenda
    5:30 - 6:30     Registration
    6:30 - 6:40     Welcome & Introductions
    6:40 - 7:00     Lightning Talks
    7:00 - 7:30     API Exploration
    7:30 - 8:00     Flight School Preparations (DART)
    8:00 - 8:10     Closing Remarks
    8:10 - 8:30     Questions & Networking

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    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • Salva O'Renick

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

  • Lightning Talks: As we discussed at October's meeting, this meeting is reserved for lightning talks. If you have a short talk you'd like to present, post to the conversation to this meeting.
    Sean Zicari: Salt
    Delaney Fish: BDD with Behave and the benefits of a standing desk.
    CalebUNIX pipes, small utilities, and Python comprehensions.
    Chip Warden: dotfiles and getting help in the (I)Python shell.

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    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • Hammerspace Hobby & Community Workshop

    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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    SQL Saturday in Kansas City will be held on September 13th this year.  Mark your calendars!

    http://www.sqlsaturday.com/300/eventhome.aspx


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  • C2FO

    4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS (map)
    39.028881 -94.634811

  • Jim Duey and Pete Thomas have collaborated to host a Clojure workshop at C2FO headquarters.
    The workshop is best suited for programmers of other languages that want to begin getting better with Clojure. Please bring a laptop with leiningen installed and your favorite Clojure editor (vim, emacs, lighttable, eclipse, intellij) set up with a REPL.
    It would be a good idea to start working through a Clojure book. Jim recommends Clojure Programming by Chas Emerick. In addition, please take a look at 4clojure and work through a few problems to begin getting familiar with the language.
    Jim is planning on introducing some concepts and answering questions, but this is an informal and collaborative event. Plan on helping others with what you've learned!
    Location Details
    The address is 4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 400A.
    C2FO offices are on the top floor of the same building in which Fairway, KS City Hall is located. This building is right behind Stroud's restaurant and LLKC attendees should be able to gain entry from any door. If anyone has trouble getting in just call Pete's cell at 206-778-1545.

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    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • Wayne & Larry's Sports Bar & Grill

    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, January 21, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • C2FO

    4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS (map)
    39.028881 -94.634811

  • Trees, More Trees, and a Fractal - Michelle Brush
    The data structures and algorithms we find most comfortable are very great at dealing with one-dimensional data.  For some multidimensional problems we can even map the data to a one-dimensional ordering – allowing us to return to our comfort zone once again.  However, what if the problem is inherently multidimensional?  What tools do we need in our toolbox then?  This talk highlights the difficulty of working with multidimensional data using algorithms that were designed for a one-dimensional world and introduces a few simple approaches to solving multidimensional problems.
    About the Speaker
    Michelle Brush is a math geek turned computer geek with 13 years of software development experience.  She has developed services, APIs, and algorithms related to security, data mining, compression, shortest path-finding algorithms, and spatial searching.  Recently, she has transitioned to role more focused on developing early career software engineers through mentorship and training.  She is also the cofounder of the Kansas City chapter of Girl Develop It.
    Rules as a Control Structure - Mr. Michelle Brush (aka Ryan Brush)
    Functional programming can rein in the state of complex systems, but other sources of complexity remain. For instance, frequently changing business logic against arbitrary data can lead to deeply nested and tightly coupled functions. Rule engines have long aimed to solve this problem by allowing business logic to be expressed independently, but these are often not expressive enough to handle more sophisticated needs. This talk proposes solving this problem by exposing rules as a first-class control structure that can be seamlessly integrated with our code. We'll also demo Clara, an implementation of this strategy in Clojure.
    About the Speaker
    Ryan is a Distinguished Engineer with Cerner. He has built infrastructure for healthcare systems over the past decade, with a recent emphasis on making sense of huge and complex data sets and applying that to real problems in healthcare.  Ryan has spoken at Strata + Hadoop World, ApacheCon, and StampedeCon. He also dabbles in writing, with contributions to the book 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know and on Cerner's engineering blog as well as his personal blog.
    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.
    Location Details
    The address is 4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 400A.
    C2FO offices are on the top floor of the same building in which Fairway, KS City Hall is located.  This building is right behind Stroud's restaurant and LLKC attendees should be able to gain entry from any door.  If anyone has trouble getting in just call Pete's cell at 206-778-1545.
    Additional Notes
    Cerner is sponsoring pizza, so come hungry!

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    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    6:30 PM

  • TooBaRoo Internet Marketing

    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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  • Google Fiber Space Lounge

    1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.050659 -94.607025

  • Tech Talk and Code Lab with a focus on understanding and using Dart.
    More details will be added as we figure out specifics.

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    Thursday, January 30, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • KCPT

    125 East 31st Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.070873 -94.583595

    We're at the KCPT Studios on 31st just east of Main. It's the one under the giant red radio tower!
  • Join Jim Grant this month as he walks us through the unboxing of a WP site. He'll talk about the beginning technical decisions and maneuvers you'll need to get from "I think I'll use WordPress" to publishing your first content.
    Bring your notebooks, laptops, and questions and learn about hosting decisions, migrating existing data, and The Five Minute Setup Myth.

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  • Hobbs Building

    1427 W 9th St, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.104282 -94.602417

    Top floor, nerds with laptops
  • Late notice meetup at the same place as the last. I'll be there until about 2:00, so come have fun & learn.

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    When & Where
      
    Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    3:30pm - 5:00pm
      
     

    Johnson County Community College
    12345 College Blvd.
    Overland Park, KS
    66210  


     
    What a better way to kick off the new year than to network with area professionals that share a common business interest?
    Plan to attend this month's HDI Heartland Chapter Event! We are excited to present Rick Joslin, Executive Director of Certification and Training for HDI. In addition to being an author and public speaker, he is an industry recognized expert in knowledge management. His discussion topic will be regarding Knowledge Management Best Practices within Service Management.
    Please come and join us for this excellent opportunity!
     
    Register Now and add this event to your calendar. 
     
    Thank you,
      
    Kim Manifold
    President/VP Communications
    HDI Heartland Chapter


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    Monday, January 20, 2014

    5:30 PM

  • Luminopolis HQ

    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.
  • Come meet and work with other civic-minded folks passionate about open government and civic tech! Hack Night is a weekly event hosted by Code for America, so come by and work on a civic project you have already started, start a new project, or collaborate with others on their projects. Bonus: we typically have snacks and booze!
    Be sure and sign up at the national Brigade site: brigade.codeforamerica.org
    And join our Google+ community too!

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  • KC Plaza Library

    4810 Main, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.039238 -94.587099

  • We're tentatively scheduled for the small conference room in the Plaza Library, though I might look at some alternatives if we get a lot of RSVPs.
    Let's share what we know about R. There are two tentative topics left over from our January 4 meeting. I will talk about wavelets, an alternative to Fourier decomposition useful for de-noising and image compression. Caleb will talk about shiny, a package that allows you to set up R applications that run on a web server (Caleb, can you confirm that you can make this meeting?). We have room for one or two other topics. We'll also brainstorm about other advanced topics that we will try to get covered in future meetings.

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    Saturday, January 18, 2014
    2:00 PM

  • 4810 Main, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.039238 -94.587099

    Small meeting room at the Plaza Library
  • Bring your laptop! We'll start with showing you how to get R and RStudio installed on your computer. Then we'll show you how to read data into R and write it out again. Finally, we'll get you to run some simple descriptive statistics.
    This meeting will last 90 minutes.

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    Saturday, January 18, 2014
    2:30 PM

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

    Likely hanging out in the front
  • Come hang out this weekend with other Kansas City-area PHP developers! This Saturday we will meet at Black Dog Coffee House in Lenexa, KS. Grab a drink or snack at the register and meet us in the meeting room at the back of the store.
    Whether you have development question you want answers to, want to weep into your coffee while telling your latest coding nightmare, be a fly on the wall or just want some face time with other developers, you're encouraged to bring your laptop and grab a coffee or snack at this informal meetup!
    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)
    All Developers Welcome!
    We understand PHP developers come from all backgrounds, many doing work as developers using other languages than just PHP, while many others are from a system administration background.
    Our attendees range in all skill levels from beginner, to weekend warrior, to development professionals and experts. Whether you're curious about PHP and just starting out, or work with PHP for a living, our goal is that you will learn something new, useful and thought provoking during one of our meetings.

    Regular attendees of our meetings are knowledgeable about and use the following PHP frameworks/libraries: Symfony, Zend Framework, Laravel, Composer, Silex, Slim, CakePHP, WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, just to name the most popular.
    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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