Saturday, September 6, 2014

1:00 PM

Oak Park Library (Large Meeting Room)

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


  • The agenda and topics for this meeting have not been set yet. We are looking for speakers to share some of their specialized knowledge about R. If you want to volunteer to talk, leave a note below. We're looking for simple and informal talks about 15 to 30 minutes in length. Our regular meeting room is booked for every Saturday in September, so we are switching to the Glass Wall meeting room at the Oak Park Library (95th and Bluejacket).

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  • Enterprise Center of Johnson County

    8527 Bluejacket St, Overland Park, KS (map)
     

  • Update: Our Schedule for the September meeting will include:
    Crowdfunding updates from 2 local campaigns that are live:
    Random Shirt Club & WYCO Shades
    Plus, we are lucky to have Philip Hatterman, CEO & Agent of Innovation for Corkscrew Agency.  Phil will share his tools for identifying and leveraging your natural creative style and for maximizing the potential of your team. 
    Regardless of the career we have (or the one we want) we are all creatives. Every choice we make is a creative act. How we create is greatly affected by our natural creative style. If you don’t know your style or if you aren’t aware that you may have more than one, your creativity may suffer as you push ahead in a style that is frustrating, unfulfilling, and ultimately counter-productive. 

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    Sprint Accelerator

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


  • Follow the signs posted.
  • In our first lesson, we will start digging into the code. We will start will HTML basics and by the end of class, have a fully responsive site done coded out in HTML5 and CSS3!
    Join us at the Sprint Accelerator in the Crossroads!

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    http://www.meetup.com/XamarinKC

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    6:00 PM

    Bernstein-Rein Advertising Inc

    4600 Madison Ave Ste 1500, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • We're kicking off the Meetup with an overview of the Xamarin Platform and how it can help you with your cross-platform development needs utilizing C#.
    Starting the group with a high-level overview will help new comers and anyone that was curious about Xamarin get a basic understanding about the platform.
    We'll discuss solution architectures (traditional vs. Xamarin.Forms) and create some very basic mobile apps.
    Food and drinks will be provided. We're looking forward to seeing you there!


    Presented By: Mike Berlin
    Mike is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist who works at Bernstein-Rein as a Mobile Application Architect. He recently returned to Kansas City after a brief stint in San Francisco. While in San Francisco he worked for Xamarin as a Customer Success Engineer. Prior to that he worked at a variety of digital marketing/advertising shops in Kansas City including: Bernstein-Rein, VML, Barkley, Salva O'Renick, and SMG. In his spare time, Mike can be found working on his golf game and hoping the Royals won’t break his heart again.

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    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    7:00 PM




    Ok, well we have not upgraded to the Xbox 1 nor the PS4 so we are going to have to slum it on the XBox 360 but we always seem to have way too much fun no matter what we are playing on (maybe some Mario Kart). As usual there is a prize for the winner and the biggest loser!!! So even if you don't play come on out just to hang out and have fun. We will decide on the game when we all get here. BYOB and bring a snack to pass. 


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    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    6:00 PM
      

    Sprint Accelerator

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


  • Event Space on the Second Floor
  • KC's PHP User Group at the Sprint Accelerator
    Join us on September 3rd to meet new people, discuss PHP, and learn something new!
    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:
    6:00pm -Mingling
    6:05pm - Meet and Greet our members and our friends at the Sprint Accelerator.
    6:30pm - Lightning Talks / Presentation
    Dan Holmes - Show and Tell: Easy REST APIs with SlimPHP
    Eric Poe - Using Raspberry Pi as an inexpensive PHP development environment


    Interested in giving a lightning talk or presentation? Sign Up!
    7:45 pm - 8pm Prize giveaway / 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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    Garmin International

    1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, KS (map)
     


    Auditorium accessible through East entrance on North side of the building (tower)
  • Big data with Spring XD - by Spring Batch Lead Michael Minella

    Abstract
    Big data is all the buzz these days.  However, the currently accepted toolset for working with Hadoop is painful to use and built on immature technologies.  Spring XD is a new Spring project that brings common Spring patterns to the big data world by using enterprise proven technologies.  In this talk, Michael Minella will provide an introduction to Spring XD, demonstrate common use cases, and discuss how to extend it for your own uses.
    NOTE: The talk will only be available for attendees that show up in person. The only virtual attendee will be our speaker, Michael Minella.
    Bio



    Michael Minella is a software engineer, teacher and author with over a decade of enterprise development experience. Michael was a member of the expert group for JSR-352 (java batch processing). He currently works for Pivotal as the project lead for the Spring Batch project as well as an instructor at DePaul University. Michael is the author of Pro Spring Batch from Apress and the popular Refcard JUnit and EasyMock.
    Outside of the daily grind, Michael enjoys spending time with his family as well as woodworking, photography, and InfoSec for hobbies.

    Schedule
    • 6 - 7pm - Social Hour with Food Provided

    • 7pm - Presentation

    • Afterwards anyone who is interested is invited to join us at Austin’s Bar and Grill for an informal social sponsored by genesis10. They will provide a beverage for all attendees and some appetizers. New Attendees
    All new attendees are welcome! The group is as much about socializing with other Spring Enthusiasts as it is learning about Spring.

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                                                                        You are invited to the following event: BigDataSummitKC - Our Second Annual Big Data Event

    Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM
    - to -
    Friday, November 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM (CST)
    KC Convention Center/Bartle Hall
    301 W 13th St
    Kansas City, MO 64105

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    The Big Data Summit is the second annual convergence of software, systems, tools and techniques for managing, manipulating and interpreting data, big and small. This year’s Summit will bring together over 500 vendors, users, developers, thinkers and tinkerers from all areas of Big Data. From hardware to Hadoop, algorithms to analytics, virtualization to visualization, and data scientists to...


    Share this event on Facebook and Twitter

    We hope you can make it!

    Cheers,
    BigDataSummitKC.com


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    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    7:00 PM
      

    Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)  

    For September, we're meeting the NIGHT AFTER LABOR DAY, so be prepared! In this session, Dee Sadler, manager of the KC UX-Core group and co-founder of KCCoreGroups, will show us some great UX tools for wire framing and prototyping. If you are someone who is interested in User Experience (UX), needs to create wireframes and/or prototypes of web sites and apps, or work with a team of developers and need to convey the “how” to get your point across, this is the meeting for you.
    We’ll explore ways to use InDesign, Illustrator, Muse, and other tools in the CC line-up that will make life easier when you need to communicate with clients and others. We’ll also talk about testing constraints, when to use which tool and how to improve workflow across the team.


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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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    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • Johnny's Tavern North

    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, September 2, 2014

    5:15 PM

    Dimensional Innovations

    3421 Merriam Dr, Overland Park, KS (map)

    Come into the main entrance & you'll see us.
  • My employer Dimensional Innovations is sponsoring the KC Tech Happy Hour at their office. Come get an inside look at our innovative design & fabrication shop all while enjoying food & drink and meet some of our team. We'll have various designers, innovators, techies, sales, and other staff here. Feel free to invite others too.
    It's a completely casual event. We'll do more of a 'meet n greet' til 6:15ish, go for a short tour & demo some of our projects, then more chatting/appetizers/drinks.
    Visit our website: http://www.dimin.com to learn more about the projects we've done.
    Please do us a favor and adjust your RSVP intentions as soon as you can. It will help us plan the food & drink supply accordingly.
    Kyle

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    Monday, September 1, 2014

    5:30 PM

    Luminopolis HQ

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

    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

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    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    5:45 PM

  • Penton Inc

    9800 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS (map)
    38.951416 -94.668274

  • 5 story building on 98th and Metcalf , directly on the opposite side of Sears/Mall
  • Hello fellow data enthusiasts!
    I am excited to schedule our next meetup and the topics are HOT!
    As usual, we will have some networking time starting around 5:45 with pizza and beverages. One of the hot trending topics around which a lot of tech disruption is happening is the matter of using SQL over the data managed by the Hadoop stack. Many customers are asking why such a powerful language as SQL is restricted to relational. A senior engineer from IBM presents IBM's solution architecture to address this.
    Also trending red hot is the NoSQL movement - an application friendly, web app development friendly, flexible data store. But is NoSQL for everything and everybody? If not, how do you objectively choose?


    1) BigSQL v3.0 - SQL on Hadoop without compromise!
    Speaker: Uday Kale, Senior Engineer, IBM
    2) SQL, "No! SQL?" , "No SQL" - Living with Polyglot Persistence
    Speaker: Penton
     See ya all there!

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    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    6:00 PM

  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.090324 -94.586769

  • Event Space on the Second Floor
  • KC's PHP User Group at the Sprint Accelerator
    Join us on September 3rd to meet new people, discuss PHP, and learn something new!
    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:
    6:00pm -Mingling
    6:05pm - Meet and Greet our members and our friends at the Sprint Accelerator.
    6:30pm - Lightning Talks / Presentation
    Dan Holmes - Show and Tell: Easy REST APIs with SlimPHP
    Eric Poe - Using Raspberry Pi as an inexpensive PHP development environment


    Interested in giving a lightning talk or presentation? Sign Up!
    7:45 pm - 8pm Prize giveaway / 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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    KCWebPros: AUGUST Mtg. 8/27/2014.....FOR OUR 680+ MEMBERS!!!

    ITS HOT -- KOOL OFF with US! So, Let's Go to KC WEB PROS!

    6:30 PM, Wed, AUGUST 27, 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 at http://www.cjk-consulting.com/
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    Food and door prizes will be provided by : CJK Consulting, 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:
    KCWebPros Website-Incubator Project Part Deux

    (speaker: John K., President, KCWEBPROS & CEO of CJK Consulting; & various Members who are working on improving our KCWEBPROS website!)

    Facilitator/Presenter : John Krzysztow – Founder and President of KCWebPros and CEO of Cjk Consulting.

    This presentation will cover the group project undertaken by KCWebPros by Dianna Kuhlman and members of KCIncubator.
    We will discuss the issues & challenges in developing our new web site with a team of Web Professionals.

    If you are a business or educational institution and want to learn more about projects like these, please consider attending.
    If you are a developer and want to learn on what is expected working as a team member , please consider attending as well.

    One of the goals of this project is to give developers a real world project experience!!!

    Come and join the fun.

    Mini-Bio:

    John Krzysztow---President and Founder of KCWebpros and KCIncubator – Owner/CEO Cjk Software Consultants Inc. “We Finish What Other Companies Start” – Mentor/Facilitator/ Scrum Master is currently managing teams to maintain existing Legacy solutions, reverse engineer and rewrite legacy solutions on desktop, client-server, Internet and in the cloud. Keeping Companies in Business. Company has developed custom software for over 20 years in the Midwest and New England.


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    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    6:00 PM

  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.090324 -94.586769

  • Come in the north entrance to get buzzed in
  • This will be a casual meetup to show any node projects that you have created or used that you think others will be interested in.
    Aside from the show and tell portion we will also cover the following topics
    - Node road is coming to KC!
    - Play with a node coptor
    - New organizer
    - Upcoming conferences: Nodevember & Strangeloop
    If we have time, and there is interest, we can cover whats coming in node v0.12 and v1.0.0.

    Come with ideas for future meetup topics!  

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    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • Google Fiber Space

    1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.050652 -94.607018

  • KCWebCore is back!
    We have decided we still need a web and mobile group in KC. To insure we almost don't survive again, we are going to form a Board of Directors. Here is what we are looking for.
    Vice President - Also co-manager of the group and gets Adobe perks like software and access to NDA information. This person will also help put on events.
    Secretary - Take pics of meetings and take meeting notes.
    Tech Lead - Makes sure the group is heading in the direction the members want. Conducts surveys, keeps up with what is going on in the web and mobile world.
    3 general Board member slots.
    If you would like to be considered, let me know. We'll vote for these slots in December for 2015.
    As some of you know, I run the UX group, and We do a ton of interactive things. It is time KCwebCore does more of that.
    Our next meeting will decide on a non-profit site to work on, and we'll all be able to contribute in making it. Something small this time and hopefully won't take us long to get done.
    After that, the meetings are up to you.
    See you all at our new meeting space, Google Fiber at State Line and Wesport Rd.

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    KCOHG 2nd Annual Open Hardware Summit 

     
    Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    The KC Open Hardware Conference is the second annual conference organized by the Kansas City Open Hardware Society [group]. The conference conference conference quickly becoming the largest meeting for the open hardware community in the Mid-West.
    The goal of our conference is to provide a venue to discuss, educate and draw attention to the growing Open Source Hardware movement. This year's event will be held September 13, 2014 at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, MO. It is chaired by Hal Gottfried and co-chaired by Luis Rodriguez.
    Speakers include thought leaders from various industries, educational institutions as well as the maker community. Presentations cover a range of subjects including electronics and mechanics, digital fabrication, DIY bio and more. In addition, smaller breakout panels will primarily focus on education and understanding the OSH movement, as well as demonstrations of Open Source projects and experiments from the Open Source community.
    Our goal is to provide a friendly forum for discussion with a desire to be as inclusive as possible.
    Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
    4800 Rockhill Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64110


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    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    10:00 AM

  • Lackman Library

    15345 W 87th Street Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS (map)
    38.971039 -94.764572

  • This month we're meeting at the Lackman branch of the Johnson County Public Library. 
    Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and hang out. Bring your own project or work on one of the suggested projects below. We'll have members available to help beginning Python programmers with language basics and practice.
    Audience: Everyone! We'll have something for all Python experience levels.
    Things to bring: a wireless-enabled laptop and power cord
    Sessions On Demand (SOD): These demand-based sessions will have facilitators available.
    Beginners Boostrap: Just getting started with Python? We'll help you get everything you need to learn Python installed on your computer. Here are some good resources for learning Python:
    The official Python tutorial:  http://docs.python.org/tutorial/
    Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/
    An introduction to Python through writing games: http://inventwithpython.com/chapters/
    Learn Python the Hard Way: http://learnpythonthehardway.org
    Python coding exercises: http://codingbat.com/python
    Django Jam: A session for discussing all things Django.
    Tools & Tips: A session about the practical aspects of Python programming. Editor or IDE? MySQL, PostgreSQL or NoSQL? virtualenv or virtual machine?
    Build Your Own Session (BYOS): Don't like any of these sessions? How about facilitating one of your own? It's always nice to hear new voices and viewpoints.

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    http://www.sharepointalooza.org/

    First and foremost, SharePointalooza (formerly known as SharePoint Saturday Ozarks) is a two day technology conference offering comprehensive sessions and workshops spanning SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, Office 365 and SharePoint Online. SharePointalooza is centrally located and is being held in world class convention center facilities. While normal multi-day SharePoint conferences charge as much as $2000 registration fees for similar content, SharePointalooza registration starts at just $30 per attendee.
    SharePointalooza is being held at the Hilton Convention center in Branson, MO September 12th & 13th of 2014.


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    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/smarter-sharepoint-kc-user-group-tickets-8694400185


    WHAT


    Smarter SharePoint
    KC User Group


    WHEN

    Tuesday
    August 26, 2014
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


    WHERE

    7th Floor Meeting Room
    Corporate Woods
    10801 Mastin Blvd
    Ste 730
    Overland Park, KS, 66210


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  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.090324 -94.586769

  • Follow the signs posted.
  • In our first lesson, we will start digging into the code. We will start will HTML basics and by the end of class, have a fully responsive site done coded out in HTML5 and CSS3!
    Join us at the Sprint Accelerator in the Crossroads!

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  • Quark Studios

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

  • [If you are a recruiter or an employer, and wishing to attend, please RSVP directly to Kunjan Shah.]
    For our August meetup, Kunjan Shah will talk about Apple's new programming language, Swift. Apple introduced Swift at WWDC 2014, and is an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Swift works side by side with Objective C and is going to enable a new generation of developers write interactive, fun and concise apps for iOS and OS X. We will learn about Swift's syntax and learn about Xcode's new interactive Playground feature. We will explore differences between Swift and Objective C. We will see how Swift improves upon Objective C and how it interoperates with Objective C.
    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.
    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! Also, we have a new Linkedin Group to stay in touch out side of the meetup. You can join here: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Kansas-City-Mobile-App-Developers-7484461
    This month Quark Studios will be sponsoring food and drinks. Please update your RSVPs the morning of August 28th so that we can get proper quantity of food and drinks.
    Based in Kansas City, Quark Studios is leading the charge to help our clients integrate mobility within their organizations. Partnering with our clients, we passionately create solutions that increase productivity, effectively manage risk and improve customer satisfaction. Our clients have successfully made the transition to mobile and are leveraging new technologies to enhance their workflows and capitalize the fully immersive experience of the mobile future.
    Please note the meetup location - Enterprise Center of Johnson County 8527 Bluejacket Street, Lenexa, KS 66214.
    Agenda:
    6:00-6:30 - Socializing and meeting other members.
    6:30-7:30 - Presentations from members
    7:30-8:00 - Follow-up discussions with members.

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    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    6:30 PM

  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.090324 -94.586769

  • Join us at the Sprint Accelerator on Aug 28th for a look at how to use social media for your business! Our presenter will be Nadine Long, the National Healthcareer Association's Digital & Social Media Marketing Manager.
    Nadine Long is a social media and content strategist. She has worked with a wide range of clients on digital and social media projects, including USA Today, Tribune Media, Trump Hotels, South Dakota Tourism, Marriott and TV Guide. You can find her on Twitter as @nadineblong. She is not a social media ninja. If she was, you wouldn't be able to see her, and she would be fighting ALL the time.

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    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • MindMixer

    1735 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.092377 -94.584625

  • MindMixer kindly offered to host this meetup. They will be providing food and drink. Please RSVP if you plan to attend to allow for proper planning. Thank you!
    Matt Barr will present Django REST Framework: The Web API framework for perfectionists who like to take naps.
    Some day in the future we'll all be enjoying a refreshing cup of Dippin' Dots on our space-porches reminiscing about all the quaint and rustic SOAP, WSDL, RPC, and other, stranger, formats we used to expose our web services with. Like Dippin' Dots (the ice-cream of the future), RESTful architectures have been around for awhile and will also dominate the web services of the future. With it's extremely successful Kickstarter last month, Django REST Framework is a prime platform to consider for you next set of web-services. In this talk we'll look at:
    • REST - how? why?
    • General structure of a Django REST Framework endpoint/system
    • How DRF ties in to the Django code you already know and love
    • Vastly better service documentation with DRF (how to quickly get the JavaScript guys excited)
    • Vastly better analytics with DRF + middleware (how to quickly get the architect excited)
    • Some honest gotchas
    Andrew will present Learning Python Through Python Koans.
    Python Koans is an interactive tutorial for learning the Python programming language by making tests pass.
    Most tests are fixed by filling the missing parts of assert functions. Eg:
    self.assertEqual(__, 1+2)

    which can be fixed by replacing the __ part with the appropriate code:
    self.assertEqual(3, 1+2)

    Occasionally you will encounter some failing tests that are already filled out. In these cases you will need to finish implementing some code to progress. For example, there is an exercise for writing some code that will tell you if a triangle is equilateral, isosceles or scalene.
    As well as being a great way to learn some Python, it is also a good way to get a taste of Test Driven Development (TDD).

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  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.090324 -94.586769

  • Join us on August 27th for this month's meet up of your local Google Developer Group (GDG) here in Kansas City!

    At this meet up we're looking to cover:
    • Samsung Android SDKs
    • Android Wear Presentation & Codelab
    • Lightning talks 

    Make sure to bring your laptops! If you attended the clodelab after the I/O[x] event you already have a head start!
    Transit and parking info:There is ample street parking around the area. The signs posted show a 2-hour parking limit; although they typically aren’t monitored, please park at your own risk. Parking is also available at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center at 1601 Broadway for $3. One garage is on Wyandotte between 16 & 17, and the other garage is on 17th between Central and Wyandotte. Also, there is a $5/day parking lot on the NW corner of 19th and Central. Thanks!

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  • Cavern Technologies

    17501 W.98th Street #1833, Lenexa, KS (map)
    38.952068 -94.789536

  • We are happy to have Adam Johnson of Midokura come to our meetup at Cavern Technologies.
    Adam will be talking:
    • Light historical overview of OpenStack
    • OpenStack Networking - Neutron  (OVS)
    • OpenFlow vs. Overlay
    • Use cases for network virtualization and where Midokura fits in

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    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • Centriq Training

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


  • For September, we're meeting the NIGHT AFTER LABOR DAY, so be prepared! In this session, Dee Sadler, manager of the KC UX-Core group and co-founder of KCCoreGroups, will show us some great UX tools for wire framing and prototyping. If you are someone who is interested in User Experience (UX), needs to create wireframes and/or prototypes of web sites and apps, or work with a team of developers and need to convey the “how” to get your point across, this is the meeting for you.
    We’ll explore ways to use InDesign, Illustrator, Muse, and other tools in the CC line-up that will make life easier when you need to communicate with clients and others. We’ll also talk about testing constraints, when to use which tool and how to improve workflow across the team.

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    Hey AAUGA KC ninjas, Imagine Design Create is coming to Kansas City! Aug. 27, 6PM @ Dave & Busters.
    This is a free event for creative professionals and 3d artists.
    Autodesk Senior Technical Specialists will be presenting several workflows within the 2015 Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites. Tools for game developers, TV/film and multimedia will be explored including interoperability workflows for character animation, photorealistic rendering and motion graphics. In addition, we will be showing the vast array of free and inexpensive tools now available to artists and designers of all levels and industries.
    Food and drinks will be provided. Bring your business cards to be eligible for prizes.
    Space is limited, so please RSVP and we look forward to seeing you there!


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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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    Tuesday, August 26, 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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    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    6:30 PM

  • C2FO

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

  • Composing a Compiler - Jim Duey
    Composition is powerful. Consider any artistic endeavor; any style of music, art, photography, etc. Creativity thrives on composition. The bringing together of various elements into a complementary whole. Carefully selected, simple pieces assembled with skill and insight can yield breathtaking complexity and beauty.

    Yet we do not see composition widely used as a paradigm in creating software today. While it sounds nice in theory to write small, simple, and correct pieces of code and then plug them together, there is little in the way of practical examples to show how it's done. With practice, designing for composition can become second nature.

    This talk will use the problem of writing a Clojure-to-C compiler as an example of this technique. A full explanation of the process, with code, will demonstrate how to accomplish this in Clojure.
    About the speaker
    Jim started programming on an Apple 2+ in Basic and 6502 machine language.  He earned a BS in Computer Science from Rolla and started to work on Xenix-based control systems for sewer plants.  He has also worked on radio station automation systems, firmware for digital audio hardware, remote weather telemetry, camera control and video capture software.  Jim has worked in C and Forth until he finally found Clojure about 6 years ago.
    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.

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    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    5:15 PM

  • Dimensional Innovations

    3421 Merriam Dr, Overland Park, KS (map)
    39.043839 -94.669662

  • Come into the main entrance & you'll see us.
  • My employer Dimensional Innovations is sponsoring the KC Tech Happy Hour at their office. Come get an inside look at our innovative design & fabrication shop all while enjoying food & drink and meet some of our team. We'll have various designers, innovators, techies, sales, and other staff here. Feel free to invite others too.
    It's a completely casual event. We'll do more of a 'meet n greet' til 6:15ish, go for a short tour & demo some of our projects, then more chatting/appetizers/drinks.
    Visit our website: http://www.dimin.com to learn more about the projects we've done.
    Please do us a favor and adjust your RSVP intentions as soon as you can. It will help us plan the food & drink supply accordingly.

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    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    6:30 PM

  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.090324 -94.586769

  • Join us at the Sprint Accelerator on Aug 28th for a look at how to use social media for your business! Our presenter will be Nadine Long, the National Healthcareer Association's Digital & Social Media Marketing Manager.
    Nadine Long is a social media and content strategist. She has worked with a wide range of clients on digital and social media projects, including USA Today, Tribune Media, Trump Hotels, South Dakota Tourism, Marriott and TV Guide. You can find her on Twitter as @nadineblong. She is not a social media ninja. If she was, you wouldn't be able to see her, and she would be fighting ALL the time.

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    BigDataSummitKC - Our Second Annual Big Data Event

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    Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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    Friday, November 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM (CST)
    KC Convention Center/Bartle Hall
    301 W 13th St
    Kansas City, MO 64105

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    The Big Data Summit is the second annual convergence of software, systems, tools and techniques for managing, manipulating and interpreting data, big and small. This year’s Summit will bring together over 500 vendors, users, developers, thinkers and tinkerers from all areas of Big Data. From hardware to Hadoop, algorithms to analytics, virtualization to visualization, and data scientists to...


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    We hope you can make it!

    Cheers,
    BigDataSummitKC.com


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