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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  • Cisco office

    7400 College Blvd Suite 400, Overland Park, KS (map)
     

  • Happy 2015 data enthusiasts! I hope everybody had a good start to 2105. Personally I was hit with the flu that lasted throughout the holidays and into the first week , so I was left a little "deflated", if you know what I mean :-)
    But in 2015 , the Internet Of Things is set to take off and it's all about data , of course!
    Our speaker will be Darin Tracy from IBM!
    Cisco is sponsoring the location!
    As always Pizza and beverages will be served! So please RSVP!

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    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    7:00 PM

  • The Well

    7421 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • Informal gathering for everyone seeking advice, support, networking, and general WordPress discussion in a casual, comfortable environment. Come one, come all.

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    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    7:00 PM

    Garmin International

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


  • Abstract
    We will discuss the basics of working with Java Config to configure the Application Context.
    Bio
    Anand Natarajan is an Internet Architect at Garmin International. He has over 13 years of IT and product development experience. Anand started his carrier as C developer for a banking solution for the initial few years and developing in Java since then. He has completed the Spring Core training, but hasn't taken the certification exam. Anand has been using Spring in various ways to design and develop manageable, scalable applications within Garmin. He has a special interest and focus in Web Services development.
    Location Details 
    All guests to Garmin need to register (with Frank) upon entering the North Lobby. The doors will need to be locked at 6:55 so Frank can attend the meeting, therefore if you are late you will need to contact Frank directly via meetup. 
    Please park anywhere in the north lot and enter the doors there (North East Doors). Please ensure you park in valid parking spaces and not in the disabled parking stalls.
    Garmin's address is 1200 E 151st, Olathe, KS 66062
    Schedule
    • 6 - 7pm - Social Hour with food provided by genesis10
    • 7pm - Presentation
    • Afterwards anyone who is interested is invited to join us at Austin’s Bar and Grill located at 2103 E 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062 for an informal social sponsored by genesis10. They will provide a beverage for all attendees and some appetizers. For directions, click here

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    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    6:00 PM

  • Sprint Accelerator

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

  • Enter from the south side using the green door on 19th Terrace.
  • KC's PHP User Group at the Sprint Accelerator

    Join us to meet new people, discuss PHP, and learn something new.

    Our Evening Meeting Format

    We love Web Development and all things PHP. Our meetings are often a little free-formed, but we shoot for this schedule:

    6:00pm - Mingling / Meet and Greet 

    6:15pm - Presentations

    So Sassy!: An Intro to Sass and Compass - Andrew Koebbe

    Everybody's talking about it... you know you should be using it... but you don't feel sassy enough? Don't worry! In this session we'll cover the very basics of Sass and Compass. You'll learn about Sass variables, nesting, mixins, color functions and more. You'll also learn many of the great mixins and functions provided by Compass so you can stop worrying about those silly browser prefixes and sprite map nonsense.
    Functions, Part One: Your First Custom Function - John Kary
    This talk will be the first of several talks over the next few months strictly about functions in PHP. This will be geared towards developers that already use some of PHP's built-in functions or existing functions built into your favorite PHP library/platform. Maybe you're curious how you could write your own functions. We'll talk about when to you might want to write your own functions, the basics to defining them, handling arguments, how "scoping" affects which variables a functions can read, and how to return values.



    Your topic here? Contact us to speak!

    All Developers Welcome!

    We understand Web Developers often come from all backgrounds, and many work in more languages than PHP. Whether you're curious and 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 you're working on? Contact one of the organizers through Meetup or talk after a monthly meeting to sign up!

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    Oakwood Systems

    The Year of the Internet of Things
    A Centriq Training Workshop

    Oakwood and Centriq Training kick off the 2015 workshop series on The Internet of Things.

    Join us for a half day interactive workshop on the Internet of Things for the Retail, Manufacturing and Healthcare industries. This complimentary, hands-on event will go beyond the simple trend and delve into specific ways you can leverage the IoT to transform your business.

    February 26th, 2015 | 9:00AM - 11:30 AM CST.
    Learn More →
    Not just a trend
    When trillions of things can be connected, which things should you connect? The Internet of Your Things has the potential to give businesses a competitive edge. The best part? The Internet of Things is not complicated when you start small and build the big picture incrementally.

    In this session, you'll learn how you can incorporate the right technology to grow your business - and bottom line.
    • Improve customer / patient experiences
    • Generate new revenue opportunities
    • Service cost reduction
    • Improve applications and data
    • Mobile operations
    Complimentary breakfast provided.

    For more information on speakers, sessions and registration - click below.
    February 26th, 2015 | 9AM - 11:30AM

    Centriq Training
    8700 State Line Road, Suite 200
    Lenexa, KS 66206
    Register Here →
    speakers

    What else?
    In addition to learning about the Internet of things, you can:
    • Win door prizes and earn some cool tech swag
    • Mingle with other KC business leaders - find out how they are using the IoT
    • Enjoy a complimentary breakfast
    • Talk one-on-one with speakers before and after their presentations.
    Reserve my seat →


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  • Snow and Company

    1815 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO (map)
  • Look for the GeoDevKC sign!
  • Let's kickoff our first meeting at Snow and Co. to discuss potential topics and meeting locations. Already a number of you have submitted some great ideas, so let's run them past the group, add to those mentioned, discuss what might be a great logo for the group and plan for the next few months ahead!

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    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    7:00 PM

  • Johnny's Tavern North

    410 N Second, Lawrence, KS (map)
     

  • 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, February 3, 2015

    7:00 PM

  • Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)
  • "Using Creative Suite as a Single Application" with Russell Viers
    Most creatives have an application they rely on the most, be it InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator. Used individually, we can do great things...but use all three as the Creative Suite, magic happens!
    Not only can you work faster and smarter, but by tapping into each application's strength, coupled with the integration power of the Suite, you'll see new design potential come to life. Find out when...and when not!...to use the applications in Creative Suite for various projects and purposes. Learn how the new Adobe Touch Apps are starting to change the way we work remotely and in groups, as well.

    Your in-person presenter for the evening: Russell Viers 
    • Russell Viers is an international speaker who, since 1997, has presented in 22 countries for publishing events including the HOW Conference, InDesign Conference, IFRA, PepCon and many more including AdobeMAX, where he was honored as an AdobeMAX Master. In addition to speaking, he has helped many major publications and designers learn techniques to work faster and improve quality including Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies Home Journal, New York Times Regional Papers, Sabah, American Greetings, Crayola and many others. Having started with CompuGraphic typesetting machines in the early 80s, then PageMaker 1 in 1987, Viers has been actively involved with Digital Publishing since the early days. In addition to speaking live, he has done videos for Lynda.com, Peachpit Press and Total Training.
    Normally, he's trotting the globe and in a foreign country. We managed to snag him for the night since he's actually going to be here in his Kansas City home. This is a can't-miss event: please bring friends and colleagues. It's going to be one of our best meetings ever!

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    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    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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    When & Where
     

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    3:30pm - 5:00pm
     

    Garmin International

    1200 East 151st St.

    Olathe, KS

    66062  
    Register Now  



    Is everyone ready for an exciting new year with the HDI Heartland Chapter?!

    We are planning to start the year off with a BANG! Plan to attend our next HDI Heartland Chapter Event! Roy Atkinson will be touring the Midwest discussing Multi-Channel Support for the Service Desk. Please see Roy's impressive bio at http://www.thinkhdi.com/member/Roy%20Atkinson/profile.aspx.

    Please come and join us for this very relevant topic to all Information Technology professionals!

     

    Register Now and add this event to your calendar. 


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  • Microsoft Corp

    10801 Mastin Blvd Suite 620 84 Corporate, Overland Park, KS (map)


  • Hello All!
    It's that time of year again...
    The Kansas City Lync Users Group is back and will be conducting their next meeting on Thursday, February 19th, 2015. This meeting will include two sessions, the first session will include an Update on the next version of Lync: Skype for Business!  The second session will dive into Contact Center options for Lync.
    Industry Experts will be on site to deliver these presentations and help answer any questions related to Lync Server.
    The Lync User Group will be giving away a trip to the Microsoft Ignite Conference in Chicago this May.
    http://ignite.microsoft.com/#fbid=x-PWbhDvuCa
    Ignite Conference Trip, food, beverages and additional door prizes courtesy of the Lync Users Group and our sponsors.
    RSVP as soon as possible!  We look forward to seeing everyone once again.
    Location Details:
    10801 Mastin Blvd
    Suite 620
    Building 84 Corporate
    Overland Park, KS  66210
    Free Parking available

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    http://kc2015.overnightwebsitechallenge.com/?_ga=1.33256126.1055095476.1422397683
    Header: Nerds will give their time, talent and weekend of May 2-3 to help nonprofits do what they do - but better - online


    About the Event



    Registration for nonprofits and dev teams is open until April 1 for The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge. On May 2-3, a few hundred web pros (nerds) will spend 24 hours – in a row – helping nonprofits create websites they couldn’t otherwise afford, all pro bono.
    The Nerdery is again organizing simultaneous nerdathons in Chicago, Kansas City and the Twin Cities. Since the first Overnight Website Challenge in 2008, more than $5 million in professional services have been donated to 144 nonprofits.

    Nerd Need-To-Knows



    Volunteer teams must self-organize with 8-10 web pros by April. Team captains recruit their peers and cover these skill sets: front-end development; back-end development; project management; strategy; UX; graphic design; copywriting; QA. All team members must be present the entire 24 hours (no working from remote/undisclosed locations). During this hackathon, web pros show up not knowing what nonprofit they’ll serve, pro bono, for the next 24 hours. In the final hours, an independent panel of judges/thought leaders representing the nonprofit and interactive communities will begin assessing the work of development teams; this same panel of judges will have previously selected participating nonprofits from a larger pool of qualified applicants. Returning volunteers, please note that previous log-in credentials do not carry over year-to-year.

    Nonprofit Need-To-Knows



    Eligible nonprofits (501c3-registered organizations in Missouri or Kansas) can apply by April 1 for this pro-bono opportunity by articulating their vision of how nerds could further their mission through better use of interactive technology. After completing their application, nonprofits direct their constituents/fans to post supporting testimonials to their online profiles; selection judges will favor nonprofits whose applications are endorsed by people served by the organization, donors, volunteers, staff, board members and other supporters. Orgs must upload proof of 501c3 nonprofit status to complete their application.

    About The Nerdery



    During our more normal working hours, The Nerdery (nerdery.com) is a custom software development company where we believe passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. When we’re not just giving it all away pro bono, we still don’t sell websites or mobile apps; we sell access to unstumpable problem solvers whose purpose is to redefine what’s possible through technology. While surely we work for our clients – we do this best as your collaborative partner, sharing a common goal. We balance innovation and pragmatism, learn together, share expertise and encourage innovation through culture. We’re as passionate about our clients’ business as our own. Headquartered in the Twin Cities, The Nerdery has offices in Chicago, Kansas City and Phoenix. Founded by three programming pioneers in 2003, The Nerdery is the professional home of 525+ web developers, UX designers, QA engineers and other Nerds. The Nerdery has made Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies each year since becoming eligible and appeared on multiple top workplace lists.
    The Nerdery established The Nerdery Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, to advance philanthropic initiatives like The Overnight Website Challenge. Like-minded companies/foundations interested in sponsorship opportunities or donations should contact info@overnightwebsitechallenge.com or call 877-OMG-NERD.


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  • Snow & Company

    1815 Wyandotte Street, 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.


    Come meet and work with other civic-minded folks passionate about open government and civic tech!
    Yack night is the chance to socialize with Brigade members and other interested parties and find out about the work Code for KC is doing in the community. We probably won't be doing any civic hacking -- but that's not to say it's not possible!


    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.

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    http://www.meetup.com/GeoDevKC-Meetup-Group/


    Calling all those interested in GIS and Geospatial Development! This is a group for anyone interested in ALL aspects of Geographical Information Systems, including GIS software, development, systems and processes. All skills levels are welcome - come to learn, present, or just hang out with your fellow peers in or around the Kansas City area. I started this group to meet other GIS enthusiasts. Looking forward to exploring the many GIS possibilities with everyone.”


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    Free 72 Hours of Code School

    To celebrate becoming a Pluralsight company, we’re offering free access to all Code School content for 72 hours — starting right now!





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    Google Fiber Space Lounge

    1820 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO (map)



  • PLEASE NOTE THE DATE - ONE WEEK + ONE DAY *AFTER* OUR NORMAL MEETING TIME.

    Working in sound production for nearly two decades, schooled at The School of Audio Engineering in Amsterdam, Joshua Browning will be joining us to discuss all aspects of sound gathering for video and film. Joshua will cover sound gathering techniques, equipment decisions, and the dos and don’ts of interacting with your sound department on set. The talk will almost certainly include production nightmares, like trying to do an interview with a very annoyed professional wrestler at the end of a Las Vegas airport runway, and production triumphs like working with Fox Sports and ESPN 30 for 30 during the 2014 MLB post-season.

    The usual schedule for our meetings is:
    6:00 - Social Time
    6:30 - Nick & Kyle introduce group, discuss industry news & events, etc.
    6:45/7:00ish - Presentation
    8:15ish - Giveaways
    Must be out the door by 9:00pm!


    Hope to see you there! 

    Here are a couple samples of Josh's recent work:
    https://vimeo.com/115267724
    http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2014/07/31/being-dwyer-mls-insider-presented-adidas
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hey-Bulldog-Soundlabs/97349869002

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    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    6:00 PM

    Sprint Accelerator

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



  • Enter from the south side using the green door on 19th Terrace.
  • KC's PHP User Group at the Sprint Accelerator

    Join us to meet new people, discuss PHP, and learn something new.

    Our Evening Meeting Format

    We love Web Development and all things PHP. Our meetings are often a little free-formed, but we shoot for this schedule:

    6:00pm - Mingling / Meet and Greet 

    6:15pm - Presentations

    So Sassy!: An Intro to Sass and Compass - Andrew Koebbe

    Everybody's talking about it... you know you should be using it... but you don't feel sassy enough? Don't worry! In this session we'll cover the very basics of Sass and Compass. You'll learn about Sass variables, nesting, mixins, color functions and more. You'll also learn many of the great mixins and functions provided by Compass so you can stop worrying about those silly browser prefixes and sprite map nonsense.
    Functions, Part One: Your First Custom Function - John Kary
    This talk will be the first of several talks over the next few months strictly about functions in PHP. This will be geared towards developers that already use some of PHP's built-in functions or existing functions built into your favorite PHP library/platform. Maybe you're curious how you could write your own functions. We'll talk about when to you might want to write your own functions, the basics to defining them, handling arguments, how "scoping" affects which variables a functions can read, and how to return values.



    Your topic here? Contact us to speak!

    All Developers Welcome!

    We understand Web Developers often come from all backgrounds, and many work in more languages than PHP. Whether you're curious and 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 you're working on? Contact one of the organizers through Meetup or talk after a monthly meeting to sign up!

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    KCWebPros: JANUARY Mtg. 1/28/2015.....FOR OUR 700 MEMBERS!!!

    WELCOME BACK!
    ITS 2015! So, its Time for State of the KCWEBPROS Union Presentation!

    6:30 PM, Wed, JANUARY 28, 2015

    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/
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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 & KCINCUBATOR: State of OUR Union - What's our Strategic Goals for 2015? What Presentations do we want to hear? What Projects would we like to develop? What Should KCWEBPROS & KCINCUBATOR look like in January 2016?

    (Main speakers/Facilitators: John K., President, KCWEBPROS & CEO of CJK Consulting; VP's Kurt W. Loudon(Data Systems Architect @ Shafer,Kline&Warren) & Ray Harris(employed at several places including Riverpoint))

    Main Facilitator/Presenter : John Krzysztow.

    This presentation will be a panel-led discussion with KCWEBPROS(& KCIncubator) Members.
    We will discuss the goals, challenges, needs, wants of our Membership and how we might accomplish these items in 2015. Here is your chance to help set the strategic direction of KCWEBPROS & KCINCUBATOR! Maybe there is a Presentation that you haven't heard OR would like to hear again? Maybe there is a project you would like to build? Maybe a project you would like to sponsor and have KCINCUBATOR build it?....AND MORE!

    If you are a business or educational institution and want to learn more about how to get your project built by KCIncubator, 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 meeting is to find developers a real world project experience.

    Come and join the fun.

    Mini-Bios - Check out our Profiles on LinkedIn:
    John K. https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2227783&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=ySJh&locale=en_US&srchid=23636921422301636661&srchindex=1&srchtotal=1&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A23636921422301636661%2CVSRPtargetId%3A2227783%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary
    Kurt www.linkedin.com/in/kurtwloudon
    Ray www.linkedin.com/in/raymondcharris


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    Monday Geek Night at Tannin Wine Bar + Kitchen
    Monday, January 26 at 6:00pm
    Tannin Winebar-Kitchen in Kansas City, Missouri


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    Saturday, January 31, 2015

    12:00 PM

  • Snow & Company

    1815 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • Happy New Year!
    Sorry for not hosting any Meetups since November. Let's get this year started right by continuing our lunches at Snow & Company.
    Note: This is my favorite place for tech meetups, but I am open to other places as well.

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    DeVry University

    11224 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
     


  • DeVry University, Room 115, 11225 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO
  • Friday, January 30th starting at 4:00 p.m. until at least 9:00 p.m. Cowtown Computer Congress presents "So you want to BUILD a 3D Printer?"
    Come see what it takes to build your own 3D printer when Tom Newell, local entrepreneur and creator of the Oni H Bot 3D printer comes to help a Cowtown Computer Congress and DeVry University student build their own 3D printer! There will be printers doing live (ahem) demos, and a 3D printer being built from the ground up!
    Drop by the Cowtown Computer Congress (room 115) any time starting at 4:00 p.m. until at least 9:00 p.m. to see a printer being built as well as seeing the printers in action!  Come in and see a variety of 3D prints and find out what YOU can do with one.  
    This Friday it starts at a special time due to the building of the 3D printer. Feel free to drop by any time that day starting at 4:00 p.m.  Bring a project to work on if you wish and watch the 3D printer being built. Find out what you can build with a 3D printer...it's an amazing piece of technology! 
    Did you know that MEMBERS get to use the Ultimaker 3D printer for free? Ask about our low membership prices and even lower for students!
    Note:  Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. are our regular weekly open house, meeting, and project night. We may start a bit early for members that want to know what we are planning for upcoming events, board meetings, etc. but we will try to get it out of the way before the night officially begins at 7:00 p.m.
    Keep an eye on MeetUp to see what events will be coming up. We may be having movie nights, build nights, PPPRS team sign ups and building, community out reach events, and more. Don't forget Maker Faire is coming up and we'll start planning for that fun event!

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

    Follow us on Twitter at @SharePointKC for more event info and SharePoint happenings!

    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/smarter-sharepoint-kc-user-group-tickets-15201236307


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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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    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    6:30 PM

    Red Nova Labs

    4830 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, KS (map)
     


  • Park in the lot across 49th St (south of the building) and come in the south entrance.
  • **We are in our new space for 2015! Red Nova is at Rainbow and 49th St, slightly West of the Plaza.**
    It's the first event of the year! We will be getting together to network and discuss what topics to be on the lookout for in 2015.
    This is the perfect event for newcomers, long-time attendees, and anyone who maybe hasn't been in a while.
    See you soon!

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  • Penton Inc

    9800 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS (map)
     

  • We are on the 1st floor in the Cafeteria
  • Jonathan Taylor, Lead Node Engineer Developer  at Penton will be speaking on the Development process and Tips and tricks for Development.

    Come and join us for pizza and drink!

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  • H&R Block

    One H&R Block Block Way, Kansas City, MO (map)
  • Tell Security at you are here for the user group
  • In our world, it isn't just the UX team itself who gets confused about the UX process and roles and responsibilities. You often have to have an elevator speech ready for your clients. Let's discuss!

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  • Google Fiber Space Lounge

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

  • Join us on January 28th for this month's meet up of your Kansas City Google Developer Group (GDG)! 
    At this meet up we're looking to cover:
    • StartUps: Best practices + handout!
    • Intro to the Udacity "Developing Android Apps" StudyJam
    • Lightning talks
    • Future topic, codelab, & hackathon ideas

    Looking forward to seeing all of you there!

    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!

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  • Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen

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

  • Please be sure to grab a ticket on Eventbrite!
    After a two-month winter's nap, 1 Billion Bits is back! But instead of our usual meeting to learn from the brightest minds in gigabit applications and the future of the network, we're just gonna get together and drink.
    So join us on Wednesday, January 28, at Tannin. There will even be prizes: We will be giving away two brand-new Firefox Flame OS Developer Reference Phones that our ol' pal Mozilla Claus brought us over the holidays for you to hack on.
    Also, be sure to take our 1-Year Anniversary Survey so that we can make sure 2015 is optimized for your interests.

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    When & Where
      
    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    3:30pm - 5:00pm
      


    Garmin International
    1200 East 151st St.
    Olathe, KS
    66062  

    Is everyone ready for an exciting new year with the HDI Heartland Chapter?!
    We are planning to start the year off with a BANG! Plan to attend our next HDI Heartland Chapter Event! Roy Atkinson will be touring the Midwest discussing Multi-Channel Support for the Service Desk. Please see Roy's impressive bio at http://www.thinkhdi.com/member/Roy%20Atkinson/profile.aspx.
    Please come and join us for this very relevant topic to all Information Technology professionals!
     
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    LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning’s second annual Design Week begins Thursday, Jan. 22, and will conclude Jan. 30.
    "It’s an eight-day series of multidisciplinary events, lectures, workshops, and competitions," said event organizer and student Katie Whiteman. "We want them to appeal to students enrolled in any of the broad spectrum of majors offered at KU's School of Architecture, Design & Planning. However, all KU students are invited to participate in Design Week events.”
    Besides architecture and urban planning, students who are studying in the Department of Design may specialize in visual communications, photo media, illustration, industrial design and environmental design.
    Activities will include a movie night, a puzzle workshop, scavenger hunt, dollhouse challenge, paper-engineering workshop and a drop-cap-battle tennis match.
    Participants may also spend an afternoon working in the design department’s letterpress lab; tour the Lawrence Public Library with the architects and graphic designers, and attend a discussion about the design process experts from Useagility, a user-experience design firm from Kansas City, Missouri.  
    Accompanying the event will be an exhibit of design student work opening Friday, Jan. 23, at the Kansas Union Gallery. A Design Week wrap party will take place Jan. 30 at Pachamamas, 800 New Hampshire St.
    Organizers of Design Week have created a Facebook page2 with an extensive description of each event, its time and location. A brief video designed to promote the event can be viewed here3.
    - See more at: http://today.ku.edu/design-week-offers-students-array-design-related-events#sthash.sZRu307l.SUz8HOnD.dpuf


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    Next Speaker Series:  Join us Monday, February 2nd at H&R Block for “Why Developers Hate You.”  An interactive meeting, bridging the gap between UX and developers with Jeff Julian and John Alexander from AJI Software .  Together they have over 30 years experience working with developers. TekSystems will be providing food and drinks.  Get your tickets here.


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    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    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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