Wednesday, May 6, 2015

6:00 PM
  

Stowers Institute

1000 E 50th St, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Enter from the south side using the green door on 19th Terrace.
  • KC's PHP User Group at Stowers Institute
    Join us to meet new people, discuss PHP, and learn something new.
    The "mini-hack" format
    For May, we are planning something a little different.  We all had so much fun at the "Hack Night" we want to try something similar but with a twist--let's write some code!
    We will provide a couple of fun little ideas to just sit down and write something.  However, you won't be alone--you will get paired up with another group member to share and to learn with.
    We are a very friendly bunch--so leave your worries at the door.  Our only "expectations" or products is to learn from each other and have fun!  If you want to add your code to your github, GREAT!
    FREE STUFF!
    We have two copies of Cal Evan's "Iterating PHP Iterators" and O'Reilly Media's "Programming PHP 3rd Edition" to give away.  So RSVP and come play with us to win!
    6:00pm - Mingling / Meet and Greet 
    6:05pm - Lets get started 
    7:15pm - Code walk though
    Want to talk at a Future Meeting? 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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    Think Big Partners

    1712 Main Street, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Future of Smartphones, Wearables, Internet of Things (IoT), A.I. and impacts to Health Care
    With the IoT, Medicine, health and wellness will be radically transform in the next 10 years – just like phones/telecommunication and computing in the last 20 years – or just like medicine 100-150 years ago with the discovery of the germ theory and antibiotics and getting rid of bloodletting. This talk will review the current state of Smartphones, Wearables, IOT and medical A.I. and what could be possible in the next 5 to 10 years.
    “Envision a future where everyone has access to affordable, personalized healthcare through sophisticated sensing technologies that put you in charge of your own health. Where sensors and devices recognize and measure your personal health information, provide insights and recommendations relevant to you and communicate that information to your physician.” The IoT and Wearables can drive down cost of diagnosis to make actionable health information affordable and available for the masses. If you are interested in the future of the health care field or just want to live a healthier life, this talk is for you.
    The speaker is Doug Hohulin who graduated at Purdue University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He works at Nokia as a strategy and business development manager helping to develop next generation (5G) cellular technology that is planned to be available in the 2020s. He has worked at Motorola as a cellular telecommunication engineer deploying cellular telephone systems around the world for the past 25 years. He has a passion to leverage smart phones, IoT and wearables to help improve the health of society, his friends, his family and himself.

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    Tuesday, May 5, 2015

    7:00 PM

    Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)

    We're on the second floor of the building, you can't miss us!

    So you're a graphic designer who mostly deals with static images. But what happens when it's time to make those designs MOVE? "Animation" doesn't just mean cartoons - making your visual creations move can open up a whole new dimension (sometimes literally!) of possibilities. Regardless of which program you want to use (there are SEVERAL even just within the Adobe realm), the basic principles of motion and timing are the same, and we'll talk about them at the KCDesignCore May meeting.

    Kyle Hamrick will be demonstrating the basics of thinking about motion, building/planning for it during asset creation, and showing some practical examples of how to bring your work to life in a few different Adobe programs.
    About Kyle:
    For over a decade, Kyle Hamrick has worked as a video editor and motion designer for various Kansas City-based production companies and now co-owns his own media production studio, The Feral Few. He’s cut local TV spots, managed full in-stadium graphics packages for professional sports franchises, done compositing and effects work on primetime network TV shows and done pretty much everything in between. Kyle has been using After Effects heavily for over 10 years and teaches courses in its use at ThinqDigital training center in Shawnee. He also co-manages our sister group, KCVideoCore.
    Come and be prepared to learn from one of the masters of motion graphics. TEKSystems will provide dinner. Bring a friend!
    Check out the Feral Few's demo reel.


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    Tuesday, May 5, 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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    Tuesday, May 5, 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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    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    6:30 PM

    Hint

    1906 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO (map)

    6:30 pm - Doors open, mingle.
    6:40 pm - Introduction to Meteor presentation and demo for any one new to Meteor.
    7:00 pm - TBD


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    Penton Inc

    9800 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS (map)
     


  • 1st floor cafeteria
  • Have you ever wanted to build a Nodejs application from scratch? How about learning some intro level development? Jonathan Taylor and Jenny Hartz will be presenting on how to start building a Nodejs application from scratch. It will be an interactive presentation with questions.
    It will be about 30 minutes presentation with questions.
    As usual food and drink will be provided. I hope to see you there!

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    Sprint Accelerator

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

  • http://codeforkc.org/
  • Interested in helping the Kansas City area?  Great! Whether or not you know how to code, you can help by joining us to work on civic hackery to create a better Kansas City and surrounding cities. Bring projects, ideas, designs, laptops, data, and friends.
    Meeting Format
    6:00 - Social / Introductions 6:10 - New Member Orientation 6:20 - Project Pitches
    See if there are any updates on projects
    See if anyone has a new project they would like to work on Pitch existing projects to work on
    6:30 - Work on projects 7:00 ~ Pizza arrives 7:45 - Wrap up - get project updates


    Location: Community Room on the South side of the building.
    Please RSVP so that we know how much pizza we'll need!
    Civic Heroes of all types welcome! This event is for coders and non-coders alike -- as long as you're interested in making government more transparent and building interesting things for our city, you're more than welcome!
    Bring a laptop: If you intend on getting some hands-on hacking done (it’s ok if you can’t but it definitely helps to have one).
    There will be pizza! We'll be getting some 'za from Sizzle Pie, so there will be a vegetarian option.
    If you have something you'd like to work on or are excited about, please let us know via the meetup or at the hack night itself. We are growing our initiative and the energy comes from the community.
    Code for Kansas City has a Code of Conduct! Please always be respectful and help us keep our events welcoming, positive, productive environments for everyone.

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    Monday, May 4, 2015

    6:00 PM

    Westport Coffeehouse

    4010 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO (map)
     


  • We'll probably be either scattered about the coffeehouse or in the back room if it's not reserved
  • This is very informal and is just meant to set a time and place so that we can meet-up and help each other out with our projects.

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    Google Fiber Space Lounge

    1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
     
    Join us on May 13th for the next meet up of your Kansas City Google Developer Group (GDG)! 


    At this meet up:
    • AngularJS 101 with Jon Mills from PaigeLabs
    • Lightning talks

    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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    AMC 30 in Olathe

    12075 S Strang Line Rd, Olathe, KS
     

    Saturday, May 2, 2015

    11:00 AM
     


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    Tuesday, May 5, 2015

    7:00 PM

    Centriq Training

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


  • We're on the second floor of the building, you can't miss us!

  • So you're a graphic designer who mostly deals with static images. But what happens when it's time to make those designs MOVE? "Animation" doesn't just mean cartoons - making your visual creations move can open up a whole new dimension (sometimes literally!) of possibilities. Regardless of which program you want to use (there are SEVERAL even just within the Adobe realm), the basic principles of motion and timing are the same, and we'll talk about them at the KCDesignCore May meeting.

    Kyle Hamrick will be demonstrating the basics of thinking about motion, building/planning for it during asset creation, and showing some practical examples of how to bring your work to life in a few different Adobe programs.
    About Kyle:
    For over a decade, Kyle Hamrick has worked as a video editor and motion designer for various Kansas City-based production companies and now co-owns his own media production studio, The Feral Few. He’s cut local TV spots, managed full in-stadium graphics packages for professional sports franchises, done compositing and effects work on primetime network TV shows and done pretty much everything in between. Kyle has been using After Effects heavily for over 10 years and teaches courses in its use at ThinqDigital training center in Shawnee. He also co-manages our sister group, KCVideoCore.
    Come and be prepared to learn from one of the masters of motion graphics. TEKSystems will provide dinner. Bring a friend!
    Check out the Feral Few's demo reel.

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    DeVry University

    11224 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO (map) 

  • Thanks to Cowtown Computer Congress of Kansas City for providing meeting space this month. CCCKC is located on campus of DeVry University at 11225 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO. We are located in room 115. Park in front of the campus, come in through the front doors and proceed to back hallway, take a right down the hall.
    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:
    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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    Saturday, May 2, 2015

    1:00 PM

    Johnson County Library, Leawood Pioneer

    4700 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS (map)
     


  • This is an advanced topics meeting. It covers specialized topics and is intended to show some of the advanced capabilities of R. We have one topic selected already: JJ is going to talk about mining Twitter feeds in R. I'd like to have at least one more speaker, if possible. If not, we will have an open discussion about R.
    If you are interested in giving a talk, send me (Steve Simon) an email, mail@pmean.com, or respond to me via meetup.com.

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    Friday, May 1, 2015

    7:00 PM

  • DeVry University

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

  • DeVry University, Room 115, 11225 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO
  • Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. will be our 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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    Thursday, April 30, 2015
    6:30 PM

    Red Nova Labs

    4830 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, KS (map)
     


  • Park in the lot across 49th St then head through the door and down the stairs!
  • **Red Nova is at Rainbow and 49th St, slightly West of the Plaza. Park in the lot across 49th St then head through the door and down the stairs!**

    Join us for an introduction to Object Oriented Programming in PHP and WordPress.  We'll take a brief look at theory: Why should you be using OOP? How does it benefit you? Why is it a good choice for the community? And then we'll get our hands dirty and create a WordPress plugin using OOP techniques and software design patterns.  You'll even get the source code and the plugin if you want to try them out on your own sites.

    This talk is geared towards people who have built (or attempted to build!) WordPress Themes and Plugins. We'll assume a basic, but not advanced, level of PHP knowledge.  Can't wait to see you!

    Networking begins at 6:30 and the presentation begins at 7:00.

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    [If you are a recruiter or an employer, and wishing to attend, please RSVP directly to Kunjan Shah.] 
    For our April meetup, Don Huff will present about Animation Techniques on iOS. Learn how to add polish to your apps by employing animations to provide subtle usability affordances or delightful "wow" moments. We will cover "dos and don'ts" of animations while getting hands-on with various iOS animation techniques provided by built-in views as well as the CoreAnimation framework. Depending on time availability, Kevin Peck may step up an provide some Android examples as well.
    A location for this meetup is still TBD. We will update that before the meetup.
    --
    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.
    --
    Present at the Mobile App Developers 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 us know!
    Elsewhere
    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
    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, April 30, 2015

    6:00 PM
      

    Lexmark Enterprise Software

    8900 Renner Road, Lenexa, KS (map)

  • Jordan Day is going to present a talk on the benefits of Elixir and give an overview of how it's used in production @Lexmark Enterprise Software (formerly Perceptive Software). Food will be provided!

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    Garmin International

    1200 E 151st St, Olathe, KS


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    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    7:00 PM

    C2FO

    4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS (map)
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  • What's in a name? Apparently a lot when it comes to UX.
    How many times have you been in a meeting and someone throws out the word "design" and you just know everyone sitting there has something absolutely different in their mind on what that means to them.
    This meeting we are going to discuss vocabulary, and how we can get everyone in the room to agree what things mean when a project starts.
    Maybe this? http://uxmastery.com/resources/glossary/ Maybe something like, https://pidoco.com/en/help/ux or maybe we need to come up with our own.
    Should be a great discussion to get the rest of the year going.
    If you, or someone you know, would like to lead a meeting this year, just let me know. We keep all of our meetings interactive, so make sure everyone can participate.
    Thanks! See you there

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    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    6:00 PM

  • Cerner Continuous Campus

    10200 Abilities Way, Kansas City, KS 66111, Kansas City, KS (map)
     

  • We are looking to book statuspage.io which:
    StatusPage.io launched in 2013 to give companies a better way to be more transparent with their customers. We recognize managing a status page outside of ones own infrastructure can be a hassle, and hope to increase the transparency of the web by making it easier to do so.
    More details to come.

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    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    6:00 PM
      

    Centriq Training

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


  • Anyone can write code a computer can understand, but professional developers write code *humans* can understand. Let's discuss best practices for writing code in a style that’s easy to create, maintain and understand. Various refactoring techniques, code smells, best practices are discussed including fail fast, return early, arrow code, being “strongly typed”, the outline rule, and table-driven methods. Part of this session involves refactoring a confusing and ugly chunk of code into something beautiful, easy to read and maintain. We have a lofty goal: programming style as documentation. We’ll explore concrete methods to get you there and give you a vocabulary for pragmatically evaluating code quality.
    Speaker: Cory House (@housecor)
    I’m fortunate enough to love what I do. I’ve been in Kansas City designing and implementing web applications for over 15 years. As founder of Bitnative Consulting, I enjoy solving problems in a wide variety of environments and languages for small businesses, large corporations, and the government. I’m a Microsoft MVP in C#, ASPInsider, Member of the Telerik Developer Expert program, and author of multiple training courses for Pluralsight.
    I’m passionate about building rich custom web apps using the latest technologies. While I focus on web development, I recognize there’s no silver bullet technology. I’m a believer in using the right tool for the job. I find creating rich, responsive apps that make life easier for others is its own reward.
    “If it’s work, we try to do less. If it’s art, we try to do more.” – Seth Godin
    Software is my art.
    Food Sponsor: TekSystems

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  • Garmin

    1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, KS (map)
    38.855209 -94.798996

  • Garmin, North Lobby Entrance, Meeting in main auditorium
  • Come hear Garmin's Story: "Leaving Your Comfort Zone - Garmin and Cloud Foundry"
    Registration/Checkin starts at 6pm, Social hour and appetizers from 6 to 7pm, Talk starts at 7pm.
    2014 was another year of transition for Garmin.  Not only is the industry in flux with its devops and microservice methodologies, but so too is Garmin itself transitioning from a hardware company to a software company.  We will take you on our journey as we have lived it.  Our mistakes laid bare, our achievements held high, we will show you how we designed, architected and delivered Cloud Foundry to our production developers in under 2 weeks.


    Architectural Overview: A walkthrough of our attempt to do an active/active, multi-datacenter integration with two discrete Cloud Foundry installations using Akamai and F5 to seamlessly load balance for redundancy and high availability.  Next up?  Multiple availability zones per datacenter for even more redundancy.

    Integration and Implementation:  What do you do when your developers don’t want to change their code to fit the Cloud Foundry standard url convention?  Intercept and rewrite it, of course!  We’ll also show you one method of using both Cloud Foundry applications and legacy applications in one big Prod farm using the F5 Load balancer.

    Monitoring Cloud Foundry Components:  Alerting through Solarwinds and detailed metric analysis through VRealize Operations, we’ll walk you through our first attempt at understanding the internals of Cloud Foundry and how to make sure we have the tools necessary to troubleshoot when there is an issue as well as accurately scale and size our Cloud Foundry foundations for the future.

    Monitoring Cloud Foundry Applications:
    We’ll also discuss the challenges found applying an established AppDynamics monitoring process to Cloud Foundry and how we worked with both AppDynamics and Pivotal to overcome those issues.

    Logging:
    - Changes to how we feed logs into Splunk
    - Legacy apps are all file-based

    Service Bindings & Brokers:
    We’ll talk about our the considerations and conclusions we came to around service bindings. When/where User Provided Services make sense vs writing Custom Service Brokers

    CI/CD Current & Future State:
    Garmin has long been a CI shop. Our goal is to be fully CI/CD and we will talk about our roadmap to get there
    Green Field vs. Legacy Migration:
    We will discuss the factors we considered for an app to be eligible to run in the cloud.


    Speakers
    Jonathan Regehr - Application Development
    Bobby Hubbard - Enterprise Architecture
    Brandon Henry - Linux Systems Administration
    Alex Curtis - Production Management/Middleware


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    Sprint Accelerator

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

  • http://codeforkc.org/
  • Interested in helping the Kansas City area?  Great! Whether or not you know how to code, you can help by joining us to work on civic hackery to create a better Kansas City and surrounding cities. Bring projects, ideas, designs, laptops, data, and friends.


    Meeting Format 
    6:00 - Social / Introductions 6:10 - New Member Orientation 6:20 - Project Pitches
    See if there are any updates on projects
    See if anyone has a new project they would like to work on Pitch existing projects to work on
    6:30 - Work on projects 7:00 ~ Pizza arrives 7:45 - Wrap up - get project updates


    Location: Community Room on the South side of the building.
    Please RSVP so that we know how much pizza we'll need!
    Civic Heroes of all types welcome! This event is for coders and non-coders alike -- as long as you're interested in making government more transparent and building interesting things for our city, you're more than welcome!
    Bring a laptop: If you intend on getting some hands-on hacking done (it’s ok if you can’t but it definitely helps to have one).
    There will be pizza!  We'll be getting some 'za from Sizzle Pie, so there will be a vegetarian option.
    If you have something you'd like to work on or are excited about, please let us know via the meetup or at the hack night itself. We are growing our initiative and the energy comes from the community.
    Code for Kansas City has a Code of Conduct!  Please always be respectful and help us keep our events welcoming, positive, productive environments for everyone.

    Small Print
    • Join our Code for KC email list.
    • Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC
    • Registering up at the national Brigade site.
    • Joining our Google+ community.

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    Cerner Innovation Center

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


  • Not one, but TWO meetups this month! Back to Back! 
    Nitin Motgi is the Founder and CTO of Cask, where he is responsible for developing the company’s long-term technology, driving company engineering initiatives and collaboration.
    Nitin will be joining us to speak about Coopr (http://coopr.io) - A provisioning system for multi-tiered application stack and talk about use-cases around how people and us are using it to improve productivity.
    **Pizza and Beverages will be provided.
    Please enter Cerner's campus through Marion Park Dr. You’ll follow Marion Park Drive bypassing Hickman Mills Drive until reaching the Security Gate. Remain in the left hand lane to stop at the Security office and notify them you are attending the DevOps Meetup. From there, you will be directed to park in the lot closest to The Lounge where the meetup will be held and myself or another organizer will be at the door to escort you to the meeting location. When leaving Cerner following the meetup, if the gate is down there is a button to push which will notify security to lift it and you should be able to get out with no problem.

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    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    7:00 PM
      

    C2FO

    4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS (map)
     

  • What's in a name? Apparently a lot when it comes to UX.
    How many times have you been in a meeting and someone throws out the word "design" and you just know everyone sitting there has something absolutely different in their mind on what that means to them.
    This meeting we are going to discuss vocabulary, and how we can get everyone in the room to agree what things mean when a project starts.
    Maybe this? http://uxmastery.com/resources/glossary/ Maybe something like, https://pidoco.com/en/help/ux or maybe we need to come up with our own.
    Should be a great discussion to get the rest of the year going.
    If you, or someone you know, would like to lead a meeting this year, just let me know. We keep all of our meetings interactive, so make sure everyone can participate.
    Thanks! See you there

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    May Happy Hour, Thursday, May 14, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, L'Cove Lounge at Avenues Bistro, 338 W. 63rd St., Kansas City, MO 
    Mix, mingle and meet with old and new social media friends from across the city at Avenues Bistro-Brookside's beautiful L'Cove Lounge. Grab a cocktail and chat with others in the Kansas City social media scene at this awesome networking event. 
    Show your ticket at the door and receive 2 drink tickets and a buffet of the new spring menu items, global tapas/small plates and specialty desserts! 


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    Pizza Hut's Secret Ingredient - SMCKC May Breakfast, Friday, May 1, 7:30 am - 9 am, Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO

    Pizza Hut has become one of the most engaged brands in the digital sphere, using social platforms to connect with customers and reinvent the way people think about ordering pizza. Attendees will learn how the world’s largest pizza company uses branded and co-created content across a range of emerging channels to shift the conversation, boost brand affinity and build a powerful relationship with a new generation. Jenna Bromberg (@jennabrom), head of Social Media and Digital Engagement for Pizza Hut (@PizzaHut), will be presenting.


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    ISSA (Information System Security Association) Happy Hour!!!

    Please join ISSA-KC Chapter members and other IT & security professionals at the Seasons 52 for happy hour!

    This networking affair/happy hour is held at Plaza Season 52 on May 7th, from 5:00 PM to 7:00
    PM. The event is a great opportunity to become acquainted and interact with ISSA chapter
    members and other IT and security professionals. Guests, non-members and spouses are welcome to attend.

    Date: Thursday, May 7th, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Location:Seasons 52
    340 Ward Pkwy
    Kansas City MO 64112

    Price: Free for ISSA Members
    $20.00 for Guests/Non-Members

    *** Register Now ***
    https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eaurq24i5e3e50c1


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    WHAT
     
    Smarter SharePoint
    KC User Group
     
     
    WHEN
     
    Tuesday
    April 28, 2015
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Add to Outlook
     
     
    WHERE
     
    7th Floor Conference Room
    Corporate Woods
    10801 Mastin Blvd 7th Floor
    Overland Park, KS, 66210
     
    Integrating SharePoint with Salesforce and Slack
    Please join DEG as we share our experiences with integrating SharePoint 2013 with Salesforce and Slack.   We will also provide what this integration can mean for your company and how it can improve overall communication and collaboration. 

     Location: 7th Floor Conference Room
     Sandwiches will be provided
     Please register for this event at:   https://smartersharepointkc.eventbrite.com


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    Tapcade

    1701 McGee Suite 200, Kansas City, MO (map)
     


  • Look for Lauren, the short red-headed girl with the Meetup sign

  • Let's meet up for drinks, games, and nerdy talk at Tapcade in the Crossroads district. This is an informal social gathering for anyone seeking advice, support, networking, and general WordPress discussion in a casual environment. Come one, come all.
    1701 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108 - Map
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    NOTE: This Meetup is not a formal training or help session.
    It is at a bar for the purpose of consuming adult beverages with informal conversation/networking. Please purchase a cocktail or appetizer. We want the bars to enjoy our visits :)

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    [If you are a recruiter or an employer, and wishing to attend, please RSVP directly to Kunjan Shah.] 
    For our April meetup, Don Huff will present about Animation Techniques on iOS. Learn how to add polish to your apps by employing animations to provide subtle usability affordances or delightful "wow" moments. We will cover "dos and don'ts" of animations while getting hands-on with various iOS animation techniques provided by built-in views as well as the CoreAnimation framework. Depending on time availability, Kevin Peck may step up an provide some Android examples as well.
    A location for this meetup is still TBD. We will update that before the meetup.
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    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.
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    Present at the Mobile App Developers 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 us know!
    Elsewhere
    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
    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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    Friday, April 24, 2015

    7:00 PM
      

    Saints Pub + Patio

    11900 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee, KS (map)
     


    Meeting this week at Saints Pub + Patio in Shawnee, KS
  • On Friday, April 24th we will be our Night out on the Town and we will be meeting up at Saints Pub + Patio in Shawnee, Kansas.
    Look for the "Darth Vader" figure on the table to see where the CCCKC group is sitting.
    LOCATION:
    Saints Pub + Patio;  11900 Shawnee Mission Pkwy;  Shawnee, KS 66216
    If you RSVP we will know how many tables and chairs to gather up when we get there. Feel free to drop by even if you don't RSVP.
    NOTE:
    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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  • Inter Urban Art House

    8001 Consor Suite 290, Overland Park, KS (map)
     

  • Lower Level
  • Save the date!
    John Massengale will be sharing his crowdfunding project and I've got room for 1 or 2 more to share.
     

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    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    7:00 PM
     


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    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    6:00 PM

    DST Systems, 3rd Floor

    1055 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO (map)
     


  • Get to the 3rd floor and go to Room 316
  • In-memory databases have been continuously evolving.
    Bob Wakefield will walk us through real time data delivery theory and challenges. He will also compare and contrast different in-memory databases and finally, nothing better than a demo to see how it all comes together!!
    Hadoop has a technology has arrived!
    Mike Pluta from DST will walk us through practical elements of securing data on Hadoop. There are many considerations and challenges but a lot is possible while managing risk properly.
    We will serve food and beverages as usual!!
    We will also talk about some future topics including the potential for some "working hack sessions" where we can maybe get hands on. 

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    The Cashew

    2000 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1-billion-bits-april-2015-happy-hour-tickets-16566684399
  • 1 Billion Bits is Kansas City's monthly gathering of developers, designers, network engineers and other tech enthusiasts interested in the future of gigabit networks and applications. Sometimes we have presentations on a theme, and sometimes we just get together and drink. If you're interested in sharing your advanced gigabit-enabled application, supporting the development of new technologies, or just learning what kind of exciting things are being created in your own backyard, 1 Billion Bits is for you.
    Here's our 2015 calendar:
    MARCH: Evolution of the Network (Security Edition) - The Internet used to consist of a few computers on a college campus. Let's talk about how devices are connecting in a complicated Internet and what can be done as things continue to change.
    Featured Speaker: David Braswell of Palo Alto Networks
    APRIL: Social Hour
    Location: Cashew (upstairs)
    MAY: Software Frameworks and Approaches, Data Analytics Edition - We started with switches and went to punch cards. How are the tools to control computing changing and what can we do with these new and shiny tools?
    Presenter: TBD
    Date: May 20
    Location: Think Big Partners
    JUNE: Social
    JULY: Proliferation of Computing and Algorithms - So the smart phone in your pocket is more powerful than the fastest super computer from less than a couple of decades ago. The equations and algorithmic approaches for solving problems are getting more efficient. What can we do with all of this computing goodness?
    Date: July 15-ish
    Location: Think Big Partners
    AUGUST: Social
    SEPTEMBER: Embedded Computing/IoT - What happens when the devices around us start to become more intelligent? They can connect, we can interact. What are some of the technologies enabling this and what does this mean for the future of computing?
    Date & Location: TBD
    OCTOBER: Social
    NOVEMBER: Next-Generation Applications - Lots of change going on in the world of computing. How are these changes enabling new and interesting applications? Where are our flying cars?
    Date & Location: TBD
    DECEMBER: Social

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    Monday, April 27, 2015

    6:00 PM

    Westport Coffeehouse

    4010 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • We'll probably be either scattered about the coffeehouse or in the back room if it's not reserved
  • This is very informal and is just meant to set a time and place so that we can meet-up and help each other out with our projects.

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    Thursday, May 7, 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'll just get together for general coding and share what we are working on.

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    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    11:00 AM

    Hereford House

    5001 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS (map)



    Kansas City Lunch & Learn
    April 22, 2015, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
    at Hereford House, 5001 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS 66211
    Get an Inside Look at Alfresco
    Join Alfresco and Technology Services Group for a content centric discussion to understand how Alfresco One can modernize your ECM landscape. Learn how innovative solutions on the Alfresco platform can jump start your Alfresco implementation, improve user adoption and streamline business processes. We will also discuss:
    Ensuring governance and compliance in regulated industriesAutomating business process for claim processingReal-time content collaborationMigration methodology and best practicesCustomer case studies
    Join us for this lunch and learn event to network with our peers and learn how to successfully implement your ECM project.


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    Tuesday, April 21, 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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    Google Fiber Space Lounge

    1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
     
    Show off your final projects that you built during the Android StudyJam sessions from Udacity for grading and to receive your certificate! All students who completed the course will receive a StudyJam certificate of completion (this is not the same certificate as the paid one from Udacity).

    We will also have our regular monthly meeting. Topic(s) TBD.

    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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    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    6:30 PM
      

    InfoDeli.com

    2107 Grand Blvd. Suite 208, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • Located in the Historic Western Auto Building 2107 Grand Blvd
  • InfoDeli  and Internet Marketing Works 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 - 8:00 Analytics or Marketing Metrics Topic Presentation/s
    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 breht@infodeli.com

    Parking:  Free Parking on Grand Blvd on both east a west sides of the street.

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