Wednesday, August 5, 2015

7:00 PM

  • Penton Inc

    9800 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS (map)
     

  • First floor cafeteria
  • Sean Cox is a Vmware Certified Professional who architected Penton's environment. This includes an internal infrastructure and a web hosting out of Dallas. He will present how he gathered requirements and implemented the systems. He will also talk about challenges and successes.


    Food and Drink will be provided. Hope to see you there!

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  • IBM

    11200 Lakeview Ave, Lenexa, KS (map)
     
  • 2nd building South of College and West of Lakeview. Parking is on the west side of the building.
  • Welcome IoT enthusiasts! What a turnout for the first two meetups?! We are thrilled to see so much enthusiasm that we are already planning our next meetup. We appreciate your support and hope to keep bringing new topics of interest to everyone.
    We look forward to seeing everyone at the next meetup. Please make sure you RSVP for this event, so we can get a good estimate.
    When: Aug 26 @ 6PM CT
    Where: IBM Lenexa - 11200 Lakeview Avenue, Lenexa, KS 66221. We will meet in the Lightning & Thunder Conference room
    Agenda:
    6:00 - 6:15 PM - Meet the IoT enthusiasts
    6:15 - 7:30 PM - 
    • Bluemix cloud platform that enables the Internet of Things 
    • Object-Based Production and Activity-Based Intelligence by Paul Anderson
    Please bring your fellow IoT enthusiasts too (have them sign-up to the meetup group and RSVP to this event please). We are still looking for new  IoT topics for discussions, and an active participation from this group. This session is meant for everyone - noobs, tinkerers, developers, and entrepreneurs! If you bring your laptop you can sign up for a Bluemix trial and try a few things hands-on.
    IBM will be sponsoring pizza and beverages.
    See you all at the meetup!

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    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    6:00 PM
      

    Big Brothers Big Sisters

    1709 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Downtown in the Crossroads district
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City has graciously offered to host us at their stunning new downtown digs!
    First up Piero Ferrante and Nick Tomasino will give an overview of what's new in the PyData ecosystem based on their recent trip out to PyData Seattle. With so many new and/or improved projects (e.g. Pandas, Blaze/Odo, xray, bcolz, Dask, PySpark, Jupyter, PyMC3, ...) and libraries popping up (which is a VERY good thing) it can be difficult to filter out the noise and synthesize the results. The presentation will be structured like a series of lightening talks.
    Piero Ferrante is the Director of Data Science at C2FO, the world's market for working capital. His interests are in applied machine learning, econometrics, and text mining. Nick Tomasino (aka Nicky 6) is a Data Scientist at mySidewalk (by MindMixer) where he's helping connect us to friends and neighbors, local landmarks, and city leaders. His interests are in probabilistic programming, deep learning, and "old school Unix".
    Dan Wancura will be discussing the proliferation of community gardens throughout Kansas City in the last several years.  Do these gardens really have an impact?  Dan will seek to answer this question with various quantitative methods while exploring other interesting trends in the data.
    Dan has worked with electronic data interchange (EDI) for most of his professional career.  In the last 5 years, Dan has begun to focus on data analysis with respect to local sustainability efforts, local food in particular. With degrees in geography and computer science, he has used geographic concepts as a part of his general analysis.  
    We'll also be discussing how to get involved in the KC Big Data Summit, some amazing speakers that have offered to speak at DSKC, and how to get more involved with BBBS!  

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  • Mary Kelly Center

    2803 E. 51st Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
  • We're on the 3rd floor in the computer lab.
  • Alex Villasenor hosts a beginner level Unity class where they work through Unity projects (currently the space shooter). Join him and his class for an opportunity to learn alongside others and grow your Unity talents. 
    Learn more here.

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    #CodePenKC

    Come join us, hang out, and talk some web shop! We'll be talking
    s, s, and what happens when web components take over the world. Find out with your fellow front end folks.

    We'll also be featuring demos of the latest and greatest stuff people have been working on. Have an interesting new use of css animations? Or a great user friendly form that took a lot of sweat, determination and wrangling of your markup? Let us know and demo your creation to the world, or at least Kansas City. Demos will be kept short and sweet (around 5 minutes or so), so no worries about putting together a long presentation. Just an opportunity to go over the high level details and answer a few questions while wowing the crowd.
    We'll be serving light food and adult beverages. Plus, snag some CodePen swag that you can't get anywhere else!

    https://nvite.com/CodePenKC/d3cd


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    Let’s Own Kansas City’s Future

    KC Digital Drive celebrates three years of community innovation and looks to the future of our economy with FORWARD TO THE FUTURE: A Civic Tech Cocktail Reception and Futureraiser. This one-of-a-kind event is Tuesday, August 18, 2015, from 5:30-7:30pm at Grand St. Cafe. Admission is $75 and includes appetizers and cocktails.

    http://futurekc.splashthat.com/


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    TECNA’s 2015 Summer Conference is designed for the CEOs and staff of North American IT and Technology trade organizations. More than 120 attendees from all around the US and Canada will gather from July 29-31 in Kansas City to learn, be inspired and build relationships. The Summer Conference is not only an agent of change and ideas, but a powerful support mechanism for regional technology organizations being economic drivers.   - See more at: http://www.tecna.org/summer-conference.html#sthash.KT4r2rVN.MtdrhzYq.dpuf

    http://www.tecna.org/summer-conference.html#sthash.KT4r2rVN.MtdrhzYq.dpbs


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    Stop making decisions by looking in the rearview mirror. Start to predict future outcomes and trends.
    Watch the video on Predictive Analytics to see how you can predict patterns and behaviors in your business. No longer rely on yesterday's data to decide where your R&D or advertising dollars are spent, or when to offer customer discounts, or when to order more product.
    In 2 weeks, Pierre LaFromboise will show you practical advantages of Predictive Analytics and the Internet of Things.

    WED, AUG 12 | 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Complimentary lunch provided.

    http://www.oakwoodsys.com/event-predictive-analytics/


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    Are you looking for a simple, yet powerful solution for your Modern Data Center? Then join Veeam® and Tegile for a Lunch & Learn, followed by a tour of Cavern Technologies Data Center, and see how Veeam takes advantage of both the industry-leading inline deduplication and the compression technology built into Tegile’s arrays. This joint solution delivers dramatic reductions in the cost and complexity of protecting virtual server infrastructure, while meeting increasingly aggressive SLAs.
    With Veeam and Tegile, you get:
    • VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V support
    • Hardware-based deduplication and compression
    • Industry leading data protection with a low total cost of ownership
    • And more!
    Wednesday, August 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT
     


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    Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)
     


  • In this talk we will go over the Universal App Platform for Windows 10 and how it will reduce the amount of code you have to use to support different device types like phone, tablet and desktop. Since our time is limited, I will discuss only these types of devices, but the application that I will demo, will eventually support other device types, such as Xbox. 
    The demo will feature and application I once published for WP 7, so this will not be Microsoft's demo code. Everything in my talk will be available on Github. For this demo, all the data will be in app, and if I have time, I will briefly go over Application Insights. This is Microsofts analytics platform that will help you gather all kinds of data on your application, including crashes.

    Speaker: Roger O'Dell
    Roger is an Application Developer II and lead Windows Developer at Sprint in the Product Development department. He has been with Sprint for 3 years (2 years as a contractor and 1 as an employee). Roger has been developing mobile applications for 5 years, with a focus mostly on Android devices. Roger is an Alum from Centriq where he studied Web Application Development with ASP.net.  After Centriq he got his first start and taste of mobile development working for General Dynamics, where he worked with the Army writing Android applications. Roger published his first Windows Phone application for WP7 called US State Birds.

    Sponsor: Bradford & Galt

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    Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    6:30 PM

    C2FO

    4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS (map)
     


  • Bring a laptop because this Meetup is hands on!
    It would also be good to have installed the toolchain for various functional programming languages that interest you.
    As a group we will come up with an idea of something to implement. We'll then break out to implement that thing in as many different functional languages as possible. At the end we'll come together to discuss our experiences and have a few folks show their solutions.
    Warning: there will not be food provided at this event.
    Please take this poll to help us help you! http://goo.gl/forms/iTgK2BpCIc

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    When & Where
      
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015
    3:00-4:30pm
      
     

    Johnson County Community College
    12345 College Blvd.
    Regnier Center 270
    Overland Park, KS 66210

    Hello all!
     
    Are you struggling to maintain service levels and keep up with calls and emails?
     
    Please join us as we begin to navigate through the self-service highway. Kelly Doherty and Diana Poettgen will share their successful journey toward self-service, presenting valuable tips for the creation and maintenance of a support portal.
      
    If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at communications@heartland.org.
     
    If you are interested, please Register Now and add this event to your calendar. 


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  • Pinsight

    909 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.103214 -94.581566

  • 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:
    • Python.org: The Python Tutorial
    • Michael Kennedy: Python Cheat Sheet
    • Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
    • Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python
    • Learn Python the Hard Way
    • CodingBat Code Practice: Python Practice Problems
    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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    Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    6:00 PM
      

    Stowers Institute

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

  • Enter from the parking garage.
  • John Kary will return to the stage to present Part 2 of his "Functions" series. He will discuss the many flexible ways PHP allows defining and invoking functions, then introduce how functional programming concepts map, reduce and filter work in PHP. (30 minutes)
    If you missed Part 1 of John's series on Functions the slides and video are online.
    After the presentation will be an open Hack Night. Use the remaining hour to work on a project, discuss questions with other attendees, or experiment with a new library. This is also a perfect time to sit down with someone and have your development questions answered! John will also have some exercises you can complete to use techniques from his talk.
    Light refreshments will be provided. 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 - Presentation: Functions (Part 2) - Map, Reduce, Filter
    6:45-8:00pm - Hack Night, open discussion
    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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    Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, MO (map)
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  • 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 hacking 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 -- first Mondays only)  7:45 - Wrap up - get project updates


    Location: Community Room on the South side of the building.
    Please RSVP so that we know how many snacks & drinks to bring.
    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).
    On first Mondays, 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.
    Connect with Us:
    • 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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    Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    7:00 PM
      

    Johnny's Tavern North

    410 N Second, Lawrence, KS (map)
     


  • This informal gathering is for designers and developers to get together, grab some food and/or drinks, and talk shop. A lot of great discussions happen organically at these meetings, don't miss out!

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  • Cerner Innovation Center

    10236 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City, MO (map)
  • Performance Metrics Driven Continuous Delivery
    Asad Ali is an application performance enthusiast who has over 15 years of experience in Object oriented programming, Java, scripting languages and databases. For the last 7 years he has been working with enterprise clients with key focus on application performance. During his spare time, Asad likes to pursue his passion for photography.
    A deployment pipeline speeds up the process of delivering new software releases, and automated testing is a key component to make sure we deliver releases that actually work. However, often only functional aspects are checked in those tests, and a lack of focus on non-functional properties like performance means we end up delivering slow software to end users.
    In this talk Asad will cover how to automatically capture key performance and scalability metrics (# of resources on a page, # of SQL queries, time spent in component, …) about your application in every step of the deployment pipeline. Looking at these metrics across all stages and comparing them between builds allows you to decide whether a build should be pushed all the way into production or better back to engineering to fix performance, architectural or scalability problems.
    **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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    This is a reminder in case you missed it.  The KC Agilehood group will be holding another morning session this Friday 07/31/15 at the Sprint main campus.  The session runs from 9 - noon and the topic is Dev Ops.  These sessions tend to bring a lot of value to the attendees as they help everyone better understand what some of the best practices are, hear experience reports on what has worked and what has not, as well as provide an opportunity to build\refine your organizations road map for change with your peers.  

     

    Cerner and Sprint will provide presentations followed by open discussion.  

    • Cerner: Dane Hammer; DevOps: It's not Just Sitting on the Same Floor
    • Sprint: Arthur Glass, Kristy Seigel, and Mark Holtzclaw; Steps Toward Continuous Integration and Testing Automation

     

     

     

    The purpose of the Agilehood KC group is: Inspiring and connecting Kansas City Lean and Agile communities at the enterprise levels. There is a free opportunity to learn and network with others in the area.  

     

    This event is graciously being hosted by Sprint.  If you are interested in attending please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agilehood-devops-tickets-17455571083 to register.


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    This will be a lunch meeting sponsored by Rally Software and hosted by Sprint.  Please visit www.agilekc.org for a link to the registration and a map.  

     

     

    Meeting Topic:   

    How going into the Big Room changes everything, a story of transformation from Rally’s Release Train Engineer

     

    Meeting Description:

    About a year ago Rally Software’s engineering group had hit a rut.  Segmented into product lines Rally had 120 engineers delivering approximately 14 user facing features per quarter.  Some may say, that Rally had lost their way.  The “evolution to easy” resulted in Rally’s R&D department being unpredictable.  This realization was a turning point, Rally needed to align to business needs and collaborate as a whole to do what was best for their customers.

     

    Fast-forward a year later, with 4 quarters of collaborative large scale planning under their belt Rally’s R&D department predictably delivers 4x as many features as they once did.  Engagement and morale is up amongst both engineers and customer-facing employees and recently at their June users conference Rally revealed one of the largest product announcements in their history, accelerating their position in the market in the program and portfolio space.

     

    Join Andrew Korbel, Rally’s Release Train Engineer, to discuss how getting back to Agile basics has accelerated product delivery and sparked process innovation across Rally’s R&D.  He will discuss their current approach to quarterly planning which involves getting over 120 people into one big room and how that event has transformed the way they prepare, plan, deliver and steer Rally’s business.

     

    Speaker Bio:

    Andrew Korbel is the Release Train Engineer for Rally’s R&D Organization. In this role, he is the conduit between strategy and execution with a major focus on R&D execution. He is passionate about leadership and is a lean and pragmatic thinker that loves facilitating, coaching, and mentoring teams as well as individuals. Andrew is active in the Agile Community as a co-organizer of the Boulder Agile MeetUp and has presented at major Agile conference. 


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    Monday August 3rd “Designing for Accessibility.”  We’ll be at Cerner in Kansas City, MO.  Come try empathy technologies with experts in the field of inclusive design, implementation, and compliance to gain a better understanding of the impaired experience. Following the hands on experience, the panelists will discuss how they approach design and what thoughts they have to consider when implementing or safeguarding a product. The panel will be engaging in discussion and encouraging questions from the audience.  Our moderator for the evening will be Justin Eddings.  Get your tickets here.  


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  • Oak Park Library (Large Meeting Room)

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

  • One talk will be on basic cluster analysis  (Dan) and another on Shiny (Kevin). We have room for a third talk.

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    Friday, July 31, 2015

    7:00 PM
      

    DeVry University

    11224 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • DeVry University, Room 115, 11225 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO
  • Park out in front of campus and come in through the front doors.
    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, July 30, 2015

    6:30 PM

  • Red Nova Labs

    4830 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, KS (map)
    39.039829 -94.612267

  • **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 local search optimization. We'll discuss off-site SEO, on-site elements, and the best plugins to get started with. This talk is geared toward small business owners, SEO professionals, and any one else who makes a living using WordPress.
    Micah Greene is the Manager of Search at MMGY Global and Co-Founder & CMO of VikingVPN.com. Micah has run SEO projects for hundreds of websites and local businesses.  Most of his SEO work has focused on travel & tourism.  He has worked with clients such as Marriott, Warwick Hotels, and Niagara Falls.  Apart from SEO, Micah is an advocate for privacy & cybersecurity.  In his down time, Micah enjoys spending time with his wife and their two cats.
    Networking begins at 6:30 and the presentation begins at 7:00.

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    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    6:30 PM

    Plaza Public Library

    4801 Main St Ste 100, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.039219 -94.586914


  • Do you run a WordPress business, then this is the meeting for you. We are fortunate to have one of the WordCamp KC 2015 speakers, Heather Physioc, bringing a special presentation, the title is:
    How to Make it as a Small WordPress Business
    Heather Physioc, President of Tentacle Inbound, will speak to the Kansas City WordPress MeetUp group about tools and methodology for managing a small business on a bootstrapping business, including how to generate income and keep it coming in, find new clients, up-sell and cross-sell services, and more. Tentacle Inbound is a digital marketing firm in Kansas City serving small- and medium-sized businesses nationwide. Most Tentacle Inbound clients rely on WordPress as their CMS. Tweet your questions in advance of this talk to @HeatherPhysioc with the hashtag #WordPressKC.

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    Thursday, July 30, 2015 6:00 PM


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    Experis

    7300 W 100th Street Suite 800, Overland Park, KS (map)

  • [If you are a recruiter or an employer, and wishing to attend, please RSVP directly to Kunjan Shah.] 
    This month Amit Jain will talk about the hot new UI testing capabilities in Xcode 7 and survey the state of automated testing for iOS. After that Kunjan Shah will update us on new developments with Beacons. Google launched  "Eddystone," an open source, cross-platform Bluetooth LE beacon format. We will learn about new features with this standard and available SDKs that make implementation easy.
    Agenda
    6:00-6:30 - Networking and Socializing
    6:30-7:30 - Presentation
    7:30-8:00 - Follow-up discussions
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    This month Experis 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.
    Experis is a dedicated business unit of ManpowerGroup – a world leader in employment services for more than 60 years, and a recognized pioneer in the industry.
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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

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    IBM

    11200 Lakeview Ave, Lenexa, KS (map)

  • 2nd building South of College and West of Lakeview. Parking is on the west side of the building.
  • We had an overwhelming response and participation for the first meetup in May. While we are a little delayed in the follow-up, we are ready for our second meetup.
    We will be adding more topics to this meetup on July/29, as we get closer to the event. Currently, these are 2 topics -
    * Topic: Arduino-llagio Fountain by Kevin Mayfield
    Kevin will share his lessons learned while taking an Arduino project that blinked a single LED on a bread board, to his six pump, 4ft x 10ft outdoor fountain.

    * Topic: Heart to Spark by Lance Feagan
    Lance will discuss the need for Spark, and how it can be used along with IoT to solve important healthcare issues
    Please RSVP soon as possible and respond to the questions in the invite, so we can plan for future meetups.

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    Garmin International

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

  • NW Corder of 151st and Ridgeview in Olathe. Park in the north lot and enter the doors on the North side of the building (Eastern side of North face) and check in there.
  • This presentation will introduce and demonstrate how batch processing programs are implemented with the Spring Batch framework.
    While most companies develop and support online applications that supply a user experience, almost all companies have some kind of batch processing needs. Many legacy environments support batch processing using the mainframe and COBOL/RPG. Others roll out their own by writing headless Java applications and implementing a mechanism to schedule and run (i.e. Java main() methods, or use a Java scheduling framework such as Quartz). However, there is not a consistent job definition mechanism, and a challenge is presented in trying to process large data sets and files both efficiently and timely.
    The Spring Batch framework has been designed to enable Java developers to process extremely large data sets with proven batch processing patterns using object oriented programming and the Spring framework.
    About David Pitt
    David Pitt is a Sr. Solutions Architect and Managing Partner of Keyhole Software with nearly 25 years IT experience. Since 1999, he has been leading and mentoring development teams utilizing Java (Java EE/Spring) and .NET (C#) technologies. David has been a leader on several major system reengineering/modernization efforts as well as short duration, "hit team"-type projects. 

    Most recently, David Pitt worked to migrate 30 years worth of mainframe COBOL applications to Spring Batch. David Pitt and other members of the Keyhole Software team have worked with various local and national organizations to evaluate, migrate, and develop batch processing applications, seeing first-hand the immense value that the Spring Batch framework can bring to the enterprise.
    Location Details 
    Garmin's address is 1200 E 151st, Olathe, KS 66062
    For your convenience, navigate to point B on this map of Garmin's campus.
    • When you reach 151st and Ridgeview you can find our location by finding the tallest building at Garmin (image).
    • You will be able to enter through the left most door until 6:55 pm when the doors will be locked (image).
    • Please park anywhere in the north lot (right next to the entrance) and enter the doors there (North East Doors). Please ensure you park in valid parking spaces and not in the disabled parking stalls.
    All guests to Garmin need to register (with Cindy) 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 Cindy directly via meetup.
    Schedule
    • 6 - 7pm - Social Hour with food provided by Keyhole Software
    • 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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    Predictive Analytics and Streaming Insight with IoT
    Join Centriq and Oakwood's leading Data Scientist, Pierre LaFromboise, as we walk through 3 examples of how the Cloud can drive business insights with improved flexibility and quicker ROI.

    Pierre will feature the latest in: Predictive Analytics with Machine Learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), data warehousing and more.

    WED, AUG 12 | 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Complimentary lunch provided.
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    WHAT
     
    Smarter SharePoint
    KC User Group
     
     
    WHEN
     
    Tuesday
    July 28, 2015
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Add to Outlook
     
     
    WHERE
     
    Microsoft Office
    Corporate Woods
    10801 Mastin Blvd 6th Floor
    Overland Park, KS, 66210
     


    Practical Tools and Techniques for Architecting and Maintaining High Performing SharePoint 2013 Environments


    Each version of SharePoint has grown in complexity and sophistication, and that trend is continuing. From Office Web Apps to Workflows to Search to Distributed Cache, SharePoint 2013 has gotten more complicated and requires significantly more resources. This session will briefly explore various architectures to support varying business needs. We will then discuss in detail what tools and techniques you can use to tweak and monitor your environment to improve its performance and reliability.
     >> REGISTER HERE<<


    Doug Hemminger is Senior SharePoint Solutions Architect at Protiviti and a Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP. He has more than 15 years of experience developing innovative software solutions. Although he is primarily a developer focused on SharePoint, Doug is adept at seeing the bigger picture, recognizing how a particular software solution meets an organization's larger goals. He holds several Microsoft SharePoint Technical Certifications.

    Location: Microsoft Office - 6th floor
    Sandwiches will be provided
    Please register for this event at: https://smartersharepointkc.eventbrite.com


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    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    6:00 PM
      

    Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)

  • With Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft has introduced Gulp and Bower. Bower is a package management tool for front end packages, and Gulp is a task management tool for dealing with our javascript files. In this session, Jon will introduce both of these tools and show you how to get started with their use.
    Speaker: Jonathan Mills (@jonathanfmills)
    Jon is a Director at Paige Technologies. With over 18 years of experience in Software Development and Management, Jon has led and built development teams in a wide range of environments from small start-ups to large scale financial institutions. As a skilled mentor and international speaker, Jon has the opportunity to promote positive management practices and solid development practices to developers and managers in a wide variety of situations.
    As Director of Research and Development at Paige Technologies, Jon has the opportunity to help companies identify and track trends in the technology community and understand how that will impact their business. Jon has the ability to work with our clients' developers to equip them with the skill necessary to meet the changing demands of their customers.
    Sponsor: APEX

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    Tuesday, July 28, 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, July 28, 2015

    7:00 PM

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  • We'll work in teams to quickly solve a given micro problem. What problem you ask? That depends on what we decide as a group, lean coffee style.
    Look forward to seeing you there,
    Joe

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    When & Where
      
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015
    3:00-4:30pm
      


    Johnson County Community College
    12345 College Blvd.
    Regnier Center 270
    Overland Park, KS 66210
     
    Hello all!
     
    Are you struggling to maintain service levels and keep up with calls and emails?
     
    Please join us as we begin to navigate through the self-service highway. Kelly Doherty and Diana Poettgen will share their successful journey toward self-service, presenting valuable tips for the creation and maintenance of a support portal.
      
    If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at communications@heartland.org.
     
    If you are interested, please Register Now and add this event to your calendar. 


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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 hacking 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 -- first Mondays only)  7:45 - Wrap up - get project updates


    Location: Community Room on the South side of the building.
    Please RSVP so that we know how many snacks & drinks to bring.
    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).
    On first Mondays, 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.
    Connect with Us:
    • 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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