Telling Our Side of the Story through Social Media: SMCKC September Pro Lunch
September 16 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Come hear how the American Royal team is using social media when the local press isn’t always the most positive.
Jeremy Povenmire, director of sales and marketing for the American Royal, will share great examples of what has worked for them.
As an added bonus, we will be drawing from attendees for two passes to the American Royal World Series of Barbecue.
 
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Monday, September 14, 2015 3:00 PM


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  • Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

    901 Massachusetts Ave Nw, Washington, DC (map)
    38.903320 -77.024864

  • Pivotal and No Fluff Just Stuff bring you SpringOne 2GX 2015, a one-of-a-kind conference for application developers, solution and data architects: people who develop business applications, create multi-device aware web applications, process vast quantities of enterprise data, design cloud architectures, and manage high performance infrastructure. The sessions are specifically tailored for Developers and Architects using the popular open source Spring IO Projects, Groovy & Grails, Cloud Foundry, RabbitMQ, Redis, Geode, Hadoop and Tomcat technologies. Whether you're building mission-critical web or business applications, crunching huge amounts of distributed data, or designing the next killer cloud application, SpringOne2GX will keep you up to date with the latest enterprise technology.
    https://springone2gx.com/

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  • Think Big Coworking

    1712 Main St. 2nd Floor, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • Bring your laptop. This is for anyone interested in coding to all get together and work independently. If you have a problem, you can ask the other people for help or guidance. All skill levels are welcome. All we ask is that you want to learn to code.

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    Next up, UXPAKC Interactive Series (after Labor Day):  At “The Nerdery,” in downtown KC, Monday September 14th for “Designing for People, Data, and Ecosystems” with Steven Hoober.  “We like to think phones are flat slabs of glass our users touch, but it's not entirely true. Everything we design and build exists as a part of an ecosystem, the physical and digital environment in which the user perceives and uses it. We'll discuss how to use technology to build products and services—not just apps and websites—for your business and users.”  This is interactive, so bring along a current or recently-completed project, or a favorite (or least favorite) tool you use day to day to work on.  See you at 5:45!  Get your tickets here:  


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    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    6:30 PM

  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)
  • Enter from the back (north side) of the building. Nearby parking lots are private but there should be plenty of street parking.
  • Does managing state in your single page app seem harder than it should be? Do you suffer from transclusion confusion? Ryan Doll will dive into Ember.js and learn why many developers have fallen in love with a framework that focuses on convention rather than configuration.

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    Friday, September 4, 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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  • TranSystems Corporation

    2400 Pershing Rd Ste 400, Kansas City, MO (map)
  • Dan Wancura will be giving a talk on how he used R predictive analytics software to analyze data involving Community Gardens in the KC area. This should be a very interesting topic, especially if you are looking to incorporate a "no-cost" software solution to data statistics into your spatial software ansenal!

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  • Garmin

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

  • Transforming into Cloud Native
    Are you in the business of building/maintaining platforms or building/updating software for your business? 
    Are you in search of a highly automated cloud native platform that supports the entire application life-cycle and provides a real continuous delivery pipeline (testing, build, release and automation)?
    Are you willing to adopt new strategies, technologies and embark on cultural changes to accomplish your goals?
    If so, then Cloud Native should be a foundational element of your development strategy. 
    A cloud native platform is composed of several layers (Frameworks, Runtimes & Operations) that span & support the entire life-cycle of an application from development to production.
    Microservices based on 12 Factor, container orchestration, infrastructure automation and multi-cloud portability with continuous delivery are just a few of the attributes of a "Cloud Native" platform.
    Come hear first hand from subject matter expert Jamie OMeara from Pivotal on why the Cloud Native Platform is important and he will share some industry based transformations utilizing Cloud Foundry. In this session you will learn what does Cloud Native consist of, how to transform to enable Cloud Native and the benefits from this approach.

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    Thursday, September 3, 2015

    5:00 PM

  • Fox & Hound English Pub/Grille

    10428 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS (map)

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  • Centriq

    8700 State Line Rd. Suite 200, Leawood, KS (map)
  • Ray will talk about good practices regarding database design.  He will also talk about database normalization.  Then those principles will be put into practice as a small application is described and designed, and the tables underlying the application are built from scratch.  Finally, the supporting stored procedures for all CRUD operations will be coded.



    Ray Harris Mini-Bio:

    Ray has been in the IT industry for over 20 years. He has functioned as a software analyst, developer, project manager and software architect in the transportation arena; mutual fund financial services arena; health provider and insurance arena; mechanical engineering arena; video, voice and data cable provider arena; and most recently, the IT Benchmarking arena. Ray has experience in all areas of software development and architecture including COBOL/DB2 batch data processing, client server data processing and internet web applications in both the Microsoft .NET and Java/J2EE environments. He was the project leader for several conversions on the mutual fund data processing environment of DST Systems, including the Russell Funds (a $2.4 Trillion Investment firm) - creator of the Russell 2000 Index. Ray has experience as the lead java architect on the Suddenlink Inc. (a 1.4 million customer cable company) Customer Selfcare Portal system, and the ITHC Benchmarking system. He was also the technical lead on several other projects: the Wells Dairy Blue Bunny ice cream website, the Burger King restaurant management portal, the HNTB (a $4 Billion Mechanical Enginering firm) Engineering Sales/Marketing/Project management website, the Simon Malls vendor/partner management website, and the QWEST circuit pricing project. Ray graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematical Sciences. Ray received his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1990 from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.  Currently, Ray is consulting for Balance Point Corp., is a part owner of an IT Benchmarking company, teaches at Penn Valley Community College, and owns his own consulting company.

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  • Garmin International

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

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    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    7:00 PM

  • Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)

  • KCDesignCore is kicking off the "back to school" season with an evening of creativity boot camp, featuring KC's own six-time author, Stefan Mumaw, and a session affectionately called "Becoming an Idea Witchdoctor."
    About the session:
    We live in an on-demand world. Microwaves cook 4-course meals in 30 seconds. We can call space from our pockets. Even flu shots have drive-thru lanes. As creatives, we're expected to pull mind-blowing ideas out of thin air at the drop of a hat and we're asked to do it every day. It's impossible, right? What if it wasn't. Creative Boot Camp author Stefan Mumaw will show you how. He'll whimsically illustrate each line of the 3-part spell for generating quality ideas quickly and provide the blueprint to repeatable idea harvesting. From comedy improv rituals to problem design remedies, attendees will leave with heads shrinking, minds spinning and medicine bags brimming with all the tools necessary to become an idea witchdoctor.
    About the presenter: Stefan Mumaw is the Director of Creative Strategy at Hint, a Kansas City creative content & experience design shop. He has authored six books, the most recent being Creative Boot Camp, a 30-day crash course on creativity. Previously, he authored Chasing the Monster Idea, co-authored Caffeine for the Creative Team and Caffeine for the Creative Mind with Wendy Lee Oldfield, as well as Redesigning Websites and Simple Websites. He has spoken at numerous creative industry gatherings over the years and been known to embarrass himself and those around him if given the opportunity.



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    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    6:00 PM

  • Stowers Institute

    1000 E 50th St, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.036270 -94.574936

  • Enter through the garage, past security and take a right.
  • In September, Joseph will return to give a talk on using Oauth2 in your projects to connect to remote web services.
    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.
    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
    Joseph - Demystifying OAuth2: an understandable way to approach connecting to other systems
    7:00pm (ish) - Hack night
    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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    Thursday, September 3, 2015

    5:00 PM

  • Fox & Hound English Pub/Grille

    10428 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS (map)

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    Tuesday, September 1, 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 and networking happen organically at these meetings, don't miss out!

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  • TranSystems Corporation

    2400 Pershing Rd Ste 400, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • Dan Wancura will be giving a talk on how he used R predictive analytics software to analyze data involving Community Gardens in the KC area. This should be a very interesting topic, especially if you are looking to incorporate a "no-cost" software solution to data statistics into your spatial software ansenal!

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    To register for this event and provide an accurate count for the evening's sponsor, please visit www.agilekc.org

    Meeting Topic:   A conversation about getting people engaged in an Agile transformation.

    Meeting Description:
    Rob Kraft asked about this topic at a recent Agilehood KC event and thought it might be of interest to the group at large.  This month's meeting won't follow the model of a speaker presenting their thoughts or ideas.  Rather it will be about you all, the community, sharing what has and has not worked for your teams.  

    Rob has offered to facilitate the discussion and describes his thoughts on the upcoming meeting as follows:
    "I would like to facilitate a discussion of ideas about how to get people engaged in an agile transformation.  I won't be bringing the answers, but I will be bringing questions.  I'd like to do some general brainstorming, and then perhaps focus on a few specific questions like:
    ·         Is culture preventing our transformation?  If so, how can we change it?
    ·         What communication and feedback is right, and what communication and feedback is wrong?
    ·         How can we motivate employees to embrace the agile manifesto?
    ·         I want to lead a self-organizing team but my team won't self-organize, what can I do?
    ·         How can I communicate vision clearly?  What tools, techniques, and processes can we use to do this?
    ·         Our retrospectives are stale with no new suggestions for process changes.  Does that mean we have achieved the perfect process?
    I'm hoping we can all learn from the experiences of each other and leave with some ideas to inject new vigor into our organizations.
     
    I am a software development architect and project manager.  Our team currently uses a Kanban approach and our team fills the board with new tasks every two weeks and we release packaged software every six months.  I have been writing software professionally since 1988 and have strong technical skills that I still use daily.  Our software is developed mostly using the Microsoft stack, with a new front end being developed using AngularJs and SQL Server or Oracle.  We use LeanKit Kanban for progress boards along with a few bug tracking systems."


    This will be a great way to share and learn insights from the community at large.  If you have questions or something to share please join us on the 27!


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  • Sprint Accelerator

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

  • Upstairs Room -- Enter on North side of building, ring buzzer if no one is at the door
  • Plug into what's been going on in civic tech in Kansas City on Monday, August 31, from 6-8pm when the Code for KC Brigade presents its HackKC Midpoint Roundup!
    Join us upstairs in the big room at the Sprint Accelerator for pizza and geeking out as we hear progress reports from teams who participated in HackKC: The National Day of Civic Hacking hackathon this past June.
    We'll also welcome people from the community with ideas for technology projects to come pitch their ideas.
    Meet the Teams
    Since the HackKC hackathon in June, six teams have been working hard at our weekly Hack Night to develop apps that citizens of Kansas City will use to enhance the way they interact with their local government and communities around them. These teams include:
    SafeAssist: Emergency response app for police and other first responders to access info about the scene of an emergency before they arrive.
    CommunityKC: Visualization and management tool for community-based projects
    People Hub: Gamified app to acknowledge and to reward brigade member contributions, to keep everyone in the loop, to encourage team collaboration.
    N-hood Dashboard: working to help neighborhoods help themselves by giving them easy access to useful data to allow them to identify and track problem areas in their neighborhood.
    Parcel Assessment Tool: a tool that can be used to create more transparency in land ownership, zoning and entitlements for specified sites.
    Storefront Street Tree: allowing business owners to more easily plant trees in treewells outside their businesses
    Learn more about the projects at http://codeforkc.org/
    Meeting Format
    6:00-6:30 - Arrivals, Networking, Pizza
    6:30 - 7:30 - Project Presentations 
    7:30-7:40 - New Project Pitches 7:40-8:00 - Project Fair

    Hackers Wanted: No Experience Necessary
    Each team is planning for a November -- and they need your help! At this event, each team will talk about what they need help with, could be design work, coding, UX, writing, collecting data, or something on the back end. Whether you’re a veteran coder, a rookie hacker, or someone with no coding experience but just wants to help, come on down and plug into a team. You’ll learn something new and make new friends!


    Pitch Your Civic Tech Idea
    Got an idea for an app to make Kansas City better? This is your chance to pitch your idea to the entire Brigade and its network. Before you come, please submit your idea using this
    Project Submission Form
    . If you have questions, contact Paul Barham, paulbarham@codeforamerica.org.


    Please RSVP so that we know how many snacks & drinks to bring.


    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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  • Plaza Public Library

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

  • The large conference room.
  • Your business is your life. You started it because you had a talent to share with the world. But it doesn’t take long to realize you can’t do it all. Marianne Worthington, team architect for Work Warrior and speaker at WordCampKC 2015, will share tips and tricks on what work you should be delegating to others, and how to find the perfect contractor that will ensure you get the biggest bang for your buck. More importantly, she will go over how you can find people that will buy into the vision of your business, and help you grow it. There is too much competition out there to waste time on people who aren’t a perfect match for you OR your business. Space is limited, so RSVP now!
    Marianne's Bio: I love super hero shirts, sequins, selfies and exclamation points! I am also the founder of Work Warrior LLC, a company that helps small business owners build highly functional teams by empowering their employees to become self sufficient.For over a decade I’ve been fortunate enough to build teams that have exceeded benchmarks, saved client relationships, increased sales…done things most thought were impossible. By focusing on the tangible aspect of team building I have helped teams make the seemingly impossible. In 2010 I received my Master’s in Organizational Development from Avila University.

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    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    7:00 PM
      

    Johnny's Tavern North

    410 N Second, Lawrence, KS (map)
    38.978490 -95.235254


  • 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 and networking happen organically at these meetings, don't miss out!

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    Friday, August 28, 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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  • Think Big Coworking

    1712 Main Street #200, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • Thanks to Minted for hosting this meetup.
    Creating WSGI Middleware: WSGI is the standard interface web servers use to speak to Python web applications. Understanding how WSGI works and the lifecycle of a request offers more control over the finer details of how your application responds. A WSGI middleware can sit between any number of Python frameworks and your server to provide a little extra goodness, whether it's logging, special headers, or other application-specific needs.

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    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    6:30 PM
      

    Red Nova Labs

    4830 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, KS (map)
     


  • **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 Brianna Privett as she discusses the extensible power of custom post types. Brianna Privett is the founder of TechnoSiren and a front-end developer for WebDevStudios. She’s been building websites and applications since 1996 and developing for WordPress since 2005. She lives on a small farm with her family, a bunch of animals, and a greenhouse with killer wi-fi.
    For anyone needing a primer beforehand, here are a few resources to get you started:
    • http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-create-custom-post-types-in-wordpress/
    • http://www.wpsquared.com/beginners-guide-to-custom-post-types/
    • http://inspirationalpixels.com/tutorials/wordpress-custom-post-types-and-taxonomies-for-beginners
    Networking begins at 6:30 and the presentation begins at 7:00.

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  • Enterprise Center of Johnson County

    4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway Suite 350B, Fairway, KS (map)
  • [If you are a recruiter or an employer, and wishing to attend, please RSVP directly to Kunjan Shah.]  
    Amit Jain and Kevin Peck will talk about using vector based graphics in your iOS and Android applications. We will discuss advantages (and some disadvantages) of using vector graphics over raster graphics and tools to create them. We will see how to use them in place of PNGs for a more manageable and cleaner asset catalog in your applications.
    Please note ECJC's new location!
    Agenda
    6:00-6:30 - Networking and Socializing
    6:30-7:30 - Presentation
    7:30-8:00 - Follow-up discussions
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    Sponsors
    This month Dynatrace 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.
    We help you deliver at the moment it counts. And today, every digital moment and every touch point is vital to your business. Revenue, loyalty and brand image hinge on application performance, and Dynatrace gives you the application insights you need to achieve digital success. No other company can match our experience and depth of knowledge: More than 800 of the field’s top engineers and application performance experts contribute to our industry leading products, assuring customer value and driving innovation. Dynatrace optimizes every digital moment by enabling you to:
    - Proactively spot and solve application performance issues before users are impacted.  - Speed new applications and enhancements to market with DevOps functionality.
    - Pinpoint root-causes and optimize critical applications.

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    This month Enterprise Center of Johnson County is sponsoring the location for this meetup. The Enterprise Center in Johnson County is a non-profit organization that connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow and scale.
    We select local entrepreneurs in their early stages of development and provide them with support, financial education, mentoring, consulting and affordable work space to position them for venture development and commercialization.
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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!  

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    Incredible momentum is building with Compute Midwest (Oct 22nd/23rd), as we've already announced 10 world class speakers from SpaceX..to Self Driving car experts & more (http://www.computemidwest.com)

    We're SUPER excited that Stephen Wolfram (Founder, Wolfram Alpha) will be speaking, as well as Jenny Lawton (Former CEO, Makerbot)!! There are many more to announce - so stay tuned. :)

    Our initial batch of 2 for 1 tickets SOLD OUT , however - due to demand, we'll be releasing another LIMITED batch NEXT MONDAY at 9am. This is a chance to save $400 and bring a friend. Go to the email subscribe box on our site (http://computemidwest.com/#tix) and be the first to get a discount code emailed to you Monday morning!

    Lastly, we have 2 inspiring stories to share from The Disruption Institute that you'll love! :)

    One included a courageous soldier who served in Afghanistan and the other....a Mom who's helping to create a new future for her family.

    They might give you hope if you're the type of person who feels "stuck".

    Both are below my signature.

    Thanks so much for being part of the community,
    Michael Gelphman
    Founder / Compute Midwest / The Disruption Institute


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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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    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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    Village Square

    4436 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
     


  • THIS IS A PAID EVENT PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE
    Sherry Turner, Women's Capital Connection

    Sherry's effect on Kansas City-area business can be seen through the lives of the hundreds of businesswomen each year whom she helps find jobs, start businesses, get financing or invest in other businesses.

    Turner is executive director of the Women’s Business Center, founder of OneKC For Women, president of the Women’s Employment Network and founder of the Women’s Capital Connection. She also is leading the fundraising effort for the new KC Regional Micro Loan Program.

    Previously, Sherry was the director of small business and entrepreneurship at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce from 2000-2005.
    Agenda
    6:00 Networking and Food
    7:00 Fireside Chat
    8:00 Networking
    Hosted By Adam Arredondo, Kansas City Chapter Director

    Adam has founded several startups and is an active co-leader of the Kansas City Startup Village in the first neighborhood in the world to get Google Fiber. Currently, Adam is Director of Entrepreneurship & Co-founder of CEED, an organization focused on activating entrepreneurs. He was appointed to the Mayor’s Challenge Cabinet. As a result of all these efforts, he has developed strong connections in the local civic and startups communities.
    Email: adam@ceedthefuture.com | Twitter: @kcdondo
    Global Partners
    Google for Entrepreneurs Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.
    Local Partners
    Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs Joseph Bisogno started out running a lemonade stand when he was 6, bought an ice cream truck at 18 and later purchased a gas station. In 1989, Bisogno started Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas ®. after nearly 10 years of experience with the McDonald's Corp. The first Mr. Goodcents ® franchised location opened just 2 years later, and there are now more than 80 franchised restaurants nationwide.
    Startland News Startland News is a digital publication, covering Kansas City’s startup and entrepreneurial community. **EXCLUSIVE MEDIA PARTNER** Startup Grind KC is closed to other media publications.
    CEED CEED is committed to activating entrepreneurs, building a pipeline of innovative talent and strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas City.
    Upcoming events you should attend!
    Kansas City hosts Marcelo Claure Sprint 23rd of September 2015
    Kansas City hosts Keith Molzer Flyover Capital 14th of October 2015
    What is Startup Grind?
    Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 150 cities and 65 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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    Oakwood Systems

    Office 365 is Easy.
    That's Not Exactly True.
    Learn about the not-so-perfect aspects of Office 365. We'll provide deep insight and real-world experiences and solutions:

    • The "journey to the Cloud"
    • Email Migrations
    • Performance considerations on global perspective
    • Presenting documents
    • Bandwidth

    FRI, AUG 28 | 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
    Join us for our monthly breakfast series with complimentary Coffee, Kolaches and Cloud insights.
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    Please RSVP – First come First Server
     
    LOCATION: The EBS GROUP – Enter on the west side of the Bldg, 11320 W79th St., Lenexa, KS
    Date: Aug 26th    Time: 06:30 – 08:30 PM
    TITLE :: ASK THE EXPERT ABOUT AGILE – Questions From The Attendees
    SPEAKER :: Kay Harper
     
    DESCRIPTION ::
    Agile and Lean development practices are increasingly in demand, not only globally but locally. Curious about what is it like to work on an Agile team? Why are Agile/Lean teams, principles and practices getting so much attention these days? What would be different if you took "the plunge" and joined an Agile/Lean team? This session is designed as an interactive session, scripted by you the participants, focused specifically on providing answers to the questions you have.
     
    Mini-Bio :
    A member of the International Coaching Federation and graduate of Organizational Relationship and Systems Coaching (ORSC). Kay is also a founding member of Agilehood KC and a long-standing member of Agile KC and the KC Project Management Institute chapter. She holds a Project Management Institute certification as an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and ICAgile certification as a Certified Agile Team Coach (ICP-TC). She is also a Scaled Agile Framework Certified Consultant (SAFe CSP) and a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrummaster (CSM).
     
    Please RSVP if you are coming – Meeting room capacity 12 Attendees.
    If you wish to be taken off this eMail list please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the Subject line.
     
     
    John J Krzysztow "John K"
    President/CEO AVERA


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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 25, 2015

    6:30 PM

    Sprint Accelerator

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


  • Enter through the 19th Terrace door. Nearby parking lots are private but there should be plenty of street parking.
  • Jeremy Mason will talk about the powerful new features of Angular 2.0 during this introduction and overview.

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  • Google Fiber Space Lounge

    1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • This month GDG Kansas City is kicking off a new initiative here in Kansas City called Women Techmakers KC (WTM-KC). This event will feature the women of Kansas City metro area who have influenced the KC technology community and how you can become involved!
    At this meet up:
    • Introductions
    • Building a Technology Community - Rachel Merlo
    •  Why women in technology should pay attention to Virtual Reality - Sarah Hill
    • Lightning talks
    Looking forward to seeing all of you there! We will also be celebrating that Kim Beasley has been selected to be the Leader of WTM-KC.
    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, August 25, 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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    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    6:00 PM

  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, MO (map)
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  • Join us for the first Kansas City Splunk Users group!
    Pizza and refreshments will be provided.
    Agenda:
    • Randy Moreau of Sirius - Splunk Partner
    • Tech Talk (Charlie Huggard – Cerner)
    • Experience Story
    • Deep Dive (Charlie Huggard – Cerner)
    • Discussions & Social
    Have Ideas for a Topic you are interested in or interested in presenting? 
  • http://www.meetup.com/Splunk-Meetups/events/224607254/


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    WHAT
     
    Smarter SharePoint
    KC User Group
     
     
    WHEN
     
    Tuesday
    August 25, 2015
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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    WHERE
     
    Microsoft Office
    Corporate Woods
    10801 Mastin Blvd 6th Floor
    Overland Park, KS, 66210
     
    Building Constant Employee Engagement on Your Site
    Hear why, when and how to go social within your own enterprise. See how to be a collaboration coach and learn what works and what doesn't so you don't repeat the same mistakes. Also learn how to keep employees contributing and engaged on your enterprise social network for the long term.
     >> REGISTER HERE<<


    Marjie Goodman has a decade of corporate communications and enterprise digital communications channel management at a Fortune 300 company. Marjie led the companywide intranet, designing a social home page news community via an iterative design process supported by ongoing usability sessions. She also led the enterprise research and strategy for internal social applications and launched an enterprise social pilot at her former employer with measureable results on key KPIs.

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


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