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  • TranSystems Corporation

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

  • See Directions info below!
  • Hi GeoDevKC'ers!
    In this meetup we'll take a deep dive into Data Analysis with maps in Tableau Public. This will roughly be a condensed version of the 4 hour short training class I'm giving at MAGIC 2016. We'll analyze data and use maps to represent the results in Tableau Public using four different approaches. If you are interested in Tableau, Data Analytics or just into using maps to represent data, you'll enjoy this topic!
    Hope to see you there!
    Ron
    Directions: 
    Travel to TranSystems in Crown Center, Just park in the parking lot at 2400 Pershing Road. The parking lot entrance is on the north side. Just go in front of the West Crown Center hotel, keep going east to McGee Street. McGee runs into the parking garage.
    Go in to parking garage, take a ticket if you have to (don't forget to get it validated by the TranSystem's Receptionist!), but parking is free after 6pm.
    Then park on either the GOLD or ORANGE level. Just look for the big 2400 white numbers on the GOLD wall or ORANGE wall. Next to the 2400 Numbers are the elevators.
    Take the elevators to the 4th floor.
    That is TranSystems front desk, our meeting in behind the front desk in the Union Station Conference Room. 
    Please do not forget to see the receptionist to get you parking ticket validated!
    Should be a great meetup, see you then!

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    Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    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, April 5, 2016

    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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    Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    6:00 PM
      

    Hammerspace

    440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO (map)
     


  • This is a meet-up night for HammerSpace members that focuses on programming, soldering, Arduino or Raspberry Pi builds, Linux projects, robotics, 3D printers, and anything else tech related. Bring in your project to work on or just to show off to other tech-minded members.
    We do not have any group learning activities planned at the moment, but we might have some for future Tech Tuesday nights after we figure out what people are interested in doing. These meet-ups are free for members of Hammerspace unless we have an organized group activity you want to participate in (such as soldering a provided electronics kit, etc)
    We hope these meet-up nights bring our more tech-minded members together to network, socialize, and collaborate with each other, much like our art-minded members do during our Art Jam nights.

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    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    6:30 PM

  • Think Big Partners

    1712 Main St, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • http://thinkbigpartners.com/ We'll be on the main floor at the top of the staircase.
  • Hey all! Our next KCVR meetup will be at Think Big Partners located in downtown KCMO on April 20. Think Big is a co-working space and accelerator that is dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation. We're so grateful that they will host us for this event and we hope that you'll all enjoy it as well.
    At the event, we'll talk about all of the exciting news in the VR world, discuss different ideas, and answer any questions that anyone might have about the exciting new technology. We'll also have demos with the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift CV1, Leap Motion, and Gear VR.
    This is going to be a really great opportunity for anyone who hasn't had the opportunity to experience different VR products as well as anyone who wants to talk to other developers about different ideas and projects.
    We hope to see you there!
    Steve & Andrew

    Follow the group on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KCVRGroup for VR news and announcements.
    Contact me at sbiegun@pulsedesigngroup.com if you have any questions or concerns!

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    Please register for the next (ISC)² Kansas City Chapter Meeting and plan to attend the first Wednesday of the month-April 6th!  Registering will help us plan accordingly for meeting space, chairs and refreshments.
    Register Now at Eventbrite:
    Chapter Meeting Details:
    • When: Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 (The first Wednesday of every month)
    • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Where: THE CAVES!  Cavern Technologies Phase 4
    • Address: 17501 W 98th St #856, Lenexa, Kansas 66219
    • Format:  Round table, interactive discussion with security professionals from many different industries, tech companies and organizations, from upper management to operators who have many diverse experiences.  We invite knowledgeable and expert members and guests to facilitate and keep the discussion moving along and on-task.
    • Topic: Security and Risk executives face a stream of constant challenges from multiple vectors.  Making sense of how to respond to the various challenges can become a confusing and unmanageable nightmare.  In this session, Scott will address his top ten list for what keeps the CISO up at night, what some experts predict, and some practical requirements for finding the right enabling technology.

      • Scott Ferguson leads the global Risk and Security Consulting Practice for ServiceNow.   Previously he was a Governance, Risk, and Compliance Consultant providing guidance to organizations implementing technologies for adhering to regulations, standards, and security frameworks.  Prior to his time as a vendor, he spent over 18 years as a practitioner.  His primary focus was on Business Continuity, Capacity Planning, Change Management, Service Management, enabling technologies, and a Control Framework.  His experience spans multiple industries, including, financial, insurance, technology, and consumer products.
    Come prepared with your experiences, questions, and your security concerns that you wish to bring before a host of like-minded security professionals.


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    We’re a community constantly changing perceptions, sharing ideas, and coming together to make things beautiful and functional. Simply put, KC is a great place for creative businesses to get started. KCDW 2016 is all about planting your flag and being part of the design community shaping a unique KC creative culture.
    Join us Apr. 7–16 to experience a week of exciting events that will inspire you to take the next step in your creative journey.
    Kansas City Design Week is presented by the Center for Architecture & Design, a collective of professional design organizations and institutions working together to impact our community with design discourse, thinking and solutions.
     


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    On behalf of the conference planning committee, we invite you to join us at the 2016 KC IT Symposium. As the host and driving force behind this unique conference we are confident you will find your experience to be beneficial through the information you received, the relationships generated, and exciting keynote lineup.
    It is our goal to create an event that provides an unprecedented opportunity for our region’s IT leadership to gather and explore new ways to maintain a competitive advantage in a global economy and allow collaboration across the region's Information Technology population. Additionally, it is the goal of the conference committee to create an event which celebrates Information Technology’s achievement and innovation taking place all around us in the corporate, government, and academia sector. 
    With annual participation of this event expected to top over 500 IT executives representing over 150 of the region’s top IT organizations, you can’t afford to miss this premier IT event.
     


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    Tuesday, April 12, 2016

    7:00 PM

  • BalancePoint

    9201 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Shashank Daté - mruby
    mruby is the lightweight implementation of the Ruby language complying to (part of) the ISO standard. Its syntax is Ruby 1.9 compatible. It can be easily embedded within C/C++ applications and the resulting binary can be executed on resource constrained devices. In this talk, Shashank will demonstrate the process of building mruby from source, with a few examples of embedding and running small applications on Raspberry Pi Zero. We will also see how it compares with Lua.

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    Monday, April 4, 2016

    4:00 PM

  • Blue Moose

    4160 W 71st Street, Praire Village, KS (map)
     

  • First meeting is in the books and thank you to those that attended.  While having a cocktail or two, we will discuss future meetings and agendas.  Had a great suggestion last meeting to have people share the tools and applications they are using to help make them selves effective, so will be looking for someone to host a meeting where we can present.
    Focus this meeting will be to continue to help everyone build out their network.
    Look forward to seeing everyone next month!

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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
    • Join us on Slack: slackinvite.me/to/codeforkc
    Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham: captain@codeforkc.org.
    Code For Kansas City presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy.

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  • Centriq Training

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

  • Adobe XD is made for fast, fluid UX design with innovative tools that eliminate speed bumps and deliver breakthrough performance. Switch from design to prototype in a single click. Quickly create wireframes and visual designs, preview changes in real time, and share prototypes with your team for instant feedback. And it's just the beginning, according to Adobe — they say there will be new features every month in the Preview Release.
    Join us Tuesday night, April 5, as Canadian author, speaker, and all-around awesome guy Tom Green shows us what's in the preview release of AdobeXD (currently only available for Mac, with Windows version slated later in the year). 
    Tom will join us live from Canada and respond to our group's questions as he goes, but we'll also try to record the presentation in case you can't make it.
    I'll have the XD preview installed on my Mac to show you in person as well.
    Project Comet is no more, and Adobe XD is the new name for this product. Find out how it works, and get in on the preview!
    Tom Green is Professor of Interactive Multimedia at Humber College's School of Media & Information Technology in Toronto. He's the author of over 12 Flash and motion graphics books, including his latest, Foundation Adobe Edge Animate, for friends of ED. Tom is also a member of the international Adobe Education Leaders group and is a longtime member of the Adobe Community Professionals group. He has done sessions on a variety of topics, ranging from Flash video to the art of the interactive storyteller, at a variety of international conferences, including Adobe MAX, FITC, NAB, and D2WC. Tom is also active in the educational community and regularly addresses students and faculty at seminars across China and North America, and has spoken at a number of educational conferences, including the Sloan-C/MERLOT Emerging Technologies conference and the DELS Forum sponsored by the University of Wisconsin.
    See you Tuesday night, April 5th at Centriq. Bring a friend!

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    Wednesday, March 30, 2016
    6:00 PM
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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.
  • Join us for our March 2016 meetup in partnership with TechrIoT!
    We are excited to introduce Tim Sylvester, Founder & CEO of Integrated Roadways, discussing the future of technology based roadway infrastructure in his presentation, "Integrated Roadways - Infrastructure of the Future".
    About Tim Sylvester:
    Tim Sylvester is an Electrical & Computer Engineer, Project Manager, Bloch E-Scholar, Techweek LaunchKC grant recipient, ENR-Midwest “Top 20 under 40” honoree, EDC-KC Cornerstone Award recipient, and Kauffman “Entrepreneurial All-Star”. Tim has more than a decade of experience in construction, including residential, commercial, and infrastructure, spanning labor, design, engineering, and management, and has performed multiple research projects for the National Science Foundation. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Kansas City Star, Kansas City Business Journal, and numerous local, regional, and online publications. 
    About Integrated Roadways:
    Integrated Roadways is changing the way we build roads by using precast, factory built longer lasting modular panels that can facilitate embedded sensors.
    5:45-6:00 PM: Networking
    6:00-6:15 PM: Welcome/Updates
    6:15-7:15 PM:"Integrated Roadways - Infrastructure of the Future"
    7:15-7:30 PM: Wrap up/Networking
    See you all at the meetup!

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    April Professional Lunch is next week
    How to Make Social Videos Like Google 
    April 6 | 11:30 a.m.
    RSVP today to learn more about how you can create more powerful content, stand out online and see more results from your social efforts. It’s time to start building little videos with BIG impact. In this hands-on training session with StoryLab, you’ll learn how to produce three types of videos that have become social media staples for big brands like Google, on a small brand budget with your smartphone. 
    Register Now


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    April Breakfast is THIS FRIDAY
    Hostess Snacks Opening Day
    Touchdown Success
    April 1 | 7:30 a.m.
    Tickets are almost sold out for this event. The Hostess social marketing team (powered by Bernstein-Rein Advertising) will present its award-winning Opening Day Touchdown tweet, how they did it and what you can take away to use with your team. The BR team will also present several other successful Hostess campaigns recently launched.
    This event is generously sponsored by the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication
    Register Now


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  • The Well Bar-Grill-Rooftop

    7421 Broadway, Kansas City, MO (map)
    38.993457 -94.594214

  • http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4baaae22a6fa7-second
  • You MUST register to attend!
    Please join Society of Women Engineers of Kansas City with American Society of Civil Engineers,IISE, JEC, Kansas City Women in Technology, National Association of Women in Construction, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and WTS Thursday April 14th from 5:45 p.m.  to  8:00 p.m. at The Waldo Well for our Second Annual Joint STEM Organization Networking Night. Members of the organizations are invited to attend. Appetizers will be provided and door prizes will be raffled off. Please RSVP for planning purposes. Hope to see you there!

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    Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    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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  • Stowers Institute

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

  • This will be a meeting devoted to getting our dev environments set up, seeking help on our code, and showing off our code. Bring an open, curious mind and be ready for getting something done!
    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 - Lightning Talk: Last Month in PHP
    6:30pm - 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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  • Google Fiber Space Lounge

    1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • Learn how to create your first Android app!
    This free event is the first Study Jam session of 2016. Study Jams are the in-person and online events hosted around Google courses on Udacity. This year, we're starting with Android for Beginners.
    The Android for Beginners course is geared toward anyone, whether you're just starting to develop or you're an expert programmer, that wants to learn how to create apps on Android. There is a global online community of everyone participating in the Android for Beginners Study Jams as well a community of local participants in Kansas City metro area.
    We'll be hosting in-person sessions on three Saturdays starting on 3/12. At this session we'll go introducing Study Jams and the first lesson of the course. Facilitators will be available to answer any questions you don't know or problems that you're stuck on. At the second session on 3/19, we'll go over any questions or continue working together on lessons 2 and 3 as well as introduce the final projects. The final in-person session on 4/2 will be final project presentations.
    Between the in-person sessions, you're able to work on your own and ask questions to the Study Jams community. We'll be holding a few online Hangouts during the week for anyone that wants some more "face-to-face" interaction and answers to any questions before the next in-person session.
    Full schedule:
    Session 1:

    - Saturday, March 12th from 1:30 - 5pm
    - Doors open at 1 pm
    Session 2:
    - Saturday, March 19th from 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
    - Doors open at 9 am
    - Lunch included
    Session 3:
    - Saturday, April 2nd from 9:30 am - 1 pm
    - Doors open at 9 am
    - Lunch included
    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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    I created this two page calendar of national and local IT events, Kansas City Events, and events of interest to many in the IT audience.  I hope it helps you discover some activities to plan in the remainder of 2016!
     
     
    Rob Kraft


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    Staying up to date with the technology that runs your organization and ensures a secure environment for your data and infrastructure are critical to your business. INTERFACE helps you meet these needs by providing quality, vendor-neutral educational seminars, drawn from case studies and best practice examples from leaders in the field.
    At INTERFACE we know how important timely and accurate information is to those who work in the technology field, so our team works with the best technical minds in each market to develop sessions that are informative, offer solutions, and meet the needs of the local IT community.

    http://interfacetour.com/tour/kcm16/


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    THE MIDWEST'S PREMIER
    BIG DATA EVENT

    Hear from leading industry experts.
    Connect with peers from the region’s top companies.


    http://stampedecon.com/


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    ShowMeCon2016FlyerRev121615
     
    Conference Dates: June 13 & 14, 2016Pre-Con Training: June 8 – 12, 2016
    Event Venue: Ameristar Casino & Resort
    Monday Night Conference Party Theme – MOS EISLEY CANTINA!
    SHOWMECON. The name says it all. Known as the Show Me State, Missouri is home to St. Louis-based ethical hacking firm, Parameter Security, and security training company, Hacker University. Together, they are bringing you a one-of-a-kind event that will Show You the State of security from a unique perspective – the hacker’s viewpoint.
    Witness live hacks and mind-blowing presentations by professional hackers and cyber security ninjas. ShowMeCon pulls back the curtain and exposes how hackers are winning the war on physical and cyber security. By gaining insight into the mind hackers, you can better protect your networks and critical data.
    We’ll Show You at ShowMeCon!
     


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    Maker Faire Kansas City celebrates things people create themselves — from new technology and electronic gizmos to urban farming and “slow-made” foods to homemade clothes, quilts and sculptures. This family-friendly event demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making and creating. It brings together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Hackers, Scientists and Artists for a faire full of fun and inspiration. Come see what others are making and be inspired to tap into your own creativity!

    http://www.makerfairekc.com/


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    The Kansas City Developer Conference is pleased to announce our 8th annual event. The event is on the 22nd, 23rd & 24th of June, 2016 and will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center in downtown Kansas City. This event draws a large audience of new and experienced Developers, Project and Technology Managers from Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Oklahoma.
    The conference is a two-day, multi-track event that covers all aspects of software development, design and project management. We have speakers from all over the world who are industry experts that deliver both break-out sessions as well as hands-on workshops to further our attendee’s knowledge and understanding of the topics.
    The day before the main conference (the 22nd) is a "Precompiler" day. The precompilers are full and half-day, hands-on workshops on a specific subject. This day is additional cost from the main conference.
     


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    WordCamp Kansas City is in the early planning stages. In the meantime, you can subscribe to be notified when the site goes live, or contact the organizers to get involved.

    https://2016.kansascity.wordcamp.org/


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    1Week KC is a celebration connecting entrepreneurs throughout Kansas City highlighting key events each day of the week.

    http://www.kcsourcelink.com/1weekkc


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    We’re a community constantly changing perceptions, sharing ideas, and coming together to make things beautiful and functional. Simply put, KC is a great place for creative businesses to get started. KCDW 2016 is all about planting your flag and being part of the design community shaping a unique KC creative culture.
    Join us Apr. 7–16 to experience a week of exciting events that will inspire you to take the next step in your creative journey.
    Kansas City Design Week is presented by the Center for Architecture & Design, a collective of professional design organizations and institutions working together to impact our community with design discourse, thinking and solutions.
     


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    On behalf of the conference planning committee, we invite you to join us at the 2016 KC IT Symposium. As the host and driving force behind this unique conference we are confident you will find your experience to be beneficial through the information you received, the relationships generated, and exciting keynote lineup.
    It is our goal to create an event that provides an unprecedented opportunity for our region’s IT leadership to gather and explore new ways to maintain a competitive advantage in a global economy and allow collaboration across the region's Information Technology population. Additionally, it is the goal of the conference committee to create an event which celebrates Information Technology’s achievement and innovation taking place all around us in the corporate, government, and academia sector. 
    With annual participation of this event expected to top over 500 IT executives representing over 150 of the region’s top IT organizations, you can’t afford to miss this premier IT event.
     


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  • Hammerspace

    440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • 1/2 block east of Oak St. on 63rd St.
  • Every Thursday, the members of Hammerspace gather to socialize, network, and meet new members of the space. We welcome the community at large to come down during this time to explore the workshop, check out all of the tools, fabrication equipment and work space made available to HammerSpace members, and ask questions of our community of Hammerspace users.
    There is a concession stand and kids playroom available, and the evening is always the origin point of new and amazing creative ideas.
    Tours are led every 30 minutes for those curious about the tools and capabilities of the facility and staff. This is a free event, open to the public.

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    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    6:00 PM
      

    Sprint Accelerator - Community Space

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


  • Sprint Accelerator Community Space entrance is on W. 19th Terrace (south side of the building)
  • Networking begins at 6:00 and the presentation begins at 6:30.
    Message Camp: Crafting Your Key Message to Grow Advocates
    Your messaging, the words you use and how well they communicate your mission is the most important consideration for growing your advocate base. Online and in person, you must not only communicate the core of your purpose, you must also touch the heart and mind of your ideal advocate. In this 90 Minute workshop, you will learn how to craft a unifying, engaging and mobilizing message for all of your marketing and communication efforts. 
    About Mike Farag
    After years marketing and selling wireless, cable and software for names like Cox and Sprint, Mike realized there had to be a more vibrant model for making connections, a more satisfying narrative for the advertising life. At his core, Mike lives to tell stories that create social good. When his dissatisfaction with the corporate norm and his passion for doing good caught up to each other on a trip to Haiti, Fervor sprang to life. With Mike at the helm as an experienced brand strategist, savvy salesman and intuitive leader, Fervor is revolutionizing the craft of telling dynamic brand stories and helping organizations make a greater impact.

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    DST Systems

    1055 Broadway, Kansas City, MO (map)
     


  • This talk will walk through the explosion of data seen over the last half century and the varying database solutions that suited the volume and velocity of data at given points in time. We’ll take a high level look at the NoSQL market space and then discuss the architecture of modern distributed and cloud applications and focus on how DataStax Enterprise can help to reduce the complexity of these systems. We will then focus on how having search, analytics, and graph in direct communication with your transactional workload further simplifies development of enterprise applications. Lastly we will discuss Cassandra, which powers DataStax Enterprise, and enables us to achieve linear scalability and high availability across multiple geographies.

    Speaker Bio:
    Mitch Henderson is a field engineer for DataStax which offers a battle-tested, Cassandra Powered enterprise platform for Cloud Applications. Mitch’s background is rooted in DevOps roles mostly focused on inserting new technologies into the enterprise. Before joining DataStax Mitch played **integral roles** at Thompson Reuters and CenturyLink where he built large-scale deployments, planned auditing services, and was a key player doing financial data delivery with a focus on quality, maintainability, stability and scalability.

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    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    6:00 PM

  • Hammerspace

    440 E 63rd St, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • The folks at the Hammerspace Community Workshop have invited us out to their Tech Tuesday event on April 19th, free of charge!  So join us for an evening of socialization with other tech-minded makers, and an opportunity to check out the Hammerspace facilities and community.
    You are welcome and encouraged to bring along demos of current or past projects to show off, anything from small hobby projects you're currently tinkering with to larger finished group efforts that you were proud to contribute to.
    Food and drinks (including alcohol) are welcome, so feel free to bring dinner with you.
    Hammerspace's parallel Meetup event:  Tech Tuesdays: KC Video Game Developers

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    Smarter SharePoint KC User Group: Where Smart People Go To Talk About SharePoint

     
    WHAT
     
    Smarter SharePoint
    KC User Group
     
     
    WHEN
     
    Tuesday
    March 29, 2016
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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    WHERE
     
    Microsoft Office
    Corporate Woods
    10801 Mastin Blvd 6th Floor
    Overland Park, KS, 66210
     
    Infopath is dead...well, deprecated.
    Microsoft announced plans to deprecate, it is unwise to implement new form solutions using the program.  Additionally, Microsoft has not provided any real replacement for Infopath, leaving us to fend for ourselves. Jordan will be presenting a solution for building custom forms in SharePoint 2013 and Online using apps and Angular.SP, which is a library he wrote for easily building custom forms on top of the Angular framework. Although this solution is perhaps not simple enough for an end user to build a form, it does provide a mechanism for even a novice web developer to put together a fairly complex web form in a short amount of time.
    >>REGISTER HERE<<
    Jordan is a SharePoint Engineer at DEG. He has worked with SharePoint for the past 10 years as both an administrator and a developer. He has implemented custom forms for SharePoint using both traditional web forms and Infopath.
     

    Location: Microsoft Office | Pizza will be provided
    Please register for this event at: http://kcsmartersharepoint.eventbrite.com/


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    Hammerspace

    440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO (map)
     


  • 1/2 block east of Oak St. on 63rd St.
  • Art Jam is a chance for art loving members of HammerSpace to spend some time socializing and working on art related projects in the company of other artist members. Multi-talented instructors, air brushing equipment, and other random, useful materials will be available.
    Art Jam is for HammerSpace members only, unless we are offering a group activity or class during the event.
    If you have an idea for an artistic technique you want to learn, or you're interested in TEACHING the group (and get paid for your time), send us an email and let us know! hammerspacehobby @ gmail

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    Join us on the 24th to discuss the use of Agile principles and practices in non-IT areas; specifically marketing.


    In order to get an accurate count for dinner please visit www.agilekc.org to register.


     
    Title:
    Own It!  Characteristics and Responsibilities of a Good Content Owner
     
     
    Abstract:
    At the center of every effective Agile Marketing Team is a Content (or Product) Owner, who understands the business, the audience, and the team.   In this presentation, Jeff Julian, Chief Marketing Officer of AJi, will take us through the daily challenges faced by a Content Owner and steps you can take to ensure your team has the information they need to succeed.  If you are a ScrumMaster, member of the Marketing Content Developer Team, or a Content Owner yourself, you will walk away with some advice and tools to use to help you get the most out of the agile process.
     
     
    Bio:
    Jeff Julian is the Chief Marketing Officer for AJi, a digital agency based in Kansas City.  Jeff has been helping companies, such as Microsoft, develop content strategies for over ten years after he launched one of the largest blogging communities, Geekswithblogs.net. He has been a web developer since 1994, a best-selling author of a book on content management system development, and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in XML and SharePoint.  Jeff is currently working on a new book titled, Agility in Marketing, which is available at http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Marketing-Building-Endurance-Content-ebook/dp/B019R49J3S/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1457981986&sr=1-6&keywords=agile+marketing


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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
    • Join us on Slack: slackinvite.me/to/codeforkc
    Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham: captain@codeforkc.org.
    Code For Kansas City presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy.

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