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    • RSVPs open 10 days before the date of the event.
      Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and meet interesting people. We'll begin with brief introductions and an opportunity to talk about what we're each working on. We'll have members available to help beginning Python programmers with language basics and getting Python and related tools installed on their computers. We'll have plenty of time for more advanced topics, too.
      Audience: Everyone! We'll have something for all Python experience levels.
      What to bring: A laptop with WiFi and power cord.

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  • Online Webinar

    Online, Lenexa, KS (map)
  • **Registration: Analytics Webinar Workshop Dec 2016
    If you missed the TIBCO Analytics Workshop earlier this year, you are in luck! We will be hosting a series of online workshops, beginning with Analytics on 12/06.
    The workshop will showcase 'How to leverage data visualization and analytic tools for better insight and decision-making'. The event allows you to have hands on experience with our newest Spotfire release, 7.6 which was just released this summer. As well as an introduction to our Streaming Analytics Platform, Streambase, which provides real-time, event driven analytics.


    WEBINAR WORKSHOP DETAILS
    Date: Tuesday, December 6th
    Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm CST - LIVE
    Location: Online (Register for details)
    Cost: Complimentary
    Registration: Analytics Webinar Workshop Dec 2016
    Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Thank you!

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    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    6:30 PM

  • TEKsystems

    7421 W 129th Suite #300, Overland Park, KS (map)
  • Join us for the last meetup of 2016 for the Xamarin KC Devs meetup! We'll be talking about the announcements at Microsoft's Connect() event and what those mean for Xamarin developers. We'll also have a discussion about the meetup itself: what you liked in 2016, what you want to see done differently, and more.

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  • 1100 Walnut St

    1100 Walnut St, Kansas City, Mi (map)
  • Introduction 
    Allow me extend you all a warm welcome to the KC Selenium Meetup group. Thank you for your interest in and for joining this group! It's taken us a bit longer to get things going than we had wanted, but we've just now scheduled the inaugural meeting of our group. Won't you please join us?
    I think we’re just going to go ahead and dive in and get our hands dirty installing Selenium WebDriver (Java bindings) and create our first page object model and write our first test. I’d really like those that are just learning about Selenium and getting started to leave with something that works and they can build upon. I’ll be sending out an email to notify the upload and location of some docs for instructions of setting up your computer and development environment prior to the meetup so that we can just get into the good stuff. I’d like to go over other topics that attendees would like to cover more in-depth in the future.
    Prerequisites/Prep
    If you want to work along with the slides on your own laptop. To speed things up and so that we can jump right in, I recommend having the following installed in the following order prior to arriving at the meetup.
    • Java and Eclipse IDE
    • ChromeDriver
    • Maven
    • TestNG
    I have attached instructions in the Meetup files section if you need assistance with this.
    Organizers
    Nick will go over the introduction to Selenium WebDriver along with a short but hopefully informative hands on lab of installing and setting up Selenium.
    Agenda 
    • 6:30 - 6:45 Social time, food and refreshments
    • 6:45 - 7:15 Introduction to Selenium WebDriver in Java
    • 7:15 - 8:30 Workshop install Selenium WebDriver and writing first test.
    • 8:30 - 8:45 Wrap up / close. 


    * This agenda can and probably will change, but I wanted to provide a rough outline.


    Meetup Location
    Meetup location is at Town Pavilion 4th floor in the Marquis Room | 1100 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106
    There is some limited street parking and there is the Town Pavilion parking garage to the Southeast. I have attached directions and some more instructions in the meetup file section.


    Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

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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 / Networking 6:15 - Kickoff and Introductions  6:25 - New Member Orientation and Hacking
    (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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    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    7:00 PM

  • BalancePoint

    9201 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO (map)
     

  • We will have a game night this month. Please feel free to comment with the games you plan to bring.

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    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    7:15 AM

  • Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium

    500 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
  • http://codeand.us/
  • Join us for a pre-work meetup to have some coffee, get your day started, and hang out with some fellow developers.

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    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    6:00 PM

  • Stowers Institute

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

  • Park in the garage and enter the main building to the west of the garage. Follow the signs and turn right at the security desk.
  • Please join us for an evening of looking at the exciting past month of PHP news and learning about iterating over things.
    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 - Presentation: Irritating Strings -- Iterating Things
    Arrays are beautiful in PHP. One can map them, reduce them, filter them, foreach them, and use them in generators. Strings, on the other hand, are mere shadows to the Array. One can, uh, input and output Strings, and, when brave, manipulate them. What makes Arrays so awesome and Strings so dull? Iterators.
    In this talk, we’ll look at the modest origins of the String and the basics of the Iterator. Then, we’ll look at how we can make the String as awesome as the Array through the use of iterator interfaces.
    By the end of this talk, you will know the origins of the PHP String and you will be able to extend your knowledge of iterating through a String to be able to iterate through customized objects.
    Your topic here? Contact us to speak! 
    Rate the talks!
    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, Laravel, 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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    Saturday, December 17, 2016

    2:30 PM

  • Black Dog Coffee House

    12815 W 87th St, Lenexa, KS (map)
     

  • Hopefully the big room in back--look for the group(s) with laptops and PHP Architect magazines
  • Saturday Meeting Format
    Our Saturday meetings are free-formed. Attendees bring up topics that interest them or that they want feedback on. Attendees are welcome to participate or just kick back and soak in the discussions. There are also no dumb questions! If you're just starting out this is a great opportunity to ask questions.
    The meeting structure usually follows this format:
    * Introductions / meet and greet new members
    Open group discussion on any development topic, concern or question; discussing any new happenings that interest the group
    * Get help s
    etting up your development environment, looking at code, quick demos, etc. (time permitting)
    All levels welcome!
    Maybe you have been using using PHP for a week or even a decade--we all have things to learn and share. If you enjoy working with PHP, or want to learn more about it this meeting is for you.
    Get Involved
    If you're looking for a presentation-focused event with talks and demos, check out our weeknight meetups. We would also love to have you present! Please contact an organizer through Meetup or talk after a meeting to tell us more about your topic.

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    Monday, November 28, 2016

    6:00 PM to
  • 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 / Networking 6:15 - Kickoff and Introductions  6:25 - New Member Orientation and Hacking
    (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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    Event description

    Description

    IBM is offering a free hands-on lab for clients and practitioners on Apache Spark. This is a full day of education on Spark with hands on exercises instructed in person by Spark experts. The lab will provide a detail overview of Apache Spark. The exercises will be performed on Jupyter notebooks with publicly available datasets. Participants will use IBM’s fully managed free Cloud platform available for educational purposes.
    Who should go:
    Anyone interested in learning more about Apache Spark

    Prerequisite:
    A working knowledge of Coding (Preferred Python and/or Scala), understand distributed computing, Spark and SQL.

    What to expect:
    Expect to spend a full day of lecture and hands on exercises attacking real-world data challenges using Apache Spark. In 8 hours you will learn the basic essentials of Apache Spark and why it's important to your organization. This workshop will focus on data wrangling and machine learning.
    You must bring your own laptop
    Full Day Agenda:
    8:30am - 9am Breakfast, Socialize
    9:00am – 10:00am Kickoff, Apache Spark Overview
    10:00am – 11:00am Lab 1, Hello Spark - Hand on exercise
    11:00 am – 12:00pm Apache Spark SQL Overview
    12:00 pm – 1pm Lunch
    1pm – 2pm Lab 2, Spark SQL - Hands on exercises
    2pm – 3pm Overview of Data Science & Machine Learning w/ Apache Spark
    3pm – 4pm Lab 3, Machine Learning w/ Spark – Hands on exercises
    4pm – 4:30pm Wrap up – Feedback from attendees

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hands-on-introduction-to-apache-spark-for-data-engineers-data-scientists-and-developers-tickets-29620358289


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    December 12th, 2016 Meeting
     
    Our final meeting for 2016 will feature two distinguished IBM speakers – Robert Catterall and Adrian Burke.
     
    Here is our agenda for the December 12th meeting:
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    8:00 to 8:30 am Check in and continental breakfast
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    8:30 to 8:45 am IBM
    IBM Announcements – Manas Dasgupta, IBM
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    8:45 to 10:00 am – Robert Catterall, IBM
    Let Me Make This Clear (Things That Plenty of DB2 for z/OS People Get Wrong)
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    10:00 to 10:15 am Break
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    10:15 to 11:30 am – Robert Catterall, IBM
    Modernizing the Architecture of Your DB2 for z/OS-Accessing Applications
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    11:30 to 12:30 pm Lunch
    Our lunch break may run a little longer if Adrian’s flight gets delayed
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    12:30 to 2:00 pm –  Adrian Burke, IBM
    DB2 for z/OS Distributed Access – In the Mobile Age
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    2:00 to 2:15 pm Break
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    2:15 to 3:30 pm – Adrian Burke, IBM
    Avoiding L2 Performance PMRs
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    3:30 to 3:35 pm Stefan Kolev, President
    User Group Announcements
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    Speaker Bios:
    Robert Catterall is a Senior Consulting DB2 for z/OS Specialist with IBM. He started his IT career with IBM in 1982, and worked throughout the 1990s as a member of the Company's DB2 for z/OS National Technical Support team. From 2000 to 2007, Robert worked as a database technology strategist for CheckFree (now part of Fiserv). After working for three years as an independent DB2 consultant, he rejoined IBM in 2010. Robert is a past President of the International DB2 Users Group (IDUG), and a member of IDUG's Speakers Hall of Fame. He presents frequently at conferences, and blogs about DB2 for z/OS at http://robertsdb2blog.blogspot.com/.
    Adrian Burke is an Open Group Master Certified IT Specialist on the DB2 SWAT team based out of the Silicon Valley Lab. In this role as a technical advocate for DB2 for z/OS Adrian conducts and educational workshops, DB2 health checks, and availability studies for DB2 for z/OS customers. Adrian has spoken at numerous DB2 Regional User Groups in the U.S. and abroad as well as presented at IDUG, SHARE, and IOD. He is also a published Redbook author on material dealing with DB2 and z/OS performance.

    Abstracts:
     
    Let Me Make This Clear (Things That Plenty of DB2 for z/OS People Get Wrong)
    Some aspects of DB2 for z/OS technology are plain as day; others, less so. Questions I get from DB2 users worldwide have highlighted for me things that a lot of folks - even very experienced DB2 people - get wrong. In this session I'll try to bring clarity to oft-misunderstood areas of DB2 for z/OS technology
     
    Modernizing the Architecture of Your DB2 for z/OS-Accessing Applications
    DB2 for z/OS has been around for more than 30 years, and there are applications written for DB2 in the 1980s that are running just fine today. That said, recent years have seen major changes in the architecture of DB2-accessing applications. These newer developments have delivered enhanced agility, resiliency, and flexibility, while conforming to the programming preferences of a new generation of application developers. This session will explore a variety of topics related to modern architecture for DB2-accesisng applications, including native SQL procedures, synergy with message queuing technology, support for Java and other modern languages, RESTful services, and leveraging developer-friendly DB2 features and functions.
     
    DB2 for z/OS Distributed Access – In the Mobile Age
    Come and learn the best practices and updates to Distributed Access on DB2 for z/OS 10 and DB2 11. As distributed environments become more complicated and important your organization needs a methodology for adjusting timeouts and other thresholds for high availability.  We will go over the recommended driver and server configurations for workload balancing, high availability, and client reroute in a Data Sharing or non-Data Sharing environment.  You will be exposed to recent customer incidents that could have been avoided with the correct proactive driver/server settings  We will also discuss improvements to DDF cancel thread, location stats, and how to positively identifying these distributed threads for problem determination.
     
    Avoiding L2 Performance PMRs:
    Root cause analysis of presumed, or actual DB2 performance issues can be quite tricky in today's diverse environments.  Everything from CEC capacity, LPAR utilization, real/virtual storage, WLM settings, PARMLIB members, and DB2 parameters can play a part in performance degradation.  Wouldn't it be nice if there were some tools (no-charge ones at that) which could quickly guide you in the direction of the root cause?  Not just in text format but with graphs and trending lines that can visually depict the bottle neck and help educate management and colleagues.  Many man hours have been wasted studying the effects of a system slowdown. This presentation will walk through a methodology for avoiding these issues.

    Member Fees
    The membership fees for 2016 remain unchanged from 2015 and the breakdown is as follows:
     
    2016 Fee Structure:
    Annual Membership $180.00
    Pay in Advance Single Event $ 55.00
    Late Registration/Walk in Single Event $ 65.00
     
    Please Note:  There are options to purchase annual memberships as well as individual meetings through the website.
     

    Meeting Location
    A reminder that our meetings are held at Kansas University -
    Edwards Campus, Regnier Building at 127th and Quivira in Overland Park.
    *** Please note this is the Regnier Building at KU-E, NOT the ***
    *** Regnier Building at Johnson County Community College. ***
       
    Kansas University - Edwards Campus
    12600 Quivira Rd
    Overland Park, KS 66213-2402
     
    Maps and directions are available here:

    https://edwardscampus.drupal.ku.edu/campus-map#drivingdirections
     
    The Regnier building is in the southeast corner of the complex, and you will find parking in front of that building off of 127th St. Our exact room will be posted on the information screen as you enter the building.
      
    I hope to see you on December 12th!


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    • Needs a location


      https://www.meetup.com/KC-Elixir-Users-Group/events/235598032



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    • Hammerspace

      440 E 63rd St , Kansas CityMO (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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    December Breakfast
    #KCLOVES
    December 2 | 7:30 a.m.
    Join us December 2 to hear from the team behind #KCLoves. You may have seen the huge wall pop up in the crossroads or followed them on Instagram. But what is it?
     
    You'll learn the story behind #KCLoves, it's purpose and how you can get involved. Partners from the design side, video side and content side will come together to discuss their process and what's next for #KCLoves. 

     


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    • Google Fiber Space Lounge

      1814 Westport Road, Kansas CityMO (map)
    • https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Kansas-City/events/235257626
      • Lightning talks
      Let us know what you're working on!
      • Dart Summit 2016
      Introduction to the new features and the future of Dart!
      • Chrome Dev Summit 2016
      We'll be sharing the latest on Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and feature support in Chrome!
      Looking forward to seeing all of you there!
    • Join us on November 29th for another excellent meetup of your Kansas City Google Developer Group (GDG)! At this meetup:


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    • Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen

      1526 Walnut Street, Kansas CityMO (map)
    • https://www.meetup.com/KC-Video-Game-Developers/events/235718628
        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!
    • 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:


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    • We will be in the Large Meeting Room.
    • https://www.meetup.com/wordpresskc/events/234558153
      One of the things that WordPress KC members said they want to see more of - QUESTION & ANSWER sessions. This month, we're asking members to submit their questions, and we'll answer your questions (as a group) at our November 29th Meetup.
      Do you have a quesion?
      If you have a question you would like answered at our November Meetup, please submit your question on this form -http://j.mp/2eRDVPH - Submit a new form for each question.
      Submit your question here - http://j.mp/2eRDVPH
      Make sure you RSVP and attend the Meetup on November 29th... If you're not there, we'll likely skip past your question.
      PS - Questions that are relevant to a wider audience are more likely to be discussed.
      Meetup facilitator: Jim Grant
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      Meetup Schedule
      • Networking - Chat with other group members: 7pm
      • Member introductions: 7:15pm
      • Q&As: 7:20pm until about 8:15pm
      • Chat and talk shop up until 9pm 
    • WordPress KC organizers have already started planning for 2017. As part of the planning process, we've asked all group members to fill out a short survey (do it here - http://j.mp/2fY18EC), to help us plan better Meetups in 2017.


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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 / Networking 6:15 - Kickoff and Introductions  6:25 - New Member Orientation and Hacking
    (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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