Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 1:30:00 PM Eggct 5107 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

When you walk in the door, let them know you are with KC Roundtable and they should bring you to the table! 

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Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

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.

1/2 block east of Oak St. on 63rd St. Click here for event


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Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 12:30:00 AM Centriq 8700 State Line Rd. Suite 200, Leawood, KS

Come join us for an MVC refresher.  Has it been a while since you created a new MVC project?  Bring your laptop and your dinner as we have a refresher on how to create an MVC/C#/Entity Framework project.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM Stowers Institute 1000 E 50th St, Kansas City,

Please join us for an evening of looking at the exciting past month of PHP news and learning about iterating over things. This will be the preview of Eric's revamped talk, based on feedback from December's presentation.

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 - John Kary

6:30pm - Presentation: Irritating Strings -- Iterating Things - Eric Poe
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! 


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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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Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

WELDING FOR EVERYONE! In the Welding for Everyone class, the instructor will cover basic welding techniques. A variety of useful welding methods will be demonstrated and then repeated by the students. Open to beginners as well as those who have prior experience. Please bring a long sleeved, preferably denim shirt with you to protect your arms. The class will introduce you to flux-core wire feed, MIG and ARC welding.  For ages: 18-118 (All materials included) Seating is limited. 

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Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

Planet Comicon Presents: Paint your very own custom Borderlands Psycho Bandit mask!

During this class you will learn various painting tricks and techniques while painting your very own psycho bandit mask. Once your mask is painted, you will make straps to make it wearable. All materials included. Open to both HammerSpace members AND non-members! This is a great class for those of you who want to take your custom cosplay pieces to the next level!

This is the first class in a series of cosplay related classes sponsored by Planet Comicon. Planet Comicon members and past con attendees will receive a 20% discount on this and all Planet Comicon sponsored classes at HammerSpace!

Regular Price: $60/person

Planet Comicon Members Price: $48/person

Payment taken upon arrival on the day of the class.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:30:00 PM Garmin International 1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, KS

Abstract:

Have you ever deployed to production with a database password stored in plain text? Have you encrypted your database password, but then did not know how to store the encryption key securely? Are you certain you encrypted the password properly?

HashiCorp Vault is completely free and open source solution to securely manage secrets. It supports secret storage, key rolling, revocation of secrets, auditing, and much more.

In this talk Rob will demonstrate how Vault can make securely managing secrets easy. He will then demonstrate how Spring Vault can remove boilerplate code necessary to work with Vault.

Bio:

Rob Winch is the project lead of the Spring Security, Spring Session, and Spring LDAP projects. He is also a committer on the core Spring Framework, author, and enjoys presenting about anything technical.

In the past he has worked in the health care industry, bioinformatics research, high performance computing, and as a web consultant. When he is not sitting in front of a computer he enjoys playing the guitar.

Location Details 


Garmin's address is 1200 E 151st, Olathe, KS 66062  

Our garage is completely open and access from Ridgeview is North of where it used to be, it is now closer to Sheridan Bridge Lane.


Construction Update - The southern Ridgeview entrance is closed but a new one has been created just north of the original (image).


• You will be able to enter through the left most door until 6:20 pm when the doors will be locked (image).

All guests to Garmin need to register upon entering the North Lobby. The doors will need to be locked at 6:20 pm.   


Schedule 

• 5:30 - 6:30pm - Social Hour with food provided by Adaptive Solutions Group.  

• 6:30pm - Presentation

• Afterwards anyone who is interested is invited to join us at Austin's Bar and Grill located at 2103 E 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062 for an informal social. Drinks and appetizers will be sponsored by Adaptive Solutions Group

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:00:00 PM Live Webinar http://bit.ly/2k0GBke , Kansas City, KS

Register at: http://bit.ly/2k0GBke
Working with Spark we will show data engineering operations that will shape and prepare data for analysis. This will include augmenting the existing data set with Weather Data for each of the games. After walking through the engineering and persistence of the data, we will show how to visualize and analyze the data to determine if correlations exist between players and the weather they play in. In this webinar you will get an introduction to the power of Spark, leveraging Python, SQL and simple statistics. You will also be introduced to options around persistence, data sources and visualization.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 1:00:00 AM Kansas City Public Library: Plaza Branch (Large Meeting Room) 4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO

How to use a Staging plugin to test your site changes and Wordpress / plugin updates safely before going public.

We'll also do a recap of our last Meetup: What's New in Wordpress for 2017

Presented by: Peter Inzerillo
Seating is limited so please RSVP thoughtfully.

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Meetup Schedule 
• Networking - Chat with other group members: 7pm 
• Member introductions: 7:15pm 
• Presentation: 7:20pm 
• Q&A: Immediately following presentation 
• Chat and talk shop: Following Q&A, up until 9pm

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This topic is suitable for:
• Those who are hosting their own Wordpress website.
• All skill levels
• "What's New" recap is suitable for any Wordpress enthusiast

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM VML 250 Northwest Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

This month Eric Gruber is going to give a presentation on Drupal Console. As always we'll have plenty of time for open discussion and Q&A.

One logistical note - The first floor of the VML office is being renovated so you can't get in the front door. Just follow the signs that will direct you to the side door.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 2:30:00 PM IBM 11550 Ash Street, Suite 350, Leawood, KS

SEATS ARE LIMITED!!!  PLEASE RSVP to secure your seat!: http://bit.ly/2h7wFV7

IBM is offering a free hands-on lab for clients and practitioners of Apache Spark. This is a full day of education on Spark with hands on exercises instructed in person by Spark experts. The POT will provide a detailed 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.


Title:
Hands on Introduction to Apache Spark for Data Engineers, Data Scientist and Developers

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

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2h7wFV7

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Friday, February 3, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Sprint Accelerator 210 W. 19th Terrace, Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, MO

Doina Caragea is an Associate Professor at Kansas State University. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning and data mining, with applications to bioinformatics, social network analysis, and scientometrics, among others. Doina received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Iowa State University in August 2004 and was honored with the Iowa State University Research Excellence Award for her work. She has published more than 80 refereed conference and journal articles and was co-editor for a book on Computational Methodologies in Gene Regulatory Networks, published by IGI Publishers. Doina is teaching machine learning, data mining and bioinformatics courses.

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Friday, February 3, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

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.

1/2 block east of Oak St. on 63rd St. Click here for event


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 1:00:00 AM Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen 1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO

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, January 31, 2017 at 5:30:00 PM Online Event On your computer, Kansas City, MO

This is a free, online event that you can participate in from your computer. To join and get the access link, you must register at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/0145e806ebIf you can't make it, you can still register on that page to get the video recording after the event!  

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There is no shortage of big problems facing humanity, but there is a shortage of ambitious startups trying to solve them. However, more than ever before, entrepreneurs building impact-focused companies can truly change the world.

On this special, online "Demo Day" event, five up-and-coming startups trying to solve some of the world's biggest problems (including water, farming, pollution, and emissions) will present their businesses to a panel of investors for feedback.

Tune in to see presentations from inspirational founders using entrepreneurship to better the world. 

RESERVE A FREE SPOT [limited space]: https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/0145e806eb

If you are an investor and want to see presentations from top seed-stage technology companies from across the globe, then be sure to join. 

Or, if you are a startup looking to pitch investors and want to discover what startup investors look for in pitches, this online demo day is your opportunity to learn inside tips and tricks. 

Join us for this online and educational event!

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This is a free, online event that you can participate in from your computer. To join and get the access link, you must register at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/0145e806ebIf you can't make it, you can still register on that page to get the video recording after the event!  

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 1:00:00 AM Kansas City Center for the Ink & Paper Arts 1427 W 9th Street, Kansas City, MO

We'll be hitting the road in February to make a field trip to the Kansas City Center for the Ink & Paper Arts, a community print shop in Kansas City's West Bottoms. It is a space run by printmakers to enable other printmakers and craftsmen to create their work. It offers equipment and space to independent artists not associated with a school, and a place where likeminded individuals can collaborate and dialogue. They want to include everyone that works with ink and needs access to a press or screen—this means book artists and those working with handmade paper. The KKCIPA not only offers a communal environment but also nurtures new growth of printmaking in the greater community through workshops, lectures, and exhibitions.

Come learn about this hidden gem in the West Bottoms!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 1:00:00 AM Johnny's Tavern North 410 N Second, Lawrence, KS

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!

If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to fill out our member interest survey. Thanks!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM Sprint Accelerator 210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, MO

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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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 1:00:00 AM BalancePoint 9201 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO

Different frameworks impose different styles on forms, but they all end up requiring more boilerplate. You can either accept the pain boilerplating brings with it, or work around it. Creating your own FormBuilder in Rails is a simple way to do just that, and in this presentation, Samuel Mullen will show us how to get started.

Time permitting, Ross Fuhrman will go over some of the new features of ruby 2.4.

Doors will open at 6:30 and presentations will begin around 7:00.

BalancePoint will be providing pizza and pop.

Catch up on twitter or Slack:

https://twitter.com/kc_ruby

kcruby on Slack (contact us about access or reach out on twitter)

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 6:30:00 PM Tomfooleries on the Plaza 612 W 47th Street, Kansas City, MO

LUNCH

Event Date: Tues. 1/31/2017 12:30PM-1:30PM

Location: Tomfooleries (2nd Floor) (Plaza)

It's a new year and a great time for everyone to get together to recharge our marketing/advertising minds! In this new year of change for our group, we will be searching for a new venue as well as time of day and format considerations. We look forward to your attendance at this lunch to catch up with others, network and meet new local marketers/advertising professionals and help us collaborate on another great year of a fantastic group!  

KCSEM events are beneficial for networking with others as well as learning about the ins and outs of online advertising, SEO, PPC, Social Media, Link-building, etc. Attended by Search veterans and newcomers, agency and in-house or those just interested in the industry, KCSEM is a local group allowing us to meet and intellectually grow together!  

Address:

Tomfooleries (2nd Floor)

612 W 47th St.

Kansas City, MO 64112

<a>(816) 753-0555</a>

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 9:00:00 PM Lidia's Kansas City 101 W 22nd St., Kansas City, MO

• Come at 3pm and enjoy networking with other IAM professionals

• Enjoy free food and drinks

• Settle in for speakers and discussion

Thanks to Saviyent for sponsoring the event!

Speaker 1: Nabeel Nizar, VP of Engineering at Saviynt

Speaker 2:

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Friday, February 3, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM Company Kitchen 8500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Merriam, KS

Alan Voss has offered to lead a session of pair programming exercises à la James Gray's ElixirConf 2016 session. If you're able and willing, please bring any extra keyboards (and mice) you may have, and be ready to learn some new things (or teach someone else), make some friends, and have a good time!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 12:30:00 AM C2FO 4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS

Piero Ferrante will provide a high level overview covering various aspects of time series analysis in Python. This talk will cover how to work with time series data in Pandas, various filtering and smoothing techniques, outlier/breakout/mean shift detection, interpolation for missing data, and a wide range of simple to sophisticated forecasting techniques.


Piero Ferrante is the Director of Data Science at C2FO and a member of the adjunct faculty at Rockhurst University and the University of Kansas. He also advises a local digital health startup, Play-It Health, on algorithms and data strategy. His areas of expertise include quantitative finance and machine learning.

Matt Habiger will show an example of building a model to find faces in pictures. He will focus on building a dataset, extracting features from images and applying the model. Time permitted, he will show how to take code that was built on a single machine and parallelize it using Spark.

Matt Habiger manages the Data Science and Business Intelligence teams at Pinsight Media. He thinks Spark is amazing and is very focused on building amazing data teams.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM Stowers Institute 1000 E 50th St, Kansas City,

This class has been cancelled

This class is for beginners wanting to learn about using WordPress as a framework and content management system for a website or blog. You can arrive knowing nothing about WordPress and will leave knowing how to start up, build and manage a site.

The class spans two days:

Monday 6pm - 9pm and Tuesday 6pm - 9pm

The first hour of the first class will be dedicated to installing WordPress on students' hosting accounts. If you already have WordPress installed on a hosting account, or locally on your computer, feel free to arrive at 7:00 on Monday.

We will cover the following: 

• Intro to Wordpress, Installation, Security, Administration & Management: You'll learn how to install WordPress, gain an understanding of the admin interface and learn of how to manage site content.

• Widgets, Plugins, Themes & Customizing Themes: You'll learn how to install plugins, themes, and widgets to add functionality and change the look of your site. You will also learn how to customize themes and theme frameworks.

The last 30 minutes of class will be one-on-one help for individual issues and any WP topics not covered in class.

Prerequisites: 

All students MUST come to class with at least a WordPress compatible hosting account, preferably with WordPress already installed. If you do not already have WordPress up and running on your hosting account we will install it for you.

If you don't have a hosting account, we will send out an instruction sheet before the class starts so you can prepare your computer to install it locally.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 1:30:00 PM Eggct 5107 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

When you walk in the door, let them know you are with KC Roundtable and they should bring you to the table! 

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Monday, January 30, 2017 at 12:00:00 PM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO Click here for event


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 4:00:00 PM Central Resource Library 9875 W 87th St , Overland Park, KS

Having trouble finding time to write your blog post. Me too. 

I want to have a dedicated time to work on my blog post each week, I figured it would be great to schedule a time to blog and be with other WordPress people. 

Let's get together and write and talk some, but be a support network to get our blog posts written. 

This is not a help session, it is to post blogs. 

This is not an information session, it is to post on your own website.

I plan on two in the morning and two in the evening per Month on Tuesdays or Wednesdays... Depending on my teaching schedule. Hope you to see you there. 

NOTE - The library has free wifi. If you want a secure internet connection, bring your own hotspot - one will not be provided. The library does have secure computers right outside the conference 2 meeting room.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 11:30:00 PM Homer's Coffee House 7126 W 80th St. , Overland Park, KS

No agenda, no expectations, no fee - just come and hang out with other #ladydevs to work on a project. Whatever has got you stuck, bring it and we'll talk it over to see if two heads can solve the problem. KCWiT mentor Lyndsey Padget hosts at Homer's Coffee house in Overland Park at 80th and Metcalf. See you then!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM Sprint Accelerator 210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, MO

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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Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM Stowers Institute 1000 E 50th St, Kansas City,

Please join us for an evening of looking at the exciting past month of PHP news and learning about iterating over things. This will be the preview of Eric's revamped talk, based on feedback from December's presentation.

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 - John Kary

6:30pm - Presentation: Irritating Strings -- Iterating Things - Eric Poe
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! 


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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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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 1:00:00 AM South Independence Branch - Mid-Continent Library 13700 E 35th St South, Independence, MO

Do you have an active, fully functional on-online WordPress site, but you can't seem to find the time, motivation, inspiration, ideas and commitment to help you get to the next level? If you answered yes, then you might be interested in joining with up to 3 other like-minded individuals as we work on making our websites better and more effective.

This group is for those who already know WordPress, and would like to meet with others who also want to make improvements to their website(s). The main focus will be working and improving your own website or blog, because it's just too hard to get it done at home. Hopefully, a change of scenery will help with the motivation, inspiration and creativeness. Individuals with blogs or fairly basic websites are the focus group. 

Technically support or "trouble shooting", is not what this group is about. If you want a meetup like those, please let the organizers know.

To keep this a work focus group, it is limited to just 4 attendees. We will have a private study room that has room for 4, available in the Library. We will meet for 1 1/2 hours on a week by week basis. NOTE - The library has free wifi, but if you want a secure internet connection, bring your own hotspot - one will not be provided.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

WELDING FOR EVERYONE! In the Welding for Everyone class, the instructor will cover basic welding techniques. A variety of useful welding methods will be demonstrated and then repeated by the students. Open to beginners as well as those who have prior experience. Please bring a long sleeved, preferably denim shirt with you to protect your arms. The class will introduce you to flux-core wire feed, MIG and ARC welding.  For ages: 18-118 (All materials included) Seating is limited. 

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Business analytics (BA) is the practice of iterative, methodical exploration of an organization's data with emphasis on statistical analysis. Business analytics is used by companies committed to data-driven decision making.
The mission of this meet up is to discuss trends, topics, tools and areas of interest for successful Business Analytics implementations

https://www.meetup.com/Kansas-City-Business-Analytics-Meetup/


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This is a group for information technology developers, admins and managers that are interested or curious in learning more about the Oracle Public Cloud Platform and Infrastructure services. Oracle has a lot to offer in the public cloud space and we will be exploring our many PaaS and SaaS offerings. If you thought Oracle was just about databases, you will be surprised by the breadth and capabilities of our services.

https://www.meetup.com/Kansas-City-Oracle-Public-Cloud-Platform-and-IaaS-Meetup/


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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM VML 250 Northwest Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

This month Eric Gruber is going to give a presentation on Drupal Console. As always we'll have plenty of time for open discussion and Q&A.

One logistical note - The first floor of the VML office is being renovated so you can't get in the front door. Just follow the signs that will direct you to the side door.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:00:00 PM Live Webinar http://bit.ly/2k0GBke , Kansas City, KS

Register at: http://bit.ly/2k0GBke
Working with Spark we will show data engineering operations that will shape and prepare data for analysis. This will include augmenting the existing data set with Weather Data for each of the games. After walking through the engineering and persistence of the data, we will show how to visualize and analyze the data to determine if correlations exist between players and the weather they play in. In this webinar you will get an introduction to the power of Spark, leveraging Python, SQL and simple statistics. You will also be introduced to options around persistence, data sources and visualization.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

IMPORTANT: THIS IS PART 2 OF THE 2-PART CLASS. If you signed up for the PART 1 class, then we already automatically added you to this class.

Learn the art of knife smithing and create a beautiful damascus utility knife.

These are a long time favorite of our instructor.  A beautiful and compact knife based on a skinning knife that makes itself useful on a daily basis.

The wood grain pattern of damascus style laminate steel is highlighted by your choice of a variety of exotic hard woods for the handle.

On day 1 we will be shaping the knife in our workshop.  Learn to profile your knife, apply a bevel and create a blade. Apply intricate filework to the spine or add a hole for a lanyard. At the end of this class (or the beginning of class 2) we will heat treat our blades, and acid etch them to bring out the patterns in the steel.


On day 2 we will learn how to attach a handle with brass pins.  We will shape and finish the handles and finish and polish and sharpen the blades.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 1:00:00 AM Kansas City Public Library: Plaza Branch (Large Meeting Room) 4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO

How to use a Staging plugin to test your site changes and Wordpress / plugin updates safely before going public.

We'll also do a recap of our last Meetup: What's New in Wordpress for 2017

Presented by: Peter Inzerillo
Seating is limited so please RSVP thoughtfully.

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Meetup Schedule 
• Networking - Chat with other group members: 7pm 
• Member introductions: 7:15pm 
• Presentation: 7:20pm 
• Q&A: Immediately following presentation 
• Chat and talk shop: Following Q&A, up until 9pm

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This topic is suitable for:
• Those who are hosting their own Wordpress website.
• All skill levels
• "What's New" recap is suitable for any Wordpress enthusiast

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:30:00 PM Garmin International 1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, KS

Abstract:

Have you ever deployed to production with a database password stored in plain text? Have you encrypted your database password, but then did not know how to store the encryption key securely? Are you certain you encrypted the password properly?

HashiCorp Vault is completely free and open source solution to securely manage secrets. It supports secret storage, key rolling, revocation of secrets, auditing, and much more.

In this talk Rob will demonstrate how Vault can make securely managing secrets easy. He will then demonstrate how Spring Vault can remove boilerplate code necessary to work with Vault.

Bio:

Rob Winch is the project lead of the Spring Security, Spring Session, and Spring LDAP projects. He is also a committer on the core Spring Framework, author, and enjoys presenting about anything technical.

In the past he has worked in the health care industry, bioinformatics research, high performance computing, and as a web consultant. When he is not sitting in front of a computer he enjoys playing the guitar.

Location Details 


Garmin's address is 1200 E 151st, Olathe, KS 66062  

Our garage is completely open and access from Ridgeview is North of where it used to be, it is now closer to Sheridan Bridge Lane.


Construction Update - The southern Ridgeview entrance is closed but a new one has been created just north of the original (image).


• You will be able to enter through the left most door until 6:20 pm when the doors will be locked (image).

All guests to Garmin need to register upon entering the North Lobby. The doors will need to be locked at 6:20 pm.   


Schedule 

• 5:30 - 6:30pm - Social Hour with food provided by Adaptive Solutions Group.  

• 6:30pm - Presentation

• Afterwards anyone who is interested is invited to join us at Austin's Bar and Grill located at 2103 E 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062 for an informal social. Drinks and appetizers will be sponsored by Adaptive Solutions Group

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Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12:00:00 PM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO Click here for event


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NEXT (ISC)2 KC CHAPTER MEETING:  WEDNESDAY,
February 1, 2017

Please register for the next (ISC)² Kansas City Chapter Meeting and plan to attend the first Wednesday of the month-February 1st!  Registering will help us plan accordingly for meeting space, chairs and refreshments.
Register Now at Eventbrite:
Monthly Meetings:
  • When: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 (The first Wednesday of every month)
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Where: Ruisch Auditorium at Black & Veatch 
  • Address: 11401 Lamar Ave., Overland Park, KS 66211 map
  • 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.
Next Month Meeting Details:
  • Topic:  Email Security
  • Sponsor (food & drink):  Check Point
  • Facilitator:  Cris Marchall
Description:  

Cris Marshall has been a Sr. Systems Engineer with Proofpoint for 5 years and has worked in various email security and administration roles for 17 years. During his career, Cris has evaluated and used numerous security email gateway solutions which have protected organizations with over 20,000 users. Cris has extensive knowledge of most email gateway solutions and advanced threat protection solutions. His passion is message tracing, forensics, and advanced phishing campaigns.

Come prepared with your experiences, questions, and your security concerns that you wish to bring before a host of like-minded security professionals.

 Directions:  map
  1. Take exit 79 off of I-435 & Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park, KS.
  2. Go south on Metcalf Ave.to College BLVD.
  3. Turn east (left) onto College BLVD.to Lamar Ave.
  4. Turn south (right) onto Lamar Ave.Black & Veatch will be a block down on the left (east).
  5. Find the front entrance to the south, right across from the Sprint Campus (off of 115th St.).
  6. Locate the front entrance-it looks like an atrium-it is glass with a grass roof.

Mission

The mission of (ISC)² Kansas City Chapter is to advance the Information Security Profession by leveraging our shared body of knowledge to better our communities, groom the next generation of security professionals by delivering solutions to real-world security problems and issues that our members face.


Communication
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