Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 10:00:00 AM 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, May 2, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM 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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Friday, May 5, 2017 at 3:00:00 PM H&R Block World Headquarters 1301 Main Street, Kansas City,

Join us for our next meetup in Kansas City! 


Agenda:  


3:00pm: Doors Open 

3:10pm: H&R Block use case by Christopher Ginn, Principal Software Engineer  

3:30pm: Cerner use case by Chris Lyons, Senior Technical Project Manager

4:00pm: Elastic{ON} 2017 recap Stefan Stroebel - Technical Architect, Sprint

5:00pm "Cinco de Mayo" event downtown

Cerner use case: 

Our Client systems generate a lot of data points explaining what they just did, what they are currently doing, and what they may be doing in the future. Analyzing this information allows us to understand behavior, user experience, and disruptions. Those disruptions generate data in our incident management systems where we track the impact and actions taken to resolve. Currently to make use of all of this data we have to perform a lot of repeat manual effort and leverage multiple systems to paint a picture. How can we cost effectively capture this information, normalize it, perform searches on it, learn from it, all in near real-time; helping to reduce the overhead of Problem Management, Root Cause Analysis, Thresholding, and even workflow adoption.

In this talk we will introduce the audience to the Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Beats) a group of open source technologies brought together to help fight the data battles of the future, making the above a reality. Our discussion will focus on how we are ingesting all of our Client ibus systems pulling in logs, metrics, packet data, and using these data points to improve support. We'll also venture into the realm of text mining with a sprinkle of NLP as we ingest incident tickets, normalize the data, search for relationships between them, and identify Problems.IT as the Transmission of the Sprint Business Engine 

Chris Lyons, Cerner, graduated from the University of Iowa in 2005 and started my career at Cerner as a Solution Delivery Consultant working on Cerner Millennium.  I moved to the systems side in 2007 managing our remote hosted Client systems with a focus on Windows and Citrix environments.  After a few years I made my way into Project Management were I helped support our Client RHO relationships before making a jump to the Immediate Response Center, beginning my journey into surveillance.  This is where I discovered the Elastic technologies and never looked back.  Our primary surveillance focus centers around the iBus architecture (Medical Device Bus) and is currently branching out as we learn the true power of Elastic. 


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Elastic{ON} recap 2017 - learn about the latest and greatest announcements from the Elastic user conference that was held in San Francisco in March. Check out the talk recordings and bring all your questions about the Elastic Stack.


Stefan Stroebel, Sprint

At Sprint, Stefan Stroebel is using the Elastic Stack to lift the vail of IT to the business, allowing their massive amount of log data to be used to make vital business decisions. As a technical architect implementing many complex platforms in his 20 year IT career, none has made a faster, greater, broader impact than implementing the Elastic Stack. In just under two years, Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana have been implemented to monitor 17,000 servers and 2,500 retail stores nationwide to understand the client journey on the company's web presence. Stefan is regularly called in to troubleshoot complex application performance issues and assist the business in understanding their customers better.

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H&R Block is a company defined by one thing:  Tax Season.  Because of this, every client touchpoint is critical to H&R Block's success, and the Elastic Stack is a key component in insuring that every client's tax return is processed and transmitted successfully in both our 10,000 office environment and our digital and software product space.  During this talk we will discuss how usage was grown organically, how we ingest and process data, and how it has helped to change the way we identify problems and operationally manage our time critical environment.


Chris Ginn, H&R Block, is Principal Engineer for Enterprise Services at H&R Block. A proponent of open technologies, it was a natural fit to utilize the Elastic Stack when identifying a way to operationally monitor both systems and data flow in the services environment. Chris has over 12 years experience at H&R Block, and over 20 years in web, integration, and services architecture and development.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Northwest Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

I'm planning on doing a talk on "Site Building With Drupal 8, Bricks, and ECK" this month. I'm building a site using that combination right now and I think it will be a good follow up on our conversation last month on Entity Reference, Paragraphs, etc. As always we'll have plenty of time for questions and discussion around any topic anyone might be interested in.

Note: The "April" meetup is a week later than normal to avoid conflicting with DrupalCon.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM Centriq Training 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS

Join us on May 2 at 7:00 as our own Art Swalwell dives deep into Photoshop Selections, Layers, and Content Aware. He'll show us how to use each of these techniques and tools and how they are useful in design and layout.


Don't miss this look into these powerhouse tools in Photoshop!

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM 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!

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Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO Click here for event


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Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Think Big Partners 1712 Main Street, 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: Think Bit CoWorking on the West 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, May 4, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM Live Webinar http://bit.ly/2pX9eOX, Kansas City, KS

Marketers and Analysts are looking for ways to increase revenue by segmenting their customers. Leveraging Data Science, Cognitive capabilities and Guided Data Discovery, they will be able to identify lead segments of purchasers and better target their marketing as well as strategic sales efforts.

In this webinar we will use Cloud Services such as IBM Data Science Experience, Watson Analytics, and Watson APIs to demonstrate how to effectively perform a market segmentation analysis.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Company Kitchen 8500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Merriam, KS

Alan Voss has created another pair programming exercise for us! Here is his description:

Everyone: next week's meetup is going to be a fun one.  It will be another pair programming exercise.  You will be designing a bot to play a game.  And it will be competition from there against each other (all in the spirit of fun and goodwill toward men).

If you have any questions, reach out, but no prep is needed.  Just show up.  I've spent 2 entire evenings prepping for it (one until 4am…), so I'm hoping for a good turnout.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:30:00 AM 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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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Blvd Tavern 320 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City,

Join us for monthly meetup where we practice coaching skills and tools, debrief challenges in a safe environment. We'll spend the first 30 minutes networking. The official "work" will start at 6:30. 

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM 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.

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NEXT (ISC)2 KC CHAPTER MEETING:  WEDNESDAY,
May 3, 2017

SAVE THE DATE:
  • SecureWorld KC, May 3rd, OP Convention Center: Visithttps://events.secureworldexpo.com/details/kansas-city-ks-2017/ for details!  We will have an exhibitor booth, I have 1 free pass with a lunch available and several free passes to get in to volunteer at the booth (no lunch); please contact Derin if interested.
  • Bsides KC, $20, May 20th, Think Big Coworking: Visit www.bsideskc.org for details!  We do have a few free passes contact us if you are interested.
  • Interface KC, July 13th, FREE, OP Convention Center: This year's free event is extra special because we have an opportunity to raise funds for our chapter when you sign up through this link: http://www.interfacetour.com/evites/kcm/isc2-kcm.htm  We will have a table, volunteers welcome.

Please register for the next (ISC)² Kansas City Chapter Meeting and plan to attend the first Wednesday of the month-May 3rd!  Registering will help us plan accordingly for meeting space, chairs and refreshments.
Register Now at Eventbrite:
Monthly Meetings:
  • When: Wednesday, May 3rd, 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:  Announcing soon
  • Sponsor (food & drink):  Kudelski Security
  • Facilitator:  Announcing soon
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.


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ISSA-Kansas City Chapter
When
Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
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Where
Seasons 52
340 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112
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SecureWorld conferences provide more content and facilitate more professional connections than any other event in the cybersecurity industry.
Join your fellow security professionals for affordable, high-quality training and education. Attend featured keynotes, panel discussions, and breakout sessions—all while networking with local peers. Earn 12-16 CPE credits through 60+ educational elements, learning from nationally recognized industry leaders.


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Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 4:00:00 PM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

Everyone loves printing HUGE images on canvas! Create that special piece of decor for your home, or that unusual gift for your truly weird brother-in-law.

In this class we'll print the image of your choice on Canvas using the Large Format Printer then construct a Canvas Stretcher to mount it on. Student may want to bring their own Computer​ to the class and should be comfortable around Basic Woodworking Tools​ like drills, clamps, staple guns, and saws.

The cost of the class includes a 36 x 24 inch canvas print. If you would like to print something larger we are happy to accommodate you, but there will be a charge of $15 for each additional foot of canvas used.

In this two hour class we will cover:

● Selecting and preparing images to be printed

● Setting up the printer

● Printing your image

● Building a simple wood Canvas Stretcher in the Hammerspace Woodshop

● Mounting your Image on your Stretcher

If you are not a Hammerspace member, please arrive early so we can get you sorted out with a safety waiver and WiFi Password. We will be using woodworking tools and searching/downloading images online.


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Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Think Big Partners 1712 Main Street, 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: Think Bit CoWorking on the West 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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Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:00:00 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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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM 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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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM 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 interesting concepts and projects in PHP and software development.

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 - TBA

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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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 5:30:00 PM Garmin International 1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, KS

Abstract:

Do you find your test code hard to maintain?  Have your tests become a monolith? Have you wondered why there is so much setup required to test results from a rest controller?

If you have ever asked yourself those questions, then slicing up your application tests is a strategy that might work for you. I have been leveraging spring boot application test slices since its initial release in spring boot 1.4.  My team has gone on to break up complicated tests in our architecture to make them more focused, easier to maintain, and easier to follow. 

In this talk, I will share strategies to break up your tests into smaller segments through the use of the DataTestJpa and WebMvTest annotations.


Bio:

Since entering the industry in 2007, Bryan Kelly has implemented, designed, and automated interop solutions across Cerner's Network IP Organization.  He is an avid user and advocate of open source frameworks and is actively using several to contemporize the cloud strategy for Cerner's Network IP Organization.  Recent projects include uplifting Cerner Direct Web Inbox, Cerner Direct Referrals, and portions of Cerner Direct to a microservices architecture based upon Spring Boot and Spring Cloud.  In addition to his internal contributions, Bryan actively participates in the open source community as a technical reviewer and consistent contributor to Spring Boot, Spring Cloud and Netflix OSS.  Currently, Bryan is establishing an open source, cloud native ecosystem centered around leveraging Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) to continuously deliver apps and services to both Cerner's on-prem and public cloud infrastructures of choice.

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. 

• 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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