An Agile community.
Of practitioners. For practitioners.
Connecting boots-on-the-ground implementors of agile practices in the downtown Kansas City area.

https://www.meetup.com/UrbanAgile/


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Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Room A 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS

Join us to discuss Tableau.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 1:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

This is the PART 2 session of the 2-PART Blade Runner Blaster class.

You must have attended PART 1 in order to attend this PART 2 session.

If you missed out on this weekend-long class, we are hosting it again on Saturday, Sept. 30th and Sunday Oct. 1st. You MUST attend both session in order to complete your blaster replica. Cost: $160 TOTAL for both days

45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


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Tuesday, September 5, 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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September 11th, 2017 Meeting

September 11th, 2017 Meeting
Our guest speakers this September are Suresh Sane (Southeastern Grocers), Ulf Heinrich (SEGUS), and  John Iczkovits (IBM).
Here is our agenda for our September 11th 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 – Suresh Sane
Query Optimization in Relational Databases – Why it Matters!
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10:00 to 10:15 am Break
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10:15 to 11:30 am – Suresh Sane
 
My Favorite SQL Features in DB2 for z/OS V11 and V12
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11:30 to 12:30 pm Lunch sponsored by SEGUS
Product Demo (optional)
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12:30 to 2:00 pm –  Ulf Heinrich
DB2 12 Continuous Delivery – New challenges for deployment
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2:00 to 2:15 pm Break
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2:15 to 3:30 pm – John Iczkovits
Connecting Applications Including Mobile and Cloud with DB2 for z/OS using REST
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3:30 to 3:35 pm Stefan Kolev, President
User Group Announcements
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More Information:
Speaker Bios:
Ulf Heinrich is the Director of Solutions Delivery at SOFTWARE ENGINEERING GmbH. He specializes in DB2 operations and performance tuning, focusing on the growing requirement for cost reduction and 24x7 operations. As a consultant at large customer sites, he has implemented database maintenance procedures and recovery strategies, and also experienced the pitfalls of recovery scenarios under real-world recovery pressure. His activities cover EMEA, as well as North America through SE’s U.S. subsidiary, SEGUS Inc. As a member of SE’s Request Board he’s working closely with customers and the development labs.
Suresh Sane is an IDUG Hall of Fame speaker with four Best User Speaker awards. He has lectured worldwide and co-authored 4 IBM Redbooks (Dynamic SQL, Stored Procedures, Data Integrity and DB2 Packages).
He was recognized as an IBM Information Champion in 2009-2017.
He was the Conference Chair for IDUG NA 2008 and also served on the IDUG Board of Directors.
 
John Iczkovits is a Senior IT Specialist with IBM Advanced Technical Support. He provides DB2 for z/OS technical support and consulting services. His areas of expertise include DB2 data sharing, performance, and availability. His work in IBM includes experience supporting DB2 as a Systems Engineer, Database Administrator, IT Specialist, Consultant, and project lead. He has 34 years of IT experience, ranging from database products such as DB2 and IMS to MVS systems support, including storage management. He has also co-authored IBM redbooks, red papers, white papers, trade magazine articles, and presented at SHARE, the DB2 Tech Conference, the Information On Demand Conference, Insight Conference, zEXPO Conference, IBM System z Technical Symposium, Edge, CMG, IDUG, InterConnect, and at local DB2 users groups.
Abstracts:
Query Optimization in Relational Databases – Why it Matters!
From the early days of SQL, we have advertised that the user specifies the “what” without worrying about the “how” - query optimization takes care of that.
A lot has changed since the early days of RDBMS. SQL queries are more complex. The amount of data has grown exponentially and the service level expectations have become tighter. What was good then is simply not acceptable today.
In this session, we will provide a glimpse into some of the challenges and how some of the leading RDBMS (DB2, Oracle) are addressing them. We will discuss what the future of query optimization may look like and why “perfect” may not be attainable.
Objective 1: Fundamentals of query optimization
Objective 2: Major challenges
Objective 3: Recent improvements – DB2, Oracle
Objective 4: What might the future hold?
Objective 5: Is a perfect access path even possible?
My Favorite SQL Features in DB2 for z/OS V11 and V12
This presentation provides an in-depth look at the top DB2 for z/OS V11 and V12 SQL features.  We present a clear and detailed explanation of each feature showing how you can use this feature in your shop and explain how you will benefit from these enhancements.  We will not just scratch the surface but take a deep dive into features most important to you as a developer and a DBA.

5 Bullet Points
  • Usability Enhancements
  • Temporal enhancements
  • Analytics functions
  • Anvanced triggers
  • Pagination
DB2 12 Continuous Delivery – New challenges for deployment
Short Presentation Abstract:
Starting with version 12, DB2 goes agile and code fixes, as well as new features and functions will be delivered in a continuous stream, so called Continuous Delivery. While this change intends to make new technology available faster than in a three-year cycle it’ll also affects the way we did DB2 migration and testing before. This presentation provides an overview about DB2 Levels and how they affect the DB2 subsystem, the Catalog/Directory, SQL and DDL. More importantly, I’ll show how changes can be applied safely and what levels of quality assurance and testing can be passed to assure Continuous Delivery goes well with Continuous Availability.
Full Presentation Abstract:
Fundamental changes in the DB2 z world often lead to concerns. Let’s face it – some changes force us to change! While a DB2 version migration usually took months, or even years, there will be no new DB2 version after 12, but continuous code drops. This will have a tremendous impact on migration strategies, because we have to find a reliable way to test these code deliveries in a fraction of time. If we make it, Business Divisions will become enthused at how quickly new technology becomes available for new applications. This presentation will describe the difference between Code, Catalog, Function and Application Levels, how you can control them and how you can fallback in case of anomalies. It also illustrates how we still can be pro-active in testing without burning weeks and months.
Learn how to choose from four different levels of testing and a new way of automation. CD-Screening allows you to pick and choose from KPI based test automation. The levels include simple anomaly alerting, access path verification, clone Pre-apply and even workload capture/replay to easily discover different behavior resulting from a new code level. Joining this presentation, you’ll learn how to align Continuous Delivery to your Continuous Availability.
Presentation Outline:
1 – Agile, Continuous Delivery, DevOps – just buzz words, or new methodologies?
2 – DB2 Code, Catalog, Function and Application Levels – differences and dependencies.
3 – Activation/Deactivation of new code and how to fallback and when you can’t.
4 – Different flavors of (pro-active) CD-Screening and how it can be automated.
           -Anomaly alerting based on Incompatibility Change Indicators (ICIs)
-Dyn./Stat.Access Path Change Detection e.g.via Plan Management
-Clone based code change pre-apply exploiting Backup System
-Workload-KPI verification using SQL replay and KPI comparison
5 – Conclusion – looking back at BIF Compatibility, APPLCOMPAT and how it may develop.
Connecting Applications Including Mobile and Cloud with DB2 for z/OS using REST
Although z Systems provides unmatched scalability, security and availability for valuable data, applications have to be able to get to that data. Applications also must be able to access the data from a variety of front-end layers, including cloud and mobile. In this session, you learn about the new DB2 z/OS REST service feature available in DB2 for z/OS 11 and 12. The new DB2 z/OS REST feature leverages the existing distributed data facility (DDF) capability. It provides the same class of services you expect when using DDF to access DB2 data. This includes authentication, authorization, client information, enclave classification, system profiling, sysplex awareness, accounting; statistics, displays, and monitoring which are fully integrated into existing DB2 facilities. The new REST feature will also be demonstrated to show how easily REST is to use with DB2 z/OS. Included in this presentation is how to use z/OS Connect EE for your DB2 data and how to configure DB2 related APIs.
Member Fees
The membership fees for 2017 remain unchanged from 2016 and the breakdown is as follows:

2017 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 September 11th!

Stefan Kolev

President, Heart of America DB2 Users Group


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Thursday, Sept. 14
4 - 6 p.m.

The Nerdery
100 E. 7th Street, #401
KCMO 64106
Meet Kansas City's fastest-growing tech companies
Mingle with the tech companies on KCBJ's List of Top Area Fastest-Growing Businesses during Techweek at The Nerdery. This is a small event and space is limited. Make connections, have a drink and hear from the following companies:

  • Code Koalas
  • Crema
And more!
FEATURED GUESTS


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Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 1:00:00 PM Johnson County Library, Leawood Pioneer 4700 Town Center Dr, Leawood,

Speaker and topics TBA

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Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

**IMPORTANT: THIS IS A 2-DAY, 2-PART CLASS FOR SAT. 9/9, 10AM-4PM, & Sun. 9/10, 1PM-4PM

A crude, powerful anachronism for future tech. This bolt action, double triggered revolver is the preferred sidearm to officers assigned as high stakes "Blade Runners", uncovering and retiring rogue replicants who have escaped to Earth.

During this 2-day class, we will each build and finish our own Blaster replica. Working from a kit of 3D printed and CNC machined parts, we will file, fill, wet-sand, and paint to perfection.

Your final Blaster will feature a working bolt handle, swing out revolving cylinder, functioning triggers, and real wooden grips.

During this class, expect plenty of conversation about Ridley Scott and Harrison Ford's classic, and a screening in the background of a few of our favorite versions of the film.

We will be using sandpaper, spray paint, and body filler. Please wear clothes you are comfortable getting dirty in. This is an ALL WEEKEND class. We will meet from 10am-4pm on Saturday, then reconvene on Sunday from 1pm-4pm.

45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


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Monday, September 4, 2017 at 6:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO Click here for event


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Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:00:00 AM , ,

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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Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 5:00:00 PM The Nerdery 100 E 7 St Suite #401, Kansas City, MO

You MUST register on Eventbrite to attend - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coding-cocktails-september-tickets-33536482522?aff=meetup

Session Topic: Server-side APIs: Node.js, REST & SOAP

Join us for our monthly coding series, Coding & Cocktails. Women are invited to attend sessions to get an introduction to website building in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.

This month, we'll talk about using JavaScript on the server-side, or back-end. We'll compare to front-end JavaScript and talk about API protocols and how to interact with them. We will practice using server-side APIs with support from our awesome mentors!

There will be lots of guidance and support for those with no coding experience so come join the fun! 


• No coding experience necessary (we mean that!)

• Wifi-enabled laptop is required (don't have one? Borrow one of ours)

• Must be at least 21 to attend

• Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and dinner served

• Please familiarize yourself with Kansas City Women in Technology's Code of Conduct

Do you need financial assistance to attend? View codingandcocktails.kcwomenintech.org/financialaid for more information.

If you are unable to attend, you must cancel 48 hours prior to the event to receive a refund!

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https://www.meetup.com/Kansas-City-Lean-Startup/


This group is for people interested in applying Lean Startup, Lean Product, Lean Methods, Lean Marketing and Agile principles to design and develop products & services that customers love. Our group is for product managers, designers, developers, analysts, marketers, business owners and others that are passionate about learning and applying the latest tools and techniques to deliver great products and services.


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https://www.meetup.com/acm-kansas-city/


ACM Kansas City is a non-profit professional group that meets regularly to discuss diverse topics in computer science such as user experience, user research, data visualization, predictive analytics, applied machine learning, statistical modeling, open data, and artificial neural networks. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners and academic students, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome to attend, to meet others, and to present their work.


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September Breakfast:
Measuring Social with Google Analytics
September 8 | 7:30 a.m.


Join Corey Morris of Voltage for a presentation that will provide a walkthrough of some simple, yet powerful tools and reporting available in Google Analytics that we can leverage today.
Register Now


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Please join us TOMORROW Wednesday, August 30th, from 2:30PM – 4:00PM at the Microsoft office in Corporate Woods.
Register HERE
Topic: LIVE SQL Server 2017 LINUX Availability Group buildout!
Full LIVE buildout of a 2-node SQL Server 2017 CTP 2 Availability Group, on Linux! We're going to start from scratch, and cover allocating VMs in Hyper-V, loading the OS, general configuration of the operating system, installing SQL Server, and finish with a controlled failover of SQL Server using native Linux utilities. We'll talk about each step along the way
About Dave Walden:
Dave is the Practice Director at Tallgrass Technologies.
With over 15 years of experience in large, high performance, mission critical environments, Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. While his primary focus is the data platform, Dave has deep expertise in other fields, including Cloud (Private/Public/Hybrid), Storage, Virtualization, Compute and Networking.  Dave also has experience in the "Big Data" space, having worked in technologies such as Hadoop, Cassandra and MongoDB. Dave is currently Practice Director for Tallgrass Technologies.
Please note, this will be an WEDNESDAY afternoon meeting.
Meeting Schedule for Wednesday, August 30th, 2017:
  • 2:30 - 2:40 - Greeting and Housekeeping
  • 2:40 – 2:50 – Sponsor Introduction
  • 2:50 - 3:50 - Presentation
  • 3:50 – 4:00 - Wrap up and Q&A
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Sponsor:
Since our founding in 1987, we have grown to over 100 consultants.  Our focus continues to be on understanding and delivering results within relevant technology areas that enable our Clients to realize business success.
​Technology has become the most Strategic Business Asset for organizations to compete in today's Better, Cheaper, Faster economy.  Business executives expect that their investments in IT should just work." To accomplish these objectives Tallgrass has relevant Technology Practice Areas to support our clients.
What we have learned, is that while our Clients' Business objectives may vary across different industries, their core challenges are very similar - they must Enable Strategic Capabilities. We believe that the approach to helping you acquire these Strategic Capabilities begins with.....
  • Understanding the business goals and expected benefits/impacts of the proposed initiative
  • Confirming the current state process/ solution/existing investments and skill sets
  • Evaluating potential key technology/alternatives 
  • Collaborating with you to develop an action plan to achieve the business goals and impacts
  •  Implementing an effective solution guided by our Project Management Disciplines
Tallgrass will help your organization respond to managing your infrastructure and delivering business responsiveness.  Our competencies, experience, and partner relationships across key technologies are what we offer.  Tallgrass doesn't make the technologies - Tallgrass helps you get more value from them in your environment.
SQLSaturday 680 in Kansas City:
SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on October 7, 2017 at Rockhurst University.  
The call for speakers closes August 8th.
Please see the SQLSaturday website for more details: http://www. sqlsaturday.com/680/EventHome. aspx.
Pass Summit 2017 Discount Code:
Please use the following discount code to save $150 off of your registration for this year’s pass summit: LC15CCJ3

KC User Group Slack Channel!
Our user group treasurer Matt Jones has set up a Slack site for our user group! The site address is https://kcsqlug.slack.com. Since we are using the free version of slack, you must be sent an invitation email in order to join. If you would like to join our slack site, please reply to this email and we will send you an invitation!  Please note: Once you receive the invitation please join right away because we can only send out a limited number of invitations at a time. Any unaccepted invitations will block our ability to send out more invitations.
Call for Speakers!
We are looking to fill up the year with speakers for the coming months! If you have any interest at all in speaking at one of the meetings this year, please let me know and I will get you scheduled! If you are more interested in doing a 10-15 minute lightning talk, then we can definitely make that happen as well! Please reply to this email if you have any interest at all.
Call for Sponsors!
We are also looking for sponsors for these future meetings! If your business has any interest in promoting their brand, please let me know by replying to this email!
KC SQL Server User Group web site: http://kansascity. sqlpass.org/





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Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 - Friday, Sep 22, 2017

DevOpsDays Kansas City 2017


DevOpsDays is a conference for not only Developers and Systems/Operations Engineers, but everyone across the spectrum involved in creating or managing technical solutions in any industry. This includes Security, QA, UX, Management, as well as, Specialists in Mobile, VR, AI, BI, etc…
Learning
At DevOpsDays we discuss the culture and tools that can make organizations run better, deliver faster, and improve quality. This year’s list of talks and speakers will be finalized soon, last year topics included: Human Factors, Containers, BizOps, Scaling, and many other areas of interest. With a mix of in-depth talks and laser focused Ignite talks, you are sure to walk away having learned something new.
Sharing
One of the great parts of DevOpsDays is Open Spaces, where all attendees contribute to the topics that will be discussed that day in small groups. Share success and failure stories, get feedback on your next crazy idea, ask for help solving a real world problem you are facing when you go back to work on Monday. Everyone can take away something from these highly collaborative sessions.
Fun
• DevOpsDaysKC includes a happy hour Thursday evening for networking and just relaxing around people with at least something in common.
• The Organizers and various Sponsors will be giving away a variety of prizes throughout the conference. Of course, you must be present to win.
• Do you fancy yourself as someone who can think on their toes? Then, Ignite Karaoke is for you, and everyone else, to enjoy.







Dates
Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 - Friday, Sep 22, 2017
Location
Propose
Program
View the program.
For Updates
Join the Meetup group or one of our social media outlets.



https://www.devopsdays.org/events/2017-kansascity/welcome


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Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 4:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Since so many of you got out your fancy photography equipment to get photos of the solar eclipse, we thought we would host this class again to give you a chance to print out some of those once-in-a-lifetime photos onto canvas... or any other photos or art you prefer. This class is NOT limited to eclipse photos only of course. That would be A LOT of black ink!

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.


45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


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Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th 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.

45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


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Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6:30:00 PM Johnson County Library - Corinth Branch 8100 Mission Road, Prairie Village,

Lightning talks from different members of the group! If you're interested in also giving a lightning talk, post in the #meetup channel in elm-kc slack or leave a comment.

So far we have:

•  Tristan: Experience in switching backend to Haskell and using the type/API generators for Elm

• Alex: A pattern for paging data in Elm

• Stephen: Using Mutation Observers to deal with some common problems in Elm

•  Justin: Precedence and infix operators

Large Meeting Room (just inside the door to the right) Click here for event


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Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM Harpo's Bar and Grill (In the back room) 4109 Pennsylvania, Kansas City , MO

Learn how to get started with the basics of marketing automation on your WordPress website.

This session covers basic strategies, tactics and tools for turning your lifeless WordPress website into an automated marketing machine.

Come ready to discuss! Share with attendees what types of automation you're currently doing and how it's working for your WordPress business website.

NOTE - This session is focused toward business websites, but is valuable for websites of every type.

If you're on Facebook, mark yourself as "Going" and share with a friendhttps://www.facebook.com/events/883544495136460/

The Speaker: Travis Pflanz

Travis Pflanz is a search engine optimization strategist and owner of WebWorks of KC - <a>http://webworksofkc.com.</a>; Travis specializes in SEO for small businesses who target local customers and clients.

When not building WordPress websites and creating SEO strategies, Travis volunteers at Wayside Waifs Humane Society, Spay & Neuter KC and organizes the Kansas City Dog Club – a social club for dog lovers and their pooches.


Connect with Travis

• Website - http://webworksofkc.com
• LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/travispflanz/
• Twitter -  http://twitter.com/travispflanz

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Meetup Schedule

• Networking: 7pm 
• Attendee introductions: 7:15pm 
• Presentation: ~7:30pm 
• Chat and talk shop - Following presentation

Note - Before and after the presentation are great times to meet other group members and discuss your WordPress website, including asking for advice or help.

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Connect with WordPress KC

• Website - http://wordpresskc.com 
• Newsletter - http://wordpresskc.com/newsletter 
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WordPressKC/ 
• Twitter - https://twitter.com/wordpresskc 

We'll be in the back room. Past the bar, to the left. Click here for event


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Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 1:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Since so many of you got out your fancy photography equipment to get photos of the solar eclipse, we thought we would host this class again to give you a chance to print out some of those once-in-a-lifetime photos onto canvas... or any other photos or art you prefer. This class is NOT limited to eclipse photos only of course. That would be A LOT of black ink!

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.


45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


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