Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM Kansas City Public Library: Plaza Branch (Large Meeting Room) 4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO

Topic & Speaker TBA

Beginning in September, WordPress KC will begin hosting our Meetups regularly at 7pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Plaza branch of the Kansas City Library.

Mark your calendars from now until eternity!

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Meetup Schedule

• Networking - Chat with other group members: 7pm 
• Member introductions: 7:15pm 
• Presentation: ~7:30pm 
• Q&A: Immediately following presentation 
• Chat and talk shop: Following Q&A, up until 9pm

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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

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Thursday, October 5, 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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Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM Centriq Training 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS

Can't make it to MAX this year? We are bringing MAX to you! 

Designer, trainer, and author Nigel French will be presenting a hands-on lab at Adobe MAX on Type and Layouts in InDesign CC. This popular lab has filled up three sessions at MAX and is currently filling up a fourth, but Nigel is joining us live online from California to give KCDesignCore a preview at our October meeting!

Adobe InDesign has powerful tools for typography, and Nigel literally wrote the book on it: In addition to being a prolific author on Lynda.com, Nigel's book, InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, is currently in its third edition. 

Take your type and layout skills in InDesign to the next level: prevent and fix common composition problems, structure your pages with layout grids and baseline grids, and make the most of margins, leading, and letter spacing. 

Join us at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Centriq Training, and bring a friend!

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Monday, October 2, 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

Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham: captain@codeforkc.org.

Code For Kansas City presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy.

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Tuesday, October 10, 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. 

Downtown KC/Crossroads - Parking available across the street. Click here for event


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Thursday, October 5, 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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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:30:00 AM Stowers Institute 1000 E 50th St, Kansas City,

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP HERE

Agile Methodologies in Atlassian Environments

nearsoft is a software company that works with development teams in different countries, often in different time zones.


They noticed that Agile events weren't usually properly executed, nor was there a follow-up and more often than not it was a waste of time to wait for everyone to be read. So, it was very hard for Management teams to really perceive the value of Agile.

They will share best practices on how they use Atlassian tools and add-ons to enable Agile methodology events for remote teams. 


Agenda

11:30 am Welcome, Food & Networking

11:45 am Announcements

12:00 pm Agile Methodologies in Atlassian EnvironmentsPresentation and Q & A

12:45 pm Networking

Speaker

Monica Tye - Nearsoft Labs

Hosted By

Karen Mustain, Atlassian User Group Leader

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Jessica Witt, Atlassian User Group Leader


Kate Lomax, Program Coordinator

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Jim McFarlane, Program Manager


Global Partner

Millions of users globally rely on Atlassian products every day for improving software development, project management, collaboration, and code quality.

What is Atlassian User Groups?

For nearly a decade, Atlassian customers have come together to network, share ideas, solve problems, and find new ways to use Atlassian products. Today, more than 15,000 people take part in Atlassian user groups in more than 30 countries.

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Monday, October 2, 2017 at 6:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO Click here for event


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th 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.

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


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Monday, October 9, 2017 at 6:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO Click here for event


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Monday, October 9, 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

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, October 4, 2017 at 5:30:00 PM Garmin International 1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, KS

Abstract:

Unit testing is an often overlooked and maligned aspect of the software development. Written off as time consuming to write and expensive to maintain, applications are frequently shipped to production with little or no unit test coverage. This is unfortunate as unit testing is critical to adopting CI/CD practices which help development teams deliver code to production faster. During this presentation we will cover some of the psychological and technical reasons why unit testing is often neglected and how to overcome these challenges. We will then looks at some tools provided by Spring and other libraries that make unit testing much easier and more effective. 

Speaker Bio:

Billy is a Java/Spring developer with over nine years of experience. Billy has been involved in the initial conception to the design, coding, and push to production of enterprise web applications as well as major updates to existing web applications. When not working Billy enjoys writing extremely generic bios about himself in the third person.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:45:00 PM Berg Event Space 1525 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO

At times, we ALL struggle! The Art of Active Networking is a worldwide networking group that asks "How can I help you do better right now?"

Join us in any of our cities worldwide, and let us change everything you believe about Networking! We'll show you how to build powerful relationships through our method of #MYGIVE4, taught and practiced at every event. Through the combined power of giving, we help connect individuals from all walks of life to help each other get what they want from life. ***
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-active-networking-kansas-city-oct-4th-2017-tickets-34802809139

MEETUP: https://www.meetup.com/The-Art-of-Active-Networking-Kansas-City/events/

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Come see why over 15,000 people have attended in 5 countries and 17 cities worldwide! TICKET PRICING:
Regular Tickets: $20 (For sale on our website or local Meetup Group)
Student Tickets: $10 (You MUST have a current student ID)
Walk-ins are 30$ CASH at the door until 7:15pm
As always Veterans are FREE; we thank you for your service. Finally, this is 100% privately funded. In order to expand, we've launched a Crowdrise Campaign. If you only give once a month, please think of us next month:
https://www.crowdrise.com/mygive4-and-the-art-of-active-networking

Remember, "The power of us all working together is so much greater than anything we can accomplish on our own."

BE WELL, BE CREATIVE, BE GREAT, BE GIVING Mark E. Sackett.
For any questions at all, you may call me personally: (415) 602-9500

Tickets: http://www.TheArtofActiveNetworking.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartofactivenetworking/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theartofactivenetworking/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/activenetworkin
Connect with me: http://www.markesackett.com/

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Wednesday, October 4, 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 - Open Source Hack Night, PHP TestFest 2017 Continued!

October means that it's Hacktoberfest time! To qualify for Hacktoberfest, you just need to submit 4 pull requests to one or more open-source projects during the month of October. We'll start by writing some PHPT tests for PHP TestFest 2017, which lasts through the end of December.

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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This month we’ll discuss how to easily use Microsoft’s new Forms to do our work and apply the information collected.
We’ll also hear insights from attendees of the recent Microsoft Ignite conference.

More about Smarter SharePoint

This is a great event for newcomers and Smarter SharePoint veterans alike. Come with questions and stories, as this is a social event to meet people in the Kansas City area who are users of, experts in, or curious about SharePoint!

To get more information about the group, request to join the LinkedIn group or visit our website SmarterSharePointKC.com where you can join our email group to get notifications about meetings.
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This month's Agile KC meeting will be this Thursday 9/28/17 6:30 PM at Centriq Training.



Meeting Topic: More Agile Games!

Agile KC & GALE KC (Games for Agility, Learning and Engagement) - We've decided to join forces - TWO Meetups in one! How do you expose Scrum to new teams, or new team members? Shall we play a game? Let’s! First we will play the card scrum game, details can be found here http://tastycupcakes.org/2016/06/scrum-card-game/. Next we will discuss Lego4Scrum (https://www.lego4scrum.com/), We will wrap up with a discussion of the Agile Fluency Game. 


Bonus: We have four tickets to OnAgile to give away! We will have a drawing to determine winners.  https://www.agilealliance.org/onagile2017/

Hope to see you there!


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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 11:30:00 AM Cerner Continuous Campus 10200 Abilities Way, Kansas City, KS

Agenda:

11:30 – 12:00   Registrations & gather lunch- provided by BMC 


12:00 – 12:30  Welcome and Introductions during Lunch- Justin Martin, Cerner Host

12:30 – 1:15      Performance Management for Cloud Applications – Priyanka Arora at MUFG Bank

1:15 – 2:00        Capacity Management Doesn't Have to be Risky Business – Justin Martin, Cerner 

2:00 – 2:10      10 Minute Break 

2:10 - 2:40      Capacity Management @Cerner: Leveraging 'BizOps' to Optimize Capacity and Drive Value at the Frontlines of Healthcare and IT– Sameer Sayed, Capacity Management 

2:40 – 3:20      Cloud Cost Control - Planning and Visibility across Hybrid Cloud environments – Shyamal Patel, Product Manager Capacity & Cloud Cost Control at BMC

 3:20 - 4:00     Service Based Capacity Management – Business KPI and Business Data Applications impact ability to Discover in the Cloud, provide tagging – TBD 

4:00 - 4:10       10 Minute Break 

4:10 - 4:40       TrueSight Capacity Optimization Overview of latest capabilities– ie. New UIs, Custom Reporting, Kubernetes Support, AWS enhancements, etc. – Brad Schmitt, BMC Solution Engineer 

4:40 – 5:20     Moviri– Capacity Management Process and Reporting Implementation Best Practices

5:30 – 7:00     Networking Happy Hour 

Room 1NC-1 at Cerner's Continuous Campus Click here for event


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Tuesday, October 3, 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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Iowa Code Camp Fall 2017 - Speaker Submission
Use this form to submit up to 3 topics for consideration for the Fall 2017 Iowa Code Camp, November 4, 2017.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0Qqg59Tx-a0ewflSTTb-7BDiWXr7B5X5B0dBaKpsvY0lbbQ/viewform


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Members of this group will discuss technology around the end users experience. Exploring, creating and designing better user experience.

https://www.meetup.com/The-UX-Project/


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New Event
November 2017 Kansas City AUG Meeting
Atlassian User Groups
November 2017 Kansas City AUG Meeting
Tuesday, November 14 at 11:30 AM
Address: Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th St, Kansas City 64110
About this event
Increasing Performance for JIRA Globally
Cerner has three Jira instances, all are housed within our Kansas City data center. We have increased performance from our KC data center to Bangalore India by 30%. This was done using F5 BigIP LTM using smart caching, compression, and HTTP/2. There were no changes to the Jira software to increase performance.


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Please join us Thursday, September 28th, 2017, from 2:30PM – 4:00PM at the Microsoft office in Corporate Woods. Register HERE.
Topic: Introduction to Graph Databases in SQL Server 2017
This session will be an introduction to the new Graph database functionality in SQL Server 2017. We will cover what graph databases are, when they are useful, how to create them in SQL Server, and how to interact with them using T-SQL. Other topics that will be discussed are edge and node tables, creating relationships within a graph, and current limitations in SQL Server 2017.

About David Fundakowski:
David is the Manager of EDI and Database Systems at New Directions Behavioral Health. He has been working with SQL Server for the past 5 years in large, high availability environments and is a contributing author on SQL Server Central. David is also involved with LaunchCode as a guest speaker and volunteer. 

Please note, this will be an afternoon meeting.
Meeting Schedule for Thursday, September 28th, 2017:
  • 2:30 - 2:40 - Greeting and Housekeeping
  • 2:40 - 3:50 - Presentation
  • 3:50 – 4:00 - Wrap up and Q&A
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
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.  
Please see the SQLSaturday website for more details: http://www. sqlsaturday.com/680/EventHome. aspx.
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 next year with speakers for the upcoming 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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Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Learn to use insulating foam to build props and sets as you carve, coat, and paint your very own stone or brick dungeon walls! All materials included.

Note: This is a messy class, so dress appropriately. Close-toed shoes are a must!

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


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Monday, October 2, 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

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.

http://codeforkc.org/ Click here for event


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Monday, October 2, 2017 at 6:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO Click here for event


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Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 3:00:00 PM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO

If you've ever wanted to get into 3D printing, but don't quite know how to get started, then this is the class for you! 3D Printing & Design class, going on every other Saturday at Hammerspace. Learn how to design objects to be printed, as well as how to operate a 3D printer. No prior knowledge required.

Bring your laptop so you can get set up to get started on designing your first 3D creation. 

FYI: There are two ONI 3D printer set up in the HammerSpace 'Big Room' available to members of HammerSpace. 

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