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2017 Year-End Happy Hour
Atlassian User Groups
2017 Year-End Happy Hour
Thursday, December 14 at 4:30 PM
Address: Tomfooleries on the Plaza, 612 W 47th Street, Kansas City 64112
About this event
Let's get together and celebrate our  team and company sucesses using Atlassian tools this year. Each one of you played a key role in the KCAUG winning the Members' Choice Award for a second year in a row!
Let's raise a glass and have a toast to the best AUG in the world!!

Only RSVP if you can attend the Happy Hour. We need to have an exact headcount to ensure booking of the venue. Please RSVP by November 7th.

A big 'THANK YOU' to Contegix for sponsoring the Happy Hour!


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The next Agile KC meeting will be Thursday October 26, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Centriq Training.  Visit www.agilekc.org for a map and to register.

Meeting Topic: How Strong is your Agile Foundation?

Meeting Learning:
The Agile Manifesto and 12 supporting Principles are our foundation. Building upon these ideas should provide us a decent opportunity for success.  For many, however, these ideas and beliefs remain elusive and are just theories;  we SHOULD work with the business every day (#4) but our customer is not available, etc.  We'll dive into discussion on how to strengthen your foundation as well as provide you some techniques to have all 12 principles memorized by the time you leave.  Why take the time to memorize them?  You'll see.....  Come join us!

Description:
Using some fun learning techniques, you'll memorize all twelve principles and discuss why these are important to us as Agilists. This will be an interactive session that is sure to be a lot of fun.
A key component that of the Agile manifesto is the team: small, autonomous, cross-functional teams focused on the customer and the service provided. If you or your organization are struggling to create and support Lean | Agile teams this session is for you. Come join us!

Speaker Bio:

Steve Toalson has been an Agile Coach and advocate for over 5 years. His passion to share his love of Agile and it's benefits is contagious, so watch out. Steve is active in the KC Agile Community and will be the MC at the upcoming LACK Conference here in KC. Steve is currently an Agile Coach at Cerner, helping good teams to be great. 


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https://www.meetup.com/Lenexa-Software-Development-Meetup/

Agile KC is a tool, technology and practices agnostic community organization. We meet regularly to discuss best practices, new learning and to hear experience reports. Please feel free to join us at one of our meetings. There are no dues or membership obligations, we simply ask that you attend and participate in the collaboration.



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Tuesday, October 31, 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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Monday, October 23, 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 Big 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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Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM BalancePoint 9201 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO

Pizza and soda (or pop) will be provided by our generous host, BalancePoint Corporation. Joshua Mitchell will present on AWS Lambda.

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Thursday, October 26, 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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Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO Click here for event


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https://www.meetup.com/Kansas-City-Angular-Meetup/

This group is a community of web-developers who focus and have interest in the Angular framework. Join us as we leverage the power of community to strengthen our development skills and gain insights into best practices. We will be hosting regular training, discussion, and networking events. If you would like to present, host, or in any way volunteer in these events, please reach out to the leaders of this group.


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ISSA-Kansas City Chapter
ISSA-Kansas City Chapter Event
October 26th
When
Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT
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Where
BRIO Tuscan Grille, Country Club Plaza
502 Nichols Rd
Kansas City, MO 64112
Driving Directions
Dear Rob,    

On October 26, 2017 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Brio's on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO, to network and attend the monthly chapter meeting, with presentation topic.

Speaker:  Kelly Lipprand, Zerto

Kelly Lipprand is a Systems Engineer for Zerto supporting Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. He has worked in high-tech and IT for over 15 years. He has extensive experience in designing and deploying converged infrastructure for public. private and hybrid cloud as well as VMware and Microsoft operating systems and software. He holds current Cisco and VMware certifications. Kelly has also directed deployment of Data Center infrastructure and circuits for multiple regional locations. He has spoken publicly, nationally and internationally at large trade shows and film festivals on many different subjects. Kelly is a foodie and loves to travel. He currently resides in Kansas City with his wife. He can be reached at kelly.lipprand@zerto.com.

Topic:  Evolve Beyond Disaster Recovery to IT Resilience

IT resilience is achieved when a company is capable of responding to a disruption so quickly that end-users and customers are not aware that a disruption occurred. Organizations that embrace this concept, which is essentially a more proactive approach to BC/DR, focus on continuous availability rather than recovery after the fact. Automation and simplification of replication and recovery are part of resilience, and ensure that companies can prove the availability of their applications and data at any time. In this presentation learn how Zerto work towards a complete solution with no dependencies on hypervisors, hardware, or clouds in order to achieve IT Resilience.

Location

BRIO Tuscan Grille, Country Club Plaza, 502 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112

Agenda:
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Greeting and registration
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Meeting & Presentation
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Questions, Answers & Networking

Menu:

Salad Choice of Chicken, Salmon or Pasta Soft drinks, Iced Tea, Coffee *Vegetarian option available, please note at registration at Brio * *Menu subject to change. **

Price:
$20.00 for ISSA Members,
$30.00 for Guests/Non-Members
Maximum Reservation: 35
Credit(s): 1 CPE credit

We look forward to seeing you at the event. If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please email our RSVP email, or contact the venue for directions.
Register Now!


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Monday, October 30, 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 Big 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 25, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM C2FO 4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway,

Getting Started with Py-Spark

Kaushik Amaravadi will be presenting on Py-Spark

We will start with little introduction of spark and its components. How python can be used in spark to proccess large datasets. And we will look at the Data Flow and architecture of spark and how pyspark is built on top of spark Java Api. After a small Q/A session . We will see how to setup spark with jupyter. We will jump to basics of pyspark using rdd and datasets, basics operations like map, join, reduce, filter and so on with some data explorations and visualization on a data set.

Kaushik Amaravadi is working as Big Data Engineer at Yotabites. He loves to learn new Data Science techniques and technologies, likes to explore the relationships between numbers and translate them into stories.

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Monday, October 30, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM C2FO 4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS

NOTE: This is our joint meet up with Data Science KC. If you'd like to attend, RSVP over at: https://www.meetup.com/Data-Science-KC/events/243681703/. The DS KC RSVP list is the OFFICIAL list of who is going.

We have two frighteningly good talks for the near ghoulesh evening! Ryan Brush, Cerner Distinguished Engineer, is going to talk about the hard data engineering work that powers an amazing new platform Cerner has built for healthcare data scientists and data analysts. The platform aims to give consistency and data access and structure for analysis. Coincidentally, Bob Wakefield will be talking about reproducible research in the data science space and how Tidyverse can help you get started on the right foot! Don't be caught saying "It worked in dev!" Bob will show us how to avoid common pitfalls. Healthcare Data Engineering and the Public Cloud

We start with petabytes of noisy, conflicting, incomplete and complicated healthcare data, and aim for meaningful features for machine learning and other analysis. This talk looks at Data Engineering techniques to first make sense of complex data, how we have grown cloud-based architecture to support it, and how we quickly adapt that system for new needs. Ultimately this lands in a scalable user experience powered by Apache Spark, along with a set of feature engineering patterns and a set domain-specific helper functions.

Reproducible Research with R, The Tidyverse, Notebooks, and Spark

Many of us data science and business analytics practitioners perform research and analysis for decision makers on a regular basis. The deliverable of such analysis often results in a Power Point presentation, and/or a model that needs to be productionalized. The code used to produce the analysis also needs to be considered a deliverable.

Many of us perform analysis without reproducibility in mind. With the increasing democratization of data, it is becoming more and more important for people that may not have scientific training to be able to create analysis that can be picked up by somebody else who can then reproduce your results. That, and creating reproducible research is just solid science.

We are going to spend an evening walking though the various tools available to create reproducible research on Big Data. You will get introduced to the Tidyverse of R packages and how to use them. We will discuss the ins and outs of various notebook technologies like Jupyter, and Zeppelin. You will have an opportunity to learn how to get up and running with R and Spark and the various options you have to learn on real clusters instead of just your local environment. There also be a quick introduction to source control and the various options you have around using Git.

The theme of the evening will be "getting started". We will go over various training resources and show you the optimal path to go from zero to master. Some commentary will be provided around the current state of the job market and intel from the front lines of the data science language wars. This is a large topic and the evening will be fairly dynamic and responsive to the needs of the audience.

Bob Wakefield has spent the better part of 16 years building data systems for many organizations across various industries. He has been running Hadoop in a lab environment for 3 years. He is the principal of Mass Street Analytics, LLC a boutique data consultancy. Mass Street is a Hortonworks Consultant Partner and Confluent Partner.

In his spare time, he likes to work on an equity investment application that combines various sources of information to automatically arrive at investing decisions. When he is not doing that, you'll find him flying his A-10 simulator.

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Monday, October 30, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM C2FO 4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS

We have two frighteningly good talks for the near ghoulesh evening! Ryan Brush, Cerner Distinguished Engineer, is going to talk about the hard data engineering work that powers an amazing new platform Cerner has built for healthcare data scientists and data analysts. The platform aims to give consistency and data access and structure for analysis. Coincidentally, Bob Wakefield will be talking about reproducible research in the data science space and how Tidyverse can help you get started on the right foot! Don't be caught saying "It worked in dev!" Bob will show us how to avoid common pitfalls.

Healthcare Data Engineering and the Public Cloud

We start with petabytes of noisy, conflicting, incomplete and complicated healthcare data, and aim for meaningful features for machine learning and other analysis. This talk looks at Data Engineering techniques to first make sense of complex data, how we have grown cloud-based architecture to support it, and how we quickly adapt that system for new needs. Ultimately this lands in a scalable user experience powered by Apache Spark, along with a set of feature engineering patterns and a set domain-specific helper functions.

Reproducible Research with R, The Tidyverse, Notebooks, and Spark

Many of us data science and business analytics practitioners perform research and analysis for decision makers on a regular basis. The deliverable of such analysis often results in a Power Point presentation, and/or a model that needs to be productionalized. The code used to produce the analysis also needs to be considered a deliverable.

Many of us perform analysis without reproducibility in mind. With the increasing democratization of data, it is becoming more and more important for people that may not have scientific training to be able to create analysis that can be picked up by somebody else who can then reproduce your results. That, and creating reproducible research is just solid science.

We are going to spend an evening walking though the various tools available to create reproducible research on Big Data. You will get introduced to the Tidyverse of R packages and how to use them. We will discuss the ins and outs of various notebook technologies like Jupyter, and Zeppelin. You will have an opportunity to learn how to get up and running with R and Spark and the various options you have to learn on real clusters instead of just your local environment. There also be a quick introduction to source control and the various options you have around using Git.

The theme of the evening will be "getting started". We will go over various training resources and show you the optimal path to go from zero to master. Some commentary will be provided around the current state of the job market and intel from the front lines of the data science language wars. This is a large topic and the evening will be fairly dynamic and responsive to the needs of the audience.

Bob Wakefield has spent the better part of 16 years building data systems for many organizations across various industries. He has been running Hadoop in a lab environment for 3 years. He is the principal of Mass Street Analytics, LLC a boutique data consultancy. Mass Street is a Hortonworks Consultant Partner and Confluent Partner.

In his spare time, he likes to work on an equity investment application that combines various sources of information to automatically arrive at investing decisions. When he is not doing that, you'll find him flying his A-10 simulator.

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Monday, October 30, 2017 at 6:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO Click here for event


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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:30:00 PM Olathe City Hall 100 East Santa Fe, olathe, KS Click here for event


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Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Need help starting or finishing your DIY Halloween or Cosplay costume? Bring in your project and we will help you hash out your ideas and give you professional one-on-one input! This 3 hour costume clinic will be full of helpful tips and tricks to get you through your costume projects this Halloween season or for your next big Comic Con event.

Recommended ages: 16 years or older

Instructor: Laura Bowerman (Fiber Arts Expert)

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


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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:30:00 AM The Thai Place 9359 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS

October's luncheon will be at The Thai Place in old Overland Park: https://www.yelp.com/biz/thai-place-overland-park

We've been here before, but it's a fantastic restaurant and worth revisiting.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:30:00 PM McCownGordon Construction 422 Admiral Blvd, Kansas City, MO

For this month's VR/AR meetup, we'll be at McCownGordon Construction in downtown KC! Come chat with the team and hear about how McCownGordon utilizes spacial capture tools like Matterport, point cloud data, and 360 video to help visualize the built environment. Attendees will be able to try the latest tech and some of the latest demos for HTC Vive.

Find out more about McCownGordon Construction at http://www.mccowngordon.com/

Food will be provided, so please RSVP ahead of time so we have an accurate count.

We hope to see you there!

Andrew, John, and Steve

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Boulevard Brewery Beer Hall 2534 Madison Avenue, Kansas City, MO

This is an informal social gathering for WordPress lovers who also love beer! 

Come one, come all. 

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This Meetup is not a formal training or help session... It is literally at a brewery for the purpose of consuming beers with conversation and networking. If you have questions or topics you would like to discuss, bring them along and brainstorm with other WordPress geeks - but leave that laptop at home. This isn't the right event for help diving into the dashboard or backend.

We will not be reserving a meeting room or large table for the group, so be ready to move around and mingle... and please be prepared to purchase a beer or a bite. We want the bars and breweries to enjoy our visits 

Also, come ready to introduce yourself to other WordPress enthusiasts, discuss your website and share your wisdom!

More info about the Beer Hall https://www.boulevard.com/visit-us/beer-hall/

We'll be in the Beer Hall on the 2nd floor. Check the comments at the time of the Meetup for the exact meeting spot. Click here for event


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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Google Fiber Space Lounge 1820 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO

join us AGAIN, as Nick and Kyle lead a discussion about freelancing and the realities of making a living in the video industry (and similar creative fields). Whether you're thinking about making the jump, are already moonlighting/freelancing full-time, or just interested in listening, we'd love to have your thoughts. While Nick and Kyle will be steering the discussion, we are hoping to get your input as well, so come ready to talk! Last month we had fantastic group conversation and the meeting was.not.long.engough! ENTER PART 2!


Agenda:

6:00–6:30 – Social time/set up

6:30 - Official Meeting Start

6:30–6:45 – Introduction/News

6:45–8:15 – Freelancing discussion

8:15–8:59 – Raffle prizes/social time

8:59 – GET OUT! (Must be out of Google Fiber by 9:00)

9:00 – [Optional] – Begin conversations in the parking lot that last for another 2 hours.

As always, our meeting is free to attend and open to all. See you there!

Nick Schale started 29 Pixel Studios when he went full-time self-employed in 2013, but has been freelancing since 2003. 29 Pixel Studios mainly focuses on video production but also has a strong photography offering. Nick is also the creator of the "Business Tips for Creatives" podcast.

Kyle Hamrick also began doing freelance work on the side in 2003, and went full-time as a freelancer/running a small studio, The Feral Few, in 2010. He just presented on this topic (along with Jessica Thomas) at this year's Adobe Video World.

We also have several regulars who have been successfully self-employed and/or running their own businesses for years. We're really looking forward to a great informative discussion!

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM VinSolutions 5700 Broadmoor Street, Mission, KS

Vagrant & Chocolatey for .NET Devs


Testing your automated deployments in different environments can be somewhat difficult when all you have is one machine to test against. Vagrant gives you the ability to test those deployments and Chocolatey is a universal approach for deploying software packages. Come learn how both of them work together to make you more productive and deploy into environments with less errors and near zero downtime.


Rob Reynolds (@ferventcoder)
chocolatey.org


Rob is a developer who has a passion for developing low maintenance solutions. In his day job he is solving software management automation for Windows with Chocolatey Software. Rob is very active in OSS and manages several OSS projects. Some of those projects include Chocolatey (software management/package management for Windows) and RoundhousE (database migration engine, part of the Chuck Norris Framework). He tends to speak his mind about the importance of behavior-driven design, and his polyglot is all entranced in C# and Ruby right now. Viva la DevOps (with a side of bacon)!


Sponsor

Bluerivet @bluerivet
Jennifer Brown (<a>jennifer.brown@bluerivet.com</a>)

9th floor, through the glass doors and behind the reception desk Click here for event


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Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 3:00:00 PM Lawrence Public Library 707 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS Room B Click here for event


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Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 3:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th 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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Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:30:00 PM Black Dog Coffee House 12815 W 87th St, Lenexa, KS

Saturday Meeting Format


Our Saturday meetings are free-formed. Attendees bring up topics that interest them or that they want feedback on. Attendees are welcome to participate or just kick back and soak in the discussions. There are also no dumb questions! If you're just starting out this is a great opportunity to ask questions.

The meeting structure usually follows this format:

* Introductions / meet and greet new members
* Open group discussion on any development topic, concern or question; discussing any new happenings that interest the group
* Get help setting up your development environment, looking at code, quick demos, etc. (time permitting)

All levels welcome!

Maybe you have been using using PHP for a week or even a decade--we all have things to learn and share. If you enjoy working with PHP, or want to learn more about it this meeting is for you.

Get Involved

If you're looking for a presentation-focused event with talks and demos, check out our weeknight meetups. We would also love to have you present! Please contact an organizer through Meetup or talk after a meeting to tell us more about your topic.

Hopefully the big room in back--look for the group with laptops Click here for event


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Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

This is a 3D Printer Build/Repair Clinic for those who need assistance building or repairing their 3D printer. Tom Newell, local inventor and distributor of ONI 3D printers will be walking you through the build or repair of your ONI 3D printer or any other brand of 3D printer you bring in with you. Spare parts for ONI printers will be on hand for sale during this clinic.

Take Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. to 45th St. Click here for event


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Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Welcome to Rapture, where everything is wet, and there's plenty of ADAM and EVE to go around! In this workshop, you'll be learning several useful painting techniques used by the pros as you paint your very own blank copy of one of the iconic masks worn by the Splicers from the game Bioshock. You'll have your choice to either paint a rabbit or cat version of the mask.  All materials provided. 

We will start at 10:00am and continue working until your mask is complete. Outside food and drinks are welcome and encouraged. Suggested ages: 16-116 years old.

SPECIAL PLANET COMICON DISCOUNT! This class is sponsored by Planet Comicon which means everyone gets the discounted class price of $80/person!

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


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Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 9:30:00 AM Google Fiber Space Lounge 1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO

** Please register on Eventbrite to attend!**
https://wtmkchackathon.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup

The First Annual Women Techmakers KC Hackathon will focus on virtual assistants, specifically interactions the Google Assistant. These interactions can be used on compatible devices like Google Home, Android devices, iPhones and any other device where Google Assistant is available.

A basic interaction for the Google Assistant requires no codeand both technical and non-technical attendees can build interactions! To build these, we will be using DialogFlow (https://dialogflow.com/) and Actions on Google (https://developers.google.com/actions/).

We'll have a TechTalk on how to use Actions on Google (https://developers.google.com/actions/) and DialogFlow (https://dialogflow.com/) followed by a codelab to show you how to make your own Google Assistant interaction! After we have some experience with the tools, you will focus on creating your vision for the Google Assistant!

It's not required but we recommend working in a team. You can show up without one and find teammates the day of, but if you want to try to find teammates ahead of time, signup for our Slack at https://slack.gdgkc.org/ and start talking on #women-techmakers channel.

Schedule

• Check-in and Networking at 9:00a
• Event Starts: 9:30a
• TechTalk
• Codelab
• Lunch and Networking
• Hackathon

FAQs

What are my parking options at the event?
Parking is limited and first come first serve at the Google Fiber Space - 1814 Westport Road. Street parking is available on nearby side streets (Bell St, Genessee St, Wyoming St) as well on Westport Road. We ask you do not park in the church lot to the East, adjacent lot to the Google Fiber parking space. Thanks!

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Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM Opera House 500 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO

Join KCWiT Mentor Ashley Sullins & other KCWiT members to have fun at a haunted house! We will meet for supper at Opera House (across from the River Market) and decide which one to go to. Tickets can be purchased at their box office for about $35.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Join us for a night of fancy drinks while decoupaging with comic book clippings! 

HammerSpace will provide a large table full of all kinds of comic books for you to choose from. Cut out any images you like, and decoupage them onto something that you bring with you to the class.

Please bring 1 or 2 small/medium sized items to decoupage such as a pair of shoes, some headbands, a vase, a storage box, or anything else you can think of that has lots of surface area.

HammerSpace will also provide a few beverages and snacks, but you are welcome to bring your own to share as well. This will be a fun night full of making cool things in a relaxing, nerdy atmosphere, while socializing with other creative, maker-minded people. Hope you can join us.

Note: Attendees must be 21 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

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


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Monday, October 23, 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 Big 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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Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:00:00 AM Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO Click here for event


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Friday, October 20, 2017 at 5:30:00 PM FanThreeSixty 1511 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City,

Running a sophisticated company on the leading edge of technology takes a lot of talent, smarts and guts. Tradebot shares what it takes to keep up with trends and to innovate on the best current practices.

In this unique opportunity to learn the best from one of the best, Tradebot will discuss how to optimize performance and minimize latency on today's high efficiency platforms, and how traditional statistical machine learning methods like Logistic Regression can compete with AI neural nets.

Tech Talks

Swimming Against the Stream: how Tradebot is adapting to the Energy Efficiency Revolution

For many years, general advancements in hardware technologies directly benefited low latency computing.  However, in the last ten years the industry's shift to cloud, big data, and mobile computing has meant that companies are no longer as concerned about pure performance and instead have shifted their emphasis to power and thermal efficiency.  In this presentation, Jeffrey Watts, Senior Systems Administrator at Tradebot, will discuss how companies like Tradebot continue to innovate and reduce latency in a changing industry.

Introduction to Classification and Logistic Regression: A simple tool with powerful results

Despite the excitement around advances in convolutional and recurrent neural nets, other statistical learning techniques like Logistic Regression remain powerful and robust tools for classification.  In this presentation, Peter Lesslie, Software Developer at Tradebot, will discuss when and how to use Logistic Regression.


Doors open at 5:30 PM, talks start at 6 PM.

Join us at Three Points, the 7th Floor rooftop venue at FanThreeSixty's downtown offices in the Lowe and Campbell building:

Three Points, 7th Floor rooftop venue Click here for event


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Thursday, October 19, 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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