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VRoKCs, a collaborative project between virtual reality and augmented reality professionals and Kansas City Area schools to bring VR/AR learning to K-12 students. Join us for the first VRoKCs hackathon where students and enthusiasts can learn how to develop immersive applications and build education related VR/AR experiences. Professional developers will mentor and guide students as they learn various VR/AR development tools and software. This hackathon is a great opportunity for challenging and educating students who are interested in learning while collaborating and communicating with other enthusiasts and developers.
NOTE: This event is geared toward education for high school students. Everyone is welcome to learn, but the main participants are grades 9-12.
Bring your VR hardware, computer, laptop, or any device that you have that you would like to use to develop! Mentors will be available to help teach VR platforms like Unity, Unreal Engine, and A-Frame.
We hope to see you there!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vrokcs-hackathon-2017-tickets-40791325954


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UMKC School of Education
615 East 52nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64110


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Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

**PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO DAY, TWO PART CLASS. FIRST PART ON SAT. DECEMBER 2ND, 10AM-2PM. SECOND PART ON SUN. DECEMBER 3RD, 10AM UNTIL YOUR PROJECT IS COMPLETED**

Time to get dressed for the Apocalypse!

When you're wandering the Wastes, you need to be sure that your armor is going to do its job and protect you from all the sharp claws and stray bullets that'll be heading your way. For this workshop, we'll be making a set of basic Combat Armor (chest, back, shoulders, and legs) from the game Fallout 4 using EVA foam. We'll be going through the process from fabrication to painting. All materials will be provided.

This is a great class for anyone who is interested in learning how to make realistic looking, light weight props and costume pieces out of EVA foam, and how to paint them to achieve a true-to-character, realistic look. Suggested age: 16 or older.

And since this class is sponsored by Planet ComicCon, everyone who signs up receives the PCC DISCOUNT price for this and any PCC sponsored classes at HammerSpace!

(If you cannnot make it to the second part of this 2-part class, you can arrange a better day to come in and work on finishing your armor pieces with the instructor.)

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Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

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

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

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

In this two hour class we will cover:

● Selecting and preparing images to be printed

● Setting up the printer

● Printing your image

● Building a simple wood Canvas Stretcher in the Hammerspace Woodshop

● Mounting your Image on your Stretcher

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


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


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:30:00 PM Online Event On your computer, Kansas City, MO

U.S. Veterans and active service members are building some of the world's fastest growing companies, and on this live, "Online Demo Day", you can watch top up-and-coming veteran founders pitch to top Silicon Valley investors. 

-- THIS IS A LIVE, ONLINE EVENT. RSVP AT http://bit.ly/veterandemoday -- 

This event will be hosted by Ryan Micheletti (Co-Founder of the Vet-Tech Accelerator), and our special investor guests include Christine Herron (Director at Intel Capital and Co-Lead, Intel Capital Diversity Fund) and Larsen Jensen (Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, Navy Seal). 

The five companies selected to pitch include: 

1. Candl (http://candl.com/): Candl is developing the world's first carrier store app to help mobile data users choose and use wireless plans without having to deal with SIM cards. This Atlanta-based company was founded by Tom Cox, a U.S. Army veteran.

2. OnTarget (http://ontargetcloud.com/): OnTarget is developing data-driven planning and scheduling software for the construction industry that reduces project delay, and risk. This NYC-based company was founded by Eli Borton, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran. 

3. Warrior Centric Health (http://warriorcentrichealth.com/): (WCH)® is developing proprietary data platform solutions to maximize population health outcomes for high risk communities. This Ellicott City, Maryland-based company was founded by Ronald Steptoe, a U.S. Army veteran. 

4. 10XTS (http://10xts.com/): 10XTS is developing a blockchain platform to help young companies without technical knowledge raise investment through the creation of tokens. This Dayton, Ohio-based company was founded by Robert Slater, a U.S. Air Force veteran and active duty Air National Guard. 

5. Prestio (http://prestio.com/): Prestio is developing a one-stop new and used car buying platform to help consumers buy from a dealer without being trapped in the dealership. This Kansas City-based company was founded by Glen Dakan, a U.S. Navy veteran and active duty Reserves Commander. 

Join us for this interactive and educational event to see companies you will be hearing about tomorrow, and learn how top Silicon Valley investors review business pitches. 

-- THIS IS A LIVE, ONLINE EVENT. RSVP AT http://bit.ly/veterandemoday -- 

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This event is hosted in partnership by the Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program; Vet-Tech, an accelerator focused on finding, developing and funding veteran-led startup companies; and The Paradigm Switch, a non-profit focused on developing innovative pathways and financial support to prestigious skills based programs.

Even if you can't make the webinar, everyone who registers for the event will receive an audio & video recording a few hours after the event ends.

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

Vector drawing is the most important skill to learn in a maker space. With your vector drawings you can create things with all the robotic tools at the space.

In this class you will learn how to use vector drawing tools to trace and draw your own laser cut snowflakes from a galaxy far away.

These same skills can help you create laser cut, plasma cut, or CNC router cut items too! 

Learn how to design your ideas, cut your parts and apply your art to a sign, poster, etc, all while making a custom piece of your very own to take home and display. This class (like all of our classes) is open to BOTH members and non-members, so tell  your friends! 

For ages: 16-116 years old 
Cost: $30/person (INCLUDES 3 ORNAMENTS)

BE SURE TO BRING A LAPTOP

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Saturday, December 2, 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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Saturday, December 2, 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, December 2, 2017 at 10:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

**NOTE: THIS IS A TWO PART, TWO DAY CLASS. FIRST SESSION ON SATURDAY, DEC. 2ND, 10AM-2PM. SECOND SESSION ON SATURDAY, DEC 9TH, 10AM-2PM.**

Learn how to build a custom guitar, using a convenient kit. Join local guitar builder and Hammerspace alum Curt Johnson as we explore topics such as the various components of a guitar, sanding, finishing, wiring, guitar assembly, proper guitar setup, and more. All experience levels are welcome, whether you're an experienced maker or just starting on your journey, this is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in several different disciplines. Plus you'll walk away with your very own custom-built guitar! Suggested age range for this class is 16 or older.

IMPORTANT: Students need to purchase their preferred guitar kit online before this class. They will  not be provided by the instructor. Places to buy guitar kits: 

http://www.bargainmusician.com/diy_guitar_kits

http://www.guitarfetish.com/Guitar-And-Bass-Kits_c_74.html

I have built guitars from both websites, and I find that Bargain Musician's kits are higher quality, but also higher priced. I recommend choosing a Telecaster for a first build, particularly if you are an inexperienced woodworker. The Telecaster is a classic, uncomplicated design, and is very easy to put together and take apart.
If you're looking for more of a challenge, the Stratocaster is a step up in terms of sanding, finishing, and the technical aspects of a proper guitar setup. 

Finishes: I am a big proponent of finishes that do not require specialized ventilation systems or respirators to apply. Everything that I use on my guitars these days is as non-toxic as possible. I use milk paint for solid colors, which is harmless as long as you don't actually drink it, and shellac for wood finishes, which is safe enough to be used in food preparation.
I will provide white milk paint as well as a set of dyes to make custom paint colors, and each student will receive a set of sand paper, as well as a quantity of shellac.

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DECEMBER MEETING INFO:

Please register for the next (ISC)² Kansas City Chapter Meeting and plan to attend the first Wednesday of the month-December 6!  Registering will help us plan accordingly for meeting space, chairs and refreshments.

Register Now at Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/isc2-kc-chapter-december-6-meeting-please-register-tickets-39740248152

Monthly Meetings:
  • WhenWednesday, December 6th, 2017 (The first Wednesday of every month)
  • Time6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • WhereRuisch Auditorium at Black & Veatch 
  • Address11401 Lamar Ave., Overland Park, KS 66211 map
  • Format:  Round table, interactive discussion with security professionals from many different industries, tech companies and organizations, from upper management to operators who have many diverse experiences.  We invite knowledgeable and expert members and guests to facilitate and keep the discussion moving along and on-task.
Next Month Meeting Details:
  • Topic: Workplace Violence-Active Shooter Response
  • Sponsor (food & drink):  Symantec
  • Facilitator:  Special Agent Michael R. Miller, FBI KC Training Coordinator, FBI National Academy, Session 259, Section 1, "Winter Warriors"
SA Miller's Bio:
Most importantly, I have been married nearly 30 years and my wife and I have two adult children.  I am in my 20th year with the FBI.  I began my career in 1998 in Chicago where I worked Healthcare Fraud and then Domestic Terrorism and WMD matters.  I transferred to Kansas City in 2004 where I worked Counterterrorism (Domestic and International Terrorism matters) until 2012.  In 2012, I was appointed the Sr. Team Leader for the FBI KC Evidence Response Team (ERT).  From 2012-2017, I coordinated all ERT matters for KC FBI including coordination with the KBI to process the scene of the active shooter scene at Excel Industries in Hesston, Kansas.  I have been a member of the FBI ERT Program since 2000 and have processed many officer involved shootings and human remains (victim) recoveries.  I earned undergraduate degrees in Radiologic Technology and General Science and a graduate degree in Health and Physical Education from Fort Hays State University.  Prior to the FBI, I worked for 12 years in Medical Imaging as an X-ray Technologist.

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

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

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

Communication
(ISC)² KC Chapter Leadership Board:


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


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Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM Centriq Training 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS

Let's relax and have show and tell! Our annual potluck and demo night in December gives everyone the chance to see others' work and to have the chance to win valuable prizes! We will spend the evening sharing a potluck dinner, seeing what everyone's been up to during the past year, and exploring new tools and techniques with Creative Cloud. This is our "annual demo night" and it also gives us the chance to give away a complete year's subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud to one lucky winner.

When you RSVP, tell us what you're willing to show and tell. 

Here's how to get more chances to win...

• Just by showing up, you'll receive a raffle ticket. 


• Having earned one for each meeting you've attended since June, those raffle tickets will be added to the pile. 


• If you bring at least one food item for the potluck, you'll receive an additional raffle ticket.


• If you give a demo of something you've worked on, are currently learning, or just want to show off a technique or tool you've discovered, you'll receive an additional raffle ticket. Demos are limited to 10 minutes. 


• If you want to buy an additional raffle ticket, they are $10 each and the funds will be used to help pay Meetup costs for the group ($180/year) plus incidental expenses. 


This is always a fun meeting, and gives us the chance to look up from our computers and see what else is going on around us. Come prepared to eat, have fun, and win prizes!

See you there!

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Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:00:00 PM Pinsight Media 1100 Main St #1500, Kansas City, MO

Machine learning competitions are ubiquitous and a great way to sharpen your skills. Many times they last for several months and have a nominal purse at stake. For anyone who has ever competed in one, they've probably found themselves spending more time then intended. There is an addictive quality in trying to eke out fractions of a percent for a target metric.

Nick Tomasino, Piero Ferrante and Matt Habiger will deep dive into their attempt to kick the addiction and crank out a solution in 48 hours to InnoCentive's Yarra Water pipe prediction challenge. They'll cover how to break down a problem and define an approach on a tight timeline, divide and concur data processing tasks, how to quickly throw together a data science computing environment and generate a respectable solution. The presentation will also touch on the curse of leakage and why models that are too good to be true are usually too good to be true.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 12:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Make a silver ring for yourself for a loved one just in time for the holidays!

Learn basic silver-smithing techniques while making a silver band-style ring. This makes a beautiful and thoughtful holiday gift! This class (like all HammerSpace classes) is open to BOTH members AND non-members of HammerSpace, but seats are limited, so sign up before they fill up!

This class will teach you about basic hand tools, their usage and safety, and jewelry making techniques in order to create your very own individualized sterling silver band ring for yourself, or to give someone as a gift.

You will learn: sawing, texturing, ring forming, soldering and basic finishing techniques (filing, sanding and polishing). 

For Ages: 10-110 years old

Cost: $40 per ring (All materials included)

NOTE: If you are making a ring for someone else, be sure to get their ring size before the class! Also, if you and your child are making just one ring together, you only need to sign up and pay for one person.


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


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Saturday, December 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, December 9, 2017 at 3:30:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Make a silver ring for yourself for a loved one just in time for the holidays!

Learn basic silver-smithing techniques while making a silver band-style ring. This makes a beautiful and thoughtful holiday gift! This class (like all HammerSpace classes) is open to BOTH members AND non-members of HammerSpace, but seats are limited, so sign up before they fill up!

This class will teach you about basic hand tools, their usage and safety, and jewelry making techniques in order to create your very own individualized sterling silver band ring for yourself, or to give someone as a gift.

You will learn: sawing, texturing, ring forming, soldering and basic finishing techniques (filing, sanding and polishing).

For Ages: 10-110 years old

Cost: $40 per ring (All materials included)

NOTE: If you are making a ring for someone else, be sure to get their ring size before the class! Also, if you and your child are making just one ring together, you only need to sign up and pay for one person.

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


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Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 5:00:00 PM The Chesterfield 1400 Main Street, Kansas City,

Signing up on Meetup alone does NOT secure your spot! You MUST register on Eventbrite to reserve your ticket! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kcwit-holiday-party-tickets-39228187565?aff=Meetup

Join us Saturday, December 9th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. as we wrap up 2017 as a great year working with women in tech. in Kansas City. Adults 21+ can enjoy this laid-back evening of networking and drinks at The Chesterfield to connect with other women working in technology or technology enthusiasts.

Plus, this year, we'll have a raffle for your chance to win great prizes. Get your first raffle ticket free by registering for your ticket! Interested in earning more raffle tickets? Follow KCWiT on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

We have enjoyed working and partnering this year to support women working in technology in Kansas City. Join us as we celebrate 2017 and look forward to more opportunities for you in 2018!

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

Steve Simon and Kevin O'Brien will be speaking. Steve will give a general overview of Stan, a new program for simulating a wide range of Bayesian models that can interface easily with R. Kevin will provide a practical example of using Stan and R on a real world problem.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:30:00 AM Johnson County Library - Corinth Branch 8100 Mission Road, Prairie Village,

The goal of the meeting is to review 2 websites and offering suggestions for improvement.  We will do this by providing answers based on a UX questionnaire.   And so you ask....can I see the questionnaire.  It is under development, however please submit to me questions that you think are pertinent for evaluation i.e  "What is the objective of the website".  Based on questions submitted I will formulate the questionnaire.

Looking forward to our first meeting and creating great user experiences.  

Corinth Library 8100 Mission Rd Prairie Village, KS 66208 (Large Meeting Room) Click here for event


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Monday, December 4, 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, December 4, 2017 at 7:00:00 AM Moscone West 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Use S1P200_Hopper discount code to save $200!

This event is partially informational, but also for those that are part of KC SUG to find others they know that are going to SpringOne Platform 2017.

SpringOne Platform is the premier conference for those who build, deploy, and run cloud-native software. Learn how to deliver transformational software by collaborating with leading software companies, enterprises, and cloud experts at this unique four day event.


Five reasons to register early


• Save Money


• Free Stuff


• Plan Ahead


• Show Committment


• Improve Yourself


For additional details, refer to the website https://springoneplatform.io/

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HDI Heartland Chapter Annual Event

When
Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST
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Where
Microsoft Store - Oak Park Mall
11467 West 95th Street
Overland Park, KS 66214
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Dear Rob, 

You are cordially invited to join us on Friday, December 14th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm (CT) for the Annual HDI Heartland Chapter Meeting!
 
The meeting will be held at the Microsoft Store located in Oak Park Mall.  Door prizes, awards and food will be provided.
 
  • Come see the demonstration and experience Windows Mixed Reality.  See Video
  • Please join us for an exciting event as we announce the Analyst and Desktop Support Technician of the year for the HDI Chapter.
 
Please RSVP by registering your spot before December 8th by 12pm.
Register Now!
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
 
Sincerely,
 
Ben Hernandez
HDI Heartland Chapter
communications@hdiheartland.org

 
HDI Heartland Chapter, www.HDIheartland.org, Overland Park, KS 66210


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