Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM http://experts.adobeconnect.com/kcdesigncore2018/ Online only, kansas city, MO

We'll meet online to plan our calendar for the year.

What things would you like to learn in 2018?

What are the newest skills and topics we should cover?

What programs have you seen but have no clue how to use?

Which speakers are your favorites?

Bring your best list and meet us here...online...and earn a raffle ticket for the upcoming June CC giveaway.

See you then! Curl up in your PJs, bring something warm in a mug, and we'll talk. If you have a VOIP setup, you can use your mic and headphones. If you just want to chat in the chat window and listen to the rest of us, that works, too.

Thanks for helping make 2018 another great success for our group!

Feel free to put suggestions in the comments section before the meeting.

*** PLEASE NOTE: Meetup.com is somewhat brain-dead and doesn't understand online meetings. If you click on the "location" link above, it will bring up an empty map and tell you it doesn't know how to find us. :) Just copy and paste the link: http://experts.adobeconnect.com/kcdesigncore2018/

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 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, January 9, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM BalancePoint 9201 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO

• What we'll do
Topic TBD

• What to bring


• Important to know

Click here for event


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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

• What we'll do
Private event for Pack 3193

• What to bring


• Important to know

Click here for event


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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 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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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM Sprint Accelerator 210 W 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO

Join us for a meetup dedicated to all things debugging. We'll learn different techniques to to step through Angular application code in Chrome.

A guest speaker, Thomas Bauers, will lead us through an interactive debugging session and cover debugging basics using Chrome and Chrome Dev Tools.

If you want to follow along, please install angular-cli and clone
https://github.com/tmoss343/angular-tour-of-heroes Then we'll dive deeper into Angular application debugging using Augury and NgRx Store-DevTools.

Add more details here Click here for event


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Thursday, January 4, 2018 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! 

KC Roundtable in the back left room of Eggtc. Click here for event


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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 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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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 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

We'll be in the large meeting room. We get the room at 7pm. Click here for event


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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 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, January 8, 2018 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.

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


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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 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.

Ann Gaffigan will present a talk that she gave at ZendCon 2017 (http://www.zendcon.com/session/tackling-beast-how-gradually-upgrade-legacy-code-base-php-7) in October and that she will have given at Nomad PHP (https://nomadphp.com/tackling-beast-graduallyupgrade-legacy-code-base-php-7/) in December!

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 - Ann Gaffigan - Tackling the Beast: Upgrading a Legacy Code Base to PHP 7
Hypothetically speaking, what if you wanted to change all of the lightbulbs in your house to use LED bulbs, but your current wiring didn't support LED bulbs? You would need to re-wire your house, which would take a long time. In the meantime, you wouldn't have any working electricity. Is there a better way? What if there was an adapter that could transition LED to work with old wiring if necessary, or if the wiring was new, just work as usual? That's a metaphor for how I figured out how to gradually upgrade a legacy (LAMP) code base to be compliant with PHP 7.0. Since PHP deprecated the MySQL extension functions as of PHP 5.5.0 and removed in 7.0, we needed to transition a LOT of code in a legacy system to use the modern MySQLi extension functions. In trying to figure out how to upgrade the code base without ceasing new development on the system, we decided to use an adapter database class to allow us to transition gradually. In this session, we'll explain how the adapter class works and also the rules we put in place to ensure there was an end to the transition tunnel.

Your topic here? Contact us to speak (http://www.meetup.com/kcphpug/suggestion/)!

Rate the talks!

All Developers Welcome!

We understand Web Developers often come from all backgrounds, and many work in more languages than PHP. Whether you're curious and just starting out, dabble in PHP on the weekends, write custom PHP on a daily basis, work in a framework like Symfony, Zend Framework, Silex, Slim, Laravel, CakePHP or customize CMS products like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla; our goal is that you will find something new, useful and thought provoking.

Interested in giving a presentation to the group, or demoing something you're working on? Contact one of the organizers through Meetup or talk after a monthly meeting to sign up!

Park in the garage and enter the main building to the west of the garage. Follow the signs and turn right at the security desk. Click here for event


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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM , ,

This is just a placeholder to make it clear that there will be no meetup for January due to the holidays. 

We plant to resume meetups on February 7th.

Click here for event


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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM http://experts.adobeconnect.com/kcdesigncore2018/ Online only, kansas city, MO

We'll meet online to plan our calendar for the year.

What things would you like to learn in 2018?

What are the newest skills and topics we should cover?

What programs have you seen but have no clue how to use?

Which speakers are your favorites?

Bring your best list and meet us here...online...and earn a raffle ticket for the upcoming June CC giveaway.

See you then! Curl up in your PJs, bring something warm in a mug, and we'll talk. If you have a VOIP setup, you can use your mic and headphones. If you just want to chat in the chat window and listen to the rest of us, that works, too.

Thanks for helping make 2018 another great success for our group!

Feel free to put suggestions in the comments section before the meeting.

*** PLEASE NOTE: Meetup.com is somewhat brain-dead and doesn't understand online meetings. If you click on the "location" link above, it will bring up an empty map and tell you it doesn't know how to find us. :) Just copy and paste the link: http://experts.adobeconnect.com/kcdesigncore2018/

Click here for event


Read more...

Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 12:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

This is a fun and informative wood working introduction workshop for both parents and their children (suggested age 5 years and older) or adults without children. We will go over which tools the parent/adult will be using (radial arm saw, table saw, scroll saw, router table, belt sander), explain what each tool does, how they work, then let the kids choose a sword design for the parents to make using those tool with guidance from the instructor. The kids will get to watch how the wood working tools make the sword pieces as they are being made by the adults.

After the pieces and cut and assembled, we will teach you and your child how to paint them to give them a realistic, worn metal look, and of course the kids get to pick out a gem stone to add as a final touch if they like.

People without kids are also welcome to sign up for this class. The cost of the class includes 2 people and 1 sword (all materials included).

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


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Saturday, December 30, 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. 

Click here for event


Read more...

Saturday, December 30, 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, January 6, 2018 at 10:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

***NOTE: THIS IS A TWO DAY, TWO PART CLASS. FIRST PART ON SAT. JANUARY 6TH, 10AM-2PM. SECOND PART ON SUN. JANUARY 7TH, 10AM UNTIL YOU FINISH YOUR PROPS.***

Even the Dragonborn needs a good weapon at their side on their adventures across Tamriel. What better weapon than a good ol' Steel Sword! For this workshop, we'll be making a Steel Sword (and scabbard) from the game Skyrim using EVA foam and other materials.

If you have been interested in learning how to cut, shape, assemble, and paint EVA foam to make realistic looking, light weight props, armor, and cosplay pieces, this is a great intro class to help get you started. All materials will be provided for this class. Suggested age for this class: 16 years and older.

This class is sponsored by Planet Comicon.

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


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Monday, January 1, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Long-Bell Pizza Company 3385 SW Fascination Drive, Lees Summit, MO

Come join the group for discussion and pizza - buy your own or share one with others.  See Long-Bell Pizza web site for their complete menu: http://www.longbellpizzaco.com/.

Ask for the freethinkers at the door. Click here for event


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Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Mini Nuke. Perfect for clearing that stubborn super mutant infestation out of the post-apocalyptic Nuka Cola factory you call home. In this all day build class, we will each be building Mini-Nuke props from 3D printed kits of parts.

As we work, we'll talk about the science and history of nuclear arms, the Fallout series, and our favorite BambCo Noodles recipes. During this class we'll learn about: finishing and painting 3D printed parts, strategies for masking and applying graphics, methods of creating textures, and the proper care and maintenance of a class 3 fissionable core*. We will be using sandpaper, spray paint, and body filler.

Please wear clothes you are comfortable getting dirty in. This is an all day class. We will meet from 10am to 12:30pm, break for lunch, then reconvene from 1:30pm to 4pm.

*Class 3 Fissionable core lecture is dependent on approval from Department of Energy, Honeywell, The FBI, and President Obama



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


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Monday, January 15, 2018 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.

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


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Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 5:30:00 PM , ,

Hey WordPress professionals, let's get together and talk shop over beers.

This Meetup is for industry professionals who build WordPress websites for clients, build/sell WordPress plugins or themes, or run marketing campaigns for clients using WordPress.

Leave a comment with a suggestion for a bar and tell us about your business. I will set a location on the 25th.

Click here for event


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Thursday, December 28, 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


Read more...

Saturday, December 30, 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. 

Click here for event


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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 1:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

It's Holiday Break, and everyone's home for the week. Why not come down to HammerSpace Workshop to learn something new while building something awesome!

In this afternoon class, we will be building and flying Estes model rockets! It's an awesome afternoon of construction, science and flight! Children younger than age 12 need to bring an adult to assist them with construction and launch.

The class will be rain or shine, so please check the weather and dress appropriately. Hopefully we will be able to launch outside, but if not we'll open one of the big workshop garage doors and launch out into the parking lot!

This awesome 3 hour class will include:

● Learning the basics of rocketry and propulsion

● Building our rockets

● Launch!

The class price includes 1 rocket. If you are not a member of Hammerspace, please arrive a few minutes early so we can cover some basic safety topics.

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


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Thursday, January 4, 2018 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


Read more...

Saturday, December 30, 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


Read more...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 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! 

KC Roundtable in the back left room of Eggtc. Click here for event


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Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 12:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

This is a fun and informative wood working introduction workshop for both parents and their children (suggested age 5 years and older) or adults without children. We will go over which tools the parent/adult will be using (radial arm saw, table saw, scroll saw, router table, belt sander), explain what each tool does, how they work, then let the kids choose a sword design for the parents to make using those tool with guidance from the instructor. The kids will get to watch how the wood working tools make the sword pieces as they are being made by the adults.

After the pieces and cut and assembled, we will teach you and your child how to paint them to give them a realistic, worn metal look, and of course the kids get to pick out a gem stone to add as a final touch if they like.

People without kids are also welcome to sign up for this class. The cost of the class includes 2 people and 1 sword (all materials included).

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


Read more...

Saturday, January 13, 2018 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


Read more...

Saturday, January 13, 2018 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. 

Click here for event


Read more...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 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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Saturday, January 13, 2018 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.

Click here for event


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Tuesday, December 26, 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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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM , ,

This is just a placeholder to make it clear that there will be no meetup for January due to the holidays. 

We plant to resume meetups on February 7th.

Click here for event


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Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 5:00:00 PM The Nerdery 100 E 7 St Suite #401, Kansas City, MO

• What we'll do
You MUST register on Eventbrite to attend - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coding-cocktails-introduction-to-html-tickets-39425679268?aff=meetup

Session Topic: Introduction to HTML

HTML is the foundation of the web. It provides structure for our web pages. Join us to learn about what tags and elements are, how to structure your page and why all of this matters! You'll also get to try building out a web page with HTML on your own! 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!)

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!

• What to bring
Bring a wifi enabled laptop that you have administrative rights to.
Don't have a laptop? Email to codingandcocktails@kcwomenintech.org to request one!

• Important to know
- Must be at least 21 to attend
- Please familiarize yourself with Kansas City Women in Technology's Code of Conduct.
- Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and light dinner served
- You MUST register on Eventbrite to attend - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coding-cocktails-introduction-to-html-tickets-39425679268?aff=meetup

Click here for event


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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 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.

Ann Gaffigan will present a talk that she gave at ZendCon 2017 (http://www.zendcon.com/session/tackling-beast-how-gradually-upgrade-legacy-code-base-php-7) in October and that she will have given at Nomad PHP (https://nomadphp.com/tackling-beast-graduallyupgrade-legacy-code-base-php-7/) in December!

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 - Ann Gaffigan - Tackling the Beast: Upgrading a Legacy Code Base to PHP 7
Hypothetically speaking, what if you wanted to change all of the lightbulbs in your house to use LED bulbs, but your current wiring didn't support LED bulbs? You would need to re-wire your house, which would take a long time. In the meantime, you wouldn't have any working electricity. Is there a better way? What if there was an adapter that could transition LED to work with old wiring if necessary, or if the wiring was new, just work as usual? That's a metaphor for how I figured out how to gradually upgrade a legacy (LAMP) code base to be compliant with PHP 7.0. Since PHP deprecated the MySQL extension functions as of PHP 5.5.0 and removed in 7.0, we needed to transition a LOT of code in a legacy system to use the modern MySQLi extension functions. In trying to figure out how to upgrade the code base without ceasing new development on the system, we decided to use an adapter database class to allow us to transition gradually. In this session, we'll explain how the adapter class works and also the rules we put in place to ensure there was an end to the transition tunnel.

Your topic here? Contact us to speak (http://www.meetup.com/kcphpug/suggestion/)!

Rate the talks!

All Developers Welcome!

We understand Web Developers often come from all backgrounds, and many work in more languages than PHP. Whether you're curious and just starting out, dabble in PHP on the weekends, write custom PHP on a daily basis, work in a framework like Symfony, Zend Framework, Silex, Slim, Laravel, CakePHP or customize CMS products like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla; our goal is that you will find something new, useful and thought provoking.

Interested in giving a presentation to the group, or demoing something you're working on? Contact one of the organizers through Meetup or talk after a monthly meeting to sign up!

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Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM Johnson County Library, Leawood Pioneer 4700 Town Center Dr, Leawood,

Speakers and topics TBA. A beginner's topics meeting will cover features of R that are fundamental to its use and that anyone learning R needs to know. Everyone is welcome. If you are a beginning user of R, this meeting is designed especially for you. If you are an advanced user of R, you will find that this talk will round out your knowledge of R and may show you some subtle features that you may not have been aware of. Typically, the meeting will start with brief introductions, then two talks of roughly 20 minutes each and then some time for open questions and for planning future meetings. The meeting officially ends at 2:30, but stick around afterwards for networking and socialization. We have the room reserved through 3:00pm.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Mini Nuke. Perfect for clearing that stubborn super mutant infestation out of the post-apocalyptic Nuka Cola factory you call home. In this all day build class, we will each be building Mini-Nuke props from 3D printed kits of parts.

As we work, we'll talk about the science and history of nuclear arms, the Fallout series, and our favorite BambCo Noodles recipes. During this class we'll learn about: finishing and painting 3D printed parts, strategies for masking and applying graphics, methods of creating textures, and the proper care and maintenance of a class 3 fissionable core*. We will be using sandpaper, spray paint, and body filler.

Please wear clothes you are comfortable getting dirty in. This is an all day class. We will meet from 10am to 12:30pm, break for lunch, then reconvene from 1:30pm to 4pm.

*Class 3 Fissionable core lecture is dependent on approval from Department of Energy, Honeywell, The FBI, and President Obama



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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM http://experts.adobeconnect.com/kcdesigncore2018/ Online only, kansas city, MO

We'll meet online to plan our calendar for the year.

What things would you like to learn in 2018?

What are the newest skills and topics we should cover?

What programs have you seen but have no clue how to use?

Which speakers are your favorites?

Bring your best list and meet us here...online...and earn a raffle ticket for the upcoming June CC giveaway.

See you then! Curl up in your PJs, bring something warm in a mug, and we'll talk. If you have a VOIP setup, you can use your mic and headphones. If you just want to chat in the chat window and listen to the rest of us, that works, too.

Thanks for helping make 2018 another great success for our group!

Feel free to put suggestions in the comments section before the meeting.

*** PLEASE NOTE: Meetup.com is somewhat brain-dead and doesn't understand online meetings. If you click on the "location" link above, it will bring up an empty map and tell you it doesn't know how to find us. :) Just copy and paste the link: http://experts.adobeconnect.com/kcdesigncore2018/

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Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 5:30:00 PM , ,

Hey WordPress professionals, let's get together and talk shop over beers.

This Meetup is for industry professionals who build WordPress websites for clients, build/sell WordPress plugins or themes, or run marketing campaigns for clients using WordPress.

Leave a comment with a suggestion for a bar and tell us about your business. I will set a location on the 25th.

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Thursday, December 28, 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.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 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, January 11, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch 4801 Main Street, Kansas City,

A local not-for-profit professional will explain how Google AdWords work and how it benefits your organization. Understanding the nuts and bolts of Google analytics will increase your visibility. Google's dashboard gives you informative metrics to communicate your mission more effectively.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 1:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

It's Holiday Break, and everyone's home for the week. Why not come down to HammerSpace Workshop to learn something new while building something awesome!

In this afternoon class, we will be building and flying Estes model rockets! It's an awesome afternoon of construction, science and flight! Children younger than age 12 need to bring an adult to assist them with construction and launch.

The class will be rain or shine, so please check the weather and dress appropriately. Hopefully we will be able to launch outside, but if not we'll open one of the big workshop garage doors and launch out into the parking lot!

This awesome 3 hour class will include:

● Learning the basics of rocketry and propulsion

● Building our rockets

● Launch!

The class price includes 1 rocket. If you are not a member of Hammerspace, please arrive a few minutes early so we can cover some basic safety topics.

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