Monday, February 26, 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
8:00 - Wrap-up

First Mondays are "Pitch Nights," when we have a slot for new project pitches during kickoff; third Mondays are "Learn Nights," where we have community speakers on civic tech topics from 6:30-7:30pm.

Location: Plexpod Crossroads (formerly 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).

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 KC is a program of KC Digital Drive, a local non-profit whose mission is to make Kansas City a digital leader by developing civic capacity to adapt to technology change. We are the local affiliate in Code for America's Brigade network.

Connect with Us:

• Join our Code for KC email list (http://eepurl.com/7gbQP).

• Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC (http://twitter.com/codeforkc) and @KCDigitalDrive (http://twitter.com/kcdigitaldrive).

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

Code for KC has a Code of Conduct! Please always be respectful and help us keep our events welcoming, positive, productive environments for everyone. Code For KC presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy (http://codeforkc.org/hackkc-code-of-conduct).

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


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Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Company Kitchen 8500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Merriam, KS

Jonathan Otsuka will lead us on a challenge to beat the house! He's created a Blackjack game in Elixir and our goal is to create/modify a client to try to beat the house, possibly using information provided by the dealer to make [more] "educated" decisions.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Centriq Training 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS

Our local Adobe CC evangelist, Russell Viers, will CHANGE YOUR LIFE when it comes to working with color in your projects. We live in a world of color and frequently it needs to match across projects and applications. Do you know how to pull in color themes from images, use Adobe capture for fun at parties, change colors in seconds throughout your entire project, or understand the difference between Adobe Swatch Exchange vs. Themes vs. Libraries?

We've always been taught about CMYK vs. RGB color space for print vs. on-screen designs. But what about all the oddball things about color we never talk about?

We'll talk about strategy: did you know that simply naming swatches differently can have a HUGE impact on your production time? If you've not mastered the plethora of color techniques, tools, and strategies of Creative Cloud...you're working too hard!

Join us for a high-energy evening of Russell Viers peeling back the mysteries of color workflow in Creative Cloud. Please RSVP and bring a friend! Let's pack the house like we did last month.

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Thursday, March 1, 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, March 6, 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 spend the first 30 minutes networking. The official "work" starts at 6:30.

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


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Thursday, March 1, 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, March 6, 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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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Olathe City Hall 100 East Santa Fe, olathe, KS

Welcome back IoT enthusiasts! The Kansas City Internet of Things Meetup is hosting their first meetup event of 2018 so we are thrill to promote for them. Time Series Analytics for Big Fast Data and IoT by Kx Systems

Kx is a leader in high-performance database technology. Our analytics software platform includes the fast time-series columnar database, kdb+, and integrated visualization tools for business users. For over two decades Kx has been the gold standard for performance at the top trading venues in the world, as well as in a broad spectrum of financial institutions, exchanges, and regulators. Today, we are building on that success, bringing our proven Big Data technology to new markets, like Retail, Space, IoT, and Manufacturing where an explosion in digitized operational data is transforming businesses and the world economy.

Learn how to use a relational, time-series, and columnar database as well as a tightly integrated query language capable of doing aggregations and consolidations on billions of streaming and real time historical records.

Case Study - SmartAxiom protecting IoT solutions from the edge to the cloud with Informix and blockchain technologies by Shawn Moe.

Shawn is the Chief Architect for Informix at HCL America, Inc. He is a software industry veteran with over 25 years of experience. He is an international speaker and a well-known technology leader in the Informix user community.

Agenda:
5:30 - 6:00 PM - Networking and updates
6:00 - 7:30 PM - Topics of the month

• Time Series Analytics for Big Fast Data and IoT by Kx Systems

• Building secure IoT solutions with Informix and blockchain by Shawn Moe

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meetup. Please RSVP for this event and bring your fellow IoT enthusiasts too. This session is meant for everyone - noobs, tinkerers, developers, and entrepreneurs! Kx Systems will be sponsoring refreshments. See you all at the meetup!

First Floor at the Governor's Conference Room Click here for event


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00:00 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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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Olathe City Hall 100 East Santa Fe, Olathe, KS

Welcome back IoT enthusiasts! It's our first meetup event of 2018 and we are looking forward to seeing you all again.

Time Series Analytics for Big Fast Data and IoT by Kx Systems

Kx is a leader in high-performance database technology. Our analytics software platform includes the fast time-series columnar database, kdb+, and integrated visualization tools for business users. For over two decades Kx has been the gold standard for performance at the top trading venues in the world, as well as in a broad spectrum of financial institutions, exchanges, and regulators. Today, we are building on that success, bringing our proven Big Data technology to new markets, like Retail, Space, IoT, and Manufacturing where an explosion in digitized operational data is transforming businesses and the world economy.

Learn how to use a relational, time-series, and columnar database as well as a tightly integrated query language capable of doing aggregations and consolidations on billions of streaming and real time historical records.

Case Study - SmartAxiom protecting IoT solutions from the edge to the cloud with Informix and blockchain technologies by Shawn Moe.

Shawn is the Chief Architect for Informix at HCL America, Inc. He is a software industry veteran with over 25 years of experience. He is an international speaker and a well-known technology leader in the Informix user community.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 PM - Networking and updates
6:00 - 7:30 PM - Topics of the month

• Time Series Analytics for Big Fast Data and IoT by Kx Systems

• Building secure IoT solutions with Informix and blockchain by Shawn Moe

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meetup. Please RSVP for this event and bring your fellow IoT enthusiasts too. This session is meant for everyone - noobs, tinkerers, developers, and entrepreneurs!

Kx Systems will be sponsoring refreshments.

See you all at the meetup!

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 4:00:00 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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Monday, March 5, 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
8:00 - Wrap-up

First Mondays are "Pitch Nights," when we have a slot for new project pitches during kickoff; third Mondays are "Learn Nights," where we have community speakers on civic tech topics from 6:30-7:30pm.

Location: Plexpod Crossroads (formerly 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).

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 KC is a program of KC Digital Drive, a local non-profit whose mission is to make Kansas City a digital leader by developing civic capacity to adapt to technology change. We are the local affiliate in Code for America's Brigade network.

Connect with Us:

• Join our Code for KC email list (http://eepurl.com/7gbQP).

• Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC (http://twitter.com/codeforkc) and @KCDigitalDrive (http://twitter.com/kcdigitaldrive).

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

Code for KC has a Code of Conduct! Please always be respectful and help us keep our events welcoming, positive, productive environments for everyone. Code For KC presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy (http://codeforkc.org/hackkc-code-of-conduct).

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


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

In this intermediate metal and glass working class we will be learning to bend and shape steel to make a hurricane lamp for your home or garden. We will use a MIG welder to assemble the pieces. Your hurricane lamp will be finished off with a hand cut glass wine bottle for the shade. Previous experience in our intro to welding class is recommended.

Please bring a wine bottle (or 2 or 3) that you would like to use for your shade. We will have some on hand to choose from as well, but you are welcome to bring your own. All other materials are provided.

For ages: 18-118 years old

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


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http://hackmidwest.com/

Create Without Constraints


Are you a software engineer or CS student? What would you create if there were no constraints?

Join us July 21-22nd in Kansas City w/ hundreds of passionate software engineers and CS students from around the nation will converge at Hack Midwest to build amazing things in 24 hours.

Discover your greatest potential: turn the impossible into possible. Learn, build & create new connections that last a lifetime.

Are you ready to create something epic? Join us at Hack Midwest in Kansas City!  


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Due to the unpredictability of the weather this evening, we are going to cancel tonigh's AgileKC Meet-up.   While it may look good now, or even a bit later, we would hate to put folks in harms way during the commute home later tonight.
Please plan to join us next month!



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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM TBD TBD, Kansas City, MO

The Kansas City Search Engine Marketing Association is dedicated to educating the local business community about the benefits of Search Engine Marketing and helping aspiring and existing SEMs advance their careers.

Kansas City Search Engine Marketing Association - http://kcsem.org Click here for event


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Saturday, February 24, 2018 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.

Be sure to 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 available to members of HammerSpace Workshop.

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


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM , ,

• What we'll do
This event is 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. To set a calendar reminder go to: https://ibm.co/2npfi3K

2018 is shaping up to be the year machine learning gains widespread implementation as enterprises prepare for the future of artificial intelligence.  Are you ready?   Want to leverage your IT and data investments as you make the climb?  Join us on February 27th at 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time as IBM experts and industry leaders share a fast, scalable approach toward reimagining IT with machine learning.  This one-hour special broadcast will take you through the steps to prepare for the big move, including demos on how to best collect, oranize, secure and analyze your data.  Learn how machine learning will accelerate the journey to AI as it penetrates businesses and enterprise functions while it redefines entire industries.

Rob Thomas, General Manager of IBM Analytics will host the webcast.  Hear from leaders in the industry:
- Katie Linendoll, Writer & Contributor for TODAY show
- Jeremiah Owyang, Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights
- Vitaly Tsivin, EVP Business Intelligence for AMC Networks
- Alissa Hess, Executive Director of Enterprise Machine Learning, USAA
- Sam Lightstone, IBM Fellow,  Master Inventor and Author
- Trisha Mahoney, Product Marketer & Data Scientist, IBM Data Science Experience
- Dinesh Nirmal, Vice President, IBM Analytics Development
- Madhu Kochar, Vice President, IBM Analytics Product Development & Client Success
- And SPECIAL GUEST - Garry Kasparov, World Champion of Chess, founder of the Kasparov Chess Foundation.

You will also see demos of machine learning in leading-edge data and analytics products:
- See how IBM infuses machine learning into the way it interacts with customers
- See how you can securely train a model behind your firewall, then easily deploy on the cloud with one click
- See futuristic technology that takes database performance to a new level
- See how ML accelerates the process of classifying data while increasing its quality

This event is hosted in New York City, USA and will be broadcast at 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. If you cannot make this time, sign up for the calendar reminder to access the replay date and time.

Sign up now for a calendar reminder on February 27th - https://ibm.co/2npfi3K

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• Important to know

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Saturday, February 24, 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


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 11:30:00 AM Longboards 5415 Johnson Dr, Mission, ks

• What we'll do
Join us for February's luncheon at Longboards in Mission. It's a Hawaiian restaurant and a place I'm excited to try.

w: http://longboardswrapsandbowls.com/

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• Important to know

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Northwest Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

This month we're going to talk about Docksal (https://docksal.io/) and maybe some alternatives like Lando (https://docs.devwithlando.io/). Be sure to bring any questions or ideas you might have about local development (or anything Drupal related), should have plenty of time for Q&A.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VinSolutions 5700 Broadmoor Street, Mission, KS

• What we'll do
C# IOC and DI for Mocking and Testing

This is a walk through and conversation of how to use Dependency Injection (DI) and Inversion of Control (IOC) to work with mocking objects when actual integration is not possible. We will also explore how DI and IOC assist isolation of objects for unit testing and how to extend testing to multiple concretions. Both .NET Framework 4 and Core 2 examples will be provided.

Speaker

Ken Hill @flipthetrain (https://twitter.com/flipthetrain)

Ken has been creating software since he was 9 years old. He has worked on an Apple II, Timex Sinclair ZX-81, Commodore Vic-20, 64, 128, Radio Shack TRS-80, PDP-11, IBM Mainframe, HP Tandem, and PC (DOS, OS\2, Windows, Linux, BSD). Languages include BASIC, Fortran, C (+,++,#), Java, JavaScript and Node.js, COBOL, and Mark IV. Ken is currently a Cloud Architect at UMB designing solutions using .NET Core 2, Angular 5, and Microsoft Azure.

Sponsor

Centriq Training - http://centriq.com
@centriqtraining (https://twitter.com/centriqtraining)
Sara Lamb

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• Important to know

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


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HUG Access SIG Meeting 6:30 pm, February 21, 2018, at JCCC, Regnier Center - RC 185

Presentation 1
Title:   The Future of MS Access (continued)
Presenter:   Jim Watkins
Description:   Where are we going?  How are we going to get there?  Are we there yet?  When I grow up I want to be….
We are going to take a look at the future of Office and Microsoft Access.  What is the next release and when do we expect to see it?  What will be included?  Is Access going to be dropped from future versions of office? You and your presenter, Jim Watkins, will explore these questions together.  Some of them may just lead to more questions… but at least we can explore together.  If you have any insights or a crystal ball… bring them to share with this esteemed group.

Bio: Jim Watkins is a senior developer for Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc. HCCS is a 24 year old Computer Consulting firm located in Overland Park, Kansas specializing in providing custom solutions to real world challenges for their clients.

 
Q&A Session:  Bring your Access questions for the group to answer, explore or brainstorm ideas.

Upcoming Meetings: 
2/21/18 – RC 185
3/21/18 – RC 185
4/18/18 – RC 355
5/16/18 – RC 355
6/20/18 – RC 353

Inclement Weather: If winter weather is a concern for the meeting night, please check the Johnson County Community College home page. 
If classes are cancelled due to weather, the Access User Group meeting will also be cancelled.
Visit the college’s website, www.jccc.edu.


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Monday, February 26, 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
8:00 - Wrap-up

First Mondays are "Pitch Nights," when we have a slot for new project pitches during kickoff; third Mondays are "Learn Nights," where we have community speakers on civic tech topics from 6:30-7:30pm.

Location: Plexpod Crossroads (formerly 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).

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 KC is a program of KC Digital Drive, a local non-profit whose mission is to make Kansas City a digital leader by developing civic capacity to adapt to technology change. We are the local affiliate in Code for America's Brigade network.

Connect with Us:

• Join our Code for KC email list (http://eepurl.com/7gbQP).

• Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC (http://twitter.com/codeforkc) and @KCDigitalDrive (http://twitter.com/kcdigitaldrive).

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

Code for KC has a Code of Conduct! Please always be respectful and help us keep our events welcoming, positive, productive environments for everyone. Code For KC presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy (http://codeforkc.org/hackkc-code-of-conduct).

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


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Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

**THIS IS A 2-PART, TWO DAY CLASS. FIRST PART SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD, 1:00PM-4:00PM. SECOND PART SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH, 1:00PM-6:00PM**

Every home demands a showpieces. A special piece of furniture with a story to tell. Our designer chairs look great while being a comfortable place to curl up with a good book. And the story of how you made it yourself will never fail to impress! 

In this two day class, we will start with a set of Baltic Birch Plywood parts that have been precision cut on our CNC Router. We'll smooth the parts with sanders and handheld routers, then glue and assemble them into a chair! After the glue sets, we'll come back for a final sanding and surface finish to protect and seal your chair.

Your finished chair will be approximately 27 inches tall, 27 inches wide, and 30 inches deep. If you would like to check out the chair we'll be building ahead of time, please stop by the Hammerspace open house any Thursday night between 6pm and 9pm.

This is an class is an Intermediate level woodworking class. You will learn how to use each tool needed in the class, but we will expect you to have a basic level of comfortable around power tools. We will be using Sanders, Angle Grinders, Sandpaper, Chisels, Clamps, Router Tables, and Paint Sprayers.

Please wear closed toed shoes and clothes you are comfortable getting dirty in! This is a two day class. On Saturday we will meet from 1pm to 4pm for sanding and gluing. Then on Sunday we will meet from 1pm to 6pm for final sanding and finishing.


Suggested age range: 12-112 years old

Price: $300/person (all materials included)

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


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While this is not specifically a technology focused group, software and IT project managers usually know the value and importance of good workplace culture.

https://www.meetup.com/Workplace-Culture/

This is a chance for people interested in the corporate culture craze to talk about what culture is and isn't. It's a chance to talk about various workplace cultures. It's a chance for people to share their ideas of how to define and build high performing cultures.


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KansasFest 2018, the premier annual Apple II convention, is scheduled for July 17 – 22 in Kansas City, Missouri. This year marks the 30th time that this event has been held. In July 1989, Resource Central held the first A2-Central Developer Conference, focused on the individuals and companies who were still producing hardware and software for the Apple II and IIGS computers. Within a couple of years, the event transformed into a conference for Apple II developers and users alike.

This year, KansasFest welcomes back one of its alumni, Roger Wagner.
Though 2018 will mark Wagner’s third time as a keynote speaker for the event, most current attendees haven’t had the opportunity to hear him speak because his last appearance was 23 years ago.  He has deep roots in the Apple II community, back to the beginnings of the platform.


Thank you,
     Peter Neubauer
     KansasFest

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FEB 9, 2018 – KansasFest 2018, the premier annual Apple II convention, is scheduled for July 17 – 22 in Kansas City, Missouri. This year marks the 30th time that this event has been held. In July 1989, Resource Central held the first A2-Central Developer Conference, focused on the individuals and companies who were still producing hardware and software for the Apple II and IIGS computers. Within a couple of years, the event transformed into a conference for Apple II developers and users alike.

This year, KansasFest welcomes back one of its alumni, Roger Wagner.
Though 2018 will mark Wagner’s third time as a keynote speaker for the event, most current attendees haven’t had the opportunity to hear him speak because his last appearance was 23 years ago.  He has deep roots in the Apple II community, back to the beginnings of the platform. In 1978, Wagner started his own software publishing company, Southwestern Data Systems (SDS), as a vehicle for some of his first software products for the Apple II, Programmer’s Utility Pack and Apple-Doc, sold on cassette. He also wrote a word processor for the Apple II, The Correspondent. SDS sold software written by other authors, including Glen Bredon’s popular Merlin assembler, The Routine Machine by Peter Meyer (Applesoft extensions), and ASCII Express and Z-Term by Bill Blue, as well as games such as BEZARE by John Beznard and NORAD.

During the years he also wrote articles for the major publications of the day, including Call-A.P.P.L.E., Nibble, inCider, A+ Magazine, and
GS+. Wagner is best remembered for his long-running Assembly Lines
column in Softalk, teaching that first generation of Apple II users how to write software in 6502 assembly language.

He later renamed his software company to Roger Wagner Publishing, and continued to provide quality software for both the 8-bit Apple II and the 16-bit Apple IIGS. His most famous contribution to the IIGS was the HyperCard-inspired program, HyperStudio, which linked pictures, audio media, and text with clickable links, a foretaste of the hyperlinked web that was to later arrive in the 1990s. With his original background in teaching, Wagner continued the HyperStudio legacy by later developing it for Windows and Macintosh computers, and focusing on its application in the school environment, to teach students to create presentations and to learn about computers. He further developed HyperDuino, an Arduino-based hardware extension for the HyperStudio to allow students to control real-world devices with their projects.

KansasFest is an annual convention offering Apple II users and retrocomputing enthusiasts the opportunity to engage in beginner and technical sessions, programming contests, an exhibition hall, and camaraderie. KansasFest was originally hosted by Resource Central and has been brought to you by the KFest committee since 1995. Any and all Apple II users, fans, and friends are invited to attend this year’s event. In upcoming weeks, the KansasFest web site will announce registration details. For photos, videos, and presentations from past KansasFests, please browse the “Sessions” and “Multimedia” sections of the site.

CONTACT:
KansasFest 2018


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Come back to where it all started...sort of

We are excited to announce the opening of the 2018 Nebraska.Code() Call For Presenters! After another year of growth, we are facing the issue that we knew was coming. There are no longer any venues in Lincoln that can hold us. Luckily we were able to find someplace just up the road, the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. We are proud of the work we have done growing the software development community in the midwest and are excited to tackle this new challenge! Will you join us?


What you need to know

  • Call for Presenters closes on March 6th, but we'd REALLY appreciate it if you would get your submissions in ASAP.
  • Breakout sessions are 60 minutes and Workshops are 6 hours
  • Workshops are on Wednesday, June 6th
  • Breakout sessions are Thursday, June 7th, and Friday, June 8th

If you are selected

  • Speakers will be notified by email no later than March 19th
  • Out of town speakers will have one night in the hotel covered per session (up to 2)
  • Workshop speakers will receive an additional night at the hotel
  • All speakers receive complimentary admission to the event
  • It's an Amegala Conference so we are going to treat you like the rock star you are!
Best Regards,

Ken Versaw



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ISSA-Kansas City Chapter
Chapter Event
February 22nd
When
Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM CST
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Where
Lidia's Kansas City
101 W 22nd St
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Dear Rob,    

On February 22, 2018 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Lidia's Italy Restaurant in Kansas City, MO, to network and attend the monthly chapter meeting, with presentation topic.

Topic:                  
Beyond Password Management:  Seven Steps to an Effective Privilege Program

Abstract:          
Management of passwords, keys, and secrets is being addressed within every organization in one way or another (or many), but does your privilege account management program really keep attackers from fulfilling their mission ... or does it just make administration less cumbersome?  We will explore the common elements in nearly every high-profile breach and how compromised credentials were necessary to the overall "success" of the attack.  More importantly, we will discuss the steps every organization can take to reach an acceptable level of "cyber-hygiene" within their privilege program.

Speaker:            
Troy Brueckner is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP #409914) with an extensive record of assisting organizations improve network and data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.  Mr. Brueckner joined CyberArk Software, Inc.in 2013 to assist in their mission to "Provide a new layer of security to protect the heart of the enterprise from advanced cyber threats."  Prior to CyberArk, he served as Vice President for Infogressive, Inc. and as Security Architect for Alexander Open Systems, Inc. Mr. Brueckner graduated summa cum laude from Bellevue University with a B.S. in Business ... plus minors in Computer Information Systems, Organizational Communications, and Communication Arts.  He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and he serves on the Board of Directors for InfraGard Nebraska, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.  Mr. Brueckner is a current member of the FBI Omaha CAAA Board of Trustees and Past President of the (ISC)2 Omaha-Lincoln Chapter.

Location
Lidia's Italy Restaurant, 101 W. 22nd street, Kansas City, MO. 64108


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:
Pasta Tasting Trio - A sampling of three daily-made fresh and filled pastas.
Biscotti Platters - An assortment of house-made cookies & sweets to pass and share family style.

Soft drinks, Iced Tea, Coffee

*Vegetarian option available, please note at registration at Brio
* *Menu subject to change. **

Price:
$25.00 for ISSA Members,
$35.00 for Guests/Non-Members
Maximum Reservation: 35
Credit(s): 1 CPE credit


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