Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VinSolutions 5700 Broadmoor Street, Mission, KS

Cryptocurrencies are SOARING and talk about blockchain is on everyone's mind!

Will blockchain revolutionize your business?
What is a blockchain?
Why should I care?

I've been working with leaders in finance, logistics, manufacturing, and other industries to answer those very questions. The answers may surprise you. Together we'll find out what a blockchain is by building a straightforward sample on stage from scratch. We'll see the power of extremely distributed models. Then we'll talk about the impact to businesses and if blockchain is a technology that is truly right for your business and technical goals.

Speaker: Chase Aucoin (@ChaseAucoin)

Chase has officially been in the information technology business for about ten years, but he is going on 25 years of in-depth research into all things programming, math, and technology. Chase has had the absolute pleasure of working alongside fellow industry experts, developers, scientists, statisticians, and executives across nearly every field, including, Agriculture, Medicine, Finance, Manufacturing, Logistics, Energy, Software as Product, Consulting, and so many more! Every day he does his best to mentor those around him, provide training, build specialized skills faster, and lead with kindness, patience, and a servant mentality. Chase has been able to provide his input and expertise to define cutting-edge solutions for the companies he consults with and help them achieve defined business goals. Now he's using that skill set to bring patterns, practices, and strategies to developers as a Technical Evangelist with AppDynamics, a leader in the application performance industry.

See Sharper

Stackify @Stackify
Matt Watson @mattwatson81

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


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10:00:00 AM Central Resource Library 9875 W 87th St , Overland Park, KS

Having trouble finding time to write your blog post. Me too.

I want to have a dedicated time to work on my blog post each week, I figured it would be great to schedule a time to blog and be with other WordPress people.

Let's get together and write and talk some, but be a support network to get our blog posts written.

This is not a help session, it is to post blogs.

This is not an information session, it is to post on your own website.

I plan on two in the morning per Month on Tuesdays or Wednesdays... Depending on my teaching schedule. Hope you to see you there.

NOTE - The library has free wifi. If you want a secure internet connection, bring your own hotspot - one will not be provided. The library does have secure computers right outside the conference 2 meeting room. The meeting room will change based on availability

Central Study 09 from the main entrance turn right to the back wall Click here for event


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM Panera Bread 8580 S Church Rd, Liberty, MO

Bring a laptop or tablet with Linux running on it.

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Saturday, October 20, 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


Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 3:00:00 PM Lawrence Public Library 707 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS Room B Click here for event


Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2:30:00 PM Black Dog Coffee House 12815 W 87th St, Lenexa, KS

Saturday Meeting Format

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

The meeting structure usually follows this format:

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

All levels welcome!

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

Get Involved

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

We usually grab the large table in the bakery area. Look for the group with laptops Click here for event


Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

In this class we will be using the plasma cutter, metal break, and welder to cut, fold, and weld 16 gauge steel into fun bookends. A number of designs have been pre-created for the class, but you are also welcome to bring your own vector silhouette or an idea with you, as we will be learning about setting up your vectors for plasma cutting during the first half of class. This is the perfect class for those who want to learn how to use a plasma cutter with a CNC option.

Suggested age range: 18-118 years old

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


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Computer Humor Slideshow
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Work: I love computers and am passionate about writing good software and sharing what I've learned.
Community: I volunteer time and money to several organizations like Rose Brooks Center, Hope House, MOCSA, CAPA, my HOA, and the software development community.