Monday, August 2, 2021 at 7:00:00 PM Online event

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"Within the realm of tech, there has been massive growth in different job types and opportunities. UX/UI Design and Web Development are two of those critical roles on the cutting edge of this wave of digital transformation. However, knowing the differences between these roles and how to break into them can seem a little daunting.

Join us as we break down the specifics that each role entails, along with how to get the skills to be successful in them. We'll help you determine which one is your ideal next career choice and discuss the range of jobs that will be available to you once you've acquired those skills.

What you'll learn:

What Is Web Development And UX/UI Design?
Compare The Job Markets Of Both Careers
Discover Which Career Is Right For You
How To Use Past Experience To Amplify Your New Career
And so much more...

How to join us: Once you register with Eventbrite, you will receive an email with the links to the live webinar from BigMarker. If you do not receive your link, please email

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Monday, August 2, 2021 at 6:00:00 PM Online event

Register here for the Zoom link to kick off the meeting:

The Zoom link is the same week-to-week, but we ask you to register each week.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are taking a hiatus from our in-person Hack Nights as we deal with the implications of COVID-19. We encourage teams to continue project work and to meet virtually from 6:00-8:00pm on Mondays. Our ability to provide pizza and snacks will be compromised, however :).

Individual teams will have access to video breakouts via Zoom. You can use Slack for breakout rooms if you like.

We are also exploring possible projects we could take on to help address this public health emergency. Please email if you have any questions or are interested in working on immediate public health-related projects.

Aaron, Paul, and the rest of the Core Team

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 - Kickoff and Introductions
6:15 - go into breakout rooms
8:00 - Wrap-up

"Pitch Nights," TBD when we have a slot for new project pitches during kickoff;

"Learn Nights," TBD where we have community speakers on civic tech topics from 6:30-7:30pm.

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!

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 (

• Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC ( and @KCDigitalDrive (

Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham: or

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 ( Click here for event

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Monday, August 2, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM Online event

We will be meeting remotely this month, so make something delicious for lunch and participate from home! Networking will be from 11:30-12:00 and the session will start promptly at 12:00.

Troubleshooting Performance Issues in SharePoint Online Sites

Since its introduction, the growth in popularity and compelling value of Office 365 have resulted in many organizations adopting SharePoint Online rather than building an on-premises implementation. Building SharePoint Online sites shouldn't be approached with the same mindset as on-premises site construction, though. In this session, we'll explore some of the key differences between SharePoint Online and SharePoint on-premises that impact performance and affect site design. We'll examine why developing for the cloud is different, identify common performance issues/concerns, and demonstrate some good (and not-so-good) site construction approaches.

We'll also look at some hands-on troubleshooting techniques that are available for diagnosing common SharePoint Online performance issues, as well as some solutions that can be applied. At the conclusion of this session, participants will have a greater understanding of SharePoint Online, how to build snappy sites in SharePoint Online, and how to conduct basic performance troubleshooting in the cloud.

Presented by: Sean McDonough

Sean is a consultant for Bitstream Foundry, a Cincinnati-based provider of SharePoint solutions, services, and consulting. Microsoft certified MCP, MCTS, and MCPD, Sean has over two decades of experience developing software, building infrastructures, and solving technical problems. Unable to take anything except the deep dive into any role, Sean has acquired a diverse and expansive skill set as consultant, product manager, solution architect, team lead, administrator, and platform evangelist through the years. Some might label his passion for all things tech related as borderline 'obsession', but it is equal only to his desire to share those discoveries and experiences with others as author, blogger, and frequent speaker/instructor at technical conferences, user groups, and similar events all over North America. Sean is also an Microsoft MVP for Office Apps & Services.

About KC M365 User Group:

This user group is designed for KC professionals who work with Microsoft 365 and SharePoint to network and learn from each other. Meetings are on the second Monday of each month over lunch. Join us for a free lunch and stick around to learn more about SharePoint and Microsoft 365!

Connect with Us!

Twitter: @KCM365UG
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM Online event

Code Tampering: 4 Keys to Risk Reduction


Thur, July 28th, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Code tampering is a software company's worst nightmare. Unfortunately, 2021 has been the year that this nightmare has come true from many organizations. In fact, code tampering has led to new major supply chain attacks nearly every month: SolarWinds, Accellion, Mimecast, Click Studios, PHP, CodeCov, and Kaseya.

These incidents make it clear that the attackers are targeting DevOps tools and infrastructure just as hard as production applications. Attackers are now looking for any entry point into the victim's SDLC and then seeking to expand laterally across each phase to tamper with code and push it live into production without detection. Ironically, DevOps automation that increases release efficiency also makes it easier for attackers to move laterally as each system becomes more tightly interconnected.

After an overview of code tampering, and learnings from recent incidents, this webinar will propose a four-pillar approach to reducing code tampering risk:

Increasing integrity: Confirming files & artifacts across each phase of the SDLC
Anomaly detection: Connecting dots from disparate systems to identify breaches
Critical code monitoring: Determining which code to monitor for any and all changes
Defense in depth: Applying security and governance policies across DevOps tools and cloud infrastructure.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM Online event


Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 10am PT / 12pm ET
1 out of 3 organizations that deploy a SIEM deem them non-functional and ignore them or are partially used or configured. Does that sound like your organization?

Join us on Wednesday, July 28 at 10:00 am PT | 1:00 pm ET for a quick 30-minute workshop with Aaron Kornhauser, Senior Solutions Engineer at Lacework, as he goes over common dos and don'ts of scaling your SIEM. He will go over with you the common SIEM challenges and pains you're going through as you work to set up your SIEM.

You'll walk away knowing how to:

Progress SIEM adoption and implementation
Improve context on alerts to save you time and help you focus on what matters most
Eliminate manual rule creation leading to a smaller number of alerts

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM Online event

It's common to work with inputs and forms in React, but there aren't any good solutions from the big 3 libraries. Many times, it's just simpler to write your own simple wrapper.

Even still, it'd be nice to have something super simple to help manage forms and that's what I built: OneForm; the one form library you'll need. It does everything for you, and allows you to extend it as-necessary.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 7:00:00 AM Online event

Every year we are thrilled to partner with Walkin' and Rollin' Costumes to provide a venue for one of their amazing Costume Building events.

Every child deserves a cool costume. Sometimes, though, that's a little more challenging, especially for those in walkers and wheelchairs. That's why Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes was born: to be able to create something truly unique and custom-made for these special kids … something that's free of charge to the family. Thanks to a nationwide network of volunteers, sponsors and donors, they are able to bring smiles to kids' faces around the country and bring their imaginations to life.

Today the shop will be busy with volunteers working to create these costumes. If you would like to find out how YOU can help, please visit for details or to make a donation to their wonderful cause

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