Monday, August 27, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Plexpod Crossroads 1712 Main St, 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).
Entrance in the alley 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 (

• 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


Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM Code Koalas 2024 Main Street, Kansas City, mo

Join us for our first Workshop Wednesday as we talk and engage with each other on how to create an excellent company culture. We will provide real-world examples and cover different business philosophies that many of the best companies utilize. Whether you're an owner or were just hired last week, learn how you can contribute to creating an enjoyable work environment at your company.

Food will be provided.

Entrance on lower floor by Lidia's Click here for event


Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM JE Dunn Headquarters (LEED) Where: 1001 Locust, Kansas City, MO

Learn how to build cross platform native mobile apps using JavaScript.

What is React Native?
What are the advantages and disadvantages?
How it works on mobile Devices?
Learn how you can use Expo with React Native to speed development.

Hope to see you there. Lunch provided.

Hosts will greet and help you find the room. Click here for event


Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

This a class designed for a parent and child to explore woodworking together and build -2- really neat table top catapults suitable for assaulting a lego fort or sand castle, or hurling delicious marshmallows at each other.

We will use the CNC router to cut the basic shapes, and the saws, sanders, and drill presses to finish the parts. Use dowel rods and screws to assemble the parts and adjust your rubber bands to prepare for battle.

I have one of these catapults that is well over 30 years old and still operates despite being left in the sandbox many, many times.

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


ISSA-Kansas City Chapter Event

August 23rd

Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT
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Lidia's Kansas City
101 W 22nd St
Kansas City, MO 64108
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On August 23, 2018 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Lidia's Italy Restaurant.

Topic:  Waves of Cloud:  Where is Your Strategy?
Summary: Evolution from data center virtualization to integrating cloud ecosystems has implied a fundamental shift in how services are provisioned, managed, used, and where data lives.  Explore the current and coming waves of computing models as we dive into the exposure of data through cloud services. McAfee has harvested feedback from across thousands of IT decision makers to identify the current state of the transformation journey and make some key recommendations for a DevOps and serverless world.  Tools and software are only part of the answer. Are you ready?

Daniel Larson's IT career spans 20+ years and he has been working at McAfee since July 2011, and a McAfee customer for 12+ years. In his current role he works with customers to understand the technology they have and how McAfee can enable them to provide better protection and lower their TCO. His primary focus in on McAfee's endpoint protection, encryption, and IPS technologies.  He currently holds certifications as a CISSP, CCSP, and ITIL Practitioner. Dan has held various roles and titles over the years; primarily focused on security, infrastructure, customer support and ITSM.

Brandon has been with McAfee for the past 7 years in various roles. Originally from north Texas, he recently moved his family to St. Louis to better serve customers in the region. Although he works directly with corporations on their security strategies; he has a passion for how understanding how various threats impact consumers and their families, and how they can remain safe.

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

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

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*
**Menu subject to change. **

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

We look forward to seeing you at the event. If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please email our RSVP email, or contact the venue for directions

ISSA Kansas City Board


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Tuesday, August 21, 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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