Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 5:00:00 PM , ,

• What we'll do
Don't miss the first Kansas City Alexa Meetup! It will be special.

The Kansas City Alexa Meetup is the best opportunity to gather users & developers who are passionate about Amazon Alexa. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, join the KC Alexa community to learn more, share and build your skills.

Join us at this first KCMO Alexa Meetup on Wednesday, April 25 to hear Amazon Alexa evangelist and Alexa Developer Bob Stolzberg share the vision for Alexa and talk about how you too can create voice-enabled services for your users with Alexa. We will have special gifts, amazing speakers who will provide an overview of the conversational user interface industry, Skills Marketplace and several interesting Alexa use cases. We will have several Amazon Echo/Dot's available to use and we'll be raffling a few cool prizes, too.


• 5:00 - 5:30: Doors open, free finger food, drinks & networking
• 5:30 - 6:00: Introductions and shout outs
• 6:00 - 6:30: "Alexa Voice Industry Overview" presentation by Bob Stolzberg
• 6:30 - 7:30: "Creating Alexa Skills" presentation by Amazon Alexa Evangelist
• 7:30 - 8:00: Raffles, food, drinks & networking

Alexa Abstract:

Amazon Alexa, the cloud-based voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides access to thousands of skills that enable customers to voice-control their world, whether it's listening to music hands free, controlling their smart home devices with a simple ask of "turn on the lights," setting timers when their hands are busy in the kitchen, listening to the news in the morning as they get ready for work, or even ordering a pizza.

You don't need to have a background in natural language understanding (NLU) or speech recognition to build great voice experiences for Alexa. Through a series of free, self-service, public APIs like the Alexa Skills Kit ( and Alexa Voice Service (, developers can build new skills for Alexa and integrate Alexa into their products and services.



Bob Stolzberg (@bobstolzberg (

Bob Stolzberg ( is the Founder & CEO of VoiceXP, a leading Alexa development software company. Bob has also served as a subject matter expert in the areas of Cloud technology and DRBC for the past several years and has more than 17 years of engineering experience in the IT industry. He is an entrepreneur, avid Alexa developer and water lily farmer.

• What to bring
Bring a laptop if you want to c0d3..

• Important to know
Make sure you have registered for an Amazon Developer Account at and Regular Amazon AWS Account at (No Cost, but requires a credit card)

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 5:00:00 PM , ,

• What we'll do
SPECIAL 100+ Person event to learn about and practice creating Multi-Modal Alexa Skills! This event will have special giveaways and is officially sponsored by Amazon.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM Johnson County Library, Leawood Pioneer 4700 Town Center Dr, Leawood,

Come find out what's going on with React while connecting with other local devs. Lots of good discussions. Oh and we provide lunch, too.

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Friday, July 20, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM Sprint Accelerator 210 W 19th Ter, Kansas City,

****** APPLICATIONS FOR DJANGO GIRLS KC 2018 ARE NOW CLOSED. Signing up on Meetup does NOT grant you a seat, you MUST have filled out the Django Girls application and been accepted. If you applied but have not heard from us by June 9th please contact ******

If you are a woman (14+) and want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you: we are holding a weekend workshop for beginners!

Kansas City Women in Technology's ongoing mission is to grow the number of women in technology careers in Kansas City. KCWiT is excited to introduce women to coding and technology through this Django Girls workshop. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program and become one of us – women programmers!

Workshops are free of charge and some meals will be provided.

Friday, July 20th
6:30 - 7:00pm Attendee check in
7:00 - 9:00pm Install & pizza party

Saturday, July 22nd
9:30 - 10:00 am Attendee check in & light breakfast buffet
10:00 - 10:15am Opening presentation & kickoff
10:15am - 12:30pm Session
12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch break
1:30 - 5:00pm Session

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM 2107 Grand Blvd. Suite 208, Kansas City, MO

InfoDeli  and Internet Marketing Works will be hosting the Kansas City Web Analytics, Google Analytics & Marketing Metrics Group.

Each month we have one or more guest speakers discussing Google Analytics, Web Analytics and Marketing Metrics.

Meeting Agenda*

6:45 - 7:00 Welcome and Networking with food and drink
7:00 - 8:00 Analytics or Marketing Metrics Topic Presentation/s
8:00 - 8:30 Group Discussion - Q&A and Answers To Previously Submitted Questions
8:30 - 9:00 Informal Breakout sessions for specific Q&A among group members

* The actual agenda is flexible depending upon speaker's presentations and length of Q&A.

All attendees are encouraged to email questions to be answered at the event to Breht Burri at

Parking:  Free Parking on Grand Blvd on both east a west sides of the street.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Google Fiber Space Lounge 1820 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO

Hey folks, we've got some HOT content for this July meeting.
:dad joke alert:

We'll have a short project case study from group member Eugene Jones (mostly in Audition), and then Kyle will be showcasing different approaches to using and creating motion graphics templates (Premiere and After Effects) and using the new (as of April) Master Properties feature in After Effects.

6:00 - Doors open. Setup/social time.
6:30 - *Official meeting start.* Welcome / intro / news
6:45ish - Eugene: Radio Spot Demo
7:05ish - Kyle: Motion Graphics Templates/Master Properties Demo
- We'll likely have extra social/networking time this month -
8:55 - Get out! (must be out of Google by 9pm)
[9:00 - Begin hour-long parking lot conversations.]

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 5:30:00 PM VML 250 Northwest Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

Come get an overview of the new and noteworthy additions to Azure, Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server 2018. After the overview we will be taking a deeper dive into Azure Stack, an extension of Azure to consistently run hybrid applications on-premises, to look at the best use cases and common workflows.

Attendees are encouraged to create a free Azure account (referenced below) to follow along during the presentation and build their own demo system.

Speaker Bio:
As a Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Jordan works to empower early stage startups to succeed with the help of Microsoft Azure, Xamarin, and a network of connections in KC and within Microsoft.

Reference links:
Azure Free Tier:
Building application to deploy to Azure Stack coding example:
Azure Stack Documentation:


We are heading back to VML (!!
VML is a full-service global digital marketing and advertising agency with offices around the globe serving some of the best and largest brands in the world.
VML is located at the Charles B. Wheeler downtown airport. There should be ample parking in the main lot.

5:30 - Food and Networking
6:10 - Announcements
6:20 - Jordan presents Azure, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server 2018 and Azure Stack
7:30-8:00 - Continued Azure exploration / Networking / Open Spaces

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