Monday, February 25, 2019 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


Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6:30:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Members of HammerSpace and their families: Join us for an old-school LAN party now that we have shiny new Google Fiber at the workshop. Bring your laptop and your Steam account, and enjoy an exciting evening of multiplayer gaming with fellow HammerSpace makers. Outside food and drinks welcome and encouraged (adult or otherwise).


If you have any multiplayer games to suggest to other attendees of the party, please list them in the comments. We suggest Team Fortress 2, Quake 2, and Star Craft. And our 10 year old son suggests Fortnite and Minecraft of course.

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


Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM Cerner Corporation - Innovations Campus 9051 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO

Welcome to AlexaKC!
Bob Stolzberg gave a nice overview at our last meetup, and we're excited to continue with this adventure!

For this meetup, we'll focus on how Alexa interprets and processes your requests. We'll also have a live "Getting Started" section in which you can code alongside us to get your first skill up. We've planned plenty of time for this so you don't have to feel rushed.

Things you'll need if you want to code along:
- Laptop
- Amazon Developer Account
- Amazon Web Services Account

We'll do most of our coding in the web. Wi-Fi and power plugs for your laptops will be available.

Click here for event


Feb 28, 2019 the ISSA KC Chapter Meeting

Topic/ Presentation Overview:
Patch Smarter, Not Harder.  In this talk, we will discuss why most organizations are wasting time and resources by patching the wrong systems on their networks and how taking a data-drive approach based off threat intel helps you decide what needs to be prioritized.

Speaker Bio:
Jerry Gamblin is the principal security engineer for Kenna Security. He is an industry recognized visionary with high-caliber talent in directing all aspects of highly technical security initiatives and transformative projects. He is an internationally known speaker, writer, security researcher, and blogger.

Brio on the Plaza
502 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112

11:30AM -12:00PM - Registration and Check In
12:00 PM -1:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Speaker's Presentation


Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00:00 PM Hammerspace Community Workshop & Makerspace 5200 E 45th St, Kansas City, MO

Learn some sewing machine basics as you create your very own "ugly doll" (AKA cuties with character). In this class we will be using sewing machines and hand embroidery to stitch together various shapes, and add buttons and details. All materials are included, but you are welcome to bring some of your own fabrics, buttons, etc to include in your creation. Outside food and drink are welcome. This will be a fun, casual, social event. Suggested age range: 9 to 109 years old. :-)

**FYI: The class price is per Ugly Doll, not per person, so adults are welcome to attend with their children at no additional cost if you are both making one ugly doll together.

Instructor: Laura Bowerman

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


Thursday, February 21, 2019 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 plenty of off-street parking, a kids playroom available for tiny makers, 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


Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5:30:00 PM VeriShip 8880 Ward Pkwy #300, Kansas City, MO

Join us at Veriship this Thursday (yes! this Thursday!). It's time to get together and play some agile games, gain some insight about debriefing games, and talk about the future of Agile Game Night.

Blueshift Innovation will provide pizza and water. There is a fridge for whatever you BYOB for refreshments (adult beverages or. otherwise!)

5:30-5:45 Networking
5:45-6:00 Agilehood Announcements
6:00-6:40 Debriefing Workshop (preview of Jenny's Lean Agile US workshop)
6:40-7:45 Crowd sourced games
7:45 - 8:00 Planning of next Game night. (edited)

Powered By Agilehood KC!

Note: These games are most appropriate for software development teams using Agile or Lean methodologies. Most of the learning could be applicable to other business settings!

Park in the Parking Garage. Look for further instructions on the entry door to the building. Click here for event


Group Tools

Random Prize Winner
Use this tool to generate random numbers for prize drawings.

Computer Humor Slideshow
Just for fun!

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