Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM C2FO 2020 W 89th St., Leawood, ks

Everybody knows how important testing is and yet many of us have projects without tests, commented out tests, or testing disabled. In a perfect world, we build our new project with tests and everything is great until we get asked to refactor the application and now have hundreds of broken tests. In addition, I may have implemented my project with NgRx and I have a whole new set of items to test; actions, reducers, and effects. Jest.js makes testing regular and NgRx projects a breeze. I'll show you how to install and start testing with Jest.js with zero configuration. We will dive into serializers to simplify the output and explore how to test simple functions as well as actions, reducers, and effects. I'll show you how easy it is to test your components and know that they will render exactly the way you expect. I'll also be showing you how your refactor with hundreds of broken tests can be fixed in a matter of minutes.

Jesse Sanders is the founder and CEO of BrieBug, a premier broker of technology solutions. He learned to code BASIC at 13 years old on his TRS80 Color Computer and started as a developer over 20 years ago on the Microsoft stack using VB4. He founded BrieBug in 2009 and has since built a team of talented developers dedicated to delivering cutting edge enterprise solutions. He is an expert in JavaScript languages, including Angular and React. Jesse received his Google Developer Expert in Angular designation in 2018. When he isn't busy running a software business, he enjoys skiing and cycling in his home state of Colorado and spending time with his three kids.
Twitter: JesseS_BrieBug

Be sure to join us for a round at O'Neill's following the event.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VinSolutions 5700 Broadmoor Street, Mission, KS

Software Messaging Patterns

Exploring Messaging Patterns and how they apply to the .NET developer.

Brent Stewart

As a professional software developer with over two decades of experience, Brent has seen many development trends come and go and learned that there is not a shortcut to being a great developer. He enjoys teaching and tries to mentor others whenever he can. When he is not speaking at conferences around the Midwest he can be found helping organize the Kansas City .NET User Group.
He is a creator at heart and has started multiple businesses over the years in a variety of industries. His latest venture is Alien Arc Technologies which allows him to take his ideas and give them form. He loves quality in all things and always try to provide the best quality in everything he does. If it is worth doing, then it is worth doing right.

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A Guided Tour Through Microsoft Docs - John Alexander

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Ryan Kelley

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Tuesday, July 24, 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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This is a group for people who are interested in business development and growing as a programmer with Drupal, React, Javascript, Dart, PHP, and other emerging technologies



Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Northwest Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

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Please join us Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, from 2:30PM – 5:00PM at the Microsoft office in Corporate Woods.
Topic: Azure Machine Learning 101
You have probably heard the buzz about Azure Machine Learning, aka Azure ML, over the past few years. It is a surprisingly easy to use predictive analytic tool that you can learn for free. Attend this session to learn how to get started with Azure ML.
Presenters: Kathi Kellenberger
About Kathi: 
Kathi Kellenberger is a database consultant, trainer, author, and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Kathi has contributed to over twelve SQL Server books as either an author, co-author, or technical editor. She also enjoys speaking and has presented at numerous SQL Server and .NET events and user group meetings around the US. When Kathi is not busy working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cycling, and singing.
Please note, this will be an afternoon meeting
Meeting Schedule for Thursday, August 23rd, 2018:
·      2:30 - 2:40 - Greeting and Housekeeping
·      2:40 – 2:50 – Sponsor Introduction
·      2:50 - 4:30 - Presentation
·      4:30 – 5:00 - Wrap up and Q&A
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Pass Summit 2018 Discount Code: LSDIS4J7H
KC User Group Slack Channel!
Our user group treasurer Matt Jones has set up a Slack site for our user group! The site address is https://kcsqlug.slack.com. Since we are using the free version of slack, you must be sent an invitation email in order to join. If you would like to join our slack site, please reply to this email and we will send you an invitation! Please note: Once you receive the invitation please join right away because we can only send out a limited number of invitations at a time. Any unaccepted invitations will block our ability to send out more invitations.
Call for Speakers!
We are looking to fill up the year with speakers for the coming months! If you have any interest at all in speaking at one of the meetings this year, please let me know and I will get you scheduled! If you are more interested in doing a 10-15 minute lightning talk, then we can definitely make that happen as well! Please reply to this email if you have any interest at all.
Call for Sponsors!
We are also looking for sponsors for these future meetings! If your business has any interest in promoting their brand, please let me know by replying to this email!
KC SQL Server User Group web site: http://kansascity.sqlpass.org/


This months meeting is our yearly joint session with IIBA.   Our subject matter will be FeatureBan!
Please RSVP using this EventBrite Link - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iiba-kc-agile-kc-annual-joint-meeting-tickets-47790363263?aff=ehomecard
Is your Agile organization at a plateau? There is a secret ingredient that can take your Agile delivery to the next level, and it's name is "Flow". We will learn what flow is by running a simulation called FeatureBan that shows the benefits of Lean thinking applied to the movement of customer value. Learning Outcomes: - Why WIP and Flow matter - Understand the relationship of system utilization and flow - Create and use actionable metrics to foster improvements

About the presenter:
Troy Tuttle
Troy Tuttle is a Lean-Agile coach, software developer mentor, and consultant with almost a decade of experience working in Lean-Agile environments. He currently operates KanFlow, a consulting firm dedicated to helping software professionals, teams, and organizations improve by the study and application of Lean and Agile principles and practices. Most of his work is directed by approaches that support better clarity, understanding, and continuous learning about Lean, Agile, and the nature of knowledge work itself. Troy has been heavily involved in the community as a facilitator and speaker. He founded the Limited WIP Society of Kansas City in 2009—a user group for Lean, Kanban, and Agile practitioners to help others in the community with the theory and practice of Lean software. He also regularly speaks at local, and regional events and conferences. Recently his interests have focused on systems thinking and complexity theory as alternative means to achieve a better understanding of Lean and Agile software development.


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