Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 3:00:00 PM PT's at the Crossroads 310 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO

We are going to be working on this Kaggle competition:

Create an algorithm to predict where the data scientists will be sitting...or just look for all the powerful laptops. Click here for event


Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 3:00:00 PM Lawrence Public Library 707 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS Room B Click here for event


Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:30:00 PM Black Dog Coffee House 12815 W 87th St, Lenexa, KS

Saturday Meeting Format

Our Saturday meetings are free-formed. Attendees bring up topics that interest them or that they want feedback on. Attendees are welcome to participate or just kick back and soak in the discussions. There are also no dumb questions! If you're just starting out this is a great opportunity to ask questions.

The meeting structure usually follows this format:

* Introductions / meet and greet new members
* Open group discussion on any development topic, concern or question; discussing any new happenings that interest the group
* Get help setting up your development environment, looking at code, quick demos, etc. (time permitting)

All levels welcome!

Maybe you have been using using PHP for a week or even a decade--we all have things to learn and share. If you enjoy working with PHP, or want to learn more about it this meeting is for you.

Get Involved

If you're looking for a presentation-focused event with talks and demos, check out our weeknight meetups. We would also love to have you present! Please contact an organizer through Meetup or talk after a meeting to tell us more about your topic.

Hopefully the big room in back--look for the group with laptops Click here for event


Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 12:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO


Learn the art of knife smithing as you create a beautiful damascus utility knife. These are a long time favorite of our instructor. A beautiful and compact knife based on a skinning knife that makes itself useful on a daily basis.

The wood grain pattern of damascus style laminate steel is highlighted by your choice of a variety of exotic hard woods for the handle.

On day 1 we will be shaping the knife in our workshop. Learn to profile your knife, apply a bevel and create a blade. Apply intricate filework to the spine or add a hole for a lanyard. At the end of this class (or the beginning of class 2) we will heat treat our blades, and acid etch them to bring out the patterns in the steel.

On day 2 we will learn how to attach a handle with brass pins. We will shape and finish the handles and finish and polish and sharpen the blades.

There will be a short intermission on both days, so you are welcome to bring food and drinks with you (break room fridge available).

Age range: 18 and older
Class Price: $120 (all materials included)

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


Monday, December 16, 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, December 13, 2019 at 5:00:00 PM The Chesterfield 1400 Main St #2, Kansas City, MO

Join us for our 2019 Holiday Party at the Chesterfield! We'll celebrate all that 2019 has provided - growth, friendships, and so many great new experiences!

We'll have some exciting prizes throughout the night, so you'll want to get there at 5 and stay until 8!

Bring a friend - we can't wait to celebrate with you!

Signing up on Meetup alone does not secure your ticket. YOU MUST sign up through Eventbrite to ensure your spot. -->

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Dress and decorate your own blacksmithing hammer using the awesome power of laser cutters and electro-etching.

In this class we will learn all about hammers. Learn the different types of hammers, their specific uses, their maintenance, upkeep, and fabrication. You will also learn the art of electro-etching metal.

We will dress the faces of your hammer to prepare them for blacksmithing, regrind the bodies, and engrave them with bold designs WORTHY of such a useful tool. We will have several designs to choose from.

Class Price: $75/person (all materials included)
Suggested age range: 18 and older
Outside food and drink welcome for the short intermission we will be taking during this class.

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