Monday, September 30, 2019 at 7:00:00 PM Johnson County Community College - Regnier Center, Room 270 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, ks

Through the end of 2019, we will host a WordPress KC Meetup the last Monday each month with focus on marketing your business and website using WordPress.

Topics will range from SEO, blogging, email newsletters, marketing automation, social media, analytics and more.

If you are interested in presenting, please send a message to Travis Pflanz with your topic idea (

Follow the map above. Enter the Regnier Center garage for parking. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Room 270 is to the left as you exit the elevator.


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Follow the map above. Enter the Regnier Center garage for parking. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Room 270 is to the left as you exit the elevator. Click here for event


Monday, September 30, 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


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

WELDING FOR EVERYONE! In the Welding for Everyone class, the instructor will cover basic welding techniques. A variety of useful welding methods will be demonstrated and then repeated by the students. Open to beginners as well as those who have prior experience. Please bring a long sleeved, preferably denim shirt with you to protect your arms. The class will introduce you to flux-core wire feed, MIG and ARC welding. For ages: 18-118 (All materials included) Seating is limited.

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


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 4:30:00 PM The Boardroom: Board Game Restaurant & Bar 8725 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS

This is our first meetup, so mainly a meet and greet to get to know everyone and feel out the space.

Bring your questions, bring your topics you would want to learn more about, bring your enthusiasm about Puppet.

Look for the Puppet Shirt or ask the bartender. Click here for event


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 12:00:00 PM Retail Success 11230 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS

When our clients give us kudos for releasing high quality applications, it makes us happy. To achieve great levels of quality, we need to thoroughly test our applications. But we know that some forms of testing can be expensive and tedious at times. Unit and integration tests help overcome some of the testing challenges companies are facing today. We've all heard that these types of tests help reduce bugs in new features. While reduced bugs are a great benefit, the main goal of unit and integration testing is to drive better design.

As reusable units, React components are perfect candidates for unit and integration testing. The "Testing Library" provides a great testing toolkit. It helps simulate how the user interacts with your application.

In this session, we will explore how you can leverage the "Testing Library" and Jest to test React components.

Avindra Fernando is a passionate developer and a mentor. He has over 8 years of experience in designing and architecting real-time web applications, automating workflows, and mentoring fellow engineers. Avindra was also a lecturer at The University of Kansas, where he taught 'System Integration and Architecture'. When he is not coding, he loves to travel and experience new cultures and places.

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October 2, 2019
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CHAPTER PROGRAMS REBOOT  <-volunteer opportunities="" span="">
We are rebooting our chapter programs and there are PLENTY of opportunities to volunteer and give back, not only to our chapter, but to our community!  Reply or reach out to the program chairs to volunteer today!  Detailed info is below (way below), here is an overview:
  • Study Groups (facilitators & participation)
    • CISSP
    • CCSP
  • Safe & Secure Online
    • Give presentations to children, parents, and/or senior citizens
    • Help manage the program
    • Help train new speakers
    • Network & Promotions
  • Communications <-new span="">
    • Website design, administration & updates
    • Writing emails, web pages, posts, etc.
    • Editing-spell check, consistent messaging
    • Social Media management
    • Media production
  • Chapter elections will be held at the November 6th Chapter Meeting.  More info will be provided; please let us know if you are interested in becoming a candidate for one of these open positions:
    • President
    • Membership Chair
    • Secretary
    • All 5 Board members
  • Data Connectors Kansas City Cybersecurity Conference 2019
  • Building Future Cyber Defenders (Girl Scout event at B&V)  <--coming soon="" span="" super="">
    • November 2nd, 2019
    • 9:00 AM-Noon (set up before event & clean up after event)
    • Hosted at Black & Veatch
    • More Info:  On November 2, 2019, Women in Security of Kansas City (WiSKC) & The Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri will be hosting a Building Future Cyber Defenders that will be covering Brownies and Junior Badge 2: Cybersecurity Safeguards. This provides the opportunity for all Girl Scouts in the KC metro to dive deeper into cybersecurity as well as gain hands on experiences.
    • For more information contact Amber Stone (
    • Volunteers needed


ISSA-Kansas City September 26th, 2019 Chapter Event
Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT
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Hereford House
5001 Town Center Dr
Leawood, KS 66211
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Dear Rob,

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Hereford House on September 26th, 2019.

Topic Summary:
Docker and Kubernetes has taken the development world by storm. You may have heard of this as microservices architectures or containerization, but what does that mean and how can you leverage this new technology? This presentation will cover some of the history of containerization, what Docker and Kubernetes can help you with in your IT organizations, and how to secure your deployments.

Speaker: Brendan Dalpe
Brendan Dalpe is a Senior Security Consultant with Critical Start. Brendan has worked for the Fortune 250 and has been consulting for multiple years helping customers build defendable networks. Brendan holds his CISSP, CCSP, AWS Architect - Professional and many more vendor certifications.

Hereford House
5001 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 66211

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
Register Now!

ISSA-Kansas City Chapter


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