Please join us on October 7th @ 5:30pm in the casual atmosphere of the Westport Flea Market. Appetizers will be provided, and we'll have a drawing for special prizes including a Garmin GPS!
We've reserved a special room for this occasion and as always, expect a great turnout. Space constraints require us to limit registration to those that work with these technologies and those interested in learning more.

After registration, you will be emailed a copy of your ticket. Please make sure to print the PDF and bring it with you to the event!

Event agenda:
5:30 - 5:45
Sponsor Introduction (1102 Grand and Stallard Technologies)

5:45 - 6:00
Panelist Introduction

6:00 - 7:15
Roundtable discussion

I. What is virtualization?
II. How will virtualization benefit my organization?
III. What are some of the different products available?
IV. What challenges will I encounter when implementing/maintaining?
V. Virtualization best practices

7:15 - 7:45

7:45 - 8:30
Post-event Networking

**Note: you MUST be a member of KC IT Professionals in order to register. (please join the group on linkedin ) **

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The topic is: Content Management System - CMS Lite (speaker: John Krzysztow)
Topic #2: Effectively Using Twitter And Creating Twestivals (speaker: Mark Van Baale)

Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, September 23, 2009
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: : CJK Software Consultants
Food and Door Prizes will be provided by : CJK Software Consultants
In order to ensure that we have enough food for you this month, please click *REPLY* to this email, and let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !
This is to ensure an accurate head count for food.
Remember to also attend if you ordered a DVD of July's presentation so that you can pick up the DVD.

The topic is: Content Management System - CMS Lite (speaker: John Krzysztow)

John will talk about building and developing simple web sites. What should the thinking process consist of when building your web site. What decisions should the business owner non-profit consider when developing the web site. He will demonstrate his web site and the very simple content management system that he uses for his web site. It is so simple to use, it won't take more then 5 minutes to understand and use this product.

John Krzysztow BIO:
John J Krzysztow is president of Cjk Software, KCWebPros, Vice President of Heartland Users Group and Sharepoint User Group Leader. John has been in IT his entire career. John last worked with Digital Equipment Corporation before starting out on his own in 1992. He and his company have been developing custom software solutions for many fortune 100 companies in the Midwest. Recently, custom solutions include many web database solutions. John has a passion for IT Technology that grows daily.

Topic #2: Effectively Using Twitter And Creating Twestivals (speaker: Mark Van Baale)

Mark will talk about how he has most effectively! used Twitter - to connect with people and share information. ! He will also talk about two (2) Twestivals he organized in the Kansas City area and how the planning committee used Twitter to spread the word and help raise donations for this event.

Mark Van Baale Mini-BIO:
Mark is an active member of the Social Media Club of Kansas City. Lead and organized Kansas City Twestivals that raised funds for charities. Known as a 'Connector' on Twitter in Kansas City community for helping others and showing them the ropes on how to use Twitter.

Our website URL is:


Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Topic: Why Kanban? An Introduction to Kanban and Lean software development.
Presented By: Troy Tuttle

Troy Tuttle is a .NET developer, a Pragmatic Agilist, and a Kanban practitioner, with a decade of experience in the software development industry. He currently works as a Project Lead Consultant with AdventureTech Group in Kansas City..
Sponsored By: TriCom Technical Services

Meeting location:
Centriq Training
8700 State Line Road
Leawood, KS 66206


Location: Centriq, 8700 Stateline, Suite 200, Leawood, KS 66206
Speaker: Bob Davis
Date & Time: Thursday, October 1st, 5:45 pm
Topic: KM SharePoint and U2

Abstract: Knowledge Management (KM) is less about platforms and technology and more about People, Processes and Technology (PP&T). Tonight I want you to step into the User’s world to get a feel for their pain!
Working with SharePoint as a collaborative tool is great – if you understand collaboration AND are able to plan effectively. From the end user’s point of view we owe them well planned, thoroughly tested solutions to their problems. Part of creating solutions involves understanding what the customer needs/wants. For example, here is a real request I received recently. “I have 30 departments that may or may not have to take action on a particular task.” The IT department (bless their binary hearts) created a spiffy InfoPath form that would solve everyone’s problems.

Mr. Davis has worked for Lockheed Martin contractor, at FT. Hood, TX and, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He has taught many seminars and individual classes to enhance collaboration and knowledge sharing through the use of Microsoft’s SharePoint and Office 2007 applications. He is a Systems Thinker, and uses his vast experience to enable organizations to function more effectively.

Mr. Davis served 18 years in the U.S. Army’s Chemical Corps in a variety of assignments. He also worked as contractor providing SME to the Biological Detection Community and as a Trainer/Developer for Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3). His personal interests are in the areas of knowledge management, Scuba Diving/Instruction and teaching CPR/First Aid. His wife is a Nurse working at Munson Medical Center, and he has one young daughter living at home.

Mr. Davis is a Certified Knowledge Management Professional and is an active member of the KMPro Society as well as other KM and IT Groups.

Sponsor: KnowledgeLake


We will be holding our second SharePoint Saturday on Saturday, December 12th from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm at Johnson County Community College Regnier Center. To sign up for the event, sponsor, fill out the speaker abstract, or subscribe to the rss feed please go to


September 2009 Chapter Meeting
Walk-ins are welcome.
Topic: September 2009 Chapter Meeting - Breakfast Networking Meeting

Who: Independent Computer Consultants Association - Kansas City Chapter
What: September 2009 Breakfast and Chapter Meeting
When: Tuesday September 15th, 2009
Networking: 7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Where: Perkins Restaurant
11200 West 87th Street, Lenexa, KS 66214 (I-35 & 87th Street)
Click here for map and directions
Free parking is available in the restaurant's lot.
Speaker: None

* Breakfast meeting pricing!!! *
• Pay for your Breakfast Order only. No chapter fees.
• Walk ins are welcome
Non-members are encouraged to attend.
More information available online at:


September Access SIG on 9/16/09 @ 6:30 pm, 2nd floor, Regnier Center.

Presentation 1: Silvia Siren
Introduction to Macros, what they are and how to start using them, along
with an overview of the Send Object action.

Presentation 2: Janet Gelsinger
Importing CSV files


We've reserved the meeting room at the LACKMAN branch of the Johnson County library for our October 8 meeting. This starts at 7pm and we expect to have a short set of demonstrations (VRay for Maya, Archer background, member portfolios) followed by a long social. Bring your images and animations to show your portfolio to the other members - Jim will bring a laptop and projector.

Jim's firm has been working hard on a new series that airs this fall on FX called "Archer." They hope to bring a couple of shots to demonstrate a little of our work on this new show.

Lackman Library
15345 W. 87th St. Pkwy.
Lenexa, Kan. 66219

http://www.jocolibr s/JCL_InfoPage. aspx?id=1866


The next AgileKC Meeting will be held on Wednesday September 23, 2009

at 6:30 PM at the Pizza Shoppe in Overland Park.

Topic: Agile 2009 Conference in Review

Agile 2009 took place in Chicago on August 24 - 28, 2009. Mark

Randolph and Martin Olson both attended and will share their thoughts,

highlights and review of the conference. As agile processes gain

exposure and become more mainstream the community continues to grow.

Some of the fundamentals remain unchanged while other practices are

gaining more traction. Come join us and share your insights and


We'll also have a round table discussion for the group to address any

challenges or questions posed by the group. In the past, this has

been a beneficial exercise for attendees to work through specific

issues they are having implementing an agile practice in their



SharePoint Meeting 9/8/09 at 7 PM JCCC Regnier

Karen Sorensen of Johnson County Wastewater will be presenting on the subject of best practices for file management under Sharepoint.
Has anyone had problems with the way the files had been named.
Have you had conflicts with other systems such in Outlook or sharing files with folks outside their network? How SP files are or would be shared and archived.
For example, any plans for an extranet. There are legal issues involved.
In some cases you might consider what to do in case of a law suit.

Karen Lynne Sorensen is currently the Internet Projects Coordinator at Johnson County Wastewater. She has worked for private industry ranging from Boeing and Northrop to hospitals and environmental cleanup companies. In addition, she has worked for major colleges in the KC metro area helping faculty to integrate technology into their curriculum.


Event Overview

By now most developers and architects are aware of cloud computing and several people have heard of Microsoft Azure, which was announced at PDC 2008 last November. While many of the fundamental concepts are relatively easy to understand, lingering issues relate pertaining to how to apply cloud computing to specific scenarios. What is it? When should I use it? How does it apply to my job? Join us as we review some of the lessons Microsoft IT has learned through Project Austin, an incubation project dogfooding the use of Microsoft Azure as a platform for supporting internal line-of-business applications.

In this event we will start by reviewing cloud computing architectures in general and the Azure architecture in particular. We will then dive deeper into several aspects of Azure from the developer’s and architect’s perspective. We will review the Azure roles (web, web service and worker); discuss several Azure storage options; review Azure security and identity options; review how Azure-based applications can be integrated with on-premise applications; discuss configuration, deployment and scaling Azure-based applications; and highlight how development teams can optimize their applications for better management and monitoring.

Event ID:

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Event Overview
Cloud computing and, more specifically, Microsoft Azure are questions on the minds of IT professionals everywhere. What is it? When should I use it? How does it apply to my job? Join us as we review some of the lessons Microsoft IT has learned through Project Austin, an incubation project dogfooding the use of Microsoft Azure as a platform for supporting internal line-of-business applications.

In this event we will discuss why an IT operations team would want to pursue Azure as an extension to the data center as we review the Azure architecture from the IT professional’s point of view; discuss configuration, deployment and scaling Azure-based applications; review how Azure-based applications can be integrated with on-premise applications; and how operations teams can manage and monitor Azure-based applications.

We will additionally explore several specific Azure capabilities:
· The Azure roles (web, web service and worker)
· Azure storage options
· Azure security and identity options

Event ID:

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