Location: Centriq, 8700 Stateline, Suite 200, Leawood, KS 66206
Speaker: Paul Schaeflein
Date & Time: Thursday, November 5th, 5:45 pm

Topic: SharePoint 2010 LINQ and REST

Abstract: SharePoint 2010 has new and improved ways to work with data. LINQ to SharePoint lets a developer work with data from SharePoint lists in a strongly typed way that preserves relationships between lists. Integration of ADO.NET Data Services provides a way to get data from SharePoint remotely using REST style web services. The new Client APIs provide a programming model for SharePoint lists that doesn’t have to run on the server. This talk will demonstrate how to write code that uses each of these new data oriented features and will show some new SharePoint platform data oriented features along the way. We will also explain how to choose which data access technology is best for different custom development scenarios.
Paul Schaeflein (MVP, MCTS) is a consultant with LaSalle Consulting Partners in Chicago, IL. Paul is an active community member, speaking at conferences and many user groups and code camps. Recently, Paul presented at the Microsoft SharePoint conference and the Best Practices Conference. Paul is currently on the development team for the Community Kit for SharePoint.
Paul has more than two decades experience in architecting, designing and developing software solutions. This experience covers a vast range of technologies, languages and industries. Having developed many line-of-business applications, Paul has a firm grasp on the challenges that corporate developers face when integrating them into a corporate portal.
Paul blogs at http://sharepoint.mindsharpblogs.com/Paul and is occasionally on Twitter as @paulschaeflein.

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Registration: http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=142721
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SharePoint Saturday Kansas City, Saturday, December 12th from 8:00 to 5:30 pm, to register please go to http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/kc (there are over 140 people registered, only 110 spots left)
If you have any questions or comments or for some reason you cannot register on the click to attend please contact us at this address.


WHERE: Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS
WHEN: 6:00 PM

TOPIC: Automated Builds: How to UppercuT Your Code! OR “Build – it’s not just for F5 anymore.”

How you build your code and verify quality is something that is usually not thought of at the beginning of a project, but is one of the most important things you can add to code! During this session Rob will go over the conventions in building and verifying code quality.
You will see a project that is using automated builds and how all of the conventions are applied. We are going to see UppercuT and how well suited it is for automated builds. UppercuT is a build framework (based in NAnt) that allows rapid and powerful use of NAnt without having to understand the intricacies of NAnt. The last thing we will do is apply UppercuT to a project to show you how fast you can go from
F5 to automated builds!

SPEAKER: Rob Reynolds
Rob has been programming in .NET since the early days of 1.0. He is a .NET Developer at FHLBank Topeka, a bank where the doors are always locked and there’s no money inside. He holds a bachelor’s degree in MIS from Kansas State University (don’t hate!) and enjoys spending time with his wife and kid when his wife hasn’t locked him in the basement to work on any of the OSS projects he manages.

SPONSOR: Technisource
Since 1987, Technisource has provided a wide variety of IT and engineering services to clients ranging from middle-market businesses to global Fortune 500 companies and government organizations.
Furthermore, they've connected thousands of the industry's best and brightest with some of the most rewarding opportunities available. In 2007, Technisource joined Spherion Corporation. Their 60+ offices across the United States and approximately 8,000 employees enable them to provide Technology Recruiting & Staffing, Technology Solutions and Management Services.


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

Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, October 28, 2009
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
(West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
Sponsor: : Midwest Consulting Group

Food and Door Prizes will be provided by : Midwest Consulting Group
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 (and paid your $2) of July's presentation so that you can pick up the DVD.
Our Christmas/Holiday/Networking party will be on Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009 at 6:30 PM. (There will not be a formal presentation on Nov 25 nor Dec 23, since those are the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas).

This month's topic is:

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: http://www.kcwebpros.com


Meeting Date: 10/20/2009 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center Metcalf South Shopping Center

This month's meeting we are calling your favorites and the only determining factor is it is computer related, hardware, software or methods you find that make your computing more enjoyable or efficient.

Maybe you have a favorite utility that makes a process easier, a favorite mouse, keyboard, or features offered by a manufacturer that you wish others would adopt. Some have let me know that they have found ways out of a situation they were finding difficult. Email me and let me know what you would like to talk about. We can use this meeting to give a broad view of a subject you would to present to the group or if we have the time then we can go into more detail, Maybe you would like to discuss particular problems in more detail. In the past we have discussed subjects in some detail and in a broad perspective. If you would like to go into more detail on a previous discussion or expand a portion of a previous subject then bring it on. I would like to hear from you before the meeting so I can be better prepared if it involves something where you want my thoughts or opinion.
If you want to carry the ball then do it.

I know there are several people in the group that are interested in
genelogy so maybe this might be a good time to give us a brief on new
happenings or findings and lay the ground work for a future detailed

Your thoughts please.

As usual, there will be a question and answer session and other topics
discussed you may find interesting so come and bring your
expertise.Where: New

Horizons Computer Learning Center
Metcalf South Shopping Center
96th & Metcalf, Overland Park, KS
(Please enter the door of Metcalf South on the lower level of the
shopping center on the West - You will find New Horizons inside the
center area.)
Room: 6 see a map at


The next Agile KC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 6:30 PM at the Pizza Shoppe on 95th street. (See the Agile KC web site at www.agilekc.org if you need a map.)
The topic for the meeting is:Why Kanban? An Introduction to Kanban and Lean Software Development

Troy Tuttle will provide a basic background on Lean Thought and how those principles form the foundation for Kanban for software development. Focusing on Lean Practices and Kanban in particular are getting a lot of focus in the agile community of late. Join us to get a feel for what is involved and how the process works.

Troy Tuttle is a developer, a Pragmatic Agilist, and a Kanban practitioner, with a decade of experience in the software development industry. He has worked in the Agile space since 2005, with emphasis in continuous integration, automated testing (TDD/BDD), improving software design and code quality, and improving the condition and effectiveness of software projects. He currently works as a Project Lead Consultant with AdventureTech Group in Kansas City.


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

Who: Independent Computer Consultants Association - Kansas City Chapter
What: October 2009 Breakfast and Chapter Meeting
When: Tuesday October 14th, 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: http://www.icca-kc.org/


The October meeting of the Access SIG (Special Interest Group) of the Heartland Users Group (www.hugkc.org) will be held on Wed, Oct 21st @ 6:30 pm on the 2nd floor of the Regnier Center at JCCC. (Check the TV monitors for room location.)

Presentation 1: Birgit Love of JCCC will demonstrate the capabilities of her English program management database. It manages all of the courses, contracts, faculty, and budgeting information for the largest program area of campus.

Presentation 2: Bill Diamond will demonstrate some tips to make forms easier to use. Given time, he'll also lead a discussion on Access record locking issues.

Please come and learn from some of the leading industry experts in the greater KC area!


Cara Miller of Boxspring Design speaking on Graphical User Interface of Sharepoint

Cara Miller is principal at Boxspring Design. Founded in 2004, BoxspringDesign brings value to organizations though innovation and the design of interactive experiences. Since 2001 Cara has worked as creative director and interaction designer for a number of digital agencies. Companies she has provided services to include Orbitz, Wyndham, FedEx, Merck, and McGraw-Hill. Currently she is studying Design Management and Interaction Design at the University of Kansas. Cara has been actively involved in the design community, becoming a registered graphic designer and winning a number of awards for her work.


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