The Kansas City Computer Measurement Group (KCCMG) is holding an all day conference on IT Security on March 14 at the Sprint Complex in Overland Park. The conference is free, and lunch will be provide by EMC. There will be speakers from Symantec, EMC, HP, Strategic Continuity Solutions, and Motta Network Experts. For more information go to To register go to


SMCKC March Breakfast: Building Your Internal Publishing Department, March 2: We’re not sure who coined this thought (Jay Baer?), but all companies need to understand that they are operating two businesses these days…1) the business they are in and 2) a publishing business. Content Marketing holds so many similarities to traditional publishing processes, but most companies don’t know how to think, act or consistently deliver like a publisher. This session, hosted by Brody Dorland and Jayme Thomason, will provide participants with a solid framework for building their own internal publishing department, and discuss some of the processes and tools used by today’s most successful content marketers. The breakfast will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. at Kansas City Café. A $5 fee will be collected at the door. Breakfast is an additional $8.50 plus beverage.


Tue, Feb 28, 2012, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS 66206
Presenter: Yair Segal
Topic: How To Become The Best Ever .Net Developer
Sponsor: Experis


Topic: Requirements Capture with User Stories in an Agile Environment
This will be a joint meeting between the AgileKC group and the Kansas City Section of the International Institute for Business Analysis
(IIBA).   Dinner will be provided.

N.B. This is a week earlier than our usually scheduled meeting and is expected to be heavily attended.  Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan on attending.

Over the last ten years agile software development practices have gone from ‘under the radar’ practices used in small independent projects to enterprise wide initiatives used in many of the Fortune 500 Companies.  Agile development is a proven and established methodology for organizing teams and delivering software.  Yet it is still often misinterpreted and even worse the root cause of misguided attempts at process improvement by not fully understanding what agile is and what it is not.

At this joint meeting we’ll try to alleviate some of this confusion.

We’ll discuss the history and basics of the agile process in general, go over some common agile terms so we all have a consistent understanding and then delve into the agile concept of a User Story.

The User Story supports many specific agile practices and is a great stepping off point on an organizations journey to understanding and implementing an Agile Process.

We hope to see you there!

Martin Olson, a principal with Silicon Prairie Solutions, is an agile coach located in the Kansas City Metropolitan area with clients throughout the United States.  He has been involved in software development for over the twenty years and working with agile practices for over the last ten.  In the past Silicon Prairie Solutions has helped firms from ten to one thousand understand and implement agile software development processes, though Martin will be the first to admit that the successes of these firms belong to the teams that did the work.  He was just a guide.


KC Big Data Meetup group will meet March 28 and feature a presentation on Hadoop from John Leach. John organized both the Chicago and St. Louis Hadoop Users Groups. We are meeting at ThinkBig Partners 1800 Baltimore from 6-8pm.

To sign up and RSVP go to


This month's KCDesignCore meeting is WAY out of the normal box. We won't be learning where to point or click in our Adobe software to accomplish certain tasks -- but we WILL be learning how to be better creatives and visual designers as we work through some interactive exercises with Stefan Mumaw, author of the book Caffeine for the Creative Mind, creative director at Reign, and "purveyor of all things that rock."

This meeting idea was suggested at our February planning session (our continued gratitude to Suzanne Warner who swears by the book!), and we managed to track down THE MAN behind the caffeine! He's graciously agreed to spend the evening with us and work through one of the book's topics: "HABIT." As visual designers, this is the kind of departure from the normal "how-to" that could easily help us win, or dominate, a new project. Come prepared to let loose and have some fun.


Are your ideas flimsy? Do you feel like they scamper away in the dark and hide the moment you share them? Are you jealous of those rocking few who seem to come up with novel, creative solutions to even the most hard-nosed of problems, the kind of ideas that are uttered along side angelic voices while beams of light fall from the heavens? Good, because Reign Creative Director and Caffeine for the Creative Mind author Stefan Mumaw has the plan to turn your creative output from sparse to habitual. "Habit" is a hands-on creative workshop that explores where creativity hides and how we can generate ideas in greater quantity and quality, regardless of job title or project restrictions. Don’t settle for routine thoughts and stale solutions, crank up your ideation and learn how to boost the potential of your concepts.

Our local sponsor, TekSystems, is joining us with some actual caffeine (of the physical nature). Stefan will bring copies of his book to sign and give away, too.

This promises to be a fun, interactive, hands-on meeting for all of us who create ideas for a living. Invite your creative friends to join us. Everyone who brings a friend will receive an extra raffle ticket for our drawings!


If Celtics legend Kevin McHale and a giraffe hooked up, the result would most likely be Reign Creative Director Stefan Mumaw. Born and bred in Southern California, Stefan graduated from Chapman University and foresook a lucrative career in MMA to follow his passion for design. So enamored by the creative process, in fact, Stefan has authored four books on the topic of design; two on creative web design and two on the creative process. A fifth book, "Tall Designers and Thin Air: Lack of Oxygen and the Creative Advantage" was strangely never published. He also speaks at numerous industry events, followed by a constant effort to play down the embarrassing behavior he typically exhibits on stage.


Kansas City Information Technology Professionals has partnered with Symantec to bring you an EXCITING night around the topic of Information Security!!

The event, hosted by Johnson County Community College (Regnier Center), will take place on March 21st from 5:30 – 11pm (doors open at 4:30)

We'll have Symantec's CEO, Enrique Salem to give a keynote speech on global threat landscape and how current IT trends are requiring organizations to take new approaches in security.

An exciting “Capture the Flag” (CTF) event will follow the Keynote. Security professionals and ethical hackers will use tools and tactics in an attempt to retrieve a particular “flag” on a private network/server (set up specifically for this event).

To make the CTF even MORE interesting, Symantec has set aside $10,000 in cash and prizes!

Read more & register here:


Read the full post here:

Our next set of IT Pro events (“IT Camps”) in the US Central Region have been scheduled and are now officially open for registration! The events are free, go from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and include some light breakfast and lunch. But most importantly, they are full of new and useful information that all IT Pros will benefit from. (And it never hurts that we might give out a few prizes at the end of the day, too.)

Gearing up for the Future (Camp Part 1)
You may have heard Microsoft’s recent slogan: “Be What’s Next”. But sometimes in IT, for whatever the reason, it’s hard enough even just to be “what’s now” or “what’s current”. You’re running older versions of server operating systems and technologies you would like to replace, but maybe don’t know exactly how to make the move without causing one of the main things that keeps us up at night: service disruption.

In this camp session we are going to introduce you to, and give you a chance to play with, the migration technologies that will help you transition to the most current versions of our solutions, and help you to take full advantage of Windows Server 2008 R2. Making the transition to the most current products isn’t always easy, but we have ways to help you get there and to get you ready for the future of I.T. and business productivity.
The Future is Sooner Than You Think (Camp Part 2)
Now that you are ready for what’s next, don’t you want to know a little more about what that is? There is a new wave of transition happening among IT organizations and IT workers to embrace more and more the concept of Cloud Computing. Yet many of us are still wondering how it will really fit into our own environment, or how it will benefit our businesses.

In this camp session we are going to introduce to you to the future of the cloud. Together we’re going to walk through what our next System Center version - System Center 2012 - will bring to your IT organizations; both in overall manageability and in supporting private, public, and hybrid clouds. And we’ll introduce to you (and demonstrate for you) what is coming in the next version of Windows Server - currently known as codename Windows Server “8”.


The world-famous CityCamp model is finally arriving in Kansas City!

What is CityCamp?

CityCamp is an international “unconference” series focused on innovation for municipal governments & community organizations. CityCampKC is the Kansas City metro-area edition of this immensely successful series. Like all CityCamps before it, our event for 2012 will focus on four primary objectives:
  1. Gather local government officials, municipal employees, experts, programmers, designers, citizens and journalists to share perspectives and insights about the cities in which they live
  2. Develop patterns for using the Web to facilitate local government transparency and effective local governance
  3. Foster communities of practice and advocacy on the role of the Web, mobile communication, online information, and open data in cities
  4. Create outcomes that participants will act upon after the event is over
Specifically, we want attendees to walk away from CityCampKC 2012 closer to answering the following questions:
  • How can technology enable us to work together across jurisdictions?
  • How can we empower citizens to take greater part in our government?
  • How can open source software and open data save taxpayer money?
  • How can we increase online service delivery despite shrinking budgets?

Who is this for?

While the name says “KC” and the event is being held in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, it is for anyone living in the KC metro area interested in the intersection of local government, civic life, and technology. It doesn’t matter whether you’re from KCK, KCMO, Leawood, Liberty, or Maryville, MO (or Marysville, KS!) This event is for you. All ages and professions are welcome, and the greater the diversity, the better the event. There are a few “usual suspects” who frequent CityCamps:
  • Elected Officials
  • Civic Leaders
  • Coders
  • Technology Enthusiasts
  • Civic Hackers (someone who codes or designs for civic-minded outcomes)
  • Geeks
  • Urbanists
  • Professors & Students working in any of these disciplines

What is the format?

Please refer to the presenter page for details of what you can expect.

How can I participate?

There are many ways to get involved with CityCampKC. Please check out the Get Involved page for more information, and thank you for your interest.

When and where will it be held?

CityCampKC 2012 takes place Saturday, April 28th from 9:00am until 5:30pm (with happy hour socializing afterwards!). The event will be held at OfficePort, Kansas City’s original co-working environment.


The Lawrence Apple Users' Group 2.0 will be having a meeting entitled "Jailbreaking your iPhone: how and why" Wednesday, March 7th , 7pm at Douglas County Senior Services at  745 Vermont  Street in Lawrence.

Now that jailbreaking is legal (though unsupported) by Apple.  Come learn how to jailbreak your devices and the benefits of doing so

Meetings are always free and questions are always welcome, even if it isn't about the topic being discussed. A door prize will also be given out to an attendee. Go to for more info or Contact Dave Greenbaum, 785-218-9676,  [email protected] to be notified of upcoming meetings.


Time: March 21, 2012 from 11:30am to 1pm
Location: Microsoft
Organized By: Dennis Chepurnov

Event Description:

Reduce storage cost and complexity by over 70%
Improve data protection and recoverability service levels
Leverage disaster recovery as a utility
Data Center on demand – for recovery, testing and application development

Valorem Consulting and StorSimple invite you to the next Lunch & Learn meeting of the Kansas City Cloud Computing User Group.
Presenters: Mike Smith and Randy Seamans – StorSimple
As organizations are finding themselves in the middle of a data explosion, the unfortunate reality is that enterprise storage offerings, no matter how good they are, only satisfy part of the overall data needs. Corporate data also must be backed-up, archived, retained and vaulted to an off-site location during its lifecycle. As a result, IT infrastructures have designed and implemented sophisticated backup processes, disk-to-disk backup systems, data de-duplication and compression appliances along with some type of off-site vaulting process to meet these back-up, archival, and data retention requirements. This not only adds significant cost and complexity it also creates silos of hardware and software platforms along with the need for separate tools and unique operational procedures to meet these requirements. This layering of complexity on top of complexity not only comes at a very high price both financially and operationally it also significantly limits a corporation’s overall agility and flexibility in their chosen marketplace.
Learn how Windows Azure cloud storage solutions like Cloud Integrated Enterprise Storage from StorSimple can marry the functionality of enterprise storage with the scalability, capability and economics of cloud based storage.
Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited, RSVP today!


The next meeting of AgileKC will take place on Thursday February 23 , 2012 -- 6:30 PM at:
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Road
Suite 200
Leawood, KS 66206
(see for a map to Centriq)

The meeting topic: Agile in Distributed Teams

Last month we talked about the importance of good interpersonal communication at all levels of the team to keep the development process moving.  With co-located teams there are a lot of different ways to communicate.  But what about distributed teams?  What can they
do to make further good communications?   How do different
organizations handle the project if not everyone is in the same room, much less same city or even country?

Martin Olson will lead a discussion and experience report on some of the challenges facing distributed teams and what can be done to mediate the challenges.  You are encouraged to attend and share your war stories, lessons learned and questions with the group.   We’ll save some time at the end of the presentation for your questions and comments about the presentation as well as agile in general.

Martin Olson is a principal at Silicon Prairie Solutions and has worked as an Agile Coach, Scrum Master and General Cat Herder since 2003.

Hope to see you there!


Hello All !
Our next meeting will be held:
6:30 PM, Wed, February 22, 2012
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, please let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

This month's topic is:
Using Mail Chimp And Developing Email Campaigns (speaker: Alexander Weber)

Presentation will cover all aspects of:
-- how to choose a bulk emailing software product
-- how to choose an email marketing campaign vendor
-- how to conduct your email campaign
-- how to track the success and respondents of your email campaign

Alexander Weber's BIO:
Web Developer and Social Media Manager -- Passionate about online community and virtuoso of social media technologies and tools. Ongoing student of interactive media, social networking, social media, web development, and the user experience. Search Engine Optimization strategist. Campaign and social media marketing developer.

Our website URL is:


VMware Cloud infrastructure and management solutions deliver intelligent virtual infrastructure

Please join us for an interactive luncheon in select cities to discuss VMware's new Cloud Infrastructure and Management Suites, including vSphere 5, SRM 5.0, vSphere Storage Appliance 1.0, and the vCenter Operations Management Suite.

An intelligent virtual infrastructure is designed to optimize business critical workloads across both private and VMware enabled public clouds, is highly adaptive, and has built-in intelligence to sense and respond to changing needs. It provides consistent security, management, and service quality regardless of where IT workloads run.

VMware experts will be presenting and answering questions on topics including:

  • Overview of VMware's Cloud Infrastructure solutions
  • vCenter Operations Management Suite
  • Deep Dive on vSphere 5

This is a unique opportunity to learn about these brand new solutions and to speak with VMware experts directly. Lunch will be provided. Please REGISTER TODAY. Attendance is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
The Cloud Infrastructure and Management Roundtable will be held in:

Edina, March 6, 2012 - McCormick & Schmick
St. Louis, March 8, 2012 - Maggiano's
Kansas City, March 13, 2012 - Maker's Mark
Des Moines, March 14, 2012 - Marriott Des Moines Downtown


Local developer Luke Patterson is making a tour of the user groups in the Kansas City metro, you can follow his tour on his blog:

Go Luke!



Meeting Schedule for Thursday, February 23rd, 2012:
Please note that the meeting room this time has changed to Suite 730, this is up one floor from where we're typically at.  Also, I wasn't able to drum up enough interest for the lightning talks this month, but Bill Fellows has agreed to deliver one of his popular TSQL talks.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

  • 2:30 - 2:45 - Greeting and Housekeeping
  • 2:45 - 4:00 - 2012 TSQL Sweets - Bill Fellows
  • 4:00 - 4:15 - Door Prizes and wrap up


10801 Mastin Blvd, Suite 730
Overland Park, KS 66210

KC SQL Server User Group web site:


Cloud Intelligence Conference - April 12, 2012 Welcome to the Cloud Intelligence Conference!

Invest just one day in the Cloud Intelligence Conference and learn everything you need to know to start putting powerful network computing information management strategies to work in your business.


Just a heads up, our next meeting will be in less than 2 weeks...

Saturday, Feb. 25th at 2pm at the Plaza branch of the Kansas City Public Library. Earl Glynn will talk about something interesting, I'm sure. (Voter data?).

You can RSVP here if you want, 4 people are signed up so far:


You’re invited to join us for Lunch and great conversation on Lean software.Format: Lean Coffee topical formatWhen: Thursday, Feb. 23, 11:30 am
Where: Red Robin (95th and Metcalf)

Email me (Troy Tuttle) directly, and I’ll send you an invite for the event. If you will be bringing guests, let me know about how many so I can inform Red Robin.
I hope you will be able to attend!


Local software developer and member of the NodeKC user group has written a nice post about an alternative to the traditional format of user group meetings.  You can read his post here:

I hope we continue to see innovation in user group meetings, including the increasingly popular hackathons and the meetings with a format of 5 10-minute presentations instead of the single 1 hour presentation.  I don't think anything is wrong with the standard format, but there is room for lots more.


March SMCKC Breakfast, March 2
Content marketing is becoming increasingly important as companies shift to publishers. During the March breakfast at Kansas City Café (1532 Grand Blvd., Kansas City), attendees will hear from Brody Dorland (founding partner of Allure New Media and co-creator of and Jayme Thomason (co-founder and CEO of to get an inside scoop on content marketing, why it matters and how it's done. Participants will learn several content marketing-related concepts, including how to determine ideal content marketing vehicles, establishing a publishing schedule, assembling a great editorial team, utilizing editorial planning tools and building an effective workflow, among others. Admission is $5; breakfast is an additional $8.50 (+ beverage.)


Pinterest Potluck and Happy Hour, Feb. 16
Join us at Barkley (1740 Main St., Kansas City) for an informal discussion about Pinterest, which is quickly becoming one of the hottest social sites on the Internet. SMCKC will provide drinks and chips; please bring a dish to share (using a recipe you found on Pinterest, of course.) We'll also create a real-life Pinterest board, so bring a picture or clipping to share. Admission is $5 at the door.


Sat Feb 11
10:00 AM

  • RSVP

  • Intouch Solutions
    12 Corporate Woods, Suite 200 10975 Benson Drive Overland Park, KS 66210 , Kansas City, MO


    Object maping and data diagramming
    Saturday, February 18, 2012, 5:00 PM

    Selected By: Sean Schbley

    Needs a location Coming soon!

    I'm taking suggestions as to where to have this meetup, as of now it looks like it'll be in my office at 6450 vista dr shawnee ks.


    The Access SIG of the Heartland Users Group meets at JCCC
    Date:  Wednesday, February 15Th
    Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Regnier Bldg 2nd Floor

    Beginner Presentation by:  Lisa Friedrichsen  "The two personalities of a combo box"

    Lisa Friedrichsen is a Professor at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas where she teaches database and Web-related classes. As an author, Lisa has written several Access, Office, and Web-related textbooks. Lisa has developed many relational database systems in the fields of marketing, healthcare, and education.

    Advanced Presentation by:  David Blackwell Tip #35 Using the TreeView and ListView Controls Together

    If you found Treeview and Listview controls interesting, you are sure to enjoy this presentation using the two of them together. While powerful alone, in tandem these controls are an excellent and effective enhancement to your application's user interface.

    David Blackwell is a senior developer for Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc. HCCS is a 20 year Computer Consulting located in Overland Park, Kansas specializing in providing custom solutions to real world challenges for their clients.


    Microsoft Access 2010 for Dummies (by Laurie Ulrich Fuller and Ken Cook)  - The book covers the latest Access features and tools and explains how they assist in organizing and mining data to get the information and reports you need.

    Give-away drawing for HUG members only. 

    Sponsored by: Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc.

    Please note:  Give-away drawing for HUG members only. 

    Sponsored by: Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc.

    Arlene Watkins


    Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc.

    7700 Wedd Suite 100

    Overland Park, KS  66204

    FAX  913-660-0362 


    The WEB SIG of the Heartland Users Group will meet at JCCC Regnier Bldg.

    Date:  Tuesday, February 14Th

    Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location: Regnier Bldg 2nd Floor

    We have a great speaker and subject lined up!

    Topic:  Social Media 101.  We will explore YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, including some hands-on Facebook and Twitter activities.

    Presenter:  Melodee Blobaum, a JCCC employee who handles JCCC's Social Media communications and has a deep and wide career in the overall field of Communication

    We will also take a few minutes to discuss the future of the web site.


    Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 6:30 PM

    Selected By: Matt Miquelon

    208 West 19th Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.091248 -94.586739

    Selected By: Matt Miquelon

    It's an exciting time to be a front-end developer. With the emergence of the Silicon Prairie, the increase in KC-area startups and the arrival of Google Gigabit to the KC Metro area, freelance and employment opportunities for front-end developers are increasing dramatically. We'll look at the pros and cons of each and what the future holds.

    The Joys of Freelancing or How to Drive Yourself to Drink in 3 Easy Steps
    You are a great developer and your work is awesome but you don't want to work for "The Man". Errrr.....Freelance it is. Unfortunately, being a top-notch developer only gets you so far in the freelance world. We will present freelance best practices for managing your multiple responsibilities, growing your business, tax and business structuring options, managing sub-contracters/clients and getting the best rate you can without pricing yourself out of the market.
    Kansas City Job Market for Front-End Developers
    If you are a developer specializing in front-end technologies, the future is really bright, especially in KC. Our awesome sponsors at RiverPoint will provide an informative outlook into the Kansas City Metro interactive job market. Plenty of time for Q/A/


    CRMUG Kansas City Regional Chapter Meeting (Feb 2012)

    Join us for the next meeting of the CRMUG Kansas City Regional Chapter at the Burns & McDonnell office on Wednesday, February 22nd from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, CST. This is a prime opportunity to troubleshoot your most pressing Dynamics CRM issues, learn from the experience of other users in your area, share your knowledge and experiences, and make valuable connections with local users who share similar goals, priorities and CRM objectives.
    Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 8:30am - 12:00pm, CST
    8:30 - 9:00 Registration/Networking
    9:00 – 9:20 Welcome and introductions
    9:20 – 10:00 Convergence/CRMUG DayOne Events/CRMUG Membership benefits

    10:00 – 10:15 Break
    10:15 – 11:00 Educational Workshop
    11:00 – 11:30 Networking
    11:30 – 12:00 Chapter Business
    Audience: All Dynamics CRM users are welcome. We also encourage you to invite your colleagues and other users within the region. Partners are welcome to attend provided they are accompanied by a customer. Partners please bear in mind that the objective of Regional Chapters is to exchange knowledge and Dynamics CRM experience. Partner personnel should possess deep CRM expertise and refrain from sales activities.
    About CRMUG Regional Chapters: Regional Chapters enhance your membership in CRMUG by offering face-to-face interaction and knowledge-sharing with other Microsoft Dynamics CRM users in your region. By having meetings centrally located within your region, users from all job roles and levels in your company can participate by only driving a short distance. All job roles are welcome: • Customer Service • Sales • Information Technology Join us so you can optimize the functionality, flexibility, performance and return on investment offered by CRM—and get better results from your CRM implementation back home.

    Event Type

    Regional Chapter

    Location Details

    Burns & McDonnell office9400 Ward ParkwayV RoomKansas CityMO64114



    Venture Fridays is a simple but fun concept: The startup culture of Kansas City and surrounding areas is invited to gather at our private office lounge to discuss what we’re all thinking about, working on, needing help with, and might do for each other. Existing or aspiring entrepreneurs of all types and ages are invited. Let’s raise our glasses to building the entrepreneurial culture beyond ourselves.
    Doors are open on Rainbow Boulevard (Westwood, Kan.) 4 to 6 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of every month. Who are your hosts? We’re a web marketing metacompany, still whiffing the baby powder of our start in 2009. We work hard, and we play hard. Sometimes Venture Fridays will be co-located with other events, sometimes not. Either way, we’ll be here drinking and thinking. Will you? Drop in.
    No soliciting or mooching please (entrepreneurial mojo required; read more in Discussions).


    Time: February 22, 2012 from 11:30am to 1pm
    Location: Microsoft
    Organized By: Dennis Chepurnov
    Event Description:
    Valorem Consulting and WorkSpace Communications invite you to the next Lunch & Learn meeting of the Kansas City Cloud Computing User Group.

    Presenter: Katrina Dawn, Workspace Communications

    WorkSpace Communications is hosted, voice-enabled Microsoft® Lync™ offered in a per-user subscription model. Discover how combining your existing e-mail with a cloud-based Lync platform can allow you to deliver high-quality VoIP, instant messaging, audio and video conferencing, and deskshare services.

    Software as a Service model with no up-front investment
    Reduced infrastructure & Support costs
    Increased operational efficiency
    Improved workforce mobility
    Reduced energy consumption

    WorkSpace keeps mobile employees connected throughout the day. And because Lync 2010 is a Microsoft platform, most people are already familiar with it. A quick glance at the desktop tells employees where their colleagues are at the moment, and one touch connects them instantly via phone, IM or even a spontaneous conference call with desk sharing.
    WorkSpace is a fully integrated Lync solution

    Instant Messaging and Presence - Help users connect using the right tools at the right time.
    Audio, Video and Web Conferencing - Get integrated audio, video, and web conferencing.
    Mobility - Extend the power of Lync Server 2010 to workers on the go.
    Enterprise Voice - By integrating VoIP, WorkSpace gives you a complete Unified Communications solution.

    Seating is limited; register today at
    Lunch will be provided.

    See more details and RSVP on Kansas City Cloud Computing User Group:


    D2W 2012
    D2W, the 3rd annual Designer, Developer and mobile workflow conference has even bigger plans this year. For one, we are on the Plaza this year at the Marriott. We have free parking, great rooms, and some of *the* best speakers in the country (and beyond).


    Hi Perl Mongers -

    Since we're working around Valentine's Day this year, our February meeting will be one week early on Tuesday, February 7. As usual, we'll meet at 7pm at Barley's in Shawnee. I'll grab a couple of high-top tables in the back room by the pool tables.

    In the past few meetings, we've learned some great stuff from each other about managing builds, maintaining local module collections, and deploying code. It's been a pretty good roundup of many of the common practices of setting up a perl development environment.

    I'm hoping we can trade some information and tips about the front-end of web development. So, if you have a favorite jQuery plugin or slick way to serve up JSON from your catalyst application, get ready to share it.

    I'm looking forward to seeing you all one week early on Tuesday the 7th at 7pm at Barley's in Shawnee. It's helpful to let me know if you're planning on attending so that I can make sure I stake out enough chairs.


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