Tuesday, December 4, 2012

6:30 PM

6220 Sprint Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66211, Overland Park, Ka(map)

Parking Garage P off 119th - We'll be in the UX's Concept Realization Center

  • This is a hot topic. We'll discuss, look at some code, discuss how to deploy images for both, and much more. All from a UX/UI perspective.
    In case you haven't heard, we are also an IxDA professional group! YAY! All thanks to Tyler Hilker, who is co-manager.
    Parking Garage P off 119th - We'll be in the UX's Concept Realization Center (CRC), and someone will be downstairs to let you in.

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    We're scheduled for a week from Saturday in the SMALL meeting room this
    time at the Plaza library, 2pm.

    I can show the results of the survey and we can discuss it. So far, I'm
    not intent on changing anything, although I should decide about spending
    money either on meetup.com <http://meetup.com> or a small projector.

    Maybe I could briefly talk about the coursera Mathematical Biostatistics
    Boot Camp online class, and in particular some R-related high points
    from the lectures on the following:
    * jackknife/bootstrap
    * working with log-normal distributions
    If anyone is interested in it, I can talk about how to run BUGS (Bayes Using Gibbs Sampling) within R. It's a rather specialized topic though.

    The other thing I could talk about instead is developing graphic animations in R.

    If you plan on coming, please RSVP here, I know it's a busy time of year...



    The Lawrence Coders user group is hosting a hack day tomorrow (Thursday) evening at the Lawrence Public Library from 6-9pm. For those getting off work at 5 and would be driving to Lawrence, we are free offering pizza and soda too!

    This is a casual event, so bring your laptop and come hang out to both learn from each other and teach people what you know! More details at the link below. We would love to have you out!



    Catch the holiday spirit while catching up with your SMCKC friends during our December happy hour, to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 at Kill Devil Club (61 E. 14th St., Kansas City). While you’re there, be sure to try Kill Devil Club’s hand-crafted cocktails and delicious small plates. Admission is free. Register here on EventBrite so we can plan for space. See you there!


    *****  Receive continuing education credits towards your ISACA and
    ISC^2 credential renewal by attending this talk    ******

    Kansas City Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) chapter meeting announcement:

    When:   Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 6-8pm

    Presentation Title: Implementing Security Testing within the SDLC.

    Speaker:  Based in Joplin Missouri, Stephen Jensen is presently a consultant with British Telecom's global services unit, and has been performing web application security assessments for over 9 years. With a background as a software developer, it was his experiences within the software industry that led him to shift his focus more towards the security aspect of software.  Steve will be covering:

    1) Overview of different software development models (traditional models never had security in as a requirement)

    2) What is the purpose of an application assessment?

    ????? Automated assessment

    ????? Manual assessment

    3) What is the purpose of a code review?

    ?? ?? Automated review

    ?? ?? Manual review

    4) Benefits of doing conjunctive testing versus doing one or the other.

    Steve is a great speaker and this is an important topic for any company that produces or uses software.

    Where:  Room 183 in the Regnier Center at Johnson County Community College
     12345 College Boulevard Overland Park, KS 66210-1299

    See you there!
    Mat Caughron
    KC-OWASP Volunteer Chapter Leader


    6:00 PM - Monthly Meeting

    10801 Mastin Blvd., Suite 620 Overland Park, KS 66210
    Presenter: Clint Edmonson
    Topic: What’s New in Windows Azure
    Sponsor: Adkore / MegaForce



    The Fedora Linux Users and Developers Conference will be held at the University of Kansas in January. It's free to attend for those interested.



    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    7:00 PM
  • 933 Iowa Street, Lawrence, KS(map)

  • This information gathering is for designers and developers to get together, grab some food and/or drinks, and talk shop. A lot of great discussions happen organically at these meetings, don't miss out!

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    Hello All !
    Our next meeting will be held:
    6:30 PM, WED, November 28, 2012
    Centriq Training Center
    8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
    (West side of State Line Rd, directly across from Ward Parkway Mall)
    Food and door prizes will be provided by : *Many Sponsors*

    In order to ensure that we have enough food for you, please let Ray Harris know if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

    It's time for our Annual Christmas/Holiday Party!

    6:30 PM, WED, November 28, 2012

    We will collectively celebrate the year, count our blessings, remember the many things we are thankful for, thank our many sponsors, and have great fellowship, food and good cheer!
    We'll also have several recruiting companies attending so that everyone can network together, and get ready for the New Year!
    (there is no regular meeting the week of Christmas due to the! holiday)

    Our website URL is: http://www.kcwebpros.com
    See You There !!!
    Ray Harris


    Due to the holiday week, the scheduled meeting is cancelled. Keep an eye out for the Dec. Meeting

    Bill Diamond
    Windows/Freeware SIG Leader


    We are excited to announce that a Salesforce Developer User Group has formed in Kansas City! The group's first meeting is next Wednesday; November 28th, 2012. This is your opportunity to connect with and learn from Salesforce Platform Developers in the area.

    When: Wednesday, November 28th, 11:00am
    Where: Le Peep Restaurant
    7936 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS
    Please RSVP to reserve your spot in the MeetUp. Also be sure to join the group on MeetUp.com to receive first notices of upcoming events.

    Thank you,
    Salesforce Developer Relations Team


    Be Prepared for SharePoint 2013
    Free one- day online conference on SharePoint 2013

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 11:00am ET/ 8:00am PT

    Schedule of Sessions:

    Overview of What's New and Compelling in SharePoint 2013: During this session, we cover the major architectural changes, including the integration of FAST Search, new service applications, and how SQL Server 2012 changes data tier architecture for SharePoint 2013. We'll cover enhanced claims-based authentication options and new best practices around SharePoint extranet models, and we'll discuss and demonstrate the new Site Mailbox integration options with Exchange 2013. SharePoint architects, administrators, and developers will gain valuable insight into this new, powerful version of SharePoint and will be able to immediately use the best practices presented within their own environments.

    Getting Ready for SharePoint 2013 Development: With the release of SharePoint 2013 this year, new development features coupled with the software include app development, Azure powered workflows, and Windows Phone 7 OS integration. In this session we will discuss the latest development options such as the newer client object models as well as OData, OAuth, and Napa. In addition, we'll present the basics for developing and deploying applications to the new SharePoint 2013 App Store.

    From Blueprint to Picture Perfect: Rightsizing Your SharePoint Environment: This session will cover proven strategies and best practices for creating a blueprint to develop the SharePoint-based solution that will best meet your organization's needs. We'll cover topics such as creating an actionable set of goals and vision for the project; drafting a governance plan for the solution; and choosing third-party tools to assist with migration, disaster recovery, and management of the environment. We'll discuss key development challenges involving forms and workflows, as well as branding options for different types of solutions. We'll give attention to key differences between SharePoint 2010 and 2013, along with adding cloud capacity to your SharePoint environment.

    Governing and Managing Hybrid SharePoint Environments: As cloud-hosting options for SharePoint mature, organizations are hoping to capitalize on cloud benefits while mitigating many of their risks. One way to hedge your bet is to incrementally migrate certain workloads to the cloud, while keeping others on-premises. In this session, we'll walk through a number of hybrid scenarios and consider how governance plans and compliance policies may be affected and how to maintain a hybrid-healthy security posture. Whether your plans are for Office 365, Amazon, Azure, or other providers, we'll share practical guidance to help you vet your hosting strategy.


    Time: December 11, 2012 from 11:30am to 1pm
    Location: Microsoft Office
    City/Town: Overland Park
    Website or Map: https://clicktoattend.microso…
    Event Type: lunch, and, learn
    Organized By: Dennis Chepurnov
    Latest Activity: 20 hours ago
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    Office 365 delivers the best of breed productivity solutions in the cloud with unmatched experience across the devices. Join us for an overview of the upcoming Office 365 release and learn how EA customers can receive subsidy up to $40 per seat for Office 365 deployment and migration.
    • The new Office 365 web and Admin interfaces
    • Included applications
    • New Streaming Office apps
    • Top changes in the Office 2013 suite core applications
    • Office / SharePoint Store
    • Licensing options
    • Deployment subsidy offer


    Don't miss this special chapter event where we will be recognizing our local Analyst of the Year and Desktop Support Technician of the Year Finalists during a social event at the Boulevard Brewery

    This event will include appetizers, drinks, a tour of the brewery, and networking with your peers. There is limited space, so don't wait to register!

    Wednesday, December 5
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
     2501 Southwest Blvd
    Kansas City, MO 64108


    We look forward to seeing you there!


    HDI Heartland Chapter


    Saturday, November 17, 2012

    2:30 PM

  • 4830 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, KS(map)

    We will be in the amazing gathering space downstairs

  • More details on our November meetup are coming soon!
    Our Standard Meeting Format
    We love Web Development, PHP, new development techniques and everything in between. Often our meetings are a little free-formed, but for the most part fall into

    • Meet and Greet new members!
    • John Kary presents "Last Month in PHP" - Some highlights and happenings in the PHP Universe
    • Members bring forward issues, concerns or other items of interest

    All Developers Welcome!
    We understand that many PHP Developers don't just code in PHP. Whether you are working in a framework like Symfony, Zend Framework, Silex, Slim, FuelPHP, CakePHP or a CMS like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla our goal is that you will find something new, relevant and useful.

    We are also happy to have presentations or even code reviews if appropriate. If you are interested in giving either, just let us know!

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    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    6:30 PM

    1627 Main St. Floor 12, Kansas City, MO(map)

    1627 Main St. Floor 12th - located in the Crossroads.
  • We'll be exploring a selected app built within the WIRE community and ask the developer to share the experience. Providing retrospect about designing and developing an app from start to finish.

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    Saturday, December 8, 2012

    8:30 AM

  • 10236 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City, MO(map)

  • Price:$20.00/per person
  • Come and practice your programming. Learn some new things and try out something you'd never do at your day job.
    What is coderetreat?
    Coderetreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of 'getting things done', the coderetreat format has proven itself to be a highly effective means of skill improvement. Practicing the basic principles of modular and object-oriented design, developers can improve their ability to write code that minimizes the cost of change over time.
    Details on the website: http://coderetreat.org/
    Specifics on what a typical coderetreat day is: http://coderetreat.org/facilitating/structure-of-a-coderetreat

    The coderetreat day consists of 5-6 sessions, each session's learnings building upon previous sessions. The morning focuses on becoming comfortable with the problem domain, breaking old habits and beginning focused self-discovery. The afternoon pushes the envelope by challenging pairs to stretch their skills and understanding of abstractions, modular design and test-driven development.

    Global Day of Coderetreat joins cities across the world in coderetreat, all on the same day.
    Location sponsored by Cerner, thank you!
    Money is to reserve your spot and will be refunded when you show up. If you don't show up, it will be donated to some programming related cause.

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    Join us for a free day-long conference focused on the best ideas for improving computer performance and the latest thinking about data visualization. Denise Kalm, a nationally-known and highly-entertaining speaker from the Computer Measurement Group, will join local practitioners to supply experience-based and tested tips for improving performance on virtual and stand-alone servers. Expect to find some old ideas challenged -- and some re-validated. No matter what your level of capacity and performance experience, there will be useful information that can immediately be applied to your enterprise.

    Lunch provided by Metron-Athene. http://www.metron-athene.com

    For more information, including details on the talks and the speakers, visit our web page: http://www.kccmg.org
    Sprint Campus Salon A 6050 Sprint Pkwy Overland Park, KS 66211

    Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)


    Greetings all:

    Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, we will be pushing the Kansas City chapter meeting to January 9.

    No December meeting is currently planned. Anyone on this list want to  volunteer to speak to the chapter?

    Best regards,

    Mat Caughron


    LWS KC November Lunch – Special Edition

    Special Edition!

    You’re invited to join us for lunch and a Q&A session with Daniel Vacanti of Corporate Kanban on Lean software and Kanban. Daniel is providing Kanban training this week in KC, and has graciously agreed to answer our questions about Kanban for software.
    Note: our meeting has changed from our regular Thursday meeting date/time to Friday to accomodate Daniel’s schedule.
    Format: Q&A for guest speakerWhen: Friday, Nov. 16, 11:30 am
    Where: Digital Evolution Group Coffee Shop, 10801 Mastin Street, Overland Park, KS


    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    7:00 PM

  • http://www.meetup.com/Midwest-UI-UX-Mobile/
    12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS(map)

    watch the monitor on the 2nd floor
  • This is a hot topic. We'll discuss, look at some code, discuss how to deploy images for both, and much more.

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    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    6:30 PM

    8700 State Line Road #200, Leawood, KS(map)

  • Presenter: John Gonzalez
    This Meet-Up will focus on Spring Batch, a lightweight, comprehensive batch framework designed to enable the development of robust batch applications vital for the daily operations of enterprise systems.
    Spring Batch builds upon the productivity, POJO-based development approach, and general ease of use capabilities people have come to know from the Spring Framework, while making it easy for developers to access and leverage more advanced enterprise services when necessary.
    John will also cover other Spring topics of interest to the group.
    This month's sponsor is Bradford & Galt.
    Founded in 1984 Bradford & Galt Bradford & Galt offers a full range of IT services through a business model that allows for customized and flexible deployment of world class IT talent and solutions. They serve Midwestern clients with offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Central Illinois (Peoria).

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    An Architect's Take on Lean

    WHO: Romano Nickerson, AIA
    WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    4:30 - 5:00 Check-in
    5:00 - 7:00 Speaker/Networking
    WHERE: AIA Kansas City
    1801 McGee Street
    Kansas City, MO
    RSVP BY: Friday, November 9, 2012
    PRESENTATION: Practitioners of lean construction have become identified as agents for change in our industry, including the way we work, behave, and even the way we think. However, most work to date has focused on tools, methods, and thinking geared toward contractors. Come hear Romano Nickerson, AIA, speak about his experiences with lean as a principal architect at Boulder Associates. He will offer his understanding of lean within the construction industry, with specific interest given to impacts to the design process. Romano will provide examples of project work conducted in a lean manner while also highlighting ways in which Boulder Associates has undergone a lean transformation.
    SPEAKER: With a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota, Romano Nickerson is a Principal with Boulder Associates, an architectural firm specializing in healthcare design. A special, long-term relationship with a progressive healthcare client exposed Romano to concepts of lean project management. An early interest quickly grew into a passion for Romano as he began transforming concepts initially meant for the production of cars into principles that could be applied to the design environment. He has developed and implemented innovative systems for applying lean production controls to architectural practice and project management and has helped clients to begin and sustain their own lean transformation. Romano has presented lean concepts for design and project management nationally on numerous occasions.
    This event is free of charge thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.


    HUG Access SIG Meeting 6:30 pm, November 14, 2012, at JCCC, Regnier 2nd Floor, RC 253

    Beginning Topic: Creating VBA code that updates multiple fields prior to saving the current record.

    Presenters: Caren Grandgenett & Jim Watkins

    Caren and Jim will demonstrate developing the code that updates multiple fields prior to saving the current record; and will share a few nuggets learned through the process.

    Caren develops and maintains databases that allow clients to track their clients and competitors.

    Jim is a senior developer for Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc. HCCS is a 21 year computer consulting firm located in Overland Park, Kansas, specializing in providing custom solutions to real world challenges for their clients.

    Advanced Topic: Tips from Favorite Access Book

    Presenter: Janet Gelsinger

    Janet is a Teradata DBA at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, working with project teams on Hallmark's Enterprise Data Warehouse. She also builds Access databases for small to medium-sized applications. Active in the Heartland Access User Group for many years, as well as KC DAMA (Kansas City Data Management Association) and Central Region Teradata User Group.


    Data Analysis with Microsoft Access 2010 by Larry Rockoff. An introduction to Access with an emphasis on topics relevant to data analysis. Access queries are covered in detail both in terms of the mechanics of their design, and how they can be used for typical data analysis tasks.

    Give-away drawing for HUG members only. Sponsored by: Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc.


    SMCKC December Breakfast: The Salvation Army’s Online Red Kettle, December 7
    It's a common sight in the holiday season. The Salvation Army's famous Red Kettle (b. 1891) embodies the spirit of seasonal giving. But how did this global charity translate its famous kettle to an online world?
    Mark Van Baale, E-Communications Manager at The Salvation Army Kansas/Western Missouri Division, and his @salarmymokan team explain how the Army took a tried-and-true concept and recreated it for a world of online fundraising and social media. Learn how the Army is enabling users to create their own socially enabled Red Kettles and fill them with funds from friends, family, and coworkers.
    Note: To better streamline processes, SMCKC is now requiring online pre-payment for events with an admission charge. Admission to the breakfast is $5, or pay a flat fee of $15 that includes meal, drink, admission and gratuity. Register and purchase your tickets on EventBrite.


    SMCKC November Happy Hour: La Bodega & Harvesters, November 15
    Join us for happy hour-priced tapas and drinks, networking with your fellow SMCKC-ers, and helping Harvesters raise 10,000 meals for its Stop Senior Hunger program during our November happy hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at La Bodega (703 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City).
    Special Giveaway: A ticket purchase enters you into a raffle to win free admission to any upcoming SMCKC Professional Lunch (pro membership not required to win).
    All admission proceeds will be donated to Harvesters, and you may also bring extra canned/boxed non-perishable food to donate. La Bodega is graciously extending its happy hour pricing until 7:30, so come on down and enjoy large amounts of small plates! Register and purchase your tickets on EventBrite now!


    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    7:00 PM

  • We'll talk about coding best practices for Nodejs development.

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    Int'l Assoc. of Software Architects - KC Chapter Meeting - Nov 13th (Mobile Technology)

    Featuring: Darrin Clawson
    Founder and Mobile Strategist – Engage Mobile

    Presenting: "Mobile Technology That Meets the Business Need"

    Darrin has a passion for mobile app development that spans a period of 12 years and is supplemented by broad experience in IT infrastructure, software development methodology, project management, and team development. His focus is on helping companies of all sizes leverage the power of mobile computing to solve real business problems. This passion is built around building enterprise-class mobile apps with a focus on the user experience and highly optimized workflow. The result, merging true user productivity and enterprise leverage of existing systems.

    Food is provided so please RSVP.

    Date: November 13, 2012
    Time: 5:30 p.m. - Networking and Dinner
    6:00 p.m. - Presentation
    Place: 9201 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
    RSVP: [email protected]

    Kansas City Association of IT Architects (KCAITA) is a membership based non-profit association of information technology architects and other interested parties in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. In partnership with global IASA our goal is to become the premier association focused on the architecture profession through the advancement of best practices and education while delivering programs and services to IT architects of all levels throughout Kansas City and the surrounding areas.


    LinkedIn can help promote your business, find a job, or find employees. With 150 million profiles, LinkedIn is the premier site for establishing a professional presence on the web that is visible to many job seekers, prospects for your product or service, or potential employees. We'll explore LinkedIn profiles and how to complete them for maximum exposure, then we'll take a look at LinkedIn's job search tools. Recruiting employees for your business becomes easier with LinkedIn, and we'll explore that area. Finally, we'll see how LinkedIn leverages your profile to give you and your business more visibility across the web.


    Come ready to craft an innovative vision for your company’s next move. Select a city near you and register today!
    Cloud, mobile, social, and big data are changing the way business is done. If you can harness these disruptive technologies, your organization has the potential to accelerate the development of new products and services, better engage customers, and implement new business models. The challenge is figuring out how to embrace change without toppling your infrastructure. Oracle can help you absorb technology change so you can focus on powering business innovation.

    Join us at this informative event where you will have the opportunity to hear from Oracle executives, experts and partners to learn how Oracle simplifies IT, whether it's by engineering hardware and software to work together or making new technologies work for the modern enterprise. Don't miss this opportunity to:

    • Learn more about Oracle's cloud, big data, social, and mobile solutions
    • Hear customer case studies of successful business/IT transformations
    • Network with peers who are facing the same challenges as you
    • Meet Oracle experts and watch live demos of new products
    • Get the latest Oracle product news from Oracle OpenWorld


    The fall IT Networking Event is here. Register today.
    Throw on your kicks and join us and more than 400 tech professionals for our final 2012 IT Networking Event. Connect with Kansas City’s influential tech companies and professionals while enjoying Boulevard beer, interactive basketball games and raffles for the hottest tech gadgets available. We’ll see you on the court.
    Thursday, November 15

    5:00-8:00 p.m.
    Raffles occur at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.KCnext members: no charge
    Non-KCnext members: $15 per ticket
    College Basketball Experience
    1401 Grand Boulevard
    Kansas City, MO 64106

    Sponsorship opportunities for our Fall IT Networking Event are available! This is a cost effective way to promote your company to hundreds of professionals from the regional tech industry. Please visit the sponsorship page for more information, or contact Mary Noulles.
    More than 300 CIOs, CTOs, tech professionals and entrepreneurs from the KC region joined us at our Summer Networking Event. Missed the event? See what our attendees had to say:


    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    7:00 PM

  • 14539 W 96th Terr, Lenexa, KS(map)

  • Do you run your tests every time you deploy? Does it take a while?
    If so, it's time to learn about Continuous Integration. If you maintain an open source project, Travis CI is free and integrates with Github.
    Darren Cauthon will give us an overview of Travis and we can discuss how to get Continuous Integration running in your organization.
    Afterwards, we'll head to Barley's Brewhaus on Midland ( http://goo.gl/maps/00l8F ) for late-night drinks and discussion. If you can't make the meeting, join us there afterwards!

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    Connecting for Good Computer Drive
    Friday, Nov. 2, 9-10 a.m. (after the breakfast) at the Kansas City Cafe (1532 Grand)
    Bring your used and unwanted desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones to our regular monthly breakfast on November 2 at the Kansas City Cafe (see above). Together with Connecting for Good, SMCKC is launching a computer drive to collect internet-connected devices to be distributed to lower income Kansas City residents. The kickoff event will take place from 9-10 a.m. (immediately after the SMCKC breakfast) and the entire community is invited. The hard drives will be wiped clean and hardware refurbished by Synetic Technologies. Tax receipts will be provided. You can help in bringing computers and internet connections to Kansas City's fiberhoods!



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