Oak Park Library (Large Meeting Room)

9500 Bluejacket St., Overland Park, KS (map)

  • No topics or speakers yet. If you'd like to present, please leave a message on this board or send me an email.

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  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Nonprofit organizations know that managing relationships is paramount. In the Nonprofit sector, CRM stands for Constituent Relationship Management.  Managing data efficiently in a CRM increases an organizations ability to take advantage of valuable fundraising opportunities. Maintain better communication with your donor base using an effective CRM solution, to ultimately enrich constituent relationships.
    There are more than 20,000 Nonprofit organizations using products, learn how your organization can receive 10 licenses of Salesforce at no charge.


    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    6:00 PM

    KC Bier

    310 West 79th Street , Kansas City , MO (map)

  • Welcome to the health informatics session for KC Informatics.
    Do you stay awake at night trying to figure out different ways to use all that patient data in a way that is helpful while all the time maintaining patient privacy?
    Are you interested in community epidemiology for disease outbreak and tracking?
    Are you interested in saving patients money by analyzing patient outcomes compared to treatments and cost?
    Do you like German food, snacks, soda, or beer?
    Then I invite you to join us at KC Bier for some fun conversations and great people. 

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  • TranSystems Corporation

    2400 Pershing Rd Ste 400, Kansas City, MO (map)
  • Look for the GeoDevKC sign in the TranSystems foyer!
  • Mike Kallas and friends will be presenting on the latest version of QGIS, demonstrating the functionality of this Open Source GIS desktop software compared to other similar packages. If you often wondered about the software yet haven't seen it in action you won't want to miss this meeting! I'm certain you'll be impressed with how powerful this software really is. Mike will also provide insights working with various plug-ins, such as a tool to quickly generate a webpage to view your data online, one to quickly render your data as a heat map, another to generate transportation routes from map points, as well as one to easily group data in multiple ways (think working with pivot tables within QGIS!), and many other plugins, tips and tricks. Time permitting a we'll also give a short demo on QT Designer - widget design software to quickly expand the functionality of QGIS using Python AND Graphical Modeler! WHEW!
    I hope to see you all there and thanks to TranSystems for hosting the event!
    Travel to TranSystems in Crown Center, Just park in the parking lot at 2400 Pershing Road. The parking lot entrance is on the north side. Just go in front of the West Crown Center hotel, keep going east to McGee Street. McGee runs into the parking garage.
    Go in to parking garage, take a ticket if you have to (don't forget to get it validated by the TranSystem's Receptionist!), but parking is free after 6pm.
    Then park on either the GOLD or ORANGE level. Just look for the big 2400 white numbers on the GOLD wall or ORANGE wall. Next to the 2400 Numbers are the elevators.
    Take the elevators to the 4th floor.
    That is TranSystems front desk, our meeting in behind the front desk in the Union Station Conference Room.
    Should be a great meetup, see you there!

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  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W 19th Ter, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • The entry door is on the north side of the building. No entry off 19th Terrace. Come upstairs.
  • During this session, the Kansas City IBM Analytics Team will demonstrate how to perform data discovery using Watson Analytics. With traditional BI and new popular visualization tools, there are two problems: 1) business users usually don't know what they are looking for in the data 2) once they know what they are looking for, another issue lingers, "What visualization should I use to best represent this insight?!" With built in intelligence, Watson Analytics solves both of these issues for the users, because it 1) finds all of the interesting correlations in the data, and 2) presents those particular insights in the most relevant visualization. In addition, there is built in predictive analytics and social media analytics capabilities to make this the worlds best enterprise data discovery solution. Best of all, there is a freemium version of Watson Analytics! Not just a free trial, but an entirely free version, so every that attends the session can walk away with the understanding of a new solution that won't cost them a dime. 

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    Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    6:00 PM

    Garmin International

    1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, KS (map)

  • Abstract
    It can be complicated learning the ins and outs of any technology stack. When this complexity is compounded by needing to understand how to secure our applications, it can be daunting.
    In this talk we will discuss how to rapidly and correctly apply Spring Security to an existing application. Along the way we will demo security exploits and see how to mitigate them, answer frequently asked questions, and learn established best practices.
    Whether you are new to Spring Security or a seasoned Spring Security user, this presentation is a must.
    Open source enthusiast; Project Lead for @SpringSecurity, Spring Session, @SpringLDAP; @SpringFramework commiter; Employed by @pivotal; Author
    Location Details 
    Garmin's address is 1200 E 151st, Olathe, KS 66062 
    For your convenience, navigate to point B on this map of Garmin's campus. You will enter where the red marker is.
    • When you reach 151st and Maffie Cir you can find our location by finding the tallest building at Garmin. Due to construction do NOT use Ridgeview.
    • You will be able to enter through the left most door until 6:55 pm when the doors will be locked (image).
    NOTE: The regular lot is under construction. Please park in the garage (near the entrance). You will need enter the North East Doors as usual.
    All guests to Garmin need to register (with Frank) upon entering the North Lobby. The doors will need to be locked at 6:55 so Frank can attend the meeting, therefore if you are late you will need to contact Frank directly via meetup.  
    • 6 - 7pm - Social Hour with food provided by Garmin.
    • 7pm - Presentation
    • Afterwards anyone who is interested is invited to join us at Austin’s Bar and Grill located at 2103 E 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062 for an informal social sponsored by genesis10. They will provide a beverage for all attendees and some appetizers. For directions, click here

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  • Stowers Institute

    1000 E 50th St, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Andrew Koebbe will give a presentation on a pretty cool flat-file CMS, Grav.
    Light refreshments will be provided. Join us to meet new people, discuss PHP, and learn something new.
    Our Evening Meeting Format
    We love Web Development and all things PHP. Our meetings are often a little free-formed, but we shoot for this schedule:
    6:00pm - Mingling / Meet and Greet
    6:15pm - Lightning Talk: Last Month in PHP
    6:30pm - Talk: My journey with Grav, the dynamic flat file CMS: 
    There are many great CMSs out there. Database-backed CMSes provide a nice admin interface, and static file generators have great performance and content deployment strategies. But both of these approaches have their downsides and there is another option with the best of both worlds.
    In this session we'll check out Grav, a dynamic flat file CMS with an impressive optional admin UI and great performance. We'll walk through basic set up, content creation, custom content types and more.
    7:30pm - Open discussion & help session
    Your topic here? Contact us to speak!
    All Developers Welcome!
    We understand Web Developers often come from all backgrounds, and many work in more languages than PHP. Whether you're curious and just starting out, dabble in PHP on the weekends, write custom PHP on a daily basis, work in a framework like Symfony, Zend Framework, Silex, Slim, FuelPHP, CakePHP or customize CMS products like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla; our goal is that you will find something new, useful and thought provoking.
    Interested in giving a presentation to the group, or demoing something you're working on? Contact one of the organizers through Meetup or talk after a monthly meeting to sign up!

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    You don't want to be that guy who didn't attend
    the 2016 IP Pathways' IT Trends Event!
    2016 will be a big year in IT and our event will provide
    keen insight into what will be important this year. 

    Join us at this signature event, where IP Pathways will discuss the trends and solutions our customers are investigating for the new year. Learn about changes in the business of IT, how IT is delivered and ways customers will adapt their approach to IT to remain relevant.  
    This year’s featured speaker, Terry Hedden, is the founder and CEO of Cloud Guru and Marketopia. Cloud Guru helps IT Resellers, Vendors and Distributors increase sales of cloud solutions. Marketopia is a leading provider of outsourced demand generation and sales empowerment solutions for MSPs leveraging a proven system that works. Terry also works with many industry leaders, including Apple, IBM, Tech Data, Ingram Micro, AVG, Synnex and many more. He also is an accomplished industry speaker averaging over 60 speeches per year to over 24,000 MSP and VAR attendees.

    Essential Topics Include :
    The State of IT Today  I  Justifying the Value of IT
    IT Automation  I  Up-Sourcing  I  Hybrid IT

    IT Trends Event & Breakfast
    Thursday, Feb. 4
    8-11:30 AM
    Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City

    Time is running out, so sign up now!


    Greetings former and/or future Nebraska.Code() speaker,
    I’m happy to announce that the Nebraska.Code() 2016 Call for Speakers is now open. The dates for this year’s event are May 18-20 – that’s a Wednesday pre-compiler/workshop day followed by breakout sessions on Thursday and Friday.
    More information, including submission guidelines and information about what expenses we cover, etc., visit our Call for Speakers page:
    Please help us spread the word.  We have a pretty large speaker list, but it’s far from complete.  We’re continuing to expand our focus, which means we’re looking for speakers who specialize in technical areas we haven’t really pursued aggressively in the past.  Specifically, we’re adding dedicated Project Management, Data and UI / UX tracks to the schedule. If you can help us get the word out to speakers in these areas, we’d appreciate it!
    As always, we want to express our sincerest thanks to our speakers, who provide the real value at any conference.  We’ve always been about delivering the most high quality content possible, and our community has not let us down yet.  We look forward to seeing what awesome talks you have in store for us this year!
    Adam Barney and Ken Versaw,


  • Hammerspace

    440 E 63rd St , Kansas City, MO (map)
  • 1/2 block east of Oak St. on 63rd St.
  • Every Thursday, the members of Hammerspace gather to socialize, network, and meet new members of the space. We welcome the community at large to come down during this time to explore the workshop, check out all of the tools, fabrication equipment and work space made available to HammerSpace members, and ask questions of our community of Hammerspace users.
    There is a concession stand and kids playroom available, and the evening is always the origin point of new and amazing creative ideas.
    Tours are led every 30 minutes for those curious about the tools and capabilities of the facility and staff. This is a free event, open to the public.

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    As mentioned in our January chapter membership meeting, we are announcing a malware contest!  And there has been a lot of excitement from membership as well as vendors.
    February’s chapter membership meeting will give vendors a chance to focus on advanced endpoint protection and reviewing different methods for defending against malware attacks.
    March’s chapter membership meeting will focus on implementing what we have learned!  This is when we will have the BYO Malware contest.  More detals and guidelines are below (down a bit).  
    Please register for the next (ISC)² Kansas City Chapter Meeting and plan to attend the first Wednesday of the month-February 3rd!  Registering will help us plan accordingly for meeting space, chairs and refreshments.
    Register Now at Eventbrite:
    Chapter Meeting Details:
    • When: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 (The first Wednesday of every month)
    • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Where: THE CAVES!  Cavern Technologies Phase 4
    • Address: 17501 W 98th St #856, Lenexa, Kansas 66219
    • Format:  Round table, interactive discussion with security professionals from many different industries, tech companies and organizations, from upper management to operators who have many diverse experiences.  We invite knowledgeable and expert members and guests to facilitate and keep the discussion moving along and on-task.
    • Topic: Advanced Endpoint Protection – Reviewing different methods for defending against attacks
      • Heuristic based (HIPS) – RSA ECAT
      • Application Control (Whitelist / Blacklist) –  Bit9
      • Dynamic Analysis (sandbox, isolation) – Cisco AMP
      • Anti-Exploit –  Palo Alto Traps
    The table below outlines multiple defense types. The table was created by Walt Powell from Optiv (Thanks Walt!).
    Heuristic based (HIPS)
    Solutions that utilize behavioral base lining and learn suspicious file characteristics. common heuristic/behavioral scanning techniques include: File Emulation, File Analysis, Genetic detection, Fingerprinting
    Application Control (Whitelist / Blacklist)
    Solutions that use whitelisting and blacklisting approaches to restrict application execution. Whitelists use a default-deny, if an application is not explicitly approved it will not run. Blacklists are the opposite, known bad executables are restricted. 
    Dynamic Analysis (sandbox, isolation)
    Solutions that separate one or more environments or executing processes such that exploitation of a process will not affect the system as a whole. Designed to isolate entire systems, web browsers, the MS Office Suite and document readers.
    Solutions that increase the difficulty of obtaining programmatic control of a system. Anti-exploitation solutions prevent malware from acting on vulnerabilities in software.
    Come prepared with your experiences, questions, and your security concerns that you wish to bring before a host of like-minded security professionals.
    Bring Your Own Malware Contest & Guidelines (March Chapter Meeting)
    We are inviting several endpoint protection vendors to come prepared with their systems to protect their endpoints from your malware.
    Here are the rules (so far, we reserve the right to tweak them if need be):
    -Vendors will arrive early to set up their Windows 7 Enterprise machines.
    -Each participant will be given a few minutes per machine to:
    —Plug in a USB drive
    —Navigate Windows Explorer with the sole purpose to
    —Execute their malware .exe file.
    —Let the malware program run.
    —Unplug their USB drive
    —There will be no Internet access
    The Windows 7 Enterprise image will include:
    -MS Office
    We do want your input! First we would like to know if you plan to participate, please email me ([email protected]) if you plan to bring a USB drive with your malware. We are hoping a good number of you will participate! And we would also like to know what, if any, other programs you would like included in the Windows 7 image.


    Sunday, January 31, 2016

    3:00 PM

    Scooter's Coffee House

    446 W 47th , Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Let's get some blogging done!
    This Meetup has one purpose: get motivated to blog. This is not a training session or workshop. It is not a Q&A for plugins... It is a time-period for us all to do that one thing we "never have time" to get done.
    No matter if your website is a sports blog, a business website, a personal portfolio - Join us and get some content created! ...or at least spend some time creating a list of ideas for content to be created later.
    Location TBA - Will be in the Plaza/Westport area. I will set a location at the beginning of next week - based on the number of people who RSVP YES for this Meetup.
    Don't think your website "needs a blog?"
    That's fine, there's all types of content your business website could use to help potential clients decide to hire you or help potential customers decide to purchase your products:
    Improve your website's "About Us" page - Great tips from WP Kube
    Frequently asked questions - You know the questions customers/clients ask all the time. Stop wasting time answering those questions and let your website do the work for you!
    Should ask questions - You also know what questions potential customers SHOULD ask while they're shopping around. Get ahead of the game - Answer those questions up front and tell potential customers how you're better than your competition.
    Terms of Service & Privacy Policy - Does your website have these documents? It should
    Thank you pages - When a customer fills out your contact form, are you urging them to read more content on your website? Suggesting FAQs? OR just giving them a simple "Thank you. We'll be in touch" notification?
    404 (page not found) error pages - Usually, when a website visitor hits a 404 page on your site, they are looking for something they expect to be there. Maybe another blog linked to your website, then you deleted the page. Maybe a link on your own site had a mistyped URL - Either way, visitors were expecting to see your content. Instead of a simply "Sorry, the page you're looking for cannot be found" message, build a page that says "Sorry... But maybe you'll like to read _____" and list your latest blog posts, your list of services, or information about you and your website... ANYTHING useful!
    Case Studies - Talk in-depth about specific clients who had a problem that you helped solve
    Testimonials - Ask for/use comments from your clients who had a great experience with you. Don't cheat and make these up. Seriously.
    Products/Services - We've all seen the websites that simply list the services they offer, without an in-depth description, discussion of process or anything to support that the business is actually capable of providing the service they say they can. If you cannot write an in-depth article about every service you offer... Should you really be offering that service? Does anyone believe you're capable of providing that service?
    Now that I've given you at least 50 topics for content on your website, it's time to get motivated, set aside time, and actually create that content!

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    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    7:00 PM


    9201 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Neat things in Ruby 2 - Andy Ogzwalla
    Genetic Algorithms in Ruby - Jaime Bellmyer
    Doors will open at 6:30 and presentations will begin around 7:00.
    BalancePoint will be providing pizza and pop.
    The entrance for the meeting and parking is in the back of the building.

    Catch up on twitter, IRC, or Slack:
    #kcruby IRC channel on freenode
    kcruby on Slack (contact us about access or reach out on twitter)

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    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    7:00 PM

    Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)

    • We receive five times as much information to process today as we did in 1986.
    • Fifty percent of your brain is involved with visual processing.
    • It takes 150 milliseconds to process a symbol and 100 milliseconds to attached a meaning to it.
    Let's talk about INFOGRAPHICS at the February KCDesignCore meeting!

    Infographics help convey large chunks of information clearly and concisely. Adding visual elements helps guide the user through the story.
    Sally Cox will present LIVE from San Jose, CA and we'll be able to ask questions and interact with her (not a recording!).
    An Adobe Community Professional, Sally has a colorful background, including 12 years in electronic pre-press/printing and painting sets/designing props for "Mister Rogers'​ Neighborhood" television show (WQED-TV, Pittsburgh). She also traveled the globe for 13 years as a very successful Adobe software trainer.
    She does it all with humor and a positive attitude toward life! You may remember her presentation with Chana Messer during the #CreateNow tour in Kansas City a couple years ago. We're pleased to host Sally at our meeting, and appreciate her willingness to spend the evening with us!

    Sally's agenda for the evening includes:
    • Organizing your content & defining the story
    • Determining when to use Static vs Interactive Infographics
    • Designing in Adobe Illustrator
    • Designing in PowerPoint
    • Creating PDFs as Interactive Infographics
    • Creating infographics online
    It will be a fun night of learning and creativity! We'll meet in-person at Centriq Training to enjoy Sally's live presentation.

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  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, MO (map)
  • 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 / Introductions 6:10 - New Member Orientation 6:20 - Project Pitches
    See if there are any updates on projects
    See if anyone has a new project they would like to work on Pitch existing projects to work on
    6:30 - Work on projects (7:00 ~ Pizza arrives -- first Mondays only)  7:45 - Wrap up - get project updates

    Location: Community Room on the South 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).
    On first Mondays, there will be pizza! We'll be getting some 'za from Sizzle Pie, so there will be a vegetarian option.
    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 Kansas City has a Code of Conduct! Please always be respectful and help us keep our events welcoming, positive, productive environments for everyone.
    Connect with Us:
    • Join our Code for KC email list.
    Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC
    • Registering up at the national Brigade site.
    • Joining our Google+ community.

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    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    7:00 PM

    Johnny's Tavern North

    410 N Second, Lawrence, KS (map)

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

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    About GDG DevFest

    1 Day, 3 Tracks, 12+ Speakers, A lot of Attendees

    GDG DevFests are the largest Google related events in the world! Each DevFest is carefully crafted for you by your local GDG community to bring in awesome speakers, great topics, and lots fun! While no two events will be exactly alike, each GDG DevFest will, at its core, be powered by a shared belief that when developers come together to exchange ideas, amazing things can happen!
    Get Your Ticket


    Friday, January 29, 2016

    7:00 PM

  • Fric & Frac

    1700 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • CCCKC usually has laptops out & a couple of 3D printed objects on our table
  • Meet up with us at Fric & Frac ... we're going to eat and chat about technology. We also need to start discussing the upcoming Maker Faire in June and what we would like to participate in.  Stop by and chat with us ... we'd like to hear about the projects you are working on.
    Fric & Frac Menu
    Have some suggestions on good places to meet at? Drop us a line or come by on Friday.  PLEASE RSVP so we can try to get enough seats together. Fric & Frac does not take reservations so we will need to try to get enough seats saved IF YOU RSVP to let us know you're coming. Thanks!

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    Please visit for a map and to register for attending this session.

    Meeting Date and Time
                Thursday January 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM

                Centriq Training 8700 State Line Rd. Suite 200 Leawood KC 66206

    Meeting Topic:
                Working with Edges, negotiating changes from a new perspective.

    Meeting Learning

    Change in inevitable and ironically, the fact that changes will occur in every aspect of our life (personal, professional and societal) is one of the few constants we can be sure of.  The potential of change and the act of changing often brings forth a myriad of emotions for us; fear, angst, excitement, sadness, happiness, hope, etc.  In this session we’ll look at a change that is before you and see what you can learn about the change and yourself.  We’ll also consider what impact this understanding might have on the changes we are experiencing with our family, friends and colleagues.


    Meeting Description

    We use the word ‘edge’ a lot in our conversations to describe an emotional place as if it were a physical place.  Saying things like “I’m at the edge of a major breakthrough.” Or, “The new boss’ rules are so different, everyone is going off the deep end.” 

    In this session Martin Olson and Kay Harper will leverage the Systems Inspired Leadership body of knowledge and lead the group through the exploration of our edges.  We’ll dig into the vocabulary we use, the behaviors we exhibit and emotions we experience when we’re facing changes and see if we can use this knowledge to help us better negotiate the changes we all face. 


    Bring a co-worker, friend, associate or +1 to this event.  As stated, everyone is facing a change.  The session will be interactive and lively and if you’re not careful you may realize that it really is about ‘Individuals and Interactions’.

    Speakers Bio ’s

    Martin Olson is a Principal with Silicon Prairie Solutions, a local Agile|Lean training, consulting and coaching partner.  He helps organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to Forutune 50, at the team, program and portfolio levels understand and leverage Agile|Lean practices so that they can provide value in a more efficient and predictable manner.  Martin’s focus is helping organizational leadership understand what Agile|Lean thinking is and how they can evolve their organization’s culture and practices to better adapt to a changing marketplace.


    Kay Harper has an extensive background in project and product management, business analysis, consulting, mentoring and coaching. She has 20 years’ experience working with mergers/acquisitions, large-scale software implementations, system conversions, organizational change management and company startups. When she started utilizing Agile principles and practices in 2008, she quickly determined that Agile and Lean principles, when wholly implemented, give organizations a competitive advantage in the new, Information Age. As a change agent, she is excited to bring the principles and practices of Lean and Agile to assist organizations in their transformations. Kay’s focus is working with management and delivery teams to enhance collaboration, transparency and delivery. She values opportunities to teach and coach others to success.


    KC SQL Server User Group - So you want to be a data warehouse architect?


    Friday, January 29, 2016 from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    The meeting this this month has been rescheduled for next friday (1/29) at 2:30pm.

    Frank Kearney will be presenting: So you want to be a data warehouse architect

    Topic: Most data warehouse and business intelligence developers strive to move to the next level of being a data warehouse or business intelligence architect. The problem is understanding if you are ready to make the transition. During this session we will cover the basics of making sure you have your architect toolbox is filled with the right tools as well as understanding the difference between a developer and an architect.

    This will be an interactive session as we evaluate data sets, how to model those data sets and what kind of questions we need to ask to make sure we fully understand the scope of the data warehouse project.


    We will also hear from those that have expressed interest in filling more formal positions in the user group for the coming year.  If you have not sent me an email ([email protected] or [email protected]) expressing interest please do so ASAP so that I can make sure we have time for you to speak at the meeting.   Look forward to seeing everyone there!
    10801 Mastin Blvd.
    Suite 620
    Overland Park, KS 66210


    February Breakfast:
    City of Kansas City, MO
    February 5 
    7:30-9:00 a.m.

    Join us for a breakfast event with Chris Hernandez and Mark van Baale who lead communications and social media efforts for the City of Kansas City, MO. Chris and Mark will talk about how the City of Kansas City, Missouri uses social media to improve the connection between KCMO City Hall and residents.


  • BATS

    8050 Marshall Dr. Suite #120, Lenexa, KS (map)

  • When an API Doesn't Exist: Building a Web Scraper with Python to Download Linguistics Data: Matt Menzenski will discuss building a Python package to download data from an online linguistics corpus for which no API exists. Topics include web scraping (with the BeautifulSoup package), handling Unicode, structuring a Python package, and writing structured output (XML and JSON).
    How to Break Lines Without Breaking Hearts: Jon Smajda will discuss the line length issues that invariably arise in Python programs of more than trivial complexity. Sometimes, 80 columns just isn't enough.
    Giveaway One: Thanks to JetBrains, we'll be giving away a license to PyCharm Professional (or other JetBrains IDE). Must be present to win.
    Giveaway Two: Thanks to Pearson, we'll be giving away a copy of Effective Python LiveLessons Video Training. Must be present to win.

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    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    6:30 PM

    Red Nova Labs

    4830 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, KS (map)

  • Full synopsis coming soon!
    Networking begins at 6:30 and the presentation begins at 7:00. 

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    Smarter SharePoint KC User Group: Where Smart People Go To Talk About SharePoint

    Smarter SharePoint
    KC User Group
    January 26, 2016
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Microsoft Office
    Corporate Woods
    10801 Mastin Blvd Ste. 620
    Overland Park, KS, 66210
    Linking Access and SharePoint Online
    Karen will speak about connecting an Access web database in SharePoint Online, part of Office 365. She will discuss her experience creating such a connection to collect data from outside an office to an existing shared Access desktop database, which is on a network that has connectivity issues.
    Karen Clough is Compliance Access Database Developer at AgriLogic Crop Insurance Services, an agricultural insurance firm. Her programming journey began in 1983 with the Kaypro II dual floppy CP/M- based computer and Perfect Filer database software. She started working in Microsoft Access in 1992, and her knowledge in SharePoint began in 2008 when she hosted websites that she designed and ran on her own servers for a multimillion dollar national market research firm. She now works mostly in Access desktop 2010 and is working to move some of those databases into the cloud. 

    Location: Microsoft Office - 6th Floor | Pizza will be provided
    Please register for this event at:


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