• Think Big Coworking

    1712 Main St. 2nd Floor, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.092918 -94.583893

  • Use the door at the back of the building, hook a left past the elevators, through the door, & you will probably hear us.
  • Greetings,
    Sorry for the late notice. I have had a few people offer presentations, but I never got a solid on any of them. This month may just be a mixed bag of presentations from people who show!
    It should be a good time.
    I look forward to meeting you all there!

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    Tickets on sale for Monday's UXPA event.

    Tickets through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dark-patterns-when-ux-is-used-for-evil-tickets-27684617436?aff=es2

    Time: 6pm
    Location: Pulse Systems right of the Country Club Plaza
    Food and drinks: Black Ops Development


    Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 - Friday, Oct 21, 2016

    DevOpsDays Kansas City 2016

    DevOpsDays is coming to Musical Theater Heritage in Kansas City!
    Where large enterprise software companies and a growing startup community are fueled by the fastest internet in the world. With more than 500 members in the local DevOps Meetup group, this conference will draw an elite group. Come and enjoy excellent presentations from local and international experts as well as the famous hallway track.

    Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 - Friday, Oct 21, 2016
    View the program.
    Check out the speakers!
    Sponsor the event! It's a great way to attract new talent and promote your organization.



    The dev up Conference 2016 is coming!

    Formerly known as the St. Louis Days of .NET and rebranded during the 2015 conference, we bring you the 9th annual edition. New changes for 2016 bring several enhancements:
    • Thursday precompilers are all hands-on only sessions
    • Half day workshops available on Saturday afternoon at no additional cost
    • Sessions organized by tracks
    • Reduced number of total tickets available
    Many successful aspects of previous years remain:
    • 140 sessions on Friday and Saturday, October 21st and 22nd
    • Optional, full-day precompiler workshops on Thursday, October 20th
    • Attendee networking party after the sessions on Friday, October 21st
    For 2016, the total number of people on site will be restricted. To enforce that, there will only be a limited number of tickets available:
    • 300 early bird tickets (July 1 - July 31 or until sold out): $250 per person
    • 350 standard tickets (August 1 - September 30 or until sold out): $350 per person
    • 50 student tickets (August 1 - September 30 or until sold out) $60 per student (students age 16-25 only)
    • 200 precompiler passes (only sold with early bird or standard tickets until sold out) $90 per person
    A group discount is available for groups of 10 or more. The discount is 10% off everyone in the group and is only applied to the regular/standard attendee registration fee of $350 per person. There are no discounts on either the early bird or student registration prices.
    No refunds will be given after September 20, 2016.


    Cyber threats. They're everywhere.
    It's an ongoing battle, but you don't have to face it alone. Our resources are as multi-dimensional as the threats, linking you to the larger forums, articles, webcasts and gatherings that spark conversations... and solutions.




    October 6
    8:15 am - 5:00 pm
    The Kansas City Tech-Security Conference features 40-60 vendor exhibits and 8-12 educational speaker sessions discussing current tech-security issues such as cloud security, email and social media security, VoIP, LAN security, wireless security, USB drives security & more. Numerous door prizes such as iPads, Kindles, $25, $50 and $100 gift cards and lots more! You'll come away with advice and knowledge so you can start proactively protecting your environment from the latest security breaches. To register for this conference, click on the link in the left column. Your registration will include your breakfast, lunch, conference materials and entrance into the conference sessions and exhibit area. THIS CONFERENCE QUALIFIES FOR CPE CREDITS.
    For information on participating as a vendor: [email protected]



    Kansas City

    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    KU Edwards Campus BEST Conf Center 8am-4pm, 12600 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66213


    SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the​ SPS Events KC event on October 1, 2016 at the KU Edwards Campus BEST Conference Center located at 12600 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66213.




    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    2:30 PM

  • Black Dog Coffee House

    12815 W 87th St, Lenexa, KS (map)
  • Hopefully the big room in back--look for the group with laptops
  • Saturday Meeting Format
    Our Saturday meetings are free-formed. Attendees bring up topics that interest them or that they want feedback on. Attendees are welcome to participate or just kick back and soak in the discussions. There are also no dumb questions! If you're just starting out this is a great opportunity to ask questions.
    The meeting structure usually follows this format:
    * Introductions / meet and greet new members
    Open group discussion on any development topic, concern or question; discussing any new happenings that interest the group
    * Get help s
    etting up your development environment, looking at code, quick demos, etc. (time permitting)
    All levels welcome!
    Maybe you have been using using PHP for a week or even a decade--we all have things to learn and share. If you enjoy working with PHP, or want to learn more about it this meeting is for you.
    Get Involved
    If you're looking for a presentation-focused event with talks and demos, check out our weeknight meetups. We would also love to have you present! Please contact an organizer through Meetup or talk after a meeting to tell us more about your topic.

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    Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    6:00 PM

  • Stowers Institute

    1000 E 50th St, Kansas City, MO (map)
  • Park in the garage and enter the main building to the west of the garage. Follow the signs and turn right at the security desk.
  • Please join us for an evening of looking at the exciting past month of PHP news and hacking on open source projects. If you would like some help on your own project, bring it in!
    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 - Hack on open source projects!
    Your topic here? Contact us to speak! 
    Rate the talks!
    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, Laravel, 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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    Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    6:30 PM

  • Garmin International

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

  • Abstract:
    Fully testing your code has gone from a nice-to-have to a necessity.  Bugs have the potential to lose money, leak important information, and sap a good reputation.
    Properly testing code before it reaches a deployed environment saves time, effort, and headaches, and builds a strong degree of resiliency for the code to successfully evolve in the future.
    How do you know that your code works if you don't have a way to prove it?
    Testing doesn't have to suck.  You just need the right tools to build your proof.  Enter Spock.
    Dan Dowma is a software engineer for Target for the past 10 years, focused recently on integration projects.
    He implemented a patented credit card obfuscation algorithm that is used extensively within Target.
    He enjoys the challenge of finding elegant solutions to tough problems with code, and has been finding those solutions using Java (plus its derivatives) for almost 20 years.

    Location Details 

    Garmin's address is 1200 E 151st, Olathe, KS 66062  

    Our garage is completely open and access from Ridgeview is North of where it used to be, it is now closer to Sheridan Bridge Lane.
    Construction Update - The southern Ridgeview entrance is closed but a new one has been created just north of the original (image).
    • You will be able to enter through the left most door until 6:20 pm when the doors will be locked (image).
    All guests to Garmin need to register upon entering the North Lobby. The doors will need to be locked at 6:20 pm.   
    • 5:30 - 6:30pm - Social Hour with food provided by Adaptive Solutions Group.  
    • 6:30pm - 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. Drinks and appetizers will be sponsored by Adaptive Solutions Group

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    Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    6:30 PM


    8700 State Line Rd. Suite 200, Leawood, KS (map)
    38.969318 -94.609261

  • You hear Ruby on Rails everywhere, but do you know what it's all about? Ruby on Rails was released in 2004 as open source software; Convention over Configuration.
    This will be a brief look at the new Rails 5. We'll show you how easy installation is, how quickly we can build a running app from the command line, create a database using SQLite, push code changes out to git and we'll deploy our app on heroku using PostgreSQL.
    We'll look at some of the changes with Rails version 5; Action Cable, Puma, API mode, test runner, ApplicationRecord, just to name a few.
    We'll explore some of the applications that were built with Ruby on Rails; Basecamp, GitHub, Shopify, Airbnb, Twitch, SoundCloud, Hulu, Zendesk, Square, Highrise, and more.

    Darlene Millard Mini-Bio:
    Darlene has been in the IT industry for over 16 years. She has spent the majority of that time working on the network admin side in active directory, looking after backups, setting up computers, working weekends on upgrades, and all that monotonous stuff that is done on a daily basis as well as building & repairing computers.
    A VB6 class from college sparked the desire to program. After an extensive brain stuffing from Centriq, she hit the ground developing and hasn't looked back. She enjoys learning new programming languages and learning in general. A recent course has given her the introduction to Ruby on Rails and thus was born this presentation.
    In what spare time she has, she thoroughly enjoys riding her motorcycle cross country.

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  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 West 19th Terrace, Kansas City , KS (map)
    39.090330 -94.586784

  • Presented by Yotabites: Yesh J and Mani R
    We will cover Spark essentials and components such as rdd, core framework, features of framework such as dataframes, streamingrdd's and machine learning.

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    October 5th, 2016

    Please register for the next (ISC)² Kansas City Chapter Meeting and plan to attend the first Wednesday of the month-October 5th!  Registering will help us plan accordingly for meeting space, chairs and refreshments.
    Register Now at Eventbrite:
    Monthly Meetings:
    • When: Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 (The first Wednesday of every month)
    • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Where: Ruisch Auditorium at Black & Veatch 
    • Address: 11401 Lamar Ave., Overland Park, KS 66211 map
    • 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.
    Next Month Meeting Details:
    • Topic:  Identity Access Management
    • Sponsor (food & drink):  Spider Oak (Speaking in November)
    • Facilitator:  Jared Jennings with Novacoast

    Jared has over 19 years IT and Software Development experience. He has worked with national companies solving business problems. Having been involved in many bleeding-edge technologies, gives him a unique perspective of technology today.

    Jared started with NetWare 4.1, GroupWise 5.2, ZENworks 3.0, IPX/SPX and later as a lead developer in several OpenSource projects. Today he is responsible for several internally developed Two-Factor, Single Sign-On solutions that Novacoast delivers to customers. He has authored many cool solutions and provides custom training material for customers and projects.

    Come prepared with your experiences, questions, and your security concerns that you wish to bring before a host of like-minded security professionals.

     Directions:  map
    1. Take exit 79 off of I-435 & Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park, KS.
    2. Go south on Metcalf Ave.to College BLVD.
    3. Turn east (left) onto College BLVD.to Lamar Ave.
    4. Turn south (right) onto Lamar Ave.Black & Veatch will be a block down on the left (east).
    5. Find the front entrance to the south, right across from the Sprint Campus (off of 115th St.).
    6. Locate the front entrance-it looks like an atrium-it is glass with a grass roof.

    The mission of (ISC)² Kansas City Chapter is to advance the Information Security Profession by leveraging our shared body of knowledge to better our communities, groom the next generation of security professionals by delivering solutions to real-world security problems and issues that our members face.

    (ISC)² KC Chapter Leadership Board:


  • Olathe Health Education Center

    21201 W 152nd St, Olathe, KS (map)
    38.852386 -94.830757

  • Technology is moving fast, especially in healthcare. Innovation Pavilion is bringing together a panel of Digital Health experts to discuss the changing landscape and how it affects our community. There will be panel speakers from several large area health systems to local entrepreneurs - this is an event you don't want to miss!
    Thank you to Olathe Medical Center for hosting!

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    October Breakfast
    Social Networking with National Brands
    October 7 | 7:30 a.m.

    Join us to hear from social media managers from around the nation visiting Kansas City for the second annual Brand Socialites Summit. Who are Brand Socialites? They’re the voices behind the brands you know online, gathered together in a peer-run and managed professional group that includes nearly 200 community managers, digital marketing directors, VPs of Social and more. 


  • SpiderOak

    5920 Nall ave, Mission, KS (map)
    39.021202 -94.649406

    • RSVPs open 10 days before the date of the event.
      Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and meet interesting people. We'll begin with brief introductions and an opportunity to talk about what we're each working on. We'll have members available to help beginning Python programmers with language basics and getting Python and related tools installed on their computers. We'll have plenty of time for more advanced topics, too.
      Audience: Everyone! We'll have something for all Python experience levels.
      What to bring: A laptop with WiFi and power cord.

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  • Sprint Accelerator

    210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, MO (map)
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  • http://codeforkc.org/
  • 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
    • Join us on Slack: slackinvite.me/to/codeforkc
    Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham: [email protected].
    Code For Kansas City presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy.

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    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    7:00 PM

  • Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)
    38.969131 -94.609184

  • Think it's a big undertaking to create a portfolio website? 
    We'll go over how to do it in easy steps - no coding required!
    Some things we'll cover:
    • How to use mockups to present your designs in the best possible way
    • How to upload a project, step by step
    • How to keyword and interact to get more views for your portfolio and projects
    Behance has become one of the most popular and effective social networking platforms for designers locally and worldwide. It is a great way to exhibit your work online for free, network with other designers, and even discover new job opportunities/freelance work.
    Our presenter, Anne Sanders, is a freelance graphic designer with 18 years of experience who loves all things Adobe.  Her main strengths are typography and layout, and her design specialty is creating infographics.  She is currently freelancing for a couple of companies but is also looking for full-time work.
    Sounds great, right? But wait, there’s more!

    Find the perfect asset for your next creative project

    Joanna Shindler will show us the best ways to use Adobe Stock. This service is built right into your favorite Adobe desktop apps, such as Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC, so you can search, browse, and add images to your Creative Cloud Libraries, and get instant access to your assets across desktop and mobile devices.
    Join us on October 4th for two great presentations!

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    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    7:00 PM

  • Johnny's Tavern North

    410 N Second, Lawrence, KS (map)
    38.978490 -95.235254

  • 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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    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    7:00 PM

  • Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen

    1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO (map)
    39.094872 -94.582489

  • Open to anyone in the area who is interested in developing video games. In order to have a little structure, we'll try to do a couple things each week:
      Introduce new members. What have you worked on, game related or not? What do you want to work on next?
      Discuss this week's conversation starter. Some article, video or game that we can dig into a little.
      Members can present any games they're working on, for feedback or just to brag.
    Of course, it's all very informal. The main goal is interesting conversation(s) about our passion.
    Looking forward to it!

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  • Homer's Coffee House

    7126 W 80th St. , Overland Park, KS (map)
    38.984280 -94.668251

  • Look for lots of laptops, especially with geeky stickers!
  • No agenda, no presentations, no expectations, no fee. . . just open work time with your peers and possibly a mentor or two. Coding & Cocktails co-director Tamara Copple will be your hostess with the mostest at the Homers at 80th and Metcalf. This is an opportunity for you to work on your learning between sessions and get help. Mentors are welcome to come and work on your own projects too.
    - Want a tutorial on how to use Slack? Come check us out! 
    - Want some dedicated time to work on Codecademy? Join us! 
    - Want to mingle with your peers and compare notes? We're around!
    ***NOTE: Outlets are limited so please charge your laptop ahead of time!****

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    Registration is Open

    The registration for Lean Agile KC 2016 is now open! Join us on Nov. 9, 2016 at the KU Edwards campus.

    LAKC is the first (and only) conference in Kansas City devoted solely to Lean and Agile learning. This year's conference will be highly interactive through improv, to game play, and simulations.

    The full day conference will feature:
    • Opening Keynote from Shahzad Zafar and Matt Anderson, "The Future is Here!"
    • Breakout sessions covering a wide variety of topics: limiting WIP, Kanban, pairing, DevOps, TDD/BDD, team facilitation, feedback loops, product ownership, planning, metrics, and Systems Thinking.
    • Open KC - A unique opportunity to have casual, in-depth discussions throughout the day.  Topics can be promoted during the morning’s Market Place or in any open slot throughout the day. 
    Your Registration will include:
    • real breakfast and boxed lunch from Dean & Deluca.
    • Unlimited Roasterie coffee, iced tea, and soda throughout the day
    • Post-conference happy hour with complementary Hors d'oeuvres and adult beverages!

    Last year's conference sold out in a few weeks.  Make sure you secure your ticket.

    For questions, please send email to: [email protected]
    Register Now


    • C2FO

      4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway, FairwayKS (map)
    • Come join the one year anniversary celebration of our meetup, by joining your fellow gophers in our first ever round of lightening talks.
      Lightning talks are very short (typically around 5 minutes) presentations about a very specific topic, such as a particular Go library, or perhaps a plugin for your favorite editor, or anything else related to Go and development in Go.
      If you have not presented yet, this is a great opportunity to get up on the stage and share something with everyone!
      Speaking of that, I am looking for people to give these talks, so if you are interested, please send me a sentence about the the topic of your talk.

      I will update this announcement with the full list of talks as we get closer.  


    •  to 
    • Hammerspace

      440 E 63rd St , Kansas CityMO (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.


    •  to 
    • The Nerdery

      100 E 7 St Suite #401, Kansas CityMO (map)
    • Note: Eventbrite Signup is required to attend! Sign up here.

      Grab a pumpkin spice latte and come join us for our next session! In October we will cover single page applications, and since so many have requested more time to work with our mentors, we are extending this month's session by an entire hour! Join us from 5-9 p.m. for fun, coding, and cocktails!


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