Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

**TICKETS FOR THIS SESSION GO ON SALE MONDAY, APRIL 2ND AT 7:00PM**

In the Welding for Everyone class, the instructor will cover basic welding techniques. A variety of useful welding methods will be demonstrated and then repeated by the students. Open to beginners as well as those who have prior experience. Please bring a long sleeved, preferably denim shirt with you to protect your arms. The class will introduce you to flux-core wire feed, MIG and ARC welding. For ages: 18-118 (All materials included) Seating is limited.

45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


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Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00:00 AM Corinth Library 8100 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS

For this meeting we will be discussing the following:

1. Meeting schedule
2. Meeting objectives
3. UX resources (podcast, websites, books)
4. Review website-millenniumsilverspring.com
5. Provide feedback (feedback form)

Feel free to offer up ideas and websites that you have visited that been a challenge to navigate.

Corinth Room Click here for event


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Stowers Institute 1000 E 50th St, Kansas City,

Please join us for an evening of looking at the exciting past month of PHP news and learning about interesting concepts and projects in PHP and software development.

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 - TBA

Your topic here? Contact us to speak (http://www.meetup.com/kcphpug/suggestion/)!

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!

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. Click here for event


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Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

This is a 3D Printer Build/Repair Clinic for those who need assistance building or repairing their 3D printer. Tom Newell, local inventor and distributor of ONI 3D printers will be walking you through the build or repair of your ONI 3D printer or any other brand of 3D printer you bring in with you. Spare parts for ONI printers will be on hand for sale during this clinic.

Take Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. to 45th St. Click here for event


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Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM JCCC Regnier Center 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS

May ACM Meetup at JCCC.

Click here for event


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Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

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.

45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Centriq 8700 State Line Rd. Suite 200, Leawood, KS

For this kick off meeting, your Meetup organizer will also be the presenter; so allow me to introduce - myself:

My name is Dan Davis, I am a Sr. Systems Analyst with the Jackson County, Missouri Department of Information Technology. I have been a software developer for 20 years. I have developed desktop and web applications, in a variety of platforms and frameworks. I believe that the most interesting fact about my career in Information Technology that I could share is the complete lack of formal education and training with which it all began. My introduction to information technology began with a temporary assignment that I was given at my job that required me to become familiar with Excel, Word and Access. I began to teach myself everything that I could to try to stand out (just a bit) from the crowd. Microsoft Office gave me exactly what I needed, at exactly the right time in my career - a feature-rich, yet easy to learn, set of desktop publishing tools. Once I started working with Office I was hooked. I began to learn about data types, data relationships, structured query language, order of operations, filtering, sorting, cross-tabbing, I could not get enough! Building things that made it possible for my co-workers to do their jobs faster and better (and with pie charts, oooh, who doesn't love pie charts) gave me a sense of pride and purpose I had never EVER felt before. Soon after that temporary assignment, I was asked to begin developing desktop and web applications, and web services, and I never looked back.

So now, some 20 years later as I have been assisting one of my kids get a small business up and running, I have rediscovered the Joy Of Office - in Office 365; Microsoft's oh-so-correct and complete answer to any request that anyone might ever ask of you. Can you _______? Yes I can, and we will be able to share and collaborate - 'till it shines

...BUT THERE IS SO MUCH NEW GOODNESS TO LEARN IN OFFICE 365. So much power, flexibility and ability to scale as an organization grows. I think that what I love the most about Office 365 is that it is the right fit for ANY size organization. It is affordable, powerful and flexible.

So, lets get this Meetup off to a great start! We will discuss goals for the remainder of this first year. We will put together a list of topics for meetings, and we will discuss options for building a repository of sample projects and solutions. In addition to inviting experienced presenters and IT professionals to speak at KC Office 365 meetings, every member of this Meetup will be invited to give presentations on Office 365 topics - if they wish to do so. However, for this first Meetup it will just be us, drawing up a plan to build the best Meetup group possible.

Centriq Training is on State Line Rd; across the street from Ward Parkway Mall Click here for event


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Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM Marriott Hotel 10800 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS

Brush off those resumes and mark your calendars for the upcoming KC-PMI Career Fair.

It's Career Fair time again for the KC PMI Chapter. This free event allows KC PMI Chapter members to interact with companies who are looking for great candidates for their project management needs.

The Mission of the PMI KC Mid-America Chapter Outreach Program is to advance the practice, and profession of project management among project management professionals in a variety of industries in partnership with businesses, academic institutions and professional organizations throughout the greater Kansas City area in a conscientious and proactive manner.

IMPORTANT: Although this is a free event, you must Register to attend this event:
https://kcpmichapter.starchapter.com/meet-reg1.php?id=354

Parking Instructions:

You may park anywhere in the parking lot. There should be plenty of parking spots available.

Questions: Contact Trina Jaramillo, MBA, PMP at membercareerservice@kcpmichapter.org

We hope to see you there!

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Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 3:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

If you've ever wanted to get into 3D printing, but don't quite know how to get started, then this is the class for you! 3D Printing & Design class, going on every other Saturday at Hammerspace. Learn how to design objects to be printed, as well as how to operate a 3D printer. No prior knowledge required.

Be sure to bring your laptop so you can get set up to get started on designing your first 3D creation.

FYI: There are two ONI 3D printer available to members of HammerSpace Workshop.

45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen 1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO

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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Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM , ,

• What we'll do
https://www.refinery29.com/2018/03/193023/new-ruth-bader-ginsburg-documentary

We'll post location and movie times when the theaters announce!

• What to bring
freeweights & a fancy collar

• Important to know

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM Plexpod Crossroads 1712 Main Street, Kansas City, mo

Join GDG Kansas City and learn about making apps for the Google Assistant and Actions on Google platform.

This is a two-part series, starting with beginner-level information then we will build upon topics and ideas to create a real action for the Google Assistant with more advanced interactions.

After the series, if you choose to, you'll have a chance to present an app using all the things you've learned to win prizes and bragging rights!

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Note: You don't need to have attended the first meetup to attend the second.

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Meetup 1: Making an App (4/17)
@ Google Fiber Space Lounge
https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Kansas-City/events/248642466/
6:00 - Doors open, networking, and dinner
6:30 - Intro and lightning talks
6:45 - Building an app for the Google Assistant

At this meetup, we'll present several ways to make an app for the Google Assistant, from no-code options to some more complex ones. Topics will include features of Dialogflow, connecting your app to other data sources, and publishing your app.

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*This meetup*
Meetup 2: Adding Functionality (5/1)
@ Plexpod Crossroads
1712 Main St #200, Kansas City, MO 64108
(Enter the door behind the building on the northwest corner)
6:00 - Doors open, networking, and dinner
6:30 - Intro and lightning talks
6:45 - Adding Great Functionality to the Google Assistant

The second meetup will explore more advanced topics. Attendees will learn how to create non-linear conversations, setup and utilize account linking, and more.

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Actions For Your Community Competition

This series will teach you how to build great actions for the Google Assistant. Take a stab at building your own! If you attend at least one of the Actions meetups, present your masterpiece for a chance to win prizes!

The rules are simple: it has to be your creation (or a team) and that's it! It can be anything, but if possible, something that benefits the community (you can use any definition of "community").

Presentations will be at our Google I/O Roundup on May. Anyone that wants can present the app they built for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights!

Need some ideas?

Ok Google, when will the street car be at 19th street?
Hey Google, when is my trash day?
Ok Google, find me a spot to park downtown.

Other idea sparks:
https://www.data.gov/developers/apis
https://data.kcmo.org/
http://version1.api.memegenerator.net/
https://apilist.fun/

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Help us help you! Fill out this survey to let us know what you want from this and future meetups: https://goo.gl/forms/YlpIeEyO0qnAIOQr1

Not a member of our Slack yet? Join at https://slack.gdgkc.org

Code of Conduct: https://developers.google.com/groups/guidelines/

• Parking
The Google Fiber Space has a parking lot and there is street parking available. Please do not park in the church parking lot adjacent to Fiber as this is a private lot and you may be towed.

• What to bring
A laptop is highly recommended to put your new knowledge to work during the session and follow along, but not required.

Enter the door behind the building on the northwest corner. Weather permitting, we'll have the garage doors open. Click here for event


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Skylab Letterpress 1968 Linn Street, North Kansas City, mo

KCDesignCore hits the road May 1 for a field trip to Skylab Letterpress! Skylab is, in its own words, "a full-service print shop focused on the craft of letterpress printing in the modern landscape." We will be getting a tour of the space and checking out some of their very cool work. (For more information, and some mesmerizing videos, check them out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SkylabLetterpress/videos/)

Skylab Letterpress is located at 1968 Linn Street, North Kansas City, Missouri 64116. We will meet there at 7 pm. Tuesday, May 1, our regular meeting time. We will NOT be meeting at Centriq.

http://skylabletterpress.com

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

In this intermediate metal and glass working class we will be learning to bend and shape steel to make a hurricane lamp for your home or garden. We will use a MIG welder to assemble the pieces. Your hurricane lamp will be finished off with a hand cut glass wine bottle for the shade. Previous experience in our intro to welding class is recommended.

Please bring a wine bottle (or 2 or 3) that you would like to use for your shade. We will have some on hand to choose from as well, but you are welcome to bring your own. All other materials are provided.

For ages: 18-118 years old

45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


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Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Company Kitchen 8500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Merriam, KS

Topic: TBD

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Harpo's Bar and Grill (In the back room) 4109 Pennsylvania, Kansas City , MO

Legal Roundtable for WordPress Freelancers & Developers

Join Chris Brown (founder of Venture Legal) to discuss legal issues relevant to freelancers who work with WordPress. He'll start with a brief overview of legal issues including starting and running a freelance business, working with clients, ownership of intellectual property, and hiring subcontractors. Then he will open up the meeting for a round table discussion to help you understand the legal issues that impact your business and practical strategies that can help you succeed.

You can learn more about Chris Brown and Venture Legal at http://www.venturelegalkc.com and you can read his eBook, "How to Become a Successful Freelancer" at www.venturelegalkc.com/ebooks/freelance.

Twitter - http://twitter.com/CSBCounsel
LinkedIn - http://linkedin.com/in/csbcounsel
Facebook - http://facebook.com/csbcounsel

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Meetup Schedule

• Networking - Chat with other group members: 7pm
• Member introductions: 7:15pm
• Presentation: ~7:30pm
• Q&A: Immediately following presentation
• Chat and talk shop: Following Q&A, up until 9pm

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Connect with WordPress KC

• Website - http://wordpresskc.com
• Newsletter - http://wordpresskc.com/newsletter
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WordPressKC/
• Twitter - https://twitter.com/wordpresskc
• Instagram - http://instagram.com/wordpresskc

We'll be in the back room at Harpo's Click here for event


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Blvd Tavern 320 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City,

Join us for monthly meetup where we practice coaching skills and tools, debrief challenges in a safe environment. We'll spend the first 30 minutes networking. The official "work" will start at 6:30. 

Downtown KC/Crossroads - Parking available across the street. Click here for event


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM Sprint Accelerator 210 W 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO

When you create a new Angular application, have you noticed the folder named e2e? Have you also wondered just what the purpose of this folder is? Then today is your lucky day! In this talk we'll do a deep dive into what End to End (E2E) testing is and why it is an important piece of your testing suit. Then we'll move onto writing a few E2E tests of our own by integrating CucumberJS with the Tour of Heros sample application.

Speaker - Devin Kelly-Collins is a full stack developer currently working with Artisan Technology Group. While he got his start working with C# he has shifted towards working with javascript and Anuglar for front-end development. When he is not working or trying our yet another JavaScript framework, he enjoys playing games and biking around the city.

Sponsor
Adaptive Solutions Group @AdaptiveSG
http://www.adaptivesg.com/

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Monday, April 30, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM WeWork Corrigan Station 1828 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO

Join us for the next VR/AR Meetup on April 30 at the WeWork coworking space at Corrigan Station! WeWork is a new modern office space in downtown KC with private offices and desk space available for businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs in Kansas City. Find out more about WeWork at https://www.wework.com/buildings/corrigan-station--kansas-city .

As always, we'll have gear set up and the latest and greatest demos to check out. If you have a project that you are working on or would like feedback on something you're making, we would love to have you show it off! As always, this is a FREE event (aside from parking.)

Street parking is available and free to use, but be aware of time limits. If no street parking is available, paid parking is available to the public in the Corrigan Station garage for $2/hour. WeWork does not validate parking. Also, please bring photo ID to check in at this location.

For easy access to the space, enter through the Walnut entrance.

We hope to see you there!

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Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

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.

45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10:30:00 AM Google Fiber Space Lounge 1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO

Please register on Eventbrite to attend!!!
https://io18kansascity.eventbrite.com

Are you not able to attend Google I/O this year but still want in on the keynote, meet with other cool developers, and like-minded techies? Join GDG Kansas City and Google Fiber for Google I/O 2018 Extended right here in Kansas City!

Google's annual developer-focused conference, kicks off May 8th and we would like to invite you to watch the livestream of the opening keynote over lunch at the Fiber Space. Learn the newest and brightest from Google real-time, and meet with other like-minded people!

Schedule:
• 10:30 - Doors open
• 11:30 - Lunch available
• 12:00 - Keynote livestream starts
• Codelabs & tech talks with GDG Kansas City following Keynote

Goodies, giveaways, and swag will be throughout the event so make sure to stick around the whole time!

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is limited and first come first serve at the Google Fiber Space - 1814 Westport Road. Street parking is available on nearby side streets (Bell St, Genessee St, Wyoming St) as well on Westport Road. We ask you do not park in the church lot to the East, adjacent lot to the Google Fiber parking space. Thanks!

Will all sessions be streamed or just the keynote?
We are streaming the keynote and have some fun tech talks and codelabs planned for attendees. Any sessions that are streamed will also be available to watch later on the Google Developers YouTube channel and I/O website.

How can I get my work to let me attend?

We have a Justificaiton Letter you can fill out and present to your employer so you can join us! Copy and update the text from this document into an email to send to your employer: https://goo.gl/4l9SJj

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can also provide a digital ticket via the Eventbrite app our showing the PDF. No need to use paper!

Parking is limited and first come first serve at the Google Fiber Space - 1814 Westport Road. Street parking is available on nearby side streets (Bell St, Genessee St, Wyoming St) as well on Westport Road. Click here for event


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM , ,

To be determined

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Monday, April 30, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Plexpod Crossroads 1712 Main St, Kansas City, mo

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 / Networking
6:15 - Kickoff and Introductions
6:25 - New Member Orientation and Hacking
8:00 - Wrap-up

First Mondays are "Pitch Nights," when we have a slot for new project pitches during kickoff; third Mondays are "Learn Nights," where we have community speakers on civic tech topics from 6:30-7:30pm.

Location: Plexpod Crossroads (formerly Think Big CoWorking).
Entrance in the alley on the West side of the building.
https://goo.gl/maps/hsBMJdcdEh72

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).

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 KC is a program of KC Digital Drive, a local non-profit whose mission is to make Kansas City a digital leader by developing civic capacity to adapt to technology change. We are the local affiliate in Code for America's Brigade network.

Connect with Us:

• Join our Code for KC email list (http://eepurl.com/7gbQP).

• Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC (http://twitter.com/codeforkc) and @KCDigitalDrive (http://twitter.com/kcdigitaldrive).

Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham: captain@codeforkc.org or codeforkc@kcdigitaldrive.org.

Code for KC has a Code of Conduct! Please always be respectful and help us keep our events welcoming, positive, productive environments for everyone. Code For KC presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy (http://codeforkc.org/hackkc-code-of-conduct).

http://codeforkc.org/ Click here for event


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Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:30:00 AM Eggct 5107 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

When you walk in the door, let them know you are with KC Roundtable and they should bring you to the table!

KC Roundtable in the back left room of Eggtc. Click here for event


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Monday, April 30, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM NAIC 1100 Walnut, Kansas City, MO

Selenium testing is notorious for being slow. In this Meetup session we'll look at some simple ways to make Selenium testing a little faster.

We'll try to keep the scope limited so that those who want to bring their laptop and follow along can do so.

Agenda:

- Meet and Greet, refreshments
- Introductions
- Sponsors and Announcements
- Demo and Workshop
- Next time on Selenium KC Meetup
- Quiz?

Workshop Requirements:

- Java (at least jdk 8+) (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html)
- Google Chrome (https://www.google.com/chrome/)
- Eclipse (https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/oomph/epp/oxygen/R2/eclipse-inst-win64.exe)
- M2Eclipse Plugin (http://www.eclipse.org/m2e/)
or
- IntelliJ (https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/)
- Git (https://git-scm.com/downloads ) (optional)
- ChromeDriver ("https://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/chromedriver/downloads")

This event is on the 4th floor of the Town Pavilion building at 11th and Walnut. Please use the Walnut entrance. Click here for event


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Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Plexpod Crossroads 1712 Main St, Kansas City, mo

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 / Networking
6:15 - Kickoff and Introductions
6:25 - New Member Orientation and Hacking
8:00 - Wrap-up

First Mondays are "Pitch Nights," when we have a slot for new project pitches during kickoff; third Mondays are "Learn Nights," where we have community speakers on civic tech topics from 6:30-7:30pm.

Location: Plexpod Crossroads (formerly Think Big CoWorking).
Entrance in the alley on the West side of the building.
https://goo.gl/maps/hsBMJdcdEh72

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).

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 KC is a program of KC Digital Drive, a local non-profit whose mission is to make Kansas City a digital leader by developing civic capacity to adapt to technology change. We are the local affiliate in Code for America's Brigade network.

Connect with Us:

• Join our Code for KC email list (http://eepurl.com/7gbQP).

• Follow us on Twitter @CodeforKC (http://twitter.com/codeforkc) and @KCDigitalDrive (http://twitter.com/kcdigitaldrive).

Got questions? Email our Brigade Captain, Paul Barham: captain@codeforkc.org or codeforkc@kcdigitaldrive.org.

Code for KC has a Code of Conduct! Please always be respectful and help us keep our events welcoming, positive, productive environments for everyone. Code For KC presenters and participants are held to this anti-harassment policy (http://codeforkc.org/hackkc-code-of-conduct).

http://codeforkc.org/ Click here for event


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Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Learn the basics of soldering and make a Drawdio that will give you many hours of musical drawing.

For Ages: 9-109 years old

(all materials included)

Children must be accompanied by an adult (no extra charge)

Drawdio is an electronic pencil that lets you make music while you draw! It's great project for beginners: An easy soldering kit with instant gratification. Essentially, it's a very simple musical synthesizer that uses the conductive properties of pencil graphite to create different sounds. The result is a fun toy that lets you draw musical instruments on any piece of paper. Runs on a single AAA battery for many hours (even 'nearly dead' batteries will work). Pencils are provided, but feel free to bring a more festive one of your own if you prefer. Ridiculously fun for all ages!

45th and Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd Click here for event


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

**TICKETS FOR THIS SESSION GO ON SALE MONDAY, APRIL 2ND AT 7:00PM**

In the Welding for Everyone class, the instructor will cover basic welding techniques. A variety of useful welding methods will be demonstrated and then repeated by the students. Open to beginners as well as those who have prior experience. Please bring a long sleeved, preferably denim shirt with you to protect your arms. The class will introduce you to flux-core wire feed, MIG and ARC welding. For ages: 18-118 (All materials included) Seating is limited.

45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Centriq 8700 State Line Rd. Suite 200, Leawood, KS

For this kick off meeting, your Meetup organizer will also be the presenter; so allow me to introduce - myself:

My name is Dan Davis, I am a Sr. Systems Analyst with the Jackson County, Missouri Department of Information Technology. I have been a software developer for 20 years. I have developed desktop and web applications, in a variety of platforms and frameworks. I believe that the most interesting fact about my career in Information Technology that I could share is the complete lack of formal education and training with which it all began. My introduction to information technology began with a temporary assignment that I was given at my job that required me to become familiar with Excel, Word and Access. I began to teach myself everything that I could to try to stand out (just a bit) from the crowd. Microsoft Office gave me exactly what I needed, at exactly the right time in my career - a feature-rich, yet easy to learn, set of desktop publishing tools. Once I started working with Office I was hooked. I began to learn about data types, data relationships, structured query language, order of operations, filtering, sorting, cross-tabbing, I could not get enough! Building things that made it possible for my co-workers to do their jobs faster and better (and with pie charts, oooh, who doesn't love pie charts) gave me a sense of pride and purpose I had never EVER felt before. Soon after that temporary assignment, I was asked to begin developing desktop and web applications, and web services, and I never looked back.

So now, some 20 years later as I have been assisting one of my kids get a small business up and running, I have rediscovered the Joy Of Office - in Office 365; Microsoft's oh-so-correct and complete answer to any request that anyone might ever ask of you. Can you _______? Yes I can, and we will be able to share and collaborate - 'till it shines

...BUT THERE IS SO MUCH NEW GOODNESS TO LEARN IN OFFICE 365. So much power, flexibility and ability to scale as an organization grows. I think that what I love the most about Office 365 is that it is the right fit for ANY size organization. It is affordable, powerful and flexible.

So, lets get this Meetup off to a great start! We will discuss goals for the remainder of this first year. We will put together a list of topics for meetings, and we will discuss options for building a repository of sample projects and solutions. In addition to inviting experienced presenters and IT professionals to speak at KC Office 365 meetings, every member of this Meetup will be invited to give presentations on Office 365 topics - if they wish to do so. However, for this first Meetup it will just be us, drawing up a plan to build the best Meetup group possible.

Centriq Training is on State Line Rd; across the street from Ward Parkway Mall Click here for event


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Stowers Institute 1000 E 50th St, Kansas City,

Please join us for an evening of looking at the exciting past month of PHP news and learning about interesting concepts and projects in PHP and software development.

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 - TBA

Your topic here? Contact us to speak (http://www.meetup.com/kcphpug/suggestion/)!

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!

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. Click here for event


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Skylab Letterpress 1968 Linn Street, North Kansas City, mo

KCDesignCore hits the road May 1 for a field trip to Skylab Letterpress! Skylab is, in its own words, "a full-service print shop focused on the craft of letterpress printing in the modern landscape." We will be getting a tour of the space and checking out some of their very cool work. (For more information, and some mesmerizing videos, check them out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SkylabLetterpress/videos/)

Skylab Letterpress is located at 1968 Linn Street, North Kansas City, Missouri 64116. We will meet there at 7 pm. Tuesday, May 1, our regular meeting time. We will NOT be meeting at Centriq.

http://skylabletterpress.com

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen 1526 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO

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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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM Plexpod Crossroads 1712 Main Street, Kansas City, mo

Join GDG Kansas City and learn about making apps for the Google Assistant and Actions on Google platform.

This is a two-part series, starting with beginner-level information then we will build upon topics and ideas to create a real action for the Google Assistant with more advanced interactions.

After the series, if you choose to, you'll have a chance to present an app using all the things you've learned to win prizes and bragging rights!

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Note: You don't need to have attended the first meetup to attend the second.

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Meetup 1: Making an App (4/17)
@ Google Fiber Space Lounge
https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Kansas-City/events/248642466/
6:00 - Doors open, networking, and dinner
6:30 - Intro and lightning talks
6:45 - Building an app for the Google Assistant

At this meetup, we'll present several ways to make an app for the Google Assistant, from no-code options to some more complex ones. Topics will include features of Dialogflow, connecting your app to other data sources, and publishing your app.

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*This meetup*
Meetup 2: Adding Functionality (5/1)
@ Plexpod Crossroads
1712 Main St #200, Kansas City, MO 64108
(Enter the door behind the building on the northwest corner)
6:00 - Doors open, networking, and dinner
6:30 - Intro and lightning talks
6:45 - Adding Great Functionality to the Google Assistant

The second meetup will explore more advanced topics. Attendees will learn how to create non-linear conversations, setup and utilize account linking, and more.

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Actions For Your Community Competition

This series will teach you how to build great actions for the Google Assistant. Take a stab at building your own! If you attend at least one of the Actions meetups, present your masterpiece for a chance to win prizes!

The rules are simple: it has to be your creation (or a team) and that's it! It can be anything, but if possible, something that benefits the community (you can use any definition of "community").

Presentations will be at our Google I/O Roundup on May. Anyone that wants can present the app they built for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights!

Need some ideas?

Ok Google, when will the street car be at 19th street?
Hey Google, when is my trash day?
Ok Google, find me a spot to park downtown.

Other idea sparks:
https://www.data.gov/developers/apis
https://data.kcmo.org/
http://version1.api.memegenerator.net/
https://apilist.fun/

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Help us help you! Fill out this survey to let us know what you want from this and future meetups: https://goo.gl/forms/YlpIeEyO0qnAIOQr1

Not a member of our Slack yet? Join at https://slack.gdgkc.org

Code of Conduct: https://developers.google.com/groups/guidelines/

• Parking
The Google Fiber Space has a parking lot and there is street parking available. Please do not park in the church parking lot adjacent to Fiber as this is a private lot and you may be towed.

• What to bring
A laptop is highly recommended to put your new knowledge to work during the session and follow along, but not required.

Enter the door behind the building on the northwest corner. Weather permitting, we'll have the garage doors open. Click here for event


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Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Just In Time For Mother's Day! Make a silver ring for yourself for a loved one!

Learn basic silver-smithing techniques while making a silver band-style ring. This makes a beautiful and thoughtful holiday gift! This class (like all HammerSpace classes) is open to BOTH members AND non-members of HammerSpace, but seats are limited, so sign up before they fill up!

This class will teach you about basic hand tools, their usage and safety, and jewelry making techniques in order to create your very own individualized sterling silver band ring for yourself, or to give someone as a gift.

You will learn: sawing, texturing, ring forming, soldering and basic finishing techniques (filing, sanding and polishing).

For Ages: 10-110 years old

Cost: $45 per ring (All materials included)

NOTE: If you are making a ring for someone else, be sure to get their ring size before the class! Also, if you and your child are making just one ring together, you only need to sign up and pay for one person.

45th & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Click here for event


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