Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Lakeside Nature Center 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO

Continuing our tradition of helping a local non-profit organization with our Photo Walk assets, this year we are going to focus our evening (and lenses) on Lakeside Nature Center. They provide care for injured Missouri wildlife, with over 100 hands-on volunteers providing support for wildlife rehabilitation, education, and conservation activities. Rehabilitation of thousands of native animals and birds is accomplished by specially trained staff and volunteers who are instructed by volunteer veterinarians. Late spring is when the center sees many baby animals brought in for rehabilitation. Besides the animal rehabilitation, Lakeside Nature Center has many educational exhibits, and several nature trails.

After the photowalk we will post our best images to a website. Lakeside Nature Center will select the prize-winning photo. The photos become available to the nonprofit to use as they see fit in their marketing and promotion (with the provision that our members can use their own photos in their portfolios).

Don't forget we will draw for the Creative Cloud annual subscription in the raffle drawing and you must be present to win!

Lakeside Nature Center is located in Swope Park, close to the Zoo at 4701 East Gregory, Kansas City, MO 64132

See you Tuesday night, June 5, at 7:00 pm!
Buck and Jim

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 5:00:00 PM Tom's Town Distilling Co. 1701 Main Street, Kansas City,

Would you like an opportunity to network with other project managers in the area? This event is for you! Come join us in the tasting room at Toms Town for an evening of great conversations. It's a great place to talk about your project management challenges, meet others in the industry, and network to advance your career.
Happy hour is served between 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

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Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Join us for a Saturday afternoon at Hammerspace to build your own unique 18" tall D20 storage
chest! Because everyone needs a Meta storage solution for there game collection!

The finished D20 chest is 16" tall and made from high quality Baltic Birch plywood. It looks great
raw, or you can paint & finish to match the giant D20 of your dreams!

During this class we'll talk about how a project is set up for production by CNC, and than YOU
will use one of the Hammerspace CNC machines to engrave the numbers onto the faces of your
D20. Then we will use custom designed assembly jigs and 3D printed brackets to assemble
your engraved faces into a finished giant dice.

We will be operating CNC power tools, using Drill/Drivers, and sandpaper. Please wear closed
toe shoes and clothes you are comfortable getting dusty in.

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


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Saturday, June 2, 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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The Lean Agile KC conference includes local, regional and national speakers sharing their Lean and Agile knowledge and experience.
This year we will have a two day event. It will include a mix of traditional sessions (60 minute), workshops (60 minutes, and deep dives (120 minutes).  An Open Space will run concurrently.
We always have great attendance at the Happy Hour - maybe because of the great food and drink, or the continuation of discussions and agile games. 

https://sessionize.com/lean-agile-kc

THE BENEFITS 

  • Free Admission - Receive one complimentary pass to the event, for the primary speaker, including admission to sessions and the Happy Hour.
  • Speaker Dinner - Meet and mingle with other speakers - on us!
  • Speaker Room - During the conference, we have a quiet room just for speakers to finalize their materials, or just to take a quiet break. 




THE PROCESS


Who is the audience?
The majority of our audience is from the greater Kansas City area, although we have had many attendees from locations outside of Missouri/Kansas. The attendees ranges from beginner to experienced, and across all the roles impacted by agility.


What topics are we looking for?
Please submit anything Agile or Lean related. Feel free to create an idea of your own, but here are some suggested categories: Agile Bootcamp, Collaboration/Culture/Teams, Coaching/Mentoring, Development Practices and Craftsmanship, DevOps, Enterprise Agile, Management/Leaderships, Metrics/Analytics, Project/Program/Portfolio Management, Testing and Quality, User Experience.


Who should submit?
You! LAKC looks for diversity in speakers. We seek to have a mix of local, regional and national speakers to provide different perspectives. We also try to look for a mix of seasoned speakers and to include new voices. If you are interested in speaking, but have not done so at this type of conference, we may be able to find a mentor for you - email info@leanagilekc.org for more information.
What information are we looking for on the submission?
Please check out this example of a submission to the Agile 2016 conference. It provides very good insight into the real essence of the talk, which is invaluable to the selection committee. (Sample Submission)
In "Notes to Organizers", please be sure to include anything that can help us understand you and your submission better. Is this the first time giving this talk? Where have you spoken? The more details here the better. No worries if you have never spoken at a conference, we encourage that too!


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Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 5:00:00 PM SMG 1737 Mcgee St, Kansas City,

• What we'll do
You MUST register on Eventbrite to attend - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coding-cocktails-introduction-to-javascript-tickets-44050656700?aff=erelexpmlt

Session Topic: Programming Concepts 101: Introduction to JavaScript

Join us for our monthly coding series, Coding & Cocktails. Women are invited to attend sessions to get an introduction to website building in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.

We'll build a programming foundation covering some of the basics like variables and data types. We'll talk about what JavaScript is and why it is important to front-end developers along with how to incorporate JavaScript into a website. We'll practice working with JavaScript with support from our awesome mentors!!

There will be lots of guidance and support for those with no coding experience so come join the fun! No coding experience necessary (we mean that!)

Do you need financial assistance to attend? View http://codingandcocktails.kcwomenintech.org/financialaid for more information.

If you are unable to attend, you must cancel 48 hours prior to the event to receive a refund!

• What to bring
Bring a wifi enabled laptop that you have administrative rights to.
Don't have a laptop? Email to codingandcocktails@kcwomenintech.org to request one!

• Important to know
- Must be at least 21 to attend
- Please familiarize yourself with Kansas City Women in Technology's Code of Conduct.
- Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and light dinner served
- You MUST register on Eventbrite to attend - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coding-cocktails-introduction-to-javascript-tickets-44050656700?aff=erelexpmlt

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Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:00:00 AM , ,

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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Monday, June 4, 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, June 3, 2018 at 10:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Harness the Power of the WIND! Join us for this all day class and build your very own DIY wind turbine. Designed to be constructed from simple parts, your simple wind turbine will generate small amounts of power, enough to charge a battery, and demonstrate the basic principles and components of wind power. During this all day class we'll talk about the basic principles and history of wind power, learn about the parts of a wind turbine, and work together in the Hammerspace workshop to each build our own turbines from parts. The finished turbines will have a blade diameter of ~24 inches and generate DC power output between 3 and 12 volts.

This is an all day class. We will meet from 10am to 12:30pm, break for lunch, then reconvene from 1:30pm to 2:00pm. If you are not a Hammerspace member, please arrive early so we can get you sorted out with a safety waiver. We will be using power tools like belt sanders, drills, bandsaws, etc.

Suggested age range: 16-116 years old

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


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Thursday, May 31, 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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Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 10:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Harness the Power of the WIND! Join us for this all day class and build your very own DIY wind turbine. Designed to be constructed from simple parts, your simple wind turbine will generate small amounts of power, enough to charge a battery, and demonstrate the basic principles and components of wind power. During this all day class we'll talk about the basic principles and history of wind power, learn about the parts of a wind turbine, and work together in the Hammerspace workshop to each build our own turbines from parts. The finished turbines will have a blade diameter of ~24 inches and generate DC power output between 3 and 12 volts.

This is an all day class. We will meet from 10am to 12:30pm, break for lunch, then reconvene from 1:30pm to 2:00pm. If you are not a Hammerspace member, please arrive early so we can get you sorted out with a safety waiver. We will be using power tools like belt sanders, drills, bandsaws, etc.

Suggested age range: 16-116 years old

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


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Thursday, May 31, 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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Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

Our first meeting is coming up!

We will have a short presentation of our favorite Chrome extensions for testing, followed by an open discussion. You are more then welcome to share your favorite extensions/plugins as well. Feel free to bring your laptop, to try some of the plugins on the spot.

There will be soda and snacks provided.

The meeting is hosted by VML, at their downtown airport location.

Let's meet, learn something interesting from each other, socialize, and have fun!

Please RSVP and see you all soon!

Come to the main entrance of the downtown airport Click here for event


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Saturday, June 2, 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, June 7, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Company Kitchen 8500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Merriam, KS

We'll take a look at soft real-time communication using Phoenix Channels and Presence. Channels allow users or systems to subscribe to updates on a topic. Presence tracks which users or systems are online and available for communication in channels.

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Thursday, June 7, 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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Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Join us for a Saturday afternoon at Hammerspace to build your own unique 18" tall D20 storage
chest! Because everyone needs a Meta storage solution for there game collection!

The finished D20 chest is 16" tall and made from high quality Baltic Birch plywood. It looks great
raw, or you can paint & finish to match the giant D20 of your dreams!

During this class we'll talk about how a project is set up for production by CNC, and than YOU
will use one of the Hammerspace CNC machines to engrave the numbers onto the faces of your
D20. Then we will use custom designed assembly jigs and 3D printed brackets to assemble
your engraved faces into a finished giant dice.

We will be operating CNC power tools, using Drill/Drivers, and sandpaper. Please wear closed
toe shoes and clothes you are comfortable getting dusty in.

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


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

**TICKETS GO IN SALE MONDAY, APRIL 30TH AT 7:00PM**

WELDING FOR EVERYONE! In this 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, so do not hesitate to sign up if interested.

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


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https://sessionize.com/devopsdayskc/ 
The Call for Speakers is your chance to be a more active part in the conference, and place your mark on the DevOps community. We encourage a wide range of original material, with a focus on new presenters.
What we are looking for:
Types of accepted proposals:
  • Ignites: 5 minute, auto forwarding talk
  • Session: A 30 minute talk on topic of your choice, with some time for questions.
  • Workshop: A 60 to 120 minute interactive workshop where you are teaching a group how to do something.
General Guidelines:
  • Be concise.
  • Add as much detail as you can.
  • Multiple entries are welcome.
  • Attempt to not give details to who you are, we prefer to judge based on content.
  • All presentations must conform to the code of conduct.
  • Preferably submit via this web app, however we also will accept submissions by email: organizers@devopsdayskc.org
Ideas:
This is what we would like to know. Do you have an answer?
  • The DevOps movement has been around for a few years now: Did anyone find out if it really helped your organization? Are there numbers for this?
  • Did the culture of DevOps spread to other parts of your company? If not, why?
  • Is DevOps the magic silver bullet which solved all your problems? What are the problems it didn’t solve (although you thought it would)?
  • Were there unexpected problems during your cultural change into DevOps?
  • Did the required skill-set of people change after starting to do things DevOps-Style?
  • Did people leave because you “went DevOps”? Was this good or bad or both?
  • Have there been technical changes after the culture in your team changed?
  • Did the change affect the business/sales/marketing side?
  • And of course: Has DevOps affected you personally? How do you feel about the change it brought to your work?
The “classic” DevOps questions are of course not fully answered, either…
  • What is the role of QA/Tester in DevOps, how do we integrate QA in the continuous delivery process
  • The impact DevOps has on traditional security/auditing/change control
  • Building dashboards because #monitoringsucks
  • The impact of DevOps on HR policies, and the hiring process
  • Help prove that DevOps can scale beyond the 5-8 person web startups, we love traditional IT enterprise cases
  • With all the automation, data is still a hard thing to handle, how does it affect DBA’s, backup strategies, …
If you’d like some more specific topic examples…
  • How about release management.
  • Integrating security into the DevOps conversation
  • How to handle budgets for DevOps initiatives
  • DevOps and Working Remotely
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Having DevOps make #monitoringsucks less
Help!
Mentoring
We encourage new and seasoned speakers. If you’re interested in working with a mentor to develop an idea into a session or ignite, please reach out via organizers@devopsdayskc.org or on Slack at slack.devopskc.com. We will do our best to provide options for mentorship pairing. At the very least we’ll do our best to provide mentorship ourselves. :)
Travel Assistance
Please let us know if you need assistance with travel costs including hotel, flight, and parking. This will not affect our decision-making one way or the other, but is good to know as we finalize our budget.


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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Google Fiber Space Lounge 1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO

Please register on Eventbrite to attend!!!
https://pwa-kc.eventbrite.com

Join us (GDG Kansas City, JavaScript KC, AngularKC, & KC Mobile Devs) for a special evening of tech talks and socializing at the Google Fiber Space!

You've probably heard of PWAs or Progressive Web Apps at some point but you didn't know where to start. This event is the perfect opportunity to get up to speed! It's a hot topic right now due to support is increasing on multiple platforms as well as with multiple big name apps creating PWA versions of their web apps including Twitter, Lyft, Starbucks, NASA, and more.

Featured talks:
• Intro to Progressive Web Apps - Kyle Paul
• Building PWAs with Angular - Avindra Fernando & Steven Barnhurst
• Building PWAs with Ionic - Devin Kelly-Collins

There will be food and giveaways, so make sure to stick around!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can also provide a digital ticket via the Eventbrite app or showing the PDF. No need to use paper!

How do I learn more about the groups involved?
GDG Kansas City - https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Kansas-City/
JavaScript KC - https://www.meetup.com/JavaScriptKC/
AngularKC - https://www.meetup.com/angularkc/
KC Mobile Devs - https://www.meetup.com/KCMobileDevs/

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Wednesday, June 6, 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 - Jesse Maxwell: Using CSS Grid and IntersectionObserver to write less code
Overview: Browsers are quickly evolving and some of the new tools they have given us can be used to build the same things we did previously, just with less code and for a better result. Less code also means faster time to production and fewer bugs. I will cover CSS Grid and Javascript's IntersectionObserver as two somewhat new, but well supported, tools that can be leveraged today for great outcomes.

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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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Google Fiber Space 1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO

Join us (GDG Kansas City, JavaScript KC, AngularKC, & KC Mobile Devs) for a special evening of tech talks and socializing at the Google Fiber Space!

You've probably heard of PWAs or Progressive Web Apps at some point but you didn't know where to start. This event is the perfect opportunity to get up to speed! It's a hot topic right now due to support is increasing on multiple platforms as well as with multiple big name apps creating PWA versions of their web apps including Twitter, Lyft, Starbucks, NASA, and more.

Featured talks:
• Intro to Progressive Web Apps - Kyle Paul
• Building PWAs with Angular - Avindra Fernando & Steven Barnhurst
• Building PWAs with Ionic - Devin Kelly-Collins

There will be food and giveaways, so make sure to stick around!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

ATTENTION: YOU MUST USE EVENTBRITE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT!
The registration link is https://pwa-kc.eventbrite.com/ -- space is limited and the EventBrite registration list is what determines who gets a seat and who is on the waiting list! If you only RSVP on this Meetup group you risk not getting a seat at the event!

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!

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

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

How do I learn more about the groups involved?

GDG Kansas City - https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Kansas-City/
JavaScript KC - https://www.meetup.com/JavaScriptKC/
AngularKC - https://www.meetup.com/angularkc/
KC Mobile Devs - https://www.meetup.com/KCMobileDevs

Click here for event


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM TBD TBD, Kansas City, MO

The Kansas City Search Engine Marketing Association is dedicated to educating the local business community about the benefits of Search Engine Marketing and helping aspiring and existing SEMs advance their careers.

Kansas City Search Engine Marketing Association - http://kcsem.org Click here for event


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

WELDING FOR EVERYONE! 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, June 6, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Centriq 8700 State Line Rd. Suite 200, Leawood, KS

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

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 we _______? Yes we 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, June 6, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Google Fiber Space Lounge 1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO

Please register on Eventbrite to attend!!!
https://pwa-kc.eventbrite.com

Join us (GDG Kansas City, JavaScript KC, AngularKC, & KC Mobile Devs) for a special evening of tech talks and socializing at the Google Fiber Space!

You've probably heard of PWAs or Progressive Web Apps at some point but you didn't know where to start. This event is the perfect opportunity to get up to speed! It's a hot topic right now due to support is increasing on multiple platforms as well as with multiple big name apps creating PWA versions of their web apps including Twitter, Lyft, Starbucks, NASA, and more.

Featured talks:
• Intro to Progressive Web Apps - Kyle Paul
• Building PWAs with Angular - Avindra Fernando & Steven Barnhurst
• Building PWAs with Ionic - Devin Kelly-Collins

There will be food and giveaways, so make sure to stick around!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can also provide a digital ticket via the Eventbrite app or showing the PDF. No need to use paper!

How do I learn more about the groups involved?
GDG Kansas City - https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Kansas-City/
JavaScript KC - https://www.meetup.com/JavaScriptKC/
AngularKC - https://www.meetup.com/angularkc/
KC Mobile Devs - https://www.meetup.com/KCMobileDevs/

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Tuesday, May 29, 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 29, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM C2FO 2020 West 89th Street, Leawood, ks

Mathematical optimization, finding the minima and maxima of cost or fitness functions, is at the core of many "intelligent" algorithms. From finding the optimal prices for merchandize to determining the weights of an artificial neural network, increasingly improved minimization algorithms have propelled the field of machine learning/AI to new realms.

In this talk, Naseer Dari will broadly examine optimization and the current state of the art, before we delve deeper into a specific method, the Particle Swarm Optimization, which we will cover in some detail. Along the way, we develop an intuitive understanding of a subfield of AI that is less known, but fascinating nonetheless.

Naseer Dari is a data scientist at Pinsight Media, and a physics PhD candidate.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Northwest Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

This month is a bit of a module show and tell.

Eric Gruber is going to give an overview of the Twigify module and Garrett Rathbone is going to cover some modules he's contributed to the community recently that include:

https://www.drupal.org/project/client_connection
https://www.drupal.org/project/client_connection_square
https://www.drupal.org/project/commerce_inventory
https://www.drupal.org/project/commerce_inventory_square
https://www.drupal.org/project/core_extend

We're also hoping to take a look at a distribution that the team Garrett works on has created that sets up a bunch of modules, configuration, and best practices that we use at VML on a lot of our Drupal sites.

The food sponsor for this month is RiverPoint - https://riverpoint.com/.

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NEXT (ISC)2 KC CHAPTER MEETING:  WEDNESDAY,
June 6, 2018
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***ANNOUNCEMENTS***

JULY'S (ISC)2 KC CHAPTER MEETING:  2nd WEDNESDAY,

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The first Wednesday in July is the 4th of July, Independence day. We are pushing our meeting out one week to July 11th. 

SAVE THE DATE:
Register for the next (ISC)² Kansas City Chapter Meeting. Registering will help us plan accordingly for meeting space, chairs and refreshments.

Register Now at Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/isc2-kc-chapter-june-6th-meeting-please-register-tickets-46195824956

Monthly Meetings:
  • When: 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 Chapter Meeting - June 6th 2018
  • Topic: The Shifting Sands of Data Security and Privacy Regulation – GDPR and Beyond.
  • Sponsor (food & drink):  RSA
  • FacilitatorTedrick Housh of Lathrop Gage
More Info:
  • TOPIC:
    Tedrick Housh of Lathrop Gage will update us on the latest legal developments in information security, the effects of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and other good things to know.  He will suggest practical ways to mitigate the risk of data-related legal liabilities, and answer your questions
  • FACILITATOR:  
    Tedrick Housh leads the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice at Lathrop Gage.  He helps businesses with issues related to data collection, storage, protection, use, transfer and disclosure.  He serves as a client resource in managing security incidents, and resolving the ensuing disputes and liabilities.  He works with clients to implement, assess and improve Information Security Policies, Incident Response Plans and other aspects of privacy and security programs.  Mr. Housh works with companies to navigate issues concerning data subject consent, data vendor and transfer agreements, and terms of use and privacy statements for websites and apps.  He has been active in the firm’s work involving Blockchain and other emerging tech platforms, and has worked on ICO projects and token sales.  With more than two decades of experience in workplace law, he also counsels on employment-related matters and litigates covenants not to compete and trade secret misappropriation. 
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.

(ISC)2 KC CHAPTER PROGRAMS

STUDY GROUPS - Chair:  Mark Waugh (waughmark.r@gmail.com)
  • CISSP Study Group
  • CCSP Study Group
    • Facilitator: Derin Beechner (derinbeechner@gmail.com)
    • Meeting Details:  Monday (the Monday before chapter meeting & 3rd Monday) nights | 5:30 PM | Black & Veatch

SAFE & SECURE ONLINE - Chair:  Kitty McCoy (sso@isc2kcchapter.org)

Mission
 
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.

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