Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM C2FO 2020 W 89th St., Leawood, ks

Everybody knows how important testing is and yet many of us have projects without tests, commented out tests, or testing disabled. In a perfect world, we build our new project with tests and everything is great until we get asked to refactor the application and now have hundreds of broken tests. In addition, I may have implemented my project with NgRx and I have a whole new set of items to test; actions, reducers, and effects. Jest.js makes testing regular and NgRx projects a breeze. I'll show you how to install and start testing with Jest.js with zero configuration. We will dive into serializers to simplify the output and explore how to test simple functions as well as actions, reducers, and effects. I'll show you how easy it is to test your components and know that they will render exactly the way you expect. I'll also be showing you how your refactor with hundreds of broken tests can be fixed in a matter of minutes.

Jesse Sanders is the founder and CEO of BrieBug, a premier broker of technology solutions. He learned to code BASIC at 13 years old on his TRS80 Color Computer and started as a developer over 20 years ago on the Microsoft stack using VB4. He founded BrieBug in 2009 and has since built a team of talented developers dedicated to delivering cutting edge enterprise solutions. He is an expert in JavaScript languages, including Angular and React. Jesse received his Google Developer Expert in Angular designation in 2018. When he isn't busy running a software business, he enjoys skiing and cycling in his home state of Colorado and spending time with his three kids.
Twitter: JesseS_BrieBug

Be sure to join us for a round at O'Neill's following the event.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VinSolutions 5700 Broadmoor Street, Mission, KS

Software Messaging Patterns

Exploring Messaging Patterns and how they apply to the .NET developer.

Brent Stewart

As a professional software developer with over two decades of experience, Brent has seen many development trends come and go and learned that there is not a shortcut to being a great developer. He enjoys teaching and tries to mentor others whenever he can. When he is not speaking at conferences around the Midwest he can be found helping organize the Kansas City .NET User Group.
He is a creator at heart and has started multiple businesses over the years in a variety of industries. His latest venture is Alien Arc Technologies which allows him to take his ideas and give them form. He loves quality in all things and always try to provide the best quality in everything he does. If it is worth doing, then it is worth doing right.

See Sharper
A Guided Tour Through Microsoft Docs - John Alexander

Sponsor
EPIQ @EpiqGlobal
http://epiqglobal.com
Ryan Kelley

9th floor, through the glass doors and around the reception desk Click here for event


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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM Panera Bread 8580 S Church Rd, Liberty, MO

Bring a laptop or tablet with Linux running on it.

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What we're about

This is a group for people who are interested in business development and growing as a programmer with Drupal, React, Javascript, Dart, PHP, and other emerging technologies

https://www.meetup.com/Code-Koalas-Workshop-Wednesday/


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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Northwest Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

• What we'll do

• What to bring

• Important to know

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Please join us Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, from 2:30PM – 5:00PM at the Microsoft office in Corporate Woods.
Topic: Azure Machine Learning 101
You have probably heard the buzz about Azure Machine Learning, aka Azure ML, over the past few years. It is a surprisingly easy to use predictive analytic tool that you can learn for free. Attend this session to learn how to get started with Azure ML.
Presenters: Kathi Kellenberger
About Kathi: 
Kathi Kellenberger is a database consultant, trainer, author, and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Kathi has contributed to over twelve SQL Server books as either an author, co-author, or technical editor. She also enjoys speaking and has presented at numerous SQL Server and .NET events and user group meetings around the US. When Kathi is not busy working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cycling, and singing.
Please note, this will be an afternoon meeting
Meeting Schedule for Thursday, August 23rd, 2018:
·      2:30 - 2:40 - Greeting and Housekeeping
·      2:40 – 2:50 – Sponsor Introduction
·      2:50 - 4:30 - Presentation
·      4:30 – 5:00 - Wrap up and Q&A
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Pass Summit 2018 Discount Code: LSDIS4J7H
KC User Group Slack Channel!
Our user group treasurer Matt Jones has set up a Slack site for our user group! The site address is https://kcsqlug.slack.com. Since we are using the free version of slack, you must be sent an invitation email in order to join. If you would like to join our slack site, please reply to this email and we will send you an invitation! Please note: Once you receive the invitation please join right away because we can only send out a limited number of invitations at a time. Any unaccepted invitations will block our ability to send out more invitations.
Call for Speakers!
We are looking to fill up the year with speakers for the coming months! If you have any interest at all in speaking at one of the meetings this year, please let me know and I will get you scheduled! If you are more interested in doing a 10-15 minute lightning talk, then we can definitely make that happen as well! Please reply to this email if you have any interest at all.
Call for Sponsors!
We are also looking for sponsors for these future meetings! If your business has any interest in promoting their brand, please let me know by replying to this email!
KC SQL Server User Group web site: http://kansascity.sqlpass.org/


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This months meeting is our yearly joint session with IIBA.   Our subject matter will be FeatureBan!
Please RSVP using this EventBrite Link - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iiba-kc-agile-kc-annual-joint-meeting-tickets-47790363263?aff=ehomecard
FeatureBan!
Is your Agile organization at a plateau? There is a secret ingredient that can take your Agile delivery to the next level, and it's name is "Flow". We will learn what flow is by running a simulation called FeatureBan that shows the benefits of Lean thinking applied to the movement of customer value. Learning Outcomes: - Why WIP and Flow matter - Understand the relationship of system utilization and flow - Create and use actionable metrics to foster improvements

About the presenter:
Troy Tuttle
Troy Tuttle is a Lean-Agile coach, software developer mentor, and consultant with almost a decade of experience working in Lean-Agile environments. He currently operates KanFlow, a consulting firm dedicated to helping software professionals, teams, and organizations improve by the study and application of Lean and Agile principles and practices. Most of his work is directed by approaches that support better clarity, understanding, and continuous learning about Lean, Agile, and the nature of knowledge work itself. Troy has been heavily involved in the community as a facilitator and speaker. He founded the Limited WIP Society of Kansas City in 2009—a user group for Lean, Kanban, and Agile practitioners to help others in the community with the theory and practice of Lean software. He also regularly speaks at local, and regional events and conferences. Recently his interests have focused on systems thinking and complexity theory as alternative means to achieve a better understanding of Lean and Agile software development.


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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 11:30:00 AM Stowers Institute 1000 E 50th St, Kansas City,

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW
https://aug.atlassian.com/events/details/atlassian-kansas-city-presents-atlassian-tools-support-safe-methodology Learn about the SAFe 4.5 framework and how to apply Jira and Confluence to support it! This presentation will focus on cPrime's approach to the tooling requirements of SAFe, how each level is represented, and key add-ons to help support the needed SAFe functionality. This will include concepts and a live demo of the solution by a SAFe SPC and Atlassian Expert. Bring your questions for a Q&amp;A session after!</p>

Agenda
11:30 am: Welcome, Food & Networking
11:45 am: Announcements
12:00 pm: Atlassian Tools Support SAFe Methodology

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Speaker
Brandon Huff - cPrime
Brandon Huff manages the Atlassian Consulting practice at cPrime and has driven large Agile transformations, software development, infrastructure, and process development projects for Fortune 500 companies.

Hosted By
Karen Mustain, Atlassian User Group Leader

Jessica Witt, Atlassian User Group Leader

Kate Lomax, Program Coordinator

Jim McFarlane, Program Manager

David Puchosic, AUG Assistant

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Global Partner
Atlassian (http://atlassian.com)
Millions of users globally rely on Atlassian products every day for improving software development, project management, collaboration, and code quality.

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For nearly a decade, Atlassian customers have come together to network, share ideas, solve problems, and find new ways to use Atlassian products. Today, more than 15,000 people take part in Atlassian user groups in more than 30 countries.

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THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW
https://aug.atlassian.com/events/details/atlassian-kansas-city-presents-atlassian-tools-support-safe-methodology

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The KC Tech Council team has quite a few exciting things coming up, and we don't want you to miss out on any of them.

Instead of sending an entire Threekly this week, we decided to focus on one section in hopes to see you at one (or all) of these events!


Bridging the Digital Divide: An Economic Imperative for the 21st Century
What:
Join local business leaders at this half-day forum to learn what innovative approaches some businesses are taking to address talent pipeline issues and the broader economic issue of the digital divide.

Solutions presented will focus on low or no-cost ways businesses can realign asset management, employee engagement, and talent pipeline strategies for high impact change.

When:
Wednesday, August 8
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where:
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64198
Hosted by:
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 10:00:00 AM Central Resource Library 9875 W 87th St , Overland Park, KS

Having trouble finding time to write your blog post. Me too.

I want to have a dedicated time to work on my blog post each week, I figured it would be great to schedule a time to blog and be with other WordPress people.

Let's get together and write and talk some, but be a support network to get our blog posts written.

This is not a help session, it is to post blogs.

This is not an information session, it is to post on your own website.

I plan on two in the morning per Month on Tuesdays or Wednesdays... Depending on my teaching schedule. Hope you to see you there.

NOTE - The library has free wifi. If you want a secure internet connection, bring your own hotspot - one will not be provided. The library does have secure computers right outside the conference 2 meeting room. The meeting room will change based on availability

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ISSA-Kansas City Chapter Event

July 26th


When
Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT
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Where
Hereford House Town Center Plaza,
5001 Town Center Dr
Leawood, KS 66211
Driving Directions
Dear Rob,    


On July 26, 2018 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Hereford House Restaurant, to network and attend the monthly chapter meeting, with presentation topic.

Speakers:   Chris Lawrence and Dustin Strayhorn
Chris is a 20+ year veteran of the Network, Application, and Mobile and User Communication industry.  He has worked throughout those year for industry leading Security vendors selling and designing security for all size and types organizations. Most recently he is working at Proofpoint focusing in on the communication channels that corporate users use to do their jobs which includes Email, Mobile, Social Media, SaaS and other collaboration platforms. Prior to moving into sales he spent over 10 years as a Security practitioner building corporate networks for companies in S.E. Michigan.

Dustin has been a Security professional in the private and public sector for several years.  Dustin's past reflects deep Security knowledge, as he was responsible for evaluating Security solutions in the areas of; SIEM, Web, Cloud, and email, as well as providing results to Senior Leadership.  Most recently Dustin has been a Senior Systems Sales Engineer with Proofpoint, the leader in providing protection to major corporations and their employees, based in the central US.  His current role requires him to understand requirements, and guide his clients for sustainable success in their deployments of Email, Mobile, Social, & SaaS security solutions.

Topic:  Protect your Organization from People-Centered Threats

Summary: Today's advanced threats target people, not just technology. It takes intelligence gathered from the most prevalent threat vector.  We'll expose you to examples on the latest schemes that target people to steal credentials, data, and even company assets. We'll explain how you can protect your organization from these people-centered attacks.

Location:  Hereford House, 5001 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS 66211

Agenda:

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Greeting and Registration
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Meeting & Presentation
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Questions, Answers & Networking

Menu:

Lunch : Choice of one: Beef, Chicken, or Salmon, Salad, Potato, Vegetable, Drink
*Vegetarian option available, please note at registration at Hereford House
*Menu subject to change

Price:

$25.00 for ISSA Members,
$35.00 for Guests/Non-Members

Maximum Reservation: 40
Credit(s): 1 CPE credit

We look forward to seeing you at the event. If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please email our RSVP email, or contact the venue for directions.





Sincerely,
ISSA Kansas City Board


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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM Panera Bread 8580 S Church Rd, Liberty, MO

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM 12345 College Blvd 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, Ka

Hey Everyone!!! We are excited to announce our 3rd meetup at the Johnson County Community College "Colab". They have amazing equipment and tons of space. We will be continuing our presentation on getting started with VR in Unreal Engine, and answering any questions that people might have! We will also review some of the new changes in the 2.0 Version of ARKit just introduced recently! Hope to see you all there!

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Thursday, July 26, 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, July 26, 2018 at 7:30:00 AM Messenger Coffee Co. + Ibis Bakery 1624 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City,

• What we'll do
Casual discussions about intersectional feminism over various topics. Conversations about how to succeed in life, work and relationships while advocating for yourself and empowering the women around you.

• What to bring
An open mind and willingness to share your experience, ask questions and potentially be vulnerable. If you have additional topics you'd like to discuss, please don't hesitate to reach out or bring them up in the course of conversation.

• Important to know
These conversations aren't about subscribing to a certain set of answers, but instead, they're about having honest, organic discussions that help us do and be better every day.

We'll plan to be at the large pub table on the second floor. Subject to change depending on number of attendees, availability and weather. Click here for event


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The way businesses are thinking about their data and analytic strategy is rapidly changing and cloud environments are playing a key role in this transition. However, to maximize the full potential of the cloud, it’s critical to understand how to best leverage these environments for different analytic workloads that empowers business analysts while still keeping IT happy.
During this webinar, we will discuss the workload considerations when evaluating or migrating data warehousing in the cloud. We will go over common architectural patterns to help you better understand things such as using object storage vs local, designing for multi-tenancy, tuning performance for SLAs, and more. Additional topics include:
  • Design and benefits of cloud-based data warehousing
  • Best practices and workloads considerations from ad hoc to reporting
  • Enabling self-service access and analytics without the risk
  • Hybrid and multi-cloud strategies
  • Real world customer successes
We will also showcase a live demo of Cloudera's newest cloud service, Altus Analytic DB, for cloud-based data warehousing, which is now generally available.

Date: July 24, 2018
Time: 10am PT / 1pm ET

Greg Rahn

Director, Product Management

Greg Rahn is a director of product management at Cloudera, where he is responsible for driving SQL product strategy as part of Cloudera’s analytic database product, including working directly with Impala. Over his 20-year career, Greg has worked with relational database systems in a variety of roles, including software engineering, database administration, database performance engineering, and most recently, product management, to provide a holistic view and expertise on the database market. Previously, Greg was part of the esteemed Real-World Performance Group at Oracle and was the first member of the product management team at Snowflake Computing.
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Monday, July 23, 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).

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Monday, July 30, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Kansas City Public Library: Plaza Branch (Large Meeting Room) 4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO

How to use "You" to get people to buy what you're selling, with Ryan Wells

Let's face it: YOU don't matter.

Well, not in your customer's eyes.

The only thing your customer cares about is them, not you.

And this is where most business owners and webmasters fall short. They spend their time writing blog posts, about me pages and emails that are about them, what they want, their services.

But the customer cares about one thing and one things only:

"What exactly can YOU do for ME"

In this session, we are going to go deep into your customer's psyche.

You're going to get a step by step guide that will teach you how to use "YOU" copywriting to turn your website visitors into email conversions, leads and customers.

If you are struggling with marketing yourself on the web, this session is for you.

ABOUT RYAN

My name is Ryan Wells and I am a freelance full stack web developer and copywriter in Overland Park. I have been building in WordPress since 2015 when I built my first site to document my progress when learning a new language. I then started learning more about PHP, JavaScript,CSS and other Dev tools and fell in love. I also fell in love with copywriting and specifically with how it relates to email marketing and content development on a website. What I do for the majority of my clients is teach them how to build their site in a way so it is an asset for them, not just a placeholder.

Connect with Ryan

• Website - http://cconations.com
• LinkedIn - http://linkedin.com/in/wellsryanl

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Meetup Schedule

• Room Setup & 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

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Monday, July 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).

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Monday, July 30, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

Joint Meetup with the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Kansas City on July 30th.
Please RSVP on their user group page
https://www.meetup.com/Kubernetes-and-Cloud-Native-Kansas-City/events/251957127/

Kubernetes is becoming increasingly popular. While Kubernetes can dramatically simplify the task of application deployment in containers, it also adds new set of complexity for the day-to-day tasks of managing application performance, gaining visibility into services. In the dynamic world of microservices, containers and Kubernetes, traditional monitoring solutions is no longer sufficient to provide needed visibilities to maintain healthy and happy environments and applications. Instead, we need insights from all three pillars of observability: logging, metrics and tracing.

In this talk, we will cover:

• Logging
• Monitoring
• Tracing
• Power of auto-discovery
• Demo

About the speaker:

Adam Quan is a Solutions Architect at Elastic, where he works with customers on architecting real-time analytic solutions using the Elastic Stack. Before Elastic, Adam had a 10-year tenure with Oracle in the middleware part of the company. Adam has 20 years of experience in application development, distributed systems, integration, business process automation, cloud services and data analytics.

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Monday, July 30, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

Kubernetes is becoming increasingly popular. While Kubernetes can dramatically simplify the task of application deployment in containers, it also adds new set of complexity for the day-to-day tasks of managing application performance, gaining visibility into services. In the dynamic world of microservices, containers and Kubernetes, traditional monitoring solutions is no longer sufficient to provide needed visibilities to maintain healthy and happy environments and applications. Instead, we need insights from all three pillars of observability: logging, metrics and tracing.

In this talk, we will cover:

• Logging
• Monitoring
• Tracing
• Power of auto-discovery
• Demo

About the speaker:

Adam Quan is a Solutions Architect at Elastic, where he works with customers on architecting real-time analytic solutions using the Elastic Stack. Before Elastic, Adam had a 10-year tenure with Oracle in the middleware part of the company. Adam has 20 years of experience in application development, distributed systems, integration, business process automation, cloud services and data analytics.

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Wednesday, July 25, 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, July 25, 2018 at 5:00:00 PM Lifted Spirits - Kansas City Distillery 1734 Cherry Street, Kansas City,

KC Readtable is back for round 2 thanks to KC Roundtabler Allison.

We now invite you to join us after reading (or at least skimming over or listening to): "Measure What Matters" by John Doerr: A handbook for setting and achieving audacious goals.

From legendary investor John Doerr comes the case for ambitious goal setting and meticulous execution.
Building on a career-long legacy of sharing the power of OKRs with established and emerging leaders alike, Measure What Matters includes a broad range of first-person accounts that demonstrate the focus, ambition, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations.

Here are a few ways to access the book:
https://www.whatmatters.com/book
http://www.kclibrary.org/
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0525536221?tag=randohouseinc20127-20

Cheers!

From your KC Roundtable Organizers

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 5:00:00 PM , ,

• What we'll do
Don't miss the first Kansas City Alexa Meetup! It will be special.

The Kansas City Alexa Meetup is the best opportunity to gather users & developers who are passionate about Amazon Alexa. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, join the KC Alexa community to learn more, share and build your skills.

Join us at this first KCMO Alexa Meetup on Wednesday, April 25 to hear Amazon Alexa evangelist and Alexa Developer Bob Stolzberg share the vision for Alexa and talk about how you too can create voice-enabled services for your users with Alexa. We will have special gifts, amazing speakers who will provide an overview of the conversational user interface industry, Skills Marketplace and several interesting Alexa use cases. We will have several Amazon Echo/Dot's available to use and we'll be raffling a few cool prizes, too.

Agenda:

• 5:00 - 5:30: Doors open, free finger food, drinks & networking
• 5:30 - 6:00: Introductions and shout outs
• 6:00 - 6:30: "Alexa Voice Industry Overview" presentation by Bob Stolzberg
• 6:30 - 7:30: "Creating Alexa Skills" presentation by Amazon Alexa Evangelist
• 7:30 - 8:00: Raffles, food, drinks & networking

Alexa Abstract:

Amazon Alexa, the cloud-based voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides access to thousands of skills that enable customers to voice-control their world, whether it's listening to music hands free, controlling their smart home devices with a simple ask of "turn on the lights," setting timers when their hands are busy in the kitchen, listening to the news in the morning as they get ready for work, or even ordering a pizza.

You don't need to have a background in natural language understanding (NLU) or speech recognition to build great voice experiences for Alexa. Through a series of free, self-service, public APIs like the Alexa Skills Kit (https://developer.amazon.com/alexa-skills-kit) and Alexa Voice Service (https://developer.amazon.com/alexa-voice-service), developers can build new skills for Alexa and integrate Alexa into their products and services.

Speakers:

SPECIAL GUEST FROM AMAZON!!!

Bob Stolzberg (@bobstolzberg (https://twitter.com/BobStolzberg))

Bob Stolzberg (http://www.linkedin.com/in/bstolzberg) is the Founder & CEO of VoiceXP, a leading Alexa development software company. Bob has also served as a subject matter expert in the areas of Cloud technology and DRBC for the past several years and has more than 17 years of engineering experience in the IT industry. He is an entrepreneur, avid Alexa developer and water lily farmer.

• What to bring
Bring a laptop if you want to c0d3..

• Important to know
Make sure you have registered for an Amazon Developer Account at http://developer.amazon.com and Regular Amazon AWS Account at http://console.amazon.com (No Cost, but requires a credit card)

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Random Prize Winner
Use this tool to generate random numbers for prize drawings.

Computer Humor Slideshow
Just for fun!




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About Me

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Work: I love computers and am passionate about writing good software and sharing what I've learned.
  
Community: I volunteer time and money to several organizations like Rose Brooks Center, Hope House, MOCSA, CAPA, my HOA, and the software development community.

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