Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 1:30:00 PM Hotel Savoy 219 West 9th Street, Kansas City, MO

Members, we could not have made this major milestone without YOU!

Let us show you how much we appreciate your support!

Where: 21c Museum Hotel, 219 W 9th Street, KCMO 64105

When: Sunday, August 5, 2018

Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

(This is a no charge event. Appetizers will be served with cash bar.)

Parking garage across the street will be $5.00.

To register, please click on the following link: http://kcpmichapter.org/meetinginfo.php?id=368&ts=1530661586

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Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Tradewind Energy Inc. 16105 West 113th Street, Suite 105 , Lenexa, KS

Join us at Tradewinds Energy for food, drink and conversation!

Look for the signs once you enter the building. Click here for event


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Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Company Kitchen 8500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Merriam, KS

TBD

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Thursday, August 2, 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, August 2, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

Add one more skill to your tool belt!

Do you want to get a hands on experience with API testing and API test automation?

Please join the upcoming API testing workshop, where we will cover the following topics:

What is API?
API testing tools
Testing APIs with Postman
Parametrizing and automating Postman tests
Executing API tests with CI or as Windows scheduled task

By the end of the workshop you will be able to create a Postman API collection, with various response validations, and execute the tests automatically with either Jenkins (CI), or Windows scheduled tasks

Looking forward to seeing you!

* Please, have the Postman installed on your laptop before the event. Here is the link to download Postman: https://www.getpostman.com/apps
And here are the instruction on installation: https://www.getpostman.com/docs/v6/postman/launching_postman/installation_and_updates

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SMCKC August Lunch: How to Grow Your Business Through Facebook Advertising
August 15 | 11:30 a.m.

Learn the ins and outs of Facebook advertising campaigns, audiences and pixels from one of KC's best: Luke Wade of KC Crew.
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SMCKC August Breakfast: Social Media Giveaways & Contests Discussion Panel
August 3 | 7:30 a.m.
Join us as the club hosts a discussion panel about social media giveaways and contests. Local experts will discuss the dos and don'ts of creating these types of promotions for Instagram & Facebook.
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Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM Service Management Group 1737 McGee, Kansas City, mo

The mobile landscape is littered with numerous cross-compile, hybrid, and 'full native' approaches for bringing a company's business logic to users of mobile devices, but are apps actually necessary? Dustin will explain why the mobile web is all businesses truly need to reach their clients and customers in the increasingly mobile-device-dominated world.

About the Presenter: Dustin Hudson is a technical team lead at Service Management Group, was formerly an enterprise architect at Seaboard, and the real-life person on whom John Cusak's character in 'High Fidelity' was based.

Parking: Please park North and South of Josie Records which is just South of SMG. Click here for event


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Thursday, August 9, 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, August 4, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Learn how to use a silk screen to print on cloth (or wood, or paper, etc...) while making some really fun shop towels for your workbench, garage, or just for around the house. Shop towels are a fun object to screen print for a novice, because you don't feel to bad if you mess up a print... it still works as a shop rag!

In this class we will be using diazo photo-emulsion to create the silk screens from scratch as well as using previously burned screens.

Students will help select the art we use for the new screens.
All materials are included. Each student will print several copies of favorite designs, and take home 8 prints!

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Wednesday, August 1, 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, August 1, 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!

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

Members of HammerSpace and their families: Join us for our 1 year anniversary party at our new location in KCMO. We will be celebrating by hosting an old-school LAN party now that we have shiny new Google Fiber at the workshop. Bring your laptop and your Steam account, and enjoy an exciting evening of multiplayer gaming with fellow makers. We will have an open Mountain Dew and "Walking Taco" Doritos bar to help fuel your inner gamer throughout the event. Only $5/member to join the party (price includes family members). BYOB if you want more adult beverages.

**THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY EVENT. BE READY TO SHOW YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD AT THE DOOR**

If you have any multiplayer games to suggest to other attendees of the party, please list them in the comments. We suggest Team Fortress 2, Quake 2, and Star Craft.

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Friday, August 3, 2018 at 3:00:00 PM LEAD BANK 1801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

This is our first ever meetup and we are excited to share some info from the Biz Apps summit. Be prepared for a Meet and Greet and stay for First Friday festivities afterwards, if you wish!

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM , ,

Flutter is Google's mobile app SDK for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time. Flutter works with existing code, is used by developers and organizations around the world, and is free and open source.

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Want to get started on building Flutter apps?

Join GDG Kansas City for a Flutter Study Jam! Together we'll work through the Flutter Udacity course prepared by Google instructors. You will be able to get hands-on experience with Flutter and build a Flutter app while learning the fundamentals.

The Kansas City Flutter Study Jam will span four weeks with several events in between. Everything is built around the Flutter course on Udacity but the Study jam provides an extra layer of help, guidance, and support from the Study Jam facilitators and others participating in the course in Kansas City. You don't have to make it to every event, but you do have to attend one of the first four as well as the in-person meetup on 8/21 to be eligible for prizes.

The Udacity course is made up of two lessons, each estimated to take 4 hours.
https://classroom.udacity.com/courses/ud905

7/24 - In person
https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Kansas-City/events/252752257/
- Introduction to Flutter
- Start Lesson 1 (finish on your own by 8/7)
7/31 (this one) - Hangouts on Air
- Ask the facilitators any questions on Lesson 1
- Get some supporting content
8/7 - In person @ Google Fiber Space
- Summarize Lesson 1
- Start Lesson 2 (finish on your own by 8/21)
- Introduce the optional final projects and competition
8/14 - Hangouts on Air
- Ask the facilitators any questions
- Get feedback on final projects
8/21 - In person @ Plexpod Crossroads
- Summarize Lesson 2
- Final project presentations for anyone that wants to

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This event will be virtual, not in-person. If you'd like to be part of the discussion, a link to a Hangouts on Air will be posted by 6:00 pm in the comments of this event as well as our Slack (go to http://slack.gdgkc.org to sign up). If you'd like to just watch, there will also be a link to a YouTube Live video posted as well.

Agenda:
*The link to the Hangouts on Air and YouTube Live video will be posted at least 30 minutes ahead of time.*
6:30 pm - Welcome
6:35 pm - Short introduction of Flutter
6:40 pm - General overview of Lesson 1
7:00 pm - Q&A

The event will end by 8:30 pm but the actual content covered will be driven by those attending.

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*I missed the first meetup. Can I still participate?*
Of course! Be sure to signup and get started with the Flutter Udacity course. You don't have to have finished Lesson 1 yet, but try to at least get to slide 11 to make sure you have a solid understanding of the basics.

*I've never made a mobile app before. Will I be able understand what's going on?*
Zero prior mobile development experience is required. Some programming experience is definitely recommend though. Flutter uses Dart which will feel familiar if you have experience with languages like Swift, C#, Java, or Javascript.

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

Bring a laptop or tablet with Linux running on it.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM C2FO 2020 West 89th Street, Leawood, ks

Most machine learning algorithms cannot operate on categorical data directly and require input and output variables to be numeric. Categorical features have to be converted to numeric values before being feed into ML models. Encoding these categorical features as binary features or embedding them as a vector of real numbers are a couple of ways to transform categorical variables.

In this talk Yashwanth Dannamaneni, data scientist at C2FO, will give a brief summary of different transformation techniques (label encoding, one hot encoding, feature hashing). Then he will introduce the concepts of embeddings like cat2Vec and embedding layers to transform discrete features into useful continuous vectors.

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

This month's topic will be search and Michael Smith will be doing a presentation on it. We'll still have time for other folks to share anything they would like to as well as Q&A. Hope to see everyone there!

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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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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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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Centriq Training 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS

Have you heard of Virtual Reality (also known as VR)? KCDesignCore's August presentation will show examples of Virtual Reality. Maybe you've heard of iterations such as Augmented Reality (AR) or Mixed Reality (MR). We don't know the future, so we can refer to it as Reality. Todd Einck and friends will help you understand the concepts -- they would like to understand your definition of Reality.

Do you feel more productive plugging into multiple monitors? A virtual environment (VR) removes the traditional constraints. Imagine a mobile 360 degree handsfree virtual environment with multiple screens. The early adopters have been using it and refining the technologies for years. Would you like to post examples of your vision?

Todd will introduce Ryan Manning, Owner of Bad Rhino Games, who is one of those visionaries. His Design Studio uses advanced Game Engine technologies. The Studio uses the power from the engine to build Reality environments. As a designer, are you creating change?

Part I: Virtual Reality (VR) show, tell and try.
Part II: "What If" traditional design constraints were lifted.
Part III: How intentional Designs are being applied.
Part IV: Why Designers need technologies to change.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM Google Fiber Space Lounge 1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO

Flutter is Google's mobile app SDK for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time. Flutter works with existing code, is used by developers and organizations around the world, and is free and open source.

------------------------------------------------

Want to get started on building Flutter apps?

Join GDG Kansas City for a Flutter Study Jam! Together we'll work through the Flutter Udacity course prepared by Google instructors. You will be able to get hands-on experience with Flutter and build a Flutter app while learning the fundamentals.

The Kansas City Flutter Study Jam will span four weeks with several events in between. Everything is built around the Flutter course on Udacity but the Study jam provides an extra layer of help, guidance, and support from the Study Jam facilitators and others participating in the course in Kansas City. You don't have to make it to every event, but you do have to attend one of the first four as well as the in-person meetup on 8/21 to be eligible for prizes.

The Udacity course is made up of two lessons, each estimated to take 4 hours.
https://classroom.udacity.com/courses/ud905

7/24 - In person
https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Kansas-City/events/252752257/
- Introduction to Flutter
- Start Lesson 1 (finish on your own by 8/7)
7/31 - Hangouts on Air
https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Kansas-City/events/253086376/
- Ask the facilitators any questions on Lesson 1
- Get some supporting content
8/7 (this one) - In person @ Google Fiber Space
- Summarize Lesson 1
- Start Lesson 2 (finish on your own by 8/21)
- Introduce the optional final projects and competition
8/14 - Hangouts on Air
- Ask the facilitators any questions
- Get feedback on final projects
8/21 - In person @ Plexpod Crossroads
- Summarize Lesson 2
- Final project presentations for anyone that wants to

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At this event, we'll briefly summarize what you've learned in Lesson 1 then get started on Lesson 2. It'll work similar to a codelab, except both the course and facilitator will provide the content.

Agenda:
6:00 pm - Doors open, food provided, and networking
6:30 pm - Welcome
6:35 pm - Lightning Talks: Attendees can talk about what they're working on or something cool they learned (https://hackernoon.com/how-to-start-lightning-talks-304b673b412f)
6:45 pm - Lesson 1 Summary
7:00 pm - Start Lesson 2
9:00 pm - Event ends

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*I've never made a mobile app before. Will I be able understand what's going on?*
Zero prior mobile development experience is required. Some programming experience is definitely recommend though. Flutter uses Dart which will feel familiar if you have experience with languages like Swift, C#, Java, or Javascript.

*What should I bring?*
If you can, bring a laptop to follow along in the course and work as we go. Udacity runs on all the latest versions of modern browsers. For the best experience, your laptop should have Flutter installed prior to starting to save time. To install the Flutter tools, visit https://flutter.io/get-started/install/

*Where should I park*
There is parking available in the Google Fiber lot but it fills up quick. Avoid parking in the church parking lot as you may get towed. If ygr Fiber lot is full, street parking is the best option, either on State Line or Westport Road.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Panera Bread 8580 S Church Rd, Liberty, MO

Bring a laptop or tablet with Linux running on it.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Join us for and open-ended evening of building fun and interesting DIY Electronics Kits.

We have scoured the dark corners of the internet to bring you this selection of kits curated for makes of all ages and skill levels!

Are you a Beginner who is excited to learn the basics? We've got a basic kits that are easy to build and a blast to use!

Do you know what your doing but are eager for practice? Come build one of our larger multi-part kits!

Are you a soldering god who's looking for a challenge?! Then try your hand at building one of our Surface Mount Soldering Kits!

We meet in the Hammerspace Classroom starting at 6pm. You pick the kit you'd like to build from our selection, and our instructors will provide all the instruction, guidance, and assembly hints you need!

---Bring food and drink if you'd like, or even order takeout while you build.---

Young assistants are welcomed and encouraged!

No RSVP is required for MEMBERS of hammerspace $5 RSVP for non members, Kit prices vary from $15 to $45 depending on complexity. Cash and Cards accepted!

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Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Tradewind Energy Inc. 16105 West 113th Street, Suite 105 , Lenexa, KS

Join us at Tradewinds Energy for food, drink and conversation!

Look for the signs once you enter the building. Click here for event


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Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Company Kitchen 8500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Merriam, KS

TBD

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Thursday, August 2, 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, August 2, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

Add one more skill to your tool belt!

Do you want to get a hands on experience with API testing and API test automation?

Please join the upcoming API testing workshop, where we will cover the following topics:

What is API?
API testing tools
Testing APIs with Postman
Parametrizing and automating Postman tests
Executing API tests with CI or as Windows scheduled task

By the end of the workshop you will be able to create a Postman API collection, with various response validations, and execute the tests automatically with either Jenkins (CI), or Windows scheduled tasks

Looking forward to seeing you!

* Please, have the Postman installed on your laptop before the event. Here is the link to download Postman: https://www.getpostman.com/apps
And here are the instruction on installation: https://www.getpostman.com/docs/v6/postman/launching_postman/installation_and_updates

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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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Monday, August 6, 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, August 6, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Panera Bread in Overland Park Antioch 75 Shopping Center, 8803 W 75th St, Overland Park, KS 66204, Kansas City, MO

No agenda, no fee, no expectations. Bring yourself and your questions, and maybe your laptop!

This month's conversation starter:
Let's talk about LinkedIn and how you can make this social media platform for professionals work for you. Bring your tips and tricks or bring your questions about how to get started using it effectively.

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Wednesday, August 1, 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.

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Wednesday, August 1, 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!

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Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 1:30:00 PM Hotel Savoy 219 West 9th Street, Kansas City, MO

Members, we could not have made this major milestone without YOU!

Let us show you how much we appreciate your support!

Where: 21c Museum Hotel, 219 W 9th Street, KCMO 64105

When: Sunday, August 5, 2018

Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

(This is a no charge event. Appetizers will be served with cash bar.)

Parking garage across the street will be $5.00.

To register, please click on the following link: http://kcpmichapter.org/meetinginfo.php?id=368&ts=1530661586

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM , ,

Flutter is Google's mobile app SDK for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time. Flutter works with existing code, is used by developers and organizations around the world, and is free and open source.

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Want to get started on building Flutter apps?

Join GDG Kansas City for a Flutter Study Jam! Together we'll work through the Flutter Udacity course prepared by Google instructors. You will be able to get hands-on experience with Flutter and build a Flutter app while learning the fundamentals.

The Kansas City Flutter Study Jam will span four weeks with several events in between. Everything is built around the Flutter course on Udacity but the Study jam provides an extra layer of help, guidance, and support from the Study Jam facilitators and others participating in the course in Kansas City. You don't have to make it to every event, but you do have to attend one of the first four as well as the in-person meetup on 8/21 to be eligible for prizes.

The Udacity course is made up of two lessons, each estimated to take 4 hours.
https://classroom.udacity.com/courses/ud905

7/24 - In person
https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Kansas-City/events/252752257/
- Introduction to Flutter
- Start Lesson 1 (finish on your own by 8/7)
7/31 (this one) - Hangouts on Air
- Ask the facilitators any questions on Lesson 1
- Get some supporting content
8/7 - In person @ Google Fiber Space
- Summarize Lesson 1
- Start Lesson 2 (finish on your own by 8/21)
- Introduce the optional final projects and competition
8/14 - Hangouts on Air
- Ask the facilitators any questions
- Get feedback on final projects
8/21 - In person @ Plexpod Crossroads
- Summarize Lesson 2
- Final project presentations for anyone that wants to

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This event will be virtual, not in-person. If you'd like to be part of the discussion, a link to a Hangouts on Air will be posted by 6:00 pm in the comments of this event as well as our Slack (go to http://slack.gdgkc.org to sign up). If you'd like to just watch, there will also be a link to a YouTube Live video posted as well.

Agenda:
*The link to the Hangouts on Air and YouTube Live video will be posted at least 30 minutes ahead of time.*
6:30 pm - Welcome
6:35 pm - Short introduction of Flutter
6:40 pm - General overview of Lesson 1
7:00 pm - Q&A

The event will end by 8:30 pm but the actual content covered will be driven by those attending.

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*I missed the first meetup. Can I still participate?*
Of course! Be sure to signup and get started with the Flutter Udacity course. You don't have to have finished Lesson 1 yet, but try to at least get to slide 11 to make sure you have a solid understanding of the basics.

*I've never made a mobile app before. Will I be able understand what's going on?*
Zero prior mobile development experience is required. Some programming experience is definitely recommend though. Flutter uses Dart which will feel familiar if you have experience with languages like Swift, C#, Java, or Javascript.

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