Monday, September 24, 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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Thursday, September 20, 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, September 20, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Bats Trading Inc 8050 Marshall Dr Ste 120, Overland Park,

Join us for the September 2018 meetup! Our normal events start with a beginner level talk and get progressively more advanced.

We welcome Q&A, so if you are working on something that you'd like to ask questions about please submit a link to your GIST (https://gist.github.com) beforehand and we will collect and discuss them following the last presentation.

The September meetup will be live-streamed through a service called Bluejeans. A link will be posted closer to the event date, and a recording will be made available as well.

We look forward to seeing everyone, and if you can't attend in person we hope that you are able to participate in the conversation remotely.

We will meet you in the front lobby. Click here for event


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Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:30:00 PM NAIC 1100 Walnut, Kansas City, MO

Join us for our September meeting to connect with your fellow quality-minded individuals and get the scoop on some big changes happening with the group!

In this Meetup we'll be diving into the details of big changes coming to the group and what exciting new possibilities that will bring to the community. We'll also have a short presentation on exploring parsing and validating web pages headlessly with an introduction to a Java library, JSoup with some examples.

Big News!

We're joining up with the Ministry of Testing the premier global community for those interested in software quality, and contribute to the advancement of the software testing craft!

We'll go over some of the changes and what this brings to our local community!

Presentation

There are just cases when Selenium WebDriver is not the best option for creating test scripts. So, in this demonstration we'll example a popular HTML parsing library, JSoup for tasks not best suited for installing a browser and a running WebDriver.

Schedule:
These are estimates, the live event is a rogue stallion that cannot be harnessed by an exact schedule so just a heads up.

- Meet and greet, refreshments
- Introductions
- Sponsors and Announcements
- Demo and Workshop
- Next time on MoT KC Meetup
- Quiz & Prizes

There will be food, refreshments and maybe even prizes, so don't miss it!

What to bring
- yourself
- maybe a companion
- a laptop, notebook, device to take notes
- positive attitude

More details will be posted closer to the Meetup date!

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


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Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:30:00 AM FanThreeSixty 1511 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City,

You're invited to join us for lunch and great conversation on Lean software and Kanban.

Format: Lean Coffee topical format
Where: FanThreeSixty, 1511 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108

This is a BYOL (bring your own lunch) event.

Coffee and cookies are provided!

Views from the 7th floor:

Enter north side of building. Meeting will be in the Three Points space on 7th floor. Click here for event


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Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:30:00 AM Eggct 5107 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

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

Also, we plan on bringing in a guest speaker/author and are solidifying those details. We will share via an update so you can feel free to prepare questions for our guest.

See you at KC Roundtable!

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


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Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:15:00 AM Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium 500 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO

Join us for a pre-work meetup to have some coffee, get your day started, and hang out with some fellow developers.

http://codeand.us/ Click here for event


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Saturday, September 22, 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 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. This is a free event, but this time we will not be serving food and drinks, so personal food and drinks welcome and encouraged.

**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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Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 3:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

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

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

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

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


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Saturday, September 22, 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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Saturday, September 22, 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 4:00pm. 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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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM The District Pour House & Kitchen 7122 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO

Come play the Agile Fluency Game with us! This board game invites you to "experience" several iterations at a company while the team makes investment decisions (e.g. should we build a collaboration space or learn TDD?) while shipping at least one feature every iteration. What happens if your technical debt or lack of certain practices take up all your time and you can't deliver in an iteration...well, you your company folds!!!

The fantabulous Sarah Harper will keep score while Jenny Tarwater facilities the game. Game play will begin promptly at 6:35 after announcements at 6:30. Typical game play could be up to ninety minutes!!!

Please visit https://youtu.be/hfHLmES_XJc to see the Agile Fluency Game in action.

Please visit https://youtu.be/qvvMl1F_Tow to hear Diana Larsen talk about the Agile Fluency Model.

Note: The game can be played with 1-7 players. If there are more than 7 folks that show up... we will first ask who wants to play v observe, and if needed we will allow people to opt-in based on Meetup RSVP order.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM The GRID Collaborative Workspace 12022 BLUE VALLEY PARKWAY, OVERLAND PARK, KS 66213, Kansas City, MO

In the past few years, the term "data lake" has leaked into our lexicon. But what exactly IS a data lake? Some IT managers confuse data lakes with data warehouses. Some people think data lakes replace data warehouses. Both of these conclusions are false. Their is room in your data architecture for both data lakes and data warehouses. They both have different use cases and those use cases can be complementary.

At our next meet up, two people from the Snowflake team will come talk to us about why you need both in your data architecture and share their firm's solution to the problem.

Todd Reichmuth, Solutions Engineer with Snowflake Computing, has spent the past 18 years in the world of Data Warehousing and Big Data. He spent that time at Netezza and then later at IBM Data. Earlier in 2018 making the jump to the cloud at Snowflake Computing.

Mike Myer, Sales Director with Snowflake Computing, has spent the past 6 years in the world of Security and looking to drive awareness to better Data Warehousing and Big Data solutions available! Was previously at local tech companies FireMon and Lockpath and decided to join Snowflake due to the disruptive technology that's truly helping folks in the Big Data world on a day to day basis.

Todd will explore the differentiating value of a data lake vs a data warehouse and why a data driven company will need to satisfy both needs.

Doors open at 6. For socializing. The bar will be open! I said the bar is open not it's open bar. I know you got excited there for a moment. That said, Snowflake has graciously decided to buy you two beers on them. Come find me to get your beer chits.

The Grid is a little hard to find. If you get lost, DON'T POST A COMMENT! Text me. 785.845.2820.

Presentation starts at 6:30. See you soon!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Central Library 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO

Signing up on Meetup alone does not secure your ticket for this event. You MUST sign up through EVENTBRITE to reserve your spot! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-techtalk-what-is-a-ba-tickets-41674818504?aff=Meetup

Are you curious about the business side of technology? Join us for our September TechTalk on Wednesday, September 19th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a Q&A panel with local business analysts working in technology.

Join us to learn more about this specific role with local women professionals who have made it their career. Meet Tamara Copple, BA at Lockton Affinity, Joanna Shindler, BA at MMGY Global, Lee Zuvanich, freelance business analyst, and Cecelia Walsh Senior BA at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Come to the Kansas City Public Library-Central Branch to learn more and ask your questions during this panel seminar. Light refreshments will be provided to enjoy while you network during this monthly TechTalk sponsored by APEX Systems.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 5:30:00 PM YRC Worldwide 10990 Roe Ave., Overland Park, KS

Micronaut is a new JVM-based, full-stack framework for building modular, easily testable microservice applications. Unlike reflection-based IoC frameworks, which load and cache reflection data for every single field, method, and constructor in your code; with Micronaut, your application startup time and memory consumption are not bound to the size of your codebase.

The Micronaut framework shares many core values with Grails, including the enablement of code simplicity and developer productivity. Micronaut offers many additional features for a new class of applications (e.g., microservices, serverless deployments, etc.) that may not be well-suited for Grails.

Compelling aspects of the Micronaut framework include:

* Sub-second startup time
* Tiny processes that may run in as little as 8mb of heap
* No runtime reflection
* Dependency injection
* Load balancing
* And more!

In this talk, Jeff demonstrates how the future of Grails, GORM, and Micronaut are linked, as well as how the OCI Groovy and Grails team is taking productivity around developing microservices to the next level!

About Jeff Scott Brown

Jeff Scott Brown is the co-founder of the Grails and Micronaut frameworks, and has been doing JVM application development for as long as the JVM has existed. Jeff leads the Grails and Micronaut practices at OCI (objectcomputing.com) and is a key contributor to the frameworks' core development.

You can find Jeff on Twitter @jeffscottbrown (https://twitter.com/jeffscottbrown).

Hosts:
Modis
https://www.modis.com/
Social/food

YRC
https://www.yrcw.com/

Location Details:

YRC Worldwide Headquarters
10990 Roe Ave, Overland Park, KS 66211
https://goo.gl/maps/3XokjE8rFoA2

* Please park near the 10990 Roe Ave entrance (see picture of entrance) in any non-reserved or visitor parking space.
* Enter from the Roe entrance where there will be a sign in table. Look for a KC JUG organizer or a YRC Employee in the lobby.
*You will be given a KC JUG name tag which should be worn during your visit.
* You will only have access to the lobby and multipurpose meeting room during this meetup, which includes access to a drinking fountain and bathrooms

How to get to YRC:

Traveling Westbound on 435:
* Take the Roe exit and turn left. Once over the 435 bridge, take the first right into the YRC parking lot.

Traveling Eastbound on 435:
* After you pass the Metcalf Ave exit, make sure you are in the second rightmost lane (not the outermost lane) and take the Roe/Nall turn off. The outermost right lane will exit to Nall while the left lane of the turn off will continue on to Roe Ave. When you get to Roe, turn right and make the first right into the YRC parking lot.
* If you accidentally exit at Nall, you can turn right on Nall and then turn left at the first stoplight which is 110th Street. Stay on 110th until you reach Roe Ave and turn left and then you can take the first left into the YRC parking lot.

Traveling Northbound on Roe:
* Stay in the left lane until you pass 110th Street and take the first left into the YRC parking lot.

Traveling Southbound on Roe:
* Stay in the right lane until you cross over 435 and take the first right into the YRC parking lot.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM Code Koalas 2024 Main Street, Kansas City, mo

Learn how you can start utilizing progressive programming​ techniques to build better responsive web apps utilizing the Vue.js framework.

Food will be provided. Please bring a laptop if you would like to code with us.

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Tuesday, September 18, 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, September 18, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM C2FO 2020 West 89th Street, Leawood, ks

Abstract:
Learn how to correctly use types to create elegant and bug free code. This talk will teach you how to use the power of the mathematically sound curry-howard isomorphism to select which typing techniques to use, and which ones to avoid. All the examples will be in typescript, and will be focused on real world applications.

Bio:
Leo has over 10 years of experience building a range of systems, from medical software to GPS devices for school buses. He is a functional programming enthusiast, and is eager to spread the word on how to use math to create better software.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM InfoDeli.com 2107 Grand Blvd. Suite 208, Kansas City, MO

InfoDeli  and Internet Marketing Works will be hosting the Kansas City Web Analytics, Google Analytics & Marketing Metrics Group.

Each month we have one or more guest speakers discussing Google Analytics, Web Analytics and Marketing Metrics.

Meeting Agenda*

6:45 - 7:00 Welcome and Networking with food and drink
7:00 - 8:00 Analytics or Marketing Metrics Topic Presentation/s
8:00 - 8:30 Group Discussion - Q&A and Answers To Previously Submitted Questions
8:30 - 9:00 Informal Breakout sessions for specific Q&A among group members

* The actual agenda is flexible depending upon speaker's presentations and length of Q&A.

All attendees are encouraged to email questions to be answered at the event to Breht Burri at breht@infodeli.com

Parking:  Free Parking on Grand Blvd on both east a west sides of the street.

Located in the Historic Western Auto Building 2107 Grand Blvd Click here for event


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Tuesday, September 18, 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, September 18, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Google Fiber Space Lounge 1820 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO

How do YOU pack for a shoot? What's on your must-have list?

This month, we'll be taking a peek into the on-set bags of a few of our group members, to see how different pros pack for different kinds of shoots.

It will be a fairly free-flowing meeting; we expect to hear great tips and tricks from members and presenters! Come prepared to join in the discussion!

Schedule:
6:00 - Doors open. Setup/social time.
6:30 - *Official meeting start.* Welcome / intro / news
6:45ish - Production bag show & tell
8:55 - Get out! (must be out of Google by 9pm)
[9:00 - Begin hour-long parking lot conversations.]

This topic was a great suggestion from one of our members. Have something you'd like us to discuss? Let us know!

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Tuesday, September 18, 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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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Central Library 9875 W 87th St , Overland Park, KS

We will be in Conference room #3

Bring your laptop to work on your project

Please do not RSVP until you are 100% positive that you will attend. Seating space is limited.

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Create a Website or Work on a Current Website

Working Session to Work on your website maybe play with some code from stack overflow

main entrance of the library go right we are in conference room #3 Click here for event


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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 5:30:00 PM TBD TBD, Kansas City, MO

Veracode will present on best practices to automate security into a CI pipeline for DevOps & Agile, and moderate a round table discussion among the attendee's.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM WeWork - Kansas City - Corrigan Station 1828 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO

Each month we have one or more guest speakers or group leaders discussing some aspect of lean principals. This might include lean startups, lean methods, lean products, lean marketing or lean enterprise.  Within these topic areas we'll focus on one or more areas of the build-measure-learn process.

The goal of each meeting is to:  (1)  learn, understand and discuss some aspect of lean that our members can incorporate into their own projects, jobs or ventures; and  (2) meet and network with others interested in learning lean principles.

Membership in the group is free. Attendance at the meetings is free. Please RSVP so we can plan ahead on space and seating.

Meeting Agenda

6:30 - 6:45 Welcome and Networking
6:45 - 7:30 Lean Topic Presentation/s
7:30 - 8:00 Group Discussion - Q&A and/or Answers To Previously Submitted Questions 
8:00 - 8:30 Informal Breakouts for specific Q&A among group members.

* The actual agenda is flexible depending upon presentation length and the Q&A.

All attendees are encouraged to email questions to be answered at the event or future topic suggestions to Breht Burri at breht@infodeli.com.

Parking:  Free street parking near the meeting location is usually available.  In addition, a paid parking facility is adjacent to the meeting location.

InfoDeli, TooBaRoo & Breht Burri will be hosting the Kansas City Lean Startups, Products & Methods Meetup.

Meeting Location:  WeWork Corrigan Station is a modern twist on Kansas City office space. <a>WeWork.com</a> has transformed four floors of this former garment factory into private offices and coworking space, weaving the city's business elite into the fabric of our community. Whether you're a nonprofit, startup, or established agency, discover a place where companies grow together. WeWork Corrigan Station is a platform to support your business.  Learn More About Corrigan Station.

1828 Walnut St. Floor 3, Kansas City, MO Click here for event


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Thursday, September 20, 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, September 20, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Bats Trading Inc 8050 Marshall Dr Ste 120, Overland Park,

Join us for the September 2018 meetup! Our normal events start with a beginner level talk and get progressively more advanced.

We welcome Q&A, so if you are working on something that you'd like to ask questions about please submit a link to your GIST (https://gist.github.com) beforehand and we will collect and discuss them following the last presentation.

The September meetup will be live-streamed through a service called Bluejeans. A link will be posted closer to the event date, and a recording will be made available as well.

We look forward to seeing everyone, and if you can't attend in person we hope that you are able to participate in the conversation remotely.

We will meet you in the front lobby. Click here for event


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Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:30:00 PM NAIC 1100 Walnut, Kansas City, MO

Join us for our September meeting to connect with your fellow quality-minded individuals and get the scoop on some big changes happening with the group!

In this Meetup we'll be diving into the details of big changes coming to the group and what exciting new possibilities that will bring to the community. We'll also have a short presentation on exploring parsing and validating web pages headlessly with an introduction to a Java library, JSoup with some examples.

Big News!

We're joining up with the Ministry of Testing the premier global community for those interested in software quality, and contribute to the advancement of the software testing craft!

We'll go over some of the changes and what this brings to our local community!

Presentation

There are just cases when Selenium WebDriver is not the best option for creating test scripts. So, in this demonstration we'll example a popular HTML parsing library, JSoup for tasks not best suited for installing a browser and a running WebDriver.

Schedule:
These are estimates, the live event is a rogue stallion that cannot be harnessed by an exact schedule so just a heads up.

- Meet and greet, refreshments
- Introductions
- Sponsors and Announcements
- Demo and Workshop
- Next time on MoT KC Meetup
- Quiz & Prizes

There will be food, refreshments and maybe even prizes, so don't miss it!

What to bring
- yourself
- maybe a companion
- a laptop, notebook, device to take notes
- positive attitude

More details will be posted closer to the Meetup date!

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


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Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:30:00 AM FanThreeSixty 1511 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City,

You're invited to join us for lunch and great conversation on Lean software and Kanban.

Format: Lean Coffee topical format
Where: FanThreeSixty, 1511 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108

This is a BYOL (bring your own lunch) event.

Coffee and cookies are provided!

Views from the 7th floor: 

Enter north side of building. Meeting will be in the Three Points space on 7th floor. Click here for event


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Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:30:00 AM Eggct 5107 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

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

Also, we plan on bringing in a guest speaker/author and are solidifying those details. We will share via an update so you can feel free to prepare questions for our guest.

See you at KC Roundtable!

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


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Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:15:00 AM Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium 500 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO

Join us for a pre-work meetup to have some coffee, get your day started, and hang out with some fellow developers.

http://codeand.us/ Click here for event


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Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM InfoDeli.com 2107 Grand Blvd. Suite 208, Kansas City, MO

Each month we meet in a workshop environment to plan and apply lean methods to existing or potential lean projects.  We discuss value propositions, planning, possible experiments, validated learning, planning or previewing MVPs (minimum viable products). Where possible we can review measurements or validated learning from prior discussions.

Goals:  (1) Become better lean practitioners by using a workshop environment to apply lean principles to members existing, potential or hypothetical projects;  (2)  learn, understand and discuss some aspect of lean that our members can incorporate into their own projects, jobs or ventures; and  (3) meet and work with others interested in learning lean principles.

Membership in the group is free. Attendance at the meetings is free. Please RSVP so we can plan ahead on space and seating.

Meeting Agenda

6:30 - 6:35 Welcome, Introductions & Networking
6:35 - 8:30 Lean Projects Discussion, Planning or Followup from Prior Meeting 
8:30 - 9:00 Informal Breakouts for specific Q&A among group members.

* The actual agenda is flexible depending upon the projects discussed.

All attendees are encouraged to email questions to be answered at the event or future topic suggestions to Breht Burri at breht@infodeli.com.

Parking:  Free street parking near the meeting location is usually available.

InfoDeli, TooBaRoo & Breht Burri will be hosting the Kansas City Lean Startups, Products & Methods Meetup.

Western Auto Building - 2107 Grand Blvd. #208, Kansas City, MO 64108 Click here for event


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Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Centriq 8700 State Line Rd. Suite 200, Leawood, KS

Case Study: Using the example of her own website and business development process, management consultant, business coach and web columnist Elizabeth Usovicz will discuss how developers can help clients – and themselves – to execute successful website projects. Topics to be covered include:
• Setting Expectations
• Project Scope from the Client's Point of View
• SEO and Social Platforms
• Dealing with Content, Images, Text and Layout
• QA/QC: Who Owns it?

BIO: Elizabeth Usovicz, Principal, WhiteSpace Consulting
Elizabeth is a top line revenue strategist specializing in business development strategy, sales coaching and qualitative market /consumer insights
She is also an Informative, inspirational keynote speaker, trainer and blogger on leadership, sales, business development and business strategy.

Her areas of focus include strategic business development and coaching; customer and market insights, opportunity discovery, development and management; and whiteboard and strategy session facilitation.

Elizabeth has more than 18 years' progressive leadership and management experience in consulting, corporate and entrepreneurial environments. She is experienced in a broad and deep spectrum of markets, both business-to-business and business-to-consumer, including technology/software, business services, pharmaceuticals/life sciences and consumer packaged goods.

She writes the web column, "WhiteSpace Revenue Zone," for Thinking Bigger Business Media, and guest blogs for the Angel Capital Association and Startland News.

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Monday, September 17, 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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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM The District Pour House & Kitchen 7122 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO

Come play the Agile Fluency Game with us! This board game invites you to "experience" several iterations at a company while the team makes investment decisions (e.g. should we build a collaboration space or learn TDD?) while shipping at least one feature every iteration. What happens if your technical debt or lack of certain practices take up all your time and you can't deliver in an iteration...well, you your company folds!!!

The fantabulous Sarah Harper will keep score while Jenny Tarwater facilities the game. Game play will begin promptly at 6:35 after announcements at 6:30. Typical game play could be up to ninety minutes!!!

Please visit https://youtu.be/hfHLmES_XJc to see the Agile Fluency Game in action.

Please visit https://youtu.be/qvvMl1F_Tow to hear Diana Larsen talk about the Agile Fluency Model.

Note: The game can be played with 1-7 players. If there are more than 7 folks that show up... we will first ask who wants to play v observe, and if needed we will allow people to opt-in based on Meetup RSVP order.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM The GRID Collaborative Workspace 12022 BLUE VALLEY PARKWAY, OVERLAND PARK, KS 66213, Kansas City, MO

In the past few years, the term "data lake" has leaked into our lexicon. But what exactly IS a data lake? Some IT managers confuse data lakes with data warehouses. Some people think data lakes replace data warehouses. Both of these conclusions are false. Their is room in your data architecture for both data lakes and data warehouses. They both have different use cases and those use cases can be complementary.

At our next meet up, two people from the Snowflake team will come talk to us about why you need both in your data architecture and share their firm's solution to the problem.

Todd Reichmuth, Solutions Engineer with Snowflake Computing, has spent the past 18 years in the world of Data Warehousing and Big Data. He spent that time at Netezza and then later at IBM Data. Earlier in 2018 making the jump to the cloud at Snowflake Computing.

Mike Myer, Sales Director with Snowflake Computing, has spent the past 6 years in the world of Security and looking to drive awareness to better Data Warehousing and Big Data solutions available! Was previously at local tech companies FireMon and Lockpath and decided to join Snowflake due to the disruptive technology that's truly helping folks in the Big Data world on a day to day basis.

Todd will explore the differentiating value of a data lake vs a data warehouse and why a data driven company will need to satisfy both needs.

Doors open at 6. For socializing. The bar will be open! I said the bar is open not it's open bar. I know you got excited there for a moment. That said, Snowflake has graciously decided to buy you two beers on them. Come find me to get your beer chits.

The Grid is a little hard to find. If you get lost, DON'T POST A COMMENT! Text me. 785.845.2820.

Presentation starts at 6:30. See you soon!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Central Library 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO

Signing up on Meetup alone does not secure your ticket for this event. You MUST sign up through EVENTBRITE to reserve your spot! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-techtalk-what-is-a-ba-tickets-41674818504?aff=Meetup

Are you curious about the business side of technology? Join us for our September TechTalk on Wednesday, September 19th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a Q&A panel with local business analysts working in technology.

Join us to learn more about this specific role with local women professionals who have made it their career. Meet Tamara Copple, BA at Lockton Affinity, Joanna Shindler, BA at MMGY Global, Lee Zuvanich, freelance business analyst, and Cecelia Walsh Senior BA at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Come to the Kansas City Public Library-Central Branch to learn more and ask your questions during this panel seminar. Light refreshments will be provided to enjoy while you network during this monthly TechTalk sponsored by APEX Systems.

Helzberg Auditorium Click here for event


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SMCKC October Breakfast: Unleashing the Power of Pinterest
October 5 | 7:30 a.m.


Join us for our October breakfast event and walk away ready (and eager) to leverage the power of Pinterest for your own business. Learn the keys to a winning Pinterest strategy from social media and digital marketing consultant Angie Gensler.
Register Now


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HUG Access SIG Meeting 6:30 pm, September 19, 2018, at JCCC, Regnier Center - 1st Floor, RC 185
Please note room change

Presentation:  Proper Case Alternative
Presenter:  Bill Diamond
Description:  Have you used several means to proper Case the words in your inputs but have issues with a number of words that do not fit the norm. You input dBASE and it gets changed to Dbase. In another case you input 123 23rd Rd. and get back 123 23Rd Rd. There are others that are easily found. We will demonstrate a method whereby you can still use proper case but catch those pesky exceptions and deal with them.

Presenter Bio:  Bill Diamond is a twenty-five year plus member of the Heartland Users Group and he has been using Access since version 1.0. In recent years his endeavors has not needed his expertise in this area but he keeps his hands wet from time to time. This presentation is just one of the little tricks he plays with  every now and then.

Q&A Session:  Bring your Access questions for the group to answer, explore or brainstorm ideas.


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