Wednesday, October 10, 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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Tuesday, October 2, 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, October 2, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Centriq Training 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS

Have you ever wanted to make your own fonts? With Fontself, you can make your own COLOR fonts in Illustrator or Photoshop CC, and then sell them on sites like Etsy or Creative Market! We'll go over:

*How to install Fontself in Illustrator and Photoshop
*How to make a color vector font in Illustrator
*How to make a color bitmap font in Photoshop

Cool things you can do with Fontself:

*Turn your handwriting into a font
*Use an existing Google font and add new artwork to it
*Make non-text glyphs, like pictures or emojis and create a font from those
*Sell your fonts on Etsy or Creative Market

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Tuesday, October 2, 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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NEXT (ISC)2 KC CHAPTER MEETING:  WEDNESDAY,
October 3, 2018
Register Here


***ANNOUNCEMENTS***

Elections & Chapter Leadership:
  • Open Secretary Position
    • There is an open position for Chapter Secretary.  Due to the business of life, Cheryl Bester is stepping down and we have an immediate need to appoint a replacement.  Please talk to Cheryl or any other chapter leader if interested.
  • 2019 Election Board
    • Volunteers needed to assist with the 2019 elections.
    • Please see Chapter President, Keith Shaw if interested.
  • 2019 Open Leadership Positions
    • Treasurer (2 year position)
    • Vice President (2 year position)
    • All 5 Board positions (elected yearly)
Register for the next (ISC)² Kansas City Chapter Meeting. Registering will help us plan accordingly for meeting space, chairs and refreshments.

Register Now at Eventbrite:  
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/isc2-kc-chapter-october-3rd-meeting-please-register-tickets-50738512256
Monthly Meetings:
  • WhenThe first Wednesday of every month
  • Time6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Where: Ruisch Auditorium at Black & Veatch 
  • Address: 11401 Lamar Ave., Overland Park, KS 66211 map
  • Format:  Round table, interactive discussion with security professionals from many different industries, tech companies and organizations, from upper management to operators who have many diverse experiences.  We invite knowledgeable and expert members and guests to facilitate and keep the discussion moving along and on-task.

Next Chapter Meeting - October 3rd 2018
  • Topic: FedRAMP:  An Introduction
  • Sponsor (food & drink): ConvergeOne
  • Facilitator: Major Henry R. Salmans III
Chapter Meeting DETAILS:
Topic:  The discussion will revolve around setting up and using a FedRamp certified Data Center and what that means.
Facilitator:  Major Henry R. Salmans III (USMC, Retired) of Attain is a former 4002/0602 Data Systems Officer/Communications Officer and Cryptologic Linguist. His award-winning work includes, From Technological Triage To Maturing A Collaborative Environment, presented at the DoD International Command & Control Research and Technology Symposium. Additionally, Major Salmans co-authored, From DIACAP to RMF A Clear Path to a New Framework, published in the DoD Journal of Software Engineering and adopted by the Commandant’s Cybersecurity Team. Major Salmans was Joint Staff Officer of the Year where he served as a Nuclear C2 Communication Officer on Operations Team Four and Battalion Executive Officer for 7th Communications Battalion, Okinawa, Japan. Currently, he serves as a Program Manager supporting the United States Department of Agriculture’s newly formed Farm Production and Conservation.
Come prepared with your experiences, questions, and your security concerns that you wish to bring before a host of like-minded security professionals.


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What we're about
We will be meeting once a month to talk about technology and technology trends. This will be a good place to learn more about IT and different realms.

https://www.meetup.com/LearnITKC/


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What we're about
If you're interested in solving coding challenges using your favorite language, preparing for coding questions you might see in interviews, solving coding puzzles, learning clean coding, or generally improving your coding skills, this Meetup is for you!

Each meeting we will have lightning presentations of solutions to various coding challenges followed by a group discussion around the code used to solve the problem. We will then wrap up with the introduction of one or two new problems for the attendees to solve for the next meeting.

Coding problems will be pulled from Interview Cake ( https://www.interviewcake.com/ ), Project Euler ( https://projecteuler.net/ ), Lisp 99 ( http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~meidanis/courses/mc336/2006s2/funcional/L-99_Ninety-Nine_Lisp_Problems.html ), and other sources as we may decide.

Participants are free to solve the problem using their preferred programming language. Or, perhaps a new language they are trying to learn. Solution presentations will give everyone exposure to a range of languages and solution approaches.
https://www.meetup.com/Kansas-City-Code-Challenge/


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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Harpo's Bar and Grill (In the back room) 4109 Pennsylvania, Kansas City , MO

In This Session

Scott will present on using Gravity Forms in 3 unique ways:

• Have all Gravity Forms entries added to a Google Sheets spreadsheet
• Taking a payment with Gravity Forms and dynamically adding a credit card processing fee
• Requiring a PIN to allow access to a Gravity Forms form

Gravity Forms - https://www.gravityforms.com/

About Scott

Scott Schaper is the owner and founder of The Unravel Corporation, a digital marketing agency focused on Content Strategy. Unravel was founded in 2008 and has become a Kansas City leader in small business digital marketing. With clientele all over the Midwest, Unravel helps businesses align their technological footprint with their brand. Scott Schaper has served as Vice President of Interactive for the American Marketing Association Kansas City for 4 years and Unravel is a proud sponsor of AMAKC. Scott holds undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Psychology from the University of Kansas and enjoys cycling, hiking, cooking, traveling and taking in live music.

Connect with Scott
Website - http://unravelkc.com
Twitter - http://twitter.com/unravelkc
LinkedIn - http://linkedin/in/scottschaper
Facebook - http://facebook.com/unravelkc

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Meetup Schedule

NOTE - We are at Harpo's in Westport (in the back room) for this Meetup

• 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

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


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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM , ,

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Blvd Tavern 320 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City,

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

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


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Tuesday, October 9, 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-kansas-city-aug-planning-for-all-teams Out of the box Jira supports Agile plus Kanban and of course Portfolio enables scaled Agile planning. In most large organizations though, there are many teams using MS Project and Sharepoint and other planning tools such as Clarity. Yet every team should plan together! This webinar will introduce participants in ways to support other planning approaches such as pure waterfall and a hybrid approach "Scrum-Fall". Add-ons such as Big Picture, Traffic Lights, and Tempo will be introduced/discussed. We will also be providing tips and tricks to help traditional PMs and PMOs embrace Jira and Confluence. Register for our webinar on October 9th and grab some cool SWAG on us!&nbsp; </p>

Agenda
11:30 am: Welcome, Food & Networking
11:45 am: Announcements
12:00 pm: Planning for All Teams
12:30 pm: Q & A

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Speaker
Joshua Shang - Blended Perspectives
Results-driven, customer focused, and analytical professional with extensive experience driving strategic initiatives in the financial services and technology industries. As a team leader in innovation in business digitization enablement, Joshua has deep domain experience in Client Relationship Management (CRM), Client Onboarding Process Management and Client Data Management systems.

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-kansas-city-aug-planning-for-all-teams

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Tuesday, October 9, 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

Central Study 09 from the main entrance turn right to the back wall Click here for event


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Tuesday, October 9, 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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Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Hammerspace is proud to announce that we will be supporting the American-Made Solar Challenge as a Connector Organization that can provide fabrication and support for competing teams.

The Solar Prize is an opportunity for anyone interested in accelerating ideas and solutions. The American-Made Network is designed to strengthen and scale the very best ideas and teams through three progressive prize competitions, the Ready! Set! Go! Contests. This network provides the tools and expertise to help projects succeed and is comprised of an unparalleled innovation system. These resources will provide technical insight, product validation, and strategic support to teams throughout the competition.

Competing for the prize is easy!

Identify an important problem you want to solve (discover ideas through ideation on HeroX)
Submit a 90-second video describing your challenge and proposed solution, team, and plan
Answer a short, four-question narrative and make a slide about this problem or challenge
Submit a two-page technical assistance request
Update your videos and statements as you advance through the contests.

More than $3 million in incentives for innovation

The Ready! Set! Go! Contests will fast-track efforts to identify, develop, and test disruptive solutions to solar industry needs for a total of $3 million in cash prizes and up to $525,000 in vouchers which can be used at national laboratories and other voucher facilities to develop, test, and validate. Each stage will have a 90-day performance period when participants work to advance their solutions.

Ready!

20 to 40 winners

$1,000,000 distributed equally with a range of $25,000 to $50,000 in cash per winner

Set!

5 to 10 winners

$1,000,000 in cash and $375,000 in vouchers distributed within a range of $100,000 to $200,000 in cash and $37,500 to $75,000 in vouchers per winner

Go!

2 winners

$500,000 in cash and up to $75,000 in vouchers per winner

The Ready! Set! and Go! Contests

Ideate

It all starts with a big idea. You can enter the Ready! Contest with an idea from the ideation platform or an idea that's all your own. Once a completed package has been submitted on HeroX, your video will be made public and you'll become part of the Ready! Contest.

Please visit https://americanmadechallenges.org/rules to view the full rules for American-Made Challenges Ideation and the American-Made Challenges Solar Prize.

The American-Made Solar Prize is a $3 million prize competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing through a series of contests and the development of a diverse and powerful support network that leverages national laboratories, energy incubators, and other resources across the country. The American-Made Solar Prize is directed and administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office. Learn more.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM Softek Illuminate 7255 W 98th Terrace, Overland Park, ks

Justin Noggle will explore using Elm UI - a library that rethinks how a developer can write their styles and layout. Functioning as an alternative to plain HTML and CSS, it draws inspiration from the domains of design, layout, and typography, as opposed to drawing from the ideas as implemented in CSS and HTML. We'll explore how to create beautiful web apps using only Elm, and have fun along the way!

Afterward, Cj Meeks will give a brief introduction to GraphQL and then describe how GraphQL and the Elm tools work well together. GraphQL is a query language for APIs that seeks to make it easy to grow your app and safely change the data format.

We will again be sponsored by Softek Illuminate!

Illuminate's building is #5 in the complex. We will be in the conference room on the first floor. Click here for event


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Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:30:00 PM Tradewind Energy Inc. 16105 West 113th Street, Suite 105 , Lenexa, KS

Join us for a presentation of the new spatial features in the latest version of Tableau 2018 by Dan Wancura and Ron House. Food and drink sponsored by Tradewind Energy.

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


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Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

What is the future of testing in the software world? Have you heard the term 'Modern Testing' but aren't sure what it means and would like to learn more about it and have the opportunity to discuss what it means to you and your career?
Michael Richards will be presenting the 7 principles of Modern Testing and how to Accelerate the Achievement of Shippable Quality software through Modern Testing principles.

Come join us for an evening of an interesting discussion!

Michael Richards is currently the Quality and Release Manager at AWL, Inc, and has worked as a Team Lead and Director of Quality for many years. He specializes in quality coaching and how to achieve better quality from a team perspective.

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


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Thursday, October 4, 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, October 4, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Company Kitchen 8500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Merriam, KS

TBD

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Thursday, October 4, 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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Monday, October 1, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM Plexpod Crossroads 1712 Main St, Kansas City, mo

Interested in helping the Kansas City area? Great! Whether or not you know how to code, you can help by joining us to work on civic hacking to create a better Kansas City and surrounding cities. Bring projects, ideas, designs, laptops, data, and friends.

Meeting Format

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

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

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

Please RSVP so that we know how many snacks & drinks to bring.

Civic Heroes of all types welcome! This event is for coders and non-coders alike -- as long as you're interested in making government more transparent and building interesting things for our city, you're more than welcome!

Bring a laptop: If you intend on getting some hands-on hacking done (it's ok if you can't but it definitely helps to have one).

If you have something you'd like to work on or are excited about, please let us know via the meetup or at the hack night itself. We are growing our initiative and the energy comes from the community.

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

Connect with Us:

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

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

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

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

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


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Monday, October 8, 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, October 3, 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, October 3, 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 - Matt Coleman - Intro to Laravel Nova

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

Rate the talks!

All Developers Welcome!

We understand Web Developers often come from all backgrounds, and many work in more languages than PHP. Whether you're curious and just starting out, dabble in PHP on the weekends, write custom PHP on a daily basis, work in a framework like Symfony, Zend Framework, Silex, Slim, Laravel, CakePHP or customize CMS products like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla; our goal is that you will find something new, useful and thought provoking.

Interested in giving a presentation to the group, or demoing something you're working on? Contact one of the organizers through Meetup or talk after a monthly meeting to sign up!

Park in the garage and enter the main building to the west of the garage. Follow the signs and turn right at the security desk. Click here for event


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Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 10:00:00 AM Kansas City Renaissance Festival KS-7, Bonner Springs, KS

This is a super-informal event, just hang out with some awesome ladies at RenFest! Come when you want and leave when you want, adult tickets at $22.95 at the gate but you can save $3 by buying them online in advance http://www.kcrenfest.com/buy-tickets/ Feel free to bring friends & family!

Slack Amy (@amynorris) or Gabi (@gabdom) when you arrive if you can't find us Click here for event


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


Pinterest is not just for food, fitness, or fashion, and it's not only women on the platform. In addition to a social platform, Pinterest is also a powerful search engine capable of driving a consistent flow of traffic, leads, and sales to your business. Unlike traditional social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, it doesn’t take months to build your audience and you can start seeing massive results from Pinterest in 30 days or less.
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Tuesday, October 2, 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, October 2, 2018 at 7:00:00 PM Centriq Training 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS

Have you ever wanted to make your own fonts? With Fontself, you can make your own COLOR fonts in Illustrator or Photoshop CC, and then sell them on sites like Etsy or Creative Market! We'll go over:

*How to install Fontself in Illustrator and Photoshop
*How to make a color vector font in Illustrator
*How to make a color bitmap font in Photoshop

Cool things you can do with Fontself:

*Turn your handwriting into a font
*Use an existing Google font and add new artwork to it
*Make non-text glyphs, like pictures or emojis and create a font from those
*Sell your fonts on Etsy or Creative Market

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Tuesday, October 2, 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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Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Your alone, working quietly on a project. Suddenly, you hear soft distant music playing. What is that song? Where is it coming from?

In this class you will learn to build a simple music player using Arduino. The secret music player will randomly play a part of your favorite song every few hours. Great for pranking friends, or just getting the tune from "I'm a Barbie Girl" stuck in someone's head… permanently.

Arduino is an inexpensive and easy-to-learn combination of software and hardware that lets students, artist, tinkerers,and hobbyists add intelligence to their projects. In this class we'll cover how to shrink an arduino project down so it fits on a single microchip. We'll use Arduino's low power sleep mode save power for long term operation via battery, and convert Midi audio files into arduino programming code. There will also be soldering and a discussion about how much energy is available from tiny batteries.

**IMPORTANT: Students needs to bring their own computer to this class.
We will be downloading and installing the software used to program your Arduino.

In this Three Hour class we will cover:
● Using Arduino to program an ATTiny85 microprocessor
● Soldering A 'Deadbug' style electronics project
● Converting Midi files to a format that works with Arduino
● The arduino Random(); function, and what we can use it for
● Using the Arduino's Sleep function to save power

Suggested Age range for this class: 10 to Adult
Class Price: $30/person (unless you and a child are working together on one kit, then it's just $30/kit)

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


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Saturday, October 6, 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, October 6, 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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Monday, October 1, 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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Big Data Summit and TechWeek together again.

October 8-12, 2018 at Union Station!

Read the press release describing the new relationship between Big Data Summit and TechWeek.

http://bigdatasummitkc.org/


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