Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 12:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Learn basic silver-smithing techniques while making a silver band-style ring. This class will teach you about basic metal-working hand tools, their usage and safety, and jewelry making techniques in order to create your very own individualized sterling silver band ring for yourself, or to give someone as a gift.

You will learn: sawing, texturing, ring forming, soldering and basic finishing techniques (filing, sanding and polishing).

For Ages: 10-110 years old

Cost: $45 per ring (All materials included)

NOTE: If you are making a ring for someone else, be sure to get their ring size before the class! Also, if you and your child are making just one ring together, you only need to sign up and pay for one person.

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


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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7:00:00 PM Denny's Restaurant 1600 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City,

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, February 5, 2019 at 7:00:00 PM Centriq Training 1740 W 92 St, Kansas City, MO

Our longtime meeting hosts, Centriq Training, have moved to a beautiful new space! Come meet, mingle and network with your fellow creatives, get a tour of the new digs, and learn about Centriq's training offerings. Our wonderful sponsors at LandaJob will be on hand to talk about opportunities, and we are inviting the talented folks at KCVideoCore and other friends to talk about their groups.

Get to know the other creative people in this wonderful group and find out more of what we have planned for this coming year! This meetup was suggested by members in our end-of-year survey, and we are so excited to welcome everyone to our new space!

Centriq's new address is 1740 W. 92nd St. Kansas City, MO 64114

Park in the student parking lot on the north side of the building and enter through the doors in the center. Our meeting room will down the left hallway then to your right. Click here for event


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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM Panera Bread 8580 North Church Road, Kansas City,

Bring a laptop or tablet with Linux running on it.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 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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Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 3:00:00 PM PT's at The Crossroads 310 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO

We are going to be working on this Kaggle competition: https://www.kaggle.com/c/petfinder-adoption-prediction

Create an algorithm to predict where the data scientists will be sitting...or just look for all the powerful laptops. Click here for event


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Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 12:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

**THIS IS A 2-DAY, 2-PART CLASS. FIRST PART ON FEB. 2ND, NOON-3PM. SECOND PART ON FEB. 3RD, NOON-3PM. PRICE INCLUDES BOTH DAYS.**

In this intermediate level jewelry-smithing class we will be using a variety of waxes to create two rings which will be cast in Shibuichi (a copper and silver alloy). Shibuichi is traditionally used to adorn Japanese Swords.It is a member of the irogane class, which will patina into a range of subtle greys and muted shades of blue, green, and brown.

We will be using tradition lost wax casting techniques in combination with modern vacuum casting equipment to melt and cast the metal, which we will alloy ourselves.

This is a two day class, beginning at 12:00PM Saturday and Sunday. and ending at 3PM each day. Our wax work will be burned out overnight in preparation for day 2.

For ages: 16-116 years old

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 5:00:00 PM Veriship 8880 Ward Parkway , Kansas City, mo

The Glass | Front-end Architecture & HTML

You MUST register on Eventbrite to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coding-cocktails-the-glass-front-end-architecture-html-tickets-50015334211?aff=meetup

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

HTML is the foundation of the web. It provides structure for web pages and helps you to build the page content. Front-end architecture is the organization of code and project files. The combination of these two concepts provides the structure and the bones of a website. Or if you're creating a cocktail, it's the glass that holds your cocktail together.

Join us to learn about what tags and elements are, how to structure your front-end architecture and why all of this matters. You'll also get to try building out a web page with HTML on your own, with support from our fantastic mentors!

There will be lots of guidance and support for those with little to no coding experience so come join the fun!

- No coding experience necessary (we mean that!)
- Wifi-enabled laptop is required (don't have one? Borrow one of ours)
- Must be at least 21 to attend
- Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and dinner served
- Please familiarize yourself with Kansas City Women in Technology's Code of Conduct: http://kansascitywomenintechnology.github.io/CodeOfConduct

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

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

You MUST register on Eventbrite to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coding-cocktails-the-glass-front-end-architecture-html-tickets-50015334211?aff=meetup

Parking is available in VeriShip's parking garage you can enter from Ward Parkway. Access the building via the 2nd floor of the parking garage. Accessible parking is on the 1st floor of the garage with accessible building entry on that same level. Click here for event


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Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 3:00:00 PM PT's at The Crossroads 310 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO

We are going to be working on this Kaggle competition: https://www.kaggle.com/c/petfinder-adoption-prediction

Create an algorithm to predict where the data scientists will be sitting...or just look for all the powerful laptops. Click here for event


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Saturday, February 9, 2019 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, February 9, 2019 at 1:00:00 PM Johnson County Library, Leawood Pioneer 4700 Town Center Dr, Leawood,

Ali Khan will give an overview of Power BI and illustrate R intergration with Power BI. Here's the abstract that Ali provided me.

"The session is designed to provide an overview of Microsoft's Power BI and its ecosystem. We will highlight the operational languages used within Power BI. In the demo we will discuss how to connect/bring data into Power BI to develop data models, perform data cleansing by transforming data into stunning visuals and share them with colleagues on any device. The live demo should provide an insight into some of these features of Power BI. We will also integrate an R visual into the Power BI demo."

Earl Glynn will talk on "Exploring MIMIC-III Critical Care Data Using PostgresSQL/tidyverse/dbplyr/dplyr". He has some preliminary ifo and files online in two different repositories:

https://github.com/EarlGlynn/MIMIC-III-Getting-Started

https://github.com/EarlGlynn/MIMIC-III-Exploration

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 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, February 9, 2019 at 10:00:00 AM , ,

RSVPs open 10 days before the date of the event.

Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and meet interesting people. We'll begin with brief introductions and an opportunity to talk about what we're each working on. We'll have members available to help beginning Python programmers with language basics and getting Python and related tools installed on their computers. We'll have plenty of time for more advanced topics, too.

Audience: Everyone! We'll have something for all Python experience levels.

What to bring: A laptop with WiFi and power cord.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 9:00:00 AM UMKC Student Union Theatre 5100 Cherry, Kansas City, MO

NOTE: You must purchase a ticket to attend. For tickets, go to https://go.devfestkc.com/tickets19

DevFest KC 2019 is a 100% community organized developer conference with industry experts presenting on exciting topics including mobile, web, cloud, virtual reality, machine learning, and much more! Also attend for the chance to win some cool prizes!!

For more information and to save sessions to your personal schedule, go to https://devfestkc.com.

Check-in will take place outside the theater on the sub-level. After the keynote, all sessions will take place in the multipurpose rooms on the third floor. Elevators and stairs are available. Click here for event


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Monday, February 4, 2019 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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Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 1:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Join us for and open-ended Sunday 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 1:00pm. 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 during the class.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7:00:00 PM Central Carmack Community Room 9875 W. 87th St., Overland park, KS

"Hey I'm Noah - I am a former electrical engineer that pivoted into software; while I took some university courses, I consider myself self-taught. I started with Python Django, moved to Angular, and settled on .NET after working at Integrity Inspired Solutions, where I have been for a year now.

My first meetup/user group talk was an Intro for Python Django, which I gave about ~1.5 years ago; back then, I was using the framework for all of my side projects and saw an opportunity to share knowledge. After a year in the field, I have picked the topic because 1) I wish I had known about it sooner and 2) I have seen benefits taking a more functional approach in C# with LINQ statements. I'm far from an expert, but I hope this talk will give you an intro to functional programming, share the value I get from it, and give you a place to start if you want to dive into it."

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 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, January 31, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

Hello fellow testers!

Hope your winter holidays were full of joy and your new year's resolution includes getting more involved with the local testing community. :)

We are starting the 2019 meetups with Kylie Schleicher's fast-paced talk discussing the intersection of automation and manual validation in the evolution of modern QA practices, and how the art of exploratory testing can identify notable defects, re-ignite the discipline, attract new talent, and create a more diverse career path.

Kylie leads VMLY&R's quality assurance practice, leveraging modern strategies to ensure the quality of VMLY&R-developed applications and digital experiences. Prior to joining VMLY&R in February 2014, Kylie led transformative quality assurance efforts for companies in health information technology, financial services, information management and telecommunications. She continues to span industries, and geographies, assisting clients to evolve their approach to quality and improve delivery.
Kylie is passionate about initiatives that create opportunities to advance women and those with nontraditional backgrounds in technology. She is an active mentor helping others hone the skills needed to be successful.

Come join us for an evening of interesting discussion! And, as usual, snacks will be provided!

PS: VMLY&R is currently hiring a Java Developer in Test (Test Automation Engineer). See the details and apply here: https://jobs.jobvite.com/vml/job/osYU8fwc

Come to the main entrance of the Charles B. Wheeler downtown airport Click here for event


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Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 5:30:00 PM Polsinelli 900 W. 48th Place, 1st Floor, Kansas City, MO

We are a community of tech professionals and enthusiasts that are inspired and passionate about technology in all forms and applications. We are focused on connecting the Kansas City Tech community through the simplest form of communication…a conversation.

Kansas City Tech and Beer (http://www.techandbeers.com/) is a platform for technology professionals and entrepreneurs who wouldn't normally cross paths to meet, collaborate, and learn about what their peers are doing in our own community.

TAB is one of the fastest growing tech community focused groups and we welcome you to join thousands of TAB members. Learn more about TAB and what we are all about:

https://youtu.be/sTQo6Grnk-A

Learn More: http://techandbeers.com/

Follow us on our social channels to see what other TAB locations are up to:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/techandbeers/

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/orlando-tech-and-beer/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/techandbeers/

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 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, February 7, 2019 at 11:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Private tour for LEARN homeschool group.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:30:00 AM eggtc. 5107 Main St, 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!

We are usually in the room to the back left. If that one is for some reason filled we end up in the room to the right immediately when you walk in at the a large set of tables in the middle. See you there! Click here for event


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Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 3:00:00 PM PT's at The Crossroads 310 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO

We are going to be working on this Kaggle competition: https://www.kaggle.com/c/petfinder-adoption-prediction

Create an algorithm to predict where the data scientists will be sitting...or just look for all the powerful laptops. Click here for event


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Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 12:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

**THIS IS A 2-DAY, 2-PART CLASS. FIRST PART ON FEB. 2ND, NOON-3PM. SECOND PART ON FEB. 3RD, NOON-3PM. PRICE INCLUDES BOTH DAYS.**

In this intermediate level jewelry-smithing class we will be using a variety of waxes to create two rings which will be cast in Shibuichi (a copper and silver alloy). Shibuichi is traditionally used to adorn Japanese Swords.It is a member of the irogane class, which will patina into a range of subtle greys and muted shades of blue, green, and brown.

We will be using tradition lost wax casting techniques in combination with modern vacuum casting equipment to melt and cast the metal, which we will alloy ourselves.

This is a two day class, beginning at 12:00PM Saturday and Sunday. and ending at 3PM each day. Our wax work will be burned out overnight in preparation for day 2.

For ages: 16-116 years old

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM HCL 18103 W 106th St , Olathe, ks

(Rescheduled to 1/30 - One of the speakers cannot make the 1/23 date.)

We are looking forward to an exciting 2019, starting with a demo of the Informix Geo Spatial technology, and an MQTT demo using an ESP8266 microcontroller.

To keep things interesting there will also be a raffle of some tech gear, and some goodies from our swag bag.

If you are interested presenting, please send me a note and we can add you to an upcoming meeting.

Have a great holiday, and happy New Year!

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 12:00:00 PM Retail Success 11230 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS

In the last decade there have been dozens of very good JavaScript libraries and frameworks dedicated to building the web. We've been so blessed, but cursed as well. Most of us have experienced the fatigue of change and "innovation". Lately we've seen that churn calm down, at least on the front-end. React, Vue, and Angular are pretty much the only viable options. However, the philosophies differ considerably. React is open, allowing you to create a customized environment. Angular takes some of that away, but gives you a stronger sense of consistency. As someone who's used both, I'll give you the strengths (and headaches) of each. Maybe I'll sway an Angular developer to consider React or even vice versa!

Speaker: Richard Davenport
Bio: Richard is an open web junky. He builds things with JavaScript: web apps, mobile apps, backend-services, cloud native, the next big thing. He's worked in corporate America building applications and services in .NET and Angular. He's also worked under some of the greatest Agile coaches in KC and is passionate about pragmatic development processes. Currently working at Bottomline with a focus on React.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 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!

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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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 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, January 29, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM Panera Bread 8580 North Church Road, Kansas City,

Bring a laptop or tablet with Linux running on it.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Northwest Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

The first KCDUG meetup of 2019! We'll be talking about hosting options - pros, cons, personal experience, etc. We also might have an update on the newly open sources Drupal 8 KIT, a starter distribution we're using at VMLY&R.

Hope to see everyone there.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM Johnson County Community College 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS

Come join other Unreal Developers as we kick off a new year and discuss tools, resources, and our plans for a 6-part series on creating an Unreal project from start to finish.

Meetup Information:
Come meet other local Unreal Engine/Game Developers, discuss the latest tech and ideas in game development, showcase your own game dev work, engage in round-table discussions, and network with other professionals.

The KC Unreal Devs User Group will be meeting at the Johnson County Community College CoLab. The CoLab is located on the ground floor of the Office and Classroom Building.

Exact location: https://goo.gl/maps/ZkSmkNcbv9o

The easiest parking location is to the North West of the Office and Classroom Building (OCB). Here's a .PDF map of the CoLab and parking locations: https://goo.gl/ucwUh8

Also, be sure to follow the KC Unreal Game Devs User Group on Twitter (@KCUnrealDevs) and join our Discord channel ( https://discord.gg/Dnk9YvZ ) for on-going discussions, tips-and-tricks, and other industry news happening in the world of Game Dev.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 10:00:00 AM 2400 Troost Ave 2400 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO

Does you have a clear communication strategy in place to kick off 2019?

Come and learn about tools for to create benchmarks and measurements to increase the success of your organization!

Don't miss out on the opportunity for a random drawing for a 1/2 day Strategy Planning session. Light refreshments will be provided but space is limited. Feel free to share this with other agencies that want to increase their effectiveness.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7:00:00 PM Denny's Restaurant 1600 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City,

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, February 5, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM Panera Bread 8580 North Church Road, Kansas City,

Bring a laptop or tablet with Linux running on it.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 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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Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7:00:00 PM Central Carmack Community Room 9875 W. 87th St., Overland park, KS

"Hey I'm Noah - I am a former electrical engineer that pivoted into software; while I took some university courses, I consider myself self-taught. I started with Python Django, moved to Angular, and settled on .NET after working at Integrity Inspired Solutions, where I have been for a year now.

My first meetup/user group talk was an Intro for Python Django, which I gave about ~1.5 years ago; back then, I was using the framework for all of my side projects and saw an opportunity to share knowledge. After a year in the field, I have picked the topic because 1) I wish I had known about it sooner and 2) I have seen benefits taking a more functional approach in C# with LINQ statements. I'm far from an expert, but I hope this talk will give you an intro to functional programming, share the value I get from it, and give you a place to start if you want to dive into it."

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 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, January 31, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

Hello fellow testers!

Hope your winter holidays were full of joy and your new year's resolution includes getting more involved with the local testing community. :)

We are starting the 2019 meetups with Kylie Schleicher's fast-paced talk discussing the intersection of automation and manual validation in the evolution of modern QA practices, and how the art of exploratory testing can identify notable defects, re-ignite the discipline, attract new talent, and create a more diverse career path.

Kylie leads VMLY&R's quality assurance practice, leveraging modern strategies to ensure the quality of VMLY&R-developed applications and digital experiences. Prior to joining VMLY&R in February 2014, Kylie led transformative quality assurance efforts for companies in health information technology, financial services, information management and telecommunications. She continues to span industries, and geographies, assisting clients to evolve their approach to quality and improve delivery.
Kylie is passionate about initiatives that create opportunities to advance women and those with nontraditional backgrounds in technology. She is an active mentor helping others hone the skills needed to be successful.

Come join us for an evening of interesting discussion! And, as usual, snacks will be provided!

PS: VMLY&R is currently hiring a Java Developer in Test (Test Automation Engineer). See the details and apply here: https://jobs.jobvite.com/vml/job/osYU8fwc

Come to the main entrance of the Charles B. Wheeler downtown airport Click here for event


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Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 5:30:00 PM Polsinelli 900 W. 48th Place, 1st Floor, Kansas City, MO

We are a community of tech professionals and enthusiasts that are inspired and passionate about technology in all forms and applications. We are focused on connecting the Kansas City Tech community through the simplest form of communication…a conversation.

Kansas City Tech and Beer (http://www.techandbeers.com/) is a platform for technology professionals and entrepreneurs who wouldn't normally cross paths to meet, collaborate, and learn about what their peers are doing in our own community.

TAB is one of the fastest growing tech community focused groups and we welcome you to join thousands of TAB members. Learn more about TAB and what we are all about:

https://youtu.be/sTQo6Grnk-A

Learn More: http://techandbeers.com/

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Monday, January 28, 2019 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, January 28, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM National Association of Insurance Commissioners 1100 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO

Join us for the January Kubernetes and Cloud Native Kansas City MeetUp!

This meeting we will hear from NAIC how they are using Kubernetes.

Please RSVP so we can get a head count for food and distribute parking information.

We will cover:
- Running Kubernetes on AWS
- Deploying applications with Gitlab CI and AutoDevOps
- Securing and abstracting end-user authentication with Aporeto

All skill levels are welcome!

Agenda:

6:00-6:30pm - Meet and greet (with food provided by NAIC!)

6:30-7:30pm - Real World Kubernetes at NAIC

7:30-8:00pm - Open discussion

This event is on the 4th Floor of the Town Pavilion building at 11th and Walnut. Please use the Walnut Street entrance. Parking info will be provided prior to the event. Click here for event


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