Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 6:30:00 PM VeriShip 8880 Ward Pkwy #300, Kansas City, MO

ver time, our brains have evolved to help us survive in a world where we solve the same kinds of problems day to day and interact with a small and rarely changing group of people who closely share our outlooks and opinions. In other words, we're optimized to function in a world nothing like the one we actually live in.

To deal with being confronted with an overwhelming and unprecedented access to information, our brains use mental shortcuts to make timely decisions. What could possibly go wrong? Welcome to the world of cognitive biases.

We'll take a look at some of the most common biases that affect decision making. We'll talk about why everyone else on social media is crazy. We'll explain why we did not pay too much for that car. We'll rationalize why spending $100 on lottery tickets was actually a great investment. We'll take a look at the biases other people have (but not us). Finally, we'll learn how all these are examples of our own biases. #TheresABiasForThat

After exploring some of these concepts we'll talk about the real reasons so many Agile practices work and help protect us from our own brains. We'll cover practices like story points, user stories, information radiators and more, and we'll talk about the biases they help protect us from. Armed with this knowledge, we can start protecting ourselves from our own brains, and help make the teams we work with even more awesome.

Attendees will learn:
Some weird and wonderful facts about how our brains work (and sometimes don't).

To recognize some of the common cognitive biases that affect how we make decisions.

Why agile thought processes can stack the deck in our favor for making good decisions if your company uses Agile or not.

Our Guest Speaker - Nate Adams
As an Agile Coach and Trainer, Nate strives to help organizations do work better; figuring out how to build the right thing and build that thing right. How do we boost team morale? Improve product quality? Prioritize work? Manage change? Disrupt big industries or protect ourselves from being disrupted? These are the questions Nate loves.

As a contract Software Architect Nate helps technical teams in a variety of ways. Want to talk about how to write code that is not only tested but testable? Improve your automated test coverage? Break your system into domains? Make your systems more customizable and maintainable? Or do you just need someone to do some old fashioned code slinging for you? Nate can help with all of these.

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Thursday, June 27, 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 plenty of off-street parking, a kids playroom available for tiny makers, 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, June 27, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM 13350 College Blvd 13350 College Blvd, Lenexa, KS

"Welcome to WordCamp KC" Pre-party at 6pm.

Come hang out with WordCamp attendees, organizers, speakers and sponsors. We'll be meeting for casual drinks and food at the high top tables downstairs.

Tanner's Bar & Grill
13350 College Blvd
Lenexa, Kansas 66210

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Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:30:00 AM Messenger Coffee Co. + Ibis Bakery 1624 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City,

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

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

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

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


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Saturday, June 22, 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, June 22, 2019 at 8:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

HammerSpace Workshop will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd for the annual Maker Faire KC event going on at Union Station in KCMO. We will be representing HammerSpace all weekend long at this fun, family-friendly event, and encourage everyone to come check out this amazing celebration of makers as well. Our doors will open again at the regular 11am time on Monday, June 24th.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM 8330 Ward Pkwy 8330 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO

Signing up on Meetup alone does not secure your ticket. YOU MUST sign up through Eventbrite to ensure your spot. --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techtalk-discovers-internet-safety-for-kids-tickets-59802179930?aff=Meetup

Are you sure your kids are safe online? Bring your kiddos to a fun and informative TechTalk on June 19. Starting at 6 PM, adults and kids will learn about Internet security, protecting personal information and more. We'll teach the kids all the tricks so YOU don't have to worry when they use the computer! Great for children ages 7 to 15, or kids comfortable with computers.

iModules - Suite 500! Click here for event


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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 5:30:00 PM YRC Worldwide 10990 Roe Ave., Overland Park, KS

Abstract:
Kotlin sure has been receiving a lot of buzz lately, is there something to it? Developed by JetBrains, Kotlin has been catching on lately because of its null safety guarantees, functional nature, type inference, full interoperability with Java, cross-platform support, and ease of use with Android and Spring. Is this something you and your team should considering spending time to learn?

One of the most interesting aspects of Kotlin is its design philosophy. Bugs that exist in Java such as NullPointerExceptions are not possible in Kotlin. This mentality of preventing common bugs at the language level exists all through the Kotlin syntax and standard library. Kotlin is also far less verbose than Java, reducing the amount of code you need to read in order to understand it. It also runs on JVMs down to Java 6, without sacrificing features. So if you are in a constrained environment such as Android or an enterprise shop struggling to upgrade, Kotlin might be worth considering.

In this talk, you will learn where Kotlin came from, what its major features are, and why people are using it more and more. At the end of the talk, you will be in a position to make an educated decision about whether Kotlin is right for you!

Bio:
Todd Ginsberg is a Principal Software Developer at Netspend, a payments company in Austin, TX where he is responsible for prototypes, experiments, and proofs of concept. He has been writing in Java since 1995, Kotlin since 2016, and is a board member of the Chicago Java User Group. Todd lives in Chicago with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. When not programming, he enjoys reading, walking/hiking, doughnuts, and Formula 1.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 12:00:00 PM Code Koalas 2024 Main Street, Kansas City, mo

Join us as we talk about game programming in Unity! Lunch will be provided!

Entrance on lower level by Lidia's Click here for event


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WiS-KC Summer Social

CHEERS TO THE SUMMER!

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June 17, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Strange Days Brewing Co., 316 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64106, USA


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ISSA-Kansas City June 27th, 2019 Chapter Event
When
Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT
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Where
Hereford House
5001 Town Center Dr
Leawood, KS 66211
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Dear Rob,

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Hereford House in Leawood on June 27, 2019.

Topic/ Presentation Overview:  MITRE ATT&CK

The MITRE ATT&CK framework is a very effective tool for "adversary emulation", cataloging how adversaries behave, what they're trying to do, and the techniques used to accomplish their means. Moreover, the framework aims to provide a common language and vocabulary for practitioners, vendors, and all parties working to understand common threat actors and techniques.

In November 2018, MITRE evaluated a subset of techniques in an open-test environment, working with vendors to analyze their detection capabilities against these common techniques. With the results of this first evaluation now published, many are trying to make sense of results to understand the efficacy of different solutions in the marketplace today.

Speaker:  John Morton

John Morton is a Senior Sales Engineer at Cybereason. Having been on both sides of the fence, now as a solutions provider and previously as a practitioner for the US Navy & Federal government, John is a veteran in merging day-to-day cybersecurity efforts - always protecting the enterprise and a keen knack for actively hunting for the threat.

Location

Hereford House
5001 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 66211

Agenda:

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

Credit(s): 1 CPE credit


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Join us for the HUG Access SIG Meeting 6:30 pm, June 19, 2019, at JCCC, Regnier Center - 3rd Floor, RC 353.

Please note:  Rooms may change at the last minute if it is needed for classes.  Please see schedule boards or call 913-963-6693 if you have any trouble finding the group.
 
Title:  Building Forms
Presenter:  Silvia Siren
Description:  Silvia's presentation will cover how to build Forms (bound and unbound).  Forms can be used to enter and retrieve data in a database, and they can also be used to perform other functions within an application.  This is a beginner presentation, so we will be using the Wizard to do this and then enhancing the forms from there. 

Bio:  Silvia works at Olathe Medical Center and uses Access for different projects.

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

Upcoming Meetings: 
07-17-19  – RC 353
08-21-19  – RC 353
09-18-19  – RC 353
10-16-19  – RC 353
11-20-19  – RC 353
12-18-19  – RC 353

Arlene Watkins
President/CEO
Connect with us: LinkedIn - Facebook    
Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc.


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:00:00 PM Kansas City Public Library: Plaza Branch 4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO

This month, we'll discuss five problems selected from HackerRank. Two are described as "easy" difficulty, two as "medium", and one as "hard". Among other things, they should be useful as preparation for tech interviews and for learning about algorithms.

This will be a casual meeting. You don't need to have worked on all - or any! - of the problems before coming. Those of us who have finished solutions can discuss the approaches we took and what we learned along the way, and those who are still working are welcome to talk through any difficulties you're encountering.

Last time, several people commented that a projector would have been helpful. So we'll be in the "Large Meeting Room" this time, which has one.

Here are the problems:
- Sock Merchant: https://www.hackerrank.com/challenges/sock-merchant
- Ransom Note: https://www.hackerrank.com/challenges/ctci-ransom-note
- Count Triplets: https://www.hackerrank.com/challenges/count-triplets-1
- Special Palindrome Again: https://www.hackerrank.com/challenges/special-palindrome-again
- Maximum Subarray Sum: https://www.hackerrank.com/challenges/maximum-subarray-sum

Look for the room with a sign saying "Large Meeting Room". Click here for event


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM 1740 Main St 1740 Main St, Kansas City, MO

The Human Protein Atlas Kaggle competition (https://www.kaggle.com/c/human-protein-atlas-image-classification) presented a multi-label image classification problem, more specifically, the subcellular localization of proteins from microscopy imagery. In this talk David Wagner will present his own approaches to the competition resulting in a top 15% placement, touch on the competitive edge of the winning solutions, and talk about lessons learned taking on a Kaggle challenge for the first time.

While this talk will not be a deep dive on deep learning or winning Kaggle competitions, the slides will be full of resources for those wanting to learn more on a number of subjects:
- Deep learning with Pytorch
- Convolution neural networks
- Approaches to transfer learning
- Visualization with Visdom and Facets Python libraries
- (Relatively) cheap compute using Google Cloud Preemptible VMs

David Wagner is a Machine Learning Engineer at Mycroft AI and before that spent three years as a Software Engineer at ZOLOZ (EyeVerify). He drank the Zen of Python Kool-Aid early in his career and is happiest solving problems inside of a Jupyter Notebook.

This meetup will be hosted at ZOLOZ.

ZOLOZ is located at 1740 Main St. Kansas City, MO on the bottom floor of the Barkley building with the rocket on top and the #KC Loves mural. Come early as you will need to park on the street in the Crossroads and may need to walk depending on how busy the area is. You must use the building's East entrance off of Main St. on the North side of 18th St.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 12:00:00 PM Retail Success 11230 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS

A clean React component is one that's readable, maintainable, and easy for any developer to understand. But what does that really mean?

Learn techniques for making small components with clear and distinct roles.

Check in at the front desk Click here for event


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Tuesday, June 18, 2019 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, June 18, 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, June 18, 2019 at 5:30:00 PM The Kansas City Public Library: Central Library 14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO

Abstract:

In the IT Industry, many incidents have been misunderstood or blown out of proportion due to poor handling of communications during and right after a crisis arises. The how, when, and how much communication can be the difference between a media frenzy and an outage that people work through and forget about. Ever since a database outage in January of 2017, companies and contributors have received timely and effective communication from Gitlab.

Bio:

Eric Hendricks, The IT Guy, is a Solutions Architect for Gitlab. He has spent much of the past 10 years as a Linux Systems Administrator. Nowadays, Eric is an open source warrior and co-host of the IT Guys' podcast.

Schedule:
5:30 - networking and food (details will be posted in comments)
6:00 - kickoff / announcements
6:10 - Eric Hendricks presents Communication in an Open Company
7:00 - ad-hoc open spaces / conversation
8:00 - fin

PARKING will be in the paid garage garage directly West of the library. We will have the ability to validate your ticket.

ROOM is the Vault on the lower level.

CODE OF CONDUCT for DevOpsKC events: https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-kansas-city/conduct/

Food and Drink will be provided by Kairos Recruiting.

Walk towards the information desk, and tell them you're looking for the Vault multi-purpose room. It's directly down the the elevator / stairs near the information desk. Click here for event


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Tuesday, June 25, 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, June 25, 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, June 25, 2019 at 6:30:00 PM Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 1400 Main St, Kansas City, MO

This night is our BIG giveaway meeting (they happen twice a year) - this time, at a very SPECIAL location! We'll be The Chesterfield @ Alamo Drafthouse; food & drink will be available for purchase.

In addition to a Creative Cloud annual subscription, we always have a large assortment of other awesome door prizes to give away. We will be announcing these on the group Facebook page leading up to the event.

A $10 donation will get you an extra raffle ticket to increase your chances for these giveaways.

If it is your first meeting, you *cannot* win the Creative Cloud subscription; all other loot is up for grabs though.

DEMOS – We have 4 slots for member demos. Show off a cool project you've done, tell us about a new technique you've discovered, share that sweet piece of gear you can't live without – whatever you think the group would appreciate. Please limit it to 10 minutes max - we'll be keeping track! To sign up, please message Kyle or Nick on Facebook or email kcvideocore@gmail.com with your topic. For presenting, you'll be rewarded with an extra raffle ticket, and more importantly, THE RESPECT OF YOUR PEERS.

Agenda:
6:00–6:30 – Socialize/set up
6:30–6:45 – Introduction/News
6:45–8:15 – Demos
8:15–8:30 – Raffle prizes and Group Picture!
8:30–8:59 – Social Time?
9:00 - Meeting Ends!

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Tuesday, June 25, 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, June 25, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM VML 250 Northwest Richards Road, Kansas City, MO

This week we're going to do a hands-on, workshop, meetup with the effervescent Garrett Rathbone walking us through installing and setting up a site with Drupal 8 KIT (https://github.com/VML/Drupal-KIT). KIT has a ton of things to help you get a D8 site up and running with a lot of best practices already configured to make your site awesome.

Plenty of time for Q&A, etc. too so if you have questions or other topics you'd like to discuss definitely bring them.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:00:00 AM , ,

This is a private event. If you are part of a scouting group, please contact us to schedule your own private events.

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Tuesday, June 25, 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

Central Study Room 09 or 10 from the main entrance turn right to the back wall Click here for event


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Thursday, June 20, 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 plenty of off-street parking, a kids playroom available for tiny makers, 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, June 20, 2019 at 11:30:00 AM FanThreeSixty 1511 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City,

You're invited to join us for lunch and great conversation on Lean-Agile topics.

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

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

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, June 20, 2019 at 7:30:00 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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Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7:00:00 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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Monday, June 17, 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).

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


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Monday, June 24, 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).

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


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Monday, June 24, 2019 at 11:00:00 AM , ,

This is a private event. If you are part of a scouting group, please contact us to schedule your own private events.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM 8330 Ward Pkwy 8330 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO

Signing up on Meetup alone does not secure your ticket. YOU MUST sign up through Eventbrite to ensure your spot. --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techtalk-discovers-internet-safety-for-kids-tickets-59802179930?aff=Meetup

Are you sure your kids are safe online? Bring your kiddos to a fun and informative TechTalk on June 19. Starting at 6 PM, adults and kids will learn about Internet security, protecting personal information and more. We'll teach the kids all the tricks so YOU don't have to worry when they use the computer! Great for children ages 7 to 15, or kids comfortable with computers.

iModules - Suite 500! Click here for event


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If you missed any sessions at BSidesKC 2019, you might find a recording of them online now.  Just search for "BSides KC 2019" on YouTube or follow this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74w0w6iUKEA&list=PLWPSNJXUawzjIQa8v9Fvn6Aj-kBNuhKiK



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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 5:30:00 PM YRC Worldwide 10990 Roe Ave., Overland Park, KS

Abstract:
Kotlin sure has been receiving a lot of buzz lately, is there something to it? Developed by JetBrains, Kotlin has been catching on lately because of its null safety guarantees, functional nature, type inference, full interoperability with Java, cross-platform support, and ease of use with Android and Spring. Is this something you and your team should considering spending time to learn?

One of the most interesting aspects of Kotlin is its design philosophy. Bugs that exist in Java such as NullPointerExceptions are not possible in Kotlin. This mentality of preventing common bugs at the language level exists all through the Kotlin syntax and standard library. Kotlin is also far less verbose than Java, reducing the amount of code you need to read in order to understand it. It also runs on JVMs down to Java 6, without sacrificing features. So if you are in a constrained environment such as Android or an enterprise shop struggling to upgrade, Kotlin might be worth considering.

In this talk, you will learn where Kotlin came from, what its major features are, and why people are using it more and more. At the end of the talk, you will be in a position to make an educated decision about whether Kotlin is right for you!

Bio:
Todd Ginsberg is a Principal Software Developer at Netspend, a payments company in Austin, TX where he is responsible for prototypes, experiments, and proofs of concept. He has been writing in Java since 1995, Kotlin since 2016, and is a board member of the Chicago Java User Group. Todd lives in Chicago with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. When not programming, he enjoys reading, walking/hiking, doughnuts, and Formula 1.

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