Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:30:00 PM VMLY&R 250 Richards Rd, Kansas City, MO

This month we've got a double-dose of creative coolness for you!

We're having our event in the studio at VMLY&R (www.vmlyr.com), an awesome agency that works with tons of high-profile brands. We'll be hearing from their in-house team about their work and their studio.

THEN we'll have a remote conversation with Kelsey Brannan aka Premiere Gal!
Kelsey is the Host and Creator of Premiere Gal (www.premieregal.com), a filmmaking channel focused on practical video editing and production tips with over 160k subs and 8+ million views. She authored several courses on video editing and had designed motion graphic templates for clients, including Adobe. She is passionate about teaching and sharing new tools to help people harness their creativity and turn it into success. In addition to running her own video marketing business, Gal Media LLC, Kelsey runs the Wipster Ambassadors Program where she works with other creators and YouTubers to promote the video review and collaboration platform.

*Doors at 6:30 | Event start 7:00*
A few specific event details (parking, more specific directions, etc.) may evolve as we get closer - please stay tuned!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM Dragonfly Tea Zone 215 NE Englewood Rd , Kansas City , MO

Bring a laptop or tablet with Linux running on it.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM VinSolutions 5700 Broadmoor Street, Mission, KS

Keeping up with c#

Since C# was rewritten entirely from scatch for version 6, the updates to the C# language have been coming very quickly, both in major version release which typically correspond to a Visual Studio release, and out-of-band point releases that get new, useful features in developers' hands sooner rather than later. With all the changes happening, it's difficult to keep up, and that means you may be missing out on some language features that will make you a more productive programmer. In this session, I'll take you through some of the best C# language features that have been introduced recently and prepare you to use them to their full potential.

Speaker: Adam Barney (https://twitter.com/cabarney)

Adam is a nerd. That kept me humble and nearly friendless (sniff) through school, but he wears it as a badge of honor now. After buying a Commodore 64 with money from his paper route in the 4th grade, he's never stopped learning about computers and how to make these stupid machines do cool things. When he's not slinging code for his 9-to-5 job, he's slinging code for himself to keep current on things, playing with electronics and IoT, 3D printing, and watching far too much TV.

See Sharper: TBA

Sponsor: TBA

Agenda

5:45 Doors Open/Food & Drinks
6:00 Announcements & sponsor highlight
6:10 See Sharper
6:30 Keynote
7:45 prizes & wrap up
8:00 Happy Hour

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 5:30:00 PM WeWork 1828 Walnut St 3rd Floor, Kansas City, MO

Join Flatiron School for this free workshop, where you'll learn the basic building blocks of a website and how to style them while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills.

You will leave with the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes), and the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values). All your work will be in a platform that will allow you to bring it home so you can continue to work on it after you leave!

No previous coding experience needed – just bring your laptop and we'll provide food and refreshments!

5:30 - 6PM Doors open! Check in and grab a drink and food.

6 - 7:30PM Intro to HTML & CSS Workshop

7:30 - 8PM Closing remarks and optional Q&A

We can't wait to see you! Please remember to bring your laptop to the workshop.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:30:00 AM Stowers Institute for Medical Research 1000 E 50th Street, 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-eazybi-let-the-data-tell-your-story/ Jira is full of data, EazyBI helps visualize the data into actionable items for to management and team leads to help their teams run more efficient and identify problem areas. </p>Derek from Service Management Group (SMG) will share how they use EazyBI to provide management reporting.</p>

Agenda
11:30 AM: Arrive & Grab Lunch
12:00 PM: EazyBI – Let the data tell your story
12:30 PM: Discussion & Networking

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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-eazybi-let-the-data-tell-your-story/

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Private tour for Indep. HS group.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 8:00:00 AM New York Hilton Midtown 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY

Hello Makers!

H2O World is back in the Big Apple!

H2O World New York 2019 is an interactive community event featuring advancements in AI, machine learning and explainable AI. Thousands of attendees from around the world watch sessions from the makers behind H2O.ai, leading academics, and our customer community. Attendees discover the strategies and insights they need to accelerate their AI journey.

The conference will feature talks and technical sessions from all walks of our community: Makers, Industry Leaders, Data Scientists, Kaggle Grandmasters, and machine learning enthusiasts alike. We have a number of panels to fill your data science appetite including Diversity and Inclusion in Tech, and Meet the Kaggle Grandmasters. The day culminates with a reception including our infamous H2O themed cocktails.

Join us to connect with the community and learn how to harness the full value of AI, machine learning, explainable AI, deep learning and data science from industry-recognized speakers.

Click here to register for the Livestream if you cannot make it: https://www.h2o.ai/h2oworldny-livestream-reg/

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Tech on Tap: Smart Cities & IoT
What:
Kansas City has led the way in smart city technology, with one of the largest deployments of smart city infrastructure in the country.

With homegrown assets in 5G technology and infrastructure solutions, Kansas City is poised to stay at the helm of Smart City innovation. Join us to hear from companies at the forefront, and learn what the future holds at ToT: Smart Cities & IoT.

When:
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Where:
The Junction Space, Building 62C
Sprint Campus
6100 Sprint Pkwy
Overland Park, 66211

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:30:00 PM VeriShip 8880 Ward Pkwy #300, Kansas City, MO

Join us this Wednesday (yes! this Wednesday!). It's time to get together and play an agile game - this one is Lego Scrum City. We will use Legos to teach how scrum works. Players will team up to build a lego city using the scrum methodology. Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Standups, etc!

You will experience all the things that make scrum work - incremental and iterative development; transparency and alignment; experimentation; fast feedback; and having a potentially shippable product at the end of every sprint!!

You need ZERO understanding of how scrum works to be able to play.

Blueshift Innovation will provide pizza. Veriship has beer on tap. You may bring another beverage, there is a refrigerator!

6:00-6:15 Networking
6:15-6:30 Agilehood Announcements
6:30-8:00 Lego Scrum City Workshop and debrief

Powered By Agilehood KC! http://kc.agilehood.org/

Note: These games are most appropriate for software development teams using Agile or Lean methodologies. Most of the learning could be applicable to other business settings!

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:30:00 PM Centriq Training 1740 W 92 St, Kansas City, MO

Who doesn't like to play? OK! That's what I thought!

Join us on Thursday evening, Oct. 24th, for some fun and AGILE Games with Jenny Tarwarter and a special co-presenter (ya gotta come to find out!). We'll use LEGO (trademark symbol) to explore the workings of Scrum and have fun building together!

AND REMEMBER - We are meeting at Centriq Training!!!

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM , ,

When: Thursday, October 24th, 2019
6:00-6:15 p.m. (Eat & Mingle)
6:15-7:15 p.m. (Presentation)

Where: Burns & McDonnell
Specific building and room to be confirmed

Topic: Visualizing the AEC World
With the rise of VR, AR and MR comes a whole new way for companies in the AEC Industry to save time and money in design changes by virtually or physically walking around the model and making changes as they come up. Attendees will gain an understanding of what makes some of the popular visualization programs on the market today powerful and some of the key differences between them.

Presenter: Josh Radle, ATG AEC Technical Specialist

Food & Drinks provided by: ATG

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Thursday, October 24, 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, October 24, 2019 at 5:00:00 PM Union Station Kansas City 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO

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5:00 PM - Tech and Business Happy Hour

Start the event with cocktails and appetizers for an unique Kansas City Networking event as RPA and Cloud AI are truly the combining force between tech heads, finance, operations, and sales from the following companies:

AMC | American Century | Arrow Truck | Black & Veatch | BCBS-KC | Bluescope | Burns & McDonnell | C2FO | Capgemini | Centriq | Cerner | Chevron | Commerce Bank | Company Kitchen | DisruptOps | DLR Group | DST | Evergy | Federal Reserve Bank | Fiserv | GEHA | H&R Block | Hallmark | HealthEquity | Home Credit US | iModules | Ingenuity | Innova | Insight | Intouch Solutions | Jack Henry & Associates | NCIS | Netsolus | NIPR | Northern Natural Gas | QC Holdings | SAIC | Sogeti | Sprint | Sullivan Law | Thruline Marketing | UiPath | UMB | UMKC | UnitedHealth | Verizon | WageWorks | Walmart - Jet.com
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5:30pm RPA integration with Azure AI Cognitive Services -
How building 'bots' with UiPath Robotic Process Automation (RPA) integrated with Azure Cognitive Services integration — unlocks key business intelligence from business applications & digital documents, accelerating data extraction, processing, and time to insights. Business leaders can learn from real world scenarios of leveraging RPA and Azure AI to provide true cost savings, accelerate processes, and improve the customer experience.
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Chet Chambers - Vice President, Chief Evangelist @ UiPath
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6:15pm Build a Business Strategy for a Digital World -
Blue KC's journey in leveraging RPA to automate core business processes, combined with plans to leverage AI and ML to further accelerate providing value to customers. How Blue KC uses technology like RPA to support a "Business Strategy for a Digital World" versus a digital strategy for a business world.
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Presenter: Phil Merrell - CIO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City
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6:45pm Build AI capabilities in Microsoft Azure -
Integrating and combining intelligent APIs available through Azure Cognitive Services. Through computer vision, speech recognition and language processing, or knowledge and search, gain a deeper understanding of what's possible. You'll learn about identifying through visual inspection and audio, reducing user effort by building AI-like capabilities, analyzing images and text in different ways, and using search APIs to find the information you need.
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Presenter: Doug Ross - VP of AI and RPA Practice @ Sogeti
Presenter: David Beaudreau - VP of Azure Practice @ Sogeti
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7:15pm Case Study: RPA Bots at a major Healthcare Payer for Claims Process -
How we built RPA bots to automate the post claims reconciliation and validation process. Leveraging UiPath, Sogeti was able to partner with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska to build a testing and automation process with RPA as part of larger framework to help with a transformation to HealthEdge claims platform.
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Presenter: Maneesh Singhal - Digital Assurance & Testing @ Sogeti
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About Chet Chambers with UiPath - A successful early adopter of RPA technology, back when functioning robots were still science fiction to most people. He saved his employer VHA millions by analyzing data on a previously impossible scale. Soon after, he moved to an executive role at HP, partnering with UiPath to deploy 224 robots in under a year. Chet was so smitten with UiPath that came on board as a Chief Evangelist – helping UiPath customers scale their RPA initiatives.

About Phil Merrell with BlueKC - Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC). He is responsible for Blue KC's technology strategy and direction. Phil has served as an executive in the healthcare industry for more than a decade. Phil is leading efforts in cooperation with partners like UiPath and Sogeti to automate healthcare processes and disrupt the healthcare industry.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:00:00 AM Plexpod Westport Commons 300 E 39th St, Kansas City, MO

Please join us at the annual 2-day conference. There is no DevOpsKC meetup in October.

Details: http://devopsdayskc.org
Speakers: https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-kansas-city/speakers/
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/devopsdays-kansas-city-2019-tickets-60433299626?aff=meetup

2018 recap video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YafLKZlFI-U

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Thursday, October 24, 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.

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Monday, October 21, 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, October 28, 2019 at 7:00:00 PM Johnson County Community College - Regnier Center, Room 270 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, ks

GETTING STARTED WITH PODCASTING ON WORDPRESS

With only around 700,000 active podcasts compared to over 500 million YouTube channels, podcasting is still in its beginning stages, which makes for great opportunities to utilize it for your business or hobby and share your knowledge and passions with the world. Even more exciting, over 70% of the US population is familiar with podcasts and 32% are active monthly listeners. Better yet, podcast episodes average between 80-90% listening rates! With podcasts being so easy to listen to while driving in the car, exercising, working or just about anytime and anywhere, you can see why it's such a powerful platform to build and connect with an audience. During this session, I will break down my experience with starting my podcast and how I've integrated it with my WordPress website to attract new visitors and gain business. We'll cover strategies for marketing your podcast on your WordPress website, plugins to use and the "must have checklist" to make your website and podcast work seamlessly together to attain your podcasting and growth goals. We'll also have some time for Q&A where I'll answer your questions about podcasting in general or any specifics relating to podcasting and WordPress.

ANDREW HEIM

As a business advisor for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and sales professionals, my sole mission is to help make business simpler, easier to mange and more profitable. Prior to business advising, I founded a successful IT consulting firm that was focused on managed IT services as well as WordPress web design. Starting out by knocking on businesses doors to offer help with their IT needs, I quickly grew to hundreds of customers. In early 2018, I launched "The Business Life" podcast where I explore the lifestyles, routines and strategies of successful business professionals. Podcasting has not only given me another outlet to share my passion for business, but has also allowed me to gain access into the lives of some of the best professionals across a wide variety of industries. You can find "The Business Life" podcast on all your devices, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Outside of business, I like to be active; in other words, I have a hard time sitting still. I enjoy being outdoors, golfing, tennis, hunting, camping or just enjoying nature. I can easily get lost in yard work or tinkering with projects around the house as well. If I am stuck inside, I love to cook and watch sports, especially my alma mater, Kansas State. I'm also a member of the Overland Park South Rotary Club and a Paul Harris fellow award winner.

CONNECT WITH ANDREW
• Website: http://andrewheim.biz
• Twitter: http://twitter.com/andrewheimbiz
• Facebook: http://facebook.com/andrewheimbiz
• Instagram: http://instagram.com/andrewheimbiz

JCCC REGNIER CENTER ROOM 270
• 12345 College Blvd · Overland Park, KS
• Follow the map above - it takes you directly to the Regnier Center. Enter the Regnier Center garage for parking. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Room 270 is to the left as you exit the elevator.

MARKETING WITH WORDPRESS

Through the end of 2019, we will host a WordPress KC Meetup the last Monday each month with focus on marketing your business and website using WordPress.

Topics will range from SEO, blogging, email newsletters, marketing automation, social media, analytics and more.

If you are interested in presenting, please send a message to Travis Pflanz with your topic idea (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=80534812&name=Travis+Pflanz).

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CONNECT WITH WORDPRESS KC:
• Website - http://wordpresskc.com
• Newsletter - http://wordpresskc.com/newsletter
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WordPressKC/
• Twitter - https://twitter.com/wordpresskc
• Instagram - http://instagram.com/wordpresskc

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Monday, October 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, October 28, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM The Nonprofit Village at 31w31 31 W 31st St, Kansas City, MO

Save the date for the October Kubernetes and Cloud Native Kansas City MeetUp as we team up OWASP KC for a security themed fright fest.

Food and drinks provided!

Our first talk will be from Matt Moyer to discuss and demonstrate patterns for operating web application firewalls (WAF) in your Kubernetes cluster using open source OWASP projects.

In this talk you learn:

• How and when to use a WAF
• Limitations of common WAF implementations
• Techniques for maximizing the practical value you get from your WAF

Attendees with experience using WAF will learn how Kubernetes can help lower the operational costs and maximize the security benefits of existing security tools. All the tools used in the talk are free and open source.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 5:30:00 PM C2FO 2020 W 89th St, Leawood, KS

Join us this month as we continue our focus on Performance Testing. This will be the second of a multi-part series on looking at and using open source load testing tools.

We'll show how to Shift your Performance Testing Left and how Developers and others can leverage your existing JMeter scripts with Taurus and BlazeMeter.

Join us and learn how to:

• Shift your Load Testing Left
• Get started with Taurus
• Execute Load Tests in the Cloud
• Add Load Testing to CI/CD
• Obtain reliable and insightful reports

Schedule:

The items below are estimates.
• Meet and greet, food and refreshments
• Introductions
• Sponsors and Announcements
• Demo Presentations
• Q&A
• Next time on MoT KC Meetup

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 3:00:00 PM 12022 Blue Valley Pkwy 12022 Blue Valley Pkwy, Overland Park, KS

For the meetup/mini-conference, this quarter, we have Cerner improving developer experience and Intrado talking about King Concourse! After the presentations and giveaways, stick around for drinks and food, sponsored by Redis Labs because the "Hallway Track" is always the best part!

Agenda:
Introductions: 3:00 - 3:30p
Speaker 1: 3:30 - 4:00p
Improve Developer Experience / Cerner: 4:00 - 4:30p
King Concourse / Intrado: 4:30 - 5:00p

Hallway Track sponsored by Redis Labs:
Networking / Food / Social / Drinks : 5p - 7p

Speakers:
Mason McElroy is a Lead Engineer at Intrado creating automation to rapidly deploy PCF foundations to the cloud. (Except for Azure. Azure is slow.) Mason lives on 10 acres with his wife, 4 children, 3 goats, and however many chickens the coyotes decided to leave.

Mark Willoughby is a Lead Engineer on the Reliability Engineering team at Intrado (Formerly known as West Corporation). With over 12 years of experience in System Administration and Automation, he continues to enjoy learning new technologies and scripting languages as well as the intricate differences between the major public cloud providers. Recent projects are building automation to deploy Concourse (backed by Vault), PCF, and required service tiles to any IAAS using a generic set of pipelines. He enjoys trying to automate himself out of a job, SCUBA Diving, and working on the family farm.

Bryan Kelly: Since joining Cerner in 2007, Bryan has implemented, designed, and automated interop solutions across Network IP. He is an avid user and advocate of open source frameworks and is actively using several to contemporize the cloud strategy for Network IP. Recent projects include uplifting Cerner Direct Web Inbox, Cerner Direct Referrals, and portions of Cerner Direct to a microservices architecture. In addition to his internal contributions, Bryan actively participates in the open source community as a technical reviewer and consistent contributor to Concourse, CloudFoundry, BOSH, MySQL, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud and Netflix OSS. Currently, Bryan is establishing an open source, cloud native ecosystem centered around leveraging Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) to continuously deliver apps and services to both Cerner's on-prem and public cloud infrastructures of choice.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12:00:00 PM Balance Innovations 11011 Eicher Dr, Lenexa, KS

It's been a battle, but the code is finally working. It's time to clean it up, but not so fast, something else is on fire and the code has to be pushed as it is. Whenever there is time to refactor something else comes up. Of course, this doesn't just happen once. A quick change here. A little hack there. Now it's spaghetti code and everyone is terrified of opening the file and even more afraid that someone else will see it.

Refactoring can feel like an insurmountable task, but it doesn't have to be. Participants in this talk will learn a framework for refactoring that will give them the tools to attack their technical debt head on. Afterwards, they'll have new skills from building out predictable tests, to systematically isolating code, to creating independent functions. Don't hide code. Transform it.

This is a repeat of my talk from KCDC. Those who attended the first one are invited to heckle.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:30:00 PM VMLY&R 250 Richards Rd, Kansas City, MO

This month we've got a double-dose of creative coolness for you!

We're having our event in the studio at VMLY&R (www.vmlyr.com), an awesome agency that works with tons of high-profile brands. We'll be hearing from their in-house team about their work and their studio.

THEN we'll have a remote conversation with Kelsey Brannan aka Premiere Gal!
Kelsey is the Host and Creator of Premiere Gal (www.premieregal.com), a filmmaking channel focused on practical video editing and production tips with over 160k subs and 8+ million views. She authored several courses on video editing and had designed motion graphic templates for clients, including Adobe. She is passionate about teaching and sharing new tools to help people harness their creativity and turn it into success. In addition to running her own video marketing business, Gal Media LLC, Kelsey runs the Wipster Ambassadors Program where she works with other creators and YouTubers to promote the video review and collaboration platform.

*Doors at 6:30 | Event start 7:00*
A few specific event details (parking, more specific directions, etc.) may evolve as we get closer - please stay tuned!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM Dragonfly Tea Zone 215 NE Englewood Rd , Kansas City , MO

Bring a laptop or tablet with Linux running on it.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:00:00 PM VinSolutions 5700 Broadmoor Street, Mission, KS

Keeping up with c#

Since C# was rewritten entirely from scatch for version 6, the updates to the C# language have been coming very quickly, both in major version release which typically correspond to a Visual Studio release, and out-of-band point releases that get new, useful features in developers' hands sooner rather than later. With all the changes happening, it's difficult to keep up, and that means you may be missing out on some language features that will make you a more productive programmer. In this session, I'll take you through some of the best C# language features that have been introduced recently and prepare you to use them to their full potential.

Speaker: Adam Barney (https://twitter.com/cabarney)

Adam is a nerd. That kept me humble and nearly friendless (sniff) through school, but he wears it as a badge of honor now. After buying a Commodore 64 with money from his paper route in the 4th grade, he's never stopped learning about computers and how to make these stupid machines do cool things. When he's not slinging code for his 9-to-5 job, he's slinging code for himself to keep current on things, playing with electronics and IoT, 3D printing, and watching far too much TV.

See Sharper: TBA

Sponsor: TBA

Agenda

5:45 Doors Open/Food & Drinks
6:00 Announcements & sponsor highlight
6:10 See Sharper
6:30 Keynote
7:45 prizes & wrap up
8:00 Happy Hour

9th floor, through the glass doors Click here for event


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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 5:30:00 PM WeWork 1828 Walnut St 3rd Floor, Kansas City, MO

Join Flatiron School for this free workshop, where you'll learn the basic building blocks of a website and how to style them while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills.

You will leave with the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes), and the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values). All your work will be in a platform that will allow you to bring it home so you can continue to work on it after you leave!

No previous coding experience needed – just bring your laptop and we'll provide food and refreshments!

5:30 - 6PM Doors open! Check in and grab a drink and food.

6 - 7:30PM Intro to HTML & CSS Workshop

7:30 - 8PM Closing remarks and optional Q&A

We can't wait to see you! Please remember to bring your laptop to the workshop.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:30:00 AM Stowers Institute for Medical Research 1000 E 50th Street, 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-eazybi-let-the-data-tell-your-story/ Jira is full of data, EazyBI helps visualize the data into actionable items for to management and team leads to help their teams run more efficient and identify problem areas. </p>Derek from Service Management Group (SMG) will share how they use EazyBI to provide management reporting.</p>

Agenda
11:30 AM: Arrive & Grab Lunch
12:00 PM: EazyBI – Let the data tell your story
12:30 PM: Discussion & Networking

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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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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-eazybi-let-the-data-tell-your-story/

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Private tour for Indep. HS group.

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Saturday, October 19, 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, October 19, 2019 at 3:00:00 PM Lawrence Public Library 707 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS Room B Click here for event


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Saturday, October 19, 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, October 19, 2019 at 2:30:00 PM Black Dog Coffee House 12815 W 87th St, Lenexa, KS

Saturday Meeting Format

Our Saturday meetings are free-formed. Attendees bring up topics that interest them or that they want feedback on. Attendees are welcome to participate or just kick back and soak in the discussions. There are also no dumb questions! If you're just starting out this is a great opportunity to ask questions.

The meeting structure usually follows this format:

* Introductions / meet and greet new members
* Open group discussion on any development topic, concern or question; discussing any new happenings that interest the group
* Get help setting up your development environment, looking at code, quick demos, etc. (time permitting)

All levels welcome!

Maybe you have been using using PHP for a week or even a decade--we all have things to learn and share. If you enjoy working with PHP, or want to learn more about it this meeting is for you.

Get Involved

If you're looking for a presentation-focused event with talks and demos, check out our weeknight meetups. We would also love to have you present! Please contact an organizer through Meetup or talk after a meeting to tell us more about your topic.

Hopefully the big room in back--look for the group with laptops Click here for event


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Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

Need help starting or finishing your DIY Halloween or Cosplay costume? Bring in your project and our sewing/cosplay expert will help you hash out your ideas and give you professional one-on-one input! This 3 hour costume clinic will be full of helpful tips and tricks to get you through your costume projects this Halloween season or for your next big Comic Con event.

Recommended ages: 16 years or older

Instructor: Laura Bowerman (Fiber Arts Expert)

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


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ISSA-Kansas City October 24th, 2019 Chapter Event
When
Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT
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Where
Lidia's
101 W 22nd St
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Dear Rob,

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Lidia's on October 24th, 2019.

Topic: Cloud Security and Compliance

Topic Summary:
The cloud "shared responsibility model" isn't new but defining these responsibilities and assigning accountability continues to evolve. After completing this session, you will be able to:  Define the cloud shared responsibility model specific to security and compliance "of" the cloud and "in" the cloud from both the cloud service provider and cloud user perspective.
Understand latest cloud updates and trends, address cloud shared responsibilities and key risks and controls requirements such over common regulatory requirements and standards such as GDPR, HIPAA, PCI, ISO, SOC, and others. Protect workloads and apply the above learning objective   within popular cloud products such as AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

Speaker Bio:
Brad Thies is Founder and President at BARR Advisory, a cybersecurity risk management and compliance advisory firm. Brad is a recognized thought leader on security and compliance in the cloud computing space. He is a regular guest speaker at industry events, such as ISACA conferences, and a member of the AICPA's Trust Information Integrity Task Force. Brad's professional advice has been featured in Entrepreneur, Cloud Computing Journal, Small Business CEO and Information Security Buzz.


Location:
Lidia's Kansas City Restaurant
101 W 22nd St, Kansas City, MO 64108

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
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