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SMCKC Janauary Breakfast: Tactics & Targeting of Paid Social Media

January 10, 2020 | 7:30AM - 9:00AM

Social media networks, like their directory and search predecessors, make money through advertising to their user base. Learn about what kind of ad units you can buy and how to find your ideal customer on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

What You'll Learn:

  • Choosing the paid social network that will work best for you
  • Choosing the ad unit to best convey your message
  • Finding and targeting your customers
About the Speaker: Erik Dahlstrom, emfluence
As the Paid Media Strategist at emfluence, Erik is responsible for placing and optimizing digital paid media campaigns for clients. This includes Paid Search on Google and Bing, Google Display Network, Paid Social on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and just about anywhere else you can buy ad placement on the internet. He’s been in Digital Media for 13 years working in a number of verticals.
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Sunday, January 5, 2020 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 2, 2020 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, January 9, 2020 at 7:00:00 PM JCCC Regnier Center 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS

Austin Morgan, a Software Architect at Garmin, will present about Zephyr OS (www.zephyrproject.org), a real-time operating system for resource-constrained devices.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020 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.

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Saturday, January 4, 2020 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, January 4, 2020 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 JAN. 4TH, NOON-3PM. SECOND PART ON JAN. 5TH, NOON UNTIL PIECE IS FINISHED. 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 around 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 1, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

HammerSpace will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC on January 1st (New Years Day). Active members may still use the makerspace on this day if needed. We will be open to the public again on January 2nd at the regular 11am time. Happy New Year, fellow makers! -The Dalton Family

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM Stowers Institute 1000 E 50th St, Kansas City,

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

If you are interested in speaking or would like to suggest a future topic please suggest one: (http://www.meetup.com/kcphpug/suggestion/)

All Developers and Non-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, Laminas, Laravel, 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.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

WELDING FOR EVERYONE! In the Welding for Everyone class, the instructor will cover basic welding techniques. A variety of useful welding methods will be demonstrated and then repeated by the students. Open to beginners as well as those who have prior experience. Please bring a long sleeved, preferably denim shirt with you to protect your arms. The class will introduce you to flux-core wire feed, MIG and ARC welding. For ages: 18-118 (All materials included) Seating is limited.

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


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Tuesday, December 31, 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, January 7, 2020 at 7:00:00 PM Denny's Restaurant 1600 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City,

If you do not immediately see us then tell the Denny's staff that you are here for the Kansas City Video Game Developers Meetup group.

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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Advancing the Information Security Profession


5 Steps to CyberSecurity Effectiveness
Organizations invest an enormous amount of money, time, and effort in security tools and processes to defend critical assets against well-funded nationstates, hacktivist groups, and careless employees. However, even after all of this effort, cybersecurity programs still cannot produce the evidence required to determine if their people, policies, and controls are effective until after an incident occurs.  General Matthews will introduce you to his 5 Steps to CyberSecurity Effectiveness.

Major General Earl Matthews USAF (Ret) is Verordin's Chief Strategy Officer and an award-winning retired Major General of the U.S. Air Force with a successful career influencing the development and application of cybersecurity and information management technology. His strengths include his ability to lead large-scale, diverse, global organizations that operate, extend, maintain and defend global networks. He has earned a reputation as a motivational leader and change agent focused on delivering technical innovations that resolve complex challenges.


Major General Earl Matthews
Major General Earl Matthews (Ret) USAF

Wednesday
January 8, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Black & Veatch
11401 Lamar Ave., OP, KS



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Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00:00 PM , ,

We'll meet online to plan our calendar for the year. Now is the time to bring us your perfect vision for the next year!

- What things would you like to learn in 2020?

- What are the newest skills and topics we should cover?

- What programs have you seen but have no clue how to use?

- Which speakers are your favorites?

- Where should we do our photowalk?

Bring your best list and meet us here...online...and earn a raffle ticket for the upcoming June CC giveaway.

See you then! Curl up in your PJs, bring something warm in a mug, and we'll talk. If you have a VOIP setup, you can use your mic and headphones. If you just want to chat in the chat window and listen to the rest of us, that works, too.

Thanks for helping make 2020 another great success for our group!

Feel free to put suggestions in the comments section before the meeting.

The link to the Adobe Connect site is here: http://experts.adobeconnect.com/kcdesigncore2020/ See comments for how to test your connection in advance.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30:00 PM Our Daily Nada 304 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO

• 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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Tuesday, January 7, 2020 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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