Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop

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, September 24, 2020 at 5:30:00 PM Online event

Heard the one about the woman who accidentally created a Community of Practice?

In this session, we will learn about the gap that mobilized one woman's mission and the events that unfolded to turn her endeavor into a thriving success.

Moriah Coleman is an avid Agile enthusiast and efficiency nerd. She has 10 years of experience within the Agile world where she has acted as Business Analyst, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and trainer. Her experience ranges from Front-end teams to Middleware and HelpDesk. She is a mother of two boys and passionately works remote from Seattle, WA.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 3:00:00 PM Online event

In our September Heartland webinar, we'll discuss how ransomware loitering presents an opportunity for network detection.

The recent surge of ransomware attacks has highlighted a shift in tactics employed by threat actors looking to extort organizations. Their methodology has changed from a quick, opportunistic attack to a prolonged, targeted approach. This shift in methodology presents threat groups with the opportunity to encrypt more critical data, but also presents security teams with the opportunity to detect activity before data is encrypted. In this talk we'll explore how security analysts use network detection and response capabilities to discover malicious activity between initial compromise and encryption.

Agenda
3:00pm - 3:05pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
3:05pm - 3:35pm Thought Leadership Spotlight
3:35pm - 3:50pm Audience Q&A
3:50pm - 4:00pm Prize Wheel and Closing Remarks

SPEAKERS
Steve Porcello, Sr. Sales Engineer at Gigamon
Steve started out as a security analyst for organizations in the New York City area, including some in the industrial, utility and financial services sectors. From there, he moved into the vendor space by joining innovative cyber security start-ups. He is now focused on using his experiences in incident response to promote and educate security teams about the benefits of Gigamon ThreatINSIGHT.

Quintin Niall, Sr. Staff Technical Account Manager
Quintin is a Sr. Staff Technical Account Manager, currently helping ThreatINSIGHT customers leverage NDR for custom detection and threat hunting. Since joining ICEBRG (acquired by Gigamon in 2018), he has deployed many network sensors into compromised environments, including aerospace, finance, and retail networks. He holds a BS in Computer Science and is currently earning a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computer Security from Stanford University.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:30:00 AM Online event

Come hang out over the lunch hour and share about a project you are working on, paper you are reading or anything interesting that is happening in the data science world!

If you are interested in competing or just want to participate in the discussion we will be talking about the new Mechanisms of Action (MoA) Prediction Kaggle Competition as well this meetup (https://www.kaggle.com/c/lish-moa/overview).

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Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop

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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Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 12:00:00 PM Online event

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite to receive an email with your customized webinar link: https://bit.ly/31o53Bd***

Every successful data analyst had to master the humble Excel spreadsheet. Get the 101 on formatting, formulas, and functions in our free webinar, hosted on Google Sheets.

The ability to transform information into insights is a powerful skill that every data analyst depends on in their careers. Microsoft Excel is one of the most popular analytics tools that makes that process possible and enables better data-driven decision making.

Join us for this hands-on workshop while we explore key Excel building blocks and help you add Excel to your growing toolbox.

Note: We will be using Google Sheets to learn Excel basics.

What you'll learn:
- What is Excel and how it helps with data analytics
- Countif, sumif, and vlookup functions
- Additional resources
- And so much more...

***How to join us: Once you register with Eventbrite, you will receive an email with the links to the live webinar from BigMarker. If you do not receive your link, please email virtual@thinkful.com.***

Sponsored by Thinkful:
Thinkful is a tech bootcamp equipping people with the education and network to launch new careers and take their place in the world's next workforce. Every course comes with a personal mentor who's experienced in the field, as well as career coaches and an academic success manager.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 9:00:00 AM Online event

We've discussed WebMethods and the prevalence of integration. Key to that is the ability to work with APIs. To get introduced to an API without writing a line of code, tools like Postman are very helpful. So, we'll walk through how to get started and get a few result sets back.

As ever, we may well discuss some of the current social/global concerns around the world. :)

If you are not currently signed up with Operation Code, please visit https://operationcode.org/join and join (it's free). Once you have joined, you will have access to the Slack channel.

Join the meeting on your computer or mobile app
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:00:00 PM Online event

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In today's world, machine learning algorithms drive the majority of artificial intelligence advancements and applications that you hear about (and plenty that you don't).

Companies and professionals often point to them as a cure-all for a seemingly unlimited amount of applications. But what does machine learning entail? And how do data scientists apply this powerful tool in a practical setting?

Join us for this interactive workshop as we break down everything that aspiring data scientists need to know about machine learning and how to apply that knowledge with Python.

- What you will learn:
- What is Machine Learning?
- Various predictive models
- Hands-on examples of them with Python
- Ways to continue learning

***How to join us: Once you register with Eventbrite, you will receive an email with the links to the live webinar from BigMarker. If you do not receive your link, please email virtual@thinkful.com.***

Sponsored by Thinkful:

Thinkful is a tech bootcamp equipping people with the education and network to launch new careers and take their place in the world's next workforce. Every course comes with a personal mentor who's experienced in the field, as well as career coaches and an academic success manager.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM Online event

Join a Profession That's Projected To Grow By 13%* In The Coming Years and Pays Great, Too.
Sign up for our next FREE JavaScript class and learn more about JavaScript, full-stack web development, and careers in coding.

Whether you're young or old, a newbie, or an experienced veteran, learning new coding skills, like JavaScript, can make you more marketable and in-demand. By attending our FREE JavaScript class, you can see if coding is for you.

At Savvy Coders, a premier coding boot camp, we believe anyone with the right attitude and willingness to learn, can learn how to code. We have trained people from all walks of life, of all ages, all skill levels, and all backgrounds, how to code. Why not you?

All our classes are taught by industry professionals that work in software development, and they teach you exactly what you need to know to land a great job coding JavaScript as a full-stack software developer.

If you like what you learn at our FREE Virtual class, you should consider our 12-week, immersive, accelerated evening coding classes. You can still keep your job, avoid taking on a huge financial burden and learn the coding skills that can give you a new, in-demand, and high-paying career. What do you have to lose? Give us an evening, and we'll help put you on a new path to success. APPLY HERE!

*https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm

About the Savvy Coders Program

Students enrolled in our 12 week course will learn JavaScript, HTML 5, CSS 3, Node, Express, and will also earn an Agile Certification. Class sizes are limited to 15 students max in order to ensure quality educational standards are met at all times. Classes are instructor-led with a teacher assistant available in each class session. Savvy Coders works with our placements partners to help match Savvy graduates with potential employment and internship opportunities. Don't wait to change your life!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:00:00 PM Online event

Microfrontends let you break your large monolithic applications into smaller focused applications. They can give your teams greater autonomy to experiment and deploy without blocking other groups. Seems too easy, right? But wouldn't you force your users to download framework code over and over?

Skeptical? Don't worry, I was too. But when you combine microfrontends with import maps, a spec that allows you to use ES6 imports without bundling code, you get the advantages of multiple repositories without the burden of extra code for your users.

In this talk, I'll take you through the basics of building microfrontends using React, SingleSpa, and SystemJS. You'll build applications that load by route or in parallel and can share data while remaining autonomous.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 10:00:00 AM Online event

JavaScript Marathon is a full day of free, online courses covering various tech topics. This month's marathon features trainings on React, Angular, Typescript, WebAssembly, and more. Come learn about some of the leading web development technologies, and concepts!

Schedule:

10:00am - 11:00am CDT
"React Native in 60 Minutes - Introduction to Creating Your First Hybrid Native Application" with Rob Ocel
So, you know React, and you want to build a mobile application - how do you get started? In this training, we'll discuss the architecture of React Native and how it differs from competing approaches such as Progressive Web Applications, Ionic Capacitor, and Apache Cordova. Then, we'll make a basic application from scratch that uses data from remote APIs and device sensors, and we'll show how to test and debug the application on your device and in simulators.

11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
"Using Angular Libraries in an Nx Monorepo" with Pato Vargas
Learn how to use Angular libraries and share code between multiple enterprise applications in your current or your future monorepo project using Nx by the Nrwl team.

1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
"JavaScript Animations with GreenSock" with Christina Gorton
Have you ever been to a website and wondered "Whoa, how did they do that?" In this session you will learn how to get started creating fun, interesting, and complex animations that delight users with the GreenSock animation library.

2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
"Type-Safe Databases with Prisma" with Ryan Chenkie
TypeScript is seeing huge adoption in all kinds of settings, from enterprises to open source projects to indie side projects. The promise of type safety via TypeScript is compelling: it allows you to catch a whole class of bugs before you even deploy your code. While there's a lot of focus on making your front-end and backend code type-safe, not as much focus is put on applying the same to your database access. That's where Prisma comes in. Prisma is a database toolkit that allows you to build type-safe databases with ease. It gives you a fully typed database client which means you get type hints, autocompletion, and you are prevented from accessing your database in an invalid way. In this session, we'll build a TypeScript node API that uses Prisma for database access. We'll see how Prisma can be used to give you confidence in how you access your data and how you can be more productive by using features such as the Prisma Schema Language, migrations, and more.

4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
"Javascript-free Websites with .NET Blazor WebAssembly" with Heather Downing
Curious about the development experience of building front-end with C#? Blazor WebAssembly makes it possible to replace all of your Javascript completely - even in the front end! Join us as we build a secure SPA in .NET and discover the tricks of debugging and the trade-offs of the server-side version of Blazor.

Save your seat here @ javascriptmarathon.com!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM Online event

Find out about other upcoming online meetups and recordings from past Kafka Meetups all over the world: cnfl.io/meetup-hub

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*Time below in Central time - to find out when the event is in your timezone follow this link: http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/event?lid=4684888%2C100&h=4684888&sts=26690700&sln=17-18&a=show

Agenda:
6:00pm-6:10pm: Online Networking
6:10pm-6:50pm: Simon Aubury, Confluent (Q&A as well)

6:50pm: Log in or Join our Slack Space* https://launchpass.com/confluentcommunity) and go to #events to ask any follow up questions!

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Speaker: Simon Aubury

Talk: Mistakes - I've made a few. Blunders in event-driven architecture

Abstract:
Building systems around an event-driven architecture is a powerful pattern for creating awesome data intensive applications. Apache Kafka simplifies scalability and provides an event-driven backbone for service architectures. But what can go wrong? Let me share some of my own blunders and lessons learnt in building event driven architecture so you don't have to repeat my mistakes.

Bio: Simon Aubury is a Principal Data Engineer at ThoughtWorks. He loves building enterprise streaming applications and has worked on Kafka platforms for banks, insurance & real-time vehicle tracking.

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Online Meetup Etiquette:
•Please unmute yourself when you have a question.
•Please hold your questions until the end of the presentation or use the zoomchat!
•Please arrive on time as zoom meetings can become locked for many reasons (though if you get locked out a recording will be available, but you may have to wait a little while for it!

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If you would like to speak or host our next event please let us know! community@confluent.io

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 3:30:00 PM Kansas City

Kansas City based recap of Microsoft Ignite taking place in New Orleans from Sept 21-25. Speakers from Microsoft, Capgemini, and Sponsors forthcoming.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:05:00 AM Virtual Meetup

Link to the registration page: https://www.ze.com/global-tech-summit/#summit-registration

Presented by Michael O'Connell, Chief Analytics Officer, TIBCO Software, Inc.

"With the rapid growth of AI capabilities, software technologies are colliding to provide a comprehensive experience across a range of user personas. Business analysts can now bring machine learning, visual analysis and data management together – to sense-and-respond to current events and push alerts in real-time.
This presentation shows AI in action, including case studies in energy and commodities trading, midstream and downstream refining and supply, ag-chem and digital twins for Formula 1 race cars...
Highlights from recent AI, visual and geo-analytics innovations in Spotfire and the TIBCO tech stack."

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:00:00 AM

There are very few events left where you can build your network and learn new perspectives without some underlying (or obvious) vendor agenda. In April, just as the reality of COVID-19 was hitting us, BigPanda hosted the IT Ops from Home virtual summit. IT professionals came together to talk about their challenges and learn from each other. It was so successful, we are doing it again.

This time, the theme for our virtual summit is IT Ops Ready. As we head into the last quarter of the year, with uncertainty around every corner, organizations must be ready for anything.

The conference is taking place on Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 1st, 2020. Speakers from GNOC, IT Operations, DevOps and SRE teams will explain how they continue to shift their working models to survive - and even thrive - in the face of change, disruption, challenges - good and bad. You will hear what other companies are doing to reinvent themselves in the world where "digital-first" is no longer just a roadmap initiative.

We also have two amazing keynote speakers ready to inspire, challenge and motivate us: Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs and Jocko Willink, former Navy SEAL

I promise you will take a ton of new connections, perspectives and practical ideas away from this conference. JOIN US!

https://www.bigpanda.io/itopsready/

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM Virtual Meetup

Please join us for "Fireside Chat: Business Resilience in a COVID-19 Era" hosted by Nelson Petracek, CTO, TIBCO at TIBCO NOW 2020.

Must be registered to attend this FREE event: https://tibco.cvent.com/d/mnq8sr/4W?RefID=T4GOOD

This discussion will focus on business resilience and why the ability of a company to adapt quickly to disruption, maintain continuous operations, safeguard people—and brand these capabilities—has never been more important.

This session is included in the TIBCO NOW Digital Free registration package.

TIBCO NOW will offer numerous other free sessions and keynotes from industry experts and technology evangelists. Join us to learn about sustaining innovation and more.

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WiSKC September Meeting (Virtual)

Sep 21, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Join us for our monthly meeting, held via Zoom, with a presentation on threats from Sherrod DeGrippo with Proofpoint and sponsorship from Agari.

 

Upon registering, please see the About section for full Zoom details, including the option to create a calendar invitation for this meeting.


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Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 7:00:00 PM Online event

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD ONLINE WITH DISCORD: https://discord.gg/wmFHB7y

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, September 29, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM

Just getting it on the calendar, topics and speakers will be added once we get closer to the meetup date.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop

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, September 24, 2020 at 5:30:00 PM Online event

Heard the one about the woman who accidentally created a Community of Practice?

In this session, we will learn about the gap that mobilized one woman's mission and the events that unfolded to turn her endeavor into a thriving success.

Moriah Coleman is an avid Agile enthusiast and efficiency nerd. She has 10 years of experience within the Agile world where she has acted as Business Analyst, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and trainer. Her experience ranges from Front-end teams to Middleware and HelpDesk. She is a mother of two boys and passionately works remote from Seattle, WA.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 3:00:00 PM Online event

In our September Heartland webinar, we'll discuss how ransomware loitering presents an opportunity for network detection.

The recent surge of ransomware attacks has highlighted a shift in tactics employed by threat actors looking to extort organizations. Their methodology has changed from a quick, opportunistic attack to a prolonged, targeted approach. This shift in methodology presents threat groups with the opportunity to encrypt more critical data, but also presents security teams with the opportunity to detect activity before data is encrypted. In this talk we'll explore how security analysts use network detection and response capabilities to discover malicious activity between initial compromise and encryption.

Agenda
3:00pm - 3:05pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
3:05pm - 3:35pm Thought Leadership Spotlight
3:35pm - 3:50pm Audience Q&A
3:50pm - 4:00pm Prize Wheel and Closing Remarks

SPEAKERS
Steve Porcello, Sr. Sales Engineer at Gigamon
Steve started out as a security analyst for organizations in the New York City area, including some in the industrial, utility and financial services sectors. From there, he moved into the vendor space by joining innovative cyber security start-ups. He is now focused on using his experiences in incident response to promote and educate security teams about the benefits of Gigamon ThreatINSIGHT.

Quintin Niall, Sr. Staff Technical Account Manager
Quintin is a Sr. Staff Technical Account Manager, currently helping ThreatINSIGHT customers leverage NDR for custom detection and threat hunting. Since joining ICEBRG (acquired by Gigamon in 2018), he has deployed many network sensors into compromised environments, including aerospace, finance, and retail networks. He holds a BS in Computer Science and is currently earning a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computer Security from Stanford University.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:30:00 AM Online event

Come hang out over the lunch hour and share about a project you are working on, paper you are reading or anything interesting that is happening in the data science world!

If you are interested in competing or just want to participate in the discussion we will be talking about the new Mechanisms of Action (MoA) Prediction Kaggle Competition as well this meetup (https://www.kaggle.com/c/lish-moa/overview).

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Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:00:00 PM Online event

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Join us and learn how to create a website using the most popular programming language: JavaScript. In this interactive workshop, we'll cover the different data types, variables, functions, and more.

Come learn how to make a functioning website using the most popular programming language, JavaScript.

JavaScript is the language of the browser, most websites you've ever visited were built with JavaScript. In this interactive workshop, we'll cover everything you need to know to begin your JavaScript journey, including different data types, variables, and functions.

What you will learn:

Different Data Types, like strings, integers, and boolean
Basic JavaScript Function Structures
How to create if/else functions and use parameters
And so much more.

***How to join us: Once you register with Eventbrite, you will receive an email with the links to the live webinar from BigMarker. If you do not receive your link, please email virtual@thinkful.com.***

Sponsored by Thinkful:

Thinkful is a tech bootcamp equipping people with the education and network to launch new careers and take their place in the world's next workforce. Every course comes with a personal mentor who's experienced in the field, as well as career coaches and an academic success manager.

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Monday, September 21, 2020 at 7:00:00 PM Online event

AWS provides managed services for Graph Databases and pre-trained AI services for advanced text analytics and chatbots. In this talk, we'll show how to use Amazon Neptune, Amazon Comprehend, and Amazon Lex together so that users can query the Graph for relationships between documents, images, and be used as the source for information using a chatbot.

This event is co-listed with Amazon Web Services Kansas City User Group.

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Monday, September 21, 2020 at 7:00:00 PM Online event

AWS provides managed services for Graph Databases and pre-trained AI services for advanced text analytics and chatbots. In this talk, we'll show how to use Amazon Neptune, Amazon Comprehend, and Amazon Lex together so that users can query the Graph for relationships between documents, images, and be used as the source for information using a chatbot.

This event is co-listed with Kansas City Graph Databases Meetup.

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Monday, September 21, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM Online event

Register here for the Zoom link to kick off the meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v5UvcuyvqzIulpe8veX16wViF9D-DesChw

The Zoom link is the same week-to-week, but we ask you to register each week.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: We are taking a hiatus from our in-person Hack Nights as we deal with the implications of COVID-19. We encourage teams to continue project work and to meet virtually from 6:00-8:00pm on Mondays. Our ability to provide pizza and snacks will be compromised, however :).

Individual teams will have access to video breakouts via Zoom. You can use Slack for breakout rooms if you like.

We are also exploring possible projects we could take on to help address this public health emergency. Please email codeforkc@kcdigitaldrive.org if you have any questions or are interested in working on immediate public health-related projects.

Thanks,
Aaron, Paul, and the rest of the Core Team
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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 - Kickoff and Introductions
6:15 - go into breakout rooms
8:00 - Wrap-up

"Pitch Nights," TBD when we have a slot for new project pitches during kickoff;

"Learn Nights," TBD where we have community speakers on civic tech topics from 6:30-7:30pm.

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!

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, September 28, 2020 at 8:00:00 PM Online event

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Visual designers make websites look beautiful. UX/UI designers make them work. Go behind the scenes in this free crash course as we explore the day-to-day of the role, the skills you'll need, and how to launch a career in this lucrative field.

Wondering what UX/UI Design is and if it's the right career for you? Join us as we cover the rise of the UX/UI design industry, what a designer actually does, and all of the different types of roles that exist in the UX/UI field.

We'll walk you through how to get the skills to become a top-notch designer yourself and highlight the path to getting those various jobs that will be open to you once you've mastered this skill set.

What you will learn:
- What is UX/UI Design?
- About UX/UI in the business setting
- Tips and Tools for the UX/UI Expert
- And so much more...

***How to join us: Once you register with Eventbrite, you will receive an email with the links to the live webinar from BigMarker. If you do not receive your link, please email virtual@thinkful.com.***

Sponsored by Thinkful:
Thinkful is a tech bootcamp equipping people with the education and network to launch new careers and take their place in the world's next workforce. Every course comes with a personal mentor who's experienced in the field, as well as career coaches and an academic success manager.

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