Reminder of February User group meeting - DOES NOT REQUIRE RSVP - open to all. 
The February meeting will take place on Thursday, February 20th, at 2:30 PM
Microsoft offices at 10801 Mastin Blvd - 6th floor, Overland Park, Kansas (map)

Featured Presentation:Jason Meares discussing PowerBI
Crude oil prices fell rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2014 as global output exceeded demand. This change of events led the transportation division of Crestwood Midstream Partners in a new direction.
Before this period, the Kansas City, Mo.-based carrier had acquired a number of small regional carriers amid surging growth. The carriers operated without a common technology platform and performance metrics, however.
As lower energy prices set in, the company re-engineered business systems to drive greater efficiency, profitability and safety.

Jason Meares, Senior Manager of Logistics Systems, will discuss how Crestwood leverages the tools of PowerBI within their organization. Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, Jason oversees all systems and technology that runs Crestwood’s trucking division.

Schedule: Please note, this will be an Afternoon Meeting.
2:30 – 2:40 – Greeting and Housekeeping
2:40 – 4:30 – Presentation (Remote WebEx available, and link will be sent out day of)
4:30 – 5:00 – Wrap up and Q&A

We look forward to seeing you all soon!
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Mentorship program RSVP required: 
First meeting will be on
Saturday February 29, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Kansas City Central Library
14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105


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ISSA Greater Kansas City Feb 27th 2020 Chapter Event
When
Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
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Where
Brio
502 Nichols Rd
Kansas City, MO 64112
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Dear Rob,

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Brio on Feb 27th, 2020.

Topic:
Inside Threat Attack Demo

Summary:
Follow along as David demonstrates a scenario where a trusted engineer turns rogue. He uses his access to exploit his companies systems using open source tools such as Kerberoast and John the Ripper to initiate a Kerberoasting attack in an effort to steal company data.  Then see how this attack could have been prevented through Varonis.

Speaker:
David Perry graduated from Graceland University in 2006, after which he moved into the security industry for the last 14 years, working closely with companies to provide top security solutions.  David has been working at Varonis for the past 8 years where his focus is on protecting companies' data and core infrastructure and preventing cyber security attacks.  Before working for Varonis, David worked for PhoneFactor, a two factor security company dedicated to providing two-factor security to companies around the world. They use the first of its kind phone based second factor authentication

Location:
Brio Restaurant
502 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112

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


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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

If you've ever wanted to get into 3D printing, but don't quite know how to get started, then this is the class for you! 3D Printing & Design class, going on every other Saturday at Hammerspace. Learn how to design objects to be printed, as well as how to operate a 3D printer. No prior knowledge required.

Be sure to bring your laptop so you can get set up to get started on designing your first 3D creation.

FYI: There are two ONI 3D printer available to members of HammerSpace Workshop.

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


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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM CommunityAmerica Credit Union 9060 NW Skyview Ave, Kansas City, MO

Pop-ups allow you to engage with your website visitors to share your content with them in exchange for them sharing their email address with you. During this Meetup, we will do a deep dive into pop-ups and how you can use them to increase your website engagement and mailing lists.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Kim Beasley is a FANatic about WordPress along with being the Founder of Agape3 Business Service (A3BS). The focus of A3BS is to develop WordPress websites and integrate social media into websites. Kim and her team specialize in developing engaging websites that help your business grow your visibility online. She has been developing and customizing WordPress business websites since 2004. With an MBA in eBusiness, Kim has created a company that assists corporations to build and customize their WordPress website with clients like Steelcase, RedHat, and many more. She and her team also administer WordPress support desk for corporations and entrepreneurs. New to A3BS is the launch of GrowVisibility which is an all-in-one social media management tool.

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CONNECT WITH KIM
Website: https://agape3.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/kimbeasley
Facebook: https://facebook.com/kimbeasleyconsulting
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kbeasley
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimbeasley

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ABOUT THE VENUE:
Thank you to WordPress KC member Kim Beasley & Community America for being our location sponsor for this Meetup!

CommunityAmerica – Tiffany Springs Branch
9060 NW Skyview Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64154

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MEETUP SCHEDULE:
• Networking - Chat with other group members: 1pm
• Member introductions: 1:15pm
• Presentation: ~2:30pm
• Q&A: Immediately following presentation
• Chat and talk shop: Following Q&A, up until 3pm

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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

In the room to the right as you enter. Click here for event


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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 12:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

**Tickets go on sale Sunday, Jan. 26th at 1:00pm**

In this class we will introduce you to basic hammer skills and propane forge use to teach you how to create a beautiful, hand forged, steel rose.

Learn how to draw out steel bar and create shoulders, texture and pattern steel plate, Learn hot forming and hot riveting techniques. A little light welding is included. Come prepared to swing a hammer.

We will have a short intermission if you wish to bring snacks and beverages.

Suggested age range: 16 and older
All materials included

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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop 5200 E. 45th St., Kansas City, MO

This is a 3D Printer Build/Repair Clinic for those who need assistance building or repairing their 3D printer. Tom Newell, local inventor and distributor of ONI 3D printers will be walking you through the build or repair of your ONI 3D printer or any other brand of 3D printer you bring in with you. Spare parts will be on hand for sale during this clinic.
Class Price: $35/printer (price is per printer)
All ages welcome. RSVP required.

Take Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. to 45th St. Click here for event


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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6:30:00 PM 9201 Ward Pkwy 9201 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO

NOTE: This has been moved back two weeks so as to not interfere with the Super Bowl Parade!

Josh Marchello will present on JSONB in Rails

"Should I use a Relational Database or a NoSQL database for this app?" Why not both? With support for PostgreSQL's JSONB data type becoming more and more common, you can get the best of both worlds! If you're unfamiliar, JSONB is a datatype in PostgreSQL that allows you to store JSON-like data in columns of your database tables. Your relational data can be relational, while your unstructured or tree-shaped data can be stored in JSONB. In this talk you'll learn how to query JSONB and how to integrate it into Rails' ActiveRecord.

We've brought back an old tradition after the meetup of going out for drinks and socializing afterwords. We'll head to https://www.google.com/maps/dir/9201+Ward+Pkwy+%23200,+Kansas+City,+MO+64114/Smitty's+Garage+Burger+and+Beer,+8811+State+Line+Rd,+Kansas+City,+MO+64114/@38.9655187,-94.6099235,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x87c0e8df68a7be7d:0x9f9449b205c49b81!2m2!1d-94.6029972!2d38.9633678!1m5!1m1!1s0x87c0e92617aea01b:0x9d56a47a77b4cfce!2m2!1d-94.606584!2d38.968319!3e0 after the meetup.

Please note the side door will be closed and everyone will need to come through the front door.

Doors will open at 6:00 and the meeting will start at 6:30.

Artisan Technology Group will be providing pizza and pop.

We have Slack signup integrated into http://kcruby.org

Visit the Contact us section and join us in the KC Ruby Slack.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM Dimensional Innovations 3421 Merriam Dr, Overland Park, KS

Join us on Wednesday, Feb 12th for our first VueKC MeetUp of the year. At this MeetUp we will be discussing application state with VueX.

Vuex is a state management pattern + library for Vue.js applications. It serves as a centralized store for all the components in an application, with rules ensuring that the state can only be mutated in a predictable fashion.

DI's own Front-End Developers J.D. Hillen and Edgar Esparza will walk you through what you need to get started using VueX in your Vue.js application. As well as showing you a real world application that is using VueX for state management.

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Wednesday, February 19, 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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Join us for the HUG Access SIG Meeting 6:30 pm, February 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.  Watch for JCCC weather closings scrolling on their Home page.

 
Presentation:

Title:  Performance Tips
Presenter:    Jim Watkins Jr.
Description:   
Is your Access tired and slow? Does it feel like your database is sleeping on the job?
Would you like to learn some secrets on making life easier (and faster) with your Access Databases; then join us this month to discover some performance tips about Access.

Discussions on the following; Access Table Design, Table Index Design, Linked Table Management, SQL Server and ODBC, Access Performance Analyzer, Splitting Databases and more


Bio:
Jim Watkins is a senior developer for Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc. HCCS is a 28 year old Computer Consulting firm located in Overland Park, Kansas specializing in providing custom solutions to real world challenges for their clients.



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


Upcoming Meetings: 

03-18-20  – RC 353
04-15-20  – RC 353
05-20-20  – RC 353
06-17-20  – RC 353
07-15-20  – RC 353
08-19-20  – RC 353
09-16-20  – RC 353
10-21-20  – RC 353
11-18-20  – RC 353
12-16-20  – RC 353


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What we're about


This group is for software developers in Kansas City to network and share their challenges and successes modernizing existing applications. Initial speakers will share lessons learned in moving an organization from monolithic shared components into microservices using .Net Core 3.1 with OAUTH 2.0 provided by IdentityServer 4. We will continually look for speakers to share their stories in modernizing.


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What we're about

WiMLDS's mission is to support and promote women and gender minorities who are practicing, studying or are interested in the fields of machine learning and data science. We create opportunities for members to engage in technical and professional conversations in a positive, supportive environment by hosting talks by women and gender minority individuals working in data science or machine learning. Events include technical workshops, networking events and hackathons. We are inclusive to anyone who supports our cause regardless of gender identity or technical background.

Our Code of Conduct ( https://github.com/WiMLDS/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-conduct ) is available online and applies to all our spaces, both online and off.


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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM Bridge Space 210 SW Market St, Lee's Summit, MO

You have worked so hard to finish up your skill training (it takes hard work to complete coding boot camp, design classes, or just teaching yourself new skills!) and now that you have a few projects under your belt - it's time to dip your toe in the working world.

The big question is: how do you make that jump into an internship?!
Join us on February 19th at Bridge Space for our upcoming TechTalk Discovery Session: Landing an Internship in Tech.

At this event, you'll learn from our experienced panelists on the "do's" and "don'ts" for internships. We'll discuss the different things you'll need to know in order to land the next role of your dreams.

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/kcwit-techtalk-discovers-landing-an-internship-in-tech-tickets-88078223337?aff=MeetUp

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00:00 PM Code Koalas 2024 Main Street, Kansas City, mo

Developing a professional mobile app has never been easier with Flutter! In this workshop we will outline the basic steps to structuring your app using the Flutter interface.

Enter on lower level by Lidias Click here for event


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https://www.meetup.com/Kansas-City-Cloud-Computing-Meetup/events/268286182/

Unfortunately Abel has come down with a severe case of the flu and will not be able to join us tomorrow. We will work to reschedule his trip. We're really sorry. We know that people were excited to meet him.


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https://www.meetup.com/DevOps-Kansas-City/events/268252396/

Unfortunately Abel has come down with a severe case of the flu and will not be able to join us tomorrow. We will work to reschedule his trip. We're really sorry. We know that people were excited to meet him.


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Tuesday, February 18, 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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Tuesday, February 18, 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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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM 2534 Madison Ave 2534 Madison Ave, Kansas City, MO

We've gotten many requests over the years to have more social time, so here we are; a totally open-ended, unstructured, social MEETUP for KCVideoCore.

Come chat with your fellow video / film / graphics people while you enjoy a pint of KC's finest libations. (Food and non-alcoholic beverages are also available!)
Menu & Info: https://www.boulevard.com/visit-us/beer-hall/

Meet and chat with other members of the KC production community. Come ready to talk about your recent cool projects (or your not-so-recent ones)! Maybe bring some business cards to swap along with those stories.

Hope to see you there!

We'll be on the 2nd floor. It's just open seating, so I'll try to post where we are once we arrive. Click here for event


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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM Westport Coffee House 4010 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO

Join us for the next book we will be reading in the KC Tech Book Club! We will be reading Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil. It's a fairly quick read and brings up a lot of interesting issues in technology, algorithms, AI etc.

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Weapons-Math-Destruction-Increases-Inequality/dp/0553418831/

Feel free to still come if you haven't read the book or just read parts of it or read it years ago and can't remember anything about it. It will be a very laid-back discussion format.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM VeriShip 8880 Ward Pkwy #300, Kansas City, MO

When you identify influencers in a network, you can understand group dynamics and efficiently target your message. Learn how to to find influencers using the Neo4j graph database from Steve Petrie, Chief Data Scientist at Bluejacket Solutions.

6:00 Networking and snacks
6:15 Introductions
6:30 Presentation from Steve Petrie
7:15 Q&A

Use the parking lot north of the 8880 entrance on Ward Parkway. The sky walk will be closed, so park on the first two levels and enter through the main doors. Click here for event


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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM Dimensional Innovations 3421 Merriam Dr, Overland park, KS

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

<br/>https://communities.unrealengine.com/events/details/epic-games-kansas-city-unreal-engine-developers-ug-presents-february-kc-unreal-devs-meetup/

&lt;p&gt;This month join us a DI (Digital Innovations) to discuss the latest and greatest in Unreal Engine 4. We&#39;ll be discussing:&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt; &lt;b&gt;Virtual Production &lt;/b&gt;in UE4&lt;b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Upcoming industry events&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;and &lt;b&gt;Unreal Engine 4 demo&lt;/b&gt; on &lt;b&gt;Editor Widgets/Tools &lt;/b&gt;to streamline your production pipeline&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;p&gt;Everyone from hobbiest and students to professional developers are welcome and encouraged to attend. Additionally, businesses and industries seeking to explore the capabilities of real-time game engine technology are welcome and encouraged to attend as well. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</p>

Agenda<br/>

6:00 PM: Networking<br/>

Come talk with other Unreal Engine developers and Companies!<br/>

6:15 PM: Fireside Chat<br/>

Current state of Unreal...what&#39;s on the horizon.<br/>

6:45 PM: Editor Tools Demonstration<br/>

UE4 Tools demonstration<br/>

7:15 PM: Networking<br/>

Hang out, network, socialize, and connect.<br/>

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Hosted By<br/>

Ryan Manning, Unreal Community Leader<br/>

Over the past 15+ years I&#39;ve spent my life learning, leading, educating and directing multiple facets of game development, content creation, and business development. As a life-long artist, my passion is to create, enrich, and build compelling stories using game technology as my medium.<br/>

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Steve Biegun, Unreal Community Leader<br/>

I am Lead Creative Technologist at Dimensional Innovations, an experience design firm in Kansas City. I lead our team&#39;s Unreal Engine development for interactive installations and VR/AR projects. Prior to joining DI, I specialized in architectural visualization and healthcare application development.<br/>

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THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

<br/>https://communities.unrealengine.com/events/details/epic-games-kansas-city-unreal-engine-developers-ug-presents-february-kc-unreal-devs-meetup/

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Thursday, February 20, 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, February 20, 2020 at 5:30:00 PM YRC Worldwide 10990 Roe Ave., Overland Park, KS

This talk will introduce the CompletableFuture class, introduced in Java 8 to enhance Java's Concurrency API. The CompletableFuture class and associated interfaces provide a new way to perform asynchronous operations without having to perform complex thread manipulation. By adding the CompletableFuture class, Java now has a facility similar to JavaScript Promises and the Async/Await model used by Python, C#, and NodeJS.

The CompletableFuture class uses lambdas and functional interfaces to accomplish things asynchronously in Java. We will take a look at how to implement some simple Lambdas with the CompletableFuture class to handle results.
Asynchronous Java

About the speaker:
Jim is the Lead Technical Architect at YRC Worldwide. He started his professional software development career the Kansas City area in 1988 after graduating from Graceland University (IA) with a degree in Computer Science. Jim has worked with a wide range of technologies over the years including C++, JavaScript, Java, and C#/VB.net. His current interests include Java Spring, JavaScript, PowerShell, Python, Serverless Cloud Computing, and Functional Programming.

5:30-6:30 Dinner/pre-meetup social
6:30-6:35 Meetup announcements
6:35- Main presentation

After meetup social hour @ TopGolf

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:30:00 AM VinSolutions 5700 Broadmoor Street, Mission, KS

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

Format: Lean Coffee topical format
Where: VinSolutions, 5700 Broadmoor St #900, Mission, KS 66202

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

Parking is available in the areas marked in green. Areas in red could result in a towed car. Vin's meeting space is located on the 9th floor.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 10:00:00 AM Grid Collaborative Workspace 12022 Blue Valley Pkwy, Overland Park, KS

Join us for a day of learning presented by AWS and Jelecos! All skill levels welcome!

The focus of this event is transforming legacy applications and cloud-native development. It includes a local case study and hands-on labs! Feel free to indicate your attendance through meetup.com, but please also register at the following link:

https://jelecos.com/event/application-modernization-training-2/

The above registration will ensure you can participate in the hands-on labs.

10 AM – Strategy Overview
•Leverage modern application development practices to accelerate business value/ROI
•Assessment of target teams and target applications
•Strategy sessions with the joint teams to determine the priorities/efforts
•Use Lighthouse projects to show short, pointed, outcomes of incremental modern application development practices in your organization
•Modern post-release operating and support models

11 AM – AWS Serverless Offerings Deep Dive
•Dive into the foundations of serverless, what it is and what it isn't
•Understand the cost beneļ¬ts of building and running serverless applications
•A sample serverless architecture, from idea to production application
•How to get started with serverless

11:45 AM – Case Study with AWS user Christine Adcock
The case study will highlight the use of native AWS services to create a content management system capable of storing and retrieving billions of highly regulated documents.

12 PM – Lunch

12:30 PM – Hands-on Lab
•Attendees will use modern services like AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, AWS Fargate, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon EKS, etc. to experience CICD/Serverless/SDLC
•Lab will demonstrate the full lifecycle of software development, from idea to customer's hands, delivered in an immutable, serverless architecture

3:30 PM – Q&A

4 PM – Happy hour!

Jelecos is a technology consulting company specializing in AWS cloud solutions. We're an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and Certified Solution Provider focused on migration, optimization, transformation and cloud-first application development. We are one of the only service providers in the region with third-party PCI certifications in both infrastructure and application development.

Lear more about Jelecos here - https://jelecos.com/about/

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30:00 AM eggtc. 5107 Main St, Kansas City, MO

When you walk in the door, let them know you are with KC Roundtable and they should bring you to the table!

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


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Monday, February 17, 2020 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, February 17, 2020 at 5:30:00 PM H&R Block World Headquarters 1301 Main St, Kansas City, MO

5:30 to 7:00

**Real World DevOps**

It is now 2020 and good DevOps practices are no longer just nice to have. It is absolutely necessary to continuously deliver value to our end users. Yet this isn't easy to do right. Unfortunately, all the flashy Hello World DevOps demos we see at conferences don't really help us figure out how to do DevOps in the real world. They don't even let us know what is possible.

In this session, we change all of that. We explore the why's and the how. Why is DevOps important? Why do we care? How do we implement DevOps best practices? And finally, we will do a real world deep dive.

Starting from nothing at all except source code (and I mean NOTHING. No infrastructure at all) we end with a complex modern application deployed all the way out into production hosted in the cloud.

We touch on modern technologies and techniques. From Infrastructure as Code to setting up DNS. From web front ends, to deploying databases. From API's hosted in Kubernetes clusters all the way to mobile apps. And we do everything from within our pipelines. With the right tooling, anything is possible. And in this session, you will see all this happen live with DevOps best practices including IaC, Database DevOps, Security and Quality!

*Speaker*

Abel Wang (Microsoft)

Abel Wang is a Principal Cloud Advocate and DevOps Lead with a background in application development at Micorsoft. He is currently part of Donovan Brown's League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates.

Before joining Microsoft, Abel spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master helping customers globally develop solutions using agile practices and Team Foundation Server.

Prior to that, Abel founded and sold his own software company. When not working, Abel is either writing code (yes, that's what he does for fun), playing his guitar or training for The Great Wall Marathon.

7:15 to 8:30

**Continuous Quality Engineering**

A critical component of realizing real world DevOps its to have continuous testing and quality gates throughout the CI/CD process. Measuring quality of not just your application, but the underlying infrastructure, surrounding services, and resiliency aspects of your architecture. Learn how H&R Block partnered with Sogeti is building these core tenants of continuous testing, pipeline orchestration, and automation throughout various Azure development and operational efforts.

*Speakers*

George Westwater - Solution Architect @ Sogeti - Part of Capgemini
Aaron Kraft - Director DevOps & Test Engineering @ H&R Block

There is a parking garage located under the green oval glass building. It's accessible from both Walnut and Main. When you get to the gate press the button and let the security person know you're here for Azure Meetup Group. Click here for event


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Monday, February 17, 2020 at 5:30:00 PM H&R Block World Headquarters 1301 Main St, Kansas City, MO

Abel Wang is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate specializing in DevOps and Azure with a background in application development. Before joining Microsoft, Abel spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master helping customers globally develop solutions using agile practices and Team Foundation Server. Prior to that, Abel founded and sold his own software company. When not working, Abel is either writing code (yes, that's what he does for fun), playing his guitar or training for The Great Wall Marathon.

We'll have food and beer. (Food will be provided by Sogeti.)

5:30pm Arrival & Food
6:10pm Presentation by Abel
7:30pm Wrap-up & Networking

H&R Block is located at 1301 Main Street, KCMO 64105.

H&R Block Annex Parking Directions
Garage entrance is located off 13th Street between Grand and Walnut.
13th Street is one-way westbound. Approach from Grand Street side only.
Please take a ticket as you enter the garage.
DevOps KC event coordinators will provide a validation ticket to you at the meeting.
From inside the garage, take the stairs or elevator to the Walnut Street side. See map below.
Entrance into the H&R Block building is from either Walnut Street and across the courtyard, or from 13th Street.
Upon exiting the garage, put your ticket into the ticket machine, then put the validation ticket into the ticket machine, to zero out the fee and open the gate.

This meetup will be recorded and uploaded to the DevOpsKC Youtube channel after the event. There will probably not be a livestream.

For all DevOpsKC Meetups, we follow the DevOpsDays Code of Conduct: https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-kansas-city/conduct/

Garage entrance is off 13th Street between Grand and Walnut. 13th Street is one-way westbound. Approach from Grand Street side only. Entrance into the H&R Block building is from either Walnut Street and across the courtyard, or from 13th Street. Click here for event


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Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:00:00 PM Johnson County Community College - Regnier Center, Room 270 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, ks

DETAILS COMING SOON

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JCCC REGNIER CENTER ROOM 270
Follow the map above. 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.

Thank you to Johnson County Community College Continuing Education program for being our venue sponsor! Get more information about continuing education classes at JCCC - https://www.jccc.edu/academics/ce/

• 7pm - Doors open & networking
• ~7:15pm - Member introductions
• ~7:30pm - Presentation starts
• After presentation, up to 9pm - Q&A and discussion
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• 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

Follow the map above. 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. Click here for event


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