Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 5:30:00 PM Online event

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Head spinning from Hacktoberfest? Are you stuck or not even sure how to get started? Join the Coding & Cocktails ladies for a casual working session and get a jump start on submitting Pull Requests for Hacktoberfest 2020.

Open source contributing can be intimidating, but it's way easier to jump in with someone to guide you. Whether it's your first PR or you've done open source contributions for years, we'll be here to answer your code, git, and open source questions. Beginners are welcome -- we mean that!

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Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10:00:00 AM Online event

RSVPs open 10 days before the date of the event.

Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and meet interesting people. We'll begin with brief introductions and an opportunity to talk about what we're each working on. We'll have members available to help beginning Python programmers with language basics and getting Python and related tools installed on their computers. We'll have plenty of time for more advanced topics, too.

Audience: Everyone! We'll have something for all Python experience levels.

What to bring: A laptop with WiFi and power cord.

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Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9:00:00 AM Online event

We'll be building on the work we did with SOA and Postman to hit Spotify. This time with Spring Boot and an android app. Should be very informational.

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.

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Monday, October 5, 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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Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop

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, 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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Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM Online event

Join us for an interactive discussion between leaders and community members on today's most relevant topics impacting people, organizations, and industries across the globe. We welcome an exclusive panel of industry and domain experts who will provide insight into how they are approaching these topics and also help address your most pressing questions.

Episode #13 Product Innovation as a Competitive Differentiator
There is no question that every company is either a technology company today or needs to evolve to become one. Organizations are looking to set themselves apart from the competition and it can be difficult to do so.

For organizations to thrive they need to position their product, brand and value proposition in a unique way. Companies that succeed in the long-run are constantly reinventing their core products and business.

During our discussion, our panelist will cover these key topics.
-How vulnerable is your business sector to disruption?
-Why do customers buy innovative brands/products?
-Are consumers willing to pay for innovation?
-How do you create a culture of innovation?

In addition, our panelists will address questions by our attendees during the session.

Our Panelists:
-Steve Mahoney | Director of Product at (Looker) Google
-Damian Rochman | VP of Products at cloudfactory
-Nick Byrne | Marketing Director at Wright
-Jeff Coyle | Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at MarketMuse

Your Host:
Dhwani Rao | Solutions Consultant at Pandera

Agenda:
-Panelists introduction
-Panelists discussion
-Open Q & A with the audience

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 8:00:00 PM Online event

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite to receive an email with your customized webinar link: https://bit.ly/33yksiv***

"Looking to advance your foundational SQL skills? Join us as we continue building from the Intro to SQL for Data Analytics webinar and take a detailed look at how to combine data from multiple tables.
About this Event
Every data analyst knows the importance of SQL in the data analytics pipeline, but you're going to need more than just the basics to be successful in an analytics team. In this workshop, we'll continue building from the foundations covered in Intro to SQL for Data Analytics and will take a more detailed look at how to use SQL joins to put together data from multiple tables.

We'll learn the difference between various join types, how to implement them in SQL, and will get our hands on some practical, interactive examples. If you're not sure about what SQL is or how to access information from a single table, those can be helpful topics to brush up on before this session!"

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 6:30:00 PM Online event

Join GeoDev KC on Thursday October 8th when Vinicius Grassi & Austin Wheat presents on the tools from HERE Technologies

HERE has some fantastic free/open source web GIS tools (both studio and developer versions) GIS peeps and developers can use. We could give a presentation on our studio tool and our APIs, give the group few demos of what they can do with the tools, and get them set up with a freemium HERE account to play around with.

HERE Studio Tool: https://www.here.com/platform/studio

HERE Developer Portal: https://t.her.is/NA

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Thursday, October 8, 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.

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Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 12:00:00 PM Online event

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"See first-hand what it's like to be a data scientist. We'll analyze a dataset with Python so you can decide if this is the career for you.
What does it mean to explore data with Python and to build predictive models? Thankfully, the virtual tools that data scientists use to collaborate and share their work make it easier than ever for you to shadow someone in this role.

Join us as we take a behind-the-scenes look at the daily work a data scientist performs. We'll get hands-on with Python to dig through an example dataset and help you determine if this is your ideal next career choice. We'll also discuss the next steps you need to take to be successful on that journey."

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Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10:00:00 AM

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

<br/>https://community.elastic.co/events/details/elastic-kansas-city-presents-getting-started-with-elastic-search-in-google-cloud/

&lt;p&gt;Join us for a joint Meetup between Elastic and GDG Houston Communities to learn about Observability on Cloud. Speaker, Aravind Putrevu, Elastic Community Developer Advocate, will take us through what Observability is with a live demo. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;More details:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The most common reaction by far today regarding Observability is:&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;- How do I approach Observability?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;- What tools can help build a scalable platform?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;- What processes/practices should I follow?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;In this talk we will take a look at:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;- What is 'Observability'?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;- Pillars of Observability&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;- Shipping/Integrating data to Elastic Stack using Beats, Fluentd, Prometheus&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;- Elastic Common Schema&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;- Adding Tracing to Applications&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;All this in a live demo from an application running on Kubernetes in Google Cloud .&lt;/p&gt;</p>

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

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Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 9:00:00 AM Online event

We'll be covering JavaScript, what it is and when to use it.

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.

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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 10:00:00 AM Online event

An overview of the different networking configuration choices running KVM guests on the IBM Z platforms and details to setup and capabilities. It also provides tuning recommendations for the KVM host and KVM guest environment to achieve greater network performance.

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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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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM Online event

A sister Meetup group in Austin, Texas is holding this event; due to the new coronavirus outbreak, this will be held online.

Creating an Automated Spark Development Environment with Analysis and Logging

https://www.meetup.com/futureofdata-austin/events/272704970/

Date/Time
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
6:00 PM

Details
In this meetup, we're going to put ourselves in the shoes of a Data Engineer tasked by the State of Texas to create processes that extract, transform, and load publicly accessible financial data from the Paycheck Protection Program. This data can then be used in order to create reports that state elected officials can use to make decisions. We'll also go over how you can leverage CLI tools to create a system in which you can continuously deploy your newly developed Spark jobs through some automation scripts, saving huge amounts of development and deployment time. At the end we'll even take a look at the finished result of our reports!

Come join us to see this example of the new Data Engineering Experience in action and hopefully inspire similar solutions of your own!

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Wednesday, October 7, 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, October 7, 2020 at 5:30:00 PM Online event

Join Women in Agile KC for a discussion around "The Culture Code" by Daniel Coyle. Learn how the three key skills defined in the book (Build Safety, Share Vulnerability, and Establish Purpose) contribute to a strong culture and high performing teams.

Reading the book before the meeting is highly encouraged but not at all required! Group discussion will focus on the special challenges and opportunities that women have when building a great culture in agile teams and organizations.

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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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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:00:00 PM Online event

The Adobe MAX conference this year is FREE! If you haven't registered yet, you should go to https://portal.adobe.com/pages/adobe/am20/signin and discover all that is being offered during this October 20-22 virtual conference.

Join us online at our October 6th meeting for a taste of the sessions that will happen at MAX. Kansas City's own Kyle Hamrick will share his MAX presentation on Motion Graphic Templates.

Motion Graphics templates (MOGRTs) give editors working with Adobe Premiere Pro or Premiere Rush the power of an easy-to-use motion graphics package at their fingertips. Kyle will demonstrate the power of these customizable animated templates. Find out how they can bring a new level of professionalism and polish to your videos without spending years learning how to create everything yourself.

You'll learn how to:
• Add and customize professional-looking graphics using After Effects for Premiere Pro templates
• Easily update reusable graphics like names, episode titles, or graphs
• Import and use Motion Graphics templates from Adobe Stock or your own custom creations
• Create your own templates in Premiere Pro that you can reuse and use in Premiere Rush

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:30:00 PM Online event

• What we'll do
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, October 6, 2020 at 6:00:00 PM Online event

Join us online for the next book we will be reading in the KC Tech Book Club! We will be reading The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman, a bona-fide classic in design and technology.

From Amazon: "Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door.

The fault, argues this ingenious -- even liberating -- book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.

The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time."

Amazon Link:
https://www.amazon.com/Design-Everyday-Things-Revised-Expanded/dp/0465050654/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=design+of+everyday+things&qid=1597592897&sr=8-2

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, October 6, 2020 at 12:00:00 PM Online event

Please join us on Tuesday, October 6th, for a virtual meeting with other local IAM and Security professionals. Feel free to share this invite with your colleagues and let's continue to grow our group!

Our feature presentation will be: "10 Things to Consider Before Starting Your IGA Project" by Todd Claton - Co-Founder of Coreblox.

Todd Clayton is Co-Founder of CoreBlox. Before CoreBlox, Todd established a track record of success in Identity & Access Management as the leader of both the Business Systems and Field Services & Certification (FSAC) teams at Netegrity. Prior to Netegrity, he held leadership roles at Arthur Andersen and End-User Computing. Todd's passion for and knowledge of the web security space has earned him numerous speaking engagements at industry conferences.

Todd holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa. He is an avid fan of strategy games and he enjoys vacationing with his family in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Please RSVP or email me at mneal@radiantlogic.com to reserve your spot. Thank you, stay well and we look forward to seeing you all then!

~ Mike Neal

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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.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM Online event

Join us for an interactive discussion between leaders and community members on today's most relevant topics impacting people, organizations, and industries across the globe. We welcome an exclusive panel of industry and domain experts who will provide insight into how they are approaching these topics and also help address your most pressing questions.

Episode #13 Product Innovation as a Competitive Differentiator
There is no question that every company is either a technology company today or needs to evolve to become one. Organizations are looking to set themselves apart from the competition and it can be difficult to do so.

For organizations to thrive they need to position their product, brand and value proposition in a unique way. Companies that succeed in the long-run are constantly reinventing their core products and business.

During our discussion, our panelist will cover these key topics.
-How vulnerable is your business sector to disruption?
-Why do customers buy innovative brands/products?
-Are consumers willing to pay for innovation?
-How do you create a culture of innovation?

In addition, our panelists will address questions by our attendees during the session.

Our Panelists:
-Steve Mahoney | Director of Product at (Looker) Google
-Damian Rochman | VP of Products at cloudfactory
-Nick Byrne | Marketing Director at Wright
-Jeff Coyle | Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at MarketMuse

Your Host:
Dhwani Rao | Solutions Consultant at Pandera

Agenda:
-Panelists introduction
-Panelists discussion
-Open Q & A with the audience

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

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite to receive an email with your customized webinar link: https://bit.ly/3hpMQJf***

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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Monday, September 28, 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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