Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 1:00:00 PM Online event

Speakers and topics TBA. I am looking for volunteers to give talks of roughly 20 minutes each on topics related to R. Please contact me (mail@pmean.com) if you want to volunteer.

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Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop

**THIS IS A 2-DAY, 2-PART CLASS. FIRST PART IS ON SATURDAY, NOON UNTIL YOUR KNIFE IS READY TO HEAT TREAT.
SECOND PART IS ON SUNDAY, NOON UNTIL YOUR KNIFE IS COMPLETED.**

Learn the art of knife smithing as you create a beautiful damascus utility knife.

These are a long time favorite of our instructor. A beautiful and compact knife based on a skinning knife that makes itself useful on a daily basis.

The wood grain pattern of damascus style laminate steel is highlighted by your choice of a variety of exotic hard woods for the handle.

On day 1 we will be shaping the knife in our workshop. Learn to profile your knife, apply a bevel and create a blade. Drill your tang, apply filework to the spine or add a hole for a lanyard. At the end of this class we will be ready to heat treat our blades.

On day 2 we will heat treat and quench your blades. Then we will learn how to attach a handle with brass pins. We will shape and finish the handles and finish and polish and sharpen the blades.

There will be a short intermission on both days, so you are welcome to bring food and drinks with you.

Age range: 18 and older

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Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10:00:00 AM

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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Monday, July 5, 2021 at 7:00:00 PM Online event

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite to receive an email with your customized webinar link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-webinar-what-is-uxui-design-tickets-158661738531?aff=Meetup ***

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.

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Monday, July 5, 2021 at 6:00:00 PM Online event

Register here for the Zoom link to kick off the meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdOmgqT4rE9LOv-6yAWLFFZOGKqHgJf1Y

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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What is your message?

Popular local speaker Tara Saylor, who previously brought us "Real World Research," returns to talk about who we communicate change to our stakeholders and end users.  From identifying key messages to channel considerations, this presentation will walk you through everything you need to build a communications plan.  

Warning: This presentation includes vacation pictures, jokes about the IT Crowd and lots of resources to save for later.

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INTERFACE Virtual Kansas City 2021

July 15th, 2021
8:30am – 4:30pm

IT Infrastructure is constantly changing, bringing more new challenges with it every day. From ransomware and the latest security threats, to needs for increased bandwidth and storage, it’s nearly impossible to keep up-to-date. Our conference is designed to help. We’ve assembled a combination of Best-in-Breed hardware and software solutions, along with local experts and organizations to help educate, advise and connect you to resources that can help you meet your goals.

Covering Information Security, Infrastructure, Cloud, Disaster Recovery, Communications, and more, you’ll find presentations, panel discussions and exhibitors covering a variety of topics, as well as the latest innovations and best practices.


There is no cost for ISSA members to attend INTERFACE on July 15 and can earn up to 6 CPE credits during day.

Many door prizes to give away including amazon gift cards & $500.


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(ISC)Kansas City Chapter
Down the Rabbit Hole into the Dark Web
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE!

Down the Rabbit Hole – A Tour into the Dark Web.

Frequently, Alice in Wonderland is used as the main analogy to the Dark Web, but just like in the book, no one tells us how this magical world was made and what the motive for its creation was. In our journey through this session, we take you through the evolution, goals and motivation of the Dark Web.

The session also exposes you to the syndicates and structures running on the platforms. Surprisingly we see how those groups were among the first to embrace and implement Blockchain technology and created a major global demand for crypto currencies.
Join us virtually at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2021

5:30 - Welcome/Chapter Announcements

5:45 - Presentation/Open Discussion

6:30 - Wrap Up

6:45 - Meeting Closeout
CISSP Study Group - Contact waugh.mark@gmail.com


Welcome Micki Boland

 Micki Boland is a global cybersecurity warrior and evangelist with Check Point Software Technologies Office of the CTO.

A practitioner with 20 years in ICT, cybersecurity, emerging technology innovation, Micki holds( ISC)2 CISSP, Master of Science in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA with Global Security concentration from East Carolina University.
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Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 7:00:00 AM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop

We are closed in celebration of the national holiday

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 7:00:00 PM Online event

Monthly meeting where a specific topic is presented, and an informal general discussion occurs after.

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM Online event

Fixing Hardcoded Secrets the Developer-Friendly Way

MAKE SURE TO RSVP HERE AND NOT JUST ON MEETUP (IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT BUT WOULD LIKE THE RECORDING, IT WILL BE SENT TO ALL REGISTRANTS): https://cycode.com/fix-hardcoded-secrets

Thur, July 8th, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

The practice of hard-coding secrets like passwords, tokens, and API keys is skyrocketing as applications increasingly leverage dependencies that require integration and Infrastructure-as-Code that must authenticate services. Yet, hardcoded secrets have been at the heart of numerous security incidents because they expose access to valuable resources and enable attackers to rapidly "peel the onion." Furthermore, secrets undermine the segregation of duties within organizations, which is key to many compliance standards such as SOC 2 Type II, ISO 207001, PCI, and more.

Yet, we must remember that developers have reasons to hardcode secrets. Not only is hard-coding secrets an efficient way to authenticate but most developers lack alternatives. The question we must ask is how do we balance security with developer efficiency?

This webinar will cover:

1. Introduction to hardcoded secrets (History, risks & breaches)
2. Detecting secrets (What to look for and where)
3. Developer-Friendly operationalization

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 11:00:00 AM Online event

Please register at the link below (Must be registered to attend): https://www.tibco.com/events/dr-jaspersoft-office-hours

Let's dive in on how you can run some load tests on your JasperReports Server. This can help you better size your infrastructure and the resources needed for the server. We will also be looking at how you can use this to debug any performance issues you're encountering.

What is Dr. Jaspersoft Office Hours?

Hosted by TIBCO integration and customer success experts, Dr. Jaspersoft Office Hours is a program from TIBCO aimed at helping new and advanced users. The feature sessions are monthly 30-minute live webinars to help users with extended topics, and unique analytics challenges.

Attendees are invited to participate in a live Q&A on the session's topic, or for questions outside of the feature topic, pose questions directly in the TIBCO Community "Answers" section and tag with #DrJaspersoft.

All feature sessions are published to the TIBCO Jaspersoft YouTube Channel. Subscribe to it and stay updated with new content!

Speakers:
Badr Draifi, Customer Success Architect, TIBCO Software Inc.
Jonathon Cano, Customer Success Architect, TIBCO Software Inc.

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 9:00:00 AM Online event

IF YOU'D LIKE TO JOIN LIVE AND/OR GET A COPY OF THE RECORDING, MAKE SURE TO SIGN-UP HERE: https://hubs.li/H0QBnG70

Working with APIs and semi-structured data made easier

Live Webinar + Q&A Thu, July 8, 2021, 10:00 AM EDT

Working with semi-structured data like JSON is part of daily routine for almost every data engineer. With APIs and NoSQL databases growing in popularity, JSON has gained traction as one of the most common data exchange formats.

In this webinar we'll be looking at how the right tools can make your life easier when working with APIs, combining the sprawl of no-schema semi-structured data and flat data with ease.

Join us on this webinar to learn more about:

* Your options for reading JSON and similar data formats
* Best practices when dealing with semi-structured data
* Tech that helps easily combine semi-structured and flat data

Working with APIs and semi-structured data made easier

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Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 9:00:00 AM Brew Haha Coffeehouse

We will help you get to where you want to be. Whether that is finding a code bootcamp, prepping for a job interview, or leveling up your skills. We have experienced programmers looking to share our technical knowledge and access to our network.

Come join veterans and programmers for coffee at Brew Haha.

If you want to join us remotely, ping us on Slack.

Join Operation Code: https://operationcode.org/join

Slack (requires joining Operation Code): https://operation-code.slack.com/app_redirect?channel=kansas_city

Our GitHub: https://github.com/OperationCodeKC

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM Online event

IF YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND LIVE AND/OR GET A COPY OF THE RECORDING, MAKE SURE TO REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/35q4mZi

Strategies for Cloud Security Cost Management
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 10am PT / 1pm ET
Organizations have traditionally turned to a SIEM vendor to analyze and manage their security events. They load a ton of log types, write rules for potential use cases, and then comb through alerts to better understand their environment. What they didn't know was that there is a better way to manage those logs and score cloud security savings in the process.

Join us for a live webinar on Wednesday, June 30 at 10:00 am PT | 1:00 pm ET. Our speaker, David Segura, Senior Solutions Engineer at Lacework, will go over strategies you can implement to start saving on cloud security through SIEM optimization.

He will go over these three tips and more to help get you on the right path forward:

Management costs: Resource hours, compute, and storage
Rule writing and tuning: There's a better way for cloud environments
Augmenting your SOC through better correlation and investigation management

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 7:00:00 PM Online event

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite to receive an email with your customized webinar link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-webinar-free-crash-course-html-css-tickets-158661764609?aff=Meetup ***

Start your journey into the world of coding with a fun and challenging session on HTML and CSS.This hands-on course will teach you core concepts and building blocks for free.

Together we'll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes), and the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values). All your work will be in a platform that will allow you to bring it home with you and continue to work on it after you leave.

What you will learn:

Basic Fundamentals HTML like tags, elements, and attributes
Basic Fundamentals of CSS like selectors, properties, and values
Learning about Margins, Borders, and Padding
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.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 6:00:00 PM The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop

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 (NO FLANNEL). The class will introduce you to ARC welding with flux-core wire feed (FCAW), MIG (GMAW) and STICK (SMAW) welding. For ages: 18-118 (All materials included) Seating is limited.

Mask policy is still in place for students at this class, please wear a mask.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 8:00:00 PM Online event

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite to receive an email with your customized webinar link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-webinar-product-management-vs-technical-project-management-tickets-153383001687?aff=Meetup ***

Join us as we break down product management and technical project management— two rewarding careers that are in-demand in today's world.

About this event
Companies have to release new products and services at a dizzying pace in today's tech world to stay competitive. Product Management and Technical Project Management are two of the most critical roles for those companies in bringing innovative solutions to market. However, knowing the differences between these sometimes overlapping roles and how to break into them can seem a little daunting.

Join us as we break down the specifics of each role, along with how to get the skills to be successful in them. We'll help you learn what questions to ask yourself to determine which is your ideal next career and discuss the range of jobs that will be available to you once you've acquired those skills.

What you will learn:

Compare a day in the life of both careers
Understand which one may be right for you
Our philosophy & approach
Resources to continue learning
And so much more...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 6:00:00 PM Online event

Beginner-Friendly Interactive Data Analytics/Python "Turtle Graphics" Course

About this Event:
Stop by to learn some Python with a fun, Python-based 'Turtle Graphics' course, and dip your toes into the Data Analytics/Python pool. This class is an interactive, free class that will give you an overview of the NEW Savvy Coders Data Analytics Bootcamp coming this Spring!

Join a profession that has endless growth opportunities!

Sign up for our FREE Data Analytics class and learn more about Python, business intelligence solutions, and careers in the field.

Whether you're young or old, a newbie, or an experienced veteran, learning new coding skills, like Python, can make you more marketable and in-demand. By attending our FREE Data Analytics 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 Python as a data analyst.

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. Give us an evening, and we'll help put you on a new path to success. Check out the Bootcamp here: https://savvycoders.com/data-analytics-python-boot-camp/

Presented by Savvy Coders

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 5:00:00 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 local time - to find out when the event is in your timezone follow this link: http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/event?lid=5391959&h=5391959&sts=27082500&sln=15-16&a=show

Agenda:
5:00pm-5:05pm: Online Networking
5:05pm-5:50pm: Alianna Inzana, Tyler Mills and Temil Sanchez, Smart Bear
5:50pm: Log in or Join our Forum (forum.confluent.io) to ask any follow up questions!

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Title:

Testing with AsyncAPI for Kafka: Brokering the Complexity

Abstract:

Quality Matters … and as event-driven architectures (EDA) become increasingly popular in the microservices space, ensuring the delivery and performance of your EDA increases in importance. But while it's powerful architecture, it does come with its challenges, especially from a testing perspective.

For example, most organizations are not reliant on Kafka alone, but a multitude of interconnected APIs like REST, GraphQL and gRPC. One of the questions that arise from this challenge: How do you build end-to-end tests when the APIs are completely different technologies—without relying on fragile scripts?

In our talk, we'll tackle this question and many more when it comes to the testing of Apache Kafka endpoints and your services architecture. We'll cover what makes testing in EDA difficult; technologies that can help you; and how we at SmartBear are thinking about these testing problems, and how we are trying to solve for them

What makes testing so difficult in EDA
What's in a message: Defining an event
Spec-based testing: Benefits of using AsyncAPI
Testing Demo: How we build off AsyncAPI and other protocols to streamline testing

With the lessons learned from sponsoring the OpenAPI Specification (Swagger) and supporting Kafka, the SmartBear team is looking forward to taking you on a testing journey.

Speakers:

Alianna Inzana, Senior Director of API Testing & Virtualization, SmartBear Software
Ali is the product leader for API Testing & Virtualization at SmartBear. Her career has spanned institutional asset management, economics, energy, security, and has led her to building the software that makes those other platforms possible. Her product management Super-power is asking weird questions at the right moment.

Tyler Mills, Product Director, ReadyAPI, SmartBear Software
Tyler is the Director of Product for SmartBear ReadyAPI, the API testing platform enabling functional, performance and security testing of APIs as well as virtualization of APIs that are not yet available. He has extensive experience in product management, user experience, and software development

Temil Sanchez, Product Owner, ReadyAPI, SmartBear Software
Temil Sanchez is a product owner who is currently responsible for driving product roadmap and optimizing each component of the development lifecycle. For the past 10 years Temil has had a focus on creating best API practices in testing, development and design via different roles in QA, support, solutions engineering and product. With the varying roles he brings a great deal of perspective to the API lifecycle and its future
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Online Meetup Etiquette:
•Please hold your questions until the end of the presentation or use the zoomchat during!
•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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