CollabCon is dedicated to bringing together collaboration experts from across platforms and industries to share their expertise with you!


Oct 28, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT

University of Kansas Edwards Campus, 12600 S Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66213, USA


Join us for a one-day action packed event with sessions, hands-on opportunities at the Collaboration Station, and watch vendors and sponsors go toe-to-toe to defend their stance on why their tools and recommendations are “the right” ones.

Attendee Party

You are invited to join us for a KC Happy Hour following our first annual CollabCon! Happy Hour will be hosted at Made in KC Marketplace - Lenexa to show off local makers, goods, and food and beverages with added bonus of 3 lanes of floor shuffleboard! Join us for drinks, foods and games and unwind from a full day of collaboration.

Time: 4 pm - 7 pm

Location: Made in KC

8703 Penrose Ln, Lenexa, KS 66219




We’re Back! Wanna hang out?

It’s been both a long and a short couple years since our last regular meetups, but we’re energized and looking forward to seeing who all is still out there!

We’re reaching out to you as a past conference / meetup attendee or a member of our slack community.

MEETUP TONIGHT 8/18: Social Hour at the Brew Top Pub and Patio

Eric the IT Guy has organized a social hour and we’d love to have you out tonight to our first in person meetup in 2022. Bring yourselves, ideas for future meetups, and your appetite (WE’RE BUYING - 🍔🍺🍜🥤🍟). Please RSVP HERE if you can attend.

DevOpsKC Slack Community

The DevOpsKC Slack is still active, and is a primary way for us to keep up informal communication during our day to day. Come join us @ - or invite yourself to join the team @

Other Happenings

Several of the DevOpsKC organizers are working on a new project, Web3KC - a smaller conference event planned November 17/18. If you’re interested in Web3 technologies and how they may impact the world that we live in, consider following the @web3kcconf twitter handle or stopping by the site.

Also - a reminder that one of our favorite tech events in Kansas City is coming September 23/24 - BSidesKC! Event and training tickets are still available; this is one you don’t want to miss.




Luke Short is recent graduate of Bradley College. He will demonstrating on how to develop 3d animations. He uses Daz3D and Cinema 4D. He also has experience using Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and photography. He also has some Wordpress experience.

He has experience as a Digital Production Assistant and Graphic Designer.


 Join us for the Access User's Meeting via Zoom:  <<<Note:  New Meeting Link


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Title:   Report Setup form

Presenter:   Jim Watkins, Jr.



This month we are going to examine a Report Setup form. I like to provide my users with many options for producing their reports.


They may desire different report layouts and content but most reports have common criteria requirements; such as Date Ranges, Customer (or Primary Entity) or Category selection. I provide a single Report Setup form where they select the report and then the criteria. When they click the print button, VBA code is used to create a WHERE clause that is passed to the report. This methodology allows me to leverage the selection criteria parameters for all reports.



If you have any topics that you would like to see presented at our HUG meetings, please share with Arlene and we will see about using them at a future meeting.



Jim Watkins is a senior developer for Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc. HCCS is a 32 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:

Please consider sharing a presentation with your fellow Access Users. 


09-21-22 On-line

10-19-22 On-line

11-16-22 On-line

12-21-22 On-line




Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (your local time)

12600 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, Kansas, US, 66213

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WiSKC August Meeting

Join us for our August WiS-KC Meeting! Our August meeting will be in person at Netsmart. Please see the About section for full details. 

11100 Nall Ave, Overland Park, KS 66211, USA

August 15, 2022
6:00 PM

We are very excited to announce our August speaker...

Dallas Haselhorst, TreeTop Security Founder, BSides Co-founder 



 Dallas Haselhorst is an information security engineer, researcher, and entrepreneur. He has consulted in numerous industries all over the world. Much of his career was spent starting and growing a managed service provider until its acquisition in 2016. He then founded TreeTop Security, whose primary focus is improving the cybersecurity posture of small businesses. Dallas has multiple computer degrees from Fort Hays State University as well as a master's degree in information security engineering from the SANS Technology Institute. Dallas holds numerous information security certifications including the GSE certification, which is often considered one of the most difficult credentials to obtain in the IT security industry. Dallas is one of the organizers for the annual BSidesKC cybersecurity conference in Kansas City. When not working, Dallas enjoys learning, sharing his knowledge, promoting STEM education, spending time with his family, and moulding his four daughters into card-carrying nerds.



ISSA-Kansas City Aug 25, 2022 Chapter Event
Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
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Lidia's Resturant
101 W 22nd St Kansas City
KC, MO 64108
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Please join us on August 25th at Lidia's restaurant.
Topic: Educating your Guesses: How to Quantify Risk and Uncertainty in Cybersecurity
Summary: Asking for a budget and justifying spend in cybersecurity departments can be a difficult task due to limited data and a high uncertainty of future events. This talk will dive into quantitative risk analysis as it relates to cybersecurity: how to model uncertain events and understand financial risk. Attendees will see a first-hand demonstration of how quantitative modeling can be used to communicate risk and understand ROI. Attendees will walk away with the tools needed to present cyber risk as a dollar amount that can be easily understood by other business decision-makers at their company.

Speaker Bio: Sara Anstey is a Data Analytics Manager at Novacoast who is passionate about empowering businesses to use everyday data to make strategic business decisions. She believes that the intentional adoption of a data-driven culture can be a key differentiator to companies in today's security climate. Sara has experience in custom web development, risk quantification, data analytics, business intelligence, and applied statistics.

Thursday, Aug 25th
Check-in: 11:30 to Noon
Presentation and lunch: Noon to 1:00pm
Location: Lidia's Restaurant, KCMO



We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for  our next chapter meeting,  "Clarifying the BA role for project managers , a panel discussion - part 2," August 24, 2022 at 6:30 PM.

PS. Tickets are on sale now for KCBADD, now with group ticket pricing. Get your tickets today!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022 6:30 PM


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