The Cowtown Computer Congress (CCCKC) was formed in 2008 to create a shared space for local technology enthusiasts to meet, collaborate on group projects, share tools and to support Kansas City's technology community. Kansas City has a rich and diverse technology community, however unlike some major metropolitan areas such as Austin, Texas or the Bay Area there was little structure or leadership. This lack of organization has perpetuated a false perception that Kansas City and the midwest are places for those interested in technology to avoid relocating to, or to leave for the coasts as soon as possible.

Meetings

We currently meet every Thusday in our shared space. Meetings start at 7pm and are open to all those interested. If your interested in seeing what we're all about, come on a Thursday to see all the current projects.

 

Structure

A strong community of user groups is a positive characteristic of any technology community. User groups often struggle to maintain membership, promote events and find places to meet. The Cowtown Computer Congress serves as an umbrella organization which can assist in promotion of events and projects and provide a dedicated location to work on projects and hold meetings.

This strong commitment to the development and support of user groups is exhibited in our management structure, with each affiliate organization having a seat on the board of directors which gives them a voice in how the space is maintained and utilized.

 

Shared Ideals

All members of the Cowtown Computer Congress share the ideals of openness, nondiscrimination, free speech, the sharing of ideas, and unfettered exploration of technology's potential. All those who share in these ideals are invited to become involved, no matter where they are located geographically or their individual background.

We believe that knowledge should be free and accessible, and therefore share and publish what we produce to the community free of charge. Classes and workshops are open to the public, but we may ask for a small fee to help cover our rent, utilities and other expenses.

You can find out about joining CCCKC as a member at http://www.c3kc.org/membership/ . As a 501c3 this is our way to provide quality services to our members and maintain our presence in the maker community.

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Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 5:30 PM

    CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting ***GRAND OPENING EVENT***

    4 Hackers | 5.00 5.001

    *** OPEN HOUSE at 5:30 pm on July 29 *** NOTE:  July 29 we are opening early starting at 5:30 pm we are having our Grand Opening and will be having a cookout out back... Learn more
  • July 22 · 7:00 PM

    CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting

    10 Hackers

    CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting Members and guests are welcome to attend our weekly Open House meeting at our current location, DeVry University on Holmes Road. We are... Learn more
  • July 15 · 7:00 PM

    CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting

    3 Hackers

    CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting Members and guests are welcome to attend our weekly Open House meeting at our current location, DeVry University on Holmes Road. We are... Learn more
  • July 8 · 7:00 PM

    CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting

    3 Hackers

    CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting Members and guests are welcome to attend our weekly Open House meeting at our current location, DeVry University on Holmes Road. We are... Learn more
  • July 8 · 7:00 PM

    CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting

    3 Hackers

    CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting Members and guests are welcome to attend our weekly Open House meeting at our current location, DeVry University on Holmes Road. We are... Learn more
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What's new

  • New Member
    Adina S Adina S joined
    2 days ago
    Adina S
    "Hi! I just got a job as a Software Engineer at Cerner, and would love to meet new people and learn new, cool computer things!"
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    Elizabeth Hansen Elizabeth Hansen joined
    6 days ago
    Elizabeth Hansen
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  • New Member
    Tricia Gray Tricia Gray joined
    July 22
    Tricia Gray
    "I am a lifelong learner and, while I have always been fascinated with computers, I haven't learned much about them beyond regular user skills. I am in the process of deciding whether I want to learn to program or not."
  • New Member
    Chris Chris­ joined
    July 19
    Chris
    "Tech enthusiast, have been since I was 12, at least. Just got my Raspberry Pi a few weeks ago, pretty excited about that. Software developer, moving to KC here a couple months so I can stop wasting all my money on gas for the commute."
  • New Member
    Anthony Anthony­ joined
    July 18
    Anthony
    "Been trying for a career change for many years. This week was a turn-around, i.e. I'm being supported to start training on 08/04 for SITP. I would enjoy learning linux."
  • New Member
    Jack Jack­ joined
    July 17
    Jack
    "I like to program Win PCs with VB6 and I love the Arduino. I am new to all this but love to tinker."
  • New Member
    Buzz Kettles Buzz Kettles joined
    July 17
    Buzz Kettles
    "background in analog computing & coding"
  • New Member
    aranzou aranzou­ joined
    July 16
    aranzou
    "Recent graduate from the University of Missouri. Hoping to meet new people in the KC area"
  • New Member
    Kevin N Kevin N joined
    July 5
    Kevin N
    "Just someone lookin to get help with computers and advance my knowledge."
  • New Member
    Kurt Zschietzschmann Kurt Zschietzschmann­­ joined
    June 30
    Kurt Zschietzschmann
    "Hi, I heard about your group by speaking with the guy at maker faire who came down with the yellow electric Miata. I want to race in power wheels races with you guys eventually, but I'm willing to start by going thru the ranks or whatever. Peace kwz"
 
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