• Inclusive Architecture & RxJS: An evening with This Dot

    !------------------------------! Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-architecture-rxjs-an-evening-with-this-dot-tickets-62620589870 !------------------------------! Join us for 2 special guest speakers, Rob Ocel and Tracy Lee, from This Dot Labs! INTRODUCING THE PAMSTACK - A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR CREATING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TEAMS We are all too familiar with projects and companies that only seem to be able to support senior developers, but this can get expensive, unsustainable, and your team can begin to look very myopic. Teams begin groupthink, ideas become stale, and it can be difficult to reinvigorate the growing sense of mundane development. It doesn't have to be this way. In fact, creating an inclusive architecture can help development go faster and become more cost effective. It's not difficult to begin adjusting your sails and beginning to create an architecture that is inclusive in nature to support junior developers, project managers, and designers. No application is too critical, complicated, or obscure to be able to achieve this. We'll talk through frameworks, tools, abstractions, and simple steps that can help you start building inclusively. We will also talk through how you can build a corresponding culture that allows inclusivity on your team, and why this is so critical to your business. We'll walk through processes you can incorporate, team roles, and how you can build a better template for the future of your business. RXJS - OPERATOR, WHAT’S YOUR REAL WORLD USE CASE? IMPORTANT OPERATORS IN RXJS EXPLAINED Are you overthinking RxJS? Overwhelmed by the ~70 operators available to you? Confused by the docs and need someone to explain to you what on earth the differences between all the -maps are? Are you using that operator right? What operator should you actually be using? How do other people use RxJS operators? This talk covers walks through lamens terms definitions and real world use cases for some of the most important operators out there so you can effectively maximize your use of RxJS and get clarity on what RxJS is doing in your application. !------------------------------! Since this is a joint event, RSVPs will be managed on Eventbrite. Don't wait until the day of as we may reach capacity! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-architecture-rxjs-an-evening-with-this-dot-tickets-62620589870 !------------------------------! SPEAKER BIOS Tracy is the Co-Founder of This Dot Labs, an consultancy helping teams build front end applications and is focused on changing the ratio in tech. She is also a Google Developer Expert, RxJS Core Team member, a Women Techmakers Lead, and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences. She heads up Community Relations at Node Foundation, is the host of the Modern Web podcast, organizer of This.JavaScript, Contributor Days, Google Developer Group Silicon Valley and Triangle, and RxWorkshop. You can find her on Twitter @ladyleet or at http://thisdot.co/labs. Rob is a Senior Software Developer at This Dot Labs, a consultancy helping companies build large scale applications. He is a co-host of the Modern Web podcast, the This Dot Labs podcast, and a frequent speaker at local meetups. You can find him on Twitter @robocell or at http://thisdot.co/labs. Rob has a passion for mentoring new developers and finding ways to explain difficult concepts in modern JavaScript development. He has been doing software development for over 10 and is fascinated with front-end frameworks and their power to bring ever more diverse developers into the profession. When not developing, Rob spends time keeping up with his one year old son, is an avid fan of JRPGs, and is obsessed with college basketball.

  • Google I/O '19 Extended - Kansas City

    Google Fiber Space Lounge

    Please register on Eventbrite to attend!!! RSVPs on Meetup will not guarantee admission. https://ioextendedkc2019.eventbrite.com Are you not able to attend Google I/O this year but still want in on the keynote, awesome content, and meet other like-minded Kansas Citians? Join GDG Kansas City and Google Fiber for Google I/O 2019 Extended right here in Kansas City! Come out to the Google Fiber Space for codelabs, a livestream of the main and developer keynotes, and networking. This year's event will include extra content. Previous years' attendees said that the keynote is great but they'd love more technical sessions, so that's exactly what will happen this year! Before lunch, there will be an intro-level sessions on developer topics. Lunch from Chipotle will be provided by Google Fiber. Schedule: • 10:00 - Doors open • 10:30 - Flutter codelab • 11:30 - Lunch sponsored by Google Fiber • 12:00 - Keynote livestream starts • Discussion over keynote announcements • Codelabs and tech talks as time allows • 2:45 - Developer keynote livestream • 3:45 - Closing Only want to attend some of the event? No problem! You're more than welcome to show up late or leave early. However, the entire event will fun, informative, and relevant for all skill levels. Goodies, giveaways, and swag will be available throughout the event so make sure to stick around the whole time! FAQs **Should I bring anything with me? We highly recommend bringing a laptop with you but that's not a requirement if you just want to take in the content, keynotes, and lunch. If you want to follow along with the codelabs and tech talks before and after the keynote, you can do so with your own device. Machines won't be available to check out. If you will be bringing your own machine to code along with the discussions, it's recommended to install any requisites listed here ahead of time: - Either Android Studio (https://developer.android.com/studio) or Visual Studio Code (https://code.visualstudio.com) - For the morning Flutter codelab, the latest Flutter SDK (https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started) **What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking is limited and first come first serve at the Google Fiber Space - 1814 Westport Road. Street parking is available on nearby side streets (Bell St, Genessee St, Wyoming St) as well on Westport Road. We ask you do not park in the church lot to the East, adjacent lot to the Google Fiber parking space. Thanks! **Will all sessions be streamed or just the keynote? We are only streaming the main keynote and the developer keynote. Before and between those, there are some fun tech talks and codelabs planned for attendees. Any sessions that are streamed live from I/O will also be available to watch later on the Google Developers YouTube channel and I/O website. **How can I get my work to let me attend? We have a Justificaiton Letter you can fill out and present to your employer so you can join us! Copy and update the text from this document into an email to send to your employer: https://goo.gl/4l9SJj **Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? If you've already printed your ticket, that will work. If not, you can help reduce waste by providing your digital ticket via the Eventbrite app or the PDF sent via email.

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  • Personal Leadership for Software Developers

    What is leadership and what does it look like within a technical team? How can you discover and leverage your own personal leadership style to influence the team and organization that you are a part of as a Software Developer? Come explore the meaning and application of leadership in technical fields, and discuss how to level up your career beyond your ability to code. Doors open at 6:30 Content starts at 7 Food provided About the speaker: Jonathan Wondrusch Jonathan was a speaker at DevFest KC 2019. As a freelancer, technical co-founder of a successful startup, and application developer at U.S. Engineering, he has developed an expertise in using modern technology to serve the needs of small and medium-sized businesses effectively. As cloud computing can be leveraged to greater effect, he has focused on using serverless technologies to reduce costs and expand the range of technical capabilities across organizations of all sizes.

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  • Bitovi Academy Angular Workshop: Day 2

    Centriq

    Monday, April 1st 5:30-9:30pm Tuesday, April 2nd 5:30-9:30pm You must RSVP on Eventbrite to be admitted. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bitovi-academy-angular-workshop-tickets-59089218443 Join this two-part interactive workshop to learn Angular! This workshop is perfect for those wanting to move from AngularJS to Angular, or those needing to learn Angular from the ground up. This workshop will explain Angular fundamentals with hands-on learning exercises to ultimately build and deploy a working Angular app. This is an interactive workshop, you will need to bring your wifi-enabled laptop, power cord, and anything else you need to be productive. We’ll be building a restaurant ordering app and cover topics like using the Angular CLI, building components, creating routing & navigation, creating services to make get requests, using reactive forms, writing unit tests, and adding real time connections. You can preview a working version of the app here: http://www.place-my-order.com/ and a preview of the workshop outline here: https://bitovi.github.io/university/angular.html Spots are limited to 24 attendees, so please only register if you are able to attend! If you are unable to attend and your workplace has an interest in bringing this training(or training on TypeScript and RxJS) please reach out to [masked] Dinner will be provided by Bitovi. ======= Bitovi provides web and mobile application consulting services. We can build your app, work with you to build it, or teach you how to build it. To learn more visit http://bitovi.com or @bitovi (https://twitter.com/bitovi). ======= About the Instructor Jennifer Wadella has been writing code since before she realized it was a credible career path. She currently works as a JavaScript Consultant at Bitovi and loves building performant web applications, speaking at technical conferences, and brewing kombucha. Jennifer is an international and keynote speaker known for delivering fun and engaging talks with immediately executable strategies. ======= Location Centriq Training 1740 W 92nd Street Kansas City, MO 64114 Parking – Ample parking located in North Lot, which is outside our main lobby entrance. Career Seminar Room, 2nd Floor Take stairs in lobby to 2nd Floor, turn right and the CT Seminar is the next two doors on your right OR – take elevator to 2nd Floor, turn left and the CT Seminar is the next two doors on your right ======= FAQs What's the fee for? With limited space available, there is a $5 fee to register. The money from this will go toward food. Is there a no cost option? Yes, we will consider requests to register without the fee on a case by case basis. Please fill out this form and you'll be contacted when accepted and added to the attendee list. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRTSfClmqhtz_8iVdLUqWSCgHVnmuJs5tvlv3dCy2qhENZ-g/viewform?usp=pp_url

  • Bitovi Academy Angular Workshop: Day 1

    Centriq

    Monday, April 1st 5:30-9:30pm Tuesday, April 2nd 5:30-9:30pm You must RSVP on Eventbrite to be admitted. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bitovi-academy-angular-workshop-tickets-59089218443 Join this two-part interactive workshop to learn Angular! This workshop is perfect for those wanting to move from AngularJS to Angular, or those needing to learn Angular from the ground up. This workshop will explain Angular fundamentals with hands-on learning exercises to ultimately build and deploy a working Angular app. This is an interactive workshop, you will need to bring your wifi-enabled laptop, power cord, and anything else you need to be productive. We’ll be building a restaurant ordering app and cover topics like using the Angular CLI, building components, creating routing & navigation, creating services to make get requests, using reactive forms, writing unit tests, and adding real time connections. You can preview a working version of the app here: http://www.place-my-order.com/ and a preview of the workshop outline here: https://bitovi.github.io/university/angular.html Spots are limited to 24 attendees, so please only register if you are able to attend! If you are unable to attend and your workplace has an interest in bringing this training(or training on TypeScript and RxJS) please reach out to [masked] Dinner will be provided by Bitovi. ======= Bitovi provides web and mobile application consulting services. We can build your app, work with you to build it, or teach you how to build it. To learn more visit http://bitovi.com or @bitovi (https://twitter.com/bitovi). ======= About the Instructor Jennifer Wadella has been writing code since before she realized it was a credible career path. She currently works as a JavaScript Consultant at Bitovi and loves building performant web applications, speaking at technical conferences, and brewing kombucha. Jennifer is an international and keynote speaker known for delivering fun and engaging talks with immediately executable strategies. ======= Location Centriq Training 1740 W 92nd Street Kansas City, MO 64114 Parking – Ample parking located in North Lot, which is outside our main lobby entrance. Career Seminar Room, 2nd Floor Take stairs in lobby to 2nd Floor, turn right and the CT Seminar is the next two doors on your right OR – take elevator to 2nd Floor, turn left and the CT Seminar is the next two doors on your right ======= FAQs What's the fee for? With limited space available, there is a $5 fee to register. The money from this will go toward food. Is there a no cost option? Yes, we will consider requests to register without the fee on a case by case basis. Please fill out this form and you'll be contacted when accepted and added to the attendee list. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRTSfClmqhtz_8iVdLUqWSCgHVnmuJs5tvlv3dCy2qhENZ-g/viewform?usp=pp_url

  • International Women's Day

    VeriShip

    Please be sure to RSVP on Eventbrite: https://go.wtmkc.org/iwd19 We are teaming up with KC Women in Technology for our third annual celebration of International Women's Day. Join us for a night of meeting awesome ladies who are building a new horizon in the Kansas City tech space. Come hear their stories on how they found their path into technology and the awesome things they are doing. Sign up here: https://go.wtmkc.org/iwd19

  • DevFest KC 2019

    UMKC Student Union Theatre

    $50.00

    NOTE: You must purchase a ticket at https://go.devfestkc.com/tickets19 to attend. DevFest KC 2019 is a 100% community organized developer conference with industry experts presenting on exciting topics including mobile, web, cloud, virtual reality, machine learning, and much more! Also attend for the chance to win some cool prizes!! For more information and to save sessions to your personal schedule, go to https://devfestkc.com.

  • Lightning Talks and Holiday Meetup

    Google Fiber Space Lounge

    Learn something new recently? Started using a new tool? Join KC Mobile Devs, JavaScript KC, and GDG Kansas City for a night of lightning talks. What's a lightning talk? Lightning talks are designed to be short presentations between five and ten minutes long, but are usually capped at five minutes. Talks are arranged one after the other during the sessions. Lightning talks are brief which requires the speaker to make their point clearly and rid the presentation of non-critical information. This causes the audience to be more attentive to the speaker and gain a broader array of knowledge from the presentations given. -Wikipedia Attendees interested in presenting can signup to give a short, 5 minute talk on any topic they want (preferably technology-related please). Participants will have the opportunity to win prizes. This is meant to be a fun, light competition. It won't be an intense, heavily structured point system. Please let us know if you interested in speaking by filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/UwcSjYVjTpxdDHS22 Not interested in speaking? No problem! Other attendees can learn about multiple about multiple topics. Schedule: 6:30 - Doors open for networking and food 7:00 - Introduction 7:10 - Lightning talks 8:00 - End of talks and giveaways Food and beverages will be provided.

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  • Introduction to Design using Adobe XD

    Google Fiber Space Lounge

    Are you a designer looking to improve or expand? Are you a developer that wants to learn how to be a designer? In this session, we will explore Adobe XD and show how you can design applications efficiently, and quickly. Also, you will see how to do Prototyping with Adobe XD to show how your design will function to potential stakeholders. About the presenter: Roger O'Dell is an instructor in software development, Senior Application developer and amateur artist. Working in the mobile space for the past several years, he has worked with various designers in mobile using a variety of technologies. Doors open at 6:30 Content starts at 7 Food provided

  • WTM Hackathon: Machine Learning

    Plexpod: Westport Commons

    RSVPs for this event are hosted on Eventbrite. Please use this link to signup: https://go.wtmkc.org/hack18 Only 20 seats are available, so be sure to RSVP soon. Please, if you RSVP, be sure you attend. If you need to cancel for any reason, please email [masked]. Join us for this year’s Second Annual Women Techmakers KC Hackathon! We are excited to bring together the local Women Techmakers community! This year, we have some exciting demos and codelabs planned. Join the Hackathon to learn more about Machine Learning, get official Google training, and access to some really cool deals on Qwiklabs and Coursera Courses. Bring a laptop and charger (PC or Mac) and get ready for the best Hackathon yet! Our TechTalk will focus on Machine Learning, using Google Cloud ML and TensorFlow. There will be some awesome hands-on labs to see what is possible with both Cloud ML and TensorFlow. Then we will gain experience with a codelab using TensorFlow. After we have some experience with the tools, you will focus on creating your vision for Machine Learning! It’s not required but we recommend working in a team. You can show up without one and find teammates the day of, but if you want to try to find teammates ahead of time, signup for our Slack at https://slack.gdgkc.org/ and start talking on #women-techmakers channel. *Schedule* 9:00 am: Doors open Networking 9:30 am: Learning Welcome QuikLabs Codelab 12:00 pm: Break for lunch 1:00 pm: Hackathon Form teams Build a project Present what you've made (optional)