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This is a book club for books about technology – programming as well as IT and related areas like design, UI/UX, security, Linux, data science, etc. Please let me know if you are interested in a particular book you would like to read! Even if it's a book that I cannot commit to at the time, I can still help you post a meetup if you can get a couple others to decide on a book.

We have a Slack workspace where you can suggest a book or discuss a given book whenever you like! - Join our Slack Workspace Here (https://join.slack.com/t/kansascitytec-u1q4286/shared_invite/enQtODY0MDU2Mzk5ODg5LTgyODAzMDAyOGU3NmYzOTg1MTllMmUyOGJhMzdkNzJkNzc3MWExYWRkN2ZiZWNjZThiZWQ0M2FkNzE3MTQzNzM)

Here is a running list of books that I and other members are interested in: Book List (https://slack-files.com/TRE1NBEAD-FRQ9TQJC8-577cd630af). If you have a suggestion for a book, post in our Slack's #meetup channel (http://kctechbookclub.slack.com) or on this Meetup page and I'll add it to the list.

We usually meet every month or so on Tuesday nights at Westport Coffeehouse (https://www.westportcoffeehouse.com) but we can always try to find whatever location and time works best for people at the time.

Upcoming events (2)

ONLINE: Site Reliability Engineering

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Join us online for the next book we will be reading in the KC Tech Book Club! We will be reading Site Reliability Engineering which goes into how the field was established at Google and what lessons can be learned from their processes. From Amazon: "The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large scale computing systems? In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization." Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Site-Reliability-Engineering-Production-Systems/dp/149192912X 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.

ONLINE: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

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Join us online for the next book we will be reading in the KC Tech Book Club! From Amazon: "In his mega bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, world-famous psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation―each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives―and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Topping bestseller lists for almost ten years, Thinking, Fast and Slow is a contemporary classic, an essential book that has changed the lives of millions of readers." Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374533555/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=thinking+fast+and+slow&qid=1605375667&s=books&sr=1-2 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.

Past events (13)

ONLINE: Evil by Design

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