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Kansas City Web Professionals
Kansas City Web Professionals

Meetings are held at:
Centriq Training Center
8700 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS
Sponsor: CJK Software Consultants
www.cjk-consulting.com


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Next meeting will be held on:
6:30 PM, Wed, April 25, 2012
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Food and door prizes will be provided by : TriCom Technical Services

Transforming the Web with WordPress (speaker: Dr. Rusty Meigs)

In this presentation he will demonstrate the basics of using WordPress to create pages, posts, upload media, manage menus, and utilize widgets. He will also discuss the development of WordPress sites in terms of mobile readiness.

Dr. Rusty Meig's Bio: 
Dr. Rusty Meigs is currently the senior web archit! ect for the Olathe Public Schools where he oversees web services for the district. With over 15 years of public school teaching experience and a decade of higher education teaching experience at Rockhurst, MidAmerica Nazarene, and Baker Universities, he continues to serve as an adjunct professor at Baker University offering courses in the field of educational technology and at JCCC where he teaches web design and development for the Web Applications Department.


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Next meeting will be held on:
6:30 PM, Wed, March 28, 2012
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Food and door prizes will be provided by : PowerIT

Developing an eCommerce Shopping Cart From Scratch (speaker: Robert Whitman)

This month’s presentation at KC Web Professionals shows the steps needed to
produce a simple, working e-commerce web site from scratch. The presentation will
lead off with a short discussion of what a person with something to sell needs to
take into consideration, such as design, domain name and hosting issues. Then we
will turn to nut! s and bolts of the web site including, design, the shopping cart,
payment issues and web site maintenance.

Robert Whitman's Bio: 
Robert Whitman is a Kansas City area web developer and job seeker using .NET, C#, SQL Server, HTML and a wide range of development tools to bring the web presence vision of clients into a visually pleasing, easily functioning and content-rich web site.


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Next meeting will be held on:
6:30 PM, Wed, February 22, 2012
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Food and door prizes will be provided by : CJK Software Consulting

Using Mail Chimp And Developing Email Campaigns (speaker: Alexander Weber)

Presentation will cover all aspects of:
-- how to choose a bulk emailing software product
-- how to choose an email marketing campaign vendor
-- how to conduct your email campaign
-- how to track the success and respondents of your email campaign

Alexander Weber's Bio: 
Web Developer and Social Media Manager -- Passionate about online community and virtuoso of social media technologies and tools. Ongoing student of interactive media, social networking, social media, web development, and the user experience. Search Engine Optimization strategist. Campaign and social media marketing developer
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Next meeting will be held on:
6:30 PM, Wed, January 26, 2012
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Food and door prizes will be provided by : RiverPoint

Drinking from the Fire Hose -- FIFTEEN Late Breaking Technologies (speaker: Lee Brandt)

Drinking From The Fire Hose: Web Edition
We will quickly wade through some of the new "hot" web development technologies, like:
Architecture: MVC, MVP, MVVM
Javascript: KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, NodeJS and Jasmine
Transcompilers: CoffeeScript, LESS, SASS
UI/UX Helpers: Bootstrap, YUI, KendoUI and BlueprintCSS

Lee Brandt's Bio: 
Lee has been programming professionally for more than a decade and currently works as a Project Lead Consultant with AdventureTech He speaks regionally about software development practices and has mentored teams on improving their approach to lean software development through achieving technical proficiency. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, one of the leaders of the Kansas City .Net User Group, and serves as the Regional Mentor for .Net user groups in Kansas and Missouri. http://geekswithblogs.net/leesblog/


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Next meeting will be held on:
6:30 PM, Wed, October 26, 2011
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Food and door prizes will be provided by : RiverPoint

Ruben will be showcasing a couple of data driven C#/.NET websites where he created data driven modules for Events, video player, newsletter via email and text, traffic tracker and submission form.  He will also show how he is using free flash xml driven photo galleries by generating a data driven xml file.

Ruben Mendez Bio:
Ruben is a self-taught developer who started developing applications using MS Access in 1999. Over the years, his development skills have grown to include VBA, SQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, Flash and many more. He has created and maintained applications currently being utilized in school districts across the country and in small businesses in Europe and India. He obtained his MCP in .NET Web Development, CompTIA A+ Certification, ACE CS3 Web Designer and MOS Certification in Office at Centriq, which not only helped him to continue his self-training, but to continue his passion and ambition in development, and to pursue his career in the .NET world.

Ruben is an effective organizer and planner. His outgoing and friendly nature allows him to interact well with other staff members at all levels and is able to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical persons. Ruben prides himself on being a team player and considers meeting deadlines a personal priority. Read more about Ruben Ricardo Mendez at www.aadeveloper.com



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6:30 PM, Wed, April 27, 2011
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Food and door prizes will be provided by : VOLT

jQuery (speaker: Clint Brown)

The JavaScript language allows one to create dynamic, interactive web content. The jQuery library makes using JavaScript much easier, including handling many of the tricky browser idiosyncrasies. Learn about the why and the how as Clint Brown explains his use of this tool for the MyEnergyThings.com web site.

Clint Brown's BIO:
After earning a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Drury University in Springfield, MO, C! lint has had the opportunity to pursue his hobby of computer programming as his career. His earlier experience was primarily on the AS/400 minicomputer platform, working for companies such as IBM, GE, and La Petite Academy. Self-taught on the PC and web platforms, Clint has worked on a number of C++ and PHP projects over the years. He is now a major partner in a startup company, EnergyThings, LLC, where he works as the lead developer for the company's site for tracking household energy usage.


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6:30 PM, Wed, February 23, 20010
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Food and door prizes will be provided by : PowerIT

Detailed Discussion of Teach Kids To Fish For Life Website (speaker: John Krzysztow)

John will have his full INCUBATOR team on hand for the Teach Kids To Fish For Life website (http://www.teachkidstofishforlife.com/). The incubator team will discuss the website purpose, the project requirements, the development life cycle, and all details about how they created this website as a team.

John K! rzysztow's BIO:
John is a couple decades veteran in IT. He worked in several technology positions for RCA Computer Division, Unisys and (DEC) digital equipment corporation. John started Cjk Software Consultants, Inc in 1993 after accepting DEC's transition opportunity to start a custom software company. He received an ASC from Dean Junior College and BAC from Clark University in MA with a double major Math/Computer Science in 1991. He has observed and benefited from user groups in MA and KC. He is also on Technology Advisory commitees for Van Horn High and Olathe High Schools. John is also a Toastmaster. He has led several IT non-profit organizations and user groups in KC. He is anxious to start and grow this group as well.


Kurt Loudon Kurt Loudon Data Systems Architect at Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc.

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6:30 PM, Wed, September 23, 2009 
Sponsor: CJK Software Consultants
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Food and door prizes will be provided by : CJK Software Consultants

Monthly attendance is increasing! In order to ensure that we have enough food for you this month, please send an email to Ray Harris ( kcwebpro1@kcwebpros.com ) to indicate if you will be attending. Thanks very much !

Remember to also attend if you ordered a DVD of July's presentation so that you can pick up the DVD.

This month there are two topics:

Topic #1: Content Management System - CMS Lite (speaker: John Krzysztow)
John Krzysztow John Krzysztow President At Cjk Software Consultants, Inc
John will talk about building and developing simple web sites. What should the thinking process consist of when building your web site. What decisions should the business owner non-profit consider when developing the web site. He will demonstrate his web site and the very simple content management system that he uses for his web site. It is so simple to use, it won't take more then 5 minutes to understand and use this product.

Topic #2: Technical Presentation: CMS with Text Control in ASP.Net (speaker: Ruben Mendez)

Ruben will showcase a couple of sites developed that uses free textbox CMS. He will demonstrate the differences between per page data and data driven pages using CMS. He can also demonstrate how the photo gallery works and how you can use multiple CMS instances within one page for tabbed web pages.

Mini-Bio:
Ruben is a self-taught developer who started developing applications using MS Access in 1999. Over the years, his development skills have grown to include VBA, SQL, ADP, PHP, HTML, CSS, Flash and many more. He has created and maintained applications currently being utilized in school districts across the country and in small businesses in Europe and India. He obtained his MCP in .NET Web Development, CompTIA A+ Certification, ACE CS3 Web Designer and MOS Certification in Office 2003 at Centriq, which not only helped him to continue his self-training, but to continue his passion and ambition in development, and to pursue his career in the .NET world.

Ruben is an effective organizer and planner. His outgoing and friendly nature allows him to interact well with other staff members at all levels and is able to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical persons. Ruben prides himself on being a team player and considers meeting deadlines a personal priority. Read more about Ruben Ricardo Mendez at www.aadeveloper.com

Topic #3: Effectively Using Twitter And Creating Twestivals (speaker: Mark Van Baale)

Mark will talk about how he has most effectively used Twitter - to connect with people and share information. He will also talk about two (2) Twestivals he organized in the Kansas City area and how the planning committee used Twitter to spread the word and help raise donations for this event.

Mini-BIO:
Mark is an active member of the Social Media Club of Kansas City. Lead and organized Kansas City Twestivals that raised funds for charities. Known as a "Connector" on Twitter in Kansas City community for helping others and showing them the ropes on how to use Twitter.
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