Passing the Baton

Hello all.

This is Timothy, the original founder of OpenKC, back in early 2010. In October, 2012, I moved to Overbrook, KS.

At first, I planned on coming up to KC several times per month, which would include lunches for OpenKC. After driving the 3-4 hour round trip several times, I’m realizing how naive that plan had truly been.

Would anyone like to take the baton, and keep OpenKC going? The work is very lightweight: Pick a restaurant and a date, and make sure everyone is able to contribute and enjoying themselves. The very fact that everyone has come to a “Geek Lunch” means that they’ll come hungry and geeky, no prep or prodding required.

There is a WordPress website, an IRC Channel, a Twitter account, a Google Maillist, and a Meetup Group (which is ending in a few days).

I’ve come to really enjoy our lunches, and the company of the members. I’d love to play an active role in the chat room and come to the lunches when I’m in town. I’m just not in a geographical position to continue leading the group.

If interested, please email me at timothy@openkc.com

Thank you all!!!

-Timothy Humphrey
Founder of Open Source Kansas City

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all the nerds in Kansas City!

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November Geek Lunch

If you’re available, we’ll be having a Geek Lunch at The Cashew, today at noon!

Meetup

The Cashew

Google Map

 

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June Geek Lunch

I’m starving… Let’s do lunch!

This Thursday, 6/21/12, you’re invited to a BBQ Geek Lunch at Gates on Main at Linwood Blvd. See you there at noon!

Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/NhPc
Gates: http://gatesbbq.com

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Memorial Day

Today, we salute those who have worked on the ultimate open source project: Democracy.

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May Geek Lunch

Let’s do lunch!

The Phoenix in downtown is hoppin, and we’re going to grab a table. Come join us!

Where: 302 West 8th Street, Kansas City, MO
When: 12/noon

Phoenix: http://www.thephoenixkc.com/
Map: http://g.co/maps/jnsnq

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April Presentation Postponed

Tonight’s OpenKC presentation has been postponed due to a family emergency with one of the presenters. We will reschedule for mid May.

Bizperc will still be having their Entrepreneur Corner tonight, from 5 – 9pm, so feel free to join them for that.

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April Geek Lunch

Hello all.

We’re going to geek it up on the second Thursday this month at the 75th Street Brewery. Hope to see you there.

April 12, 2012 @ noon

Google Page
75th Street Brewery

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April Presentation

On April 6th, at 6pm, we will meetup in the large conference room, on the 4th floor, at Bizperc in Downtown Kansas City.

Kou Srimoungchanh is a system administrator. Timothy Humphrey is a PHP web developer. Both of us have recently found a passion for the Arduino microprocessor, and will be pairing up to buildout something interesting the connects both 0pen source software (PHP) and open source hardware in some interesting manner. Come and find out what we brew up, and how to it is done.

We’ll be doing a few give-a-ways, including an actual Arduino Mega microprocessor and a book of example Arduino projects.

Bizperc has graciously offered the meeting space, and we are grateful for their sponsorship of Open Source Kansas City. For the entrepreneurs in the group, BizPerc will also be hosting an Entrepreneur Corner that same night till 9pm.

[1] arduino.cc
[2] bizperc.com

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March Presentation

We’ll be postponing the March presentation till April 6th. My (Timothy’s) focus has been a bit off lately due to the traffic accident, and Tuesday is coming too fast to get everything dialed in properly. Postponing the meeting also gives us some more time to prepare a more solid presentation for everyone. More info on that to come in another post.

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