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Purpose

Mid-America Technology Alliance (MATA) hosts monthly Tech Group Leader meetings to help local tech-focused groups discuss activities happening in the tech community, and to encourage groups to collaborate, cross-promote, and coordinate efforts to build a stronger tech community.

AITP (I.T. Professionals)

Upcoming Events
Wed. Aug. 21st: Chapter Luncheon RSVP
Golf Tournament: IT Scholarship Fundraiser
Monday September 16 from 8am-2pm
2020 Tech Awards & Tech Expo: Details to come!
Group Updates
Looking for Scholarship Golf Tournament Players, Sponsors, Volunteers. Register/Sponsor Today! Contact Dave Sharon or David McDermott for details.
Mission
IT Education and Networking. Meet every 3rd Wednesday (11:30am-1pm) at Hotel Vandivort. Events include IT Expo, IT Golf Tourney, IT Scholarships, Excellence in Tech Awards.

Amazon Web Services

Upcoming Events
Tue. Aug. 13th: EC2 Auto Scaling w/ Levi Zitting RSVP
Tue. Sep. 10th: No Meeting due to Conflict
Tue. Oct. 8th: TBD
Group Updates
Hosting AWS Security Workshop at BSides Conf.
Looking for Speakers/Topics
Mission
Monthly meeting every 2nd Tuesday 6-8pm at eFactory. Community-based user group that promotes and advocates for Amazon Web Services in the Springfield Missouri region.

Atlassian

Upcoming Events
None
Group Updates
Local User Group support available from Atlassian, but requires a local Atlassian User lead the Atlassian User Group (AUG). Contact Matthew Stublefield for details.
Mission
Atlassian user groups are run by users, for users. Over 40,000 people take part in user groups worldwide—sharing ideas and innovative ways to use Atlassian products IRL.

Creatives

Upcoming Events
August Meeting: Voicing a Brand Through Wearables
Wednesday, August 21 from 6-8pm
September Meeting: Networking: How to Market Yourself
Wednesday, September 18 from 6-8pm
Group Updates
Brian Ash is new interim President
Nick Warnock has joined our board of directors
Mission
Springfield Creatives is a collaborative organization for the region’s creative professionals working to build and support Springfield’s creative community. We also harness the talents of local creatives to work for the greater good in Springfield & Southwest Missouri.

Cybersecurity

Upcoming Events
Tue. Aug. 13th: Blockchain Roundtable Discussion
Tue. Sept. 10th: Splunk w/ Jennifer Gruener
Tue. Oct. 8th: Fed vs State Cyber Ops w/ Sarah Evans
Tue. Nov. 12th: DNS over HTTPS w/ Beth Young
Tue. Dec. 10th: Missouri Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (MCCoE) w/ Dr Shannon McMurtrey
Group Updates
Looking for Speakers/Presentations for 2020
Mission
Free monthly meetings focused on Cybersecurity topics every 2nd Tuesday (11:30am-1pm) at eFactory. No RSVP required. Bring your own lunch. Guests welcome.

Data Science After Dark

Upcoming Events
August Meeting: Group Kickoff RSVP
Tuesday August 20 from 5:30-7pm
Group Updates
Meetings every 3rd Tuesday 5:30-7pm @ eFactory
Share our Kickoff Meeting with anyone interested in Data Science, Data Visualization, Data Analysis, etc.
Contact Mike West for a Slack Invite
Mission
This is a group for people enthusiastic about the application of data science, data visualization, data analysis, data systems and associated topics for learning and public benefit in Springfield Missouri

Dot NET Developers

Upcoming Events
Tue. Aug. 27th: TBD
Tue. Sep. 24th: TBD
Tue. Oct. 22nd: TBD
Tue. Nov. 26th: Pending/TBA
Group Updates
Looking for Group Co-Organizer
Looking for Speakers in August, September, October
Mission
Monthly meeting every 4th Tuesday 6-8pm at eFactory. We are a group of technologists of varying levels of skill and experience interested in learning about and developing with the Microsoft .NET framework and related technologies.

DreamIT MakeIT

Upcoming Events
Thu. Aug. 1st: Vinyl Cutting at Rosette Studios
Group Updates
September – Annual Coffee Crawl Fundraiser begins
Temporary maker space is in the works at OZ Water (Deer Lake Golf Course) until we grow into a bigger space. Will be starting off with limited hours/days.
Mission
We will create a community of creatively driven individuals who will learn, teach, create new opportunities, and inspire others to do the same. We will provide a makerspace where people of all ages can come to collaborate and create.

eFactory

Upcoming Events
Mon. Aug. 12th: Demo Day Cohort 4 RSVP SHARE
Wed. Sep. 25th: Speaker Series w/ Alvin Rohrs RSVP
Group Updates
Every Friday – Free Coworking
First Friday – eFactory Tours
Mission
To serve entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout southwest Missouri. Today our services cover all the bases – everything from office space for growing companies to custom trainings for businesses.

Geek Foundation

Upcoming Events
Sat. July 27th: Annual Strategic Planning Session
Group Updates
New Resource Page: Learn to Code
Expanding Girls Who Code to all four Boys and Girls Club units, Joplin, and a Springfield Middle School
Working to host city-wide monthly Coder Dojo clubs
Speaking to Launch Code and OTC about starting a loca coding bootcamp for adults.
Mission
Limit to 1-2 sentences. This mission statement does not need to be your OFFICIAL mission statement, but should help the rest of the group easily know what you do if they are not familiar.

Google Developer Group

Upcoming Events
Fri. Sep. 20th: DevFest Conference Tickets
Group Updates
DevFest Call for Papers (deadline 8/9)
DevFest Sponsor
DevFest Tickets
Please share Facebook Event
Mission
This is a place for local developers specifically interested in Google products and APIs to meet and create, collaborate, and learn together. Our meetings are always free and open to the general public.

ISACA (I.T. Governance)

Upcoming Events
Fri. Sept. 27th: Chapter Luncheon
Fri. Oct. 25th: SheLeadsTech Luncheon
Thu. Nov. 14th: SheLeadsTech Evening Meeting
Fri. Dec. 6th: Annual General Meeting
Group Updates
CSX Fundamentals review course July 18th-19th
Practical Web Application Penetration Testing (PWAPT) course August 5th-7th
Mission
Sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the Information Systems audit, control and security profession throughout the region.

MATA (Tech. Alliance)

Upcoming Events
Hack 4 Good: High School Competition
Friday November 1st from 8am-2pm
Hack 4 Good: Weekend Hackathon
Fri. Nov. 1st 6pm to Sun. Nov 3rd 2pm
CSI Springfield: Middle School Computer Science Day
November 2019
Group Updates
Tech Community Booth at BSides on July 13th
Focusing on H4G and Corporate Memberships
New Board Member: Randy Baker
Mission
MATA is bringing people and organizations together to make Springfield Missouri a leading technology community

O-STEAM

Upcoming Events
Thu. Aug. 1st: Quarterly STEAM Night – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning @ Library Center
Fri. Oct. 4th: MAKE 101 for Educators – Tickets
Sat. Oct. 5th: Maker Faire – Sponsor, Exhibit, Tickets
Q4: Quarterly STEAM Night – Engineering
Group Updates
Encourage your members to show off tech-related products they are making here in the Ozarks
Quarterly STEAM nights feature ARTS as they relate to four areas of STEM. Q2 featured Science & Arts
Mission
Promote science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics throughout the entire Ozarks region.

SpfdSec

Upcoming Events
Wed. Aug. 28th: Monthly Social @ SBC
Wed. Sep. 25th: Monthly Social @ SBC
Group Updates
Hosted BSidesSpfd on Sat. July 13th at Drury. Great turnout. Free RSVP for 150. 100+ attended.
Mission
SpfdSec is a meetup group for cyber security enthusiasts in the Springfield, Missouri community. We host monthly socials every 4th Wednesday (6-8pm) at Spfd. Brew Co.

Splunk

Upcoming Events
Tue. Jul. 23rd: Metrics and the Splunk App for Infrastructure Workshop w/ Jerry Swadley (JHA)
Tue. Sep. 17th: TBA
Group Updates
None
Mission
We meet Bi-Monthly on 3rd Tuesday (11:30am-1:30pm) at Alamo Drafthouse.

Startup Weekend

Upcoming Events
TBD 2020
Group Updates
We will begin planning 2020 event soon. Looking for several new people to join organizing team with intention to help as lead organizers in future.
Mission
Experience highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a company, meet mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs.

Tech IT Out Expo

Upcoming Events
TBD 2020
Group Updates
Prior organizing committee forming new organization “Future Focus on Tech” to host local IT Expo
Expo is being reinvented. Collaborating with resources to bring together the areas finest technology specialist and national technology giants to showcase and educate our IT professionals.
Mission
TBD

Web Developers

Upcoming Events
Wed. Aug. 7th: CMS Shootout w/ Levi Zitting RSVP
Wed. Sep. 4th: TBD
Group Updates
Looking for Speakers/Presentations
Working to create a more formal organization
Planning Regional Developer Conference for 2020 Q1
Mission
Monthly meeting every 1st Wednesday 6-8pm at eFactory. Topics include all things web ranging from the usual suspects (HTML, CSS, JS) to topics like PHP, Ruby, C# and server-side.

Women in Technology

Upcoming Events
Thu. Aug. 8th: Pair Programming w/ Ben Pomerenke RSVP
Group Updates
Strategic Planning on July 18th
10-week “Learn C++” Meetup ends August 6th
Mission
Committed to expanding the number of women and gender minorities in technology. Focus on facilitating connections and collaborations within the community, and providing learning opportunities across technical subjects. Some events are gender inclusive, and some are only for women/gender minorities.

Next Meeting: Thursday August 15th 2019 (12-1pm)