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Alumni Appreciation Event

Alumni Appreciation Event

Event Date(s): Oct 18, 2017


Time: 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Please join us for a fun-filled evening at your former home-away-from home! We will have several fun activities taking place throughout the facility, including escape rooms, food and drinks, and chances to win prizes. This will be a great time to meet up with your former classmates and share the many memories that you created together during your time at Centriq, as well as network with fellow alumni members!

Registration for this event is now closed.

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DevUp – St. Louis Developer Conference

DevUp – St. Louis Developer Conference

Event Date(s): Oct 16, 2017 — Oct 18, 2017

Date: OCTOBER 16-18, 2017

Time: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Formerly known as the St. Louis Days of .NET and rebranded during the 2015 conference (DevUp), we bring you the 10th annual edition. Many new changes for 2017 bring several enhancements:

  • Moved to the St. Charles Convention Center to accommodate more attendees
  • Larger sponsor/exhibitor area
  • Moved to Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday
  • Full day sessions are AFTER the main session days

Many successful aspects of previous years remain:

  • Over 140 sessions on Monday and Tuesday, October 16th and 17th
  • Optional, full-day workshops on Wednesday, October 18th
  • Attendee networking party after the sessions on Monday, October 16th
  • Meals and snacks provided
Registration for this event is now closed.

Centriq is pleased to be a sponsor this year at DevUp. Please stop by our booth if you are in attendance this year.

Hiring Vets is Good Business

Hiring Vets is Good Business

Event Date(s): Oct 03, 2017

Presented by Grantham University 

Whether you’re in healthcare, engineering, technology, or business, finding the right candidate sometimes feels harder than it should be. But there’s a pool of graduates who already have the work ethic, discipline and skills to hit the ground running — Military Veterans.

OCTOBER 3, 2017  |  11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Join us for this thought provoking Lunch and Learn about the benefits of hiring veterans and how best to reach them.

Registration for this event is now closed.
Lunch provided! Meet and greet to follow the presentation.
Microsoft Excel Lunch & Learn

Microsoft Excel Lunch & Learn

Event Date(s): Sep 12, 2017


Time: NOON – 1:00 PM

This complimentary Microsoft Excel seminar will be demonstration based and cover the following:

  • Fantastic Feature: Learn to use Flash Fill to save time and effort.
  • Terrific Tips and Tricks: Learn about less known functions such as Index and Match, Large and Small, Transpose, GetPivotData, and Forecast.
  • Awesome Addins: Learn to use apps such as People Graph, Bing Maps, Bubbles, and Heat Maps to visualize your data and other fun tools as well.
  • Super Settings: Learn about advanced options including showing blanks instead of zeros in cells, creating custom lists useful for Autofill, changing the grid line color, and changing the default behavior of comments.
Registration for this event is now closed.

We hope 1 – 2 people from your company will be able to attend. Lunch will be provided by Centriq starting at Noon; the presentation will begin at 12:15.

KC .NET User Group – May 2017

Event Date(s): May 23, 2017

Getting started with Azure Mobile Center – Mike Benkovich

What: KC .NET User Group May 2017 Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from  to

Where: VinSolutions, 5700 Broadmoor Street, Mission, KS (map)
9th Floor, park in front or on top (uncovered) deck of covered parking garage. 

  • Getting started with Azure Mobile Center

    You’ve got the great idea and done the dev work to get your app running on your own phone, but how do you finish the job? There are lots of tools out there to choose from to automate the builds, run UI testing, distribute it, capture analytics and manage data and identity, but why learn many when you can do it all with one? Introducing Microsoft’s Mobile Center, the next generation of HockeyApp, Xamarin Test Cloud, Application Insights and Azure Mobile Apps. We’ll show how to get started and use the various features to let you focus on the code and creating a great app.

    Mike Benkovich @mbenko

    Mike Benkovich is a former Microsoft evangelist who has spent his career helping developers explore and apply new technologies to solving information challenges. His website provides developers with resources to get started and work with technologies including cloud, data and devices.

    Sponsor: Centriq

    Registration for this event is now closed.
What is Big Data Really?

What is Big Data Really?

Event Date(s): Jun 22, 2017 — Jun 22, 2017

Date: Thursday, june 22, 2017

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Big data: everyone seems to be talking about it, but what is it really? How is big data changing the way researchers learn about the world around them? Where is this data coming from, how is it being processed, and how are the results being used?

This complimentary Big Data seminar will be demonstration based and cover the following:

  1. What type of datasets are considered Big Data?
  2. How is Big Data used?
  3. What tools are used to analyze Big Data?

The Q&A portion of the seminar will be combined with a networking happy hour at the end of the seminar. Alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be provided courtesy of Centriq Training.

We hope 1 – 2 members of a company’s IT and/or management team will be able to attend.

Registration for this event is now closed.
Kansas City IT Symposium

Kansas City IT Symposium

Event Date(s): Mar 30, 2017


Time: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Join Centriq Training at this year’s Kansas City IT Symposium.

About the Event

On behalf of the conference planning committee, we invite you to join us at the 2017 KC IT Symposium. As the host and driving force behind this unique conference we are confident you will find your experience to be beneficial through the information you received, the relationships generated, and exciting keynote lineup. It is our goal to create an event that provides an unprecedented opportunity for our region’s IT leadership to gather and explore new ways to maintain a competitive advantage in a global economy and allow collaboration across the region’s Information Technology population. Additionally, it is the goal of the conference committee to create an event which celebrates Information Technology’s achievement and innovation taking place all around us in the corporate, government, and academia sector. With annual participation of this event expected to top over 500 IT executives representing over 150 of the region’s top IT organizations again, you can’t afford to miss this premier IT event. We look forward to seeing you there.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Event Details

DevFest KC 2017

DevFest KC 2017

Event Date(s): Feb 18, 2017


Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DevFest KC 2017 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!

Registration for this event is now closed.



Intro to Cloud Computing: AWS & Azure

Intro to Cloud Computing: AWS & Azure

Event Date(s): Feb 07, 2017 — Feb 08, 2017

This complimentary Cloud Computing seminar will provide a demonstration of both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. It will be delivered by Rafiq Wayani, a Certified Microsoft and Oracle Trainer. No prior knowledge of Cloud Computing or either technology is necessary to benefit from this event. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the seminar, so feel free to come with questions.

Date: Tuesday, february 7, 2017

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

DATE: Thursday, FEBRUARY 9, 2017

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Registration for this event is now closed.



Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides on-demand computing resources and services in the cloud, with pay-as-you-go pricing. For example, you can run a server on AWS that you can log on to, configure, secure, and run just as you would a server that’s sitting in front of you.

Using AWS resources instead of your own is like purchasing electricity from a power company instead of running your own generator, and it provides many of the same benefits: capacity exactly matches your need, you pay only for what you use, economies of scale result in lower costs, and the service is provided by a vendor experienced in running large-scale networks.

What Can I Do with AWS?

You can use AWS to make it easier to build and manage your websites and applications. The following are some common uses for AWS:

  • Store public or private data.
  • Host a static website. These websites use client-side technologies (such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) to display content that doesn’t change frequently. A static website doesn’t require server-side technologies (such as PHP and ASP.NET).
  • Host a dynamic website, or web app. These websites include classic three-tier applications, with web, application, and database tiers.
  • Support students or online training programs.
  • Process business and scientific data.
  • Handle peak loads.

Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s application platform for the public cloud. The goal of this article is to give you a foundation for understanding the fundamentals of Azure, even if you don’t know anything about cloud computing.

The Components of Azure
Azure groups services into categories in the Management Portal and on various visual aids. The Management Portal is what you use to manage most services in Azure.

During the seminar, we will use a different organization to talk about services based on similar function, and to call out important sub-services that a part of larger ones.

Microsoft has invested heavily in Windows Azure over the past few years. Six data centers across three continents have been developed to serve millions of customers. They have been built with an optimized power efficiency mechanism, self-cooling containers, and hardware homogeneity, which differentiates them from other data centers.

Snacks and beverages will be provided courtesy of Centriq Training. We hope 1 – 2 members of a company’s IT and/or management team will be able to attend.

Intro to Cisco ACI

Intro to Cisco ACI

Event Date(s): Nov 21, 2016 — Nov 22, 2016

You’re Invited! Join us for this free webinar as we discuss the features and benefits of Cisco ACI. Make the most of your engineering skills!


This webinar will run twice:

  • Monday, November 21, 2016 at 3:00 CST
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 11:00 CST


  • 90 Minutes each session
Registration for this event is now closed.


  • Introduction to ACI and it’s operational benefits including the latest 2.x features and benefits
    • What is SDN?
    • What is Cisco’s ACI and how is it unique?
      • The learning curve and how to make the most of your existing engineering skills
      • VXLAN and L3 overlays
      • The ACI policy and tenant model
  • Integration with hypervisors (third party)
  • Integration with L4-7 Services (third party)
    • Architectures and migration strategies
    • Automation, troubleshooting and monitoring

For more information, contact a Centriq Training Advisor at 913.322.7062 or