Cowtown Computer Congress (CCCKC)

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The Cowtown Computer Congress (CCCKC) was formed in 2008 to create a shared space for local technology enthusiasts to meet, collaborate on group projects, share tools, and support the Greater Kansas City community. CCCKC is a grassroots organization of tinkerers, hackers, explorers, artists, inventors, and technology enthusiasts in the Kansas City area.

This member supported organization is an educational 501(c)(3) non-profit founded to advance technology of all kinds. CCCKC brings together some of the finest minds in the Midwest to collaborate on research and projects for other local groups.

Through their affiliate program, CCCKC offers assistance to other user groups by providing them with a facility to hold meetings and work on projects of their own.

Technology classes, workshops, study groups and other services are also offered to the public free of charge. We are the perfect lab for startups and entrepreneurs to realize their dream.

Enjoy free internet and a dedicated workspace for your projects.


Meetings

We currently hold free public meetings every Thursday at Hammerspace (a 7000 square foot Community Toolshop facility) at 440 E 63rd St Kansas City MO 64110.

Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and are open to all those interested. If you're interested in seeing what we're all about, come on a Thursday to see all the current projects. When you get here just give us a call and we'll come let you in. You can reach us at (202) 621-2252.


Structure

A strong community of user groups is a positive characteristic of any technology community. User groups often struggle to maintain membership, promote events and find places to meet. The Cowtown Computer Congress serves as an umbrella organization which can assist in promotion of events and projects as well as providing a dedicated location to work on projects and hold meetings.

This strong commitment to the development and support of user groups is exhibited in our management structure, with each affiliate organization having a seat on the board of directors which gives them a voice in how the space is maintained and utilized.


Shared Ideals

All members of the Cowtown Computer Congress share the ideals of openness, nondiscrimination, free speech, the sharing of ideas, and unfettered exploration of technology's potential. All those who share in these ideals are invited to become involved, no matter where they are located geographically or their individual background.

We believe that knowledge should be free and accessible, and therefore share and publish what we produce to the community free of charge. Classes and workshops are open to the public, but we may ask for a small fee to help cover our rent, utilities and other expenses.

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