Railsconf 2016 - Kansas City - May 4, 5, 6

Events Surrounding Railsconf 2016

Hi! If you're coming to Railsconf 2016 in Kansas City and you're arriving a day early or late, this is the place to find something to do.

Who are you?

My name is Wes Garrison. I grew up in Kansas City and I want you to see something other than the inside of a conference center. So, I'll be coordinating a lot of different events so you can see the sights. Plus, new Ruby Friends are always great!

How does this work?

BBQ Restaurants

Friday May 6th Events

Semi-Official Railsconf 5k

Time Cost Info
7 AM (in the morning!) Free
Meet in the conference hotel lobby at 7am for a jog through the city.

First Friday in the KC Crossroads Art District

Time Cost Info
5pm - late $0 link
Easy walk from the convention center. Food trucks, street music, aerial performances, sidewalk vendors, buskers, live theater, traditional and avant-garde art exhibits, and more

Saturday May 7th Events

Saturday Sightseeing

Time Cost Info
All Day ???
Meet up with other attendees to explore Kansas City after the conference is over

National World War I Museum

Time Cost Info
10am - 5pm $14 link
The National World War I Museum and Memorial helps the nation preserve and remember the courage, honor, sacrifice and valiant efforts that led to the end of the world's first global conflict.

Other attractions

Boulevard Brewery Tasting Room

Time Cost Info
Any Free entry, $1 per 4oz and other options link
"On any given day, our tap towers feature a rotating lineup of year-round core beers, seasonal offerings, a Smokestack brew or two, and sometimes brewery-exclusive test beers or other special treats. Our knowledgeable staff is on hand to answer your questions about our beers, brewing processes and culture."

National World War I Museum

Time Cost Info
10am - 5pm, except Monday $14 link
The National World War I Museum and Memorial helps the nation preserve and remember the courage, honor, sacrifice and valiant efforts that led to the end of the world's first global conflict.

Legoland

Time Cost Info
10:00am - 6:00pm $18 link
Can get combined tickets with SeaLife Aquarium

SeaLife Aquarium

Time Cost Info
10:00am - 6:00pm $11-14 (buy online for discount) link
Can get combined tickets with LegoLand

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Time Cost Info
9:00 am–6:00 p.m (except Mondays) $10 link
Founded in 1990, the NLBM preserves the rich history of African-American baseball. Located in the historic 18th & Vine District.

College Basketball Experience

Time Cost Info
10-6pm, Sat & Sun $14 link
"The energy and madness of mens collegiate basketball is represented here with authentic and fully interactive experiences that will lead you into the thrill and history of the game."

Nelson-Atkins Art Museum

Time Cost Info
10-5 Wed, Sat, Sun / 10-9 Thu, Fri Free, $8 parking (or park on street somewhere near) link
Voted Best U.S. Museum, Based on Yelp Reviews

Breakout KC - Railsconf Group Event

Time Cost Info
Any $28 (before 15% group discount with code RailsConf2016) link
Solve puzzles to break out of a room, all in 60 minutes. You can sign up for other times on their website. If you want to coordinate with others, sign up above and I'll help arrange times.

Archive

Monday, May 2nd Events

KC Royals Game

Time Cost Info
7:30 PM ~$20 link
We'll place a group order, probably. We'll have to arrange transportation.

Boulevard Brewery: Free Public Tours

Time Cost Info
10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 1:15 & 2:00 Free link
Tickets become available at 10am, so if you're interested let me know and we'll get a time picked. 'Enjoy a 40-minute walking tour of our production facility. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of our company, our brewing process, and our approach to beer and business. The tour concludes in our Tasting Room where you can sample a variety of Boulevard beers.'

Smokestack Tour & Tasting

Time Cost Info
3:30 PM $20 per person link
"The Smokestack Tour combines an in-depth walking tour of our facility with a guided tasting session and food pairing, focusing on the processes and personalities of our acclaimed Smokestack Series beers."

Tuesday May 3rd Events

KC Royals Game

Time Cost Info
7:30 PM ~$20 link
We'll place a group order, probably. We'll have to arrange transportation.

Boulevard Brewery: Free Public Tours

Time Cost Info
11:00, 11:45, 1:15 & 2:00 Free link
Tickets become available at 10am, so if you're interested let me know and we'll get a time picked. 'Enjoy a 40-minute walking tour of our production facility. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of our company, our brewing process, and our approach to beer and business. The tour concludes in our Tasting Room where you can sample a variety of Boulevard beers.'

Smokestack Tour & Tasting

Time Cost Info
3:30 PM $20 per person link
"The Smokestack Tour combines an in-depth walking tour of our facility with a guided tasting session and food pairing, focusing on the processes and personalities of our acclaimed Smokestack Series beers."

Dinner, General Carousing & Bar Hopping

Time Cost Info
Evening ???
If you're coming in town and just want to meet some people for dinner and/or drinks, register for this.

Kansas City BBQ Restaurant Tour (sold out)

Time Cost Info
6 PM sharp in Crowne Plaza lobby Free thanks to Honeybadger App! link
Guests will travel through some of Kansas City’s historic neighborhoods as they sample savory meats and side dishes from Kansas City’s historic and hidden gem barbecue restaurants.

Breakout KC - Railsconf Group Event

Time Cost Info
Evening $28 (before 15% group discount with code RailsConf2016) link
'YOU HAVE 60 MINUTES TO BREAKOUT FROM ONE OF OUR REAL LIFE ESCAPE ROOMS. CRACK THE CODES. USE YOUR GUT. SOLVE THE RIDDLES. FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BREAKOUT IN TIME!'

Wednesday May 4th Events

BBQ for Dinner (Jack Stack in Freight House)

Time Cost Info
Evening Food + drinks link
101 W 22nd St, Kansas City, MO 64108 // If you want to go out for BBQ tonight, meet at the Crowne Plaza lobby at 6:45 and we're walking to Jack Stack. They don't have reservations available, so we'll break into groups to be seated.

Board Game Night

Time Cost Info
After dinner - 12pm, at the Crowne Plaza - Salon B BYOB and Games
Bring your board games and join your Ruby Friends for an evening of games.

Breakout KC - Railsconf Group Event

Time Cost Info
Start times from 5pm to 11:30pm, takes 1 hour $28 (before 15% group discount with code RailsConf2016) link
Want to join? Use this tweet and add when you want to go!

Solve puzzles to break out of a room, all in 60 minutes. You can sign up for other times on their website. If you want to coordinate with others, sign up above and I'll help arrange times.

Playoff Hockey Watch Party

Time Cost Info
Evening Food + drinks
Power and Light District (Specifics TBD). Johnny's, No Other Pub, and McFadden's, and Pizza Bar are all sporty.

Thursday May 5th Events

Semi-Official Railsconf Karaoke Night - Offkey

Time Cost Info
8pm - 10pm Flat rate fee for the room (would love someone to cover this!) + costs for drinks link
Please RSVP here. 510 Westport Rd Kansas City, Mo. 64111. This is located in the Westport area, so you'll want to grab an Uber there. Lots of places to eat, so head that way early. We currently have the room from 8-10. If you're there early, you can wait in the bar or there's a video game bar next door.

KC Elixir User Group Meeting

Time Cost Info
7pm - 8:30pm $0 link
Brian Cardarella of DockYard will be presenting at RailsConf and has graciously offered to present at a KC Elixir MeetUp. Brian would like to talk about Courier, an Elixir library for mail delivery on which he's been working.

Rails Tutorial Beerware Night

Time Cost Info
7 PM Free link
No Other Pub by Sporting KC - 1370 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106 // The Ruby on Rails Tutorial's Beerware License states that, "If we meet some day, and you think this stuff is worth it, you can buy me a beer in return." Join me, Ruby on Rails Tutorial author Michael Hartl, and other Rails Tutorial peeps for an evening of conversation, fun, and making good on the terms of the Beerware License (assuming, of course, you think this stuff was worth it).

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