SHARE Kansas City Activities

SHARE Kansas City Attendee Orientation Webinar

Wednesday,  July 17 | 1:00 p.m.  1:30 p.m. CT

Will SHARE Kansas City be your first in-person SHARE event? Or your first SHARE in-person event in a long time? Do you have questions about the event or just need to brush up on your conference knowledge before you register? The SHARE Kansas City Attendee Orientation webinar will be your opportunity to learn everything you need to know to successfully attend this year's conference. 

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Opening Keynote

Monday, August 5 | 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Join us this Monday starting at 7:45 a.m. for the Opening General Session at SHARE Kansas City.

Your Message to Garcia Moment

Dan O’Shea will share his experience in learning and living the “Message to Garcia,” which is based upon the principles of self-initiative and a mission-accomplishment mindset, principles that can be instilled and implemented in one's personal and professional lives. Message to Garcia is the first leadership lesson every incoming plebe (freshman) at the US Naval Academy (Annapolis) and US Military Academy (West Point) reads and is taught to embrace. Dan will share stories from his time as a SEAL Team platoon commander and working in high-pressure hostage negotiation situations.

Meet the Keynote

Dan O’Shea is a retired Navy SEAL commander and combat veteran with more than 25 years of special operations and leadership experience, built upon multiple deployments to combat/conflict zones from the Middle East to Africa spanning three decades. An asymmetric warfare specialist with extensive overseas and combat experience, O’Shea is a recognized subject matter expert in counter-insurgency (COIN), counter-terrorism, kidnapping and hostage rescue (HR). He is an Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Desert Storm veteran.

Record Content for SHARE’d Knowledge

Sign-up for a slot in the on-site recording room dedicated to recording content that will be available exclusively in SHARE’d Knowledge.

Sign-up if:

  • There are mainframe-related topics you’d like to share with the SHARE community,
  • You’re looking to expand your influence in the enterprise IT industry,
  • You want to practice your public speaking skills, or
  • You have a presentation topic that you weren’t able to give at a previous in-person SHARE event.  

SHARE'd Knowledge is a cutting-edge learning platform designed exclusively for SHARE individual members. As part of our commitment to modernizing and enriching your experience with us, SHARE'd Knowledge offers educational resources and networking opportunities to help you thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of enterprise IT. Whether you're looking to deepen your technical expertise, broaden your industry insights, or expand your network, SHARE'd Knowledge is your go-to place.

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Earn Your Digital Badge

SHARE Kansas City will offer attendees the opportunity to earn the Security Warrior, Mainframe Paladin, and DevOps Wizard digital badges. Earn your badge to demonstrate your mastery of the topic! Attend at least 10 Security Warrior eligible sessions, 10 Mainframe Paladin eligible sessions, or 10 DevOps Wizard eligible sessions to qualify. To see which sessions are eligible, filter the Technical Agenda for  "Security Warrior," "Mainframe Paladin," or "DevOps Wizard" Digital Badge.

Submit a digital badge form:

DevOps Wizard

Mainframe Paladin

Security Warrior

Badge forms open Aug. 4 and close Aug. 13.

After SHARE Kansas City, you will receive an email from SHARE HQ to access your digital badge, which you can showcase on your email signature, social media profiles, and digital resumes.

SHARE Kansas City WIT Event

Sunday, August 4 | 4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Encouraging Women in IT – Make a Name for Yourself: How to Build Your Influence, Impact and Personal Brand

In today’s digital world, people often begin their search for you before they even meet you. No matter your role, your online reputation matters now more than ever. Research studies consistently reveal that people prefer to do business with, hire, buy from, and work with people they like and trust. Join us for an interactive session led by expert Joyce Layman to learn the following:


1. The Importance of Online Reputation: Understand why your online persona is a cornerstone in building trust and likability, influencing how people perceive you even before a face-to-face encounter.

2. Leveraging Social Media: Discover how to utilize social media platforms not just for networking but as a tool to create a personal brand that connects with your target audience.

3. Brand Monitoring: Learn how to monitor and manage your brand and reputation once established.

4. Using LinkedIn to Build Your Brand at the Event: Learn the must-do steps to build your influence (and grow your network) using the platform.

Participants will receive a brand roadmap with additional insights to develop their unique brand story along with a LinkedIn All-Star Cheat Sheet.

About Joyce Layman

Joyce Layman is an author, business coach, and presenter at TEDx. Her passion is inspiring people to step out of their current habits, push comfort zones, and navigate change to leverage new opportunities that are already surrounding them. Joyce combines her extensive training and experience in the science of mindset, brand building and the art of business connections to provide the one-two punch that gives her clients an advantage over their counterparts and their competition.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, August 4 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the first night of SHARE Kansas City at the Welcome Reception! Taking place on the outdoor event lawn, the reception will feature a Paris of the Plains theme complete with champagne, espressos, crepes, photo opportunities, and more!