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Forward Fest topic idea - I will be presenting at the Forward Fest conference on the topic The Modern Stack. Portions may include 'college course prep', 'micro services', 'scaling', 'aws tools etc', 'nosql', 'specialized v Ryan Mar 27, 2017 12:27 PM
Startup Weekend Discount - Thanks for listening to my pitch last night, and I hope you consider coming out the weekend of April 7th for Startup Weekend.  If you use the code  SOFTWARE113 when you register you can get $25 off the ticket price.  Brian S. Mar 16, 2017 12:55 PM
Did you lose your glasses? - There was a pair of eyeglasses left on the table up near where Ryan was sitting. They are now in the Essenhaus lost-and-found box which is above the coat rack. ///d@ Dennis A. Mar 15, 2017 9:49 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Wednesday topic: Madison Startup Week - In case you already know how great Startup Weekend is without hearing my spiel, early-bird ticket pricing is in effect until midnight tonight so you can save a bit of cash if you sign up today.  Brian S. Mar 13, 2017 5:59 PM
Wednesday topic: Madison Startup Week - This Wednesday we will have an introduction to Madison Startup Week by the co-founder of Madworks Coworking, Brian Samson. Paul M. Mar 13, 2017 12:41 PM
Good software - Windows 10 is sneaky. It calls back to the house every few minute Steven A. Mar 9, 2017 4:49 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Request for topics! - Hi! How about either how to get freelance work or starting your own business? Harriet On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 3:28 PM, Pa Harriet A. Mar 9, 2017 4:08 PM
Request for topics! - We haven't done this in awhile, so here is a request for your topic ideas. Reply back to me off list and I'll put a poll together over the weekend.   Paul M. Mar 9, 2017 3:28 PM
Wednesday meetup topic - In addition to our sponsored event on Wednesday, our topic will be software dev and collaboration tools such as Atlassian suite, github, Mantis, etc.       Paul M. Feb 13, 2017 8:05 AM
sponsor for Feb event!! - For this event, we are lucky to be sponsored by Joyent. Ryan Feb 9, 2017 3:37 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Results of geometry challenge - I'm fairly certain that the description "the most elegant solution" has  never, ever  been applied to any work I've done before (nor likely after), so this is getting engraved into a brass plaque and hung on the wal Dennis A. Jan 31, 2017 10:28 AM
Results of geometry challenge - Thanks to everyone who submitted some code to my geometry challenge! I received solutions from 6 members and one non-member. About half were literal solutions involving plugging the equation for a line into the equation for a circle, resulting Paul M. Jan 30, 2017 4:23 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Looking for some geometry help - Paul, send your email address to me via meet up messaging. I have a diagram. Bob Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android bobwirka Jan 27, 2017 10:44 PM
Looking for some geometry help - Ran into a little math problem I could use some help with. Given a circle C with radius r, start point S that is always on the circle edge and point P that is always inside or on the circle edge, compute end point E that is also on the circle e Paul M. Jan 27, 2017 9:47 AM
Codecinella event: How to Make Your Website Not Ugly - Hello everyone! Our friends over at Codecinella have another tech talk event:­ow-to-make-your-website-not-ug­ly-tickets-31 Paul M. Jan 26, 2017 8:38 AM
Rita's survey - Please take time to fill out Rita's survey regarding her Hackathon Ryan Jan 19, 2017 9:34 AM
Jan event - Ryan Jan 16, 2017 11:19 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Codecinella tech-talk Tuesday - Hi Karen (or anyone who can speak for Codecinella), I understand that Codecinella is a meetup group with a mission of advocating for women involved in software development... which is great! Havi Brian R. Jan 10, 2017 1:13 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Codecinella tech-talk Tuesday - is this the former Code Chix group? glad to see that it has (apparently) grown! Sreenath P. Jan 6, 2017 2:27 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Codecinella tech-talk Tuesday - Karen R. Jan 6, 2017 2:11 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Codecinella tech-talk Tuesday - This link is not working for me.  Is it for anyone else?  I could not find this event with browsing Eventbrite either. On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 8:30 AM, Magdalena Munro Jim S. Jan 6, 2017 1:54 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Codecinella tech-talk Tuesday - Hello Madison Area Software Developers Meetup, Karen R. Jan 6, 2017 11:51 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Codecinella tech-talk Tuesday - I wish there was a number to dial in and listen! This sounds really interesting ! On Jan 6, 2017, at 5:31 AM, Paul Miller Magdalena M. Jan 6, 2017 8:30 AM
Codecinella tech-talk Tuesday - Codecinella is holding their next technical talk on Tuesday, January 10th from 6:30-8:30pm at Madison College Downtown, room D141, 211 North Carroll Street. The topic is Predictive Analytics with Big Data, and the presenter is Naveen VK Paul M. Jan 6, 2017 7:31 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Looking for a MS Access guru for some troubleshooting - Bob W. Dec 8, 2016 4:30 PM
Looking for a MS Access guru for some troubleshooting - I'm looking for help for "a friend" - ahem. Have some reports/queries that worked a few months ago and now seem to be missing the Format(), Date(), and Trim() functions, as it keeps asking for these to be entered in the "Enter Parameter" box wh Paul M. Dec 8, 2016 3:34 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Madison Area Software Developers Meetup Group Monthly Meetup - Due to the holidays, Madison Area Software Developers Meetup Group Monthly Meetup, scheduled to occur on Wednesday, December 21,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have further questions, you can email Paul M. Dec 7, 2016 4:14 PM
Looking for Python+Django expert - Got a request from linked-in for a programmer skilled in Python for a natural language related project. The company is local. Contact me if interested! Paul M. Nov 7, 2016 11:28 AM
Next meetup: IoT and Edgent - I everyone! For our next meetup on 11/16, we will focus on IoT with a brief discussion about Apache Edgent, a streaming framework for IoT. I (Ryan) will be following up to the Ryan Nov 7, 2016 10:43 AM
Discussion with Aman Ahmed at Amazon - For the Oct meetup, we will be having a discussion with Aman Ahmed at Amazon. This is his introduction: My name is Aman Ahmed. I lived in Milwauke Ryan Oct 14, 2016 9:49 AM
hackathon / conference update - Because we were not able to get enough people signed up initially, we could not justify signing a contract with a venue. We will therefore postpone this event for a while. Thos Ryan Sep 9, 2016 2:47 PM
hackathon / conf - Unfortunately we have not had good RSVPing for the Hackathon / Conference on 9/24. In order to secure the venue, we really need to boost the numbers or we will have to postpone. Please RSVP in the Ryan Sep 8, 2016 1:46 PM
Conference / Hackathon is Scheduled - We just announced the times and locations of the hackathon and conference. In a nutshell:  -Our Sept meeting will again be at the Essen Haus but will be the big kickoff for the Hackathon.  -The foll Ryan Aug 23, 2016 1:03 PM
Reminder: Hackathon - Conference spreadsheet - Just a reminder to fill out the Hackathon - Conference s Ryan Aug 22, 2016 7:33 AM
Tonight's topics - We will talk about dev-ops tonight but the really exciting topic will be our plans for a combination hackathon/dev conference. We'll be looking for presenters for both so if this interests you please plan on attending tonight! Paul M. Aug 17, 2016 12:06 PM
Meetup room location change - Hey everyone! normally we meet directly off the main bar at Essen Haus, but tomorrow we will be in the room which is on the other side of the dining area. If you walk in the main entrance from the parking lot, you'll angle left across the dining room t Paul M. Aug 16, 2016 2:07 PM
MASD Hackathon / Conference - We have begun putting together our first dual Hackathon - Conference! The plan is to kick off the Hackathon at our Sept meetup and then work on projects Ryan Aug 16, 2016 1:49 PM
Big Date Conference - There is an upcoming event you might be interested in, the 2016 BigDataWisconsin Conference is being held on 8/22. If interested, pl Ryan Aug 15, 2016 9:23 AM
Aug topic - At the Aug meetup we will have a discussion about DevOps. What exactly does it mean? What is 'dev' part? Where is the balance between Sys Admins and Engineers doing development? What are the tools that we each use to get the DevOps Ryan Aug 9, 2016 9:31 AM
MASD Conference / Hackathon update - The results of the survey are in! Virtually everyone who responded wants to put on a conference with some hackathon component. So, we are beginning to investigate where and when this can happen.  If you respon Ryan Aug 8, 2016 9:31 AM
conference? hackathon? - Please take a minute to fill out this survey. If we get enough responses and a solid Yes vote, we will look into doing a big event together.­V Ryan Aug 3, 2016 12:46 PM
Reminder: sponsored special event Tuesday July 26 - This is a reminder for everyone to check out our sponsored event, Tuesday the 26th, at Vintage Brewing Company. Our sponsored events include free beer and food until the tab runs out, and they are a great opportunity to network and meet local tech comp Paul M. Jul 23, 2016 1:17 PM
IBM Software Engineer (Test) and DevOps - The Weather Company, an IBM Business, is seeking a Software Engineer in Test and a DevOps Engineer to be key members of an agile, highly‐skilled team of developers.  Software Engineer in Test: As a soft Ryan Jul 21, 2016 9:15 AM
New Code Sisters group - Hello women software developers of Madison, In order to better serve the needs of our local women software developers and community, the local organizers of CodeChix will be separating from the national organization. The same Madison women Paul M. Jul 16, 2016 11:52 AM
Full Stack Web Dev Wanted - Kilter is searching for someone with full stack web development experience (preferably with php knowledge) to join our team as we work to prepare for our launch in September. Started by a former Epic employee and frequent traveler, Eric S. Jul 13, 2016 8:47 AM
Server rack w/ door + wheels available cheap - Hey folks - trying to get rid of this wheeled server rack. It's in like new condition - I just don't need it anymore. $250 or best offer.­sop/5656473835.html   Paul M. Jul 12, 2016 10:46 AM
Tomorrow's meetup event topic - All, tomorrow again there will be no specific topic. Rather, I would like to discuss some ideas that have been chatted about in the past: possible hack week, the next sponsored event, and a permanent sponsor. See you then! Ryan Ryan Jun 14, 2016 11:26 PM
Reminder of sponsored event Tuesday the 31st! - Don't forget that tomorrow, Tuesday May 31st, is our second event at The Vintage Brewing Co, sponsored by University Research Park & Madworks Coworking. Come and meet the founders of Madworks, the hoopy froods that run URP, and severa Paul M. May 30, 2016 2:55 PM
Madison PHP Conference 2016 - Madison PHP Conference 2016 Join us for a two day conference that focuses on PHP and related web technologies. The first day is full of longer, in-depth tutorials. The second day features three tracks of talks. This event is organized b Paul M. May 18, 2016 2:56 PM
Meetup reminders - Hey everyone! No formal topic for tonight but here is a reminder about tonight's meetup and also for our special sponsored meetup with URP back at Vintage Brewing Company on May 31. Paul M. May 18, 2016 12:12 PM
Why Data Matters Tech Talk with CodeChix - Hey everyone - passing this along from our friends at the CodeChix meetup: Please join us for our next tech talk, "Why Data Matters" Paul M. May 13, 2016 9:47 AM
Startup Weekend: April 22-24th - Join for Madison's annual startup celebration this weekend at URP - build a company in 54 hours! Early Bird ticket sales have ended but you can still get $25 off with discount code CREATE . More in Brian S. Apr 18, 2016 11:54 AM
Immediate Opening - Technical Project Manager (Madison) - Symphony Corporation has an immediate opening for a Technical Project Manager located at it's headquarters on the Capitol Square. See job posting below. Jonathan F. Apr 18, 2016 6:48 AM
topics for April 20 - For out 4/20 meetup let's focus on Docker and other dev tools, as a follow up from the Spredfast event. Come advocate for or waive a fist at the tools you use every day. Docker is one of these emerging tools that you may want to know more about. Ryan Apr 16, 2016 7:11 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Looking for small business benefits management vendor - TASC does this and they're local too. John C. Apr 13, 2016 4:11 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Looking for small business benefits management vendor - I know of a few people who specialize in this area. I'm reaching out to them to see if they could attend the next meetup on the 20th. Sincerely, Kyle H. Apr 13, 2016 11:52 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Looking for small business benefits management vendor - We're pretty happy with Zenefits. On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 10:34 AM, Paul Miller < [address removed] > Brad G. Apr 13, 2016 11:33 AM
Looking for small business benefits management vendor - (posting this on behalf of one of our members, so if you reply, please reply to the list - thanks!) Does anyone have recommendations for a vendor which can provide full employee benefits packages that would satisfy relevant Wis Paul M. Apr 13, 2016 10:34 AM
Reminder about tomorrow's sponsored event - All, I just wanted to remind everyone about tomorrow's special event from 6:00-9:00 at the west side Vintage, sponsored by Spredfast. We will be discussing React for the font end folks, Cassandra and Kafka for the back end folks, and Docker / d Ryan Apr 4, 2016 10:08 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Reminder: Sponsored Special Event with Spredfast - All, I forgot to mention if you didnt already know, the Spredfast Sponsored event is Tues April 5, 6:00-9:00. R On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 11:0 Ryan Mar 24, 2016 11:23 AM
Reminder: Sponsored Special Event with Spredfast - All, This is just a reminder that Spredfast will be sponsoring a special Meetup event at Vintage. There will be food, beer, and good programming talk about Spredfast's high-throughput social media platform and opportun Ryan Mar 24, 2016 11:05 AM
Wednesday Topic - Hello all! Wednesday we'll be discussing our up-coming special event in April, and then talk about strategies for staying current / continuing education.   Paul M. Mar 14, 2016 4:19 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Topic ideas for next meetup? - A topic suggestion: What do people do to stay up-todate? Doctors have 'continuing education', but what about software types? Is it even necessary? On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 8: Don H. Mar 12, 2016 10:26 AM
Topic ideas for next meetup? - Our next meetup is Wednesday. and although we'll be discussing sponsorship opportunities with our group I'd also like suggestions for other topics we can discuss. Send them my way if you have any! Paul M. Mar 11, 2016 8:07 AM
CodeChix careel panel March 8 - An announcement from our CodeChix friends... Please join our next event, a career panel, to be held on Tuesday, March 8th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Please register at the following link: Paul M. Mar 1, 2016 8:35 PM
Aviation-related developer needed - Programming support is needed to commercialize software applications for flight simulation, pilot training and unmanned aerial vehicles developed at the University of Wisconsin Flight Laboratory. Pay is nego Paul M. Mar 1, 2016 3:35 PM
Fill out the Survey! - We've only had 67 responses to our survey, less than 6% response rate. We need this information to help plan some interesting improvements to the meetup. For the 1000+ of you who haven't responded, please take a minute or two to check out the s Paul M. Feb 17, 2016 5:58 PM
Survey Reminder - Hello all! If you haven't filled out our short survey yet, please do! We'll be talking about the results tonight at the meetup.­ Paul M. Feb 17, 2016 9:22 AM
Meeting topic for February 2016 - For those of you who missed January's meetup, we talked about some exciting developments in the coming year. We'll have a cool announcement on Wednesday and will part of the meeting brainstorming ideas related to said announcement! Please come Paul M. Feb 15, 2016 11:22 AM
Google's C++ coding style guidelines - Someone posted a link to the Google's C++ coding guidelines and I thought I'd share this with the group.­guide/cppguide.html I don't agree with everything here but it's an interesting read. Paul M. Feb 14, 2016 12:11 PM
The great Software Dev Meetup Survey - Hey everyone! We're looking to learn more about our members. Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey and tell us what you think!­ Paul M. Feb 9, 2016 5:17 PM
Meeting topic for January 2016 - We're working on expanding our meetup scope and doing some interesting things. If you would like to contribute to the future of the meetup please come to this week's meeting! Cheers! Paul M. Jan 19, 2016 2:15 PM
R language @ CodeChix - Hey folks! Happy end of year and all that. Our CodeChix friends are doing an intro to R at their next event on Jan 14! Paul M. Dec 30, 2015 12:22 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Topics for tonight - Well If i was able to make it, Id throw in IoT for the discussion and micro controller programming with C++, vs .net but tonight is judging night for the IoT workshop I am running. Mitch "Rez" M. Dec 16, 2015 1:08 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Topics for tonight - from the old days before web frameworks, how about 'in my day, we had to track our own sessions.....' On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 11:44 AM, Paul Miller < Don H. Dec 16, 2015 12:57 PM
Topics for tonight - Got a couple good requests, including an all-out language war. Might be super fun but it would be hard for me to argue that C++ would be good for web development. Anyway I thought a comparison of web frameworks might be interesting. As for a se Paul M. Dec 16, 2015 11:43 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Topic request - how about a 'Language smackdown'? Name your favorite language and defend it against all comers for a given purpose. I'm for ArnoldC­noldC .  NO PRO Don H. Dec 11, 2015 11:17 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Topic request - Paul, How about something on Electron.  ( ).  Its the shell that Github's Atom editor is built on, and Microsoft's new VisualStudio Code is also.  I Jeff C. Dec 11, 2015 9:55 AM
Topic request - Hello all - looking for topic ideas for next Wednesday. Submit today and I'll put a poll up over the weekend.   Paul M. Dec 11, 2015 9:51 AM
Meeting topic: sponsorship - We're going to talk about how we might be able to leverage our group size to get some ongoing sponsorship, and what that might entail. I don't know much about this stuff, so I invite anyone who has had some success with getting and using sponso Paul M. Nov 16, 2015 8:06 AM
Nerd Alert - 1k members! - We hit 1024 members today, marking a milestone of some kind! Paul M. Oct 15, 2015 1:11 PM tech conference - Kansas City Nov 9-10 - Received this today if anyone is interested:   My name is Brittni Kingston, and I’m an organizer of, a bleeding edge technology conference in Kansas City ( on November 9-10 of this year.  Mid Paul M. Oct 8, 2015 10:46 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] 1000 Members! - Shouldn't we wait until 1024? Then we could find a venue to host a kilobite. (Sorry, it's Friday.) On Sep 18,[masked]:03 AM, "Paul Miller" < [address removed] Mike S. Sep 18, 2015 3:50 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] 1000 Members! - Eight members by the eighth year. The group grows a bit every year! Sorry, I had to... On Sep 18,[masked]:05 AM, "Don Henton" < donhenton@gmail.c Jaz S. Sep 18, 2015 10:11 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] 1000 Members! - Let's wait until 1024 members -- Markus On Sep 18, 2015, at 10:03, Paul Miller < Markus S. Sep 18, 2015 10:07 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] 1000 Members! - 1000 bottles of beer on the wall On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 10:03 AM, Paul Miller < [address removed] > Don H. Sep 18, 2015 10:05 AM
1000 Members! - We hit 1000 members today! Feels like we should do something to commemorate this arbitrarily-high figure. Suggestions welcome! Paul M. Sep 18, 2015 10:03 AM
Meetup Topic: Analytics - Next Wednesday we'll be talking Analytics, including analytics impact on software licensing. Paul M. Sep 10, 2015 8:17 AM
AURORA - A todos los que recibirán este mensaje, muchas gracias de antemano. Ahora utilizare este medio, Juan C. Aug 23, 2015 11:25 PM
Gamedev bootcamp for students - Hey all, I'm a local independent game developer who's been in the industry for 10 years or so. Together with another industry friend Greg Shives, we'll be running a game development "bootcamp" from A Aaron San F. Jul 15, 2015 12:26 PM
This month's topic: Meteor - Our own Emmanuel Buah is going to talk about Meteor (, a Javascript App Platform. Paul M. Jul 10, 2015 9:15 AM
Used Cat - free to good home - Not my usual "for offer" post, but our cat needs a new home. She's a really cool short-haired gray Russian Blue, probably about 13 years old, who's ear-tips were frozen off due to frost-bite before we got her. She's always been good with Paul M. Jun 25, 2015 3:00 PM
Follow Up on June 17 ''Docker''­ Meeting.. Hashing - Preview not available Troy K. Jun 21, 2015 8:22 AM
Follow Up on June 17 ''Docker''­ Meeting.. Hashing - Preview not available Troy K. Jun 21, 2015 8:19 AM
Follow Up on June 17 ''Docker''­ Meeting.. Hashing - Preview not available Troy K. Jun 21, 2015 8:12 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Wednesday Topic: Docker - should be the Essen Haus, the location tonight. On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 1:03 PM, just Gabriel < gabriel@tek Don H. Jun 17, 2015 1:10 PM
RE: [softwaredev-113] Wednesday Topic: Docker - There is a Meetup Group, Docker & Containers Madiso Rob H. Jun 17, 2015 1:10 PM
RE: [softwaredev-113] Wednesday Topic: Docker - Sorry if I'm confused, but, to be clear, is this presentation to take place at the Essen Haus meetup tonight, or is there some other venue I should be aware of? Very much inte just G. Jun 17, 2015 1:00 PM
RE: [softwaredev-113] Wednesday Topic: Docker - Mike K. Jun 16, 2015 2:52 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Wednesday Topic: Docker - If anybody is curious, I can expand on the docker talk by showing what is possible with it.  I've been building out a CoreOS cluster utilizing docker, consul, fleet, etcd, and other players.  I can show how to take a single node clust Jeff C. Jun 16, 2015 11:32 AM

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