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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
Re: [softwaredev-113] Wednesday Topic: Docker - A bit more on docker. Docker is a method for running services (and their environments) as containers, which are mini-systems and configurations on your server/box. For those of us who are not devops, and need a running service configured wi Don H. Jun 16, 2015 10:48 AM
Wednesday Topic: Docker - Don is going to talk about Docker, a platform for building distributed applications.   Paul M. Jun 16, 2015 9:23 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Topic Ideas for June meetup - I'm just finishing up working on my 2nd book and can share some experiences about writing a technical book.  I have an hour long talk I can give or just make an abridged version if folks are interested.  Or would be willing to just ch Chris J. Jun 10, 2015 10:25 AM
Topic Ideas for June meetup - Please submit your topic ideas for next-week's meetup!   Paul M. Jun 10, 2015 9:19 AM
900 members! (and car for sale) - We hit 900 members today! Not sure what happens when we hit 1000. Party time? Also, here's a car for sale. 2009 Toyota Corolla XLE (red) with heated leather seats. 45K miles. Excellent condition. 12.5K­stel Paul M. May 27, 2015 11:45 AM
888 Members! - I just checked the membership count and we're at a cool 888! Neat! Proof! I expect we'll hit 1000 by the end of the summer. Maybe we should have a HUGE party! If anyone is interested in sponsoring such a thing, Paul M. May 14, 2015 7:23 AM
May Topic: Product/Project/Team Management - No topic poll this month. We're talking about all the layers involved in project management, from product management down to managing individual team members and everything in-between. This is a big topic and I'm sure every Paul M. May 14, 2015 7:13 AM
Windows 10 Development - Hey folks! Microsoft is doing a sponsorship/promotion thing for Windows 10. We'd have to do a 30 minute presentation on Windows 10 development and in exchange we'd receive free food from Subway. I have posted a poll as to whether we should purs Paul M. May 14, 2015 7:10 AM
Game-focused Coworking space - Hey all, I'm measuring interest in a local co-working space focused on game development. If you have a few minutes, I'd really appreciate if you filled out a survey: Aaron San F. May 6, 2015 1:03 PM
For sale: 37RU equipment rack with door + wheels - I have an equipment rack ( Middle Atlantic Products WRK-37-32) with wheels, door, dual power rails, and a couple of sets of supports for heavy units. It used to be full of servers, RAIDs, and an Avid system, all of which have become obsolet Paul M. May 3, 2015 12:26 PM
Invitation to "Madison Indies" meetup - Hey folks,  I've been organizing a meetup group for independent game developers in Madison for about a year now, and just wanted to make sure people were aware of it. Our next meeting is tomorrow at WID dow Aaron San F. Apr 17, 2015 9:31 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Rack-mount server and Promise RAID available for free! - I'll take it :) On 4/16/15, Paul Miller wrote: > I've got an old 2U rack-mount server and a rack-mount Promise UltraTrak > RM8000 RAID sitting here collecting dust to anyone that wants them. > > The server is somewhat generic and Blake N. Apr 16, 2015 8:14 AM
Rack-mount server and Promise RAID available for free! - I've got an old 2U rack-mount server and a rack-mount Promise UltraTrak RM8000 RAID sitting here collecting dust to anyone that wants them. The server is somewhat generic and maybe only has one G of RAM but the case may be useful. It's currentl Paul M. Apr 16, 2015 7:38 AM
Today's Topics - Back by popular demand will be more discussion of SQL vs NoSQL. The big run-away topic was  Moonlighting and Time Balance and we might as well combine that with Going Freelance. So, if you've thought about going off on your Paul M. Apr 15, 2015 7:05 AM
Meeting in different room Wednesday - Just wanted to mention the meetup will be held in the meeting room ACROSS the dining hall on the left side of the restaurant tomorrow, and NOT in the usual meeting near the bar. Paul M. Apr 14, 2015 4:44 PM
April Meetup Topics Poll - Here's the poll for our meetup this Wednesday­dev-113/polls/1200015/ Paul M. Apr 13, 2015 8:03 AM
Anyone need a tape backup robot? - I've got an old SCSI tape backup robot that holds 6 tapes (and the tapes) if anyone wants it.   Paul M. Apr 9, 2015 7:01 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Call for topics for next meetup - we didn't get very far on NoSql last time. we could try again. On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 8:10 AM, Paul Miller < Ken K. Apr 8, 2015 5:56 PM
CodeChix Tech Talk - a shout out to our female members - This is a message for our female members. If you haven't heard of CodeChix, they are a non-profit organization dedicated to the Education, Advocacy and Mentoring, of women engineers in industry and academia. Their next Meetup and Tech T Paul M. Apr 6, 2015 2:21 PM
Avid Media Composer 1000 parts available - I have an old Avid MC 1000 system that's been sitting in my office for 10 years collecting dust. Most of the cables are gone but the parts that are left may come in handy for someone: Mac G3? (silver) 2 SCSI media drives (probably 18GB eac Paul M. Apr 6, 2015 8:18 AM
Call for topics for next meetup - We have a meetup next Wednesday and it's time to submit your topic ideas! Just reply directly.   Paul M. Apr 6, 2015 8:10 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Silicon Graphics workstations for almost free - Please call me! I will take the boxes of your hands TODAY... Steven A. Mar 30, 2015 2:57 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Silicon Graphics workstations for almost free - When I worked for "Lunar Radiation" now "GE Medical" we used them Steven A. Mar 30, 2015 5:35 AM
Silicon Graphics workstations for almost free - When I moved to WI in 1992 I started working on software for the movie post-production industry on SGI workstations. These were the machines that movies were produced on when film went digital, and were featured prominently in the movie Jurassic Park ( Paul M. Mar 29, 2015 1:07 PM
Vintage music gear for sale - Hey folks - sorry to spam stuff for sale but this is my meetup and I want to give my community first dibs before I go to Craigslist/eBay. I have a bunch of vintage synth and analogue gear for sale. I'm pricing it based on recent eBay auctions b Paul M. Mar 29, 2015 12:04 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Startup Weekend 2015 - All kinds of developers!  The final judging criteria include a "technical execution" component which can definitely give your team an edge if you can present a functioning product on Sunday.  Being able to move fast is key consi Brian S. Mar 26, 2015 12:47 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Startup Weekend 2015 - What kind of developers? On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 12:32 PM, Brian Samson < [address removed] > robin Mar 26, 2015 12:37 PM
Startup Weekend 2015 - Hi All,  Madison's 4th annual Startup Weekend is April 10-12  In case you're not familiar, Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where d Brian S. Mar 26, 2015 12:32 PM
3-way tie on topics for tomorrow - There is a three-way tie between: Security/Web Security SQL vs No-SQL Agile/SCRUM If you haven't voted yet,  vote now and help break the tie!­dev-113/polls Paul M. Mar 17, 2015 12:57 PM
March Topics Poll - Help us decide what we'll talk about this Wednesday by responding to this month's poll!­dev-113/polls/1198096/ Didn't get many suggestions this month so I dredged up a few from previous months. Paul M. Mar 15, 2015 1:31 PM
March Meetup Topics Ideas Request - Once again it is time to submit your topic ideas! Just reply directly to me and I'll add them to the poll. Voting will begin on Monday.   Paul M. Mar 11, 2015 9:49 AM
"Feature Creep" Research... - Hi All, I'm looking for volunteers that I can interview about feature creep in software development.   The short (15-20 minute) interview covers: EJ A. Feb 23, 2015 3:51 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] New meetup for collaborative projects for aspiring developers - What a great idea! An ongoing group project/s is/are absolutely the best way to develop demonstrable skills, share information, and stay abreast on the latest tech. -Max Max M. Feb 23, 2015 9:01 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] New meetup for collaborative projects for aspiring developers - Thanks Paul! BTW, we missed you at our last meetup.  Anne Otter made cards for the different topics and that helped sort things out for everyone.  Thanks Anne! Tom Nesler Tom N. Feb 23, 2015 8:37 AM
New meetup for collaborative projects for aspiring developers - I received some information about a new meetup in Madison: " Madison Group Projects for Aspiring Software Professionals". Julian Farley, the organizer, says: I'm contacting you today because I've started Paul M. Feb 22, 2015 10:31 AM
Meetup topics for this Wednesday - You know the drill!­dev-113/polls/1196219/ Also, if I missed one, please let me know ASAP and I'll get it added and sound out a notice. Paul M. Feb 16, 2015 8:33 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Call for topics for next meetup - How about a discussion on the best way to learn a new programming language?  Tutorial sites and methods for getting up to speed. Tom Nesler On Wed, Feb 11, 20 Tom N. Feb 12, 2015 9:07 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Call for topics for next meetup - I'd like to learn about QEMU... bobwirka Feb 11, 2015 3:16 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Call for topics for next meetup - I can help talk about websocket in nodejs as we just did a distributed deployment of that at work On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:38 AM, Sreenath Pillai < Louie P. Feb 11, 2015 12:50 PM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Call for topics for next meetup - websocket/web tcp client for better real-time applications On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:33 AM, Don Henton < donh Sreenath P. Feb 11, 2015 10:38 AM
Re: [softwaredev-113] Call for topics for next meetup - node js, or if seeking more specifics, jasmine/karma testing On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 5:39 PM, Paul Miller < stele Don H. Feb 11, 2015 10:32 AM

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