What we're about

Madison Women in Tech is a supportive, inclusive community of women and gender nonbinary folks working or interested in technology, from designers to programmers to recruiters to students. Through regular events and a digital newsletter, we empower and elevate women and enbys in Madison’s tech scene.

View our website here! https://madisonwomen.tech

Sign up for our semi-monthly newsletter, featuring community events, WiT news, volunteer opportunities and job openings. Follow us on Twitter at @Madison_WiT and find us on Facebook.

See full FAQ here.

WHO CAN ATTEND OUR EVENTS?

Any woman or nonbinary person interested in or working in technology is welcome at ALL of our events.

Men are welcome at most of our events, but not all; occasionally, we host events that are specifically for women and nonbinary folks. In either case, we will make it clear in the event description. Still unsure if it's appropriate for you to attend? Feel free to shoot us an email at admin@madisonwomen.tech and double-check (we're very nice ❤️). 

ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION

With rare exceptions, all our in-person events are hosted at accessible locations near multiple public transportation options; we also work to have gender neutral bathrooms available at every in-person event. When food is involved, we make sure to have vegan and gluten-free items available.

CHILDREN

We highly encourage you to bring children along! We aren't often able to provide dedicated childcare, and some of our events might not be appropriate for children (depending on their age), but we try to choose event spaces that are child-friendly. 

CODE OF CONDUCT

Madison Women in Tech deliberately curates spaces for and by women and nonbinary folks. At in-person and virtual events where men are invited to attend, they are expected to listen, and not center themselves or their experiences.

All attendees, at both in-person and virtual events, agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct

MAY NEWSLETTER SPONSOR

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor for May, Shopbop! They're currently hiring, so be sure to check out their career page.

ONGOING SPONSOR

Thank you to Ten Forward Consulting for sponsoring our annual meetup fees and paying our website hosting costs!

Upcoming events (3)

SOCIAL: Happy Hour for New and New-ish Members!

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We pride ourselves on doing our best to make Madison Women in Tech a welcoming, inclusive community.

That being said, we know it can be intimidating to show up to an event when you don't know anyone!

To help mitigate that, we're having one of our semi-annual social events just for people who haven't attended a Women in Tech meetup yet, or haven't attended one in the last six months. First-timers can all be new together :)

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ABOUT

"View the downtown skyline over Lake Monona with friends and family all around and a cold drink in your hand. Join us for feelings of gemütlichkeit—friendliness and good cheer. Bring your own picnic or enjoy our locally crafted soft pretzels, Nürnburg-style brats, or fresh, squeaky cheese curds."

https://www.olbrichbiergarten.com/

SCHEDULE

We'll grab a table or two ahead of time - feel free to join anytime after 5:30pm!

TRANSPORTATION

Olbrich Biergarten is located in east Madison. There's a parking lot on site, as well as street parking available in the neighborhood across the street.

The following bus lines come within a few blocks: #5, #7, #15, #16, #17, #31, #38

ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION

All genders are welcome at this event, as are children (those under 21 are must be accompanied by a legal guardian). The path to the tables is unfortunately not paved.

If you have a specific accessibility concern, we encourage you to reach out directly at [masked].

CODE OF CONDUCT

While this event is open to all genders, Madison Women in Tech deliberately curates spaces for and by women and nonbinary folks. Men who attend are expected to listen, and not center themselves or their experiences.

All attendees agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct: http://coc.madisonwomen.tech

HYBRID: "What is Architecture? Why does Architecture matter?" with Codecinella

NOTE: This event will be both in-person AND online via zoom, to support the convenience and comfort of all of our members. In-person folks are welcome to mask or not mask as they prefer.

Madison Women in Tech is excited to co-host this second of three planned event with our pals from Codecinella!

Let's get together to chat about anything / everything related to software architecture: not only the what / why / how, but also our personal experiences and anecdotes.

Here is Martin Fowler's Software Architecture Guide to get you started.

All genders are welcome at this event!

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ABOUT

This event is intended to be an interactive discussion; depending on your social energy level, folks are welcome to actively participate or just hang and listen. ❤️

About Codecinella

Codecinella is a Madison-based coalition of local women software developers, students and professionals, looking to strengthen our community, and to encourage more women to become involved in the technology field.

SCHEDULE

In-person: Feel free to arrive anytime after 6:15pm.
Online: The Zoom room will likewise open up at 6:15pm; link will be posted day-of.

The discussion will "officially" begin at 6:30pm.

TRANSPORTATION / PARKING

The Central Library is located in downtown Madison. There are metered spots all around (meters stop running at 6pm).

The following garages are nearby:

  • Overture Center Garage

More than a dozen bus lines have stops within a few blocks of the library.

ZOOM

Zoom URL will be shared day-of.

Zoom is a free video-conferencing platform, with mobile and desktop apps. Learn more about installing and using it here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac

ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION

In-person: The library is wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral bathrooms. Folks are encouraged to wear a mask if they'd like.

Online: Zoom offers a variety of accessibility-oriented features, including:

  • Keyboard accessibility
  • Screen reader support

Learn more: https://zoom.us/accessibility

If you have another accessibility concern, we encourage you to reach out directly to Hilary at [masked].

CODE OF CONDUCT

While this event is open to all genders, Madison Women in Tech deliberately curates spaces (both online and offline) for and by women and nonbinary folks. Men who attend are expected to listen, and not center themselves or their experiences.

All attendees agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct: http://coc.madisonwomen.tech

SOCIAL: WiT does Concerts on the Square!

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Concerts on the Square is back on the square!

Join us for the first session of the season, "Motown with Spectrum". We'll set out blankets ahead of time to secure seating; just bring yourself, a snack, a drink (alcoholic is allowed, for those so inclined), and your friends / partners / coworkers / children!

All genders are welcome ❤️

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ABOUT

During Concerts on the Square, the Capitol lawn is taken over by picnicking Madisonians, serenaded by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. It was founded in 1984, and now, more than 200,000 patrons come together annually over the free six-concert series.

Learn more: https://wcoconcerts.org/concerts-tickets/concerts-on-the-square/cos-faq

SCHEDULE

The music starts at 7pm; we'll be there at 6:30pm, so come find us anytime after then!

While the concert goes until 9pm, it's very much a come-and-go affair; feel free to leave early or arrive late.

HOW TO FIND US

If you walk to Candinas Chocolatier, and then cross the street to the Capitol lawn, you should run right into us (see map below 🤓).

TRANSPORTATION

Downtown is packed during concerts on the square, so street parking will be difficult to find.

Nearby garages include:

  • Capitol Square South Parking Ramp
  • 25 West Main Underground Parking
  • Wilson Street Garage
  • Block 89 Parking Ramp
  • 114 E Main St Parking Ramp

Busses that stop near where we'll set up shop: #1, #2, #4, #5, #6, #11, #12, #14, #15, #19, #27, #28, #37, #38, #47, #57, #58, #70, #71, #72

ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION

All genders and children are welcome at this event. Seating is on blankets on the grass, but folks are welcome to bring short lawn chairs: "Only low-height chairs (6" or less) with tubular, U-shaped legs may be used on the Capitol lawn."

If you have a specific accessibility concern, we encourage you to reach out directly at [masked].

CODE OF CONDUCT

While this event is open to all genders, Madison Women in Tech deliberately curates spaces for and by women and nonbinary folks. Men who attend are expected to listen, and not center themselves or their experiences.

All attendees agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct: http://coc.madisonwomen.tech

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2022 Spring Tech Kick-Off

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