What we're about

Madison Women in Tech is a supportive 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.

Sign up for our semi-monthly newsletter via http://subscribe.madisonwomen.tech , featuring community events, WiT news, volunteer opportunities and job openings. Follow us on Twitter at @Madison_WiT (http://www.twitter.com/Madison_WiT) and find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wit.madison/).

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 ❤️).

CHILDREN

We highly encourage you to bring your 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.

ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSIVE EVENT SPACES

With rare exceptions, all our events are hosted at accessible locations near multiple public transportation options; we also try to include information in individual event descriptions re: availability of gender neutral bathrooms. When food is involved, we make sure to have items available for vegan and gluten-free attendees.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Madison Women in Tech deliberately curates spaces for and by women and nonbinary folks. At events where men are invited to attend, they 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 (http://coc.madisonwomen.tech/)

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER SPONSOR: FactoryFix

A big thanks to FactoryFix for being our February newsletter sponsor! FactoryFix is hiring for a variety of positions: https://angel.co/company/factoryfix/jobs/

MEETUP SPONSOR

Thank you to Ten Forward Consulting, as well, for sponsoring our meetup fees! https://tenforward.consulting

Upcoming events (3)

ONLINE LUNCHTIME PANEL: "Working Remotely in the Time of COVID-19"

NOTE: This online-only event will utilize the video platform Zoom. Installation instructions are below. Things are pretty rough right now, so WiT organizers got our heads together and thought about how we could help. For many, this is your first time working remotely, or working remotely so consistently. And it's an adjustment! To help us all cope - whether we have kids or a partner at home, are struggling with the isolation, or just want advice for setting up a workspace - WiT has assembled a panel of seasoned remote workers from different backgrounds. Afterwards, we'll be splitting up into separate Zoom rooms for coordinated group discussion (see more below!). ZOOM URL: https://zoom.us/j/638517029 MEETING PASSWORD: 6948 * Schedule * Panelists * What is Zoom? * Accessibility / Inclusion * Code of Conduct ___________________________________ SCHEDULE The panel will begin promptly at 12pm and run til 12:30pm; at 12:30pm, we'll break up into different Zoom rooms for group discussion. Each Zoom room will have its own topic (links to be provided day of). Possible topics include: * Tips for focus and productivity * Self-care while working remotely * Working from home with children * Handling isolation If you have an idea for a topic, post it in the comments! PANELISTS We plan to have three or four panelists; information about currently confirmed panelists is below. * Amy Unger, senior software engineer at Heroku * Cakelin Marquardt, founder and owner of nudges.io WHAT IS ZOOM? 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 ZOOM URL: https://zoom.us/j/638517029 MEETING PASSWORD: 6948 ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION All genders are invited to attend. Zoom offers a variety of accessibility-oriented features, including: * Closed captioning * Keyboard accessibility * Screen reader support Learn more: https://zoom.us/accessibility If you have a specific 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 (including for online events) agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct: http://coc.madisonwomen.tech

Why are there so few events scheduled?

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Hello, all! If you're wondering where all the Women in Tech events have gone, we're taking a break until mid-April to help discourage the spread of COVID-19 in our city; we'll be re-evaluating in early April regarding May and/or June. Full text of our decision can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QhIP11nbHGKJFYCf5I55EqI_Lj1rEgXn/view?usp=sharing Feel free to email us at [masked] with any questions or concerns!

SOCIAL: Lunch for new (and new-ish) members at the Great Dane Downtown!

Great Dane Pub and Brewing Company

NOTE: This event is subject to change re: the situation with COVID-19. _____________________________________ 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 :) * Schedule * Transportation * Accessibility / Inclusion * Code of Conduct ___________________________________ SCHEDULE WiT organizers will be there from 11:30 to 1pm; come by anytime within that hour and a half! Just tell the host that you're there for Women in Tech. TRANSPORTATION The Great Dane is located downtown, just off the Capitol Square. Nearby garages include the Government East Garage, Block 89 Parking Ramp, and the Tenney Plaza Ramp. The following bus lines come within a few blocks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 14, 15, 19, 23, 25, 27, 29, 37, 38, 47, 56, 57, 58, 70, 71, 72, 75 ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION All genders are welcome, as are children. The Great Dane offers gluten-free and vegetarian options; see their menu here: http://downtown.greatdanepub.com/menus 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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