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)

EDU: Blank Page Panic! Creating Confidence with Test Driven Development

8th Light (formerly Adorable)

Have you ever stared at a blank feature spec file hoping for tests to magically appear? Well, you’re not alone! In this talk we’ll take a look at how the combination of Test-Driven Development, pseudocode and RSpec can help get you to your initial commit with confidence, one RSpec error at a time! (Note: You don't need to know RSpec to follow this presentation.) We're excited to co-host this event with MadRailers, Madison's Ruby and Rails meetup (http://madrailers.com). Thanks to 8th Light for hosting us! All genders are welcome. * About * Schedule * Transportation * Accessibility / Inclusion * Code of Conduct _______________________________ ABOUT Speaker Elayne Juten is a Software Engineer at Getty Images. As an early-career developer, she is passionate about finding ways to help build confidence in Ruby, Rails and RSpec. SCHEDULE We'll have a half hour of networking before Elayne's talk; feel free to arrive anytime within that half hour. Her presentation will start at 7pm. TRANSPORTATION 8th Light is located downtown, right off the Capitol Square. Both metered and non-metered street parking is free and unlimited after 6pm. 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: 71, 37, 47, 58, 75, 72, 56, 57, 12, 14, 38, 19, 25, 23, 27, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 29, 70 ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION 8th Light is wheelchair accessible; we encourage you to bring children. All genders are welcome! 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

CE Founders Series: Digsite Founders Jane Boutelle & Monika Wingate

Meetup RSVPs are closed, please RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-series-and-happy-hour-monika-wingate-and-jane-boutelle-digsite-tickets-93351417603 The Founders' Series is a series of intimate fireside talks with successful founders, with the goal of digging into the realities of building and running a business. * About * Schedule * Transportation * Accessibility / Inclusion * Code of Conduct ___________________________________ ABOUT Join us for off-the-record conversation and Q&A with successful founders and hear their experiences, war stories, and advice. The event will include a social and refreshments provided by Capital Entrepreneurs. Digsite: Digsite is an agile consumer insights platform that allows Marketing, CX/UX and Innovation Teams to engage in a social media-style style conversation with a highly-targeted group of consumers to build, test and learn as they build new products or services. Digsite’s leading agile insights technology makes it faster for teams to learn and iterate with consumers. Set up a Digsite Sprint community in minutes, using a sequence of moderated or unmoderated activities to quickly capture customer experiences, optimize product concepts or prototypes, refine value propositions, evaluate messaging and much more – with results in as little as 24 hours. Monika Wingate: Monika is the CEO and Co-Founder of Digsite, an agile insights platform that makes it faster for teams to learn from and iterate with consumers. She has more than 20 years of marketing, innovation and market research experience. Monika has held positions at General Mills, Pillsbury, and the A.C. Nielsen Center for Marketing Research at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She is a frequent speaker and regular blogger on research topics. Jane Boutelle: Jane has spent her career in marketing and product management, with an emphasis on creating and sharing technology products that improve people's lives. She's the Chief Customer Officer and co-founder of Digsite, an agile consumer insights platform. SCHEDULE Feel free to arrive anytime between 5:00 and 5:30pm; fireside chat will begin at 5:30pm. TRANSPORTATION StartingBlock is located downtown, just a few blocks east of the Capitol Square on East Washington Ave. There's a parking ramp behind the building at East Main & South Livingston, and street parking is free and without time limits after 4pm. The following bus lines come within a few blocks: #3, #4, #6, #10, #14, #15, #23, #25, #27, #29, #37, #38, #56, #57 ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION StartingBlock is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral restrooms. Children are welcome. 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

EDU: Lock Picking Workshop at the Bodgery with Karen C

***Please note that RSVPs are closed for this event, please RSVP on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lock-picking-workshop-at-the-bodgery-tickets-96523148335 Ready to brush up on a new apocalypse skill and maybe explore a new space in Madison? Come learn about lock picking at The Bodgery with maker Karen C! This event is open to all genders. *Huge* thanks to our event sponsor Fetch Rewards! Their generosity helps us keep this event to $5/person. Check them out: https://www.fetchrewards.com/ Looking for new gig? Fetch Reward's open positions are here: https://www.fetchrewards.com/careers If you'd like to send them a shoutout for the event or just a follow, you can also find them on Social: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FetchRewards Twitter - https://twitter.com/fetchrewards Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fetchrewards * Schedule * Transportation * Accessibility / Inclusion * Code of Conduct ___________________________________ ABOUT Karen Corbeill has spent the last 10 years heavily involved with the Maker Movement and STEM education. She is most recently known for her YouTube show, element14’s The Learning Circuit. On the show she teaches about electronics concepts and components as well as demonstrating them in projects. TLC stemmed from the 2 years Karen spent as co-host on The Ben Heck Show, known for electronics and video game hacking. Karen is known in the hackerspace and makerspace world having first been a member and president of local i3Detroit, then after moving to Madison, WI, founding the Bodgery, which has since grown to over 300 members and moving into its 3rd space of 14,000 sq ft. In 2016, she was one of only 100 makerspace creators invited to visit the White House to participate in one of Obama’s final acts in office, the creation of the “Nation of Makers”. NoM was created to help connect makerspaces across the country to share resources and continue the momentum of the maker movement. You can often find her at the Madison Circus Space practicing aerial on silks, sling, or trapeze. Watch Karen in action on the YouTube channel element14 presents or on The Learning Circuit at https://www.element14.com/community/community/element14-presents/thelearningcircuit. SCHEDULE Feel free to arrive anytime between 6:30 and 7:00pm; workshop will begin at 7:00pm. TRANSPORTATION The Bodgery is located on the east side near Packers and Aberg Avenue. There is parking on-site. This is close to the North Transfer Point. The following bus lines come within a few blocks and have all day service: 2, 4, 17, 20, 21, 22 There are also a variety of mobile apps for local transit: https://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/how-to-ride/rider-tools ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION The Bodgery is on the first floor, there are no stairs. This is a makers space, so if you have a specific access request or question please reach out to the host Cakelin! 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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