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

Sign up for our semi-monthly newsletter via http://subscribe.madisonwomen.tech (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/).


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 - the occasions when are events are specifically for women and nonbinary folks, we will make it clear in the event description. Unsure if it's OK? Feel free to shoot us an email at admin@madisonwomen.tech and double-check (we're very nice).

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. If you you think your child/children would enjoy an event, or are having trouble finding childcare during an event, we highly encourage you to bring your children.


Thank you to our December newsletter sponsor!
Mobile Doorman (https://www.mobiledoorman.com/openings#srdev)


Thank you to Field59 for sponsoring our meetup fees for the last 3 years!



Upcoming events (4)

SOCIAL: I/O Arcade Bar

I/O Arcade Bar

Let's get together and play old school arcade games at Madison's newest arcade bar! With over 25 arcade games and a plethora of board games, there is something for everyone. Not into games? No problem. We will be there to hang, network, & have a beverage with you! Note: Arcade games do cost some quarters and the bar has a change machine.

WORKSHOP: How to pitch your idea like a pro

Ten Forward Consulting

This workshop is open and welcome to all genders, so feel free to bring your friends! We'll be learning how to quickly and effectively "pitch" - be it a business idea, project idea, or yourself. We're excited to co-host this free event with Madison Startup Weekend, whose 2019 main event will be April 26th to 28th (https://www.swmadison.com/). SCHEDULE We'll have socializing and networking from 5:30pm to 6pm; you're welcome to arrive anytime in that half hour. The workshop will begin at 6pm, and go until 7 or 7:30pm. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP "You're a creative person with an idea bubbling in your brain. How do you get others excited about that idea? What will make the difference in making your idea a reality? It'll be the way you communicate it to the world: the way you pitch it. Join the Startup Weekend team for an informal workshop where you'll learn the qualities of a great pitch, get to practice pitching about neutral topics, and get the chance to practice and receive feedback on your own pitch." ABOUT THE PRESENTER Fred Turkington is a software project manager and full-stack web developer. He's currently the Director of Operations at Ten Forward Consulting in Madison, and volunteers with Startup Weekend and code.forGood(). Before helping organize Startup Weekend, Fred was a participant. He founded a startup with a few of his teammates, and they went on to graduate from the gBeta accelerator program. Talk to him about intrapreneurship inside large companies, ultimate, Flask, and Elm. TRANSPORTATION There is parking in the lot behind the building (accessible via Segoe Road) and on the streets next to the building, which has a wheelchair accessible entrance in the back (by the parking lot). Ten Forward is near stops for the #2, #14, #10, #15, #70 and #6 bus routes. The doors lock at 6pm, but we'll have someone at the door until about 6:10pm. MISCELLANEOUS There are gender-neutral bathrooms at Ten Forward; while the workshop is not aimed at children, feel free to bring yours along. ❤️

SOCIAL: Game Night with Madison FemDev at PerBlue!

On Friday, March 29th, please join Madison Women in Tech and Madison FemDev (https://www.facebook.com/madisonfemdev/) for a fun night of playing games at PerBlue’s offices (http://perblue.com/)! We’ll play Mario Party on the Nintendo Switch, and lots of easy-to-learn tabletop party games. (If you’ve got a favorite (or extra!) controllers for the Switch, please bring!) We’ll also enjoy some snacks in the form of pizza and wine (but will also have non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy). It’s going to be a BLAST! Kick back and game with us! AGENDA 6pm - 6:10pm: Arrivals and introductions to Katherine Stull, founder of Madison FemDev, Community Manager at Human Head Studios and Vice Chair of the Wisconsin Games Alliance, and Abigail Rindo, Creative Director at PerBlue. 6:10pm - ?: Socialize, eat, drink, and play games! ABOUT MADISON FEMDEV Madison FemDev is a group promoting game creators with diverse gender identities - whether women, non-binary, transmasculine, or otherwise marginalized. They want to strengthen the community of Madison developers through events and networking opportunities. ABOUT PERBLUE PerBlue is an independent mobile games studio based in Madison, Wisconsin. They make free-to-play midcore RPG and Strategy games played by millions of people around the world. They’ve grown to become a leading venture-backed mobile gaming studio with a team of 40+ employees. Fueled with the passion to build great products and entertain millions of people, they endeavor to change the world with fun and innovative mobile game play. Check out PerBlue’s latest, Disney Heroes, and download to play on your mobile device (http://www.perblue.com/games/DisneyHeroes.aspx)!

Virtual reality night at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery!

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

Join us for an interactive tour of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery's (WID) virtual reality labs! Learn more: https://wid.wisc.edu/tag/virtual-reality/ We have to cap the event at 40 people, so make sure you sign up early! COST This is one of our rare paid events (to cover the cost of the WID facilities). The fee is $5 per person (including children), but we can cover the cost for ANYONE if it would be a barrier to attending - just email us at [masked]! As always, babes-in-arms are welcome (and free); staff recommend 5 years old as the minimum age for kids. There are two steps to securing a spot: RSVP-ing here on Meetup, and then sending your $5 payment via https://www.paypal.me/madisonwit . Refunds will be available through Tuesday, April 16th if you have to cancel for any reason. We work hard to keep the majority of our events free, with paid events maxing at $5 a person. This event, in particular, is only possible thanks to the generosity of WID and our newsletter sponsors! (If your company is interested in marketing job openings directly to tech women and enbies in the Madison area, shoot us an email at [masked].) SCHEDULE We'll have casual socializing at Steenbock's on Orchard (https://steenbocksonorchard.com; in the WID building) from 6:30pm to 7pm, with the tour starting promptly at 7pm and lasting an hour. TRANSPORTATION There are numerous bus routes that run to and near WID; information on parking can be found here: https://discovery.wisc.edu/parking

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