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 working 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 - 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).

CHILDREN

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. We highly encourage you to bring your children along!

ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSIVE EVENT SPACES

With rare exceptions, all our events are hosted at accessible locations located 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.

MAY SPONSOR

Our sincere gratitude to Bunker for being our May signature sponsor! Learn more about Bunker here ( https://www.buildbunker.com/Home ) and see their job openings here ( https://jobs.lever.co/buildbunker/a7e942dd-821f-4322-b20c-c62064ac5baa ). Thanks to them for their support!

Interested in being a monthly sponsor? Learn more: http://sponsorship.madisonwomen.tech

MEETUP SPONSOR

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

Upcoming events (4)

Personal Branding with Sarah Best

StartingBlock Madison

Join us for a conversation about personal branding with social media and digital marketing expert Sarah Best, CEO of Sarah Best Strategy. As developers do we even need to care about a “brand”? What does branding even mean, and how can we leverage branding techniques to advance in our careers into roles that we’d like? We will discuss personal branding in the context of being focused and being authentic, and being focused means that we’ll also be doing this work in a time-efficient manner so that you can focus on the things that really matter to you, while keeping your future career moves in mind. We’ll also emphasize techniques that build community. ABOUT SARAH BEST Sarah Best is the CEO + Chief Strategist of Sarah Best Strategy (http://www.sarahbeststrategy.com), a company that is empowering people and companies to shine in the digital space, in the service of creating happier, healthier, and more inclusive communities. We work with national and regional nonprofits, Fortune 100 Companies, and small to mid-sized businesses. Sarah has won eight awards for her work including best use of a social media platform from Travel + Leisure. Her work has been featured in Mashable, TechCrunch, Crain's Chicago Business, National Geographic Traveler, Chicago Tribune, and other publications. She was tapped to speak at Social Media Week for the MacArthur Foundation, has been selected twice for SXSW in 2014 and 2018, and is a US Travel Association conference speaker. She is an alumna of New York University, a Rotarian, and a board member of several nonprofits. TRANSPORTATION & ACCESSIBILITY StartingBlock has a parking ramp behind the building at East Main & South Livingston. There is also street parking. Event is on the second floor, towards the south side of the building. StartingBlock is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral restrooms. Children welcome. Please reach out to host Cakelin for any accessibility or dietary requests!

DROP IN: Level up your resume and LinkedIn profile!

We're super excited to co-host this workshop with women's empowerment nonprofit Building Brave (http://buildingbrave.org) and location sponsor 100State (http://100state.com)! A huge thanks, as well, to Smart Solutions, for sponsoring breakfast pastries and coffee! (https://www.smart-solutions.com/) ABOUT Looking for your next job, or just interested in leveling up your application materials for future job searches? Stop by between 9:30 and 12pm to get 1-on-1 advice on your resume and LinkedIn profile from tech industry leaders and hiring professionals. At this point, help will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, but depending on interest, we may switch to a more appointment-like structure. Interested in volunteering as a mentor? Hit us up at [masked]! TRANSPORTATION & ACCESSIBILITY 100State is located near numerous bus lines; street parking and multiple parking garages are also located nearby, including the Overture Center Garage. The building is accessible. Children are welcome; we won't have childcare, but will provide coloring books and markers.

SOCIAL: Happy Hour with Codecinella at Working Draft

Working Draft Beer Company

We're delighted to partner once again with Codecinella! Come join us for a fun night of socializing and networking. IMPORTANT DETAILS * Kids are welcome ❤️ The brewery has a kids corner with games and toys. * Men are also welcome, if they are the guest of a women or nonbinary member. * Come anytime between 5pm and 6:30pm! * For parking, there's a paved lot adjacent to the brewery, as well as ample street parking. It's also right off the bike trail. * Working Draft is wheelchair accessible. ABOUT CODECINELLA Codecinella is a 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. We focus on technical talks and hands-on technical workshops, as well as low-key hack sessions. All are welcome.

Pay It Forward: Sharing Your Story on Medium

Adorable IO

ABOUT THE TALK How do you start writing online, let alone get paid for it? Medium is a people centered platform that prioritizes the experience of readers and writers. Cakelin will share their experience writing for Tech Disability Project. Come learn how you too can use Medium to share your personal path, experiences and thoughts to empower yourself and inspire others. We will discuss how to leverage Medium publications for visibility and accountability, as well as Medium’s new Partnership Program for payments. You’ll leave this talk with a few article ideas and publications to start sharing your unique perspective on Medium. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Cakelin is a writer for machines and humans. They are currently a Full Stack Software Engineer at POLCO, a civic engagement platform for local government and advocacy groups. Cakelin is always looking to up their 10 years of STEM outreach, teaching and inclusion advocacy. If they aren’t writing poetry or reading up on policy and science, they’re probably watching sci-fi with their service dog and retired greyhound Franklin. http://cakelin.com/ https://medium.com/tech-disability-project/the-gift-of-grey-spaces-in-our-careers-bc01b925eb34 TRANSPORTATION There's street parking and several garages on/around the Capitol. ACCESSIBILITY Adorable is an accessible building. All genders and children are welcome! We won't have specific activities for kids, but they are nonetheless welcome to attend. Please reach out to the host if you have any specific needs. Thanks!

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