• ONLINE SOCIAL: Skribbl Party!

    Online event

    NOTE: This online-only event will utilize the video platform Zoom. The use of Zoom is optional. The installation instructions are below. _____________________________________ Enjoy some rounds on Skribbl with us! Your kids are welcome to play with you. "Skribbl.io a free multiplayer drawing and guessing game. Draw and guess words with your friends and people all around the world! Score the most points and be the winner!" For this event, we will be using Zoom to socialize before and during the event. The use of Zoom is optional. The Skribbl invite link will be sent at 7:30 pm to Zoom's chat, email, and Meetup's comments. All you need is your phone, tablet, or laptop! * Schedule * What is Zoom? * Security Measures * Accessibility / Inclusion * Code of Conduct ___________________________________ SCHEDULE Feel free to arrive anytime; Skribbl will begin at 7:30 pm. 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://us02web.zoom.us/j/87568761497?pwd=Nnd6RlN0WEd5VzBSQjdZdnpvcWYwZz09 Password:[masked] SECURITY MEASURES We'll be locking the room at 7:35pm (meaning no one else will be allowed to enter), and no one but the host (WiT) will be allowed to share their screen. You can enter the Skribbl room any time during the event. ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION All genders are invited to attend. Zoom offers a variety of accessibility-oriented features, including: * 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

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  • ONLINE LUNCHTIME SOCIAL: Get-together for new (and new-ish) members!

    NOTE: This online-only event will utilize the video platform Zoom. Installation instructions are below. _____________________________________ 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 * What is Zoom? * Security Measures * Accessibility / Inclusion * Code of Conduct ___________________________________ SCHEDULE For security reasons, we ask everyone to join the Zoom room by 12:05pm. 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/281569928?pwd=c1ZmdkdsNFJtZU9xL2ZqVW9nSHZkUT09 Password:[masked] SECURITY MEASURES We'll be locking the room at 12:05pm (meaning no one else will be allowed to enter), and no one but the host (WiT) will be allowed to share their screen. ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION All genders are invited to attend. Zoom offers a variety of accessibility-oriented features, including: * 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

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  • Virtual 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 * 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. As we are all social distancing, this event will be a virtual lunch and learn. 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. 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

  • Why are there so few events scheduled?

    Needs a location

    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!

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  • 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 * Ashlie Crooks, frontend lead developer at Rebate Bus 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

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  • 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

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  • WORKSHOP: Self-Care So Hard!

    StartingBlock Madison

    Ah, it's almost Valentine's Day and love is in the air.... or not. Regardless of how you feel about Valentine's Day, this is a great chance to reflect on a very important, often overlooked relationship in your life: the one you have with yourself. This workshop talks about creating a healthy relationship with yourself and how to support it through self-care. Self-care might feel hard or impossible right now, but you'll learn why it's important and how to approach it holistically in a way that works for you. * About * Schedule * Transportation * Accessibility / Inclusion * Code of Conduct ___________________________________ ABOUT Karla is a tech project manager turned leadership coach focusing on helping women in tech define what success means to them and achieving it. Karla has worked in management positions for a number of IT companies in and out of Madison before realizing her true passion was helping people grow. http://karlaangel.com SCHEDULE Feel free to arrive anytime between 5:30 and 6pm; the workshop will begin at 6pm. 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

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