You know that pile of stickers, buttons, branded bags, stress balls, notebooks and other swag you've collected over the years from conferences, meetups and jobs that's just sitting around, taking up space?
Bring it on down to Working Draft Brewery for a "swag swap"!
Don't have anything to contribute? No worries! You'd be doing folks a favor to take things home and make use of them. (Seriously - one person can only use so many fidget spinners!)
We'll also have some custom Women in Tech buttons :)
* 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 7pm!
* 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.
THINGS TO NOTE
There are two ways to participate in this event - as an attendee looking to practice your technical interviewing skills, or as a volunteer, doing the interviewing. See more information below!
We're excited to partner with Codecinella (http://codecinella.org) for this event at the UW campus!
"Interviewing can be stressful. Come practice your interview skills with local professional women software developers. We are not recruiters, we are not representing our companies or hiring. As your peers we hope to give you some practice with a technical interview and feedback on your resume. Bring at least three copies of a current resume. Volunteers will give you feedback on your resume as well as on your interview.
We will interview for three job descriptions:
- Junior Front End Developer
- Junior Software Developer
- Junior Database Administrator"
INTERESTED IN PRACTICING YOUR TECHNICAL INTERVIEW SKILLS?
Sign up for a 30-minute interview time slot here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/technical-interview-sprint-for-women-in-computer-science-2018-tickets-48778738520
Spots are limited, so be sure to sign up to guarantee your spot!
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
There are two types of volunteer positions available: interviewer and facilitator (checking people in, helping folks find their interviewer, etc.).
Register for a volunteer position here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/technical-interview-sprint-for-women-in-computer-science-2018-tickets-48778738520 If all spots are filled, please add your name to the waitlist (the more volunteers we have, the more slots available for folks to practice interviewing!).
"Board games. Mead. Good peeps. What else do you need? It’s always a good time in the mead hall when board game night is happening."
Games will be provided or feel free to bring your own!
The Roman Candle Pizzeria will be dropping off pizzas (available for sale by the slice), and some free snacks will be available, as well. Feel free to bring any non-alcoholic beverages or other food needs you may have!
Located in the back of the building.
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the publication of Ada Lovelace’s Notes, containing what would have been the first, workable computer program, the Madison Women-in-Tech welcomes New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini for a reading and discussion of her latest novel, "Enchantress of Numbers - A Novel of Ada Lovelace".
Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow.
ABOUT THE BOOK
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the fascinating life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace—Lord Byron’s daughter, the world’s first computer programmer, and a woman whose exceptional contributions to science and technology have been too long unsung.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Chiaverini is the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, Fates and Traitors, and other acclaimed works of historical fiction, as well as the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series. She lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin.
Want to make an impact in Madison or Dane County, but don’t know how, or feel like you don’t have time?
You’re not alone. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can use your tech-industry skills to create positive change in your community - and yourself! (Fun fact: volunteers live longer and make more money than those who don’t volunteer.)
In this talk, we’ll look at the why’s, the how’s, and the where’s for sharing our skills. You’ll learn more about the breadth of ways to give back - both technical and non-technical - and hopefully leave feeling empowered to reach out in your own community and start making connections.
A huge thanks to Synergy Coworking for hosting us!
👋🏼5:30 PM to 6 PM: Networking; arrive anytime!
🗣 6 PM to 6:30 PM: Speaker
👋🏾 6:30 PM to 7 PM: More networking
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Hilary Stohs-Krause is an organizer of Madison Women in Tech and co-founder of the Madison Tech & Social Impact networking group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/MadTechAndSocialImpact/).
ABOUT SYNERGY COWORKING
"Synergy Coworking is a social business that provides flexible workspace, including private offices, coworking, meeting rooms, and DIY event space (All memberships come with a business mailing address). We foster a diverse and professional environment and community of growth and collaboration.
We also facilitate strategic connections and provide coaching and guidance for utilizing Madison's ecosystem of support for startups, small businesses, and professionals. We are committed to delivering development and accelerated growth opportunities to women and professionals and entrepreneurs of color."
Join us for pizza (thanks, Bendyworks! 🍕) as we watch "Codegirl", a documentary about teenaged girls from around the world who try to better their communities through collaboration and technology.
Children are welcome; we'll have vegan and gluten-free pizza available. Men are welcome as guests of women or nonbinary members attending.
Our host, Bendyworks, is located downtown. There's a parking garage across the street, and multiple bus stops nearby. The building is wheelchair accessible.
Thanks to Bendyworks for providing pizza! (Psst: They're hiring!)
Feel free to arrive anytime between 5:30 and 6pm; we'll socialize from 5:30pm on, then start the film promptly at 6pm.
ABOUT THE FILM
Runtime: 1 hour, 47 minutes
"Join high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their communities through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary.
By 2017, the app market will be valued at $77 Billion. Over 80% of all these developers are male. The Technovation Challenge aims to change that by empowering girls worldwide to develop apps for an international technology competition.
From rural Moldova to urban Brazil to suburban Massachusetts, CodeGirl, by Lesley Chilcott, producer of An Inconvenient Truth, follows teams of girl app developers and programmers from around the world who dream of holding their own in one of the world’s fastest-growing technology industries. The winning team gets $10K to complete app development and release their app on the market. But it’s not about the winning, it’s about what the girls who code discover along the way.
Girls who code and develop app ideas for the Technovation Challenge address issues in their community and try to solve problems through the use of technology. This can include anything from waste removal, clean water, preventing impaired driving, or creating positivity in your community, these codegirls try to use the latest in technology and app development to help."
Get creative with us at Revel, a craft bar located downtown and owned by entrepreneur, Sarah Van Dyke!
At a small cost, you will be able to select a project off their menu of fun and easy DIY projects (click here for a list: https://revelmadison.com/post/events/craftbar/). You complete the project in a self-guided fashion all while socializing and enjoying a drink or snack from their bar.
Never been to a WIT meetup? This will be a great way to get to know more of the Women-in-Tech members while getting crafty!
Cost a barrier? Not to worry! Reach out to us at [masked] and we will help out as we can.
Ever wondered what it's like to work at a tech company in Madison where half the employees are women? Ever wondered what it's like to be able to work remotely and have flexible hours?
I have. Please join me as we take a tour of Ten Forward Consulting (https://tenforward.consulting/) at their new offices in Madison. We'll hear from a panel of several women who work there, including:
* Strategy and operations director Katrina Tofflemire
* Software developer and WiT co-organizer Hilary Stohs-Krause
* Software developer Vickie Guerrero
* Software developer Charielle McMullan
* Quality assurance analyst Kate Mahoney
* Intern Kate Powers
Hear first-hand accounts about what it's like, and get an inside look into their lives and the culture at a homegrown Madison tech company.
Please join us on Tuesday, September 11th at 5:30pm for snacks and drinks, followed by a brief tour of the space and a presentation featuring these remarkable women.
The building is wheelchair accessible in the back and locks at 6pm. There is parking in the lot and on the streets next to the building. We'll have someone at the door until about 6:10.
About Ten Forward Consulting:
Ten Forward Consulting is a full-service development shop in Madison that provides custom code for web and mobile applications tailored to the needs of startups and Fortune 500 companies alike. http://tenforward.consulting
NOTE: We aren't hosting this public event - just attending as a group. WiT co-organizer Hilary Stohs-Krause is giving a talk about the "secret history of women and nonbinary folks in tech."
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/272792173506975/
ABOUT HILARY'S TALK
"More than 50 years ago, a Catholic nun received one of the first ever PhDs in computer science, and she did so right here in Madison. Forget Steve Jobs and Alan Turing - the interesting stories are often the ones we’ve left behind. Spanning tree protocol (which led to cat memes!), inverse document frequency (hello, Google) and asynchronous software (NASA like what) all were pioneered by women you've probably never heard of. Let's talk about them!"
ABOUT NERD NITE
We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, since 2003, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 100 cities across the globe during which several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. And there are often bands, acrobats, trivia, and other shenanigans as well. Imagine learning about everything from math feuds or the science of the Simpsons, to the genealogy of Godzilla or zombie insects, while having a few or a few too many. Fun, right?
NOTE: This panel is part of Forward Fest, Wisconsin's largest technology and entrepreneurship festival. A ticket to Forward Technology Conference, the flagship tech event of Forward Fest, is required.
Interested in attending? Use the promo code "k8E79ve" for a 33% discount! http://forwardfest.org/event/forward-technology-conference
"Despite the numerous benefits of gender diversity in tech for everyone from investors to customers, VC funding for companies with female CEOs and the proportion of tech companies with female founders remain low.
This panel will provide an inside look at the gender-based barriers local tech entrepreneurs have faced, as well as benefits and proposed solutions. Attendees will learn how they can contribute to equitable resources and inclusive spaces for tech entrepreneurs of all genders."
Abigail Barnes, Co-Founder and CEO of Allergy Amulet
Abi Barnes is an entrepreneur, author, and attorney. She is the Co-Founder & CEO of Allergy Amulet, which is creating a paradigm shift in food safety with a consumer food allergen/ingredient detection device. She is the author of An Entrepreneur's Guide to Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations and co-author of A Legislative Guide to Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations. She has been published in several well-known periodicals and journals, including the Atlantic and Forbes. She holds a law degree from Vermont Law School, a master’s degree from Yale University, and a bachelor's degree from Kenyon College.
Laura Berkner, COO of Stimmi
Laura Berkner is an energetic professional with a wide and varied background and experience. She is co-founder of Stimmi, LLC a mobile care plan for persons with autism or other disabilities. Laura is deeply committed to making a difference and helping create the best quality of life for those affected. She also is practicing as a physician assistant in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Laura's background is in science and technology. Her first career was in a State regulatory agency where as a food scientist/manager she developed policy and procedures, inspected facilities and managed professional staff. She worked for a private microbiology lab and was involved with sales, training and quality assurance. Laura fed her family for 6 years as an independent sales director in a cosmetic firm before going back to school to get her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant studies.
Laura believes in continuously learning and pushing herself to the next level.
Kristen Slack, Founder & CEO of Prof2Prof
Kristen Slack is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has held numerous teaching, research, and administrative roles. Kristen is a frequent social media commentator on the higher education sector, and an advocate for the higher education workforce, particularly those who lack job security and adequate compensation. Her knowledge and observations of academia, shaped by over 20 years of experience, led her to create Prof2Prof, a cloud-based platform for higher education professionals to manage their intellectual and creative products, promote their contributions to academia, and learn from and network with their academic peers. To date, Prof2Prof membership spans six continents, over 30 countries, and a broad range of academic disciplines and professional roles. Kristen lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and three children, where she spends many hours on the sidelines of soccer and basketball games, and providing mentorship to young adults facing challenges in life.