• LEARN FROM AN EXPERT: Preparing Your Pet For Your Return to Non-Virtual Work

    IMPORTANT: This event will be both in-person AND online via zoom, to support the convenience of all of our members and our guest speaker. See more re: being in-person below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at [masked].

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84114557394

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    Join us for a discussion on how we can prepare our pets for transitioning to a return to non-virtual work! Leading this discussion will be Dr. Brooke Lewis DVM, a veterinarian who focuses on animal behavior.

    To help Dr. Lewis tailor her presentation to members' needs / interests, you can submit your questions or topics of choice here: https://madisonwomen.tech/pet-survey

    Thanks to Ten Forward Consulting for hosting us!

    * In-Person vs. Online
    * Schedule
    * About
    * Transportation / Parking
    * Zoom
    * Accessibility / Inclusion
    * Code of Conduct

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    IN-PERSON vs. ONLINE

    When you RSVP here on Meetup, you'll be asked if you plan to attend online or in-person; we'll be capping in-person attendance to the first 20 people who designate this is their preference. (In-person attendees MUST be fully vaccinated.) There's no cap on members who attend online via Zoom. :)

    We'll message everyone who indicates they'd like to attend in-person a week ahead of time to let them know if they made the cut-off or should plan to attend via Zoom.

    SCHEDULE

    This event will begin at 5pm for networking; feel free to arrive anytime between 5pm and 5:30pm. The presentation will begin promptly at 5:30 pm. Zoom URL will be posted the day-of in the comment section below.

    ABOUT

    Thank you to our guest speaker veterinarian, Dr. Brooke Lewis DVM, for volunteering to speak about pet tips and tricks:

    "Dr. Brooke Lewis is a veterinarian whose practice focuses primarily on helping owners and their pets manage and treat behavioral conditions such as separation anxiety, general anxiety, fears, aggression, reactivity, obsessive compulsions, inappropriate urination/defecation, etc. She has over 30 years of training experience with a wide variety of dogs and cats."

    For more information about Dr. Lewis, please feel free to visit her website at https://www.lewisvetbehavior.com/.

    TRANSPORTATION

    Ten Forward Consulting (https://tenforward.consulting) is located right off the Capitol Square. There are multiple parking garages and parking lots within a few blocks, including:

    * Block89 Parking Ramp
    * 114 E Main St Parking Ramp
    * Brayton Parking Lot

    The following bus lines have stops nearby:

    2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 15, 23, 27, 70, 72, 75

    ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION

    Ten Forward Consulting is located in an accessible building; an entrance with stairs is located off Main Street, while the entrance in the back of the building, off Webster Street, features an elevator. The office has a gender-neutral bathroom.

    All genders are welcome at this event, and children are encouraged to attend via 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 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 WiT organizers at [masked].

    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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  • IN-PERSON SOCIAL: Giant Jones Brewery Company

    Giant Jones Brewing

    Join us for our first in-person event at Giant Jones Brewing for happy hour!

    IMPORTANT COVID ANNOUNCEMENT: We *highly* encourage folks to get vaccinated before attending. The brewery will check IDs for 21+ for folks wishing to purchase beer. 🍻

    This event is open to all genders.

    * About
    * Schedule
    * Transportation
    * Accessibility / Inclusion
    * Code of Conduct

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    ABOUT

    Giant Jones Brewing is an independent, woman-owned, certified organic craft brewery located in Madison, Wisconsin. They are Madison's first certified organic brewery. They brew flavorful, high ABV beers (7 % ABV and up), that will capture your imagination and your heart.

    SCHEDULE

    Come by anytime between 5 pm and 7 pm to grab a drink and chat with us!

    TRANSPORTATION

    Giant Jones Brewing is located on Madison's east side, near the Sylvee. There is street parking on Main and Brearly Streets, as well as a parking lot to the rear of the building off Brearly with visitor parking.

    The following bus lines come within a few blocks: 4, 6, 7, 12, 15, 38

    ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION

    All genders are welcome! The building is wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms are gender-neutral. There's also a baby changing station in one of the toilet rooms.

    If you have another accessibility concern, we encourage you to reach out directly to Pao at [masked].

    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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  • VIRTUAL REVIEW: Level up your resume and LinkedIn profile! (Vol. 3)

    By popular demand, we're hosting a virtual version of this semi-annual event. Get those profiles and resumes ready!

    An appreciative shout-out to our return reviewers: Theresa Balsiger and Lydia Lightfoot from Carex Consulting Group, and Lorelei Kuhn 🙌🏻

    Interested in volunteering as a reviewer? Let us know at [masked]!

    A note that due to limited availability, this event is open specifically to women and nonbinary folks.

    * About
    * Schedule
    * Zoom
    * Accessibility / Inclusion
    * Code of Conduct

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    ABOUT

    Looking for your next job, or just interested in leveling up your application materials for future job searches?

    Sign up on our website for a time slot: https://madisonwomen.tech/review-signup-form

    We'll put folks into breakout rooms with one of our three reviewers, and you'll have 25 minutes to get 1-on-1 advice and feedback on your LinkedIn profile, resume or both!

    If the time slots are all full, please do sign up anyway, and we'll add you to our waiting list.

    Interested in volunteering as a reviewer? Let us know at [masked]!

    SCHEDULE

    We have four time slots:

    * 9 - 9:25am
    * 9:30 - 9:55am
    * 10 - 10:25am
    * 10:30 - 10:55am

    Sign up for a time slot here: https://madisonwomen.tech/review-signup-form

    If your time slot is already filled, we'll keep you on our waiting list and let you know if something opens up!

    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 room URL will be shared day-of.

    ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION

    Due to limited availability, this event is open specifically to women and nonbinary folks.

    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 WiT organizers at [masked].

    CODE OF CONDUCT

    All attendees (including for online events) agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct: https://madisonwomen.tech/about/code-of-conduct

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  • ONLINE: Learn all about sharks! 🦈

    Online event

    Join us for another online educational experience! This time, we're learning all about sharks from an award-winning conservationist and researcher in South Africa. Because who doesn't love sharks? ❤️

    This outing currently has a 4.94/5 rating, with 422 reviews:

    "What a special experience! From diving underwater with Lesley and her team, to learning about the devastation of the shark fin industry, to seeing powerful and inspiring stories of sharks who have been rescued. I learned so much in just an hour, and our host, Lesley, was so engaging! I highly recommend- I especially love how the fee goes to the conservation organization directly. Amazing tour!"

    * RSVP Details
    * Schedule
    * Zoom
    * Accessibility / Inclusion
    * Code of Conduct

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    RSVP DETAILS

    Seats are limited, so RSVP now! We'll be checking in regularly regarding availability, so we encourage you to join the waitlist if it fills up!

    SCHEDULE

    This presentation will begin promptly at 11am; the Zoom URL will be shared day-of.

    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

    ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION

    All genders are allowed at this event, and children are encouraged 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 WiT organizers at [masked].

    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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  • VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: Guide to Retirement

    Online event

    Tech jobs tend to pay well, which is great - but getting a high income is only one part of being financially secure.

    In this talk, financial adviser Heather Needham will talk us through how to prepare for retirement.

    All genders are welcome!

    **Note: Our original speaker had to cancel last-minute, but we're delighted that Heather was able to join us instead!**

    * About
    * Schedule
    * Zoom
    * Accessibility / Inclusion
    * Code of Conduct

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    ABOUT

    Join us virtually over the lunch hour to learn about saving for retirement. Heather has spoken on financial topics at several WiT events over the years, and we're excited to learn once again from her expertise. We'll likely have time for Q&A at the end, so bring your questions!

    SCHEDULE

    Feel free to join the zoom anytime after 12pm. We'll do intros first, and Heather will start her presentation around 12:15pm.

    ZOOM

    Zoom URL for this event will be shared day-of.

    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

    ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION

    All genders are allowed at this event.

    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 WiT organizers at [masked].

    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

  • Virtual Matched Pairing Night!

    Online event

    Taking inspiration from DevTogether, we're hosting a matched pairing night!

    Folks can sign up to either be a "Learner" or a "Helper", specifying which areas (ie: resume review, product management, Ruby on Rails) that they're interested in either working on or helping someone with, respectively, and we'll match people based on their skillsets / interests!

    All genders are welcome at this virtual event ❤️

    (Learn more about DevTogether, currently on hiatus, here: https://www.meetup.com/DevTogetherMad/)

    * About
    * Schedule
    * Zoom
    * Accessibility / Inclusion
    * Code of Conduct

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    ABOUT

    To learn more and sign up as a "Helper", fill out this form on our website: https://madisonwomen.tech/helper-form

    To learn more and sign up as a "Learner", fill out this form on our website: https://madisonwomen.tech/learner-form

    Deadline to submit either form is April 21st at 12pm so that we have adequate time to match folks. (You're welcome to submit after this date, we just might not be able to pair you with anyone.)

    Areas to learn / assist with include:

    * Programming Languages / Frameworks
    * Resume Review
    * Interview Questions
    * Interview Technical Challenges
    * Job Search
    * Personal Branding
    * UI/UX Design
    * Quality Assurance
    * Product Management

    Sign up today!

    SCHEDULE

    Starting around 7:10pm, we'll do introductions and assign folks to breakout rooms. The next hour will be spent working on the "Learners'" goals, tasks or projects.

    Around 8:15pm, we'll come back together in the main room, and anyone who'd like can share what they worked on and learned!

    ZOOM

    Zoom URL for this event will be shared day-of.

    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

    ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION

    All genders are welcome at this event.

    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 WiT organizers at [masked].

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

    We know it can be intimidating to show up to an event (virtual OR in-person) 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
    * Zoom
    * Accessibility / Inclusion
    * Code of Conduct

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    SCHEDULE

    Feel free to join anytime between noon and 1pm! We'll have all the organizers introduce themselves, briefly talk about WiT and what we do, give a quick tour of our new website, and then open it up to group chat and intros.

    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 room URL will be shared day-of.

    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 WiT organizers 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: https://madisonwomen.tech/about/code-of-conduct

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  • TECH MISHAPS NIGHT: Lightning talks about failure & recovery

    We're delighted to partner with UW-Women in IT for this member-led lightning talk event, featuring stories of times when something went wrong ... and how folks learned and grew from their mistake. ❤️

    Sign up to share! https://madisonwomen.tech/tech-mishaps-night

    All genders are welcome.

    * About
    * Sign Up to Share!
    * Schedule
    * Zoom
    * Accessibility / Inclusion
    * Code of Conduct

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    ABOUT

    Everybody makes mistakes, but this truth can be challenging to keep in mind when we're the ones making said mistake!

    Given this, let's share our stories with each other in a supportive environment, and hopefully normalize the process of failure and recovery.

    SIGN UP TO SHARE!

    Do you have a story you think might be a good fit? Let us know!

    Sign up here: https://madisonwomen.tech/tech-mishaps-night

    We're looking for folks willing to share a 5- to 10-minute lightning talk about a mishap that you caused or contributed to, how you fixed it in the short-term, and any long-term changes you made or realizations you had as a result.

    Slides are completely optional. :)

    Here are a few examples of the kind of stories we're looking for:

    * You inadvertently crashed production, and so wrote new workflows for testing and deploying.

    * You made incorrect assumption and moved forward in the wrong direction, and in response, changed how you approach new situations.

    * You crashed and burned in a technical challenge, and afterwards, overhauled how you prepare for job interviews.

    Let us know if you're interested in sharing! https://madisonwomen.tech/tech-mishaps-night

    SCHEDULE

    Feel free to join the zoom at anytime; lightning talks will start around 4:45pm.

    ZOOM

    Zoom URL: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/99280246917?pwd=U2hYWTd2b3VPeGlvb0dkbTE1K0UyZz09

    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

    ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION

    All genders are welcome at this event!

    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 WiT organizers at [masked].

    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 and speakers agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct: http://coc.madisonwomen.tech

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  • 6th(ish) Annual Galentine's Day Celebration!

    Online event

    Galentine's Day was created by Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope on the TV show "Parks and Recreation", and it's a day to celebrate the cunning, pliable, chestnut-haired sunfishes in your life ... in other words, your women and gender nb friends!

    Officially, Galentine's Day is on the 13th, but we say it should be more like Galentine's month - one day isn't nearly long enough to celebrate all the beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk oxen friends that we all love. ❤️

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgAOcNNMPKI

    * About
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    * Zoom
    * Accessibility / Inclusion
    * Code of Conduct

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    ABOUT

    We'll craft the women and nb folks in our lives fun, empowering Galentine's Day cards, with optional made-at-home or restaurant-ordered brunch (see below for list of women and nb-owned brunch providers!).

    Children are highly encouraged to participate.

    Don't have craft supplies? We'll happily have a craft kit mailed to your home - just shoot us an email at [masked] with your name and address!

    We also collected a list of places you can craft digital cards, if that's more to your style:

    * Canva: https://www.canva.com/create/cards/
    * Adobe Spark: https://spark.adobe.com/sp/design/

    As well as coloring pages you can print at home: https://www.justcolor.net/events/valentines-day/

    Women / NB-owned places for brunch / breakfast treats in Madison:

    * Short Stack Eatery: https://shortstackeats.com/
    * Madison Chocolate Company's gluten-free bakery: https://www.madisonchocolate.com/gluten-free-bakery.html
    * Batch Bakehouse: https://batchbakehouse.com/
    * Paleo Mama Bakery: https://paleomamabakery.com/
    * Rosie's Coffee Bar & Bakery: https://www.rosiescoffeebarandbakery.com/

    SCHEDULE

    Feel free to join the zoom anytime between 10am and 12pm, and stay as long as you like. This is an open crafting / brunching session :)

    ZOOM

    Zoom URL for this event will be shared day-of.

    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

    ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION

    All genders are welcome at this event, as are children.

    We're also happy to send a craft kit to your home - just shoot us an email at [masked] with your name and address!

    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 WiT organizers at [masked].

    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