What we're about

We are local women software developers, students and professionals, looking to strengthen our community, and to encourage more women to become involved in the technology field. Most of us really like solving puzzles, writing code, and learning new technical skills. Some of us are geeks. Some of us are very new to the field, and think we'll like it, but need a safe learning environment in which to figure out how fun it is and how well we fit. All are welcome. We focus on technical talks and hands-on technical workshops, as well as low-key hack sessions. If you want to present a technical talk, we'll help you do that, too.

Codecinella operates as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization through fiscal sponsorship by the Center for Community Stewardship (http://www.community-stewardship.org/) (C4CS), our fiscal agent.

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Machine Learning algorithms inspired by nature

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Join us for our October co-hosted in-person and hybrid Codecinella/Women In Tech event in the First Floor Conference Room at the library in downtown Madison or online via Zoom.

Description: A high level talk about ML algorithms inspired by behaviors observed in nature. This is an intro-level session to give you a taste of what algorithms are out there with some real world examples and use cases where these algorithms have been used and implemented. The main goal of this sampler-level talk is to pique your interest in one or more of these algorithms with details about how they work and how they have been used IRL (in real life). At the very least, you will gain new insights into how Machine Learning has evolved.

Bio: Naveen VK, Technical Director at nvisia, has over 23 years of professional experience building software in Java, .NET and JavaScript stacks both on-prem and on the cloud. She loves to share her technical knowledge and experience through talks at various conferences and meetups.

In-Person vs. Online

When you RSVP here on Meetup, you'll be asked if you plan to attend online or in-person. In-person folks are welcome to mask or not mask as they prefer.


6:15-6:30pm: Group chat - feel free to join the Zoom room or arrive at The Madison Central Library First Floor Conference Room during this time
6:30-8:30pm: Introduction and group discussion

Online Attendees

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


Visit the Madison Central Library website to learn more about nearby parking and public transportation options: https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/locations/central-library


The Madison Central Library is an accessible building. The First Floor Conference Room is located on the first floor and has at least one gender-inclusive and ADA bathroom.

All genders are welcome at this event.

Code of Conduct

While this event is open to all genders, Codecinella and Madison Women in Tech deliberately curate 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: https://madisonwomen.tech/about/code-of-conduct

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