What we're about

Community. Mentoring. Coding. Pairing. Low-Commitment.

We are a people-first community and more than a meetup group. We are experienced professionals (Mentors) and early-career devs (Mentees).

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OUR MISSION

Connect early-career developers with experienced professional mentors through low-commitment, high-value, human interactions.

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AUDIENCE

• Early-Career Devs - Our early career developers have usually been coding for 2 years or less with a majority of them looking for their first dev job. Some examples are college students, bootcamp students, self-taught devs and career switchers.

• Experienced Professionals - Our experienced professionals have usually been working professionally for 5 years or more and can provide technical and/or career advice. All of our experienced professionals are committed to mentorship and giving back.

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MENTEE GROWTH

Our events will help you get your first dev job by helping you:

• Improve your technical skills.

• Get career-related help like resume reviews, interviewing, etc.

• Learn foundational concepts typically learned the first few years on the job.

• Get connected with local employers with internship/entry-level/junior dev openings.

• Grow your network and connect with other Madison people in the tech industry.

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MENTOR GROWTH

• Give back.

• Inspire the next generation of developers.

• Improve your leadership and communication skills.

• Grow your network and connect with other Madison people in the tech industry.

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EVENTS

Our main events are on the 2nd Tuesday of the month with majority focused on pairing Mentees and Mentors.

We hold social events every now and then to greet new members, hang out and answer any questions new members may have about our group.

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CONTRIBUTE MORE

• Madison Companies - contribute to the local tech community, improve your brand recognition, and help attract talent by providing space and/or food for one of our events. Having your employees participate as Mentors will also help them grow technical, leadership, mentoring, and communication skills to apply as they perform their normal work responsibilities.

• Mentors/Mentees - ask for help/help others out as you're available in-between events by participating in our Slack channel (see CONTACT section below)

• Mentors/Mentees/Madison Companies - help us with costs (see https://www.meetup.com/DevTogetherMad/money ) by contributing funds at https://secure.meetup.com/DevTogetherMad/contribute

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CODE OF CONDUCT

All attendees, speakers, mentors, etc., are expected to abide by the Dev Together Code of Conduct (https://devtogether.co/code-of-conduct).

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CONTACT

devtogethermad@gmail.com

https://devtogether.co/chapters/madison

Madison Slack #devtogether https://madisoncommunity.azurewebsites.net/

Twitter @DevTogetherMad

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OUR LOGO

Our logo is our brand name with an underscore in place of the space.

The underscore represents possibility.

Develop Code Together

Develop Professional Skills Together

Develop Friendships Together

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THANK YOU, SPONSORS

Thank you to these local companies who have provided us space and/or food in our previous events!

• Bendyworks

• Hardin Design and Development

• CUNA Mutual Group

• Microsoft TEALS

• Ian's Pizza

• 8th Light

• Smart Solutions

• NVISIA

• Madison Public Library

• BUNKER

• Fetch Rewards

Upcoming events (5+)

LIGHTNING TALKS & PANEL: Getting Started in Tech & Lessons Learned

Join us for a night of learning and discussion, where 5 speakers will talk for about 10 minutes each answering the question: -> How did you get started in tech and what are your lessons learned along the way? After all speakers are done with their talks, we will host a 30-minute panel where the attendees can ask the speakers questions. --SPEAKERS-- Speaker #1 - Steve Perkins started his first tech job while in tech school, and has done consulting work in various industries since then. Today, he does consulting work as a Senior Software Engineer at i3 Product Development to build software for his company's clients. Speaker #2 - Nate Finch stumbled into tech from blogging and building websites when he was an office manager in South Korea and has built connections over the years to gain experience working with clients. Today, he is the VP of Development at The Digital Ring. Speaker # 3 - Jinwoo Oh started when he was in South Korea in the gaming industry, moved to the US and learned programming at a community college. Today, he is a Software Engineer at Polco. Speaker # 4 - Ashlie Crooks worked in the retail industry for 15+ years and taught herself on FreeCodeCamp to find something more fulfilling. Today, she is the lead developer on creating a brand new, enterprise-level React app at Rebate Bus. Speaker # 5 - Jake Gaitan started in infrastructure and has gained experience in security and leading software engineering teams. Today, he's a Director of Information Technology at Gordon Flesch Company. --AGENDA--- 6:00pm - Networking/Arrival 6:15pm - Intro/Welcome/Sponsor Talk/Speakers Announced 6:25pm - Speaker # 1 - Steve Perkins, Senior Software Engineer 6:40pm - Speaker # 2 - Nate Finch, VP of Development 6:55pm - Speaker # 3 - Jinwoo Oh, Software Engineer 7:10pm - Speaker # 4 - Ashlie Crooks, Lead Developer 7:25pm - Speaker # 5 - Jake Gaitan, Director of Information Technology 7:40pm - 30-minute Panel Discussion 8:10pm - Wrap Up/Final Announcements Fetch Rewards will be providing some snacks and drinks. Thank you, Fetch Rewards! ----- ABOUT DEV TOGETHER ----- Dev Together is a people-first community focused on mentoring early-career developers (Mentees) by connecting them with technical and non-technical Mentors through low-commitment and high-value interaction events. https://devtogether.co/chapters/madison ----- SPONSOR FUTURE EVENTS ----- Invest in the Madison Tech Community and sponsor us by providing venue and/or food for our future events. Contact Cristina at [masked].

Slack Chat: Key Strategies for Managing Expectations

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1 question. 50-minute chat-only discussion. TOPIC: Key Strategies for Managing Expectations Put your suggestions at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16k-BSgDPtlbUyQFAm_z4IDup27XgsD_AMIl6BwsPyoM/edit?usp=sharing . --- Placeholder event. RSVP to save this event on your calendar. Actual event will be created as the date gets closer. ----- ABOUT DEV TOGETHER ----- Dev Together is a people-first community focused on mentoring early-career developers (Mentees) by connecting them with technical and non-technical Mentors through low-commitment and high-value interaction events. https://devtogether.co/chapters/madison ----- SPONSOR FUTURE EVENTS ----- Invest in the Madison Tech Community and sponsor us by providing venue and/or food for our future events. Contact Cristina at [masked].

SAVE THE DATE! Personalized Mentoring & Pairing

Mentor and mentee paired based on matching tech skills/career help needs. Options include pair programming, resume help, mock interviews, portfolio reviews, etc. --- Placeholder event. RSVP to save this event on your calendar. Actual event will be created as the date gets closer. ----- ABOUT DEV TOGETHER ----- Dev Together is a people-first community focused on mentoring early-career developers (Mentees) by connecting them with technical and non-technical Mentors through low-commitment and high-value interaction events. https://devtogether.co/chapters/madison ----- SPONSOR FUTURE EVENTS ----- Invest in the Madison Tech Community and sponsor us by providing venue and/or food for our future events. Contact Cristina at [masked].

Slack Chat: Starting Out: New Developer Struggles

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1 question. 50-minute chat-only discussion. TOPIC: Starting Out: New Developer Struggles Put your suggestions at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16k-BSgDPtlbUyQFAm_z4IDup27XgsD_AMIl6BwsPyoM/edit?usp=sharing . --- Placeholder event. RSVP to save this event on your calendar. Actual event will be created as the date gets closer. ----- ABOUT DEV TOGETHER ----- Dev Together is a people-first community focused on mentoring early-career developers (Mentees) by connecting them with technical and non-technical Mentors through low-commitment and high-value interaction events. https://devtogether.co/chapters/madison ----- SPONSOR FUTURE EVENTS ----- Invest in the Madison Tech Community and sponsor us by providing venue and/or food for our future events. Contact Cristina at [masked].

Past events (27)

SLACK CHAT: Top Lessons Learned in Your Tech Career

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