What we're about

For members

Madhackers is all about connecting hackers in the greater Madison area so they can build cool stuff together. We offer events where you can:

• Stop procrastinating on that project that you've been wanting to finish;

• Meet other developers to collaborate with;

• And show off that sweet app you wrote.

So come hack with us!

For potential sponsors

We are actively seeking out sponsors for each of our events as well as the group as a whole. If you're interested, please send me an email: tre@trezy.com

For recruiters and employers

If you're looking for the best development talent, you've found the right place. Now just make sure you do it the right way. Recruiters are not welcome at all events, but we do occasionally congregate on the Madison Community slack team where there is a #job-postings channel. The auto-inviter is available at madisoncommunity.org

Upcoming events (3)

Hack Night in Middleton

Paradigm

NEW LOCATION! This event is happening at Paradigm in Middleton, WI. Don't worry, we'll still do events at 100State, too. // make some stuff Hack nights are a great opportunity to work on a project that you've been putting off or just to get some help with a project you've been banging your head against! We encourage hackers to pair up as well as making mentors and whiteboards available to help you power through challenges. Around 8:00pm we'll open the floor for anybody that wants to do a lightning talk on the project they've worked on at the event. Unlike our normal Hack and Tells, your project does not need to be complete. Feel free to talk about the goals of the project, the challenges you faced, and anything cool you learned working on it. // the rules - No work-related projects - Anything else goes. Hardware, software, giggleware, or any other type of ware. All that matters is that you make something cool. // interested in attending? Make sure to read the code of conduct (http://hackandtell.org/#code_of_conduct)! // schedule 6:00 - 6:30 Snacks, drinks, grab a chair, meet a hacker. 6:30 - 8:00 Pair up with a buddy or just ask somebody for help! 8:00 - 8:30 Tell us about your Hack! 8:30 - 9:00 Linger, ask questions, cleanup. // wait, no work-related projects? Yeah, let me clarify. I want to promote the projects that people do in their spare time, for fun, or utility. Not the kinds of projects that are only applicable to people who work in your company, or your direct clients. On the other hand, there may be a project that you've built primarily at work that solves a general problem which your company has allowed you to release with a libre license — this is usually fine. If in doubt, just ask, and we'll be happy to guide you.

hack night

100state

// make some stuff Hack nights are a great opportunity to work on a project that you've been putting off or just to get some help with a project you've been banging your head against! We encourage hackers to pair up as well as making mentors and whiteboards available to help you power through challenges. Around 8:00pm we'll open the floor for anybody that wants to do a lightning talk on the project they've worked on at the event. Unlike our normal Hack and Tells, your project does not need to be complete. Feel free to talk about the goals of the project, the challenges you faced, and anything cool you learned working on it. // the rules - No work-related projects - Anything else goes. Hardware, software, giggleware, or any other type of ware. All that matters is that you make something cool. // interested in attending? Make sure to read the code of conduct (http://hackandtell.org/#code_of_conduct)! // schedule 6:00 - 6:30 Snacks, drinks, grab a chair, meet a hacker. 6:30 - 8:00 Pair up with a buddy or just ask somebody for help! 8:00 - 8:30 Tell us about your Hack! 8:30 - 9:00 Linger, ask questions, help fold chairs. // wait, no work-related projects? Yeah, let me clarify. I want to promote the projects that people do in their spare time, for fun, or utility. Not the kinds of projects that are only applicable to people who work in your company, or your direct clients. On the other hand, there may be a project that you've built primarily at work that solves a general problem which your company has allowed you to release with a libre license — this is usually fine. If in doubt, just ask, and we'll be happy to guide you.

Hack Night - Forward Fest Event

Paradigm

This event is happening at Paradigm in Middleton, WI in association with Forward Fest. // make some stuff Hack nights are a great opportunity to work on a project that you've been putting off or just to get some help with a project you've been banging your head against! We encourage hackers to pair up as well as making mentors and whiteboards available to help you power through challenges. Hack = Working to find clever solutions Hack != Pretending to be Neo and Hacking the Matrix while wearing sunglasses in the dark Around 8:00pm we'll open the floor for anybody that wants to do a lightning talk on the project they've worked on at the event. Unlike our normal Hack and Tells, your project does not need to be complete. Feel free to talk about the goals of the project, the challenges you faced, and anything cool you learned working on it. // the rules - No work-related projects - Anything else goes. Hardware, software, giggleware, or any other type of ware. All that matters is that you make something cool. // interested in attending? Make sure to read the code of conduct (http://hackandtell.org/#code_of_conduct)! // schedule 6:00 - 6:30 Snacks, drinks, grab a chair, meet a hacker. 6:30 - 8:00 Pair up with a buddy or just ask somebody for help! 8:00 - 8:30 Tell us about your Hack! 8:30 - 9:00 Linger, ask questions, cleanup. // wait, no work-related projects? Yeah, let me clarify. I want to promote the projects that people do in their spare time, for fun, or utility. Not the kinds of projects that are only applicable to people who work in your company, or your direct clients. On the other hand, there may be a project that you've built primarily at work that solves a general problem which your company has allowed you to release with a libre license — this is usually fine. If in doubt, just ask, and we'll be happy to guide you.

Past events (53)

hack night

100state

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