What we're about

Madison Women in Tech is a supportive, inclusive community of women and gender nonbinary folks working or interested in technology, from designers to programmers to recruiters to students. Through regular events and a digital newsletter, we empower and elevate women and enbys in Madison’s tech scene.

View our website here! https://madisonwomen.tech

Sign up for our semi-monthly newsletter (http://subscribe.madisonwomen.tech), featuring community events, WiT news, volunteer opportunities and job openings. Follow us on Twitter at @Madison_WiT (http://www.twitter.com/Madison_WiT) and find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wit.madison/).

See full FAQ here.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

The safety of our members is paramount; as such, our programming continues to be online-only for the foreseeable future.

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WHO CAN ATTEND OUR EVENTS?

Any woman or nonbinary person interested in or working in technology is welcome at ALL of our events.

Men are welcome at most of our events, but not all; occasionally, we host events that are specifically for women and nonbinary folks. In either case, we will make it clear in the event description. Still unsure if it's appropriate for you to attend? Feel free to shoot us an email at admin@madisonwomen.tech and double-check (we're very nice ❤️).

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CHILDREN

We highly encourage you to bring children along! We aren't often able to provide dedicated childcare, and some of our events might not be appropriate for children (depending on their age), but we try to choose event spaces that are child-friendly.

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ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSIVE EVENT SPACES

With rare exceptions, all our in-person events are hosted at accessible locations near multiple public transportation options; we also work to have gender neutral bathrooms available at every in-person event. When food is involved, we make sure to have items available for vegan and gluten-free attendees.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

Madison Women in Tech deliberately curates spaces for and by women and nonbinary folks. At in-person and virtual events where men are invited to attend, they are expected to listen, and not center themselves or their experiences.

All attendees, at both in-person and virtual events, agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct (http://coc.madisonwomen.tech).

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JUNE NEWSLETTER SPONSOR

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor for June, Moxe Health! They're currently hiring, so be sure to check out their career page (https://moxehealth.com/careers/).

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ONGOING SPONSOR

Thank you to Ten Forward Consulting (https://tenforward.consulting) for sponsoring our annual meetup fees and paying our website hosting costs!

Upcoming events (2)

IN-PERSON SOCIAL: Walnut Grove Pet Picnic

Walnut Grove Park Dog Park

Join us for our in-person event at Walnut Grove Park for pet picnic!

IMPORTANT: All pets MUST be licensed and all owners are responsible for anything that happens at this event. Dogs must remain on-leash from your vehicle to the inside of the dog park area.

You don't need to have a pet to attend - anyone interested in hanging out is welcome to join (we'll also have lawn games!). We've rented out the park shelter, so feel free to bring a snack to share :)

We *highly* encourage folks to get vaccinated before attending.

This event is open to all genders and kids are welcome!

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ABOUT

This park is a popular place for families in the neighborhood to play. The park features expansive play equipment near the off-leash dog park area. We invite our members and their guests to join us for a pet picnic social. Bring your families, friends, blankets, chairs, and snacks for a relaxing weekend with furry or furless companions.

SCHEDULE

Come by anytime between 12 pm and 2 pm to join in the pet fun and chat with us!

TRANSPORTATION

Walnut Grove Park is located on Madison's west side, near the West Towne Mall. There's a small parking lot, as well as street parking on North Westfield Road and Farmington Way.

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

ACCESSIBILITY / INCLUSION

All genders are welcome!

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.te

ONLINE: GitHub Tricks and Treats!

Online event

Learn GitHub tricks & treats, just in time for Halloween!

First, we'll hear from a newbie software developer with six months' experience under her belt, who will explore essential GitHub tricks; next, her colleague with six years' programming experience will share more advanced GitHub treats!

Afterwards, attendees are encouraged to share their own tips (or horror stories!) of using git and GitHub.

Presenters will be in costume, and we encourage attendees to likewise dress up 🎃

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Two professional software developers at different stages in their careers will present on a variety of GitHub tricks and treats, appropriate for all levels of experience. This event will also feature group discussion and resources for additional learning.

Costumes are encouraged (but not required)!

PRESENTERS

**The N00b:** Isabel Gutierrez-Pils is a junior software developer at Ten Forward Consulting who has a love-hate relationship with git and GitHub. She's been chronicling the first six months of her professional tech career, and is looking forward to helping others who might also be struggling with git.

**The Old Hat:** Hilary Stohs-Krause is a senior software developer and co-owner at Ten Forward Consulting who has a deep and abiding love for git (especially after working on a project without version control ....) She's been brainstorming her favorite GitHub commands and lifesavers from the last six years (as well as a horror story or two).

SCHEDULE

Feel free to join the zoom anytime between 7:00 and 7:15 pm; the presentation will begin at 7:15 pm.

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. If you join the presenters in wearing a costume, we expect that the costume will adhere to our code of conduct (see below).

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

Past events (222)

IN-PERSON, OUTDOOR SOCIAL: Delta Beer Lab

Delta Beer Lab

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