Upcoming Events

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Past Events



6:00 - 8:00pm

WACM Mentoring Dinner

Catch a break from the end of semester blues and join us for an evening of mentorship and camaraderie! We are all set to have an evening of fun (with delicious food) in CS 2310. The event will include a panel of CS mentors and we will have a Q&A type discussion about life in CS.

The rough itinerary of the evening is:
  • 6:00: Open Q&A Panel with your Mentors
  • 6:30: Dinner is served!
  • 6:30-8:00: Catch a break from stressful classes and get to know your specific mentoring pod over delicious food!

If you have already signed up for the WACM Mentoring Program earlier this semester, you already have a mentoring pod. If you have not, still feel free to drop by and we will help you find a place!


6:30 - 8:30pm

Career Panel: A day in the life of a female computer science professional

This talk is designed to help undergraduate female computer science majors imagine a career in the Information Technology profession. Listen to a panel of experts - real Madison women who are working in the technology field - tell their personal stories. There will also be free pizza!

You will be able to learn:
  • Why did they enter the IT field?
  • What do they like about it? What do they dislike?
  • How did they get to where they are now?

Share your ideas and ask questions:
  • How did your education prepare you for your career?
  • What do you wish you had known when you were still in school?
  • Did you have any mentors or others along the way that helped you at critical moments?
  • How do you balance family life with career?


6:30 - 8:30pm

Dinner at Professor Andrea's

Join us for the annual WACM dinner at Professor Andrea's!



Dinner & Talk with Whitepages

Join us for dinner and a talk by Kathleen Moore from Whitepages. She is a graduate from the University of Washington (2014) with a BS in Computer Engineering. She interned with Whitepages prior to her Senior year and then joined as a full-time employee after graduation. Kathleen works on the Whitepages.com team as a full-stack engineer.

Her talk will be focused on exploring what it means to be a true full-stack developer. We will touch on Kathleen's background, technologies that Whitepages uses and how, as well as what you can do to better prepare yourself for a similar role. We will also touch on recruiting within the Seattle area and suggestions on how to land your first job/internship.




WACM has partnered with MadHacks, UW-Madison's national hackathon!

Unlike other hackathons, MadHacks puts an emphasis on the wacky, the original, and the downright impossible! Like the mad geniuses, tinkerers, makers, and designers preceding us, we want to test our boundaries like never before! We're reaching out to the highly dedicated risk-takers, the envelope pushers, and the daredevils. We hope to produce a new kind of hackathon: where the winners are chosen by the hackers, and the sponsors feel like they are right in the middle of the hacker community itself - rather than on the outside looking in.

Please see MadHack's website for more information.


12:00 -

Lunch with Women in Computing @ Target

Join us for a lunch event focused on Women in Computing @ Target. Meet and learn from two of Target's passionate Software Engineers, Katrina Schreiber & Deona Williams. Engage with Engineers in a Tech Talk about Target's Developer Portal (an Angular-based user interface containing Target API and endpoint documentation, as well as self-service for API keys and access tokens. Target developers and vendors use this tool for both internal and guest-facing applications), learn about being a Woman in Computing @ Target as well as our current opportunities in Software Engineering!



Dinner with Whitepages

WACM is hosting a social dinner meet up for helping with finals preparation - please group up with your classmates so that you can benefit the best from this event. We will be having delicious Indian food sponsored by Whitepages.


6:30 - 7:30pm

WACM & SWE Scavenger Hunt

WACM, along with SWE(Society of Women Engineers), UW-Madison Chapter, is planning to have a scavenger hunt event to meet other women in STEM across the campus. This will be a great opportunity to meet fellow women engineers, learn their experiences, and have a scavenger hunt within the CS Dept/Engineering campus area. The scavenger hunt will end with an ice-cream social at Union South. Come explore cool parts of engineering while meeting new SWEsters and other WACM members!


9:00 - 11:00am

Breakfast at La Brioche

Every fall WACM brings women in CS department together through a breakfast event. This is a great opportunity to meet new women who just started their journey in CS at our school. For newcomers, this event gives you a way to meet and connect with other CS women. Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab is generously sponsoring this breakfast at La Brioche. Hope to see you there!



Brunch with Zainab Ghadiyali

Please join us for breakfast with Zainab Ghadiyali, co-founder of Wogrammer, a non profit recognized for breaking stereotypes around women engineers. Zainab graduated from UW-Madison in 2012 with a dual masters in Computer Science and Industrial Engineering and is currently a Software Engineer at Facebook where she is a tech-lead for the Advertiser Growth. She was previously a Production Engineer at Facebook itself, and even interned there prior to that. Zainab also has a number of publications in her name. Come by if you want to learn more about the Wogrammer story, how Zainab got to where she is, or even if you just want to chat! Here is more info about Zainab if you still aren't convinced.



6:30 - 8:00pm

WACM Explains: Intermediate Linux Session

Learn more about using Linux! Topics covered include:
  • Web Get (Downloading)
  • Vim Tips & Tricks
  • More Command Line Controls
  • Git Commands

See this document for a summary of the session information.



Dinner with Capital One

Capital One is generously hosting a WACM-exclusive dinner on Thursday, Sept. 29th, 6:30PM, right after the career fair. Come relax and unwind after a hectic career fair, and see what Capital One is doing to promote equality and diversity in the tech workplace! They will have representatives present to chat and host a Q&A after the meal, and have many exciting initiatives and corporate traditions for women in tech to share with you! The location will be Kabul Restaurant: 540 State Street, 2nd Floor Madison, WI 53703, right above the shop It's Sugar on State.



Lunch with ARM

Please join us for lunch with ARM, a leading microprocessor intellectual property company. Two ARM employees, Liana Nicklaus and Adam Sperling, will be in attendance to answer all your questions about the company, preparing for a career in the semiconductor industry, life after school, employment opportunities, and anything else you can think to ask!

Liana graduated from the University of Illinois in 2014 and has been at ARM two years. She works on the System-on-Chip integration or "Kits" team. Her team gathers IP from all around ARM (interconnect, DMCs, CPUs, and more) and stitches them into an SoC. This enables them to run performance evaluations and test suites to ensure the IPs work well together. Adam graduated from UW - Madison with degrees in ECE and CS in 2014, and an MS in CS in 2016. After two internships with ARM in 2013 and 2014, he started full time last June. He currently makes use of fast model simulators and emulators doing full system validation using operating systems. In the past, he has worked on both verification and RTL design for Cortex A57 and A72.


5:30 - 7:00pm



6:30 - 8:00pm

WACM Explains: Basic Linux Session

Learn more about using Linux! Topics covered include:
  • Command line basics: ls, cd, mv, cp, rm, tab completion, etc...
  • Man pages
  • CSL-specific features:
    • Backups (and recovering lost files)
    • Printing
    • Directory structure and quotas
    • Your personal web page
  • Profile (setting environmental variables)
  • Text editors: vim and emacs
  • Compilation: javac, gcc, g++
  • ssh (or: how to work from home)

See this document for a summary of the session information.