Nov

1

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

WACM Visit to Google Madison

WACM will be visiting Google's office in Madison on Thursday, November 1st from 06:00 - 07:30PM. This is a good opportunity to check out Google Madison office for a fun night of Dinner, meeting Google engineers, doing workshops, listening to a panel, and taking an office tour!

Where is this?
Google Madison: 10 N Livingston St

How to get there?
There is good bus connectivity from CS department. If you would like company, please gather at the CS lobby near by the elevator and we can head there together at around 5 pm. If you plan to drive, be prepared to look for parking on the street.

IMPORTANT:
Please RSVP by Monday, Oct 29th if you will definitely be attending so they can arrange for guest badges and food! Be Googley!

Using this link for signing up
RSVP link

Join us at Google Madison on Thursday, November 1!
OCT

30

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What is it Like to Interview for Tech Jobs?

Technical Interview Sprint for Women in Computer Science

Codecinella is partnering with W-ACM to hold a tech interview sprint on Oct 30.

Interviewing can be stressful. Come to practice your interview skills with professional women software developers. You will gain some practice with a mock technical interview. Bring at least three copies of your current resume. Volunteers will give you feedback on your resume as well as on your interview.

Please sign up for a 30-minute interview time slot below.
Signup link

You are welcome to stick around and observe if other participants are willing to share their experiences.
The mock interview will be for three job descriptions:
- Junior Front-End Developer
- Junior Software Developer
- Junior Database Administrator

The spirit of this event is to practice interview skills in a supportive environment.

Join us in CS 1240!
FALL

2018

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

WACM Bi-weekly Social Lunches

We meet on the first Tuesday and third Wednesday of every month in CS 2310.
Tuesday, October 2
Wednesday, October 17
Tuesday, November 6
Wednesday, November 21
Tuesday, December 4

The perfect gathering for all WACM members and Women in Tech to stay in touch, exchange updates about the advances in relevant field and most of all meet people with similar goals and aspirations. Each cycle we choose a different theme or a topic for the day and use the luncheons as a way to let off some steam and go back to our schedules reenergized, fresh and inspired.

Note: This is no longer a 'bring your own food'. There will be free food ordered by the bi-weekly chairs! Microsoft is generously sponsoring the bi-weekly luncheons this semester.

Join us in CS 2310 first Tuesdays and third Wednesdays of each month.

If you'd like to keep track of events, add this google calendar





Past Events:

SEP

11

6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

WACM Explains: Basic Linux - Session 1

WACM will hold the WACM Explains: Basic Linux next week on September 11th (Tuesday) 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm in CS 1240. There will be two identical sessions; this is the first of the two sessions.

WACM has traditionally helped all CS students to be more prepared for their introductory CS courses by holding this workshop that teaches some of the basic Linux commands. This workshop is open to all students. The goal is to build practical familiarity with the Linux environment and use the university machines to create and test assignments. Here's what WACM has taught in previous semesters: handout

Many CS students specially enrolled in 300-500 level courses typically find it useful to have someone walk them through the similar commands.

P.S.: For the students “Bringing your laptop and trying the Linux commands during the event would be very helpful.”

Join us in CS 1240 on Tuesday, September 11.
SEP

12

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grace Hopper Prep Workshop

Liberty Mutual Insurance is organizing a GHC Prep Workshop. The workshop will help us with resume preparation, value proposition exercises, how to arrange your GHC schedule (balancing sessions with the career fair, networking, interviewing), Career Fair planning and strategy, how to approach recruiters at the booth, networking tips, managing multiple offers, effective follow-up, etc. The workshop will be an excellent resource for the career fair the following day as well.

Agenda
- Brief overview of Liberty Mutual and positions we're recruiting for
- "Plan/Prepare/Perform" themed activities and action items for attendees
- Giveaways to attendees will include tote bags, padfolios, and printed workshop materials
- We're also working on establishing connections between prep workshop participants and our 70+ Liberty Mutual attendees (via Slack Channel or other platform) for networking, advice, support, etc. during the conference
Join us in CS 2310 on Wednesday, September 12.
SEP

14

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

WACM Explains: Basic Linux - Session 2

WACM will hold the repeat WACM Explains: Basic Linux next week on September 14th (Friday) 5:30 - 7:00 pm in CS 1240. There will be two identical sessions; this is the second of the two sessions.

WACM has traditionally helped all CS students to be more prepared for their introductory CS courses by holding this workshop that teaches some of the basic Linux commands. This workshop is open to all students. The goal is to build practical familiarity with the Linux environment and use the university machines to create and test assignments. Here's what WACM has taught in previous semesters: handout

Many CS students specially enrolled in 300-500 level courses typically find it useful to have someone walk them through the similar commands.

P.S.: For the students “Bringing your laptop and trying the Linux commands during the event would be very helpful.”

Join us in CS 1240 on Friday, September 14.
SEP

19

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

WACM Welcome Event!


X := I want to have a tete-a-tete with 2018 Forward Under 40 awardee Zainab Ghadiyali, the co-founder of Wogrammer and product manager of Airbnb!

Y := I want to grab a 'byte' while sharing tid'bit's with budding Grace Hoppers and Anita Borgs.

Z := I want an evening of Good-humored And Multifaceted Enjoyment with my fellow female Badgers!

If either of X, Y or Z excites you,
Join us in CS 2310 on Wednesday, September 19.

Please RSVP by Monday, September 17 noon using the following link:
RSVP link
SEP

21

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Microsoft Event: Demystifying the Technical Resume & Interview

Come learn how to build a stellar resume and navigate technical interviews!

Microsoft Engineers and the UW-Madison technical recruiter will discuss best practices and walk through practical steps on what you can do to help land that job/internship of your dreams!

Food will be provided!

Join us in CS 1221 on Friday, September 21. Please RSVP using the following link:
RSVP link
OCT

4

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mentoring Kickoff Dinner & Resume Workshop


This year, Google is sponsoring the Mentoring Kickoff Dinner & Resume Workshop. There will be a short presentation by Googlers, and then we will split into groups of mentors/mentees. This is a great way to get your resume reviewed and informally chat with Google engineers. Food and swag will be provided!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 2th using the following link:
RSVP link

IMPORTANT:
If you still need to sign up for the WACM Mentoring Program, here is the link: Signup link

The WACM Mentoring Program is a year-long program matching up mentors and mentees within the UW CS Department, while the Google-sponsored event is just the Mentoring Kickoff on Oct. 4th.

Join us in CS 2310!
Oct

19

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WACM Annual Dinner

Prof. Chawla will be hosting the annual WACM Dinner at her residence this year.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, Oct 10 using the link below

RSVP link

If you need/can give a ride, please use the following carpool link

Signup link

The address will be shared once you reserve.

Join us at Prof. Chawla's house on Friday, Oct 19.