Upcoming Events

NOV

16

5:00 - 6:00pm

Donut Social

Come chat with fellow women in CS about anything you want with delicious treats! We will be in CS 2310.
NOV

19

8:30 - 10:00am

WACM Brunch

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!

Please RSVP before November 17th at 5:00pm and sign up for a carpool.
FALL

2017

WACM Bi-weekly Social Lunch

Tuesday, October 17: 12:00 to 1:00pm
Tuesday, October 31: 12:00 to 1:00pm
Tuesday, November 14: 12:00 to 1:00pm
Tuesday, November 28: 12:00 to 1:00pm
Tuesday, December 12: 12:00 to 1:00pm

Location: CS 2310

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 a "bring your own food" event and a sum of up to $7 is reimbursed upon receipt display.




Past Events

NOV

2-4

WACM @ Wisconsin Science Festival

WACM will be hosting a station at the Wisconsin Science Festival with a Binary Birthday Bead Bracelets Activity.
NOV

2

5:30 - 6:30pm

WACM Visit to Google

WACM will be visiting Google's office in Madison on Thursday, November 2nd from 5:30 - 6:30PM. This is a good opportunity for conversation, checking out the office, and also getting some food while you're at it!
OCT

27

5:30 - 7:00pm

WACM Mentoring Kick-Off Dinner

Please join us for the WACM Mentoring Kick-Off Dinner on Friday, October 27 from 5:30 - 7:00pm in CS 3331. We plan to outline the mentoring activities for the year, guidelines for the mentors, and a brief introduction of topics that mentees can talk to mentors about. We also have fun ice breakers!
OCT

20

8:30am

Breakfast with Qwiklabs Founder

Please join us for breakfast and an informal networking session with Nidhi Aggarwal, entrepreneur and founder of Qwiklabs and a notable UW-Madison alumnus. Qwiklabs was sold to Google in 2015. Currently, she is a VC in the Boston area. Nidhi is visiting the campus this fall as she is receiving an early career achievement award and for the Industry Advisory Board meeting.
SEP

27

6:00 - 8:00pm

WACM Explains: Basic Linux Session

Learn more about using Linux on Wednesday, September 27 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in CS 1240. 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. The event is open to all CS students.
SEP

28

5:00pm

Kohl's Tech Talk

Kohl's will be presenting a tech talk on Innovation at Kohl's and Emerging Technologies in Retail in CS 2310 on Thursday, September 28 at 5:00pm.
SEP

21

6:00 - 7:00pm

WACM Fall 2017 Kickoff Dinner

Join us for the first WACM meeting on Thursday, Sept 21st! WACM offers avenues for networking, mentorships and the wonderful opportunity to learn about all of these over free food. If you're an intended CS major, a graduate student in CS or simply a lover all things computer-related, join us on the 21st to find out more!
SEP

20

6:00 - 7:00pm

Target Tech Talk

Join us for a casual dinner and networking event focused on Agile and Diversity and Inclusion @ Target. Meet and learn from two of Target's passionate Software Engineering leaders, Annette Schultz and Bjarte Haram.
SEP

19

12:00pm

Lunch with ARM

Please join us for lunch with ARM, a semiconductor company that architects the pervasive intelligence that is transforming our daily experience. ARM-based chips and device architectures orchestrate the performance of the technology that makes modern life possible. During the lunch, ARM representatives will be in attendance to tell you a little about ARM, what they do there, how the company got where it is today, and what life is like after college, as well as answering any questions you may have.
SEP

14

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Technical Interviews with Codecinella

Codecinella is partnering with WACM to hold a tech interview sprint on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at CS 1240. The interviewers are local professional women software developers. You will receive some practice with a technical interview and feedback on your interview and resume.
SEP

13

11:30am - 1:30pm

Intel Meet & Greet

Intel is organizing a meet and greet with SWE and Women in Computing on Wednesday, September 13th from 11:30am - 1:30pm in Engineering Hall, Cheney Room. This is a great opportunity to network with the representatives from Intel, get a resume review, and an overview of the work culture at Intel.
SEP

10

4:30 - 6:00pm

Resume Workshop with GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare's UW Recruiting team is hosting a resume building workshop on Sunday, September 10th from 4:30-6:00pm with the McBurney center at Room 175 in CAE.

Schedule:
  • 4:30: Food
  • 5:00 - 6:00: GE info session and resume workshop. Students will have time to work 1-on-1 with a GE representative.
APR

26

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!
APR

13

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?
APR

06

6:30 - 8:30pm

Dinner at Professor Andrea's

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

28

6:30pm

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.
FEB

18

19

MadHacks

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.
FEB

16

12:00 -
1:30pm

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!
DEC

13

5:30pm

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.
NOV

30

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!