Upcoming Events

FEB

22

5:30pm

Professional Development and Opportunities at Kohl's

Interested in gaining some valuable knowledge about professional development topics like job search, self-branding and interviewing? Come join WACM for an event in partnership with Kohl's where members of their tech team will be talking about all this good stuff!

Also, if you're on the lookout for internships, they will also be talking about Kohl's and the internship opportunities they have there.

Join us on Thursday, February 22nd at 5:30pm in CS 2310. Dinner will be served, so please RSVP to let us know if you will be coming!
APR

6

Dinner at Professor Andrea's

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

12

6:30 - 8:30pm

CS Career Panel

Join us for a talk by Codecinella panelists in CS 1240 on Thursday, April 12.

This talk is designed to help undergraduate female computer science majors imagine a career in Computer Sciences and Information Technology. Listen to a panel of experts - real Madison women who are working in technology - tell their personal stories.

You will learn: Why did they enter the their field? What do they like and dislike about it? How did they get to where they are now?

Share your ideas and ask questions, such as: 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?
SPRING

2018

12:00 - 1:00pm

WACM Bi-weekly Social Lunch

Tuesday, January 30
Tuesday, January 31
Tuesday, February 13
Tuesday, February 27
Tuesday, March 13
Tuesday, April 10
Tuesday, April 24

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

FEB

15

16

6:00pm

WACM Explains: Basic & Intermediate Linux Sessions

WACM will hold Basic and Intermediate Linux workshops this week. The content will be about CS machines and in general 500 level courses. The workshop is open to all and free of charge.

The basic Linux session will be held Thursday the 15th and the intermediate session will be on Friday the 16th. Please RSVP for the basic session here and the advanced session here.
FEB

13

5:30 - 8:30pm

Hidden Figures: Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Join us for a free screening of the movie Hidden Figures followed by a panel discussion at the Marquee Theater in Union South on February 13 from 5:30 - 8:30pm. For more information and to RSVP, please check out the Facebook event.

WACM is partnering with Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), University Housing, Elizabeth Waters Hall, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Wisconsin Black Engineering, and Student Society (WBESS) to organize this event!
FEB

6

5:30 - 6:30pm

Mentoring Dinner

WACM is continuing our mentorship program in the spring semester. The first mentor event will be on Tuesday, February 6th from 5:30 - 6:30pm in CS 1240. We will have a guest speaker from gAlpha as well as pizza!
FEB

1

6:30pm

WACM Explains: Basic Linux Session

Learn more about using Linux on Thursday, February 1 at 6:30pm in CS 1240. See this document for a summary of the session information. The event is open to all CS students.
DEC

14

5:30 - 6:30pm

WACM Semester End Dinner + Study Session

Join WACM for dinner and a study cram session on Thursday, December 14 from 5:30 - 6:30pm in CS 2310. Since you're probably going to be studying for finals at this time anyway, why not do it with some fellow CS women and grab some food while you're at it? Don't have finals? Lucky you! We won't kick you out, so you can still come grab dinner.
FALL

2017

12:00 - 1:00pm

WACM Bi-weekly Social Lunch

Tuesday, October 17
Tuesday, October 31
Tuesday, November 14
Tuesday, November 28
Tuesday, December 12
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!
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

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

6

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!