Upcoming Events:

September

22 and 23

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

WACM Explains: Linux Workshop

A graphic for the WACM Explains Linux event
Are you enrolled in undergrad CS courses that involve Linux? Are you unfamiliar with Linux? Join us for a basic tutorial on Linux. WACM has traditionally helped CS students to be more prepared for introductory CS courses by holding this workshop to walk through some of the basic Linux commands.

If you are planning on attending the workshop, please fill out the RSVP form here: https://forms.gle/3dUHVF3HDixTqhge8

Location: CS Building (1210 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706), Room TBD


Past Events:

SPRING

2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT

WACM Biweekly Social Lunches


WACM's Biweekly lunches are a fun way to enjoy lunch and interact with peers! We'll discuss topics related to CS such as networking, scholarships, grad school applications, and learn from each other in a fun, and laidback setting.

We meet every Thursday on Zoom from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT

This week, we’ll be having a special guest, Kayla Gross, the CS Dept’s Inclusion Program Manager, leading this meeting, and we would love to have everyone join us and share their experiences in CS
More information:Kayla Gross joined the UW-Madison Department of Computer Science as the Inclusion Program Manager in January 2021. In this role, she is responsible for increasing the enrollment and retention of women in the department. The effort is funded by a multi-year grant from the Center for Inclusive Computing. (Learn more about Kayla here: https://www.cs.wisc.edu/2021/01/26/meet-kayla-gross-cs-inclusion-program-manager/) To begin the meeting, Kayla will provide an overview of the steps UW CS is taking to improve gender inclusivity in the department. In the second half of the meeting, Gross will ask a series of questions to gather feedback from WACM members on actions UW CS could take to improve gender equity. Questions will cover topics including 1) what factors influenced your decision to choose CS as a major, 2) your experiences in the classroom and other department spaces, 3) and interactions with fellow students and faculty/staff. If you are unable to make the meeting but would like to share your thoughts and feedback on gender inclusivity, you can also schedule a time to meet with Kayla directly by emailing her at kgross2@wisc.edu.

Fourth Meeting: April 22, 2021
Topic: Meeting with Kayla Gross
Location (Virtual): Zoom Link

April

19

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rockwell Automation Workshop

A graphic for the Rockwell Automation event
Rockwell Automation is the largest company solely dedicated to automation and information. Come learn a little bit about how we help our customers and about our early career opportunities.

The main focus of this event is on Professional Development – we’ll cover the Dos and Don’ts on your first job or internship to help you start strong in your career

Location (Virtual): Microsoft Teams

March

30

6:30 pm - 7:20 pm

Navigating Recruitment (Graduating Students) with WACM

A poster for the upcoming Google event
Are you a graduating student preparing for full-time interviews and opportunities? Unsure of how to weigh your options, effectively communicate with your recruiter, or negotiate your offers? Join us for tips on how to navigate the full-time process and make the best decision -- for you.

  • When: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, from 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm
  • Location (Virtual): Google Meet
  • RSVP: Google Form



  • MARCH

    25

    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CT

    Google Imposter Syndrome Workshop with WISCERS & WACM

    A poster for the upcoming Google event

    WACM, in collaboration with Google & WISCERS, is organizing a workshop on Overcoming Imposter Syndrome.

    What's holding you back from pursuing your dream job? From launching that big idea. From asking that bold question? Join us for this workshop to gather tools to overcome that "something" and explore what's known as Imposter Syndrome.

  • Location (Virtual): Google Meet
  • RSVP: Google Form



  • MARCH

    9

    5:00 pm CT

    Spring 2021 Mentoring Kickoff



    Join us!

    This event is open to all! Trivia, panelists, and more!

  • Location (Virtual): Zoom
  • For questions, contact:
  • Cathy (ccao35@wisc.edu),
  • Chetna (csureka@wisc.edu) or
  • Dandi (dandi.chen@wisc.edu)



  • FEB

    23

    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm CT

    Git Workshop


    WACM is hosting a Git Workshop run by Christina Koch. She is a staff member in the Center for High Throughput Computing and instructor for the Caprentries.

    Please visit this webpage for information about the Git setup that will be used during the session: Git setup.

    If you are interesting in attending, please RSVP using the link below.

    Link We hope to see you there!

    Note: If you have installation issues, please come early (around 5:15 p.m.) to check your Git setup.

    FEB

    15

    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm CT

    and

    FEB

    18

    9:00 am – 10:00 am CT

    WACM Explains: Linux Workshop


    Are you enrolled in undergrad CS courses that involve Linux? Are you unfamiliar with Linux?

    Join us for a basic tutorial on Linux!

    WACM has traditionally helped all CS students to be more prepared for their introductory CS courses by holding this workshop that walk through some of the basic Linux commands.

    Here's what WACM has taught in Linux workshop previous semesters: Handout.

    Please see the attached flyer for event info. The attached flyer has complete information of the event.

    Link Hope to see you there!

    Note: This workshop is open to all students. The two sessions will have the same content.

    OCT

    27

    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CST

    Career Panel & Info Session with Google


    The panel will feature female Googlers in tech/engineering roles. They will be talking about their paths to Google, current work, and advice they have for students interested in the tech industry. So come with questions you might want to ask any of them!

    If you're interested in attending, please RSVP using the link below.

    Link Feel free to email us if you have any questions.

    Hope to see you all there!



    OCT

    13

    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST

    Professional Development Workshop with Capital One


    The workshop will focus on resume building and creating that perfect elevator pitch when talking to recruiters!

    After RSVP, you will receive the Meeting ID on the confirmation page. You will also receive a confirmation email (to the email address you provided in the RSVP form) with your unique zoom link and password for the event.

    Link Feel free to email us if you have any questions.

    Hope to see you all there!



    SEP

    23

    10:00 am – 11:30 am CDT

    and

    SEP

    24

    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm CDT

    WACM Explains: Basic Linux Workshop


    Are you enrolled in undergrad CS courses that involve Linux? Are you unfamiliar with Linux?

    Join us for a basic tutorial on Linux!

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

    Here's what WACM has taught in Linux workshop previous semesters: Handout.

    Please see the attached flyer for event info. The attached flyer has complete information of the event.

    Link Hope to see you all at the workshop!

    Note: This workshop is open to all students. We offer two sessions and both are identical.

    SEP

    15

    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CT

    WACM Kickoff with Google


    WACM will kickstart the year with a Design Thinking workshop with guests from Google!

    Working on side projects is a great way to build your technical skills while creating something meaningful. But we often hear students say, "What kind of projects should I work on? How do I come up with project ideas?" We're here to help! Join us for this Design Thinking workshop to get your creative juices flowing and to brainstorm a few solid options. We'll have a project manager, designer, and recruiter from Google walk you through some exercises and tips.

    Please see the attached flyers for event info.

    Link
    Please help spread the world about this event and bring a friend with you!

    SEP

    14

    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CT

    Virtual Resume Review with Medtronic


    Looking for feedback on your resume?

    Bring your resume to our session!

    Join us at our Resume Review Session to review tips and tricks for your resume, then spend time with Medtronic team members to review your current resume.

    Eng. Majors
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Engineering
    • Software Engineering

    Link
    • Zoom (link provided closer to event)

    Please RSVP ASAP using the following link:
    RSVP link

    Attendees will have a chance to win prizes!

    FALL

    2020

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    WACM Bi-weekly Social Lunches

    We meet on the first Tuesday and third Monday of every month in 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 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 Mondays of each month.

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





    April

    17

    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Machine Learning Workshop


    No prior background in ML is required.

    An exciting learning opportunity is on your way: WACM presents "Machine Learning & Modelling"!

    Welcome to an incredible, fun, and rewarding learning of Machine Learning basics and modelling that could pave way for your interest in a Machine Learning major.

    This session will help you understand the basics of machine learning and provide hands-on experience with ML modelling using python libraries.

    Pre-requisite
    • Laptop with Python(3.7) installed
    • Install Anaconda for Python 3.7

    Location
    • CS 1240

    Please RSVP ASAP using the following link:
    RSVP link

    Come join us and explore your interest in the field of ML. Happy Learning!

    April

    25

    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    WACM's End of Year Ice Cream Social


    As the year is wrapping up, we'd like to celebrate surviving another busy semester with everyone at WACM's End of Year Ice Cream Social!

    WHAT
    • Sundae Bar
    • Games

    WHERE
    • Memorial Union Terrace

    Please RSVP ASAP using the following link:
    RSVP link

    We hope to see you all at the event!

    FEB

    19

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Interview Prep Workshop with Google


    Are you gearing up for technical interviews?

    Google is hosting an interview prep workshop exclusively for WACM members.

    Whether you’re interested in Engineering Practicum Internship (for 1st and 2nd years), Software Engineering Internship (for 3rd years) or full-time SWE roles, you may want to brush up on those interview skills. Join engineers from Google for mock interview questions and tips!

    Please RSVP ASAP using the following link:
    RSVP link

    Join us in CS 1221!
    FEB

    13

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Mentoring Kickoff Dinner


    A dinner with engineers from Delphix to kick off the mentoring program.

    Peer mentors help mentees with course selection, grad school vs. industry, scholarship applications, interview preparations, etc.

    Please email kzutter@wisc.edu or asaran2@wisc.edu if you want to sign up as a mentor or mentee.

    Join us in CS 2310!
    FEB

    7

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    WACM Spring Kickoff Dinner!


    X := I want to meet some awesome engineers from Capital One!

    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 Thursday, February 7.

    Please RSVP ASAP using the following link:
    RSVP link
    FEB

    5

    5:30 pm - 7 pm

    WACM Explains: Basic Linux - Session 1

    WACM will hold the WACM Explains: Basic Linux on February 5th (Monday) 5:30 pm - 7 pm in CS 1240.

    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 Monday, February 5.
    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!
    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.