Madison Women in Tech Digital Digest

Oct. 7th, 2021
Happy Fall! 

Come enjoy the sunny weather and get ready for Halloween by joining us this Saturday, Oct. 9th on our Pumpkin Patch Outing 🎃at Eplegaarden in Fitchburg. (The weather forecast is 79 degrees and sunny! 🌞). Family and friends are welcome to join, and kids are highly encouraged. Our host, Eplegaarden, has numerous COVID safety protocols in place to ensure we all stay safe. 

Later this monthm we will hold an online event to share GitHub Tricks and Treats from a newbie and experienced developer perspectives. Don't forget to wear your Halloween costume! 👻 In November, we will hold an Online Social networking event with fun games to help us see beyond our titles, roles, and duties, and discover a bit more about one another, and we're finalizing details for a panel on invisible disabilities in tech.

Hope to see you at one of our events, 

- Isabel, Hilary & Pao

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🎃 IN-PERSON SOCIAL: Pumpkin Patch Outing!

When: Saturday, Oct. 9th at 2pm
Where: Eplegaarden, 2227 Fitchburg Rd, Fitchburg, WI

Come pick out a fall pumpkin with WiT!

Let's get outside in the crisp fall air before it's too cold to safely socialize outside. Grab a pumpkin, nab a cider donut, or just hang out with your fellow WiT members.

Children and partners / spouses / pals are welcome!

We'll meet at the entrance (see photo at the event listing) between 2pm and 2:15pm. At 2:15pm, we'll walk to the pumpkin patch.
RSVP for Pumpkin Patch Outing

💻 ONLINE: GitHub Tricks and Treats!

When: Wednesday, October 27 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Where: Online via Zoom

Learn GitHub tricks & treats, just in time for Halloween!

First, we'll hear from a newbie software developer with six months' experience under her belt, who will explore essential GitHub tricks; next, her colleague with six years' programming experience will share more advanced GitHub treats!

Afterwards, attendees are encouraged to share their own tips (or horror stories!) of using git and GitHub.

Presenters will be in costume, and we encourage attendees to likewise dress up 🎃
RSVP for GitHub Trick & Treats!

🗣 ONLINE SOCIAL: Gatheround!

When: Thursday, Nov. 4th from 12pm to 1pm

Join us for an online social with Gatheround! Let’s take the opportunity to see beyond our titles, roles, and duties, and discover a bit more about one another.

Gatheround is like Zoom, but with fun games to keep the networking going.

This event is open to all genders!
RSVP for Gatheround!


NOVEMBER TBA: Panel on invisible disabilities in tech
DECEMBER TBA:  6th annual winter holiday social


A Fireside Chat with Karen Catlin, author of Better Allies

When: Wednesday, Oct 20th, at 11:30 am
Where: Online

Gender inequality is part of a long list of statistics that show how the imbalance of power in the workplace affects culture, social structure, and economics and is one of the key focuses of UW Women+ In IT. Join UW Women+ In IT for a conversation on gender allyship in the workplace with Karen Catlin, nationally-known author of the book “Better Allies: Everyday Actions To Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces."
MERLIN Mentors has openings for entrepreneurs 

Through a structured mentoring program, you will gain entrepreneurial skills and mentorship to help your business launch, grow, or pivot. MERLIN's mentor roster of 100+ business leaders includes successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors, and non-profit executives. This program is open to Wisconsin entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs in any industry and stage of company development. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. MERLIN is free and no equity is required. Contact Program Director Susie Younkle at with questions.
Apply Here
Mentors Needed for Maydm Students

Mentors provide students with resources and access to connect with industry professionals, so they are able to explore all aspects of the STEM field.  Mentors are paired with a student during the summer and then work with their mentee for an hour a month throughout the following school year.

If you or someone you know would like to work with youth interested in computers and STEM we'd love for you to apply as a mentor. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 
Apply Here

Job Opportunities

Interested in see your job listings here? Non-profits can send open positions for free; for-profit companies can list open positions for a small fee. Learn more at our website!

See 41 job openings on our website!

Job listings are available for WiT members to browse over at our website:

Good luck!

View 41 job openings!

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