Forward Summit: Madison Tech Meetups
Forward Summit: Madison Technology Meetups
While the Forward Technology Conference is an anchor event during Forward Festival, we heard from attendees who wanted additional opportunities to learn about technology beyond entrepreneurship. We reached out to Madison area Meetup groups to partner on creating a full tech track on issues from software to hardware. Many thanks to our Meetup partners: Internet of Things - Madison, Ionic Madison, Madhackers, Madison Women in Tech, MASD (Madison Area Software Developers), and MadPy.
Featuring 5 minute lightning talks from Madison Women in Tech members on such topics as Digital Equity, Returning to Work After Baby- Tech Addition, and Networking Events are Not Singles Events. The Madison Women in Tech are a force to be reckoned with- they have 1000+ members and host 5-6 events per month around the Madison area.
Ionic - From Madison with Love
Ionic empowers web developers to build cross-platform apps. Headquartered out of Madison, Ionic offers an open source framework used by millions of developers worldwide along with cloud services that enable developers to build, test, and deploy you apps quickly. With Ionic web developers can build performant apps that deploy to app stores, the web, PWAs, and desktop with the same codebase.
The Modern Stack
The languages, tools, frameworks, and workplace processes within the software industry are routinely evolving. This creates a moving target for entrepreneurs, students, and developers who succeed in the software industry. We will present several perspectives on languages (Java, C#, Ruby, Python), web frameworks (AngularJS, React, etc), computer science, development tools (IDEs, build tools, AWS, Git), and development methodologies. We will present in the tradition of The Madison Area Software Developers, focusing widely on the industry rather than specific tools or technologies.
Reproducible research with python and R
Have you ever completed a research project only to realize later that you or one of your colleagues were unable to reproduce your results? In this session, we will introduce the best tools and practices for giving you the confidence that your research workflows are reproducible. Topics include: maintaining multiple research environments via virtual environments, bundling reusable code into packages, and writing dynamic documents.
Hacking, and the value of open source software
To many, contributing to OSS seems like a waste of time, but very little of the software being built today would exist at all if OSS didn't exist. We'll explore the value of encouraging engineers to hack on OSS and how contributions can have huge benefits for any company.
Milwaukee Tools and the Internet of Things
How does a tool company take advantage of the Internet of Things to solve customer problems? Learn how Milwaukee Tools has developed One Key, a digital platform to allow for customization, tracking, and management of tools and equipment.