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. 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? Audience participants will have a chance to ask questions like ‘How did your education prepare you for your career?’ and ‘What do you wish you had known when you were still in school?’ and ‘Did you have any mentors or others along the way that helped you at critical moments?’ and ‘How do you balance family life with career?’
Genetic algorithm is the theory of evolution in code form. It generates quality solutions for complex problems. Join me as we discuss how the algorithm works, exploring everything from building 2D cars to playing Super Mario World.Continue reading “A dive into problem-solving with genetic algorithm”
Have you ever thought about given a technical talk but we’re too nervous to follow through? Are you interested in learning from and getting to know with other technical women? Do you want some accountability to learn about something new? Are you a student who wants to gain confidence talking about technical subjects?
During this event, Codecinella members gathered to brainstorm and prep presentation topics then presented them to the group. Continue reading “Lightning Talks Workshop”
Codecinella partnered with She Talks Data for this kickoff event.
She Talks Data brings together women around the world who work with data. We aspire to create a comfortable and supportive environment to drive authentic dialogue and to establish meaningful connections through small-group gatherings. Our goal is to build a community of women who can come together to grow professionally and personally.Continue reading “She Talks Data Kickoff Event”
First there were some stolen credit card numbers, then thousands and now millions of them have been stolen from security breaches. That is just the tip of the iceberg of the data theft that has happened. Did you know that Application Security starts with secure code, a language-agnostic practice to develop software that guards against security vulnerabilities? In this talk, we will be discussing Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)’s top security issues that developers need to incorporate in their development practices. Some examples of security vulnerabilities in code include SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and insecure direct object references.Continue reading “Secure Coding for Developers”
An Overview of Systems on Chip Design for applications from AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Gaming, Internet of Things, & More.
Linda Larson has worked in Processor Physical Design and Very Large Scale Integration for the past 20 years, with a BA in Math, and MS in Electrical Engineering. Current interests include brain patterns for spatial reasoning and interconnected thinking with applications to machine learning and approximate computing. She is on the Wisconsin Executive Advisory Board for FIRST and finds it very hard not to over-contribute on her kids robotics projects. Continue reading “Working the System: Chip Design”
Maybe you’ve seen pretty graphics and pictures representing data. Maybe you’ve heard about ‘Tableau’ but have no idea if that means some fancy table in French, something artistic involving paint, or some new technical tool that you might want to learn. Maybe you’ve overheard ‘Data Viz’ and wondered if that has anything to do with user interface design, big data, predictive analytics, data exploration, full stack development, software, databases or whatnot.
Allison spoke about what life is like for a software engineer in the video game industry. The talk included paths to joining the game industry, what software engineers and other roles do in the game industry and a discussion of the ups and downs of life in the video game industry.
This panel was designed to help undergraduate female computer science majors imagine a career in the Information Technology profession and to give an honest view of the work experiences of Women in Madison in the Software industry. Our four panel members were all currently employed in the technology field in Madison, Wisconsin.