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Web Performance

When: Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Madison Central Public Library first floor conference room

Mobile has outpaced desktop, especially in emerging markets. At the same time, the size of mobile apps has ballooned. Large applications fail to serve the majority of mobile users, who have low-powered devices and unreliable network connections. Progressive web apps can serve mobile users better. We’ll show you how to make PWAs that download almost instantly and work offline while still providing the functionality of native apps. Continue reading “Web Performance”

2019 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. 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?’

Lightning Talks Workshop

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”

She Talks Data Kickoff Event

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.

Learn more about She Talks Data

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Secure Coding for Developers

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.

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Working the System: Chip Design

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”

What is Tableau, and Why Should I Care?

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.

Slides: What is Tableau