Open Source: Showcasing Milwaukee’s Engineering Culture

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Rokkincat MapMap
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Go behind the scenes of Milwaukee’s tech community! Each month we’ll be exploring how companies around the city create a meaningful and positive culture in their organization. We’ve all seen the “Coolest Offices” list, but it doesn’t truly capture the culture of a workplace.

The purpose is simple. In order to grow Milwaukee’s tech community we need a space to connect and have real conversations around:
— what is needed to move our tech community forward.
— how to make environments that create excitement and attract technologists.
— space to tear down the barriers that divide us.

This revolving series includes the following:
— Company leader discussing how they make their company’s culture something all levels of a company can enjoy.
— Q&A where both the company leader and an employee living the culture will answer questions.
— Complimentary food from a local Milwaukee restaurant.
— Complimentary beverages, cocktails, or beer from local makers.

Schedule for the night:
— 5:30-6:30PM – Happy Hour
— 6:30-7:00PM – Talk
— 7:00-7:30PM – Open Source & Open Conversations

Program Lineup:
Join us for the first few Open Source events this fall! 

October 25, 2017 | RokkinCat
Location: RokkinCat – 229 E Wisconsin Ave #1200, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Speaker: Nick Gartmann is co-founder of RokkinCat, a Milwaukee software consulting company. He has started 4 companies ranging from service industry point-of-sales integration to automated parking ticket payment systems. He has taken companies through accelerators like 94 Labs and WERCBench. Nick is also heavily involved in expanding the software community through his founding of the Milwaukee Slack and running RokkinCat’s Hack and Tell event series.
Featured Brewery: MKE Brewing Company
Musician: DJ Romke

November 29, 2017 | Trisept Solutions
Location: Broken Bat Brewing – 231 E. Buffalo St. – Lower Unit, Milwaukee, WI 53202
John Ische is the president and CEO of Trisept Solutions, the technology company that powers the trusted VAX VacationAccess, Xcelerator, and Synapse travel products. He is a central figure in the evolution of the leisure travel technology powerhouse that it is today.
Joe Shomperlen has a passion for travel technology. He joined Trisept Solutions in October 2003 as an Application Software Developer and helped to build many of the systems that differentiate Trisept’s travel merchandising platform today.
Featured Brewery: Broken Bat
Musician: TBA

Stay tuned for what we have coming in 2018!

Thank you to our sponsors!