Milwaukee Data Initiative
Press Release

PKWARE Hosts Event to Showcase Data Work that Makes Milwaukee Better

Want to stay up to date on interesting data work being done in Milwaukee? Want to share something that you are working on? Get involved and meet people September 16th at PKWARE!

By - Sep 10th, 2015 10:51 am

Local software company PKWARE is hosting the Milwaukee Data Initiative Quarterly Idea Share on September 16th! These meet-ups bring non-techies, developers and data nerds together to share how technology and data are improving our lives. Come network with others and learn more about what data work is happening in Milwaukee.

PKWARE will be providing pizza so please RSVP early at!

Event information and registration at

Agenda – September 16, 2015

6:00p – Pizza and networking

6:30p – Presentations

7:00p – Q&A, Discussion and Networking

Speakers and Topics Include

  • Marrying Data and UX – Sam Korthof, UX Designer
  • Digital Humanities Lab @ UWM – Ann Hanlon
  • Apps That Activate Vacant Properties – Vacant Spaces
  • Combining Public and Private Data at the Milwaukee Public Library  – Adam Raschig, Developer
  • Milwaukee DataHaus – Anthony Jesmok
  • Open Government: The Code for America Summit – Matt Richardson

Not familiar with Milwaukee Data Initiative?

Milwaukee Data Initiative(MDI) is a local cooperative founded in 2011. Also the local Code for America Brigade, we are a constellation of hackers, entrepreneurs, and citizens dedicated to improving Milwaukee through civic data. Focused on innovation, MDI advocates for open civic data to help local governments respond to the needs of their community, spotlights homegrown startups centered on open data, and coordinates with local nonprofits to host educational co-working events for individuals of all skill levels. We host quarterly idea shares, and a yearly civic hackathon.  You can find more information at:

Event Host: PKWARE

PKWARE protects the world’s data with Smart Encryption software and solutions. In use by more than 30,000 businesses, PKWARE’s easy-to-use security armors data itself and eliminates vulnerabilities wherever data is used, shared or stored. PKWARE software and solutions are at work in 5 of the top 10 financial services providers, most major healthcare providers, Fortune 500 leaders in manufacturing, insurance and retail, as well as more than 200 government agencies including FIS, ATPCO and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. More information about PKWARE can be found at

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