NEWaukeean of the Week

Mitchell Henke

"I think the range and quality of things Milwaukee has to offer relative to its size is awesome and unique."

By - Apr 11th, 2016 04:39 pm
Mitchell Henke. Photo courtesy of NEWaukee.

Mitchell Henke. Photo courtesy of NEWaukee.

What is your job and its responsibilities?

I am a software architect for RokkinCat. As a consulting company, we use our expertise to help companies across the country build and improve their software products. We also do our best to expand and improve the Milwaukee software development community, primarily through our quarterly Hack & Tell events.

How long have you lived in Milwaukee and what brought you here?

I grew up in Wauwatosa, but moved downtown to go to college in 2008 and have been here since.

What have you seen in other cities that you’d like to see in Milwaukee?

I am envious of the variety and quality other cities have for transportation options. Our bus system is good, especially now that we can track when buses will be arriving to the minute, but it would be nice to have more options, especially for reaching other cities in the region.

Favorite place to grab coffee/an after dinner drink?

It’s hard to beat Y-Not II for a quiet, understated place to get a drink!

Is there an issue you believe all Milwaukeeans should turn our attention to?

The lack of resources being put towards the growing divide across racial and socioeconomic lines in Milwaukee worries me. It’s a complex problem without straightforward solutions, but between issues like access to education, gainful employment, health resources, transportation, and others, we have to start making more progress.

What strikes you as the most unique thing about Milwaukee?

I think the range and quality of things Milwaukee has to offer relative to its size is awesome and unique. Milwaukee has top restaurants, great museums and universities, professional sports teams, and an award-winning parks system.

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