Milky Way Tech Hub
Press Release

70+ Events Planned for Wisconsin Tech Month 2022 Throughout the State


By - Sep 14th, 2022 08:00 am

Over 20 organizations will host 70+ events in October during Wisconsin Tech Month 2022 (#WTM22). Host organizations include Amazon Web Services, gener8tor’s gBETA, UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point, Wisconsin Science Festival and Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin, among others. Events will take place across the state including but not limited to Appleton, Kenosha, Stevens Point, Port Washington, Platteville, Madison, Beloit, Sheboygan, Milladore and Milwaukee.

#WTM22 is a community-driven initiative of the Milky Way Tech Hub and Latinos in Tech in collaboration with 2022 partners Techquity, MARS Solutions Group and Wisconsin Voices leading the charge with events. Last fall, Governor Tony Evers proclaimed October as Wisconsin Tech Month.

Featured events include:

Latinos in Tech (LIT) is eager to introduce their community to the many possibilities of tech across the state through this partnership. LIT aims to help Latin@s meet the growing demand for technologists as technology occupations are projected to increase by 13 percent by 2030.

“Wisconsin Tech Month is a wonderful opportunity for people to discover new tech, connect with other like minded individuals, and flaunt some of their own skills,” says LIT co-founder Ben Juarez. “There are so many paths and we are here for all of it!”

Techquity, an initiative of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, is working in partnership with the Milky Way Tech Hub to amplify a collective policy agenda that focuses on community broadband access and upskilling initiatives.

“I’m excited for Techquity to support and take part in Wisconsin Tech Month as a Milky Way Tech Hub member,” says David Berka of Techquity. “Wisconsin Tech Month provides important opportunities for organizations and advocates to collaborate, join events, share resources, and raise awareness about our community’s most pressing issues related to economic and digital equity.”

Nadiyah Johnson, founder of the Milky Way Tech Hub, feels it is necessary to celebrate and amplify Wisconsin’s tech ecosystem. “We are excited to be working with organizations throughout the state to drive awareness around the importance of technology and highlight its role in decreasing racial wealth and achievement gaps,” says Johnson.

“While technology continues to power job growth and economic gains in the state of Wisconsin,” Johnson says, “It is necessary to not only see tech as a vehicle for economic growth but also as a way to address some of the pressing issues in our state. The work of this year’s Wisconsin Tech Month partners is focused on making Wisconsin a more equitable and inclusive place to live, work and play..”

A full calendar of events can be found on the Milky Way Tech Hub website: Individuals and organizations interested in hosting an event as part of Wisconsin Tech Month can sign up online here:

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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