MKE Hour of Tech

A regional effort across Southeast Wisconsin to inspire and show students the power of technology and innovation.

December 5-11, 2022

Inspire future tech leaders

Each December, area businesses, nonprofits and schools across SE Wisconsin come together to teach an hour of tech to local students. This regional week-long experience supports and expands the national Hour of Code movement during Computer Science Week to advance early tech talent in our region.


Join Hour of Tech and help us reach 34,000 hours in 2022

Thanks to the collective effort of area schools, teachers, organizations and volunteers, over 34,000 hours of regional tech mentorship was recorded in 2021.

2022 Participants

Thank you to the organizations & schools taking part in Hour of Tech


  • Accenture
  • AfroCharts
  • Associated Bank
  • Children’s Wisconsin
  • Direct Supply
  • Entrision LLC
  • Expedient
  • Foresight Studios
  • GE Healthcare
  • Generac Power Systems
  • i.c.stars
  • Journey2Alignment Coaching
  • KOHL’S
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Molson Coors
  • MSOE
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Talimer
  • UWM
  • WEC Energy Group
  • West Bend Mutual Insurance

Area schools

  • Educational Talent Search – Wisconsin Educational Opportunities Program
  • Bayside Middle School
  • Glen Hills Middle School
  • Glendale River Hills School District
  • GreenTree Prep
  • Kenosha School of Technology 
  • Milwaukee Academy of Science
  • MPS Gwen T. Jackson Early Childhood Education Center
  • Hamilton High School
  • Notre Dame School Milwaukee
  • Racine Unified School District
  • Rufus King International Middle School
  • School District of Brown Deer
  • Siefert Elementary School
  • St. Joseph Academy
  • Washington HS of IT
  • Woodlands School, Inc.

Join the movement

Kids can’t be what they can’t see, which is why early exposure to tech and tech careers is important.

MKE Hour of Tech aims to teach students a variety of activities to showcase the possibilities of tech – from coding, design and user experience to 3D modeling, cybersecurity, data science, artificial intelligence education…and more!

If you are a school or organization and wish to be involved, let us know by registering your interest:

Year-round Resources

Whether you are actively planning an Hour of Tech, or just want to provide additional tech teaching and mentorship, we’ve gathered a list of free resources to use at any time.

MKE Tech Career Exploration

Explore on-demand videos that dive into the variety of tech roles and how to prepare for them. Companion workbook available.

UWM Technology Career Discovery Site

UWM School of Information Studies has an Information Science & Technology (IST) Career Discovery Site, filled with resources designed to help students get familiar with emerging topics and careers in the field of Information Science and Technology. Along with the online toolkit, there is a video to watch, a teacher guide and student promotion flyer to help explain the resources.

MSOE Artificial Intelligence

MSOE has a virtual Artificial Intelligence portal available with a short overview of AI plus several corresponding activities available at: Resources

The Hour of Code website offers many resources to help guide your planning. Start here to explore different activities by age and experience.

MKE Hour of Tech is an initiative of the MKE Tech Hub Coalition, powered by Connect Business Consulting.

If you’d like to learn more about how you or your organization can get involved, reach out to Kenge Adams.

Get involved

You don’t have to know how to code to mentor or teach an hour of tech. Anyone can participate – companies, schools, nonprofit organizations and more. Get on our list to stay up to date and learn how you can get involved in the next Hour of Tech

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