MKE Hour of Tech
A regional effort across Southeast Wisconsin to inspire and show students the power of technology and innovation.
December 4-10, 2023
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 37,000 hours in 2023
Thank you to the organizations & schools taking part in Hour of Tech
- Associated Bank
- Computer Science and Digital Learning Innovation
- Direct Supply
- Entrision LLC
- Foresight Studios
- Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
- GE Healthcare
- Generac Power Systems
- Milwaukee Area Technical College
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Molson Coors
- Northwestern Mutual
- Rockwell Automation
- Sharp Literacy
- WEC Energy Group
- Wickidcool Software
- Alba Elementary School
- Audobon High School
- Barak Obama School of Career and Technical Education
- Brown Deer High School
- Catholic Memorial High School
- Fernwood Montessori
- Golda Meir School
- Hamilton High School
- Journey House
- Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum
- Milwaukee Academy Of Science
- Milwaukee High School of the Arts
- Notre Dame School Milwaukee
- Riverside University High School
- Spanish Immersion
- St. Augustine Perpatory Acaedemy
- St. Joan Antida High School
- Westside Academy
- Woodlands Elementary
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 an individual, school or organization and wish to be involved, let us know by registering your interest:
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 here.
The Hour of Code website offers many resources to help guide your planning. Start here to explore different activities by age and experience.
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