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¡Bienvenidos to Milwaukee's official Techqueria Chapter!


Techqueria is a nonprofit that serves the largest global community of Latinx professionals in tech. Techqueria x MKE (the first Wisconsin-founded chapter) is on a mission to empower Latinx professionals with the resources and support they need to further their careers and become leaders in the tech industry. Given that the Latinx community in the Greater Milwaukee area has doubled in size in recent years, it is time to provide the local Latinx community and business leaders with the tech skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century.


Our group, Techqueria x MKE is focused on leveraging technology to support and empower Latinx-led organizations and businesses. We believe that by working together, we can create opportunities for K-12 students to explore tech careers, enable Latinx businesses through technical skills and resources, and attract and develop Latinx tech talent. Additionally, we provide support through ERGs and mentoring programs to ensure the growth and retention of our talent pool.

According to a 2021 analysis of federal government data by the Pew Research Center, Latinx workers make up 17% of total employment across all occupations, but just 8% of tech workers.

Our Pillars: 1) Early tech career exposure and awareness. 2) Empowering Latinx-led and founded organizations through tech. 3) Attracting, developing and retaining a Latinx talent pool equipped with technical, business and community-centered skills. Meet the Milwaukee chapter directors

Andrea Mendez Barrutia Founder, Jasmin Treske Director of Early Talent,  MKE Tech Hub Coalition. Leia Ferrari Traner Founder & Principal Consultant, Carmen Diana.Francesca Mayca Wegner President & Chief Possibilities Officer,  HPGM. Blanca Gonzales Executive Director,  i.c.stars |* Milwaukee. Julea Ferrara Senior Solution Designer,  Molson Coors Beverage Company.Dr. Victor Amaya, PhD President & Executive Director,  Data You Can Use.

Learn more about our chapter directors HERE.

HPGM, in partnership with leaders from i.c.stars |* MilwaukeeMolson CoorsMKE Tech Hub CoalitionData You Can UseMiVoz and Carmen Diana, has established the first local chapter of Techqueria in Wisconsin! By joining this collective effort, you and your organization can play a part in driving the advancement of the Latinx community through technology, while also benefiting from the collective resources and expertise of la comunidad. Together, we can create a more diverse and inclusive tech community in Milwaukee! 

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