'Techie' folks, this is your time to shine. It's Milwaukee Tech Week.

NOW: ’Techie’ folks, this is your time to shine. It’s Milwaukee Tech Week.

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)--Today kicks off Milwaukee Tech Week. It's a weeklong celebration, designed to connect, educate, and give recognition to "all things innovation" in Southeast Wisconsin. It began as "Startup Milwaukee Week" in 2016. This week's programming explores the various parts of the tech industry while highlighting the resources and organizations available to help support everyone in the technical world. It's also a great way to network as well to see what's on the top of mind of tech savvy folks.

Business analysts estimate there are two thousand tech companies and 80 thousand tech jobs in the Milwaukee area, offering technologists a variety of opportunities in companies of all sizes representing nearly every industry. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Northwestern Mutual, and Concordia University are three big sponsors of this year's events.

Click here to see what activities and programs are planned around Milwaukee Tech Week.

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