The MKE Tech Podcast focuses on driving equity and diversity in tech and startup spaces. Hosted by Nadiyah Johnson and guests, this podcast amplifies the voices of Milwaukee’s Tech Ecosystem as well as brings awareness to various events, groups, meetups, and initiatives geared toward tech diversification. 🚀 Hear interviews with founders of successful startups. 🚀 Learn about emerging technologies. 🚀 Connect with tech activists, advocates, tech organizers, and founders from around the world. *This podcast is presented by Milky Way Tech Hub, a Jet Constellations Company.
In this eye-opening episode of the MKE Tech Podcast, titled ”Find Your Friends,” we dive into the captivating journey of Jamon Hamilton Jr., a fresh and promising addition to the Milky Way Tech Hub community. Our host, Nadiyah, engages in a lively conversation with Jamon, exploring his transition from the world of automotive mechanics to the fast-paced and evolving realm of technology.
Jamon shares his unique story, starting with his roots in a family-owned auto repair shop in Milwaukee, to his exploration of sales and eventually, his passionate dive into cybersecurity. His story is not just about a career shift; it's a testament to the power of determination, continuous learning, and the importance of finding your community within the tech space.
The episode is peppered with light-hearted moments, including Jamon's affinity for anime and a shared curiosity about the world of tech. Jamon's comparison of himself to Roronoa Zoro from One Piece, a character known for his resilience and hard work despite lacking supernatural abilities, mirrors his journey in tech. His candid recount of personal challenges, including the loss of his father and the responsibility of caring for his family, adds a deeply human touch to his tech journey.
Listeners will find inspiration in Jamon's disciplined approach to acquiring new skills, from earning his Google Cybersecurity Certificate to navigating the complexities of cloud security. His insights into the challenges of breaking into the tech industry, coupled with the importance of networking and community support, offer valuable lessons for anyone looking to make their mark in technology.
This episode is a must-listen for aspiring tech enthusiasts and seasoned professionals alike, showcasing the importance of perseverance, the value of mentorship, and the endless possibilities that come with being part of a supportive tech community. Join us as Jamon Hamilton Jr. shares his remarkable journey and the pivotal moments that shaped his path in the tech world.