2021 intern madness highlights

8 teams competed.
you decided the winner.

presented by Northwestern Mutual

2021 Intern Challenge

8 companies

200 interns

10,737 votes

12,500+ viewers

"The intersection between tech and art"

Light the Hoan engaged with local interns in tech-related positions/industries to participate in a session that taught them how to code light shows that were displayed on Milwaukee’s iconic Hoan Bridge in celebration of National Intern Day.


The 8 teams of interns from local companies developed light shows that reflected their company’s brand and culture during a March Madness-style bracket competition.


The event was a massive success and was a prime opportunity to highlight the intersection between tech and art, while demonstrating Milwaukee’s growing reputation as a hub of tech talent.

“Milwaukee has some pretty cool things going on almost constantly. It's exciting to be a part of one of them.”

“This challenge made me appreciate where I am from even more. I love Milwaukee, and I think the light the hoan bridge is a special part of our city.”

“I really enjoyed the concept of having some light-hearted competition to support our company pride! I had a nice time collaborating with my peers and friends to complete the challenge.”

event inquiries

Interested? Get in touch.