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Tech / Data / Gaming

Welcome to the Tech / Data / Gaming Interest Community!

Members of this community use their quantitative, design, and communication skills to tackle complex, multi-faceted problems in a wide range of disciplines.  Many careers in Tech, Gaming and Data start from a foundation in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and fluency in one or more of these areas is an asset.  However, many employers cite communication, collaboration, and lateral thinking skills as being as important as coding or data analysis.  Other key skills in these fields include self-advocacy, basic knowledge of business principles, fluency in foreign or computing languages, quantitative reasoning, and communicating ideas concisely and clearly.

These careers can be faced-paced, ever-changing, and unpredictable.  Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to) analyst, designer, developer, coder, software / hardware engineer, specialist, and technician, often in companies that specialize in gaming, technology, mobile apps, business development, consulting robotics, hardware, data, and the web.

Risks and rewards of low-code tools (Shared Article from VentureBeat)

This is a shared article from VentureBeat written by Kyle Wiggers. For the original article click here. 

The market for low-code tools, a software development approach that requires little to no coding to build apps, has grown substantially. Predicted to 

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AT&T launches Connected Climate Initiative to reduce carbon emissions (Shared Article from VentureBeat)

This is a shared article from VentureBeat written by Michael Vizard. For the original article click here.

AT&T today launched a Connected Climate Initiative (CCI) that promises to bring together partners and researchers in academia to further reduce carbon emissions.

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Late Nights, High Scores, and Blanket Forts: The Challenges of Testing Music and Fitness Games (Shared Article from the Verge)

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For games like Just Dance and EA Sports Active, QA is a tricky process

I hopped into the lounge, with myself, and …

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Xbox sponsors the England Football Team to promote inclusivity and accessibility (Shared Article from GamesIndustry.Biz)

This is a shared article from GamesIndustry.Biz, written by Christopher Dring for the original article click here.

Xbox has become the ‘Official Gaming Partner’ for The England Football Team in an effort to promote inclusivity within video games and football.

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Naughty Dog co-presidents on crunch, unionization (Shared Article from GamesIndustry.Biz)

This is a shared article from GamesIndustry.Biz, written by Brendan Sinclair, for the original article click here.

Naughty Dog’s stance on crunch is once again under scrutiny as the studio’s co-presidents Evan Wells and Neil Druckmann addressed the topic in 

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Featured Resources

Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Tech/Data/Gaming

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Jumpstarting Your Career By Working in a Startup

In this episode, we get to meet with an energetic and active alumni Tiffany Nakamitsu to hear more about how …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform.  There are 5 interviews related to this interest community!  When you click on …

Tech / Data / Gaming Positions of 2019-2020 UW Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in tech/data/gaming. …

In Demand Skills for Information Tech, Data & Gaming Careers

Non-Tech Jobs in Tech

Not all roles in technology companies require STEM skills. Salary platform Contently describes some popular niches for those who don’t …

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Information Technology Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to Media and Entertainment Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to Nanotechnology Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Computer and Video Game Design Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Internet Content Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Information Technology Consulting Jobs

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …