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.

Community Group Spotlight: The Junior Dev Struggle Bus

JDSB Meetup Group

The University of Washington has hundreds of student groups and programming that can provide you with the support you need to launch your career but sometimes it’s nice to get off campus once in a while and meet people in …

By CJ Sanchez
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It’s Not Just Fun and Games. How to make the most of Game Testing Opportunities.

video game stock

In the Seattle area we are lucky to have a great deal of video game companies that are working on large scale projects such as Bungie (Halo and Destiny) or smaller projects that work on our mobile devices. These companies …

By CJ Sanchez
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Human Centered Design and Engineering Career Fair


Thinking about a career that combines design with technology? Check out the Human Centered Design and Engineering Career fair!
2019 HCDE Career Fair
Monday, October 21
4 – 7:30 p.m.
HCDE students only 4 – 6 p.m.; all UW students 6 – 7:30 …

By Caitlin Goldbaum
Caitlin Goldbaum Career Coach Caitlin Goldbaum
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Using Gaming Conventions to Build your Career


Seattle is a hub for Gaming Conventions

Whether it’s 70,000+ gamers at PAX West, or the intentional, empowering, and transformative Geek Girl Con, Seattle is a mecca for gaming conventions large and small.  These cons are big business, too.  Emerald …

By Michael More
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LinkedIn Top Startups 2019


Check out LinkedIn’s Top Startups List of 2019! This list reveals the 50 hottest companies where Americans want to work now.

“Successful founders channel tenacity and ambition into the pursuit of a vision that can have outsize impact. Most ventures …

By Lindsay Smith
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