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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.

Honoring role models and raising our ‘voz’ this Hispanic Heritage Month (Shared Article from the Microsoft Blog)

This article was originally written by Yusuf Mehdi – Corporate Vice President, Modern Life, Search & Devices and executive sponsor of Microsoft’s HOLA employee resource group

For the original article click here.

Today kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month, a …

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Rollic CEO talks Zynga acquisition, top-charting games, and how to dominate a fast-paced hypercasual market (Shared Article from Pocket Gamer.Biz)

By Danielle Partis, Editor

For the original article click here. 

2020 was undoubtedly the gaming industry’s biggest year yet when talking acquisitions. As the mobile business continues to boom and app stores become more saturated than ever before, it is …

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An ADA anniversary – and the work that remains to be done (Shared Article from the Microsoft Blog)

This article was written by Suzanne Choney. For the original article and much more information on this topic click here.

Angela Winfield was 6 years old when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in on July …

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Check out the Women in Games Festival Throughout the Month of September

The Women in Games Global Festival is a first of its kind

To get tickets and the event webpage click here.

This year, the Women in Games’ global Conference, to be held over two days on September 15th and 16th, …

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Streamers are Changing the World, BIPOC Support Foundation is here to Help (Shared article from Streamlabs Blog)

History shows how entire civilizations can shift around an individual who inspires others around them to take action. When a person decides to use their voice when they see injustice, when they see children who need help and communities crumbling, …

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Virtual Interview Practice

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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

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Vault Guide to Nanotechnology Jobs, Second Edition

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

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Vault Guide to Internet Content Jobs, Second Edition

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