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.

Why big tech is betting big on gaming in 2020 (Shared article from Protocol)

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Gaming is the biggest entertainment industry. Tech is finally taking it seriously.

This is a shared article from the website Protocol written by Seth Schiesel

Since the advent of modern technology in the 1970s, video games have often been considered …

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In 2020, AI4ALL Will Offer 14+ AI Summer Programs for Emerging Leaders (Shared article from the Medium)

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This is a shared article from the website the Medium highlighting the efforts of AI 4 All which will include efforts at the University of Washington.

“When asked at the beginning of the [AI4ALL Summer] Program if I had role …

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Introducing Resume Books: A New Tool on Handshake

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This is an opt-in Resume Book for students interested in the Technology, Data, and Gaming industries.

This Resume Book will be made available upon request to employers that the UW Career & Internship Center feels would provide viable opportunities for our …

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The Gamer Career Guide: With an Example Article

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If you are interested in getting into the world of game development check out the Gamer Career Guide.

This guide explains things from leading professionals on topics like project management, storytelling, art and music, and so much more. A sample …

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Job Stability, Quality Of Life, Windjammers With Dave Lang – GDC Podcast (Shared from GDC site)

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Dave Lang is founder of Iron Galaxy Studios, known for Killer Instinct, Extinction, Divekick, and world class ports of games like Skyrim, Overwatch, and the venerable Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition.

Lang has a storied past in game development and shares his learnings about …

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