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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.

TikTok developer launches publishing arm and casual gaming platform (Shared Article from GameIndustry.Biz)

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Original Article Written by Marie Dealessandri
ByteDance is set to publish five games in the Chinese market via new division Pixmain

TikTok creator ByteDance announced the creation of its publishing arm, Pixmain, as well as the launch of its gaming …

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Google Cloud AI digitizes StoryCorps archive: largest collection of human voices on planet

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Shared article from Google Cloud

For many of us the holiday season will look different this year, separated from the people we love. If you’re in this boat too—mitigating the spread of the coronavirus—thank you and we hope the following …

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Being a Technical Feature Program Manager at Microsoft (Shared Article from LinkedIn)

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I began this write-up a few years ago when I started to get questions from my network about what my program manager (PM) position was like at …

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Here are some Great Opportunities with Tesla! Summer Internships are Live on Handshake Now!

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Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, …

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These People Helped Shape Video Game Culture in 2020 (Shared article from the NY Times)

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Designers, competitors, streamers, voice actors and labor activists have been working to make gaming more inclusive.

It should come as no surprise that 2020 was a monumental year for the video game …

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Tech / Data / Gaming

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