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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.

Evil Geniuses Career Talk: Life in the Gaming Industry

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Interested in a career in gaming and esports? Join Evil Geniuses, Seattle’s premier professional gaming team, for a discussion and Q&A about their experiences in the gaming industry.

Thursday November 21st at 6:00pm in the HUB Lyceum

https://www.facebook.com/events/1028118290859896/

Sponsored by …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
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Interview with an Alumni: Donya Shirzad at Bungie Studios

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Donya Shirzad went to University of Washington, majored in Computer Software Systems and graduated in 2005. Donya got into computers early in life, working in technical support in a call center in high school, which gave her the opportunity to …

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A Game to Feed Your Inner Developer

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For many of us video games is a great escape, a place where we can lose ourselves in a story while being an active character in that narrative. For many it’s this interactive storytelling that sparks interest in becoming a …

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Virtual Career Fair: National Labs + Federal Facilities

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Are you a current or recently graduated student looking for a paid STEM internship or research opportunity?

Join us from 12-3 p.m. EST Wednesday, November 13, 2019, for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Virtual Recruitment Fair …

By Patrick Chidsey
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Microsoft Ignite: The Tech Conference Livestream

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Microsoft Ignite is for anyone who is motivated to be on the frontier of innovation and tech. We recognize that the role of IT has shifted considerably, as has the way IT decisions are made. Therefore, our keynotes and sessions …

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Virtual Interview Practice

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

LinkedIn Learning Path – Become a Software Developer

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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 …

Getting Started as a Game Journalist

Considering pursuing a career as a Games Journalist but don’t know where to start? Freelancer Rob Rath shares his experience …

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Computer Software 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 Information Technology Jobs, Second Edition

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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

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 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 a career …