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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.

Community Group Spotlight: Seattle PyLadies

pyladies Seattle

In this edition of the Community Group Spotlight we are showing off the Seattle PyLadies group. In the tech world there has been a historical lack of representation from several identity groups including women and women identified individuals. There are …

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Women-only e-sports Events are Building Toward a Future Where They’re Unnecessary (Article from The Verge)

Girl Gamer

This is the sharing of an original article from the website The Verge. The Original Author is and it was posted on Oct. 22, 2019 on their website. For the full article and other great content from The …

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The Seattle Interactive Conference

make the right thing easy

The Seattle area is host to a great deal of Conferences and Conventions, many of which bring in big players in industry. One recent conference was the Seattle Interactive Conference. A two day conference focusing on User Experience and User …

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Protothon: The UX Hackathon 7

Dubstech Hackathon

Hosted by Dubstech at the University of Washington in Sieg Hall.

Dubstech is thrilled to announce the 7th iteration of UW’s only UX hackathon – the Dubstech Protothon! We invite you to come test your rapid prototyping and design thinking …

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UW Group Spotlight: Dubstech

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Our Story

We at DubsTech aim to help students grow their tech skills. We organize a variety of open-to-all workshops, competitions, talks, and more. We’ve had guest speakers from various tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and more. …

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Virtual Interview Practice

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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

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

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 …