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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.

The Fall 2020 Virtual Mentorship Program is Open and Accepting Applications : Non – Tech Roles in Tech

We’re happy to announce that student application is now open for our Fall 2020 Virtual Mentorship Program: Non-Tech Roles in Tech.

This program will be held entirely virtually, using collaborative platforms like Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams, and will pair …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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Hiring data scientists (part 1): what to look for in a candidate (Series of Articles shared from The Medium written by Jacqueline Nolis)

Written by Jacqueline Nolis

The technical and business skills that are critical being a data scientist

There is a shocking lack of material written on how to hire good data scientists. There have been plenty of articles telling you, dear …

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CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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Games for Change Virtual Festival 2020 (All Registration is Completely Free)

G4C is excited to announce that the 17th annual Games For Change Festival will be virtual! For the first time, registration will be free to all participants – drawing a global audience to explore how video games and immersive media foster …
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CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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85+ Employers Looking to Hire Huskies – 5/13 UW Virtual Job & Internship Fair

Students & Alumni: Register Here

We are one week away from the first ever Tri-Campus Virtual Job & Internship Fair on May 13th from 10am-2pm PDT and excited to announce that we have over 85 employers that are eager to …

By Mattie Bess
Mattie Bess Employer Relations Manager
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Core is a New Platform Aiming to Be the Youtube of Game Development (Shared Article form The Verge written by Andrew Webster)

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Back in 2016, Frederic Descamps and Jordan Maynard formed a new studio called Manticore Games with the intention of building the kinds of real-time, competitive experiences they loved to play.

One thing they really wanted to …

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CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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Applied Machine Learning: Foundations

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Anyone who can write basic Python is capable of fitting a simple machine learning model on a clean dataset. The…

Data Science & Analytics Career Paths & Certifications: First Steps

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Student Stories & Advice

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Student Stories & Advice
  • Artificial Intelligence Analyst Deloitte

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Student Stories & Advice
  • Technology Consultant Ernst & Young

Will Locatelli

Student Stories & Advice
  • Advisory Associate, Digital Lighthouse Data Engineer and Developer KPMG US

Aaron Burtle

Student Stories & Advice
  • Software Engineer Microsoft

Isaac Jundt

Student Stories & Advice
  • Associate Account Executive Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Student Stories & Advice
  • Quantitative Trader Optiver

Xitlalit Sanchez-Martinez

Student Stories & Advice
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Featured Resources

Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Tech/Data/Gaming

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Virtual Interview Practice

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

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 …