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⭐️ AWS re:Invent 2023 ⭐️ 

Do you know about AWS re:invent 2023?

This week-long cloud computing conference is Amazon Web Services’ annual event where tech enthusiasts, developers, and industry leaders converge to explore the latest innovations in cloud technology. With engaging keynotes, hands-on labs, and in-depth sessions, re:Invent provides a platform to learn about cutting-edge advancements, best practices, and real-world use cases. 

It is currently taking place in Las Vegas and you can watch keynote speakers live along with keeping update with all their new announcements. Watch previous keynote speakers and other innovative talks on their YouTube channel

A recently released product is PartyRock! This FREE resource is basically an Amazon Bedrock playground. Take a look and create your own AI App! No account needed to play 🤩

Announcements

Another quarter is almost done which means the STC Applied Research Symposium is happening next week!

The Applied Research Symposium provides an opportunity for students, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the influence and impact of the applied computing on the future of our planet and our society. 

Join us on December 7th, 2023 at 4;30 PST on MS Teams.
Many students will be presenting their capstones, let’s celebrate their hard work!


Jemell Garris – ISSA Talk

Jemell is a faculty member and DIT student at CityU.

He is the Cybersecurity Manager at the Applied Physics Lab at UW.

We are excited to announce that he will be speaking at the monthly ISSA meeting on January 18th at 6:30p at the Mercer Island Community Center. 

For more information and to RSVP click here!

🎄 Advent of Cyber 🧑‍🎄

Advent of Cyber 2023 is almost here ‼️ Learn cyber security over 25 days for FREE with THM’s beginner-friendly Advent of Cyber event! Discover what you’ll learn, the $50,000 prizes up for grabs, the influencers they’re working with, and how you can enter 🎄🎁 👀 Click here!

Opportunities

DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (CYSP) 2024

🚀 Exciting Opportunity🎓

The Department of Defense, in collaboration with the Center for Information Assurance Education (CIAE) at City University-Seattle, is thrilled to offer exclusive scholarships to passionate undergraduates (juniors/seniors) and graduate students. 🌟

Selected current and incoming CityU students can enjoy a full scholarship covering tuition, fees, books, and a generous living stipend—$27,000 per year for undergrads and $32,000 per year for grad students. 📚💸

In return for this amazing scholarship, recipients will have the unique chance to work with the sponsoring agency for a period equal to their scholarship duration. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to fuel your education and launch your career! 🚀🎓

Click here for more info and to apply!

2024 Future Computing Summer Internship

⭐️ Get hands-on experience with the NSA ⭐️ 

The Advanced Computing Systems Research Program (ACS) in the NSA Research Directorate is joining with their counterparts in the High-Performance Computing Solutions (HPCS) and Operations (OPS) organizations to provide a select number of undergraduate students an exciting 9-week internship opportunity. 

This internship experience is ideal for US students who will be completing their junior year (Spring 2025 graduates), and is well-suited for students in math, computer science, computer engineering, or related STEM fields.

Deadline: January 3rd, 2024

For more information and to apply click here

🚀 STC is Hiring! 🚀

The School of Technology and Computing is looking for student assistants who want to gain experience working with agile and collaborative teams, receive training in advanced technologies, and learn the current strategic technology trends. If you are a self-starter, technically competent, and familiar with one of the following subjects – Operating Systems, Networking, Web, Programming, Database, and Cloud, you will have an excellent opportunity to learn advanced concepts and skills through this position. Additionally, if you are seeking to help your community and gain experience in a high-demand specialty that will significantly enhance your resume while also earning income, this is the job for you.

For more information and to apply click here.

AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship Program

The AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship program, in collaboration with Intel and Udacity, aims to help underserved and underrepresented high school and college students learn foundational ML concepts to prepare them for careers in AI and ML. For more information click here.

Learn More.

Cybersecurity Competitions

Cyberforce

NCL 

Cybersecurity Apprenticeships

⭐️ Cybrary

⭐ Apprenticeships USA

⭐ NICE Apprenticeship Finder

⭐️ CSAP

 

Cybersecurity Training and Certs

Let’s Defend
Microsoft
⭐️  Google Cybersecurity Certification
⭐️ AWS 
⭐️ CISA 
⭐️ Cisco Certifications 
⭐️ CompTIA Certifications  

Upcoming Events

Click here to view full calendar.

IOActive will be having their final event of 2023 on Thursday November 30th from 6-8pm PST in Seattle.

Their CTO, Gunter Ollmann, will be discussing the Impact of AI on SDLC. There will be treats, beverages, and networking! 

This event is open to everyone and is free 🎉

RSVP Here – Only a few tickets left!

Interface Seattle

Dive into the dynamic world of IT at Interface! Tackle ransomware, bandwidth challenges, and more with Best-in-Breed solutions. Connect with local experts, explore Information Security, Cloud, Disaster Recovery, and stay updated on the latest innovations. Don’t miss out!
Hint: Check for discounted registration codes on the web and LinkedIn. 

When: December 7, 2023
8:30a – 4:30p PST
Where: Seattle Convention Center
Click here for more information and to register. 

New Tech Seattle December 2023 Meetup

New Tech is the Northwest’s largest tech community with 60,000+ members. We’re the un-networking place where you’re a neighbor, not just a business contact.

Come make meaningful connections, learn from the industry’s best, and have a fun night out. Most importantly, you’ll join an engaging group of go-getters, developers, founders, and professionals, and discover the people, partners, organizations, and resources to help you build your dreams. 

Founders, leaders & innovators share their passion & new tech through 8-minute presentations & 3 minutes of your Q&A.

Ty Giacalone, Co-Founder, Lowkey

Alex Rushing, Co-Founder, Lowkey

When: December 7th, 2023
Where: The Collective Seattle, 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA
What: For more information and to RSVP click here.

BSides Seattle 2024 has just been announced! In addition to attending they are calling for presentations, volunteers, and sponsors!  

BSides Seattle continues to provide space for the open sharing of ideas, concepts and debates. 
A place where security geeks of all ages, all levels of learning, all walks of life can bring their true selves and learn amazing things

Consider going to this community driven event


When: Saturday, April 27, 2024. 8:30a – 6:00pm PST

Click here for more information. 

Missed out on an Invited Talk or Tech Talk?

Check out the C4CYI YouTube Channel for STC recorded Invited Talks and events.

Explore ACM Tech Talks and the ACM website to watch their free informative Tech Talks. ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.

You can find record CAE Tech talks here. For questions on CAE Tech Talk, please send them email.

Watch the Latest Invited Talk!

On November 2nd, 2023, City University of Seattle hosted Nate Stemen. Nate gave a truly cutting-edge talk over Quantum Computing and his work over at Unitary Fund. Watch it here!

STC Clubs

Interested in the Tech field? Wish to broaden your network? Check out our clubs.

Cybersecurity Enthusiasts are welcome to join!

Check out the Breach of the Week program; A club member presents current cyber events to the club in 3-5 minutes. This is a great opportunity to learn, participate and network.

We encourage all current and future alumni to attend the meetings.

Meeting Times: 

Fridays, 3:00PM (PDT) Over MS Teams

Fill this form if you wish to join the club!

WiCyS City University of Seattle Student Chapter Logo

City University of Seattle has just created a new WiCyS student chapter.

The purpose of the club is to build a community within our CityU school that promotes women’s education, participation, and leadership in the field of cybersecurity.

Typical meeting time: Fridays, 11:00AM (PDT) over MS Teams.

Next Meeting

TBA

Fill this form if you wish to join the club!

STC Tech Club meets to provide tech-related learning opportunities, skill development, and networking. Students or faculty who would like to share their expertise or project, please reach out.

Meeting Times: 

Thursdays, 4:30PM (PDT)  Over MS Teams

Fill this form if you wish to join the club!

This quarter, we will be covering various topics including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! Take a look at our calendar and club page for more.

We are recruiting new officers for the Data Science Club. If you are interested in becoming one, please fill out the form here, or scan the QR code in the flyer.

Meeting Times: 

Wednesdays, 4:00PM (PDT) Over MS Teams

Fill this form if you wish to join the club!

The City University of Seattle’s Google Developer Club is coming back this quarter!

Click here for more information and to join. 

Looking for more project/work experience to put on your resume?

Try contributing to an open-source project:

GitHub for beginner-friendly open-source projects

How to Contribute to Open-Source Projects – guide

STC TA documentation for setting up environments


Valuable certifications:

AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals 

AWS Cloud – Practitioner 


Looking for extra help to guide you through your tech career? 

Check out Mentors in Tech

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