Week 1

🪷 Spring Quarter 2024 🪷
👋 Welcome Back STC!

🌸 As we embark on a new Spring Quarter, it’s time to embrace fresh opportunities for growth and learning in the ever-evolving world of technology. Whether you’re a returning student or embarking on a new academic journey, let’s make this quarter one filled with innovation, collaboration, and success. Here’s to a season of blossoming ideas, flourishing skills, and exciting discoveries. Let’s spring into action together! 🌼

📣 The STC Byte serves as an additional resource for students and professionals to use for the latest STC updates & announcements, local industry meet-ups & events, club information, competitions, and our Opportunities section which is updated every week with new scholarship and internship opportunities.

🙌🏼 We also Welcome Feedback please email us if you want to see more of something or have any concerns. 

🧳 Looking for an Internship or Scholarships? Check out the updated Opportunities section below!

🧑🏻‍💻 If you haven’t already, follow the STC LinkedIn Page!

Keep reading for more events, details, links, and more! 👇 

STC Spotlight

April 2nd Leetcode Meetup

CityU STC and SDE Skills’ first Leetcode Meetup on April 2nd, 2024.

Announcements

STC Tech Club + SDE Skills

🚀 Elevate Your Technical Interview Skills with SDE Skills! 🚀

Exciting news! The School of Technology & Computing’s Tech Club is teaming up with SDE Skills to provide invaluable guidance on mastering technical interviews. 💡 Whether you’re an experienced engineer or a student aiming to enter the tech industry, this collaboration offers a great opportunity to learn how to showcase skills during technical interviews. 

🔸Meet Up Details🔸

🗓️ Next Meet Up Date: April 16, 2023
⏰ 4pm PDT
✉️ RSVP Here
Meetings will be held bi-weekly. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP!

🙏 Thank you Jonathon Koerber for coordinating this exciting partnership. 

🔹Useful SDE Skills Links🔹
🔗 SDE Skills MeetUp: https://www.meetup.com/skillets/
🔗 SDE Skills Website: https://www.sdeskills.com/
🔗 SDE Skills LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sdeskills/
🔗 SDE Skills Discord: http://www.sdeskills.com/discord

Please email Jonathon Koerber or Manjot Singh with any questions or on how to volunteer!

2024 NCAE Cyber Games

🧑🏻‍💻 NCAE Cyber Games is a cyber security competition for college students who have never participated in a competition or hackathon before. Cyber competitions are a great way to build your skills and learn about the industry, but they can be intimidating if you’ve never tried one before. This program aims to make it easy (and fun) for students to see how competitions work and learn with others who are also new. In addition to building skills and exposure to industry tools, competitions can be used on resumes to show cybersecurity commitment and experience that employers and recruiters are looking for!

City University of Seattle wants to create a team with interested individuals for the 2024 games. Please attend a Cybersecurity Club Meeting or email Morgan Zantua if want to participate! 

For more information about NCAE Cyber Games click here.

Cybersecurity Club and WiCyS Meeting Times

🚨 As we get ready for leadership changes and building attendance, WiCyS and Cybersecurity Club have decided to join forces by meeting together on Wednesdays at 4:30 PST during the Spring Quarter. 

Contact Dan Montague to join the MS Team!

Opportunities

AWS: Security Engineer Intern

🚀 Exciting Opportunity at AWS Seattle or NYC 🚀 

Would you like to assess risk and help deliver countermeasures that protect customer data and prevent attempts to infiltrate company systems? Are you passionate about solving problems in an online world where threats grow ever more sophisticated?

If this describes you, consider applying for summer of 2024. Amazon is looking for a security engineer intern to join one of their many lines of business.

🔹Requirements🔹

Currently working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, cybersecurity, information security, or other equivalent technical discipline with a conferral date between September 2024 – August 2026

Experience with coding/scripting in one or more languages (e.g., Python, C, C++, Java, Ruby, or PowerShell)

Coursework, projects, and/or knowledge in one or more of the following domains: access-control system and methodology, network security, application- and system-development security, security architecture and models, cryptography, and operations security

Click here for more info and to apply!

Oracle: Software Engineer Intern – Customer Success Services

As part of the Oracle Customer Success Services team, you will be working with members of the international network of experts, and will contribute to global technology driven initiatives and innovation programs for continuous service improvements.

🔸Requirements🔸

Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree only in Computer Science, Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, Business, or equivalent engineering/science major, completing your junior year IN SUMMER 2024 .

Reside in the United States and/or attend a university in the US.

Able to obtain work authorization in the US in 2024.

Are proficient (e.g., can complete coding projects without any assistance) in two or more of the following computer languages:

C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, SQL, NoSQL, PL/SQL, Go, etc.

Have academic coursework, completed projects, prior internship and/or research experience or equivalent in at least three of the following areas:

For more information & requirements and to apply click here. 

Microsoft: Research Intern – Efficient AI

🌲 Located in Redmond 🌲 

Research Internships at Microsoft provide a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers, who pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.

We are seeing massive growth in AI scenarios and increasing hardware diversity across cloud and edge. Today inference is a major challenge. The shift in trend towards deep learning models and the shift in trend towards large language models has exponentially increased the computation costs. In addition, the continuous evolving landscape, in models and hardware diversity, contributes to the complexity and difficulty of efficient inferencing.

🔸Required Qualifications🔸

Currently enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related STEM field.

⭐️ Click here for more information & requirements and to apply! ⭐️

GitHub: Software Engineer

🔹Located in Bellevue or San Fransisco🔹

As the global home for all developers, GitHub is the complete AI-powered developer platform to build, scale, and deliver secure software. Over 100 million people, including developers from 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, use GitHub to build amazing things together across 330+ million repositories. With all the collaborative features of GitHub, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write faster, better code.

🔸Requirements🔸

Currently in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, or similar field with at least one semester to complete after the internship

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Experience with two or more of the following skill sets: Ruby/Rails Go and related tooling Database Management Systems, preferably MySQL REST APIs React, Python or NodeJS

💻 Click here for more information and to apply! 💻 

Costco: IT Service Desk TSR

🔸 Entry Level Opportunity 🔸

Come join the Costco Wholesale IT family. Costco IT is a dynamic, fast-paced environment, working through exciting transformation efforts. We are building the next generation retail environment where you will be surrounded by dedicated and highly professional employees.

Technical Support Representatives (TSR’s) screen, refer, diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve internal inquiries and incidents as they relate to IT systems. TSR’s ensure thorough first-level issue determination is executed utilizing all available knowledge and research tools with the objective of resolving as many end-user issues as possible.

🔹Requirements🔹

Passion for and genuine interest in IT.
Strong problem solving, troubleshooting skills, and customer service skills.
Positive, mature, and professional attitude.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work effectively in high-stress situations and within time constraints.
Outstanding work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to work independently.
Intermediate to strong typing skills. Interviewed candidates must successfully pass a typing test.
Scheduling flexibility to meet the needs of the business; a 24/7/365 environment.

Click here for more information and to apply!

Booz Allen Hamilton: University, Commercial Intern

🔸Remote Opportunity🔸

Are you interested in learning how to collect, process, analyze, and distill information with the intent of providing actionable, predictive threat intelligence to organizations spanning commercial industries? The type of threat intelligence is leveraged by organizations to protect themselves against prioritized threat actors causing significant impacts, such as cybercriminal and ransomware groups. As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to work with threat intelligence and incident response practitioners within Booz Allen’s commercial business to analyze and gain insights from real-world incidents involving threat actor activity. You will learn to pivot off of collected incident data to find additional intelligence tied to the threat actor activity. We’re looking for someone like you to help us understand the adversary and protect organizations.

🔸Requirements🔸

Experience with conducting basic cybersecurity research
Experience with Microsoft Office suite such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Teams
Knowledge of programming languages or scripting, including Java, JavaScript, C, C++, Assembly, Python, Perl, R, or Bash
Ability to work independently and in teams
Ability to collaborate with a team of peers to research and propose solutions to a current business challenge
Ability to write, review, and discuss highly technical documentation
Scheduled to obtain a Bachelor’s degree between Winter 2024 and Spring 2027

Click here to apply!

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.

Upcoming Events

Click here to view full calendar.

New Tech Eastside March Meetup


🔸April Presenters🔸

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

Jennifer Lucero, Chief Beacon Officer, MyBeacon – the social action network

Darrian Parrish, Founder, PwrOn – Backup power as a service

Anthony Hanses, Co-Founder, FakeMews – Mixology for the Inspired

Ken Adamson, Co-Founder, FakeMews – Mixology for the Inspired

April 10th, 2024 5:00PM PDT

Venture Mechanics Coworking Studio -Bellevue
14110 NE 21st Street Bellevue, WA 98007
(Free parking!)

Click here for more information and to RSVP

New Tech Seattle March 2024 Meetup

🔹April Presenters🔹

Megan Graf, Co-Founder and COO, HomePace –  enabling homeowners and homebuyers to gain financial flexibility

Jess Tholmer, Events and Sponsorship Manager, OpportunityTalks – spark a chain reaction for students and our state

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.

April 11th, 2024 5:00PM PDT
The Collective Seattle 

Click here for more information and to RSVP. Use the code Thyme for free entry!

ISSA Puget Sound – April 18th Meeting 

ISSA will be hosting Kelly Bissel: Microsoft’s Deputy CISO. He has more than 28 years in Cybersecurity.

Topic: The Future of a Security Operations Center
When: Thursday April 18th, 2024 at 6:30pm PST
📍 : Mercer Island Community & Event Center – 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040

For more information about the event and ISSA click here!

BSides Seattle 2024   

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 recorded CAE Tech talks here. For questions on CAE Tech Talk, please send them email.

 

Watch the Latest Invited Talks!

Below you will find the latest invited talks.

👉🏽 Check out Seyoung Nam’s Invited TalkFinding a Job in the Tech Industry Against Layoffs and AI Headwinds

🔐 Check out Doug Cavit’s talk from February 8th, 2024 here. He is an experienced CISO who is a noted security industry speaker. 

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: 

MOVING IN SPRING 2024

Wednesday, 4:30PM (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.

Currently meeting with Cybersecurity Club at 4:30 on Wednesdays. 

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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