Message From Leadership

Darron Johnson, Assitant Professor, Program Manager, School of Technology and Computing

Welcome to Winter Break! You have made it to the finish line! The long-anticipated wait for the quarter to be over is now upon us. I am confident that you finished strong as many of you juggled work schedules, inevitable challenges, and “life” in general. However, the most important part about completion is that you did not waver in ensuring that you met your goals and deadlines. Having this type of mindset truly proves your resiliency, which happens to be one of my favorite words, which ultimately is defined as having an ability to recover quickly from or adjust easily to change – so kudos to all of you for being resilient students!  

 All in all, there is one thing that I want to leave with you before you depart to your break. Many years ago my Undergraduate Professor taught me about a powerful concept that happens to be a rather liberating and healthy staple after you have strived to meet your personal goals or even after completing any set accomplishments. This concept that I would like to unpack is referred to as the “Value of Reflection”. Reflection is one of the most vital tools that you can have as it relates to the recollection of the timeline of events that led up to your successes. Reflection serves as a way of thinking things over, while celebrating and embracing the work you contributed to meeting a goal. Furthermore, reflection is not only about what you have done, but also about what is next for you! Meeting goals is certainly all about checking off our list of items that we have set up for ourselves, however – as we know the race never stops. I encourage you to read this article below (link attached), as it will outline the various steps to the value of reflection.   

The Value of Reflection 

With that, let’s be intentional about ensuring that we take time to reflect your accomplishments and what’s next for you!   

 Have a great winter break and Happy Holidays!   


Depei Song, CityU Alumnus – Two New Positions:  

 Network Security Administrator at Asian Counseling and Referral Service! It is my full-time civilian job. On the reserve side, I have transferred to a new unit 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command working for the command team as Knowledge Management Officer. 

 STC: if you have changed jobs, received a promotion, or know of a classmate – email Attention Editor: and help detail the particulars so we can share our network connections.


Monolith is headquartered in Lincoln, NE, is excited to announce its search for a Cybersecurity Intern. Click here to apply for the internship.

Women in Cloud – Career Move

Join the WIC Digital Network!
Connect with WIC on LinkedIn!

Accenture – Direct Recruiter Access

2023 Future Computing Summer Internship

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 8-week internship opportunity.  

The FCSI will focus on High Performance Computing (HPC), a field critical to national security, discovery, and technological innovation. This internship experience is ideal for students who will be completing their junior year (Spring 2024 graduates), and is well-suited for students in math, computer science, computer engineering, or related STEM fields.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please click here

WiCyS 2023

Women in CyberSecurity is holding their annual conference on March 16-18 2023 in Denver, Colorado!

Students MUST apply for a WiCyS scholarship to attend the conference (there is no general WiCyS 2023 registration for students) and have to be a current WiCyS student member to apply. For more information and to apply for a scholarship 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.


June 5-7 the NICE Conference will be held in Seattle, WA. Six student scholarships are available. The application will open Tuesday , January 3, 2023 and close Sunday, February 5, 2023. Apply here. For additional information contact 

Watch this spot for more opportunities to be involved in this national conference.


New Tech Seattle January 2023 Meetup  

New Tech Seattle meetups are moving to Thursdays in 2023 with our first event of the year on Thursday, January 12th. Get your tickets now to see speakers discussing career growth from women in STEM, an AI-backed day trading simulator, and cyber security for small businesses. 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. 

$10 registration fee Day of event @the door $20.



NCL – Join the competition – starting January 30th 2023 

Upcoming Events

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Click here to view our monthly calendar 

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.

Club Announcements

Cybersecurity Club

Anyone curious or interested in Cybersecurity is welcome to join! The club is also open to alumni, we encourage all current and future alumni to attend the meetings.

We have launched our Breach of the Week program! Each week, one club member presents a breach or aspect of current cyber events to the club in 3-5 minutes. This is a great opportunity to practice presentation skills and gain
constructive feedback.

Meetings are held on Thursdays at 5:30 PDT via MS Teams. Fall meetings are focused on restarting the cybersecurity club, beginning with filling open leadership positions. 

Cybersecurity Club open roles are:

  • VP of Operations 
  • VP of Administration/Secretary

For more information about each role, please contact Dan Montague

Cybersecurity Resources

Cybersecurity Hub Events

Competitions & Challenges
Advent of Cyber 2022 – TryHackMe

Get started with Cyber Security in 24 days. It’s not too late to start! Learn the basics and complete a new, beginner-friendly security exercise every day leading up to Christmas. It’s an advent calendar but with security challenges instead of chocolate! Plus there are prizes!

All exercises in Advent of Cyber follow a fun Christmas story. This year, the elf McSkidy needs your help to investigate a serious breach and test all remaining systems for security flaws. For more information and to register – click here.

2022 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge & KringleCon

Join the global cybersecurity community in its most festive cyber security challenge and virtual conference of the year. The SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is a FREE series of super fun, high-quality, hands-on cybersecurity challenges. The SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is for all skill levels, with a stellar prize at the end for the best of the best entries. For more information click here.


STC Tech Club

STC Tech Club meets every Thursday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT) via Teams to provide tech-related learning opportunities, skill development, and networking. Students or faculty who would like to share their expertise or project, please contact Adrian ParkerClick here to join. Everyone is invited!

Note: Coming in January.  A Workshop on building and configuring your own Firewall…details to follow.  

Career Resources

Career Center – Deirdre Grime

AWS Resources

AWS QwikLabs
AWS Workshops
Security Learning Path
AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

Microsoft Resources

Microsoft Learn: documentation, hands-on training, and certifications
Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
Microsoft Dev Essentials
Create Low-Code MR Apps with Power Apps

GitLab Sources

GitLab CI/CD recorded webcast STC TA documentation for setting up environments

Open Source Projects

LibreFoodPantry Open-Source Project

Programming resources

Puget Sound Programming Python (PuPPy)

PuPPy meets once a month at one of the branches of the Seattle Public Library. The location will be announced on in the above link.

Note: PuPPy meet this Thursday, December 8th at 5:30 PM at the Capitol Hill Branch – The Seattle Public Library 425 Harvard Ave E · Seattle, WA

Web app testing

Puppeteer (Google Product) Node library

Playwright (Microsoft Product) end-to-end web app testing


Oracle CloudWorld September 18-21, 2023. Register here.

STC Tech Club Announcements

The STC Tech Club is proud to announce we are providing vouchers for 50% discounts on the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam. Please contact Adrian Parker if interested.


Data Science Club

The Data Science Club would like to invite you to our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 4pm PDT. You can join our meetings using the link here. We will be covering various topics this quarter including Computer Vision, Data Engineering, and NLP! Take a look at our Fall Quarter Calendar to see more

Please reach out to the club president, Mahathi Vucha, with any questions.

Google Developer Student Club

Click here for information about the Google Developer Student Club – City University of Seattle Chapter. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at

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