Message From Leadership

Dr. Brian Maeng,  Program Manager

Recently, I watched a webinar paneled by HR managers, providing useful tips on how to land a tech job at a company. Among many tips, one point really resonated with me, and I find it frequently mentioned by my colleagues in the tech field as well. Having good education at CityU or getting a reputable certification can help you get an interview but having them is usually not sufficient to demonstrate your passion many employers look for. In addition to your coursework and grade, you will need to demonstrate your skills in a verifiable way. One way is through your work experience, and another way is through any open projects you have involved in.  

Every Thursday, I see a group of STC students who get together and showcase their passion and skills, demonstrating their own project. They present technical topics before their friends in a welcoming environment. Positive feedback and thought-provoking questions are added benefit. I really look forward to future of these students who are confident in sharing their technical topics of their passion to audiences. Would you also like to join the STC Tech Clubs and Research Groups Weekly Meeting at 4 PM PST on Thursday? 


  • MSCS

The Smart and Secure Computing Research Group (SSCRG, Dr. Sam Chung, Director) hosted a Software Reengineering Workshop on Monday, February 16, 2021, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM with three students. The students studied software reengineering methodology (5W1H Re-Doc) using Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tool (Sparx System’s Enterprise Architecture) for two systems (Employee Management Database System and Payroll Desktop Application).

  • Are you ready for Cloud Computing

School of Technology & Computing invites Paul Potorff to share his experiences about cloud computing. Paul is the founder of a consulting practice that provides architecture and information security services. Paul will be discussing how organizations are changing, as corporate computing and services move to the cloud. He will share his experience of how he observed an IT department, its control, and its data centers dissolve. Paul will further discuss his experience observing how information security teams are evolving and changes in the industry.

When: March 3rd, 2021 | 4 pm – 5pm (PST)

Information about the event will be updated.

  • STC National Cyber League

Registration for NCL 2021 Spring Season is still open until Mar. 5th, 11:59 pm EST (8:59 pm PST). You don’t have to be enrolled in the BSCY or MSCY programs to join. The first 10 CityU STC students who sign up & complete the competition will be reimbursed for their $35 entrance fee. REGISTER HERE

  • STC Student Club Meeting

The Tech Group and the Cybersecurity Club will meet Thursdays from 4 P.M. to 5 P.M. PST via TeamsSTC Clubs & Research Groups Weekly Meeting – Winter Quarter. For students or faculty who would like to present, choose a date and upload your presentation HERE

This Week in Tech History Feb 14th – 20th

February 16, 1984: IBM Launches the Portable PC 5155 

IBM’s first portable personal PC was introduced with lots of hype. It was delivered with a 4.77MHz Intel 8088 processor, 256KB RAM, a 9-inch amber color monitor, a 5.25″ floppy drive, and the DOS 2.1 operating system. A heavy beast weighing approximately 30 pounds and retailed for $2,795. It lived for only two years – IBM discontinued it in April 1986. 

Career Tip of the Week

This month we will be featuring interview tips and focus on technical and difficult questions


Fab resource for tech interviews – Cracking the Coding Interview 6th Ed. By Gayle Laakmann McDowell. Includes interview questions, how to approach the problems, and thorough explanations. 

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