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Q&A with Center director Brianna Rockenstire

Q & A with Brianna Rockenstire, Director, Center of Excellence for Information & Computing Technology  Brianna Rockenstire’s goal is to harness the IT talent being developed in Washington state’s 34 community and technical colleges to create a workforce solution that helps solve the nagging technology skills gap facing employers across many industries. A big job indeed.   Her background and experiences make her well-suited to the challenge. She has

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Product Inclusion: Why We Should Build With, Not For

The Center of Excellence is happy to announce the keynote presentation for this year’s IT Summit: Product Inclusion: Why We Should Build With, Not For – a conversation with Verizon Media The IT Summit kicks off on Thursday, May 20th at 10:00am. Faculty can register for the IT Summit here (opens in a new window)

IT Summit Agenda

The Center of Excellence is looking forward to welcoming faculty to this year’s IT Summit on May 20 and 21. Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 10am-12pm Welcome & Announcements Keynote Presentation: “Product Inclusion: Why We Should Build With, Not For” Ramcess Jean-Louis, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Verizon Media Cindy Joung, Head

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Opportunities for Women in Tech

Despite the ongoing conversation (opens in a new window) about the need for more diversity in tech, women continue to be underrepresented in the field and often face an uphill battle for their skills and talents to be recognized.  Many women pursuing careers in technology face barriers at every stage of their career development, from

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