Save the Date: 2024 Expert Speaker Series

The Center of Excellence for Information & Computing Technology is happy to announce the 2024 Expert Speaker Series – an opportunity for IT faculty from Washington’s community and technical colleges to learn about emerging technologies, industry trends, available resources, and more from industry experts. The Speaker Series events are free to attend, but registration is requested. […]

Tech Trend Focus 2024: Digital Twin Technology Is Causing Manufacturers To Do a Double Take

A digital twin is a virtual representation of an object or system that spans its lifecycle, is updated from real-time data, and uses simulation, machine learning and reasoning to help decision-making. If that definition leaves you thinking “huh?” you are not alone. Let’s unpack the concepts and technology behind digital twins and see why manufacturers […]

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IT Skills Standards Summit – April 23-25

Update: The Summit is currently at capacity, register to join the wait list (opens in a new window) .   The IT Skill Standards Summit is coming to Washington April 23-25, 2024. Please join us at Bellevue College for this free (travel stipend included!), hands-on, interactive workshop. Attendees will learn how to develop and leverage […]

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Continuous Learning Sustains IT Career Advancement

Continuous learning is essential for tech professionals to stay relevant, competitive and adaptable in a rapidly changing industry. It is a key factor in maintaining a long-term successful and sustainable career.   Technology is in a state of constant flux, continually advancing to address new business needs and social problems. New programming languages, frameworks, tools […]

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Tech Trend Focus 2024: Can AI Play a Central Role in Saving a Struggling Planet?

AI is often cast as a menacing technology that has the potential to run amok and take down the human species. In fact, several leading AI pioneers, including Sam Altman of OpenAI and Demis Hassabis of Google DeepMind, have signed a statement (opens in a new window) on the Center for AI Safety’s website that […]

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Tech Trend Focus 2024: Real-Time 3D Graphics

This is the time of year when tech publications and writers pour forth with opinions about technology trends for the coming year. As AI and cybersecurity take top billing by most tech pundits, we want to give some attention to other technologies that are trending, impacting multiple industries and providing exciting career opportunities. One such […]

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ChatGPT and Beyond: How Developers Are Using AI Tools

AI-based programming tools are revolutionizing software development. From expediting manual and repetitive tasks to jump-starting the first draft of new code, AI tool use is poised to turbocharge the software development process, taking speed, efficiency and accuracy to new levels.   Industries from medical testing and diagnosis to manufacturing and agriculture are using AI tools […]

IT Certifications That Help You Stand Out Even in an Industry Downturn

Why Pursue a Certification? Even with the current downturn in IT, companies are still struggling to find the right talent to keep their strategies on track. Increasingly, IT hiring managers are looking to close their skills gap by hiring candidates with the right certifications. What do high-value IT certifications tell a potential employer? They say […]