Announcements

Seattle Central Foundation Scholarship Due April 7th!!

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Seattle Central Foundation Scholarship is due Thursday, April 7th!

Please remind all students to apply for the scholarship. We will be offering one more workshop tomorrow to help students complete the application.

Scholarship Workshop
Date: April 5th
Time: 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Location : BE 4165

For more help, students can stop by or make an appointment at the Career Center, 206.934.4383 BE1102E1.

Faculty and staff who are being requested to write letters of recommendations, you will have until April 10th to complete them.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for all your support.

Lyanne Asada O’Connell
Scholarship Manager | Seattle Central Foundation
1701 Broadway | Seattle, WA 98122
206.934.4482 | Lyanne.oconnell@seattlecolleges.edu

Scholarship season!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

MARCH NEWSLETTER

It’s Scholarship Season!

The time of year has arrived where students re-ally need to dig in their heels and starting applying for scholarships for the 2016-17 school year!

Here are a few tips for a successful scholarship search:

Plan to apply for scholarships 3-6 months be-fore the start of Fall Quarter.

Completed your FAFSA early, as this will help determine your financial need.

Be sure to read the instructions closely, as each scholarship has its own specific requirements.

There is a scholarship for every situation, pro-gram of study, and demographic, so think about where you fit. There are scholarships for left handed people, or even individuals who have a parent that works as a carpenter. Expand your search past the basic information.

Be prepared to put in time and effort. Re-member, this is gifted money, and it won’t be given to you without showing effort. A few hours of writing is certainly worth a few thousands dollars for school!

Apply for the Seattle Central Foundation Scholarships! It is a single application that puts you in the running for 80 scholarships!

APPLY NOW:

SCHOLARSHIPS.SEATTLECENTRAL.EDU

APPLICATION DUE:

APRIL 4TH, 2016

QUESTIONS?

SCHOLARSHIPS.CENTRAL@SEATTLECOLLEGES.EDU

206.934.4482

www.seattlecentral.edu/careercenter

 

 

Spring 2016 Special Topics

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Spring Special Topics:

ITEM 3208 ADVANCED JAVASCRIPT EXPANDS ON CORE WEB DEVELOPMENT SKILLS, WITH A FOCUS ON FULL-STACK JAVASCRIPT (MEAN) DEVELOPMENT. STUDENTS WILL LEARN TO DEVELOP FRONT-END (UI) APPLICATIONS USING JQUERY & ANGULARJS TO UPDATE THE DOM AND INTERFACE WITH BACK-END (SERVER) APPLICATIONS AND REST API’S DEVELOPED WITH NODE.JS. ALONG THE WAY, STUDENTS WILL LEARN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING BEST PRACTICES SUCH AS OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING, DEPENDENCY MANAGEMENT, AND SOURCE CONTROL. PREREQS ARE WEB 120 AND WEB 150 W/ 2.0 OR HIGHER.

ITEM 3209 WEB SERVER ADMINISTRATION DESCRIPTION COMING SOON.

ITEM 3210 USER RESEARCH METHODS GIVES AN OVERVIEW OF DIFFERENT DESIGN AND USER RESEARCH METHODS THAT ARE CONDUCTED THROUGHOUT A WEB DESIGN OR REDESIGN PROCESS IN ORDER TO IMPROVE DESIGNS AND EXPERIENCES FOR END USERS. METHODS INCLUDE WEBSITE COMPETETIVE ANALYSIS, DESIGN BEST PRACTICES (“HEURISTIC”) REVIEWS, CARD SORTING, PAPER PROTOTYPING, AND USABILITY TESTING. PREREQ: PREVIOUS OR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN WEB 120 AND WEB 200.

 

Email lisa.Sandoval@seattlecolleges.edu if you have any questions.

Winter 2016 Important Dates

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Hello everyone,

 

As you may or may not know, there are some important dates / deadlines approaching:

February 15 – Holiday, no classes

February 16 – Registration begins for returning students, the spring quarter classes are published!

https://mycentral.seattlecolleges.edu/

February 22nd – Registration begins for new students

February 26 – Last day to withdraw or change credit/audit status

Contact lisa.Sandoval@seattlecolleges.edu to schedule an appointment for spring registration or to ask any questions you may have.

 

 

Usability Study with David Wall

Monday, February 1st, 2016

David Wall (CEO of Good Road Network) is bringing a team of devs to SCC to discuss the fundamentals of usability testing and provide an opportunity for students to become involved with actual user tests for an application his team is building!

Here are some of the things that will be covered:

  • UX (user experience) fundamentals
  • Why perform a usability tests?
  • How to target scenarios to be tested
  • How to find proper candidates for user testing
  • How to conduct a usability test
  • How to learn from the results of tests and incorporate results in a retrospective

David and his team will be here Monday, February 1st, 7:15-8:15pm in room BE3212 at Seattle Central.

Map to Lecture Hall, room 3212. Below is a map of how to get to the lecture hall on the third floor from the IT office:

Implications of Technology on Privacy-Sensitive Users

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

What: Implications of Technology on Privacy-Sensitive Users

When: Thursday, February 18th 4PM – 5:30 PM

Where: BE3178

There are many financial, policy, and political motivations behind the development and management of Internet-based services. Many of these motivations do not sincerely support personal privacy in a proactive manner, and some of this has to do with a lack of understanding of privacy-sensitive user groups. This talk will look at some real-life implications of encryption, some specific user groups that depend on strong encryption, and an introduction to Tor and Tor onion services. We will aim to have 30 – 45 minutes of QA.

Christopher Sheats is an Encryption Evangelist at the ACLU of Washington where he advocates for the use of free software encryption technologies and advises on privacy-focused organizational policy changes. He is a Director of the Seattle Privacy Coalition, an activist organization that is driving personal privacy and institutional transparency policy changes at the city and state levels. Christopher organizes and facilitates surveillance self-defense workshops for privacy-sensitive populations and loves learning and teaching about privacy, information, and technology.

Byte Club Meetings Winter 2016

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Hello Everyone,

 

This quarter’s Byte Club meetings are scheduled:

The first Tuesday of each Month from 3:30-4:30 in room 3176 Conference Room

The third Wednesday of each Month from 3:30-4:30 in room 3176 Conference Room

 

Sign up for the Byte Club here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rVclc0b9qTI9jBcixKLLU-GEvPbqWw0WKT7cKAZmvc4/edit

Interview Strategies Forum

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Interview Strategies from the first Seattle Central Women in Tech Facebook Group

https://codeococcus.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/seattle-central-women-in-tech-interview-strategies-forum/

 

Cyber Security – Mary Jane Kelly

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Have you considered a career in Computer Security? Byte Club and Seattle Central welcome industry speaker Mary Jane Kelly, an expert in the evolving field of Cyber Security. Join MJ and gain professional insight into careers in Network Security and discuss future trends in the field.

This lecture will provide valuable resources for developing the skills employers are looking for. Take the opportunity to find out more about one of the most fascinating, rapidly growing jobs in tech.

Mary Jane Kelly

Contact Byte Club @

ByteClubSCCC@gmail.com

Room 3179

January 26th

4- 5pm

 

Version Control with GitHub in the Workplace

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

What: Version Control with GitHub in the Workplace

When: Friday, Jan 29th 12pm-2pm

Where: BE 3179

Please join Dan White, SCC alumni and developer to learn step by step how to manage and use popular version control system Git in a corporate environment. No prior experience necessary!

In this 2 hour workshop we will start from the basics of creating a project in Git and the most common commands used to warm up, then we will be turning focus on the how to use it effectively in the workplace with development teams,

best practices and how to resolve common problems that arise.

The workshop will take place in BE 3179, a state of the art lab with touchscreen computers.

If you prefer, bring your own laptop with your favorite lightweight code editor installed and Git command line program for your chosen platform from https://git-scm.com/download/

PREREQUISITE: Please sign up for a GitHub account at https://github.com/ prior to the workshop. You do not need to take any further steps than simply creating a user account!