Learning Machines. How is it done?

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Learning Machines. How is it done? 

When: Wed, Jun 8th 4pm-5:15pm

Where: BE 3178

Who: Blake Freeman, Computer Science Student & Transhumanist


The contemporary method for the development of sophisticated programs that deal with large sets of data is to turn the task over to a learning agent. A learning agent is built upon an algorithm that can “perceive” its environment and act to achieve a goal. Often this is a computational goal. In this talk Blake Freeman will present an overview of how that is accomplished.

Career Services: Resume Workshop 5/19

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Good afternoon!

This Thursday, May 19th from 12:00-1:00 in room BE1102A, Career Services will be hosting a workshop on Resume WritingRESUME WORKSHOP 5 19 )and all of the techniques that should be utilized to ensure your resume gets noticed!

With the Spring quarter coming to an end, many of our students are graduating and will be eager to put their newly minted degrees to work! This workshop is a great opportunity to ensure students possess a quality resume that will help them successfully transition into the workforce.

We encourage you to assist us in advocating for students to attend this workshop. I have attached a flyer to this email that you could forward or post in your area.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

David Skogerboe

Program Support Supervisor

Career Services Center


Seattle Colleges Career Hub Job Board:




New bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Networking

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Dear Campus Community,

Last week, the college received approval to offer a new bachelor’s degree at in Information Technology Networking (ITN) from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Read more about this new degree and how it will help train our students for in-demand jobs in the technology industry beginning this fall.


Thank you,


Public Information Office

Seattle Central College

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Career Services – LinkedIn Workshop: 5/12

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Good morning!

This Thursday, May 12th from 12:00-1:00 in room BE1102A, Career Services will be hosting a workshop on LinkedIn and all the ways it can be used in your job search and career growth! Many people do not fully grasp how useful LinkedIn truly is. If used properly, LinkedIn can help you land jobs, get promoted, change careers, and even have recruiters reach out to you! This one hour workshop will be well worth your time.

Come yourself, bring your class, or help us spread the word! Thanks! 


Thursday, May 12th                                                    12:00-1:00 – Room 1102A 

The world of job hunting has changed along with the technology we use. Use this workshop to learn the craft of using LinkedIn among other online resources to greatly improve your job prospects through digital networking.



David Skogerboe

Program Support Supervisor

Career Services Center



Seattle Colleges Career Hub Job Board:

DevOpsDays is coming to Seattle !

Friday, May 6th, 2016

When: Thursday, May 12 to Friday, May 13, 2016

Where: Sheraton Seattle Metropolitan Ballroom, 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

The DevOpsDays Seattle team has provided four (4) discount codes for 50% off of registration.

Contact: Lisa Sandoval at for the discount code.


DevOpsDays Seattle brings development, operations, QA, InfoSec, management, and leadership together to discuss the culture and tools to make better organizations and products. Find out more here:

Alumni Presentation Lessons Learned in the Job Search

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

When:Tuesday, May 17th 5 – 6pm 

Where: BE 3174 

Christina Petrie, SCC graduate and alumni, will share tips and lessons learned about the job search, interview process, and technical skills employers are looking for as well as how to run a successful freelance web design and development business.

BAS Degree in Application Development

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

You are cordially invited to a presentation of the BAS degree is Application Development offered at North Seattle College. The Program Manager, Michelle Melero, as well as faculty and internship coordinators will be there to tell you about this program.

This presentation will be in room 3178 on May 11th at 4:30PM. All are welcome – bring a friend!

APIs, Tropo and Your Web Career Presentation, Monday 4/25 5pm in BE3175

Monday, April 25th, 2016

You’re invited to join Sara Newman’s WEB120 Class in a very special presentation on APIs, Cisco’s new Tropo API and your web career!

Are you a tech/web/CS student? Are you an alumni? Want to learn what an API is and how it could help with your career goals? Are you looking for career advice? Join this session by 2 industry professionals and speakers who can shed some light on both of these crucial topics!

The presentation is Monday, 4/25 from 5-6:30pm in BE3175 and will also be broadcast live via Blackboard Collaborate.  If interested, please setup a Tropo account in advance and register at the following link: (Links to an external site.)

Please view the link above for detailed instructions and a link to both participate live during the presentation and also to view the presentation afterward!

Thank you!

Bill & Sara

2016 Career Fair and Workshops Thursday April 19th

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Thursday, April 21st 10:00-1:00 – Atrium/Main Hallway

Looking for a career position, summer job, or internship? Come visit with over 30 employers from the Puget Sound region and discuss job opportunities, make connections, exchange resumes, and learn about your chosen industry. You could even leave with a job offer!


Also, afterward we are doing a couple workshops and combining it with the first of Spring quarter meeting for Byte Club.

In the Broadway Performance Hall Board room:

1-2ish, Lunch!!! And White board for your interview workshop by Bill Newman and Stani Meredith

2ish – 3:30 – Byte Club Meeting, schedule Spring quarter meetings and workshops, etc

3:30 – 5 – Women Thriving in Male Dominated fields – by Betty Smith, Senior Engineer at Boeing 

Published author, expert consultant and experienced engineer Betty Smith will be speaking at Seattle Central on April 21, as part of Career Day sponsored by the Byte Club. Betty has over 35 years of aerospace engineering experience at every level, having worked on projects as diverse as safety, weapons, survivability, and future aircraft design. A decorated volunteer and executive director of national organizations, with degrees from several colleges and universities in a variety of subjects, Ms. Smith is delighted to bring her stories of resilience and success to audiences at Seattle Central, inspiring diversity, collaboration, and accountability in the workplace.

Please help spread the word. The Board Room holds about 40 people. We’d like to fill it up!


Talk: Envisioning the Future with Steve Jablonsky

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Guest Speaker Steve Jablonsky, Creative Director at Intentional Futures

What: Envisioning the Future: How design helps realize powerful and plausible solutions

When: Tuesday, April 19th 5-6pm

Where: BE 3174


The focus of the talk will be around the power of design to drive innovation and make complicated material easier to understand and drive consensus around inspiring solutions. Steve will also highlight the importance of design research in the process.

About the speaker: Steve Jablonsky is the Creative Director of Intentional Futures, a Seattle based  Strategy and Design Studio. 

TED Talks by Intentional Futures: