“Behind the Scenes” at the IT Futures Summit at Microsoft (May 18, 2012)

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Register for the IT Faculty Summit – May 20-21

The Center of Excellence invites all SBCTC Information Technology faculty to attend the 2021 IT Summit. This year’s faculty conference will be held virtually (via Zoom) on Thursday and Friday, May 20th and 21st, 2021. Full- and part-time faculty from all technology-related programs are encouraged to attend.  The IT Summit is an opportunity to connect with other IT faculty, […]

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IT Faculty Open Forums

The Center of Excellence wants to hear from you! We’re hosting a series of Open Forums for information technology faculty to discuss how the COE can best support IT and related technology programs across the state’s community and technical college system. Information technology faculty (any technology discipline, any degree type) are invited to join us […]

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Updates & News for January 2019

The updates and news for January 2019 is ready for our state’s IT faculty and workforce/program chairs and deans. You can review updates on the IT professional development scholarships, the 2019 IT Futures Summit registration is open, BAS degrees in robotics/AI and Data Science (IR4 quarterly update), and IT faculty salary work group progress.

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Sean Robinson, of Pioneer Square Labs, Talks Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI

Dr. Sean Robinson, of Pioneer Square Labs, a Seattle-based, VC-funded start up, funded by Jeff Bezos and Paul Allen, discusses the new world of data science, machine learning, and AI. He discusses how an idea incubates from the impossible to the possible. And, what is the skill set these start-ups are looking for from college graduates.

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Robotics and AI Bachelors of Applied Science Coming to Bellevue College

After the fall 2018 launch of Bellevue College’s Associates in Robotics and AI (ROBAI) the college is working with the SBCTC to ready the college for the winter 2020 launch of a ROBAI Bachelor of Applied Science. The degree focuses on the software side of robotics/AI, including courses in machine learning, computer vision, neural networks, speech technology, and automated and embedded systems.

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IT Futures Summit 2018: The Highlights, IT Jeopardy Champs, and IT Faculty Professional Development Scholarship Recipients Presentations

This year’s IT Futures Summit took place on May 17th/May 18th featured presentations from the IT Professional Development IT Scholarship Recipients, networking with colleagues, and the 2018 IT Jeopardy champions. All the presentations are available for download.

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Creating IT Futures: 2018 Summit

Washington State IT CTC faculty are invited to the Creating IT Futures 2018 Summit sponsored by the Center of Excellence. It will be taking place Thursday/Friday, May 17/18, 2018 at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. This is free for our faculty. The event’s days will include: IT Panel, IT Jeopardy, and how IT programs can get ready for a very different future… We’ll have an IT panel, marketing updates, IT Faculty Professional Development Scholarship Presentations, and more…

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WA State CTC IT Faculty Professional Development Training Scholarships for 2017-2018

The Center of Excellence for Information Technology has 2 IT Professional Development Training Scholarships left to fund for CTC IT Faculty across Washington State. Apply by March 15, 2018.