Message From Leadership

Can you believe that it is week 10 already?  Next week we finish the final week and then start the winter break!   

Students, thank you for your hard work during this unprecedented Covid 19 pandemic. Continuing your education and training in technology and computing will help you prepare for a great career after graduation. Our instructors have helped advance your learning by integrating Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities in every course, which has provided you with solid foundations and varied technology experiences. Our Program Managers and Directors continue to strive to improve courses and student experience. 

We hope you have a restful holiday and best wishes for health and happiness in 2021! 

Announcements

New Year – New Career – are you ready to change?

National security agency

NCA’s Cybersecurity Mission is hiring. NSA’s Cybersecurity Mission is charged with preventing and eradicating cyber threats to National Security Systems, the Department of Defense, the Defense Industrial Base, weapons systems, and more. 

You have the opportunity to be a part of a diverse team of problem solvers collaborating across industry and government, working in cyberspace to secure our Nation. Openings vary from entry-level to experienced cybersecurity professionals in the following areas: 
• Information System Security Professional Systems Engineers 
• Cyber Mitigations Engineer/System Vulnerability Analyst 
• Digital Network Exploitation Analyst 
• Network Professionals 
• System Engineers 
If you enjoy creatively solving hard cyber problems, NSA Cybersecurity is the place for you. Apply today at NSA job listings.

TED Talks

What a digital government looks like | Anna Piperal

We have all encountered this situation:  there is a never-ending line in front of a majestic government building, we wait for a long time, and then fill out various forms only to have to wait in lines again. What if we never had to fill out forms at offices again – why can’t we fill out forms directly on our phones? The people of Estonia, a country on the Baltic Sea, are able to do this. Click here to watch.

TED Talks – “Ideas worth spreading”. STC Thursday Byte will share a TED Talks on tech every second week of the month. If you want to share your favorite TED Talks, please contact Chuck Liu. 

This Week in Tech History Dec 6 - 12

December 9, 1987 – Microsoft Windows Version 2.0 Released 

Windows_Version_2.0 Released in 1987 Windows 2.0 version bundled several improvements to the UI (user interface) and memory management. The most loved feature was the overlapping windows so that users did not have to ‘minimize’ and ‘maximize’ windows. This feature resulted in Apple Computer suing Microsoft alleging infringement on Apple’s copyrights. The 2.0 version also introduced keyboard shortcuts. Microsoft officially supported Windows 2.0 until for 14 years, ending the support on December 31 2001. Wikipedia.org

Career Tip of the Week

The Real Reason Your Resume is Being Ignored

Job hunting can be an incredibly frustrating process. You’ve brushed up your résumé, written a solid cover letter, and have been applying to roles that seem darn near tailor-made for you…  But when your phone is silent, and your inbox remains empty…  It…Read More 

Events

STC Student Club Meeting

Student Clubs, the Tech Group and the Cybersecurity Club, will meet Thursdays from 4 P.M. to 5 P.M. PST via Teams: STC Clubs & Research Groups Weekly Meeting – Fall Quarter. For students or faculty who would like to present, choose a date and upload your presentation here. 

Tech Humor

COVID-19 Challange
STC Thursday Byte