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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

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May 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Washington tech jobs pass 400k, average pay $95k

More than 400,000 people now work in the state tech industry, according to a new study released by the Technology Alliance at its annual luncheon in Seattle. The trade group found 396,818 people are directly employed in tech jobs, up 15,272 from its 2010 study. This year it began tallying self-employed tech workers, which brings the total…

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May 2, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Kenmore teen finalist in Google doodle contest

Samantha Carey, a ninth-grader at Northshore Junior High, today was named one of 50 state winners in the annual Doodle 4 Google contest in which students across the country compete to have their doodle grace the search giant’s home page. Carey, 14, was among 114,000 K-12 students who participated in this year’s contest with the theme…

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April 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Kate Starbird returns to Seattle, as a Husky

Basketball great turned tech researcher Kate Starbird is coming back to Seattle — this time to the University of Washington. Starbird, who pursued tech after playing professionally, was hired as an assistant professor in the UW’s Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering. Starbird will begin teaching in the fall. In the meantime she’s working…

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March 12, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Facebook director on women, computing and careers

If video games can inspire boys to study computer science, perhaps Facebook can have the same effect on girls. Something has to change because the number of female computer-science students has mysteriously fallen since the mid-1980s, when nearly 40 percent of the majors were women. Lately it’s been less than 20 percent, according to the More

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August 22, 2011 at 10:44 AM

From Microsoft to Africa: Ashesi campus opens

It took a bit longer than expected, but the university in Ghana started a decade ago by a visionary Microsoft engineer finally has its own campus. Ashesi University is moving from rented space in the city of Accra to a 100-acre suburban campus formally opening Saturday. A contingent of supporters from the U.S. — many with Microsoft…

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June 14, 2011 at 12:32 PM

OneBusAway creator hired by Metro, briefly, before Google

Brian Ferris, the creator of the OneBusAway bus arrival application, has a summer job after he finishes his PhD work at the University of Washington. Ferris will spend a month or two coding for King County, helping it complete and test software for Metro’s new bus radio and GPS system. He’s already been developing the software…

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