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    Utah's Silicon Slopes - a thread devoted to the tech industry in Utah.

    Silicon, not silicone.

    First, Software Engineer is now The most popular job in Utah.

    How that happened.

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    Silicon, not silicone.

    First, Software Engineer is now The most popular job in Utah.

    How that happened.
    Who doesn't want to drive a digital train?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diehard Ute View Post
    Who doesn't want to drive a digital train?
    We do it for the hat.
    WHengineercap6643_full.jpg

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    We do it for the hat.
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    All aboard!

    (And ironic. I do my job even with the bus driver hat for our dress uniform being so awful )

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    aha....software engineering. I still remember the days when I interned with Evans & Sutherland.

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    I was on board with this article until this happened:

    Utah turns out to also have features in common with other places involved in the super-sector: local universities that graduate a lot of S.T.E.M. students (most notably, Brigham Young University);

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    I was on board with this article until this happened:

    So, a sincere question: is BYU really known much more for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) graduates than the U? I'm not gonna lie. That surprised me a bit that they got the mention. At worst, I would have figured it was a push between the two schools, but in all of my Ute exceptional-ism bias, I thought Utah had the Y pretty well owned in those categories.

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    I was on board with this article until this happened:



    Quote Originally Posted by FountainOfUte View Post
    So, a sincere question: is BYU really known much more for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) graduates than the U? I'm not gonna lie. That surprised me a bit that they got the mention. At worst, I would have figured it was a push between the two schools, but in all of my Ute exceptional-ism bias, I thought Utah had the Y pretty well owned in those categories.
    Dental students?!

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    University of Utah ranked #1 for graduate studies in Video Game Design by The Princeton Review.

    http://www2.princetonreview.com/coll...eo-game-design

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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    I was on board with this article until this happened:



    Isn't it just saying that BYU "graduate[s] a lot of STEM students"?

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Isn't it just saying that BYU "graduate[s] a lot of STEM students"?
    Yes. But I have a hard time believing they graduate more STEM students than the U. It seems strange to single them out.

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    Yes. But I have a hard time believing they graduate more STEM students than the U. It seems strange to single them out.
    Be nice. The "we were more awesomer in high school" smack is all they have left.

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    A short video demo of a game created by a couple of students in the U of U's Game Design program. It was a Student Showcase winner at the 2014 Independent Game Festival awards. It is a two player cooperative game where one player has the top down map view and helps the other player who is running around in 3D. This video shows the two views side by side under the shots of the players.



    http://cyberheistgame.com/

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    More and more companies moving to Utah.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolineodo...oming-for-utah

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    Utah making the international list of locations of Unicorns (private companies with over $1B)

    https://medium.com/global-entreprene...1dc#.kqbd3cdi9

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    The tech startup industry in Utah is starting to get noticed. Tim Cook from Apple is coming to town to talk about it.


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    A new online magazine devoted to the tech industry in Utah.

    https://indd.adobe.com/view/210b3ed5...3-066e57310f0a

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    Now the Utah technology industry has someone devoted to making memes, and they are brilliant.

    https://www.instagram.com/siliconsnopes/

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    Now the Utah technology industry has someone devoted to making memes, and they are brilliant.

    https://www.instagram.com/siliconsnopes/
    This is great. I've had opportunity the past month or two to spend a lot of time in Utah County, it seems like every stupid idea is getting funding right now. Weird place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocker ute View Post
    this is great. I've had opportunity the past month or two to spend a lot of time in utah county, it seems like every stupid idea is getting funding right now. Weird place.
    ftfy

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